French Bun Hair Style Tutorial

Hi there!

Today I have a hair-do tutorial for you, called a french bun! You know how there are french braids? Well, I figured that if there were french buns, this is probably what it would be! You may remember seeing this style on Clara when she practiced her bar skills for you all.

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First step, gather up two hair ties, a hair brush, and a spray bottle if you want. You may also need some bobby pins. Oh, and don’t forget your doll! XD (or yourself )

Miss Clara will be our model today. 🙂

First off, brush your doll’s hair out, and divide it into two even sections, tie or set aside one section.

Next,

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take a small piece from the front of one section and twist it.

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Begin adding hair into the twist, and twist gradually downwards towards the back of her head, adding hair as you go. Keep it pretty close to her head.

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Leave some hair hanging down below the twist, only add in the top layers of hair. Once you’ve twisted to the back of that section,

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Add the remaining hair and make it into one big twist.

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Wrap it around in a bun the way it naturally wants to go, and tie off with a hair tie. You may want to use some bobby pins to hold it in place better, if you want.

Then repeat with the other side!

Be careful, however, to make sure the sides are pretty symmetrical, so you don’t get something like this:

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Here is the final result!

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I hope you enjoyed!

 

Happy Hairstyling!

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Glasses for Clara – A Photostory

Greetings!

I’ve had this post written out and waiting for quite a while now, and am glad to finally be able to show it to you!

I hope you enjoy!


Clara was staying up late doing her math homework, which wasn’t particularly unusual, as math was Clara’s absolute worst subject, but tonight she was staying up later than normal.

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“Are you almost done? It’s getting late, and I’m going to bed!” Grace said.

“Alright, I just have a few more math problems. I’ll go to bed in a bit,” Clara responded, frustrated. Grace nodded sympathetically and headed to her and Clara’s bedroom.

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Julie saw Clara still working, and offered to help her “You seem to be having more trouble than usual, maybe I can give you some pointers.”

“Sure,” Clara said, relieved. “I just can’t seem to remember the problems the teacher explained to us in class. It sure would help if he got a fresh marker for the white board! I’m really tempted to get him one as a gift!”

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Julie laughed, “Yeah, I heard teacher appreciation week is coming up! You could get him one then! But seriously, if you’re having trouble seeing the problems, you might just want to tell him.”

Clara shrugged, “I guess I should. I’ve been straining my eyes squinting at his writing.”

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A thought popped into Julie’s head, and she asked, “When did you start having trouble?”

 

“Oh, ever since we changed seats. That was when he started using that cheap marker. Can we start working now, it’s getting late!”

“Wait a minute Clara. I’m not sure it’s the marker that’s causing you trouble.”

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“What do you mean?” Clara cocked her head.

“Did the teacher move you to a seat further from the board? Because I think it might be your vision that’s giving you the trouble.”

Clara thought for a moment. “Well, I think you might have something there! He did move me back in the classroom.”

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“Well, I guess it’s time to set you up with an eye appointment!” Julie smiled, patting Clara’s back and getting up to leave.

Clara nodded thoughtfully, wondering how she would look in glasses. Then she remembered her homework!

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“Wait! Julie!! What about my homework!?”

“Oh, right! Coming!

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The next day Julie took Clara to the eye doctor after school. They waited quietly until a pretty lady wearing a long green skirt called Clara in for her checkup.

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Clara nervously followed the lady into a room where she did various exercises to check Clara’s vision.

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“Well miss Clara, it turns out that you are nearsighted, which means you can see things well if they are close to you, but you have trouble seeing things farther away. Looks like you’ll be needing some glasses! Lucky for you, we have many cute pairs to try on so you can find your perfect look!”

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She led Clara out to where Julie was, and explained to Julie that Clara would need glasses, and then she showed them their collection of glasses.

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There were many shapes, sizes, and colors, and Clara was excited to try them, but also a little nervous. What if she just didn’t look good in glasses?

“Go ahead,” Julie encouraged. “Try some on!” So Clara did.

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She tried bold colored glasses,

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simple cute glasses,

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as well as large funky ones,

Until she finally settled on a cute brown pair with blue lining the inside.

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“These!” Clara exclaimed. “I like these ones!”

