Mini Make: Animal Hutch

I’m afraid I forgot to take in progress photos of this make today as I was too engrossed in the task and it was taking so long lol! So hopefully you’ll get the idea from me explaining it with the pics of it finished.

I started with an egg hutch, which is basically a little cupboard you are meant to keep on your kitchen counter for holding eggs in lol. It had two little shelves in it with holes in for the eggs to sit in. I’ve already adapted the inside in the picture below but hopefully it will give you an idea as to what the heck an egg hutch is if you haven’t come across them before lol!

Animal Hutch

The plan was to make it into an animal hutch and I finally finished today. Well. I’ve finished the basic adaptation but I still need to finish it off with some accessories and decoration etc. Anyway, its taken me a while as I can only use one hand due to my illness so all crafting takes a long time for me lol, but this took particular effort.

I used jumbo lolly (popsicle) sticks to make floor boards to cover the holes on the shelves inside the hutch. I cut them to fit, and shaped them on the top shelf to go around one of the holes so that I could put a ramp (again, made from one of the jumbo lolly sticks) down to the bottom floor. Its not the neatest job in the world but it does the job!

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Brave stepped in to model to give you an idea of the size. As you can see, its suitable for chickens and guinea pigs 😉 I need to make some “bedding” to go in there and accessories such as a food bowl and water bottle etc but for the basic adaptation, I am pretty pleased with it so far 🙂 I am also going to add legs to it to make it a little taller. I’m sure I’ll post more pictures again when it is complete.

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Animal Hutch

Fashion Friday – 20th May 2016

Today is a special Fashion Friday because May 20th is International Behcet’s Disease Awareness Day. Some of you may know that I have an incurable chronic illness and it so happens that that illness is Behcet’s Disease. It is an incredibly rare (and therefore not very well understood) illness which causes a whole host of problems, many of which can be life threatening. Its so rare, it was even featured in an episode of “House” 😉 You can read more about it here.

For this day that is so important to me, people are encouraged to wear blue to show their support; so it seemed only right that today’s Fashion Friday should be blue themed 🙂 And who else to model it but Brave, my own little blue boy!

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For those that don’t know him, Brave is a 5StarDoll Aiden 5 with the default faceup and default acrylic eyes. His wig is made by Frapzilla.

Brave’s top is from the etsy store ElDollRado. Its the first item I have had from them but I’m sure it won’t be the last. Its really well made and such a cute design. It was made specifically for Littlefee so the arms are a little short on Brave but we are not bothered 🙂

He has worn his leggings for Fashion Friday before, they were made by GuguModa. Well. He has worn another pair that look exactly the same before but they were a little short for him so when I ordered something else a few weeks ago, she very kindly included a new pair of the leggings for Brave that were longer so they would fit him perfectly 🙂 Thank you so much! They are perfect now!

Finally, his odd socks are from 2 different creators. The left one is from Spampy and the right one is from icantdance 😀

I got the rocking horse at a car boot sale but I have seen them on ebay before with porcelain dolls so you may be able to find one that way 😉

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Fashion Friday – 4th March 2016

I got some new clothes in the mail today, some of which were especially for Brave so it made sense that he would model for Fashion Friday today 🙂

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As usual, he has his default acrylic eyes and his wig is from Frapzilla (you can read my thoughts on it in Brave’s first Fashion Friday post here).

Now let me tell you what happened which led to me getting these clothes. I thought I would try adding a Pukifee to my little resin family again. I’ve had them before and for a while they worked well for me but as soon as I got Littlefee/YOSD size dolls, the pukifee just didn’t work for me anymore and I downright hated them actually lol. Love seeing them in other people’s photos but for me personally, I didn’t like owning them as dolls. So I sold all the Pukifee I originally had. However, I decided I would try them again as I thought they would be a nice size to take out and about with me sometimes. So I had two pukifee on the way to me but no clothes left for them as I’d sold them all previously, so I went online and ordered some items from GuguModa on etsy. However, the very day I ordered the clothes, one of the pukifee then showed up… and I hated it instantly! Never should have got them again. Not for me AT ALL! So I contacted the lovely lady who runs GuguModa and asked her if she would very kindly let me change my order to get some Littlefee sized items instead. Luckily for me she agreed (thank you SO much!) and the wonderful items arrived today! I am so thrilled with them! I have had a Littlefee onesie from her before so I already knew the quality of her clothes was great, but these I received today are also fantastic. Really well made and such lovely fabrics. They also arrived really fast!

So Brave is wearing some leggings and a hoodie from GuguModa ❤ Now the leggings are actually slightly short on him as he is a little taller than a Littlefee but it really doesn’t matter as his shoes cover it. The hoodie is meant to have dragon’s on it but Brave is insisting they are dinosaurs, like him (Brave is part dinosaur for those that don’t know) 😉 As I said, all beautifully made and although the hoodie especially was purchased with Brave in mind, I’m sure the Littlefee will share with him too. Its also worth noting that Brave is an Aiden 5 so while he is slightly taller than the Littlefee, his is SHORTER than the original Aiden’s from 5StarDoll.

His kerchief and shoes have been seen in Fashion Friday before, with the kerchief being from Little Amelie and the shoes from RubyRedGalleria. His dinosaur pal is a figure of Arlo from the Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur 🙂

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