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The Joys of January // Looking Ahead, Issue 1 (VII)

 It's 2018!

*inhales happily* A year of fresh starts. 2017 was pretty good - two new additions to our family, Mia and Kit!
I know this is a 'Looking Ahead', but I want to look back over 2017 briefly and choose my favorite post from each month!

January - The Ice Princess Probably one of my favorite photoshoots EVER.
February - I STILL Love AG And I'm Proud of That
Wow. This one got a LOT of views... and went pretty crazy.
March - Spending a Day in Space
 I loved making this: the foil and improvised spacesuit, the moonsand, the foil landing pad.... the flag... EVERYTHING WAS SO FUN!
April - 6 Tips on How to Be a Doll Celebrity XD XD This one was one of my pet projects. It's like, a sarcastic poke of fun at celebrity stuff.... May - Mia and Star Another photoshoot. How original... June - Adventure in the Attic
This was so much fun to do - it took like, two hours in 100+ degree summer attic weather. *swelters at thought* But it was TOTALLY worth it. :) July - Triple…

Christmas Craft Collab: no. 5, DIY Mini Doll Cape and Muff

 And welcome to another craft of the Christmas Craft Collab! Can you believe that it's only EIGHT days until Christmas? This means that after this craft... there's only one more week for this. *wipes away tear* It's been a blast doing this with the marvelous, magnificent Madison of Delightful World of Dolls!
But I must explain. I was going to do a whole post with a matching cape and muff for dolls and their dolls, but I snapped my USB drive and deleted all the pictures from 2015 until now. They're still on a backup computer, but I'll have to search through at least a thousand pictures. It also means that I can't transfer pictures onto the home computer. I'm hoping to get a replacement really soon, because I have some really fun ideas, including one that will use this craft! Thankfully, I took these pictures and uploaded them before the tragic occurrence, so I'll just have to say that I think the same principles apply to 18" dolls.
Hey, look! Four other crafts you can do in this collab!
And let's go make a cape and muff for your mini doll!
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DIY Mini Doll Cape and Muff
What you will need:
- Mini doll (as a model!)
- faux fur strips
- scissors
-hot glue gun
- tiny button
- thin hairthing

First, measure around your mini doll's shoulders to see how long the strip needs to be. I cut mine a little longer at the bottom and shorter at the top.

Next, cut the hairthing so that it is one long stretchy strand and wrap it around the button to see how long it should be once you cut it.

Hot glue the button onto one end of the fur at the top.

Add two dots of hot glue and press the strand onto it to make a hook.

There you have it! Super easy (though I made it hard because I wasn't sure how to say things, didn't I?) and rather quick!

Here's Mini Melody modeling her new cape!

Side view..

Front view! Isn't she adorable?!

And aerial view!

For the muff, you'll need about the same stuff as above, except that it helps to have a clear elastic hairtie.

Slip the elastic over the mini doll's hands to keep them together.

Slide the strip of fur over her hands and bring it back out under.

Measure, trim, and hot glue!

You should have a nice little circle. To put it on, slide it onto her arm (without the elastic), put the elastic on, and slide the muff onto her hands!


Keep your mini doll nice and cozy during Christmas!
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If you make this for ANY of your dolls, let me know by commenting below and emailing me a picture at! If you do it within a week, your picture will be published in the Christmas Eve gallery of craft photos! Can't wait to see yours there!
~ Light4theLord


  1. Ooh, Mini Melody is SO cute! And I LOVE the little cape and muff! I'm going to scavenge around and find some faux fur or something fuzzy to use. I can't wait to make this! :D :D


    1. Thank you!! I love Mini M and am so thankful for her!! I made another one (I was going to post pictures but of course I can't now) with a silver sweater-like material and it was pretty cute too! I'm sure you can make it with all sorts of material, maybe even felt! (I'll have to try that sometime..)
      ~ LIght4theLord

  2. Cute! I might try to find some fabric for this.. Hmmm....

  3. This is so cute! I had gotten some faux fur a while back, and now I really want to try this! I might try sizing it up for my 18 inch dolls, perhaps!

    1. Thanks, Gracie!! I'm planning on making an 18" version too, but because of the technical thingy that got messed up, I didn't get the pictures uploaded. :) Have fun!


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