Take a look at the image posted below, and decide what you think Caroline and Grace are saying (or doing), then comment below!
[Name]: It’s a bird!
[Other Name]: It’s a plane!
[Name]: No, It’s superman!!!
In about a week, I plan to post three to five of my favorite captions, and then you all get to vote on your favorite!
A week or so from the voting post, I will post the winner!
As I mentioned in this post, I’m planning to start a blogging schedule to post every Thursday. However, I’m posting this on Wednesday because I’m going out of town next week and will need to schedule the voting post ahead of time.
You have through Friday the 15th to post your captions!
Without further ado, here is the picture!
What do you think Caroline and Grace are saying? Also, don’t forget to enter my two-year blogiversary giveaway to win the dress that Grace is wearing!
Today, June 6, marks 2 years since my first post on Smile and Craft AG, Hello World! Time flies, and it’s amazing to have blogged for two years so far! This blog has come a long way… 😀 ! A big thank you to all of you for reading, liking, and commenting!
Today I have a photoshoot of Grace to show you, and also some updates on summer posting on Smile and Craft AG! Enjoy!
One of my summer goals is to use a blogging schedule during break. This past semester kept me busy with school and work, so since summer has arrived, I have some more free-time, and should be able to post more often (and more consistently)!
So today (Thursday) I decided that I would plan to start a schedule to post every Thursday!
Thus, once our backyard was shady I grabbed Grace (who I had dressed for a photoshoot the other day), and got some photos of her around some big green bushes we have. And then I did the editing and finished the post tonight 😛 !
Hopefully I will keep up the schedule so that you all can expect a post each week on Thursday!
But, next week should be different because…
Wednesday is Smile and Craft AG’s 2nd blogiversary!!!
I’m planning something special, so stay tuned for then!
And enjoy the rest of the shoot!
Before you go, Charis is hosting a giveaway for her 1-year blogiversary! She’s giving away The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson. Check it out here!
Which photo is your favorite? What do you think I will do for Smile and Craft AG’s blogiversary? Would you be interested in a Photoshop photo editing tutorial?
I look forward to posting here more often this summer!
Do you like to sew? I do! Though I don’t do it too often, occasionally I get a burst of motivation and make a bunch of doll clothes. And then, after several sewing projects the sewing machine isn’t used for a while until I get another motivation burst. 😉
But recently, I had one of those, and I made several things for the dolls! You can see my past sewing posts, here, and a second one here.
Onto the sewing…
Here is Grace modeling some Jeans I sewed. as well as a T-shirt I sewed.
The jeans were made with the Liberty Jane Jeans pattern I received from a Freebie Friday on Pixie Faire. And the T-shirt pattern is from the free pattern on Pixie Faire, here.
And here is Consuelo in a skirt I made her. I don’t think I used a pattern for this.
Last but not least, Caroline is modeling this black shirt I sewed. This shirt is inspired by this shirt, and this shirt from DreamWorld Collections!
I just used the same Pixie faire T-shirt pattern as for Grace’s shirt, except that I cut it so it would be longer (I used an old shirt, so the lace was already attached!). I think I got the sleeves from Pixie Faire’s pullover sweater pattern, though you could probably easily snag some sleeves from a free pattern online.
I hope you enjoyed!
Do you sew in spurts, regularly, or not much/not at all? Which piece of clothing or outfit was your favorite?
This is pretty self explanatory. Cutting materials generally ends up turning out much better than tearing them. 😉
Not only is tape useful for sticking your materials together, you can get many different types of tapes in many different designs, allowing you to use it not only for its practical benefits, but also for pretty decorative benefits! (Think washi (!!) and duct tape!)
3) Hot Glue
Unfortunately I don’t have a hot glue gun, but Gracie does, and it is an amazing crafting tool! Normal glue is great, and can be used for some things that hot glue can’t, but hot glue works so much faster, and opens up new crafting opportunities. Just be careful and have an adult’s permission, it’s called hot glue for a reason!
4) Craft foam
Craft foam is so much fun! It comes in so many exciting colors, and you can get different sheet sizes or thickness, if needed. It’s great for crafting doll food (think shredded cheese, coin-cut carrots, sandwiches, etc.) and more!
Clay is a great material. Sometimes I think of it as separate to crafting, since you can basically form anything you want out of it, if you know how. It’s also great for doll food.
6) Paperboard (and cardboard)
Don’t know what I mean by paperboard? It’s just the thin cardboard that makes cereal boxes and things like that. It is great for crafting! Plus, you can easily get it (free!) by recycling it from your empty cereal boxes! Normal cardboard is a wonderful supply as well, but you might need to be a bit creative if you want to hide those messy edges.
7) Paper/scrapbook paper
White or solid colored paper is wonderful, and designed scrapbook paper is really fun too! (We especially like wood prints, and naturals like that). Paper is great for covering large (or small) crafts, to make them look nice.
And of course, drawing and coloring supplies are staple crafting tools, as well! I don’t think I need much of an explanation here…
Paint is great! Whether your using it for art, or to color your latest project, it is a very good craft supply! I think acrylic is one of the best options for painting your clay, or other material crafts. (Tip from Gracie’s experience: Avoid painting your clay items with watercolor! It may chip off and not work well!)
And last but not least, felts and fabrics are great materials for various craft and sewing projects. They’re great for sew or no-sew clothing, of course, but you can also use felts and fabrics for things like pillows, felted food, rugs, accessories, and more!
And now for the Craft Tag!
Here are the Rules:
Answer 5 questions
Create 5+ new questions
What is the weirdest craft material you have ever used?
Good question! Once Gracie used real cinnamon and sugar for her clay snicker-doodle cookies! That’s right! She made sure to cover over it in layers of mod-podge to seal it all in! She even sold several in her Etsy shop!
What kinds of things do you like to make?
Food (Our dolly kind, I mean) is a lot of fun to make! Furniture items are fun, as well. Gracie enjoyed crafting me and Grace’s bunk bed a long time ago 🙂 .
Do you use materials from the craft store, or do you use other things also, like recycled or up-cycled things?
Materials from the store are great, but we also love recycling paperboard and other random objects we may find to use in a craft! Once Gracie made a lamp using an old, golden-beaded candle-holder she found.
Are there any craft supplies that you hate or won’t use?
Not really, that I can think of.
Do you have a craft area / where do you do your crafts?
Gracie typically does her crafts at her desk in her room. I do my crafts either in my room or at the kitchen table!