Thursday, August 29, 2013

Just some pictures that I took on our walk the other night.
School has started!  I'm almost finished the first week!
A lot more to go......

Friday, August 16, 2013


Last weekend my family took a day trip to a town called Lititz.  They were having a Craft Day.
The park and main street were crowded.

The town has some very neat buildings.

I could stay for a whole day taking pictures there.

I would like to go back in the fall when there aren't SO many people.
I'm sure the park would look very pretty with all the fall colors.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How to Make a Doll Folder

With school starting just around the corner, your doll will need a folder to keep all her assignments organized.
Today I'm going to show you how you can make one.

First of all, cut your paper into a square of 5.5 inches wide by 5 inches long.
Second, you will  make a dash 3.5" down your paper.  This will be your pocket.

Your shape should look like the picture on the bottom.
Now fold the folder in half and fold the pocket up.

The next step will be to cut it so it looks like this:

Now for the last step!  Open your folder up and fold the top down just a little bit.  Once you glue that down do it to the other sides.

Hopefully your doll will love it!

Friday, August 2, 2013

My New "Toy"

Introducing my new "toy"!

I"ve been playing the violin for almost five years now.  I really enjoy music.
A lady at our church plays the mandolin very well.  She's been playing since she was 12.  She told us that the strings and fingering are very much like the violin.  I kept thinking that I would like to learn to play.  

This week I started looking at Craigslist.  Most of them were over $200 dollars.  
I found this one for $40.  They said it plays okay and it needs new strings.
I was hesitant to look at it.

My mom did some research about it.  People said it was a pretty good one for a beginner.  Someone said it has a loud sound.
So, we went to look at it.
The guy got it out and strummed it.
It had a great full, loud sound.  It sounded like the one that I looked at in the music store for about $199.
I bought it!
It's great for $40!!