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….-*DIY Fairy Blythe Wings Tutorial!! *-….

Hello My Lovely Friends!

So I’ve put together a little DIY Tutorial for you. This Tutorial explains how to take wire-trimmed ribbon and create fairy wings for a doll. In this case, it’s for a blythe doll, but the concept can really care over to any doll I think! So first things first:

#1}…Take the wire-trimmed ribbon of your choice. I have many colors of this stuff from years of Christmas gifts. I planned to reuse them for my own gift-giving ventures, but I was needing to create some fairy wings for a blythe doll I was working on. I was wondering how I could possibly accomplish this. Then, I remembered this ribbon! :) First, you want to twist the ribbon to create a bit of a fairy wing-like point like shown below. Use the doll’s body that you are intending it for, so you can get an idea of the proportions that you want to achieve.

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#2}…Next, do the same thing on the other end and create a twist in the center as well. This is where the body will lay on top of the wings.

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#3}…Now do a small set for the bottom half of the wings. Your wings should look similar to the picture below (but, really the possiblities are endless and you can make many different styles of these, I’m sure.):

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#4}…Now put the doll body on top to get an idea of what she might look like…

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#5}…Now, what I did was I cut near the wire-trim edge of a spare piece of the ribbon, so that I could use the scraps to attach the top and the bottom of the wings together:

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#6}…Now, you can take that piece of wire from the ribbon (it will be the same color as your ribbon, so it will match.) ^_^ Take that wire and twist it around the top and bottom wing pieces so they can be one piece:

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#7}…Next, you will have excess wire hanging off the wings, so use this to your advantage and twist it in front of the waist of your doll like a belt. :) This will be how the wings stay put.

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YAY! Now that’s what I’m talking about!! ^.^ Below you will see two different ways to wear the wings. The first one is with the belt hidden inside the dress. On the second example, the belt is on the outside and showing. I didn’t like the way the belt inside the dress looked. It changed the shape of her dress in an awkward way, so I decided to just go with the second look, keeping the belt shown:

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I have a new youtube series coming up on my YouTube channel which will show you all my custom process for my dolls. I’m currently uploading Part One as we speak. My youtube name is “maceyloubrown” in case you wanted to check those videos out! Below are some photos showing some things I’ve worked on lately, some recorded in video and some not:

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Below are some new shots of my studio. ^_^ It’s finally coming along nicely. I still have some cleaning//organizing to do, which you can’t see here because I am really good with the crop tool, lol, but soon I hope to have a fully functional and practical (as well as beautiful) studio! Hope you enjoy these photos!! :)

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Below is a “Lomo” wall I created by taping some instagram photos together. To print my photos from my phone, I used an app called Kicksend. My photos didn’t make it to my house at first, but I contacted the app company and they resent them quick! AND the photos look AMAZING!! Love the quality of these. ^_^

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Well, goodnight my lovelies! Talk to you soon! xoxo – MaceyLou

Where-

→☆♪☆♥○ My Bucket List ○♥☆♪☆←

☆Herrow, Friends!☆

My blog post today is all about my bucket list. I’m organizing it into categories, because I’m weird like that. Haha. :) I’ll also post a percentage level next to items that have been partially completed.

First Category:

Where-

→ Travel ←

I want to visit the following places within my lifetime…

☆ Paris, France

☆ Tokyo, Japan

☆ New York City, NY

☆ California {*Not sure if I want to visit Los Angeles, San Fransisco, or both — but I definitely want to see the Redwood forests!}

☆ Niagra Falls {Some of my ancestors traveled and settled near there…}

☆ Ireland

☆ London

☆ Washington, D.C.

☆ China

☆ Hawaii

☆ Savannah, GA {Again, haha! I love that place!♥}

☆ Chicago

☆ Australia

☆ Italy

☆ Sweden

Next Category:

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→ Creativity & Imagination ←

☆ Write at least one book and get it published, whether by a company or myself; at least on kindle [1st book writing//publishing process is ~ 33% complete]

☆ Be a painter on a regular basis again…{I used to do this a lot, but I’ve not done this in a long time and I miss it.}

☆ Sell my first custom blythe doll

☆ Customize blythe dolls and put them up for adoption on a regular basis. [I’ve customized at least 7 dolls so far…but not put any up for adoption officially yet…]

☆ Create a blythe doll clothing shop [5% complete]

☆ Design and print my own character stickers

☆ Illustrate a children’s book with my mom.