Julie nodded in approval, and they told the lady their decision

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Her math class was a little easier then, as the faded marker turned into a vivid one. Clara was glad to see the world in crisp colors around her.

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In spite of her original worries as to if she would like them, Clara loved her glasses.

THE END


 

That’s right! Clara has glasses now! I had this pair from a while back, and thought it would be fun to give them to her! She might not wear them all the time, but I think they’ll become a pretty regular part of her outfits.

So, what do you think of Clara’s glasses? Do you think she looks good in them? Or do you like her better without?

Buh-Bye! 😉

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Sisters

HI!

I got this idea a while back, and finally have done it!

I thought it’d be super cute to do a photoshoot with Julie and Clara. They are practically exact opposites. Youngest and oldest. Brunette and blonde. Light eyes and dark eyes. Freckles and no freckles. Wavy hair and straight hair. (Not to mention different face molds!) Yet sisters all the same. 🙂

Also, you may notice the pictures don’t seem to be the best quality. I’m thinking that perhaps the computer compressed them? I’m still experimenting with my new camera, so hopefully I can correct that with a higher quality setting. 🙂

Well let’s get onto the photoshoot!

 

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Thanks to Kiki for Julie’s super cute hairstyle!

 

Which picture is your favorite? Any suggestions for using my new camera? Do you have any dolls that are very different from each other?

 

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Clara Practices Gymnastics – Part 2

Hey there! It’s Clara speaking!!

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Remember this post, where I showed you all my floor gymnastics skills?

Well now I get to show you my bar skills!! Woohoo!

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Mom made me this bar months ago, using this great tutorial!

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First I get my grips

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And some chalk!

Let’s get started!

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First I’ll do a pullover onto the bar

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Let’s see, how about a back hipcircle next? (Mom just got this skill the other day!!)

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I cast,

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And spin around the bar!

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Now let’s get onto the high bar. I’ve been practicing this forever, and I think I can do it.

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Cast,

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and squat on the bar!

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Then I jump to the high one

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Pullover

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Now I’m gonna try my sol circle dismount!

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Cast,

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Straddle on the bar,

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swing,

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and shoot off! Weeee!

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Now this seems to be a recurring theme in these posts. I have one more skill I want to show you, but I’ll need some help. This time my sister, Caroline, can spot me!

I’m gonna try a stride circle!

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Alright, so I start like this.

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And swing around!

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Thanks so much Caroline! A big round of applause to her!!

*Big round of applause*

 

I hope you all enjoyed seeing me do my gymnastics skills! Someday I plan to show you my beam skills, too! Would you like that!

 

Goodbye, my dear fans!

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with the help of Gracie 🙂

In which Clara Practices Gymnastics

Hi there! It’s Clara speaking!

Today I’m going to practice my gymnastics… and show it to all of you!

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I haven’t been going to gymnastics class, since we moved into our rental housing, but when we move to our new house, I can’t wait to go to class again!

But that doesn’t mean I can’t practice in the mean time!

Alrighty then. First off, I recommend you wear something comfy and stretchy, such as a leotard or yoga pants and a t-shirt.

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And don’t forget to pull your hair back in a ponytail or bun (especially if you have long hair)! It’s not fun when it gets in the way of your skills.

Before you start your skills, make sure to stretch!

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Straddle

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Pike

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Bridge

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Here are my splits on my bad leg

 

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And I’ve finally mastered my good leg splits!

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Middle… still working on it 🙂

Alright! Let’s start off with a cartwheel!

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I recommend not closing your eyes while doing your cartwheels… XD

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Wanna see how long I can hold my handstand? (not all that long 😛 )

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Hmmm, I’ll give my backbend kickover a go. Just for you guys 😉

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Yes! I did it!

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Ok. Now there’s one more skill I’d like to show you, but I’ll need some help…

MOOOM?

Yes, Clara?

Would you help me do… *whispers* a back handspring?

Sure 🙂 

*Deep breath*

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As you can see, my form isn’t perfect, but I’m working on it! 🙂

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*Gasp* *Pant*

That… *gasp* … was… *pant* … AWESOME! Can we do it again?! Please!?

Not today. 🙂 

Oh, alright. Another day then.

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So, how did you like seeing me do gymnastics? Maybe after we move I can show you my bar skills! And my beam skills! Would you like that?

Bye!

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