2-Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Hi!

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!

 

As a blogiversary custom, how about some stats?

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My top three commenters are…

  1. Hannah

  2. Bella

  3. Mary E.

 

 

And now for what I assume you’ve been waiting for… the giveaway!

 

I’m giving away…

 

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a dress I sewed using the 123 Mulberry Street Drop Waist Pocket Tee Dress pattern from Pixie Faire!

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(shoes, headband, and doll Not included! 😉 )

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It features pockets, Velcro closure in the back, a gathered skirt, and is made with a stretchy T-shirt fabric.

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Please note… I am not a professional seamstress, and this was my first time using the pattern 😉 .

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But it turned out cute, and look forward to giving it to one of you!

 

Are you ready to enter?

Rules:

  • Comment down below that you would like to enter this giveaway.
  • If you are under 18, then get a parent’s permission to enter. If you win, I’ll need your address to ship it to you!
  • This giveaway is open to the USA and Canada.
  • Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 (2018).

For extra entries…

  • Share this giveaway on social media (Pinterest, your own blog, etc.). Then come back to comment and tell me where you shared it! (1 extra entry per share)

 

Also, I will be out of town during the week of the 17th, so I won’t be moderating and replying to your entries from during that week until I get back 🙂 .

After the 26th (possibly the 27th) I will post the winner!!

 

Now for a few bonus pictures before you head off to the comments to enter 🙂

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Are you planning to enter? Can you believe Smile and Craft AG has been around for two years? How long have you been following Smile and Craft AG?

 

Have a blessed day!

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More… Sewing!

Hello!

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…

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Here is Grace modeling some Jeans I sewed. as well as a T-shirt I sewed.

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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.

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And here is Consuelo in a skirt I made her. I don’t think I used a pattern for this.

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🙂

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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!

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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?

 

Have a blessed day!

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Some Sewing Stuff

Good day, my dear readers! 😉

 

I’ve sewn a number of things recently, and thought I’d show you some of them!

Enjoy!

 

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First I have this maxi dress that I made. I actually made it out of one of my old dresses. I used the Pixie Faire Maxi Dress pattern that I got free through a Freebie Friday! I added a couple more skirt tiers, though, than the pattern said.

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I also made the tank top underneath by altering Pixie Faire’s free T-shirt pattern. (Though they have a free tank top pattern as well)

I’m thinking of doing a tutorial for Julie’s hairstyle. Would you like one?

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Next up is this leotard that I made for Clara with this pattern. I made the front with two pieces of fabric, instead of one piece with appliques. I also used fabric, folded over and zig-zag stitched, instead of fold-over elastic, and it seemed to work fine. I like how it turned out!

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Hmm, I think another Clara Doing Gymnastics post is coming due, don’t you? 😉

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And lastly I want to show you the Teagan Top I made using Project AG Runway’s pattern. You should really check out her blog! She blogs about sewing, mostly, and has already posted a few great (free!) patterns!

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Mine seemed to turn out a little small. The straps were too short, so I sewed on some extra fabric, and now they lay a bit funny, but it was my first try at the pattern, and I had tried to alter the pattern slightly, so the mess-ups may well be my fault XD . I also used velcro instead of snaps. But it’s still a super cute top!

 

I hope you enjoyed!

Which clothing item that I sewed was your favorite? Do you want to see a tutorial for Julie’s hairstyle, and another post with Clara’s gymnastics?

 

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P.S. What do you think of my Gravatar profile picture? It’s the pic of Clara that you see when I comment. I’ve had it a while, but am wondering if it looks odd or good. Honest opinions or ideas are appreciated!

P.P.S. Is anyone doing Camp Nanowrimo in July and need a cabin member? I want to participate in July, and would love to be in a cabin with some fellow bloggers.

Sewing for Saint Patrick’s Day! (+BIBPC)

Hello!

Recently I’ve been in a sewing phase! I seem to phase in and out of my hobbies, and lately I’ve been sewing up a storm! I made a few things that I want to show you.

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First of all, I found these Saint Patrick’s Day bandannas at Target in the dollar aisle. They were each $1! So I thought it’d be cute to pick them up and make something for my dolls!

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I ended up making two handkerchief skirts (the sewing tutorial is found here). I did the tutorial a little different, as I used one layer for each skirt, and then I have the option of layering them or not (they are layered in this picture).

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I also made a little necktie. I think this outfit is adorable!

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The last thing I’m presenting is the white T-shirt I made, shown in the outfit. I really wanted to make a white T-shirt for my dolls. They had a few, but all with designs and things on them, so now I finally have a plain one! I used this free Pixie Faire pattern.

I guess that’s it for today! I’ll probably have more things to show you sometime soon!

 


Post Break! (Behind the scenes)

While I was photographing the bandannas, our cat showed up… here are some photos I snapped of him!

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While you’re here Kitty… I might as well dress you up… XD (He actually didn’t seem to mind too much)

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Bonus shot of him at the window 🙂

And thus concludes today’s “behind the scenes!”


Would you like to see more things that I sew? Do you enjoy sewing for your dolls? Are your dolls prepared to be pinch-proof on Saint Patrick’s Day?

 

Post for you later!

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Here’s my BIBPC entry for Team Owl! (this is late on here, but I already submitted it to Megan)

The category is animal closeups.

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Story: Naturally, I chose our cat, Clifford as the subject. Here is a shot I got of him on my bed, napping. 🙂

And here is the poster I made for the next BIBPC, for extra points:

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I made it to look like a poloroid photo 🙂 .