Monthly Archives: November 2014
Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already here – November went by SO fast!! 😀
Today I will be spending most of my time getting my dolls ready for my craft fair tomorrow (SO EXCITED!!) and packing things up. But I will also be enjoying time with my family and eating yummy food
I’m going to list a few things that I am thankful for:
1. God- He is so amazing and without Him, I would never be truly happy! He is always there for me (and all of us!) and I just love knowing that
2. My family- I love my family SOO MUCH!! They make me laugh, cheer me up, and greatly encourage me. I really don’t know what I would do without any of them! Pictured above is my mom and dad, sister and brother in-law, and my two brothers
3. My friends- I am so thankful for my friends! And yes, I am including all of you, too! Whenever I go online and read your comments or look at your blogs, I am spending time with my friends! Pictured above, is me and my friend, Emma at the AG store
4. My blog- I’m so grateful to have this blog and also Littlemissfluffet (my blog about non-doll related things 😉 ). I love being able to post about things that I love, and seeing that most of you share the same interest! Through this blog I have had the opportunity to share my stories with all of you and make dozens of new friends!
5. My business- Having my own business is so exciting! I get to do what I love and make money doing it! Just as my dad has always said, “Do what you love to do, and people will pay you for it!”, I know this is true, because everyone in my family has done that!
Now you can all list five things that you are thankful for in the comments! I’d love to know! 😀
I hope you all have a very nice Thanksgiving!
Oh, my goodness! Tomorrow it will mark one week exactly until the Hillside Farms Holiday Craft Fair! I must admit that I haven’t been doing much crocheting for the past couple of months, cause in my head I think “Oh, there’s plenty of time!” and so at night I would just sit and watch movies while doing things on my iPod…. Ugh, so bad. Now that it’s a week away I am feeling majorly stressed! I still have so much to make and so little time! Eeks! 😕
Anyways, I didn’t want to fully neglect all of you for a week, so my mom gave me the idea to post about my preparation for the craft fair! I thought it was a great idea, so here we go!
I usually bring seven of my dolls to the craft fair each year, but since I have SO many new costumes (I’m planning to have every single main Disney Princess dress), I decided that I need to bring them all (and my friend Emma is loaning me one of her dolls to be Merida. Thank you SO much)! But that was a problem. I needed to find a way to make sure they all could fit, and also have some room to lay my other products on the table. So today I got the table out and made all of my dolls fit on top! YAY! 😀 The ones in the back are going to be raised up, too, but I need to buy some more risers, so that’s why they aren’t even with the others 😛
Then after that, I needed to see if our big 30 gallon bin, would hold all 15 dolls, and it did!! But I need to buy a new one for myself because my mom uses that bin for all of her stuff 😉
Now I am off to crochet! This whole next week is going to be crazy busy, but I promise, you will still see some posts from me!
Bye for now!
Oh, dear! What am I going to do with Anna and Merida? Yesterday they did something pretty sneaky….
“Are you sure it’s okay to be out here?” Anna asked. “Yeah! The door was open, so we came out! If you don’t wanna be out here, then go inside.” Merida replied.
Merida walked off and Anna stood there watching her.
“Well, the door was open…” Anna said to herself, then hurried to join her sister.
“You wanna climb this slide?” Merida asked excitedly.
“I don’t know… Prob’ly not.” Anna said, unsure if I would be okay with that.
Anna and Merida walked around the yard for awhile, then finally they stopped and just stood.
“Merida? Are you mad?” Anna asked, breaking the silence.
“Everything fun I wanna do, you’re saying no to.” Merida replied with a tone of annoyance.
“I like fun, but I don’t know if mama would want us to do those things.” Anna explained.
Merida hung her head down and didn’t say a word. “Merida?” Anna asked.
Merida swooshed her head away from her sister. “I’m sorry, Merida.” Anna said sweetly, but Merida didn’t move.
“Do you wanna play hide and seek?” Anna asked. Merida turned her head slightly with a little smirk.
“1….2….3….4….” Merida stood by a pole and counted to ten.
Anna found a place to hide and giggled. “She won’t find me here!” She thought.
“HERE I COME!” Merida yelled.
Merida walked around, then she tilted her head…
“FOUND YOU!!” Merida yelled from across the pool. Anna laughed and laughed.
Anna ran over to her sister, still laughing. “How’d you find me?” Anna asked. “I saw your hair!” Merida replied.
I realized that Anna and Merida were nowhere in the house, so I decided to look outside. “Anna, Merida, what are you doing out here?” I asked firmly.
Anna hung her head down and Merida stared to the side with a smirk.
“Anna, do you want to tell me what you’re doing out here?” I asked gently, but Anna shook her head “no”.
I sighed and looked over at Merida. “How about you tell me?” I asked. Merida’s smirk grew bigger, and I knew, by the look in her eyes, that I was in for a very dramatic (and not true) story…
Do you have any sneaky “kids”?
Eli really wanted to go outside and play soccer, so he asked his sisters if they’d like to play, but only Kiara and Clara agreed.
“I don’t know how we’re gonna play soccer with only three people.” Eli said, feeling disappointed.
“Well maybe we can do it differently. Like how about two of us are playing against each other and one is the goalie, who tries to block the ball from whoever kicked it? And we can just keep taking turns!” Kiara suggested.
