Monday, September 24, 2012


Would anyone be willing to do a collaboration with me? I don't have much to blog about right now, mainly because I haven't made anything. So I'm happy to work with someone on a project!

Things that I'd love to work on:
-Something crafty
-Doll school
-Doll pen pals
-Anything you can come up with that sounds fun!

If you're interested, please email me at

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Caroline's Applesauce Cake WIP

These are some pictures of my first attempt at making Caroline's applesauce cake from clay. It needs a lot of improvement, but it's a good start.

Here are some extra apples:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Polymer Clay (Apple) Pie Tutorial

As promised, I made this tutorial on how to make pie out of polymer clay for your AG dolls. Enjoy :)

What you'll need:
  • tan, yellow, green, translucent, and white polymer clay
  • a pen/paintbrush handle
  • a bottle cap
  • scrap clay (or a lump of regular clay if you must)
  • a stick of brown clay, baked
  • exacto knife (kind of optional, but highly recommended)
  • soft-bristled paintbrush (this is a must!)
  • liquid clay (I use translucent liquid sculpey)

PART I: Mini Pie
This pie is for the miniature AG dolls. It also makes a good necklace charm.

 Step 1: Mix the clays. You'll want about equal parts white and tan, and just a smidgen less yellow.

 Step 2: Roll out your dough, using a pen or a paintbrush handle. You want it to be pretty thin.

 Step 3: Put your dough into the "pan" (the bottle cap.) Prod it into the corners gently using the end of your pen/paintbrush. Trim off the excess, and save. It will be used later.

 Step 4: Make apples. Mix some translucent with a pinch of green and a bit more yellow than green (I used too much green here.)

 Step 5: Put a chunk of scrap clay in the bottom of your pie pan (so you don't have to do quite so much work). It is probably a good idea to use something slightly less brightly colored.

 Step 6: Fill the pie pan with apples.

Step 7: Using an exacto knife, make shavings of your baked brown clay.

Step 8: Put the shavings into some translucent liquid sculpey (TLS). You'll want to make a lot of shavings, as I didn't use enough. Spread onto the apples with a SOFT bristled brush. If you don't have one, you can't do a lot of things with clay, so I suggest you get one. If you don't have soft bristles, the clay will just get messed up.

Step 9: Make long strips of the dough (these will be the lattices).

 Step 10: Put these strips of dough across the pie one way. Five was good enough for me.

 Step 11: Begin to create a weave pattern by going over and under with some more strips running perpendicular to the first set.

 Step 11.5: Your weave is finished!

 Step 12: Using a soft-bristled paintbrush, brush some brown chalk pastel onto your pie. After baking, add brown chalk pastel to some glaze and coat top of pie. Or if you like the way it looks when it comes out of the oven, you can leave it as is.

PART II: AG Doll-Sized Pie
 Step 1: Using the same recipe for dough as above, create this shape.

 Step 2: With the brown clay scrapings/TLS mix from above (remember, more scrapings is better), coat apples using the apple recipe from above.

 Step 3: Assemble apples on pie.

Step 4: Add a top to the pie. Color with brown chalk pastel. When it gets out of the oven, use glaze and pastel to coat the apples.


As many of you know, today many people across the United States remember the horrific events of 9/11/2001. I'm not going to get into a political discussion about anything related to this-- that's not what this post is about. I'm just going to share a reflection I wrote last night about my visit to the Pentagon 9/11 memorial. If you ever get the chance, I highly suggest visiting one of these memorials.

Tomorrow is 9/11. I’m not saying that I’ll stop everything that I’m doing tomorrow in remembrance— I’m too young to remember a thing. But I’ll obviously think about it.

We went to the 9/11 Pentagon memorial during the class trip to D.C. The statues, the lights, the water were profound. They are swoops up from the ground, facing whichever way the person was facing at the time— from the airplane towards the building or from the building towards the airplane. Each statue has water flowing under it, and a light to illuminate the water that glows green. A few of these lights had been burnt out. This was depressing, as well as saddening. No one seemed to care or know that these lights— that to me, symbolised each person’s legacy— had gone out.
Each statue is positioned based on each person’s age when they passed away. The farther back you get into the memorial, the older the people were. It is heartbreaking to see the one lone statue at the beginning, that of a 3 year-old girl. My one wish as I left that night was that she had felt nothing as she died. She was too innocent, too full of life.
When it was daylight, we could see the difference in color in the stones where the plane hit the pentagon— like a scar, a blemish upon the otherwise staid and proud building. I wonder how it must feel to be sitting in those desks on that wall. Do the workers live in fear, carrying out matters of national security and praying every day that they get home safe and unharmed? Do they feel haunted by the memories of that day? Were they even there when the plane hit; do they remember?
Never forget.

Monday, September 10, 2012

More clay ideas, and some personal stuff (won't bore you though)

Hey guys-
Went to the doctor today (like I said, I've been sick all week). They said I have a sinus infection (ugh), but gave me a lollipop, which was nice. Most people don't give me lollipops anymore. So I'll probably be out of school for today and possibly tomorrow, depending on the antibiotics and whether or not they work. If my energy level is high enough, I might even do what I'm going to explain in this post. Onto the real post...

If you haven't read this post from the Doll Wardrobe, you definitely should. They review a few of Caroline's things, and it's pretty cool. One thing they had a complaint about was Caroline's applesauce cake. I am thinking about making it out of clay, to see if I can do it any better. Does this sound like a good idea? As there are no tutorials online for making this (as far as I know), it probably won't be very good, but I'll try my best. :)

What do you think?

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Hi everyone!
Sorry for not posting earlier, I've been sick for about a week.

Someone named "Anonymous" commented on the post about the results of our first poll, saying that I should make some pie out of polymer clay.

Guess what? It's here! I'll be posting the tutorial when I have more time, but for now, here are the finished products.
 This pie is actually a good size for the miniature AG dolls. It's the size of a bottle cap.

This pie is perfect for your regular sized AG dolls. I just didn't want to make an entire pie, because it takes a lot of clay, and I don't have a doll-sized pie tin.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pictures from Yosemite!

Okay, so I've been a bit lazy in making a tutorial of some stuff that I've been doing with clay (If you still haven't got clay, you seriously should make an investment in it. It's kind of expensive, but makes amazing doll food). In the mean time, I'll show you some pictures of Natalie in Yosemite.