Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May Teddie // A Photo Shoot

I finally did something to Teddie that I've been wanting to for a while! Seeing this doll customized by Valerie from @lovelivautum was the last straw. I freckled Teddie! Take a look at this photo shoot and tell me what you think!

Personally, I like them! It took several tries but I finally got a result that I was okay with. Since it's definitely summer here, it's natural that a redhead like Teddie would get a few freckles!

What do you think of her freckles? Is it summer where you are?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New Hearing Aids Again // Photo Shoot

Yes.... This post will end in another photo shoot of Cadence, but it was so fun to do, guys. I took 42 pictures but I'm only posting 9 ;)

But first!

I had to make Cadence some new hearing aids because her old ones broke (and I also lost one....). Besides, it was about time for her to get new, since kids have to get new hearing aids frequently because they grow out of them.

Last time I used clay to make the ear mold and behind the ear portion. This time, however, I recalled how AmericanGirlIdeas often uses hot glue in a variety of creative ways. Hot glue doesn't stick to parchment paper, so it is possible to create a shape and then remove it.

I used two plastic covered paper clips.

I also used a tool (I don't remember the name of it) to bend the paperclip, a hot glue gun, and a heart shaped cookie cutter which happened to have nearly the same curvature as the ear.

First, I bent the paperclip to the correct size.

I used Phoebe to model the hearing aids since her hair stays away from her face better than Cadence's.

I then squirted a bit of sparkly gold hot glue onto parchment paper.

Before the hot glue was completely dry, not sticky but still pliable, I removed it from the parchment and pressed it into her ear. Once it's completely hardened, I took it out. Then I used the metal tip of the hot glue gun to soften and smooth the rough edges.

I stuck the metal into the ear mold.

For the behind the ear section, I put the hearing aid on the parchment paper and hot glued around it. Just like before, I molded it to the ear, adding more hot glue and smoothing it when needed.

Finished products!

On to the photo shoot so you can see what the hearing aids look like on Cadence. They don't fit her exactly as they fit Phoebe, but it's pretty close.

I like that the new ones are more fun and colorful.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Who Wore it Best? // Phoebe vs Cady vs Beth

It looks like I messed up my posting schedule, the next few weeks are going to be posted on Tuesdays!

The other day I was putting together an outfit on Cadence, then thought I should put it on Beth for photos. Instead of a photo shoot, I decided to do a Who Wore it Best?

So..... Who do you think wears this outfit the best?



Or perhaps Phoebe?

Vote in the comments!

When I was doing Beth's hair, I remembered that I left my doll hairbrush at the beach when I did my last photo story.... :/ So I had to use a plastic comb on their hair 😬

Also, I was spraying Beth's hair with water and had the spritz bottle backwards and sprayed myself directly in the face XD

Anyways, don't forget to vote!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mini Kaya in the Evening // Photo Shoot

Hello all! I love photographing my mini Kaya, so here is a little photo shoot I did of her recently!

I love how serene her face mold is. 

I hope you enjoyed these photos!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Cadence's Friends Photo Story // Part 1

Cadence walked along the beach in the light of the setting sun, searching for shells.

In the distance, she noticed some girls sitting on the beach with piles of shells.

She waved and wandered over to say hello.

Cadence paused as she looked at the girl with the strawberry blonde hair. She looked almost exactly like Teddie!

"You look a lot like my friend!"
"Really? How strange!" The girl replied. "My name is Anne."
"I'm Cadence."

"Do you live around here?"
"No, I'm on vacation with my family, but we do come a few times a year," Anne said.

"And I'm Diana!" The other girl said. "Were you looking for shells?"
"Yes!" Cadence said.
"We were too! Let's look together; that would be fun!"
"Okay!" The other two girls responded.

After a fun evening, it was time for Cadence to head back home. She said goodbye to her new friends, and promised to see them the next time they came on vacation. Anne would definitely have to meet Teddie!


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My friend came over a few days ago and brought her dolls Anne and Diana! So, we did this little photo story. We plan to continue it eventually too!

Here are a couple bonus pictures....

I took the other pictures, but my friend took this pic :) ↑

I hope you enjoyed this post! I had a lot of fun making it!