The adventures of a bunch of 18" dolls

Autograph Books

An autograph book is a book for collecting the autographs of others (duh!). Traditionally they were exchanged among friends, colleagues, and classmates to fill with poems, drawings, personal messages, small pieces of verse, and other mementos. Continue reading

1983 – Steph´s Time

  • January 7 – the first black hole is discovered in a neighbouring galaxy. This is the first black hole confirmed outside the Milky Way.
  • January 10 – Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States launch Fraggle Rock, a worldwide program advocating peace. The series is first shown on German TV in November as Die Fraggles.

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1961 – Hayley´s Time

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More Victorian Accessories

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The smaller fan was made using the template from Wren*Feathers “French Fashion Doll” series. The pieces of the larger fan were found online and printed out. The watch is actually a big button with a face from a catalogue and a bead glued to one side.

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Victorian Sewing Basket

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Inspired by the papeterie project, I next set to work on a sewing basket.

There is a work basket for Bleuette in a vintage number of Semaine de Suzette (free on The Bleu Door), but it is an open basket, and since mine was going to contain a lot of little stuff, I wanted one that can be closed, at least partially. I found this version in an old Godeys Magazine from 1861 (courtesy of The Victorian Needle who made a life-sized version.)


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Hogwarts Textbooks – Year 1

Halloween is coming up and I´ve been looking into some Harry Potter inspired crafts…

The Harry Potter Wikia lists the following textbooks as required reading for Year 1 students at Hogwarts:

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Victorian Papeterie

I was inspired to this project by JenWrenne´s French Fashion Doll series and pictures I saw of a UFDC workshop project.

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  • Cardboard (a ruler, pencil, glue and something to cut – i.e. scissors or a craft knife)
  • Outer material – fabric, scrapbooking paper, duct tape etc.
  • Inner material – scrapbooking or gift wrapping paper of your choice
  • Mod Podge

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