☆ Design and create paper dolls for my shop.

☆ Design a blythe doll travel bag [I already have a GREAT FUN idea for this, just need to figure out the functionality it needs so I know what way to sew it…]

☆ MAKE MORE YOUTUBE VIDEOS {I’ve had an AMAZING response to my videos, and I need to keep making more ASAP!}

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→ Food ←

☆ Get a standing mixer and make a TON of macaroons; Give them to friends; Sell them to some people, too??

☆ Actually enjoy cooking something of my own recipe…

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{^Yes, that is Muse! :)}

→ Music ←

☆ Write at least 100 songs before I die.

☆ Create//be involved in at least 15 more albums before I die.

☆ Have Band photos taken OFTEN.

☆ Help write, direct, and create a music video.

☆ Learn to use keyboards.

☆ Learn synthesizers.

☆ Take singing classes. Get better.

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Well, that’s all for now. I’m sure I’ll add/subtract from this list eventually. Oooh! And I should update the list with pics of each when completed! :)

Xoxo – ♥ – Macey

+*Mystery, Intrigue, & A New Video!*+

Hello Lovely Stars!

In case you missed it, I uploaded this new video:

I also uploaded an origami crane tutorial video & a baby lips review video. So check them out when you have time, but wait…don’t forget to finish this blog post! XD

I wanted to talk with you all today about mysterious things, or as Coffey Chat’s Shannon Coffey likes to say…”Mister-y.” If you watch her videos, you know how to say that properly. I’ve gone on what I like to call a tangent…

Anyway, so mystery and intrigue…we all love it, want more of it, and try so hard to get it, right? You may be saying, “No, what are you talking about, MaceyLou??? I am completely confused!” Don’t fret about it. You may not even realize you crave mysterious things. I’ll shed some light on the subject first before I get into the meat of the conversation. Answer the following questions:

  1. When you were a tiny little one, did you get curious about a lot of different things? {yes or no}
  2. Have you ever eves-dropped on anyone? {yes or no}
  3. Do you like the idea of having a secret door or compartment in your future dream house? {yes or no}
  4. Have you ever gossiped with anyone, EVER? {yes or no}
  5. Do you enjoy reading mystery novels//thrillers or have you ever enjoyed reading them in the past? {yes or no}

If you answered “yes” to any or all of the above questions, than AH HA! I told you that you secretly desire mysterious things!

Now, on to the meat of the conversation…

Mysterious things draw us in, but they leave us wanting more. Not just mystery novels // thrillers do this. Mostly every good book does this. They pull you in, keeping you wanting to read, just so you can find out what might happen next. There is this curiosity inside each of us {I hope I’m not the only one…} that makes us this way. We want to learn more. We want to be in the know about things. We also don’t want to feel left out.

This is also how T.V. shows real us in. They keep certain details and facts from us until the last minute or the last episode in the series, when they finally spill. They’ve got to keep us on our toes. I may have mentioned this in the past, but I’ve been trying to write a novel. I haven’t worked on it in months. It can be very difficult to keep that “mystery” thread running throughout a story. A story is best if it constantly makes the reader ask questions and want to find out more, keeping him or her reading and reading, until finally they finish the book.

I’m finding it difficult to keep the mysterious ambiance going.

Are any of you writers? Do you have creative blocks like this? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!!

-MaceyLou

Dollies, Clothes, & Craft Tutorials…Oh My!

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Hello Friends,

It’s been far too long since we’ve spoken. I’m sure some of you have left this blog behind, never to think of it again, and that’s fine. It’s my fault for not bringing you fresh content any longer, but that’s about to change.

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I’m happy to announce that I will be doing  regular YouTube channel videos as well as regular blog posts right here on “Macey’s Misadventures.” I’ve really missed it, and the only reason I stopped was because there was a lack of time and inability to devote what little I had of it to this blog. In short, I’m back. :)

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I just want to introduce the new goodies I’ll be serving up, fresh, for you. I will be regularly updating my blog with the details I feel some of you may desire to read about. I’ll also be posting regular videos on YouTube, ranging from dolly videos, to crafting tutorials, to clothing and beauty hauls. All of this is for your entertainment and enjoyment.

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Your feedback will be critically important for the next few weeks, months, and hopefully for years to come! Let me know if you enjoy my videos or if you have any criticism and/or advice on how to improve the quality of your experience.

Thanks so much friends & dolly pals alike!

