Monday, August 17, 2015

How To Make a Custom Felt Elsa Doll

Hi, wow it feels weird writing on the website since I almost never use it. But, since I created a felt doll pattern and I wanted to share it with you guys, I thought this is probably the best place to be.

Okay, so...making felt dolls is a lot easier than it looks and they turn out so cute. You should probably check out my latest video on how to make a custom Elsa doll out of felt below if you haven't already seen it.



And you can print out the free pattern by clicking on the pictures. They should open up in a new window and then you can right click and select print or drag it to your desktop and print from there.


 Anyway, you guys are awesome! Thanks for stopping by my website! :) I might even start using it more often...who knows? But you can definitely catch me on YouTube. That's all for now. See you next time. :)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Disney's Descendants Compared to Mattel's Ever After High

Beauty and the Beast in a Disneyland parade
Sometime in 2015 a new Disney Channel original movie will hit the small screen. It's called "Descendants" and it follows the life of the son of Beauty and the Beast. He's getting ready to take the throne and he wants to make some changes.

It turns out there's a far off island that holds all villains of the storybook world. Every evil queen, step-sister and social outcast is there and so are their offspring.

Beauty and the Beast's son (we don't know his name yet) decides that the teenage descendants of The Evil Queen, Jafar, Cruella De Vil and Maleficent should be given a second chance. They're allowed back into the kingdom to go to high school/prep school with the children of our beloved Disney heroes.

Drama unfolds, however, when the descendants of the villains are pressured by their parents to help them regain power in the land. Now they must choose between being good or being evil.

In some respects Descendants is so much like Mattel's Ever After High storyline that at first I thought they were working on this together. But that doesn't appear to be the case. Maybe Disney just saw a good idea in the Ever After High saga and decided to do it as well.

In my humble opinion, the storyline to Descendants is much better than Mattel's story. Don't get me wrong I love Ever After High. But the explanation for why they have to follow in their parents footsteps to be good or evil is just a little silly. They have to do everything exactly like their parents? Why?.....there's not really an answer to that. It's just what has to be done.

I can play along and enjoy the EAH series but I really like that Disney decided to give their royal and evil descendants more depth. The storyline just seems more believable. The kids don't just have to follow in their parents footsteps in some declaration of absurdity, they have to choose between the goodness in their hearts and the pressures of their parents to be just like them. Ultimately that comes across as more believable and relatable.

I was surprised Descendants is only going to be a Disney Channel Movie and not a series. Maybe if the movie is well received Disney will decide to turn it into a series. There is so much potential with this storyline that it makes me wonder if they're just testing the market with the movie.  I don't think Disney has ever turned a Disney Channel Movie into a show before(they've only made tv movies from their shows to the best of my knowledge). But anything is possible. I know we're really looking forward to watching Descendants when it comes out at my house.

Beauty and the Beast photo credit: By Jbrubins (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons