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My AG Doll Wishlist!

Okay, so today I felt like crafting at my computer desk, and I had an idea of making something to hang up by my desk of all the AG dolls that I want! So here is how it turned out:

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Ta-daaaa!! It isn’t the best, but I think it turned out pretty cute (you can see it better by clicking on the picture)! It was super easy to make, too! Here’s what I did:
1. I got some red sparkly paper
2. I got out all of my fifty million AG catalogs
3. I looked through each of them, and cut out pictures of each doll I wanted (all except for Nikki. I got hers off of the internet and printed it out 😉 )
4. I scattered them on the paper and stuck them on with glue stick
5. I took hours naming the 5 AG dolls I want (I’m so picky and indecisive. Thanks Emma for suggesting names! 😀 ) and then wrote their names on some sticky labels and stuck them on by the dolls.
6. I added a higher back part with tape and wrote “My Doll Wish List” on it
7. I hung it up! LOL! 😀

So what do you think? As you can see, I want a LOT of dolls LOLOL! Oooh! Who’s on your wishlist?? I’d love to know!! 😀

Also, let me know if you make one of these yourself! :)

~Jaclynn~

Bonus picture!!

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I just had to share this! My sister makes all sorts of fun downloadable prints and sells them on Etsy. I am SO in love with this #blogger one!! I love the sequins and how simple, pretty, and girly it is! :)

Planning For Hillside

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!

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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 😛

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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!

~Jaclynn~

Clara Is Nervous

Hey everyone! Before we start the photostory I have to let you know something:

When my dolls go to Camp Doll Diaries they aren’t gonna be my “kids” that are going, but they will all be from different families and will be friends :)

Now that I’ve given you that piece of information, let’s get on with the story!

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“Clara! Clara! Clara!!” Rebecca screamed as she came bursting through the bedroom door.

“Now that you’ve scared me half to death, what is it?” Clara asked with a smile, but still trying to catch her breath. She was very startled.

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“Look! We got a postcard and it says that Camp Doll Diaries will be starting on June 2nd!!” Rebecca said.

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“That’s super soon and this year you can come with me because now you’re old enough! Isn’t that exciting? We’ll have so much fun together!!” Rebecca said excitedly.

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“Oh, yeah, that’s real exciting.” Clara said as she turned her head away.

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“Clara? What’s wrong? I thought you’d be sooo excited! You were really sad when you couldn’t go last year.” Rebecca said, feeling confused.

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Clara got up from her desk and walked over to the vanity. “I know, Becca, it’s just that…. Well, I think I’ll stay here again. It really wasn’t so bad last year.” Clara said sadly.

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“Clara, you said you were super lonely and bored with me gone all summer. Now, what’s really wrong?” Rebecca asked.

“I know what I said last year, and it was true. I really was sad, but now that I’m old enough and now that it’s here-” Clara paused for a moment. She was ashamed to say how she felt because Rebecca was so outgoing and brave. Clara really looked up to her. Finally, somehow she managed to get out the words, “The truth is, Rebecca, I’m scared! I’m not going to know anyone or how to do anything! I’m the type of girl who’d like to stay inside and read a book or watch movies! I just don’t think I could handle it.” Clara cried.

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“Oh, Clara! I understand how you feel. I felt the same way when I first went to camp. But I promise you that you’ll be just fine! You’re going to love camp and make lots of new friends! And if you want, you could spend all of your time in the crafting cabin or sitting on your bed reading a book. No matter what you choose to do, I know you’ll have the time of your life!” Rebecca explained.

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“Thanks, Rebecca! I guess I’ll go, but I probably won’t stop being scared until after the first day of camp.” Clara said with a little smile. She was still very nervous, but if what her sister said was true, she thought she might as well give it a try.

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Today, my mom and I did some crafting! We had SO much fun making these things for Camp Doll Diaries!

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Have you started preparing for Camp? Do you have a “child” who’s as scared as Clara?
~Jaclynn~

Throwback Thursday- Then and Now

Well, this is pretty exciting! I’ve never done a Throwback Thursday before, but today I really felt like doing one!

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This was my table at my first craft fair in May of 2010. I only knew how to make beanies and ruffled hats. I wasn’t even making bonnets yet!

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And this is my table at the last craft fair I did in December of 2013. Now I have mostly outfits and costumes! I think it is so neat to see how far I have come in my crocheting. I can’t wait for my next craft fair in May! I’m sure Anna and Elsa will be a huge hit! :)

Now it’s question time!
How did you like this post? Would you like to see more Throwback Thursdays?
~Jaclynn~

Craft Day :)

Hi girls!
I had SO much fun today! I was crafting since the early morning until 3:00 in the afternoon! It felt so good, too because I used my creativity and imagination for a few of the projects- which I hardly do :)

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This is a picture of what our kitchen table pretty much looked like all day! Fun, huh? Hehe! 😀

By the materials pictured above- what do you think I made? There will be a fun new post tomorrow with a few of the crafts I made! :)

Do you ever have long craft days? Does your table ever look as messy as this?
Goodnight! :)
~Jaclynn~

Crafts at Camp :)

Annika has been officially enrolled at Camp Doll Diaries today! She’s excited, but also nervous 😉
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It was a beautifiul day at Camp today. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and birds were singing. Rebecca and Annika didn’t want to be outside much because it was too hot out. Some of the other girls went river rafting, others went riding, and a few more went for a hike. Rebecca asked Annika if she wanted to do a craft.
“Sure! That sounds like fun!” Annika answered. So they set off to the Crafting Cabin.

