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Down to the wire

For a lot of you, it's already Tuesday as I write this.  That means you have not quite four full days to complete and send a photo of your entry to Elizabeth for the Little Darlings Plant a Garden contest.  We hope that many of you are waiting for the last minute rather than giving this a pass because it's not a swap or something similar.  Dianna formed this group with learning in mind.  What do you learn from a contest?  How about staging a photograph so that it's well lit and inviting?  How to make props from paper mache or clay?  Learning more about scale so that everything in your photo is truly the right size for your Little Darling?  I think it's evident by the scoring criteria that was provided in the initial announcement, we don't consider this a "fluff" activity.  We want you to have fun, but we want you to try to do something new, too, and learn from it.  And have you seen the prizes that Elizabeth made???  I think they are the best that we've had in a long time!  Unfortunately, only one person provided prizes this time, but they are truly something that is worth the work!

So, while four days is a short period of time, it is still doable to complete an entry for this contest.  Remember to send one (two at the most) original to this contest super duper photo(s) to Elizabeth on Friday, May 5.  What do you have to lose????


Moderator with Elizabeth

PS.  New members - there are references to the contest in the Announcements section.  If you can't find them, just send me an email and I'll let you know where they are and what you need to do.  Please try to enter this contest, even if you wish you could have had more time.  Many people do their best under pressure!  :)

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Elementary, My Dears or GET to Know Me!

What in the world does all that mean? Well.............. remember when there was a discussion among a few of our members about dressing our Little Darlings to look like we did when we were younger? Those who went to elementary school in the 1960's would dress their doll with clothes that represent how the member looked while attending elementary school. Even though the styles may have been more fun for older children or young adults, our girls are really elementary level students, so they would dress like the younger children of that time. You can purchase, make, borrow, etc., clothes to complete the look. And don't forget the hair styles of the time(if you need to use a wig that is a different color than yours was, that's fine). Elementary school level will include grades K - 5 for our purposes. So, what does this have to do with GET to know me????

Well, our group is gaining members - at least one a week, sometimes several a day! In an effort to introduce ourselves to one another, we'd like you to take a photo of your "little you" - your doll dressed the way you did - and write up a little information, for example: name, date or era, school, location. Please send both the photo and description to me: through the group or at laurasey@wavecable.com and I will post them in the best location that Elizabeth and I think will be best for viewing. We want this to be a way of introducing ourselves to our new and long time members, so have some fun with it! Take the photo in front of your old school if you can. Have some props, if you want. This is not a contest and there are no rules about whether or not you sewed, crocheted, knitted, bought, etc., your outfit. Just try to make it as close to the type of clothing you would wear when you were 5 -9 years old. Remember those cool shoes, that perm your mom gave you, etc. Have fun with it!!

Deadline for your picture and description has been extended to: September 9, 2016.

Alternatively, you can add photos yourself here: http://ourlittledarlings.ning.com/photos/Elementary+School+Outfits.  Be sure to choose the "Elementary School Outfits" category when you post, and add your information in the description box.  Or feel free to email them if you'd like and we can post them.

If anything changes about sending the photos to me, I will let you know. Until then, we'll just continue as described above. Hopefully, this will give us a little more of an idea about each other in a fun way! You should not send a picture of you as you look today. I hope each member really tries to participate in this getting acquainted activity! As always, if you have a question, send me an email through this group or at laurasey@wavecable.com. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

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