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Christmas Dress!

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With my husband’s assistance, my daughter’s Christmas dress was completed just in time. Her great grandfather has a dinner every year around this time where the Christmas gifts are exchanged. This year, it’s being held, well….tomorrow. Lol.

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I had been working on her dress for a few days, but, unfortunately, I hit a bit of a bump in the road…namely that every needle that we own wound up missing. Of course.

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But, here it is, done and she looks completely adorable. Not that that is a shocker. I mean, look at that face. She could make a gunny sack look cute. πŸ˜‰ We even got her hair fixed up the way it will be tomorrow.

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The front, inside of the dress is lined with a fluffy white fabric to keep her warm.

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The back is almost floor length.

Is it a bit much for a simple dinner? Probably. But, what can I say? I looooooove dressing up my little girl. πŸ™‚

Bows Bows Bows! Does anyone else have this problem?

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So, today, along with a lot of other things, I made my daughter a few bows to add to her ever growing collection.
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Cute, simple cheer style bows. Easy to make, perfect for the only hair style her father can pull off on his own: The pony tail.

Great, right?

Well, yes. However, when I put them on the bow holder my husband and I had made her last year, I noticed something:
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There is an AWFUL lot of bow, not really anymore holder. At one point, this was a pretty little black and white dress shaped bow holder. Now it’s a jumbled mess of a hundred different colors.

I’m sure most of us with daughters have run into this problem at one time or another. How did you solve it? I could always make another holder, I know. Goodness forbid should I get rid of any of these. But, while it may be a big jumbled mess, I can’t help but smile at it. Between her great grandmother and her mother, she will never NOT have a matching bow. πŸ˜‰

Chibi Tutorial: Part Five, The Face and Hair

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Yes, I have gotten my home back! How nice is this?!Β And as such, it is time I finished up the chibi tutorial!

Let’s just dive in, shall we?
First, let’s look at what we will need:
Basically, this is your chibi’s skin color, black clay, and a translucent version of your chibi’s skin color. To make this, just add 3 parts translucent to one part the skin color you used.
As for the tools, you need a blade, a ball tool, and not pictured is a needle tool and a smoothing tool.
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Take a piece of your main chibi color and condition it. Make sure this piece is proportional to the size of your body. Something I didn’t bother with. That is a big no no. Don’t be like me, be smart! Measure it before you try making it all pretty and sticking it on your body. You will thank yourself later.
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Now, we are going to shape it into a ball and press it slightly so that the back flattens a little:
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Cut a little off the top and ONE side of the face, like so:
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Shape it until you are happy:
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Now, grab your ball tool and press deep circles into the face where you want the eyes to be:
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Great! Now make a couple small round balls of clay with the translucent version of your skin color and place them in these holes:
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Now smooth the top part, NOT the bottom:
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Now you have eyelids! So, in order to make them look cuter, we need to make our lash line and lashes. For that you are going to use a small bit of black clay and roll it out into a super thin snake:
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And then use your blade to cut a super small section and place it on the underside of the eyelid:
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Be sure to cut off any extra. I used the little bit I cut off for the next step. Cut a couple of super short, super tiny pieces to be used as lashes:
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Now, cut a couple of pieces a little longer than what you used to make the lash line to begin with, these will be used as the eye brows:
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For the lips, take the color that you want it to be and mix with a bit of translucent. After that, take a couple of very small pieces and roll them into tiny log shapes, but be sure that the ends are pointed. Make one shorter than the other and place them where you want the lips to be:
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Now attach the head to the body. You’ll see what I was talking about when I said I didn’t make sure the head was proportional first:
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Also notice how dirty everything is. This is because my projects has been sitting out forever, waiting for me to get the chance to come back to it to finish. If you leave a project like I did, remember to use plastic wrap or something to cover and protect it. That way you can avoid all the unsightly dirt.

Anyhow. The hair. Really, you just need to roll out a bunch of snakes with pointed ends and attach them to the head. However you want the hair to look:
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Bake according to the instructions on the back of your clay’s packaging and there you go!!! One chibi! And hopefully you will take time with yours and it will turn out 10000x better than my own. πŸ™‚ Have fun!!!

