Donnerstag, 29. Januar 2015

Tutorial: How to make a bed using polymer clay

Dear Readers,

I recently tried something new. Mrs. Edith Snow-Warren proudly presents her new bed:

I think it looks quiete nice and it was really easy to make.

If you want to make your own polymer clay bed, you need:

- FIMO or another polymer clay
- cardboard
- pasta machine or rolling pin
- a Sylvanian families bed (or use my pattern)

Step 1: 

Take your bed, lay it on a piece of paper and trace the shape onto the paper.

Trace the head piece and stilt (I used the stilt two times, because I needed a lower bed) and the side parts. 

If you don't have a bed yet, just write me an e-mail, and I send you a pdf :). Write at:

Step 2:

Now roll out a sheet of clay. Now you just have to lay your patterns on the clay and use a sharp knife to cut out the shape.

Step 3:

Bake the parts and glue them together. You'll have the basic frame.

Step 4:

Cut out a fitting rectangle of carboard and glue it into the frame. 
Add a mattress and some bedding and your done :).

Alice also likes the new bed of her grandparents, but she prefers her rocking horse. 

I hope you enjoyed that little tutorial. I did also another bed for my Ai Doll Rhodanthe and I would be happy if you would take a look ^.^. This is a wrought-iron looking bed and if you're interested in reworking it, here's the link. You can also adapt the bed into Sylvanian size of course.

Many greetings,

yours Kyra

PS: Bobby's picture is uploaded :)

Mittwoch, 28. Januar 2015

Updated family profiles

Dear Readers,

as promised I have updated the family profiles with new photos and profiles for:

- the Hunter-Smiths
- Karl and Elfriede Löffel
- Mallory Fisher 

I have also added information about the relatives of my families, because some of them have family in other cities - at the moment: Evergreen Village, Sugarbush Valley and Mystique Valley. But I heard that the von Stachels also have relatives in Whisper Wood -  I think I must ask them again ^.^.

Now you can see if families are related with villagers of another city or village and/ or if they have related families in Marigold Creek.

I hope you enjoy the new profiles! 

Many greetings,

yours Kyra

PS: I know, that Bobby has still an old picture. I hope to fix it until tomorrow, I somehow had problems with uploading it...

Dienstag, 27. Januar 2015

A new wonderful parcel arrived

Dear Readers,

this week I got a parcel from far away - guess from which country:

:D Right, from the USA.

I got this parcel from lovely Paige (visit her blog here). We had agreed on this trade a while ago and I was so excited when it rung on my door yesterday.

The content of the parcel was awesome!

I wanted to show you the carton I got too, because the Sylvanian rabbit shape drawing was too cute ^.^.

Beside the gorgeous Chocolate Labradors Paige also included some fake grass (Yippieh! I love fake grass!) a cobblestone looking mat (O.O What a cool idea! Now I have much better street feeling in my village!), a cute Christmas wreath (See it on the triplets?), the US flag little Helena is holding and some chocolate (Yummy!).

But that's not it! I also got a wonderful Christmas present: the Outdoor sports fun set.

This is Mallory Fisher, the daughter of Millicent Fisher - I will change her bio a bit ;).

I really love the set, because I adore Badminton and I was happy to find Mallory and Ruby playing together.

The roller skates are as cute as the unicycle. I especially like that the rolls can move, which makes playing more funny.

I'm so happy that I finally got my Chocolate labrador family and the triplets. Aren't they adorable?

These are Bruno, Sienna, Charly and Ruby Hunter-Smith and their three youngest family members Dylan, Jack and Helena (I changed one girl into a boy^.^)

Thank you soooo much for this wonderful trade Paige! I enjoyed it very much! :)

I will add all family profiles and finally all new photos in the next two days and I will upload a new tutorial this week.

Write you soon,

yours Kyra

Mittwoch, 21. Januar 2015

A new shop opens it's doors - A short look at Cecil Maces' Photo Studio

Dear Readers,

recently I built a little photo studio for Cecil Maces using cardboard, fabric and scrapbook paper. 

That's how it looked at the beginning...

 ...and that's the result:

Today Bobby and his daughter Marie visited Cecil's studio- little Marie needed passport photographs.

While Marie took a seat at the cozy white couch, Bobby looked at the photo albums.

"We should also make a family photo!", Bobby said, "You have made wonderful photos Cecil!" 
The photographer smiled, "Thank you - I'm glad you like them!"
Soon it was time for Marie to pose for the camera.

"Say "Cheese"!", grinned Cecil and pressed the trigger on the camera.

"Cheese!", yelled Marie - it was a wonderful passport photograph.

Beside the studio room the house has also a small room under the roof.

It's a bit too small for a bed, but Cecil is a camper fan, so I will sew him a cozy sleeping bag.

I hope you like the short review on the studio - have a nice week!

Many greetings,

yours Kyra

Samstag, 17. Januar 2015

Wedding Bells

Dear Readers,

I know you all have wondered, why Margarete and Pete suddenly were parents of 4 little bears. Well, they got married! But why didn't we hear about their marriage yet, you might ask... Well, I didn't hear about it either! But I snapped a talk between Margarete and her children up yesterday. So I will tell you everything, what I heard:


It was Saturday afternoon and Pete was still working - his wife took care of their four children. Victoria and Ron had just returned from the nursery, while Marmalade and Pippin played with the toybox in their room.

