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Fortune Teller Machine DIY assembly Tutorial

Hi!

I promised a tutorial for those that own my DIY Fortune Teller Machine paper kit from “Toys For Dolls” series… and finally here it is!

So have fun, and even if it’s not perfect, Good Job! Perfect is overrated (;

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Fortuna in

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ok, let’s begin!

Your paper kit looks like that photo 1 just below…

So first you need to do is to carefully cut out all the parts – like on photo 2

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CUTTING

 (3) To cut out straight sides really quickly, you can use a ruler and a very sharp cutting knife.. be sure to press the ruler to the surface so that nothing moves while you cut.

(4) Use sharp scissors to cut out curvy lines.

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Cutting out internal shapes is a bit more challenging. For those good with x-acto knife – you can use it to cut the whole shape at once.

(5) But if you preffer scissors, punch a hole in the middle of the area that is to be removed.

(6) Make it bigger – it will allow you to use the scissors to cut the shape from inside.

(7) be sure to cut free the “top” on which the fortuna doll will be glued onto.

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FOLDING

(8) Best tools for folding are those thin blunt ones… like.. pen that is no longer working.. or even scissors with blunt tip.

(9) So turn the front of the Fortuneteller Box around and, using the ruler and one of those tools, push it to the surface and trace a line.

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(10) Gently fold the sides and the parts with sign “glue” so that they are bent outside to create box shape.

(11) on the back part, trace the lines on the front of the design and fold the edges to the inside.

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(12) the “top” folds inside but the part that holds it to the back of the “machine” folds outside.

GLUE

Be sure to use a strong, fast drying glue. I like UHU.

(13 -14) Glue the bottom part of the back to the inside of the bottom part of the front. Be sure to hold glued parts until the connection holds really well.

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(15) now connect the back of the box with the front – glued parts need to go inside as on the photo – hold for a while.

(16) Connect the rest of the parts

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the TOP

This one is a bit tricky… because you need to be careful to not to smudge the glue when you fold this part.

Apply glue on the thin strip that touches the back, and push it to the back of the machine and hold for 20 seconds until it’s dry.

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(20) finish the box with attaching the FORTUNA banner.

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 FORTUNETELLER <:

(21) prepare the shape and trace the front lines with a round tip tool & a ruler (22)

(23) Fold it, put a small amount of glue on the inside end of the little square at the bottom, and glue it so that is  more or less 90% – hold it for 20 seconds.

Now put a bit of glue at the bottom of the figure and press it to the “top” in our Fortune Teller Machine..

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I hope you enjoyed it!

I am aware that this is my first folding kit… for sure it’s not perfect but I hope that, with your help, next ones will be better & easier to assemble.

If something is unclear, please leave a comment and I will try to explain it (:

xo!

Goldilocks

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Goldilocks Fairy Tale girl ^______^

First of the four special Christmas edition dolls

Three bears coming soon <3

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 Goldilocks and the three bears

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Goldilocks is adopted now.

New awesome mom is Julie <3

Thank you everyone for participating!!

xo!

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Goldilocks by KarolinFelix

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Goldilocks

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First about this gorgeous outfit…..

It is a fruit of wonderful collaboration with darling Ingrid - SweetDaysDolls

Just look at that cape… with tiny bears on it! Just <3 that detail….

Ingrid also made this sweet mint blue dress and delicate petticoat… and she made it especially for my Goldilocks. <3

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Other parts of the outfit are:

*minty tights from coolcat

*cosy brown boots from SunnyBooboo

*mint tulle hair bows- by me (:

*heart shaped cookie that looks delicious

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Goldilocks and the three bears

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Goldilocks and the three bears

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Goldilocks by KarolinFelix

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Goldilocks by KarolinFelix

eye chips by AlmondDoll

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Faceup, hair, eyes, body

Goldilocks has unique face carving… because it’s just different each time and that’s why each custom doll is so special & unrepeatable…

Goldilocks has amazing, Greta Garbo style golden lustrous hair…. this is a factory scalp but it’s so gorgeous…. old Hollywood glamour….

