Clara’s Top Ten Craft Materials and Supplies + The Craft Tag

Hi there!! It’s Clara speaking!!

Maybe you’ve heard? I love crafts!!

This in mind, Gracie thought it would be fun for me to share my top ten favorite crafting materials on her blog!

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And, as often happens, I forgot my glasses!

Gracie was also nominated for the Craft Tag by Lexie at Dolltastically Fun (Thanks, Lexie!), so I’ll also be doing that, in place of Gracie, later in this post!

So… let’s begin!

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This is my box of craft supplies!!

In no particular order…

 

1) Scissors

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This is pretty self explanatory. Cutting materials generally ends up turning out much better than tearing them. 😉

 

2) Tape

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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

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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

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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!

 

5) Clay

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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)

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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

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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.

 

8) Pens/pencils/markers

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And of course, drawing and coloring supplies are staple crafting tools, as well! I don’t think I need much of an explanation here…

 

9) Paint

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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!)

 

10) Felt/fabric

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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

Tag people

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! o_O 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!

 

 

I Nominate…

Sophie

Sassafras

Kaitlyn

Rebekah

Hannah

 

Questions:

  1. Favorite craft you’ve ever made?
  2. Worst craft you’ve ever made?
  3. What are a few of your favorite craft materials?
  4. Which do you prefer: crafting or sewing?
  5. You are told to craft a bed for your doll/stuffie only using three materials, besides a pair of scissors. What three things do you chose?

 

I hope you all enjoyed this post!!

Do you like crafting? What are some of your favorite craft supplies?

 

Until next time!

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The Sunshine Blogger Award… Times 2!

Hello there!

I haven’t done an award in a while!

I was nominated twice for the Sunshine Blogger Award, (Possibly more, sorry if I missed yours!) so I’m going to answer the questions for both in this post! Thanks so much to Rebekah and Diamond!

I hope you’re ready for a bunch of questions!

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Rules: 

  • Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  • Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • List the rules and display the award.

 

I’ll start with Rebekah’s questions!

1) Are you an indoor person or an outdoor person?

Indoor 🙂

2) What is your least favorite blog post that you’ve done?

Probably The Thomas Family Pets Part 4… I just felt like the storyline got really boring, but I like the first three parts pretty well 🙂 (It was my first photoseries!).

3) What is your biggest pet peeve?

I’m not sure… But hearing people eat isn’t very fun. XD

4) If you could change your name, what would you change it to? 

I don’t know, I like my name. 🙂 How about Grace? XD LOL

5) Rollerskating or ice skating? 

Ice skating, but I guess rollerskating is more practical.

6) Who is the person, alive or dead, who has influenced you the most? 

I’d say my Mom!

7) What’s your favorite subject?

Perhaps history. Writing and reading are good, too!

8) Brownies or cookies?

Cookies. (Though brownies are Amazing!)

9) What’s your least favorite food?

Raw tomatoes? I guess oysters are weird to eat….

10) Would you consider yourself more introverted or extroverted?

Introverted.

11) Pencils or pens?

Pencils. Even though they can be lighter and more smudgy.

 

 

And here are Diamond’s!

1) Have you ever taken your doll on vacation with you? 

Yes! I took Julie to Colorado!

2) What piece of doll clothing do you wish came in your size? 

I don’t think I had ever really thought of that before. But the Our Generation outfits A Real Cool Cat and For the Frill of It are really cute.

3) Do your friends and family know about your AG blog?

Yes. Well, not everyone, but my immediate family does, and several friends/family.

4) First thing you’d do if you won the lottery?

Probably freak out… Ok, ok, um, probably do some serious planning. (Yeah I guess that wasn’t much better…)

5) If you had to give away one of your dolls, who would it be?(I know, so hard!)

I didn’t see this one coming! Oh dear… but… but… well, I can’t do Julie, because she’s my first… and Grace is so pretty… and Clara has such a fun personality… but Caroline, though! AAAH! I guess Caroline, but thankfully I don’t have to 🙂 .

6) How long do you think you’ll be posting on your blog?

I don’t know, probably a while! 🙂

7) Favorite AG tuber?

I don’t really follow AG tubers much. Does MyFroggyStuff count?

8) Which one of your dolls personalities are most like yours? 

Good question! Maybe Grace, except she might be more outgoing.

9) What color is the room you are in?

The walls are a grey color!

10) Favorite pet you’ve ever had?

Our current cat, Clifford. At least, as far as I can remember he’s my favorite.

11) Favorite subject in school?

As mentioned earlier, probably history, writing, or reading. 😀

 

That was fun!! I hope you all enjoyed, (and fantastic job if you made it through all those questions!)

