Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Blogging Break

Hey everyone! Sorry about not posting is forever, I've been thinking a lot about my blog, and I'm thinking that I need to take a little break. I'm not sure how long yet, but I wanted to thank all of you who have supported me in my creative endeavors, and hopefully I can be back and posting soon! :)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nadira is home!

     Hey! As you may know, I recently purchased a TS minifee Mirwen... She came a few weeks ago without a faceup, eyes or wig-- Which is a first for me. I've never received an "incomplete" doll in the mail, so it was challenging for me to bond with her since I couldn't even see what she really looked like. But, I sent her out for a faceup and got her some lovely Mako eyes and made her an alpaca wig (which isn't quite finished, but close enough for pictures!) So, here she is!

     Nadira (Na-dear-a) is an orphan in Afghanistan. She is in the process of being adopted by Camryn and her family. They got to meet for the first time today, at Nadira's orphanage. Here are some pictures! (Nadira speaks English, she has been learning the language since she was five)
Sorry about the sideways pictures...

 

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Another Look for Sarah Moore

     Hey! Long time no post... Sorry about that! The good news it, I finished my finals week for my first quarter in college... Now I'm on winter break! :D But, with good news, usually comes a bit of bad news, I've been on a bit of a cleaning spree, and I've decided to get rid of a couple of my American Girl dolls. Rebecca and Ana are gone. so are Molly and Addy. Now, I only have Kit, Susan, Lucy and Sarah. I was originally planning on selling Sarah as well, but I had so much fun picking her out with my cousin that I just couldn't part with her. So, I decided to start moving her around in time periods, and she fits pretty well in all of them! its a bit of a stretch for her to be set in the 30's, but I think its do-able. But, she also looks great as a modern gal. I have this old bitty baby outfit from a Cyber Monday sale at American Girl from forever ago that isn't really even worth selling. So, I put some pieces of it on her, and with a little bit of adjusting-- Wow. Ah-dor-a-ble. Take a look for yourselves!





Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

AMTC Updates

     Hey! We got back from MN last night, and it is great to be home! I love being at the farm, and hanging out with my cousins, but it is nice to be back to my daily schedule. Volleyball starts this week, and its my last full week of school, so I'm scrambling trying to finish papers, projects and other things.

     AMTC. I'm working towards fundraising for AMTC, I need to raise $3,800.00 by July 2014. Not an impossible goal, but its going to be a long way getting there. This morning, I sat up a page on Gofundme.com-- Basically you can read my story and send donations to support my cause. Here is the link: http://www.gofundme.com/5jdms8?preview=1  Please take a moment to check it out!

     Regarding my training for AMTC, I am working on writing monologues so I can do the acting showcase at SHINE, as well as memorizing songs for the singing portion. Also, I am trying to learn to play the ukulele so I can possibly play at SHINE, but that may be a long shot. I can play two songs so far-- Neither very well! :)

     Anyways, thank you for your support-- Hopefully I can upload some videos to youtube soon, I would like to do a couple of song covers! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Greetings, From the Motherland!

     Hey! I didn't get a chance to let you all know before we left, but my family and I drove back to Minnesota to visit our family for thanksgiving. All of my dad's side of the family lives out here, and its always fun for all of the family to get together. Right now, we are staying at my grandparent's farm, having a ton of fun playing in the snow, eating (a lot!) of good food, and being thankful for family, and good company. I just wanted to wish all of you a great thanksgiving, I hope you have a lot to be thankful for this year-- And throughout this Christmas season!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Narnia progress

      I've been slowly but steadily making progress on my Narnia girls' things. I purchased some real leather to make their belts, and the color turned out to be perfect, even though I bought it online. Susan's quiver is giving me a bit of trouble, as is the closure on Lucy's cordial pouch. neither piece is finished, but I wanted to show you anyways :) So, here are some its-still-dark-out-so-I-better-use-the-flash pictures!
 
The paint is too yellow for these, so I think I'll get some nice gold paint to re-do this. I still have to make the little flap-thingy for her cordial...And possibly slim the actual belt down, I think .5" is too large.

 
The evil flash has erased most of the detail on the quiver, but I promise its there. I 'carved' her initials and a bunch of swirls at the top. She can't wear this yet because on of the top straps of the quiver broke, so it just flops all over when she puts it on.

 
Her horn is my favorite piece, I was really lazy and only carved one side, so the other is mostly smooth. But, it looks good in pictures, and that's what really counts, right? :)
 
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Susan's Bow

     Hey! I've been on a bit of a Narnia kick today, so I decided to tackle a task that has been haunting me for quite a while... Making the Narnia girls' weapons. I commission all of their wardrobe from the talented Misselizabeth on the Agplaythings board, but I have had no luck with finding someone who can make replicas of their accessories. I've been avoiding this for so long, I'm pretty sure I started my Narnia project in 2011-- and those sets are/were first on my list. Anyways, I didn't even come close to finishing, but I did get a couple of major components finished! I made Susan her bow, and horn and I started on Lucy's dagger. All are sculpted from clay, the bow is painted with "leather" wrapped around the handle. I still have to go shopping to find all of the bits and bobs to make the straps and attachments for everything... But I'll try and work on them some more tomorrow. Anyways, Susan was pretty pleased to finally have her bow-- Even if I only had yellow elastics to secure it to her hands! Enjoy the pics! :)





 
Thanks for looking! Hopefully I can get pictures of her horn once I finish baking it... I would really like to be able to finish up these sets this weekend, and start to work on their crowns! :)