Review of Mini Kit (+BIBPC)

Hello!

Today I am reviewing my Kit Kittredge mini doll. I think I received her for Christmas or a birthday one year, and I’m happy to have her – she’s a cutie!

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Let’s go!

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She is the newer version of mini dolls, with a vinyl body.

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This is the outfit she comes in: a cute dress, underwear (short bloomers), and little red plastic shoes. She also comes with the red clip she is shown wearing in other pictures.

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She has five joints. Her legs can move to a sitting position, but they spread out very far! Her arms can move up and around, but not outwards/side to side. Her head can also turn.

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She can also do the splits (awkwardly)!

 

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She has a cute little face with painted blue eyes and freckles.

Now onto her hair! (Probably the best part about dolls, am I right?)

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Kit’s hair has a super cute bob style cut. It’s shiny and soft. It is also rooted. It is very short, but you can still do a few styles like…

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little side braids,

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and mini ponytails.

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On thing I don’t like about her hair, is that the cut is kind of odd. If you flatten it out, then it gets all choppy at the ends. You have to sweep it to the side to get the ends to straighten out:

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Also, the hair that comes clipped back is a hair (HAHA, get it? Ahem.) longer than the other side. Speaking of the clip, it is cute and can work in her hair, but can be quite tricky to clip her hair with, and is not very sturdy. Younger girls might get very frustrated with it.

Even though her hair has it’s troubles, it’s probably the one of the easiest doll haircuts to manage, because it is so short and smooth! You just have to smooth it out with your fingers, and voila!

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Overall, I think mini Kit is a great mini doll! I love playing with her cute hair, and think she is a great addition to my mini doll family!

 

Did you like this review of mini Kit? Do you have any mini dolls?

 

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I signed off for that post, but I’m gonna tack on my BIBPC entry. If you haven’t heard of BIBPC, it stands for Boring into Beautiful Photography Contest, and is hosted by Megan over at A Barefoot Gal. It’s really fun!

I’m on Team Owl. Let’s go owls!!!

Here’s my entry; the category is “from above”:

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Story: I went to the park with hopes of photographing frost (not for BIBPC), but there was none, so instead I worked on my BIBPC entry. I tried a couple different “from above” photo scenes, and ended up deciding on this picture of a bench in the park! 🙂

Triple Braid Hair-do How-to + BIBPC

Hi! I’m excited to show you how to make a hairstyle I came up with! I’m really happy with how it turned out!

Clara is our lovely model for today (I really need to give Grace a photoshoot. I don’t think she’s had one yet… o_O 😛 )

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First off, take a front section of hair. Divide it into three sections and braid each section, clipping or tying off the ends just to hold them while you do the other braids.

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Now braid the three braids together. Try to keep each little braid straight/facing forward the same direction as you braid. (don’t rotate the braids)

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Now pull the large braid back and clip it down. I used a pretty flower hair tie on the braid, and then used bobby pins to hold it down.

And you’re done! Your doll now has an elegant braid style!

Here is a little photoshoot of Clara with her new ‘do.

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^ I. LOVE. THIS. PHOTO. ^ XD

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I hope you liked this hair style tutorial!

 


And now for my Final entry into BIBPC! This has been a lot of fun, and I’m so glad I was able to participate!

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Story: The theme is shiny. I tried taking pictures of shiny things around the house, but wasn’t quite satisfied with them. So I figured I’d use this picture of a very shiny lake (you may recognize it from the photoshoot I did of Caroline a bit back).

I also created a poster for extra points:

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Blessings,

~Gracie 😉

 

Doll Etch a Sketch Craft + BIBPC

Hey there!

In honor of Melody Ellison’s release, I decided to do a 1960’s inspired craft! I was doing a little research about her time period (yes, I did all this to come up with a craft idea. You’re quite welcome 😛 LOL XD ) and I discovered that the Etch a Sketch was released in the 60’s. It became a very popular kids drawing toy!

Enough history (That wasn’t much history…), onto the craft! 😀

 

Gather:

  • Two small white buttons
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Modge podge or a clear drying glue
  • Optional: pencil/thin grey marker/pen; silver sharpie

Go!

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Cut out two small rectangles of cardboard. Mine is about 2 by 2.5 inches. Glue them faces together.

