Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jakk's Pacific Maleficent Coronation Doll Review, plus How to Remove Her Wings

I'm sure everyone knows what this doll looks like, she makes quite an appearance in the stores! I decided to do a quick review of her, mostly because I had searched everyone online for a how to remove her wings, so that I could hopefully do so, without ruining the doll. All everyone says is that the wings are not removable. Well, those in the doll world know that is not true. It may not have been the manufacturers intention to have the wings be removable, but since the doll and her wings are not molded in one piece, it is possible.
 First onto the doll:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Merry Christmas from Maleficent! A free crochet dress pattern

I was lucky enough today to have a little girl of mine desiring so badly to give me her gift, that she wore Dad down, and I was able to open it! I am absolutely in love with this Maleficent doll, which I have been wanting for some time. I decided today that she needed a Christmas dress...
This dress does fit Barbie dolls, however, I would probably make the smallest waist area maybe 2 or 3 extra stitches, it was a little snug there to get on (though was still possible). The open back for Maleficent's wings is also fine on a Barbie, it does not look odd, simply looks like an open back dress, and does stay on just fine!

Created by paperdollmom, Copyright 2014
Materials needed: Red Heart Shimmer yarn in red, variegated Christmas colored crochet thread, and a size H and F hook.
Starting from the bottom of the dress, using the Read Heart Shimmer yarn and a size H hook:

Monday, December 1, 2014

I hide in the darkness

I hide in the darkness,
his power hunting me
like a whisper in the night.
His white fangs pierce my skin,
draining my soul;
my red blood staining his
savage teeth.

Written by K, Copyright

*Written using my magnetic poetry sets.

his vampire blood

His vampire blood
courses through me.
Black fire kisses my soul,
whispering lies of death
as the raven calls
to the creature within.

Written by K, Copyright 2014

*Written using my magnetic poetry sets.

winter wonderland

I step out into the cold,
my naked feet deep in snow.
I wiggle my toes,
raise my head,
and inhale the winter winds.
I know it is cold,
though I don't feel it.
I don't feel the numbness
on my toes or on my face.
I don't feel the chill
on my skin.
I feel nothing but
the peace of such beauty.
I see a growing light up high,
almost blinding.
A light that wants to consume me,
so I walk towards it.

Written by K, Copyright 2014

*Written in response to one-minute writers prompt "winter wonderland".