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Photo compilation: July-August 2022

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Hello again and welcome back to another Photo compilation . If this is your first time here, this is the series on my blog where I share the photos I've been posting on Instagram for the last two months, and sometimes share a bit of extra information or behind the scenes shots about them. This month it's time to take a look at the photos I took between July and August.  I barely published any new photos in July, as I wasn't very inspired. But, after we came back from our trip, I had a bunch of new photos to share. You've already seen most of them on the dedicated post , but there's a few I didn't share here.  This photo of Victoria was a pain to take. Because of the shape of this rock, I had to be on the squats to get a decent angle. Meanwhile, a very annoying fly kept buzzing on my ear, which added some distraction to an already uncomfortable pose. This was the best shot I could get. I'm quite happy with it, to be honest, although I think it could be better

How to: doll-size crate bookshelf (new design)

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Back in 2020 I made a crate bookcase for my dolls and, on that post, I mentioned I had more ideas for different designs. I didn't get to make any of those designs I mentioned, unless we count the crate console I made last year (and that seriously needs a re-do). I almost forgot about this idea until a few months ago, when it started creeping up again. I also had all this colors I got on Christmas that I hadn't had the chance to try yet, so I thought this could be the perfect excuse to use them.  Since I've done quite a few posts on how to make crates, I won't go super in-depth with the explanation, as I don't want to bore my usual readers. However, if this is your first time here, you can always go to my previous posts linked above for further clarification. Between that and the photos, I think you'll be good to go. First, we need to plan out our design. I'm a very visual person, so, to get an idea of the size, I piled up some crates and took a photo next

Travelling dolls: Albarracín

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This post was first published on themonstercrafts.blogspot.com . If you see it published anywhere else, it has been reposted without my consent.  Hello again! It's been a month since my last post. Like I mentioned then, I wasn't sure if I would be able to post anything until we came back from our little holiday. Mr. Monster has been on holiday, so we've been both busy running errands and doing paper work, so I've barely had any time to come in here and write a post. And then we went away for a few days, so I haven't even been reading your posts. But, since I did take some doll photos during our holidays, I thought it could be a fun idea to share them and talk a bit about what we did.  When we thought about going away this summer, we didn't feel comfortable going to another country, so we decided to travel somewhere in Spain. We love the interior and the north of Spain, because their food tends to be delicious, and the weather is slightly cooler than where we liv

Photo compilation: May-June 2022

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This post was first published on Themonstercrafts.blogspot.com . If you see it published somewhere else, it's been copied without my consent. Please, do not support shady pages like Toy Newz and support the original creators instead.  Happy July! Can you believe how fast 2022 is going? It feels like last week we were celebrating Christmas and, all of a sudden, here we are. Today it's time for another photo compilation that I've been doing at the beginning of every other month. There aren't many photos to share today, as I haven't been very active on Instagram and many of the photos I shared there I had already shared on the blog.  Let's start with some extra photos that I took while working on the Workshop with Shasha post , but never made it to the final post. This photo of Shea is one of my favorites.   I also took this photo of Chloe laying down, ready to get into the pool (that isn't there, I just pretend it is). I didn't include this one simply bec

Getting started with the sewing machine

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This post was first published on themonstercrafts.blogspot.com . If you see it published somewhere else, it's because it has been plagiarized from my blog without my consent. Please, don't support pages that do this, and support the original creators instead. You can also help creators by reporting said pages if you have the chance to do so.  Well, this wasn't exactly the post I had planned to do next, but since I want to use my blog as a "sewing progress diary", I'm going for it. As some of you might know at this point, I've been learning how to sew. Everything I have made until now, I have hand stitched. I've gotten better at it, but it does take a lot of time to hand stitch. So, the next step for me was to learn how to use a sewing machine. And here we are. I got this sewing machine as a gift from Mr. Monster on Christmas, and, until now, I haven't even used it. It's a pretty basic model, meant for beginners who just want to do some simple p