Hearts & Stars…

-MaceyLou

Youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/maceyloubrown {Remember, the current videos are old. New ones coming within the week!}

Getting Back to Life

Hello,

my readers, if you’re still there…

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I just got over the worst illness of my entire life, and I feel like I should write a little something about it. When you go through a huge life roadblock or a giant life change, it can really open your eyes. I have decided to change, at least as much as possible, for the better.

You know how you get used to your routine and it all seems safe and repetitive? Well, I’d say that sort of happened to me before I got sick. I was used to my routine and I had many stresses to overcome, but I did, day by day, overcome them–for the most part anyway. I get very stressed at work, and I get through it. I always worried about what people thought of me, and I still do. I worry what it will be like once I get back to work Monday after a week of being gone. I wonder how people will act toward me and whether or not it will feel the same. You know what I mean? I guess all I can do is live in the now.

It’s so hard for me to live in the now. I almost never really do it. I think about tomorrow, the next day, the next, and the next, worrying and worrying what will happen next. This is much too depressing. One shouldn’t live that way at all. Each moment should be lived and cherished, but that’s easier said than acted upon, isn’t it? We worry and worry. We try using a planner to “plan ahead”, but the scariest things in life, such as sickness and injury, can’t be planned out in a book. It can’t be foreseen at all.

So, because of all these thoughts that have been swimming in my head since I have been in bed most of the week, with nothing to do but worry, I have some new goals that I feel would be best mapped out on this blog, so I feel all the more determined to accomplish them.

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Goal Outline:

  1. Write more on this blog. It doesn’t matter what I write, as long as it’s all me and it’s accompanied with a visual element of some kind.
  2. Be more crafty and document/blog about the crafts I work on. {Pinterest projects could be fantastic!}
  3. Design more.
  4. Illustrate more.
  5. Finish my novel.
  6. Finish my script.
  7. Create a fresh video for my youtube channel at least once per week.
  8. Be more festive when it comes to the holidays and changing of the seasons and enjoy it all more.
  9. Be kind to everyone as much as possible.
  10. Enjoy life more and get lost in the little moments.
  11. Help others, whether it be with tutorials in video format, blog format, or just helping with chores with family members.
  12. Bake more//make more sweet treats, especially French macaroons.
  13. Write new articles for Paper Aquarium Magazine.
  14. Get more involved in our band’s music again. Jam more.

 

Well, that’s all of my goals for now in general. I hope to put a lot of this in action and show it to you here on my blog. Thanks so much for following me even though I have been away for quite a long time. I hope the holiday season will inspire me to blog more. I think it will because it usually does.

Hearts & Stars to You All!

-MaceyLou

Introduction To Macey’s Misadventures

Hello All,

Macey’s Misadventures is about creativity, design, fun, adventure, illustration, writing, and so much more.

I will do my blog posts by a schedule. The not-so-written-in-stone schedule is below:

Monday = Recent Pins:

This means anything that I have pinned lately on a little site called Pinterest, and feel it would be good to share with you all, it will be included in a blog post on Mondays.

Tuesday = Tutorials:

This means the tutorial I have planned to share for the week will be posted on Tuesdays. Tutorials could be anything from the category of graphic design to the category of photography to the category of home improvement projects (maybe? I dunno). We will see where this one takes us. I know, I know. I didn’t post a tutorial today, but it’s my very first day here and I only thought of this schedule a few hours ago…and I got distracted by YouTube.

Wednesday = Sketchbook Entry:

Wednesdays will be all about sketching, and I will attempt to have a fresh sketch in my sketchbook and uploaded to this blog on Wednesdays…I really will try. Actually, I recently bought a new sketchbook and I want the entire sketchbook, once it is finished, to be a comic book. Oh, we shall see if that goal is accomplished or not.

Thursday = Thoughts:

Thursday Thoughts. It has a ring to it, doesn’t it. Thursdays will be all about me. That didn’t sound conceded at all, did it? Anyway, so on good old Thursday you will get a glimpse inside my brain. Scary, no?

Friday = Adventures:

Yes, FINALLY! The most important day of the week for the blog is Friday. Want to know why? It will be about my (mis)adventures. That’s what the blog is all about, isn’t it? Wait, yes, it is. Why did I ask you that?

So, what do I mean by “adventures”? Well, that’s where it gets interesting. I’ll leave it up to your imagination until a Friday adventure arrives in your RSS feed. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow me!

Hearts & Stars,

MaceyLou