"Muuuuum?", Victoria asked Margarete, "How did you met daddy?"

Wondering Margarete looked at her daughter, "Oh well, I've met him while I was working at the bakery. And then he delivered me some furniture."

"Was it love at the first sight?", with huge eyes little Victoria looked at her, "It must have been soooo romantic!"
Her mother laughed, "Yes it was."

"And how was the wedding? You must tell me everything!"
Smiling Margarete took her wedding album, "Should we look at the photos together? And I tell you the whole story!"

Victoria nuzzled close to her mum, while also the other children joined them.

"It was Saturday morning and..."

Margarete was so excited! Today was her wedding day - today was the day she was going to marry her love of his life. Today she will become Mrs. Margarete Petite!

"You look so beautiful!", Molly McBurrow  said and softly pulled down the last skirt of Margarete's wedding dress.

"You look like a princess!", Flora agreed and gave her the wedding bouquet. 

Daisy nodded fastly - while she placed the tiara on Margarete's head, "Pete will adore you!"

Nervous the young bear lady looked in the mirror. She really looked beautiful - her fur was shining and smelled like lavender. Her cheeks had a soft blushed colour. The light white silk wedding dress wasn't decorated very much with ornaments, but it had a beautiful elegance and accentuated her dark eyes perfectly.

At this moment, Digger called, "The car is here! Are you ready?" 
"We are!", yelled Molly.

Margarete blushed, "Oh my! I'm so excited! Thank you so much for your help!" 

Her three friends smiled all over the face, "It was our pleasure! But now, we must go! Pete is for sure waiting for you!"

Together they entered the car and drove to Marigold Creek's parc, where an altair was placed to hold church outside. The sun was shining - all her friends were gathered in the parc.

The flowers were glancing in the sunlight and a soft wind made the trees rustle.
Indeed Pete was waiting already for his bride. 
He chatted nervously with his witness of marriage and best friend Bobby Roberts, while Gabriel Hornigold lighted the candles.

"She's here!", Luna yelled, "The bride is here!" Suddenly all heads turned and looked at Margarete.

A loud "Awww" sounded through the rows of people, "She's beautiful!"

Margarete's heart beated faster, her knees were shivering, but she was happy!  When her eyes met Pete's, all the fear - that something bad could happen - was gone. 

She slowly walked to the altair, leaded by Hornbull Buttercup - Elizabeth and Rose were her little flower girls and had fun spreading the flowers.

Softly Pete took her hands in his.

"You look so beautiful, Margarete!", he whispered.

At this moment priest Gabriel started the church office.

"We're here to bring together Margarete  Bellefleurs and Pete Petite. When they met each other, it was love at first sight..."

Gabriel said many wonderful things, but Margarete had just eyes for Pete. She felt like she was in a dream, but when Gabriel spoke the famous words: "Will you Pete Petite marry Margarete Bellefleur? And will you love her and honor her until the death will separate you? In good and in bad days?", she realized that she wasn't dreaming!

Pete smiled at his bride, "Yes I will!"

"And will you Margarete Bellefleur marry Pete Petite? And will you love him and honor him until the death will separate you? In good and in bad days?"

"I will!", she whispered - her heart was filled with love and joy.

"Then I declare you man and wife!", Gabriel grinned softly, "You may kiss the pride!"

Enthusiastic Pete pulled Margarete in his arms and gave her a long kiss, while everyone cheered loudly.

Now they were Mr. and Mrs. Petite!

"Awww, it sounds so romantic!", Victoria sighed, "One day I will have my wedding exactly like yours mommy!"

"And what happened then?", Ron asked.

"We went to the wedding photographer!"
"To Cecil?"
"Yes, my dear...", Margarete smiled.

Pete and Margarete glanced all over her face, when they entered Cecil's outside studio. 

"Congratulations you two! It was a wonderful wedding!", Mr. Maces said "I'm sure you want to go fastly on your party, but I fear we need some minutes for the photos..."

"That's fine!", Pete laughed,  "We have some time. Also the photos are very important for us!"
Good mooded they started the shooting. 

Even if it took some time, all photos looked wonderful! One better than the other! 
At the end Margarete and Pete took a gigantic wedding album with them.

"And that's the album!", Margarete explained to her children, "Now here are the other photos of the wedding party. 

Elsie fetched my wedding bouquet (Bessie was over the moon with joy!)...

... the men sang great songs in a choir...

... we had tons of cake...

... and here we had some funny games!"

Ron giggled, "Daddy looks so funny in this one!"

His mum agreed laughing, "You're right."

"And do you know what is the best?", Pete said of all a sudden. He had silently sneaked into the room.

"What?", all children asked.

"That I still love your mother as much as I did it on that day!", Pete kissed his wife, "And even more!"

Margarete glanced all over her face, "I love you too, Pete!"


I hope you enjoyed that little story. I know it's filled with unrealistic facts, like why is Gabriel already here? Or how could they get so many children in less than a year? But hey, they're living in the fictional world of Sylvanian! There is everything possible :D. I hope you don't mind about those "mistakes". They're just happening in this story, I promise!

Have a wonderful weekend,

yours Kyra