I’m also thinking about making a tutorial on clay gingerbread houses. I’m hopefully going to have the time to make a mini village. So, stick with me. No promises, because Lord knows the moment I promise something a billion things will happen to prevent me from doing it.

Dip Dye with Kool-Aid

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When I was younger, I remember the kids in school coloring their hair with markers, buying that spray in color, or using Kool-Aid. Some were lucky enough that their parents let them use permanent dye.

I was not one of those lucky kids…nor was I lucky enough to use Kool-Aid. My little sister however, frequently dyes her hair with it, and has graciously volunteered her time and sanity to help me bring a tutorial to you.
Let’s get started shall we?

Here is what you will need:
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Pot
2 cups of water
2 glasses
and Kool-Aid in the color you want to dye you hair. Note: Darker colors will work better with darker hair, while if you have lighter hair, you can choose just about any color you want. My sister is a brunette, so she is going with a black cherry Kool-Aid
Optional: 1 cup of vinegar. This will brighten the color. My sister didn’t use it this time around.

Pour your water into the pot and bring it to a boil:
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Once it has boiled, you will need to take it off the heat and add your packets of Kool-Aid:
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Once you have it mixed up, let it cool down slightly. While you are waiting on it, put your hair in a pigtails like so:
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Hi Sissy! Doesn’t she just look like a bundle of sunshine? πŸ˜›

Once your mixture is cooled down a little, pour it into two separate glasses:
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Put 10 minutes on the clock and dip a pigtail into each glass (Note: Make sure you have paper towels or an old towel on hand that you don’t mind ruining):
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After the 10 minutes is up, pull your hair out and dry it off:
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Now just style it and show it off!
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Note: It can take week to months for Kool-Aid to wash out of your hair. I have a tutorial on here that walks you through getting that color out in minutes if you need to: https://portiasunexpectedtreasures.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/kool-aid-how-to-get-that-dip-dyed-color-out/

Thanks for joining us! And Thank you sissy for letting me take your pictures!

Check out my sister’s blog here: http://deedeeslilcrafts.weebly.com/
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Kool-Aid: How to get that dip-dyed color out!

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So, my little sister dip-dyed my daughter’s hair a blue with Kool-Aid about 4 days ago now. The color wasn’t wanting to fade. Here it is the night she got it dyed:
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Now, don’t get me wrong. I think it’s adorable. However, I wasn’t aware that Kool-Aid took so long to come out. Apparently it can take months. I was expecting it to wash out after a few days.
Again, it’s cute, but the blue? Not exactly special occasion worthy. πŸ˜‰
Here is what it looked like today before we figured out how to get it all out:
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So, many baths and some trial and error later, we finally found a decent solutin. I’m sure there are already tutorials out there for this, and plenty of them, but let me add my own.

Here is what you will need:
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2-3 Tbs Baking Soda
1-2 Cups Water
Sauce Pan
Glass (or just use the sauce pan. I used the glass because of how little hair we were cleansing)

You going to add your 1-2 cups water to your sauce pan and bring to a boil.
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Once you have brought it to boil, add your 2-3 Tbs Baking Soda. It’s going to fizz. That’s okay.
Turn off the heat and move the water to your glass, or just use the pan. Depending on how much hair you are doing.

Note before you continue: I have no idea what kind of damage can be done by using boiling water on your hair. Let it cool for a little while if you are afraid, but the water does need to be hot.

Dip your hair in the hot water and leave it to set for 30-45 second. That should be sufficient enough. If not? You can always repeat this later.
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Your water will start to change colors. It will look really dark once you are done as well. Just dump this out when you are done.
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You hair should look something like this now:
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Now, just dry your hair and add your favorite leave-in conditioner or hair oil! Simple enough, right?

P.S. My little sister would like to do a tutorial on how to dip dye your hair, so I’ll have that up sometime.
Thanks for reading!