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Month: July 2018

Easiest Plush Stuffed Rabbit to Make

Easiest Plush Stuffed Rabbit to Make

Ever wanted to know how to make dolls or stuffed animals, but when you looked at the instructions, you got lost and intimidated? Well, I have good news for you: Let me share with you, step by step, the easiest plush stuffed rabbit to make. I have looked at many patterns, and this one is by for the simplest and easiest. Great for beginners to learn! But why rabbits and bunnies? Why such an interest in this cute critter? Bunny…

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Making Apple Dolls

Making Apple Dolls

                            Do you have a desire to create something from materials you may already have lying about in your home? How about apple dolls? You know those delectable balls of fruit you most likely have in your fruit bowl? Let me share with you how to take one of those delicious fruits and set you on your way to creating art by making apple dolls. Materials: Before…

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Fairy Tale Dolls: Making Jack and Jill Dolls

Fairy Tale Dolls: Making Jack and Jill Dolls

  You know the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill: “Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after.” Making fairy tale dolls or nursery rhyme dolls is a fun and creative experience. How about an easy doll idea for making your very own Jack and Jill Dolls? Here is an idea where you can use small plastic dolls for the bodies and sew together…

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H. C. Andersen Fairy Tales: His Life and Classic Tales

H. C. Andersen Fairy Tales: His Life and Classic Tales

You may have heard of Hans Christian Andersen and even own copies of some of his stories, but what is so significant about the H. C. Andersen fairy tales?  How did they come to be?  Let me share with you a bit about the life and legend who wrote so many classic tales. His Early Years: Hardships of a Young Boy Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark 2 April 1805.[1] He later became an acclaimed author of fairy tales…

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Classic Fairy Tales: Why Are They So Grimm?

Classic Fairy Tales: Why Are They So Grimm?

  You may have heard people talking about fairy tale classics and their seemingly dark content or themes. This is quite contrary to the “happily-ever-after” stigma attached to them. In fact, many fairy tale classics do not contain the words happily ever after. Some have an ending quite the opposite–a very bleak one–; or they leave the reader with a strong feeling of solemnity. But why should stories often adored by children be so “Grimm”? This post seeks to dispel…

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