12 Gifts of Christmas 2020 #8

Hello, hello, Internet~Land! I hope this month is treating you well. I always love December and the whole Christmas season, but I know this year is quite different. Many will not be able to enjoy the “normal traditions” of the holidays with lots of parties and large gatherings of family and friends. I hope these little surprises throughout the month will lift your spirits, even if just a bit. They may not be very extravagant, but they carry lots of love all the same!

Today’s gift is for all you paper doll lovers! This post includes two new outfits for the Ella Flex Articulated BJD Paper Doll. The PDF link is an updated file that includes the doll and ALL her outfits (including the two new ones shown below). They are ready to print, color, cut out, and assemble! I also posted a video on YouTube that shows how I put her together, so I’ll link it below the clothing image. Enjoy!

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12 Gifts of Christmas 2020 #6

Hello, Internet~Land! This gift is more for the youngsters. Maybe you have little ones; maybe you have grand children; maybe it can be used for Sunday School! This is a fun little Angel Girl who is all ready to be colored, cut out, and assembled to decorate a refrigerator or window. Never fear, the little boy will soon follow, but here’s the first to get you started.

12 Gifts of Christmas 2020 #5

Christmas is getting closer & closer! Today’s gift is the pattern for a cute little Make-Up Brush Caddy! I will confess, I have weakness for nice make-up brushes. Since I don’t have a large countertop to hold cosmetics, I decided to create my own storage caddy that will protect my brushes when not in use. Now you can make one, too! It’s a perfect way to make a pocketed case for those really nice, yet loose brushes that are often sold separately from each other. You can make a Velcro or tie closure, and a piece is provided for an optional front pocket. Enjoy!

12 Gifts of Christmas 2020 #4

Hello, Internet~Land! Here is Gift #4 ~ a festive Hat Pattern Set for your BJDs. When I saw this pattern in a local thrift shop, my first thought was, “I bet all my dolly friends would LOVE to have this pattern in dolly size!” I will admit, this set took quite an effort to prepare, as well as a good chunk of time! Using break times and some evenings, I was able to persevere to completion! The set includes all the pieces from the Butterick 5004 “people pattern” scaled to both 1/4 and 1/3 scale average BJD sizes: approximately 7-8 inch MSD and 8-9 inch SD heads. You may need to adjust a little for specific dolls. Basics of assembly: the tops need the edge to be tabbed, bend the tabs, then glue or sew inside the crown. Tab the inside edge of the brim, fold the tabs, and glue up into the lower edge of the crown. Various bands, bows, and flowers are included to add embellishment as desired. For dolls, I would recommend using a thick, firm felt fabric rather than building a support hat and then covering it. If you wish, however, to use a thinner and more decorative fabric, I did include the pieces for the Buckram support base. Enjoy & “Happy Hatting!”

12 Gifts of Christmas 2020 #3

Good morning, Internet~Land! We’re now at Gift #3. This one is a pattern set to fit the Tonner Matt 17″ fashion doll body. I think it will also fit a wide variety of MSD BJD bodies. I’ve used the T-Shirt and pants on my MiroDoll newer MSD Boy Body, and they fit great. I’ve also adjusted my old original pattern pieces to give you two options for sewing the Hoodie ~ both a pull-over and a front-zip style. The pants can be sewn with either an elastic or a draw-string waist. So now, as we move through the Christmas Season of 2020, your dolls can relax in some comfy clothes! Enjoy & Happy Sewing!

12 Gifts of Christmas 2020 #2

Here I am, Internet~Land, right on time! Not too bad for the first two gifts, right? This next surprise is also for the Bobobie/Resinsoul 27.5cm Girl BJD body. My little gal was irresistible in her lovely blue resin, and I just couldn’t help myself! Once I had her in my possession, I knew without a doubt she needed to be a pixie! Here she is, all completed, with the pattern for her sweet little fairy outfit! You can click on the link to access the FREE PDF file. I will also post an image of the pattern set below the doll photo. See you in a couple days!

12 Gifts of Christmas 2020 #1

Happy December, Internet~Land! It’s THAT time of year again! I still chuckle that I decide to do this to myself, but YES ~ we will be doing the Twelve Gifts of Christmas again for this absolutely horrible, yet miraculously wonderful 2020. I really debated on it this year, but I thought, “Hey! We all need some good cheer to end out what has been a very difficult time for so many people.” If you are new to my Blog/Website and YouTube channel, the Twelve Gifts is just that ~ twelve free items that I post through the month of December up until Christmas Eve. Now, you don’t need to celebrate Christmas to enjoy the surprises. They will be a variety of items: doll clothing patterns, paper doll items, people item patterns, and a few children’s coloring crafts. All will be posted as FREE PDF Files for you to click, download, then print or save. Just be sure to check in regularly to see what’s new. I try to post every other day, but once in a while life interrupts, so you may see me skip a scheduled day, then post two in a row. In any event, it WILL add up to a total of twelve by December 24th! So to begin our celebrations, I have the new Basic Set for the 1/6th scale (27-28cm) Bobobie March BJD Girl. She is such a cutie, and I know many of you have been patiently waiting for a Basic Set in this size. Even if your doll is a bit different, this pattern may be used for similar dolls with a few tweaks after comparing measurements. Remember ~ the Basic Sets are designed to help you draft your own clothing pieces. Enjoy and happy creating!

Sewing an SD BJD Bustier

Good evening & happy Saturday, Internet~Land! This afternoon, I have a new video ready for you. It’s been a little while since we sewed together, so grab a coffee, tea, or juice and sit back for a spell. I had a question regarding the assembly of the HuaRong SD Basic Set Bustier pieces, so that’s our project for today. If you scroll down through the last few posts, you should come across the links to the patterns mentioned in the video. You can also see the images on the Free Stuff page and then access them from a list on the Ready To Print page. Just use the menu at the top of my site to go to the desired page/s. Enjoy & happy sewing!

….now I’ll finish putting up blue Christmas lights in my room!

SNIPPET – Light Table Plans

Howdy, Internet~Land! I know you’ll be surprised at a second post in the same weekend, but my next couple weeks might be pretty full. I’ve had quite a few comments asking about my light table, so I thought I’d share the measurements in case you might like to try building your own. They’re shown in a photo below the video link. In the video, I also share a couple other options for light table designs. Enjoy & happy creating!