Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Having Fun with My Froggy Stuff

Several weeks ago, one of my readers drew my attention to a great blogger and YouTuber:  My Froggy Stuff. You can find her blog HERE and her YouTube channel HERE.  I had so much fun reading her posts and watching her videos that it instantly inspired me to try some of her projects!  My daughters and I had a great time crafting together. :)  

Here are a few of the things that I made for my collection:

No sew dress/shirt (you can view My Froggy Stuff's tutorial HERE), plus my own creation on Kaitlin 1 (in the orange).  You'll notice that these pics were taken before I decided to rewig Kaitlin 2. ;)

This dress was one of my favorites.  It's so lovely and flowy.

Plus, it looks great with Kaitlin 2's green eyes. :)

I used material from an old shirt I'd outgrown.

The two Kaitlins together. :)

Kaitlin 1's dress was made out of one of the sleeves from another shirt I'd outgrown.  I cut arm holes in the material just underneath the end of the sleeve, and used the natural hem of the sleeve as a sort of loose collar.  

I cut another strip of material from another part of the shirt to use as a belt.

Britt's shirt was the very first one I made.  It was actually supposed to be a dress too, but I miscalculated the size of the material circle I needed. ;)

Britt's necklace is a child's bracelet we got as a hand-me-down.  It looks great with her blue eyes! :)  

  I also cut a thick strip of material to use as a kind of headband/scarf type thingee. :)

Once I'd gotten a few of these under my belt, the madness began! :)  I wondered how some of the dresses would work for Elena, my Karito Kids doll (FKA Pita).

I found that she could wear the dress I made for Kaitlin 1...she just didn't need the belt.

Then, with the other sleeve, I made a shirt that looked a lot like the dress.  Too bad I'm horrible at cutting straight lines!  (Don't look too closely at the bottom of the shirt!)

The back of the shirt ended up looking a little funny with the seam off-centered.  Oh well...I think it still works from the front, at least! :)

Next, I tried my hand at some American Girl styles.  Jenna, my little trendy gal, was happy to model for me. ;)  This first outfit was also supposed to be a dress, but it ended up just a little short.  Good thing leggings are so in style right now! :)

Next, I tried a shirt...

...and then I decided to try my hand at a halter top.  I cut a large hole in one side of the circle of material...

...and put Jenna's head through it.

Then I twisted the two sides to give it a little more of an elegant look.

I'm not really a fan of halter tops myself, but it was fun to experiment! :)

My last AG sized project was this outfit.  Those of you who read Tess and Maggie's blog will recognize this outfit from THIS post. :)

Once again, a little short for a dress, but a little long for a shirt.  Oh well.  I suppose it works. ;)

After seeing Mommy hard at work like a mad scientist in his lair, Little Gal got interested and requested a dress for Rahel.  Here's what I came up with.

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself! ;)

There were lots of other great craft ideas from My Froggy Stuff.  After an afternoon of crafting with the girls, I decided to make a doll bed and shelf for my BFC Ink dolls, just for fun.  Here are the results:

Doll bed (you can view My Froggy Stuff's tutorial HERE) and shelf (I basically drew inspiration for this from THIS video).

I used a really fun Bath and Body Works box from my online order for the insides of the shelves and for the headboard of the bed.  I used some black duct tape for the outsides.  By the way, don't look to closely at the's horribly crooked!  I didn't exactly...uh...measure before I cut and put it together.  :}

Here's a closer look at the bed.  I didn't have cereal boxes on hand, so I used part of an orange box instead.   I also used a nice, thick box for the headboard.  

Side view

A close-up of the headboard.

Another fun tutorial My Froggy Stuff had was her "Room in a Box" for Barbie-sized dolls.  I thought it would be fun to try making one for Belle.

Room in a Box for Belle, including a bed and dresser.  Click HERE to see the bed tutorial and HERE to see my inspiration for the dresser and for the room in a box idea.

The dresser.  It took me FOREVER to get those strips of zebra print duct tape cut straight and attached to the dresser!  That stuff is really sticky!

I love how the bed turned out!  It's really cute and so easy to make! :)

I'm still working on wall decorations.  I thought this would make a really cute little bulletin board.

I'd like to get one of Belle and Robby's nice outdoor pictures and use this paper as a mat behind it.

I made this picture frame out of some packaging from a bead set.

Belle is super comfy in her new room! :)

I've found that the tiny proofs that come with my printed Costco photos make the perfect sizes photos for Belle and friends! :)

I hope you enjoyed this post!!  If you did, I'd encourage you to go check out My Froggy Stuff's blog and YouTube and start some crafting adventures of your own!  :D


A Spicy Muffin said...

I love MyFroggyStuff! :D

Bama said...

WOW! Lots of fun stuff! I have never been to that site, but I will. Looks like you have been soooo busy having fun with all this. :o)

Anonymous said...

What a busy person you have been .. kewl .. it all turned out to darn cute. Thanks for sharing all the neat ideas and the websites we will have to check them all out


Carly :") said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!! The dresses are so pretty! i like the first one best though. :)LUV Belle's room X)

A Colton Dixon Fan
carly :")

MulanFan_95 said...

Wow the dresses are super pretty, I'm not so into 18'' dolls, so the Barbie-sized room really interested me! I think I'll make one! Hope My Froggy Stuff have tutorials on making clothes for 12'' dolls.

beastsbelle said...

Hi everyone! :) I'm glad you all enjoyed the post. I forgot I had this one scheduled...I just got back from an out-of-town visit. :D

MulanFan_95, My Froggy Stuff has a ton of ideas for Barbie-sized dolls. Prepare to be amazed! ;)

futuredoll said...

You are so creative! New to your blog and loving it!

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, futuredoll. :) Glad you're enjoying the blog. It's always great meeting new followers! :D

Mulan_Fan95 said...

Well, if you're in the mood to create new stuff, you should totally check out this page: it features a wonderful handmade Rapunzel tower. Rapunzel, Eugene and their family could use a nice house for themselves;)

beastsbelle said...

Ooh, thanks! I'll be sure to check it out. :)

beastsbelle said...

Wow!! I just took a peek. That castle is amazing!! I don't know that I'm feeling quite that ambitious yet, though. Plus, I'm not sure where it would fit in my room (my hubby has to have some space, you know). ;)

Mulan_Fan95 said...

I can totally feel that. The tower I made is inside of a box, so It doesn't take that much space. When I have time, I'll post pictures to my Flickr :D

beastsbelle said...

Sounds great! :)