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Paint the back, sides, and a border on the front of your rectangle red. Color the remaining space very light grey. I used a strip of paper like a stencil to keep the grey edges straight. (As you can see, I didn’t do the best job with the stencil, but oh well 🙂 )

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Choose two small white buttons to be the knobs on your Etch a Sketch. Glue them onto the bottom corners of your Etch a Sketch (on the red border). If you want the knobs to be thicker, you can layer another pair of buttons.

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You can add an Etch A Sketch – y doodle onto it, and write “Etch A Sketch” on the top (I used a silver sharpie, but pencil or marker should do just fine)

Seal your Etch a Sketch with Modge Podge or a clear drying glue so that the color doesn’t rub off on your dolls.

And your done! I hope your dolls will love playing with this fun toy from the 60’s!

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Grace is having fun playing with their new Etch A Sketch!

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And she’s getting pretty good, too!

Grace: Hey, I think I’ll show Clara this one!

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Clara: That looks really nice! Mind if I try?

Grace: Of course!

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Grace: How’s it going?

Clara: Erm. Well…

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Clara: Let’s just say I could use a little more practice!

Have you ever used an Etch A Sketch? Did your drawings turn out?

 

And here’s my BIBPC entry

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The story:

The theme is weeds. It’s so hot out, so going outside didn’t sound so fun, but my mom and I stopped by a park anyways, and we hunted for weeds 😉 . Funny to suddenly want to see weeds… We found a few weeds for me to photograph and I settled on this picture of some ground cover weeds. 🙂

They seem to have some itty bitty pretty flowers. 😛

 

Have a lovely day,

~Gracie 😉

Doll-sized fun finds at Goodwill #2 + BIBPC

Hi everyone! Today I present a second Goodwill Finds post! Perhaps this will be an every so often series (The first one is here). It’s been a while, but I finally got out to Goodwill and found a few cute things for my dolls!

 

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First off we have this pretty little plate! You might remember seeing a picture of it for my BIBPC entry a post or two ago. I thought it was really pretty. Maybe I can use it for a serving platter or something, since I only have one.

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Next up is this vase! I have a vase-type-of-thing for my dolls that holds some faux flowers in it, but it likes to fall over, and is really just a container some beads had come in, so I think this will work much better!

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And lastly, is this cute pink stapler! When I found it, it looked kinda dirty, so I wasn’t too sure, but I wanted one of these for my dolls, so I brought it home and cleaned it up! I don’t have any staples in it right now, so I can just pretend to staple things 😉 .

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That’s all for now! I still have yet to find an American Girl doll there. . . HA! A girl can wish, though, am I right?

How do you like seeing Goodwill fun finds posts? Do you want me to continue this series?

Which item was your favorite?

 

And here’s my BIBPC entry.

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Story:

Old? Hmmm[mmmmmmmm]. Old books are neat. Hey! There are some really neat ones at the used book store! Let’s go there! So that is what I did.

And “Book” starts with “B.” Yay!

 

Blessings,

~Gracie 😉

My Handmade Dolly + BIBPC

Hello!

So I was inspired by Allison who was inspired by Julia to make a doll with polymer clay! It was a lot of fun to make!

Here she is!

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I’m pretty happy with how she turned out. She has a cloth body and polymer clay limbs and head. I like to play with her hair; I glued it one in a way that I can do hair-do’s without her having a bunch of bald patches XD cuz that’s no fun 😉 . Oh, and I found that I can brush her hair with my American Girl brush… It separated into smaller strings from the large strings (which I wanted to happen) and the brush doesn’t seem to do much else, which is good. 🙂

What do you think of her?


 

Post Portion the Second: My BIBPC Entry

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Story: When I first got the prompt, Broken, I wondered if we even had anything that was broken (silly thought). Soon enough, I was taking photos of a broken headband and a broken earring. They were alright, I guess. But later my mom and I went to Goodwill (fun find post coming soon! 😉 ) and I saw this cute little plate. I was considering getting it. I saw it had a chip on it. Oh, well, it’s a small – WAIT! A CHIP? It’s Broken??? This is great!!! I ended up coming home with the little plate, and now I have an entry! 🙂

Oh, and in case you couldn’t see it. The chip is on the front edge of the dish.

GO TEAM SMOOTHIE!!

 

Oh, and also, I don’t know what to name my doll! Any suggestions? Comment below!

 

~Gracie 😉