And I made a delicate but sweet faceup to fit that glamour…

Sweet full red lips… golden glow to the skin… delicate blonde eyebrows….

(note – scalp has a small existing gap on the front)

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Goldilocks has four pairs of unique, custom painted eye chips that reflect light and look like vintage glass teddy eyes….

That amazing copper – green pair above was made by AlmondDoll and you can find such eyes here.

One pale blue side pair and one silvery green front pair is painted by me.

But there is also one special golden pair by Liquiriziadolly, and if you want to see more of her custom eye chips, visit here.

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Goldilocks by KarolinFelix

eye chips by Liquiriziadolly

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Goldilocks

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Goldilocks is on licca body with tilt head and wires in arms and legs.

She is an original RBL Takara doll.

as you can see, colors can vary depending on screen and even human eye… but just to describe her hair… they are pale, warm gold… {:

Thank you for looking!

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Goldilocks by Karolin Felix

Snow!

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Unicorns exist

Hi!

I’m back with two super special girls and they are available for adoption<3

Meet Charlie & Sammy! The Unicorns ^____^

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Both girls are adopted, thank you!

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**  Charlie  **

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**  and this is Sammy ! **

<3

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Both girls are original RBL blythe on articulated Pure Neemo bodies.

They both have unique, hand sewn dresses and handmade, detachable unicorn horns.

They travel in style – in hand painted, special wooden boxes.

and now a little more about each of them.

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** Charlie **

comes with a hair choice!!!

Default is pink but you can choose brown, because she’s also gorgeous like that {:

As you see, horn is easily detachable.

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Soft pink-brownish pastel makeup sealed with layers of UV cut MSC

lovely open lips… freckles… eyebrows…

She has four pair of hand painted eyechips, including one from AlmondDoll

Her torso is slightly blushed and covered in tiny sparkling dots (all unicorns have it)

She has gorgeous, looong, soft,pale pink scalp (factory)

I made her dress from soft, pale pink tulle.. I wanted it to be  delicate..ephemeral… it worked, right? (:

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Charlie comes with:

*pale pink dress & bloomers

*brown socks and mary janes

*wooden box & some gifts

*I don’t have a stand for them

I decided that for pure neemo best will be magnetic stand (PN is too tall for takara stand), it’s possible to get it at coolcat just here.

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In real life Unicorns have to stay hidden….

They can be you or me… or your grandma, which could make you partially unicorn yourself (:

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Sammy

Soft lilac pastel makeup sealed with layers of UV cut MSC

lovely lips… delicate freckles… eyebrows… my signature cookies around her eyes..

She has four pair of hand painted eyechips

Her torso is  covered in tiny sparkling dots (all unicorns have it)

I made her dress from  vintage lilac tulle with silver sparkling stars.. and upper part is made of vintage sheer net with sparkling thread <3it!

She’s RBL girl with Lavender Hug scalp

She has one minor flaw, that is slight gap between faceplate and her scalp, but it stays hidden under bangs.

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Sammy comes with:

*pale lilac dress & stockings

*dusty pink socks with pom-poms (more Tinkerbell style)

*wooden box & some gifts

*sorry, there is no stand.

I decided that for pure neemo best will be magnetic stand (PN is too tall for takara stand), it’s possible to get it at coolcat

 

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And this is Sammy in the real world… a Unicorn-in-hiding {:

Sammy

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Sammy

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Thank you for looking!

And the winner is…

Hello Everyone!

First of all, thank you so much for all those incredibly sweet comments in my previous post…. xo!

I know you’ve been waiting impatiently for the winner…. so let’s do it!

With some past lotteries I used traditional bowl (almost a hat)… this time I’ve decided to try super random online lottery.

Each comment (entry) has been given a number, with “one” being the first comment. In rules I said that comments will be accepted until 7th, so sadly I couldn’t count the two last ones, sorry about that.

This is the list of entries – names + dates copied directly from the previous post:

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faceup lottery entries

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And now….

I used Random Number Generator and….

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lottery

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that’s the result—> Number 16!!!

Shannyn Snyder!

Congratulations!!! ^_____^

Please write me Shannyn! {:

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Thank you soooo much Everyone!

sending you my <3

K.