Day at the Ranch

Last week, Kirsten went to her friend Christena’s house. Here’s what happened, in her own words.

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This is me conched out after a night of movies and food at my friend Christena’s house. Her alarm woke me up, but I wasn’t ready.

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“Get up, Kirsten! We have so many fun things to do today!” she said, “Rise and shine!”

After much coaxing, and, I’m embarrassed to say, jumping on me, I finally got moving.

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“Time to make the bed. You grab this side, Kirsten, and I’ll-”

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“Pillow fight!!!!!!”

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Yes, we don’t stay on task very well. After that *diversion* we went out to the stable.

IMG_0316“Here’s my horse, Jackson. Are you ready to ride him?”

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“I think so?!?!?! First I need to untangle this thing!”

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“Well, while you do that, I’ll brush Jackson to get the dirt off. He doesn’t like it under his saddle.”

IMG_0324“Are you ready, Kirsten?”

“Yes!”

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As Christena led me around the ring, I was so happy to have such a great friend……..with a great horse!

Thank you to my great friend, Rainbow Sprinkles, for making this photostory with me. To see this from her doll’s point of view, click here.

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Caroline Cosplays Elsa from Frozen

Up until this weekend I was the last person in the world to see the new Disney movie Frozen. It was worth the wait. The songs are super catchy and Olaf is the cutest snowman ever; I especially liked the character Elsa. She has awesome hair and deep emotions and Caroline looks exactly like her, so she had to cosplay Elsa. Since actually making an ice gown, or a Norwegian coronation dress will have to wait, Caroline is dressed as “Young Elsa”. This look is seen in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” sequence. The outfit she is wearing is a replica of Addy’s School Suit and Blouse made by my grandma. Enjoy!

Frozen CollageSide by side, they’re pretty close. If jacket’s trim was black and she had a blue blouse and bangs (gotta love alliteration) she would be a dead ringer!IMG_0349

Caroline’s having a hard time holding back! She couldn’t last 10 minutes, never mind 10 years.

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Uuuggg! Being stuck in my bedroom without my sister is horrible!

IMG_0351And as an added bonus, there will be a tutorial for this headband Caroline/Elsa is wearing sometime soon. Caroline lost her hat yesterday, but the cold never bothered her anyway.

Stay warm,

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Sewing Adventures: The Persian Green Dress

My Friends,

Caroline has been in “need” of a new dress, so since she is so spoiled and would not let off, I made her one from my own pattern, an alteration of the dress I made here. After some serger complications (seriously, this fabric was super ravely, so I couldn’t cut corners) it’s finished!

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I present to you the Persian Green Dress! This Regency style dress has puffed sleeves, empire waist, and a contrast sash.

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A close up on the sleeves. The sleeves pattern is from Josefina’s Christmas Dress.

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I redrew the bodice to have a curved neckline. The dash of sophistication the satiny ribbon sash brings I think is beautiful.

IMG_0193Back view. I used no-snag Velcro here.

IMG_0205Caroline, wearing the Persian Green dress, alongside Kirsten, wearing Caroline’s Meet dress. Caroline’s Meet dress was the model for the neckline and bodice and skirt length.

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The sleeves next to each other. I have also drafted a pattern for Caroline’s Meet sleeves, so in the future I have options for variations.

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A closing shot. Caroline says she is glad to have something to change into when she visits 1812. In other news, the Gals and About Me pages got updated! Opal is glad she’s now an *official* member of the Me and My Gals family!

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Sisters

Opal has a sister!!! Her name is Susan and I’ve had her for a loooonnnnggg time. Since they look quite alike, I present to you, Opal and Susan, the fabulous pair!IMG_0156

 

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IMG_0173Willsbardgirl, Opal and Susan