Tuesday, July 30, 2013

HTM Sofa & Chairs *Requested*

Today we are going to make upholstered loveseat/sofa and chairs for your mini living room. This was requested by Once Upon A Doll Collection.

Supplies
  • card board, shipping boxes
  • sponges
  • fabric
  • scissors
  • hot glue
Instructions:
Cut your card board to the size you want your furniture. 

1. Using hot glue upholster the two side pieces (arm rests) and the back rest in fabric, wrapping like a gift. 
2. Hot glue a sponge to the top of the "seat", then upholster using the same method. 
3. Hot glue the seat to one of the arm rests 2/3 of the way down. Then hot glue the other side. The bottom 1/3 will create "feet".


4. Hot glue back rest to both arm rests and the seat. You will have to work quickly so your glue doesn't dry too fast. 
5. Secure a small piece of uncovered cardboard across the seat bottom under neath for added stability. Voila!

Repeat the same steps for a side chair or use the parson style tutorial then add arm rests.
Mary Englebreit

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Monday, July 29, 2013

HTM Doll Closet Room Box

Like many of you I am RUNNING OUT OF SPACE!
My life has been taken over by dolls. Because I have dolls in various sizes, I can not store them in the same places. I decided to make a room in a box where I can house my doll along with her clothing. Sounds 
F A B U L O U S doesn't it?

Supplies:
  • Cardboard box your doll can stand in
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue - hot glue, craft glue
  • Stickers, embellishments
  • 1" - 2" wide ribbon 
  • Dowel 

 I began by taping the ends of the box closed, then cut out a "door" on what it is to be the front.

Using scrapbook paper "wallpaper" the interior using glue. For added stability cut two pieces of black foam core and hot glue them to the floor and ceiling.

 

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

*Opening* New LPS Blythes

I love Blythe! She has a BIG head with equally LARGE eyes but there is something about her that I love. I have heard people say she is scary, creepy and alien like. To me she is just - well Blythe!


LPS Buckles and Bows



I bought Littlest PetShop Blythe dolls - hurray!!

video


 SIGHTSEEING CUTE




 PRETTIEST IN PEARLS


Friday, July 26, 2013

HTM Mini Bed


 Mini dolls beds are Super Easy!! Requested by Pearl. Make one for each of your dolls.

Supplies:
  • cereal box (8" x 3")
  • Popsicle sticks
  • felt 8" x 3"
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • paint
Instructions:
  1. Measure then cut 2-inches off the bottom of the cereal box - this is the foundation of the bed- Glue a piece of cardboard to cover the open side.
  2. Hot glue Popsicle sticks horizontally to the sides of the bed.
  3. Hot glue Popsicle sticks vertically onto the ends of the bed - you may want to cut Popsicle sticks shorter for the foot board.
  4. Paint or leave natural.
  5. Hot glue a piece of felt 8" x 3" to the top of the bed for a mattress cover.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

HTM Mini Donuts

This is EASY!


Supplies:
  • Cheerios
  • Mod Podge
  • Puff Paints
Coat the entire top, bottom and center of each Cheerio with Mod Podge. Cover the tops of your donuts with puffy paints, allow to dry before applying second coat.

Voila - easy no bake donuts for your minis!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Favorite Doll Prop Shop *TINY FROCK SHOP*

Owner Pamela Thompson got her degree in fashion design from University of Wisconsin–Madison and spent her senior year at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Her 15-year-plus fashion career is IMPRESSIVE! She was the head designer for Betsey Johnson, then for Heatherette and after 10 years she still collaborates with Anna Sui working on graphic-tee designs.
 
Tiny Frock Shop is an ultra cool, fashion forward shop showcasing vintage fashions with a modern twist worn by in-house models consisting of gorgeous 12" Barbies (Vintage and new). As Editor in Chief her fashion photos and editorials rival ANY fashion magazine!
Previously purchased
A returning customer, I have purchased fabulous doll duds and shoes from her online shop before. You can find items from .25 cents up to $32.50. She sells separate or complete looks; shoes and jewelry.

 My latest purchases
Tiny Frock Shop has several items (not only for Barbie) but for mini dolls!
 Check out the HOME LIFE section for items to fill your doll house. You can purchase single small items or entire room sets of furniture.
 
 And the ACCESSORIES section has plenty of jewelry, handbags and sunnies.