Camp Dolliwatha Recap: Books

YES, I’VE BEEN A TERRIBLE BLOGGER THIS MONTH, I KNOW.

True, I was gone for two weeks in a row (vacation and AHG camp), but that doesn’t mean it’s OK for me to not post the entire month. I mean, if a blogger doesn’t post for awhile, I don’t really care — but when it’s me? I care then. Because I’ve been committed to this blog for the past two years. I don’t want to disappear and lose my inspiration and readers and friends.

Although I’ve got to say, the break was nice.

Anyway, I received no pictures for Marissa‘s Back to School week or Anna‘s Outdoor Adventure week, but I did get one for Clara‘s Book week. (If you haven’t seen the crafts for those weeks, go check them out!)

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Grace made a Keeper of the Lost Cities cape for her doll!

Speaking of Grace, she’s hosting Camp Dolliwatha this week! Visit her blog, The Girl Upstairs, for dance-inspired crafts.

-Loren

P.S. I missed you guys.🙂

Flashback — July 2015

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The Last What’s Up Wednesday ~ July 1. Goodbye, WUW! *waves a bit too cheerfully*

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What is She Doing?! #5. You guys have really weird captions. Seriously — underwear battles and the Underwear Phantoms?

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Life at Camp ~ Fourth of July Parade. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS TO MAKE THIS POST. IT WAS HOT, I HAD TO MAKE A FLAG OUT OF STREAMERS, AND JUST UGH.

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The Camping Expedition. Can I just say that this is a really weird photostory? ‘Cause it is. There’s talking dogs and a tent that thinks for itself. But idk, it’s OK.

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Life at Camp ~ Aphrodite. HER HAIR IS SO PRETTY. ALSO, HER FLOWER CROWN. MMM.

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Sunset Wanderer. Pretty sure that MJ is the most photogenic doll ever made.

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The TSO — Part Two: Suspicious. Wanna see some terrible spies almost get caught? Then this photostory is for you!

American Girl Maryellen Larkin

18 Inch Maryellen Doll! I spew a bunch of adjectives that are synonyms with “beautiful.” When I get too excited, I turn into a thesaurus — shh.

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Stranger in the House. Bri hates everyone, which is a bit of a problem . . . as when she comes home from a day of shopping, a strange girl is in her dorm.

New Personal Blog. Man, am I glad that I started another blog! I recently reached one year and 180 followers on Blue Eyes, Gray Eyes.

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Shout Our Your Doll Site — With a 121 Followers Q&A. I have nothing clever or funny to say about this. It a shout out. With a Q&A announcement. Simple.

American Girl doll Truly Me #44

Truly Me Doll Wishlist. I now have one doll from this list. I’M SO ACCOMPLISHED.

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

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Lavender Girl. Aw, Savannah, you’re so PURTY.

Thank you and goodbye.

-Loren

Camp Dolliwatha Recap: Acting

Has it been a week? It has. Oops. I have a legit excuse this time, and it’s one word: VBS. (If you want to read about my VBS adventures, click HERE.)

Anyway, ready for the recap of Week Two?

Scripts

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From Grace (The Girl Upstairs).

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Dude, you have such fancy handwriting.

Thanks for sending in pictures, Grace!

Week Three of Camp Dolliwatha will be hosted by Marissa @ Inner Star Studios! Visit her blog on Monday for the start of a week of back-to-school themed posts.

By the way, I won’t be posting much this summer — on here, or on Blue Eyes, Gray Eyes. I’m going to be gone for two weeks with very limited access to WiFi. I might be able to schedule some posts, but idk.

-Loren

Camp Dolliwatha Recap: Summer Days

Hello! The first week of Camp Dolliwatha is over, so today I’m recaping the crafts, with some help from my readers. Several people sent in photos of the crafts they made, so I’m posting them on my blog!

Friendship Bracelets:

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From Clara.

Rope Braid:

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From Ella.

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Ella 3

Ella 4

Clara 2

From Clara.

Pineapple Phone Case:

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From Julia.

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From Clara.

Thanks for sending in pictures, guys!

My week hosting Camp Dolliwatha may be over, but there’s still many weeks of camp left this summer! Week Two, Acting, is being hosted by Josie @ Josie On the Go. Visit her blog on Monday for her first camp post!

-Loren

Camp Dolliwatha, Week One: Polaroids

Welcome to the final day of Week One of Camp Dolliwatha!

Polaroids

For today’s craft, we’re making doll-size Polaroids!

Start by taking the pictures that you want to turn into Polaroids. I did a photobooth with my dolls: the background is scrapbook paper taped to the wall, and the props are foam glued to kabob sticks.

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Background.

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Props.

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Upload the pictures to your computer. Then go to PicMonkey.com, scroll over “Edit,” and select “Computer.”

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A screen will pop up asking you to click the photo you’d like to edit. Find the pictures you uploaded to your computer earlier and select one.

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Once you’ve chosen a photo, PicMonkey will take you to the editing screen. Find the picture of the frame in the left menu and click on it.

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Once the Frames screen has loaded, scroll down until you find the Polaroid Frame option. Apply.

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Press the “Save” button on the top of the page.

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Follow the directions on the Save screen.

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Once you’ve edited all your pictures to look like Polaroids, go to Google Docs (or any document program) and create a new document. Click the Insert button on the top left and select Image.

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Upload the Polaroids and insert them into the document.

Make them small — mine are 1″ 1/2 by 1″ 1/4. Print out the document on card stock paper, and cut out the pictures. (If they’re not the right size, you can just change it in Google Docs and try again.)

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You’re done!

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How cute are these?

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I found the mini clothespins at Michael’s, and clipped them onto some string to create a little display of goofy photobooth Polaroids.

For Week Two of Camp Dolliwatha, I’ll be handing the baton to Josie, who is doing an acting theme. Visit her blog from July 25 – 30 for more crafts.

If you made this craft, email me up to three pictures at happyhouseofag@gmail.com. I’ll include your photo(s) in the weekly Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday!

-Loren

Camp Dolliwatha, Week One: Popsicles

Popsicles

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You will need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Sculpey
  • A Q-Tip
  • Popsicle stick
  • Aluminum foil
  • Scissors (not shown)

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To begin, cut your popsicle stick in half (I’m using jumbo popsicle sticks, but if you have normal ones, than skip that step). Then cut it down to three inches.

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Take aluminum foil and scrunch it around the popsicle stick (so you don’t have to use as much Sculpey). Make sure to leave space at the bottom for the stick to poke out.

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Cover the foil in Sculpey color of your choice. Once the clay is on, smooth it out with your finger or the back of a spoon. Then bake the popsicle according to the instructions on the Sculpey package.

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Once the popsicle is out of the oven, use the Q-Tip to spread Mod Podge over it. This will give the popsicle a shiny look.

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Let the Mod Podge dry, and you’re done! Now your dolls have a tasty, cool summer treat.

If you made this craft, email me up to three pictures at happyhouseofag@gmail.com. I’ll include your photo(s) in the weekly Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday!

-Loren