“That’s a great idea! We can use that fence for the goal!” Clara said excitedly.
“Hm, yeah, I guess that’ll work!” Eli said. He was starting to perk up now
Clara had the ball, and Kiara was running over to get it from her.
Oh no! Kiara got the ball!
Kiara got ready to kick the ball…
And it went flying!
Eli dodged to the floor, to try to grab it, but it went right past him!
“Whoo-hoo!” Kiara yelled excitedly.
“That was a nice shot!” Eli praised.
“Good kick!” Clara said, reaching her hand up for a high five. “Thanks!” Kiara replied.
They played for two hours straight and finally, they were sitting up against the rail, feeling really exhausted from all that play.
“You guys wanna go back inside now?” Kiara asked. “Yeah! And we can have some rainbow sherbet ice cream!” Eli said excitedly. Kiara and Clara chuckled, and they agreed that ice cream sounded delicious!
Do your dolls like to play any sports?
Today was finally pretty cold (and by that I mean like 65), so I let Kaya take Caleb in the backyard so he could play
“Alright, Caleb, you go on and play.” Kaya told her little brother.
Before Kaya had finished her sentence Caleb was already rolling his little police car all over the place!
“Uh oh!” Caleb said as his car went under the gate. He tried and tried to get it out, but he couldn’t reach it!
Kaya was looking around, just enjoying the cold air.
“Kaya!” Caleb called his sister. “What’s wrong, Caleb?” Kaya asked. “Help!” Caleb yelled.
“What is it?” Kaya asked once she reached her brother. “I can’t each (no, I left the r out on purpose 😉 )!” Caleb said as he pointed to his car.
Kaya giggled. “It’s okay! I’ll get it for you.”
Kaya stretched her arm under as far as she could, but she couldn’t reach it either.
“We’ll have to go on the other side. I’ll ask mama to unlock the gate.” Kaya explained as Caleb stared sadly at his car.
I opened the gate for them and Caleb instantly ran to his car. After a few minutes Kaya said, “Caleb, we should probably go back inside now. It’s getting colder and windier.”
Caleb looked up at his sister with a face that said, “No, I don’t want to!”
Before Kaya knew it, Caleb had picked up his car and moved to another spot to play. Boy he moved fast! “Caleb! Come on we have to go inside!” Kaya called.
Caleb stared back at his sister. “No, no!” He yelled.
“Caleb, come here.” Kaya said sternly.
Caleb plopped himself on the ground and crossed his arms. “No.” He said.
Kaya sighed and walked over to him. “Caleb, mommy told me to bring you inside once it started getting colder. We can come back out and play tomorrow, okay?” Kaya said sweetly.
Caleb looked away. “Okaaaayyy…” He said, disappointed.
Kaya took his hand gently and they went inside. Caleb ended up being happy to go inside because he got to watch VeggieTales and have a cookie
Do your dolls have a little brother or sister?
Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great weekend so far! Today I am going to reveal the winner of Who Looks Best In Cecile’s Nightwear!!
Saige! She won by 3 votes! Congratulations, Saige!
Would you like to see more of these in future? Let me know in the comments below!
I wonder who this pretty girl could be… Is it Cecile? 😉 😛
Everyone, I would like you to meet Kiara! She joined my family on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014. Me and my mom stumbled across her on this site called Varage Sale (yes, it’s supposed to be a “v” LOL) for $70, but we ended up paying $50. Kiara was such an exciting rescue and I absolutely adore her! She was in excellent condition with only a couple of marks on her shoulder. Kiara’s middle name is Belle and she is 12 years old. You will find out more about her once she is added to the “Meet My Dolls” page
I love this photo! 😀
The lighting in this spot was so interesting! It looks like it’s late in the evening, doesn’t it?
Her shadow is so cute!! I also really love this photo!
She’s so pretty!
This is another one of my faves 😀
I hope you all enjoyed the photoshoot! Be sure to check out the “Meet My Dolls” page often! Kiara will be added very soon and I have also been slowly adding new pictures
Have a nice day! 😀
Can you believe that it is already November?! Do you know what that means?! Christmas is exactly 7 weeks and 2 days away!! I’m SO excited for Christmas! How about you?
We got a lot of great pictures sent in this week, so let’s take a look
“I made Saige a cute skirt out of Duck Tape!” Submitted by Kathryn.
“I made these PJ pants for my dolls! You can see my post about them here:” http://allthingsdollcreations.blogspot.com/2014/09/human-pajama-shirt-to-dolly-pajama-pants.html Submitted by Hope.
“Isabelle is rocking her all pink outfit!” Submitted by Emma.
These next three are from Josie:
“My dolls playing in the leaves after posing for part two in my photo series Voyages D’été.”
Thank you all so much for sending in pictures! It looks like your dolls have been having a lot of fun lately
If you’d like to participate in next week’s Tell Us Tuesday, here’s how it works:
You send in a picture of your doll(s) (the most you can send is three pictures) through my Contact Form with a description. Please remember to attach the image(s)! Also, your images must be 2MB or smaller (please not too small, though) otherwise the Contact Form will not allow you to send in pictures 😉
Have a lovely week everyone!