Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fashion: 6 Outfits, 1 Shirt

Hi everyone!
Today, I challenged myself to find 6 ways to use a white, long sleeve t-shirt. Here are the results.
I used the dark green shorts and sandals from the camp outfit that has been retired.

I used the InnerStarU bag from the accessories set for the old MyAG dolls, blue jeans from the Honey outfit, and InnerStarU shoes from the InnerStarU outfit.

I used the t-shirt from the Sweet Melody outfit, and blue jeans from the Honey outfit.

I used a Play Wonder striped jacket, ballet flats from some knock-off brand, and grey leggings from the JLY doll meet outfit.

I used the pink striped hat that I got from a winter set at the AGP in Chicago, a light pink ribbon from my ribbon box, black leggings from the ski outfit that the shirt came with, and the ballet flats.

I made a necklace using beads and stretchy string. I also used the purple jeans from the old MyAG meet outfit, InnerStarU shoes, and a purple suitcase.

Here's a picture of Natalie I like.

My models were Samantha and Natalie.

Behind the Scenes-- Making a Blog Post

So, it might seem like it's really easy to keep up a blog. In fact, that's what I thought when I first started blogging. I was definitely wrong.

Step 1: Get an idea.
Getting an idea for a post is actually quite easy for me, because there's loads of inspiration on the AG website and various doll blogs.

Step 2: Take photos. (Time: ~40 min--1hr)
This is the most time consuming part of the process. I take lots of photos to make sure I get the best possible one. Also, as I don't have an artificial lighting source, I have to shoot whenever the sun's at a good angle.

Step 3: Download photos onto computer. (30 sec--1 min)
Now that we have an iMac, this takes about a minute if I'm loading a lot of photos.

Step 4: Choose photos to use. (20 min--30 min)
This takes a bit because I have to go through all the photos I took. To get a good reference point, I took 102 photos for a blog post that's 5 images long. That's about 20 pictures per actual image that will make it on the blog.

Step 5: Edit pictures [optional] (10 min--40 min)
If the photos need cropping, I want to add words/ a watermark, or I want to edit some colors, I use photoshop. This means I open each individual photo and go through it, sometimes changing the curves, etc.

Step 6: Load onto blog (5 min--forever)
This depends on how many pictures I'm using.

Step 7: Write stuff (5 min-- 20 min)
The amount of time depends on how much writing needs to go with each image.

Step 8: Publish!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Breakfast

This tutorial has 4 parts: the strawberries, the waffle, the whipped cream, and the plate. It is based on the Breakfast In Bed set by AG, because I know that it can be made for way cheaper.

What you'll need:
  • Red polymer clay
  • Green polymer clay
  • White polymer clay
  • Yellow polymer clay
  • Tan polymer clay
  • A skewer or other sharp, pointy object
  • A small round object
  • A larger round object
  • A square toothpick or a matchstick (ask an adult)



PART I-- Strawberries
 First, get a blob of red polymer clay and a small blob of green polymer clay.

 Flatten the green polymer clay out.

 Create little slits around the green clay for leaves.

 Roll the red clay into a strawberry-like shape (below is the finished result).

 Poke little holes in the red clay for seeds using your skewer/other pointy object (finished results below).

 Put the green clay on top of the red clay.


PART II-- Whipped cream
 Get a large blob of white clay and a small blob of red clay.

 Mix together.

 Use your smaller round object to press into the sphere.

 Press onto the table to smooth.

Remove small round object.

Take your white clay and make it into a ball. Twist with your fingers so a bit comes off and you get a nice "soft-serve" look.

 Place in bowl.


PART III: Waffle
Get tan, white, and yellow polymer clay.

Mix.

Flatten your ball of clay out. It is important to make sure that when you flatten it out it is still pretty thick.

Using your skewer, make an indentation.

Round out the edges to form a heart.

 Using your square toothpick/match stick, make indentations in your heart.

