August 08, 2019

Renaissance - Overview for American Girl Dolls


Clothes patterns used to create the scene above for sale in my store and on Etsy:


Saddle up your horse with a new saddle and 3D print barrels and buckets.

Free tutorial on how to make a jousting pole for your doll. (coming soon)

Free tutorial on how to modify the free saddle blanket to look like a saddle blanket used in a jousting competition (coming soon)

Free tutorial on how to make a bow (coming soon)


Flat Bread for American Girl Dolls




What you need
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup flour + some extra for hands and table
  • 1/4 cup water
  • some cinnamon for darker color (optional)
  • piece of parchment paper
  • baking sheet and oven

How to make the Bread
  1. Mix salt and flour in a bowl.
  2. Slowly add water while mixing until you have a dough like consistency.
  3. To get the darker color, add some cinnamon in the dough (either the whole dough or just part of it).
  4. Use additional flour for hands and table and knead though thoroughly.
  5. Form small balls and flatten and put on parchment paper on baking sheet.
  6. Make smaller and larger ones
  7. To make the breads, leave in larger ball and cut top surface with a knife with a couple of vertical and horizontal cuts.
  8. Leave over night to dry.
  9. Bake at 300F/150C for about 40 minutes.
  10. Let cool and spray with a mat sealer.
This bread goes very well with your Medieval/Renaissance or Viking theme.
The amounts stated above were able to create all of these:

December 23, 2018

Horses - Overview for American Girl Doll



I was having some fun with the staple setup. The English Saddle, Riding Pants and Riding Jacket are all sewing patterns available for sale in my store. The Bucket and Barrel are part of my 3D-printable Pioneer Set pattern also available in my store.

       




The free Horse Blanket pattern can be found right here on this blog.




July 03, 2018

NASA Mars Info Package for American Girl Dolls


I found all of these perfect flyers and leaflets on NASA's webpage (https://spinoff.nasa.gov/resources.html).

I resized some of them for AG size and made a new folder to match what a NASA folder might look like.
You can download a clear folder (use with grey card stock)
or download the grey folder (use with white card stock).
For my free tutorial on how to assemble the folder, go here.

The Information Pack I created from the NASA flyers can be downloaded here.


See all my other Science related items here and get the free sewing pattern for the FlightSuit here with any other pattern purchase.



April 17, 2018

Dolls for a Cause



For those of you who would like to have the Science or Baking Set and don't have access to a 3D printer, you could have a chance to purchase it. I donated a Science and Baking Set to Dolls for a Cause and their Autism Auction. Some of those items are not yet for sale in my store and are currently one of a kind.
I have an autistic son and feel very connected to this cause so go and check it out.





March 31, 2018

Science Lab for American Girl Doll




You can make a Science lab for your doll using the following items

On Ebay you can find the following items in glass quite inexpensively.
Just remember that glass breaks when played roughly with.
  • 5ml glass cylinder measuring cup
  • 5ml and 10ml glass Beaker
  • 5ml glass Flask with stopper
  • 5ml or 10ml Erlenmeyer Flask

Science - Petri Dish for American Girl Doll



What you need

  • 3g clear lip balm container (found mine on ebay)
  • Acrylic water (optional) or clear school glue as growth medium
  • Acrylic paint or dye (optional) to color growth medium
  • Puff paint (to create the growing bacteria and such)

How to make the Petri Dish

  1. Either mix acrylic water (parts A and B) according to manufacturer's instructions or take clear school glue and optionally mix a little bit of yellow or red acrylic paint in it (not much, you just want a hint).
  2. Pour a small layer into lip balm container. I only used the lid of the container, but you can use the bottom part, if you want to be able to close it later. This will be your "growth medium".
    Let dry/cure.

  3. Take your puff paint (you can use multiple colors) and dot and streak across the "growth medium". Let dry.