Monday, June 30, 2014

Mid-Month Tutorial #6: agusyornet's Tiny Hangers!

Ok, so I *barely* squeaked this one in...
Me: Uhm... you're not Christie...
"Christie": Who's to say? You never did name me. *glare*
Me: *gulp*

Let's start with the facts!
I followed the tutorial by agusyornet,

I have to say, I love folks who can make clear, precise, easy to follow tutorials in 4 steps!
I have to admit, I modified mine just a little though... but let's get crafting and you'll see!


1. Paperclips
2. Needle Nose Pliers
3. Wire Cutters

Here's a little tip from me...
buy a pair of Needle Nose Pliers that have built in wire cutters!
Let's begin!
Step 1:
Pull the inner loop and the longer stem piece upwards.

Looking at the picture below will give you a good idea what I am talking about!
Make sure you pay attention to where the arrow is pointing in the image below.
You want that angle to feel "hangerish" to you.

Step 2:
Grab the loop end that you pulled up and bend it upwards.
You will leave the loop shape alone, that becomes your hanger hook.
I try to make it so that the hanger hook will end up centered when the hanger is finished.
Step 3:
In agusyornet's tutorial, she doesn't wrap the wire around the hanger hook, which is fine and will work great... I just like having a little more stability than that when it comes to hangers for doll clothes.
I pull the  longer stem past the hanger hook.

Step 4:
I then take and fold the longer stem over the base of the hanger hook...
it gives you one very stable little hanger!

I LOVE this tutorial... there is something so satisfying about coloring these pencils and seeing them come to life.

This is such an easy and painless process for making tiny hangers!
Plus, they're ... uh... "Christie" tested and approved!

They really will work to hang up your dolly clothes!

The cost was minimal (my pliers cost me $3.99, the paperclips I've had around forever)
and so was the time investment.
I highly recommend you try this tutorial out!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Free Faux Suede Swatch at Spoonflower!

 A little bit random, but...
Get your free swatch of faux suede in any spoonflower print you want!

From Noon today until Noon tomorrow!

It's just the test size... but for dollies, that can make quite a few lovely things!
Plus, it's FREE!! XD

Monday, June 2, 2014

Adventurers Club: June

It's a new month, therefore, time for a new ADVENTURE!!!!
Welcome, Adventurers!

 Are you ready for another month of adventure?
We've been having a lot of fun so far, I'm excited to see what adventures await!!!

There are new ways to share your Adventures!
Join the Flickr group: The Adventurer's Club
(Monthly Theme icons will be posted there as well)
Or, if you have a blogger account,
let me know the email attached to it,
and I will add you as an author to the Adventurers Club
blogger blog!
June Theme:
Your Own Backyard

Sometimes an adventure awaits you in your own backyard!

You never know what you might find,
going out of your own back door!
Or maybe your "backyard" is somewhere in the house?
Or maybe you consider your backyard somewhere else all together?
Wherever, or whatever your backyard is,
this month is the month to have an adventure in it!


Perhaps you're new to the Adventurer's Club...
Would you like to join the Adventurer's Club?
"What is it?" you ask?
The Adventurer's Club is a monthly photo challenge.
The "theme" for the month is vague enough that you can complete the task indoors if you're not a "drag your dolly out in public" kinda person.

On the FIRST DAY of every month, I will reveal that month's theme.

There will be participation prizes...
these will be given out on a "number of months participated" basis.
There will be a 6 month and 12 month participation prize.

The months will be cumulative, because I know life happens and sometimes we might miss a month.
Although I'm thinking I might have to make an extra special prize for anyone who participates for 12 months straight!
You can find the theme on the Adventurer's Club tab, here:

Don't feel like you have to have a masterpiece photograph either,
snap the shot with your cell phone, a point and shoot or a pro camera,
it doesn't matter, just as long as the resulting image is theme related!

How do you participate?
1. Take your photo that relates to the theme

2. Share that photo on the Adventurers Club blog ( ), with me (via email, posting a comment with a link, etc), on our Flickr Group:
  or by tagging me, @littlebearries on Instagram!
(In the righthand side bar at the top of the page, you will see a link button back to this post)
My email is:

Please feel free to include a little caption for your image that describes what is going on, as well as any link to your own blog or website, and your doll's name, if these are things you'd like to share!