 The finished product should look something like this. If you'd like, you can do the other side.


PART IV-- Plate
 Get some white clay.

Roll it out.

Put it around the bottom of your larger circular object. Make sure the edges are even.

 Pull off the clay.

I can make a tutorial for fun foam as well, if you'd like.

Photos loading...

... I've got ~12 left to process. And then put in order. And write text with. But it's going to be worth it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Something cool's coming up!

I'm making a pretty big craft tutorial right now! I just need to test my ideas and take pictures. Stay tuned. :)

Alyssa Photo Shoot

Here is a quick photo shoot i did with Alyssa my 2nd MAG



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Photoshoot with Jane


Ironically, this was under a lime tree. The limes aren't ripe.

Her hair refuses to cooperate in wind.


On the slide. Lighting was not the best.

Relaxing on a swing. She kept on falling off, thus the debris in her hair XD

Thursday, July 12, 2012

More AG Food

Here's some more American Girl-sized food I made. A lot of it is just stuff I made awhile back and haven't baked yet.

Cinnamon rolls and a piece of toast covered in cinnamon and sugar.
A cupcake with a foil cupcake wrapper thingy, and some ice cream. To the right are some licorice wheels. I'll be making a tutorial about them because they're so easy to make :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

youtube

hey guys its molly and last night i got a youtube and here is a link to my channel!


http://www.youtube.com/user/4everluvag?feature=results_main

Monday, July 9, 2012

Stop motion Contest

For the followers and others who missed the previous posts, Zoe is holding a contest where the follower or visitor's stop motion idea is made into a stop motion and is dedicated to that person! Have fun!!!!! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

GOTY 2013 Guesses

Apparently, the AG blogosphere has decided to go bananas over what they think GOTY 2013 will look like and her story. I'm going to hazard my own opinion here-- this isn't actually what I think will happen, but rather what I wish would.

Jenna [insert_last_name_here]

10 year-old Jenna is a bright, inquisitive girl. She lives in California, with her mother, father, brother, and pet dog. She enjoys running, painting, and working on the computer. She has a small group of friends, mainly because she is rather shy.

When she hears about the new children's art show in her town, she is excited. She creates a beautiful painting of some monarch butterflies to enter.  Disaster strikes when banner for the art show is stolen. Jenna helps raise the funds to get a new banner. She also designs it. /bad summary

I need to learn how to properly photoshop clothes.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Doll School Supplies

Although you may be loath to think of school during the summer, these are things your doll can use year-round.
I made this book out of a print out of a book cover (see below) and a bunch of cut out pages from an old school workbook. The book, for reference, is about the size of my doll's hand, or a little larger. The book covers had to be resized in photoshop, but there are plenty of other image editing programs that are free (Pixlr is my favorite online one, but you can also download GIMP if your internet connection is spotty.)

Click on this to zoom in. It has instructions as to obtaining your own book covers for your dolls.

Here is some doll-sized binder paper. To print it, open another tab. Then drag the image onto the tab. It should open in the tab, and you can press Ctrl+P (for Windows) or Cmd+P (for Mac) to print. Cut along the light gray lines.

Friday, July 6, 2012

#15!


thanks so much on getting us the ranking 15 in girl doll talk! mv will be up soon! of me or dolls? comment below! BTW this is NOT my best i've done better so please no mean comments.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Contest

Guys, don't forget about the stop motion contest! The prize is having your idea made into a stopmotion and having the video dedicated to YOU! Contest ends July 30!

Vote for us!

So, I know most of you have AG blogs, so you're probably asking people to vote for you as well. But would you take a moment to vote for this one? My goal is to get onto the front page. If we do, I'll give the first 3ish minutes of the movie to you. And make a new poster.

Thanks,
Michelle

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Doll Hair


Today, I decided to do my dolls hair. For some reason I decided to for the first time do a fishtail braid. Also, I gave Kit and Emily feather hair extensions. Also, I made a head piece. So, here are some pics!