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Rebecca- “Let’s make sure we’re going the right way. I’m still finding my way around here.”

Annika- “Ok!”
The girls looked at the Camp Sign and found they were going the right way.

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After walking a bit more they finally came to the Crafting Cabin!

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Little Lilacs Cabin Leader, Felicity was running the craft table today.
Felicity- “Hi Rebecca, hi Annika! Want to make some decorative candles for your cabin?”

Both- “Ok! What do we need?”

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After about 20-25 minutes had passed, the two girls had made some lovely candles.
Felicity- “Your candles look great, girls! I couldn’t have done better myself!”

Both- “Thank you, Lissie!”

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Here’s Rebecca’s candle- she made an apple scented candle!

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And here is Annika’s candle- hers is vanilla scented :)

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I hope you enjoyed the post! These candles were so much fun to make and you can make them, too! Here’s a basic explanation on how to make it:
Cut a paper towel tube to a good size for a doll candle.
Cut a strip of colored fun foam to go around it and glue it on.
Next, trace the tube on a candle colored piece of fun foam and glue on your piece.
For the flame make some squiggles on fire colored fun foam. Cut it out and glue on.
Find some fun pom-poms and decorate! Use your imagination!
*Note- I used a hot glue gun for everything. Be very careful when gluing so you don’t burn yourself! Also, I glued on my pom-poms ;)*

Have fun!
~Jaclynn~

Dolly Delights- Let’s Make Some Wafer Cookies!

Today I was feeling super crafty and I just HAD to make something! I went through some ideas on AGFan, but nothing stood out to me today. Then I got out a TON of craft supplies and wanted to make some cookies! So I’m going to show you how to make some Wafer Cookies!

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They’re pretty fast and easy to make, so I think you’ll like making them!

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First you’ll need some supplies:

1. Some Fun Foam in tan, light pink, and medium brown.

2. A Ruler

3. Some Scissors

4. A Pen

5. A Hot Glue Gun (regular glue will work, too, but it will take longer)

6. A Parent or Guardian to help you. (You may not need it, but you may want some help when using the Hot Glue Gun)

Now let’s get busy!

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First measure and mark 7/8″ wide-

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-And 1 3/4″ tall.

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Make a bunch of tracings together and cut all at the same time.
*Note: You will need one strip of medium brown or pink to be the filling*

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When you’ve cut out 2 strips of tan and 1 strip for the middle you can start gluing. If you’re using Hot Glue just make one line down the middle and push together.
*Note: I made a line of glue on one side of the tan and pushed the filling to it, and then I put a line on the filling and pushed the bottom of the cookie to that.*

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Now you’re done! Isn’t it adorable?!?

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My dolls can’t wait to eat these tomorrow when their new sister comes!

I hope you had fun making these fast and easy cookies :)

What is your favorite cookie?
~Jaclynn~

Crafty-ness!

I’ve been feeling crafty lately- which is quite rare! First, a couple of days ago I made some cards and envelopes with the help of AmericanGirlFan.

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Now today I bought and found some craft supplies! See if you can tell me what I’m going to make by looking at the picture below-

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Hmm.. I see felt and rocks. What am I going to make? Here’s a little tip for you-
“I’m going to be making 2 different things.”
The colors of felt that I bought are:
Blue
Red
Fuschia
Green
Gold
Orange

Good luck guessing and have FUN!
~Jaclynn~

An Exciting Day Turned Upside Down

Monday morning, June 17th- it was the day that my new daughter, and my kid’s new sister was going to arrive! Yes, indeed- Annika was coming! Until something happened….

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“Come on! We have to practice how we’re going to greet Annika when mommy picks her up from the orphanage!” Felicity said.

“Yes, we must rehearse!” Rebecca agreed.

They had just finished *rehearsing* when I (mommy) came in with some sad news.

“Girls, I’m afraid Annika won’t be arriving today.” I said sadly.

“How come?”

“What happened?”

“Is everything alright?”

Questions spinned in the air.

“Annika got a cold so she won’t be able to come until next Monday. I know you’re disappointed, but in the meantime maybe we could make something for her. And we should pray that she will heal quickly, too.” I said.

“Yes, we can do that! Let’s make her a ‘Welcome To Your New Home’ card!” Caroline suggested and everyone agreed.

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Saige signed last and the card was finished.

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Here’s the front-

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And the inside which reads:

“Welcome Home, Annika! WE LOVE YOU!
Love, Mommy and your brothers and sisters”

And on the left is all of their signatures.

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“There, now it’s ready to be handed to Annika in just one week!” Saige said.

What do you do to welcome your new dolls?
~Jaclynn~

We’re Ready For Camp Doll Diaries!!!

Whew! Me and my mom (mostly my mom) have been working for over 2 hours making crafts for Camp Doll Diaries which starts tomorrow for me and my dolls!!! Here is a picture of all that we made:

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We had to make 9 of EACH THING!!! It is so much work, but so worth it!

Have your dolls started camp yet? How are they liking it? How many dolls are at your camp?
~Jaclynn~

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