I nominate:

Ruthie-Grace

Kait

Victoria

Tenley 

Rutvi 

Mirra

Kara

Clara

Christian Homeschooler 

Kiki

Hannah 

 

My Questions:

  1. What are you wearing right now?
  2. Do you prefer a Ponytail or Braid?
  3. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what book would you choose?
  4. What is your favorite word?
  5. Reading or writing?
  6. Would you rather read a book while sitting under a tree, or in a tree?
  7. If you could take a week-long vacation to any one place in the world for free, where would you choose?
  8. Favorite ice cream flavor?
  9. Tea or coffee?
  10. What is one of the strangest dreams you can remember?
  11. If you could choose a superpower to have, what would it be?

 

I hope you enjoyed this/these tag(s)!! 😀

Do you have a least favorite blog post? A least favorite food? What is your favorite pet that you had/have?

 

Buh-bye! 😉

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2016/2017 Tag +BIBPC

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Kiki nominated me for the 2016/2017 tag! Thanks Kiki!

The Rules:

  1. Mention creator of tag
  2. Use the image in the article
  3. Mention blogger who has chosen you
  4. Answer the question
  5. Tag 9 other bloggers to do the post

The creator is David

The Questions:

1: Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

Different, Moving, Exciting

2: Write the names of two people who characterized you 2016.

My mom and, uhh, I’ll say my pastor/youth pastor (ok, that’s two, but let’s pretend it’s only one XD ).

3: Write the most beautiful place you visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much:

Colorado! I really liked the hills, and the nature everywhere, too.

4: Write the most delicious food you tasted in 2016.

I ate a lot of food in 2016, but I did enjoy eating sweet potatoes more XD . A more meal-like food that I really liked was a dish my aunt brought us that was basically like a chicken, ham, cheese casserole.

 5: Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016?

Does this mean an event that impacted me? If so, I guess I’ll go with moving 🙂 .

6: Write the finest purchase you’ve made in 2016. 

My Nikon l840 camera!

 7: Write three good intentions for 2017.

 

Grow in the Lord

Be more diligent

and do a bit more day/thought journaling.

8: Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017. 

I don’t really know. Someplace outside of my state? We don’t really travel too much, so just someplace new would be cool. Hey, it’d be awesome if I traveled to the state of a blogger friend and met them! But that’s probably not happening. Must. not. say. that. XD lol

9: Write one food you want to eat in 2017. 

Chocolate! Oh, you want to hear something more irregular than that? XD

It’d be fun to try an exotic fruit. 🙂

 

I nominate:

Grace

Kaitlynrh1

Jaclynn

Clara

Rebekah

Christian Homeschooler

Danielle

Samantha

Life of a Farm Doll

 

I hope you enjoyed!

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This BIBPC entry is a little late, but hopefully it will still count.

I’m on team owl!

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It is the moon shining through a tree. The moon looks like a spotlight!

Story: The category is night, and I had already taken pictures of the full moon, so I looked through and narrowed it down to two, a straightforward one of the moon, and this one. I asked my mom and brother, and when they saw this one they were like, “Oooh! That one!”

The One Lovely Blog Award

Hello!

I was nominated by Kiki and Abby to do this award! Thanks!!

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog,
  2. Post about the award,
  3. Share seven facts about yourself,
  4. Nominate at most 15 people,
  5. Tell your nominees the good news!

Let’s begin! (or should I say continue, since I’ve already done steps 1 and 2… 😉 )

7 Facts about myself (that you might not know yet):

  1. I have several nicknames. A few of which are silly ones from friends, and aren’t really used anymore.
  2. I really like art. I especially like drawing people. I have been enjoying painting lately, too.
  3. I have a dollhouse-type setup in my closet. I hope to do a tour sometime!!
  4. I love singing. If I didn’t like singing, I’d probably have to be a different person. Singing is basically part of my everyday life XD .
  5. I tend to be the kind of person who enjoys performing for people. I sing for my church, I’m in a drama group, and a few (several?) years ago when I went to private school, there was a speech contest and I wanted to be chosen to say my speech in front of the school. (I did end up getting chosen, if you were wondering, and I think I did OK, except for the part where I forgot what to say next and didn’t seem to remember that I had brought my note cards with me!)
  6. And yet, I am an introvert 🙂 (Well, I’m not too introverted).
  7. Wow! It’s the last one! Well, let’s see… it’s possible you know this, but I do gymnastics! It’s a lot of fun. I’m only in level two, though, because I started pretty late. 🙂

 

Nominees:

I hope you enjoyed reading this award!

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Aaand, here is my BIBPC entry!

The subject is “Sweet” and I am on Team Owl!

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Mmmm *licks lips*

Story:

I think these were actually the first treats that popped into my head when I got the category. And then when I told my mom about it, she gave me this cute little beaded plate to use!