Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hitting the books with Karen

This week I have found a book I think you will love! Pearlie and The Big Doll! 
Wendy Harmer has a book that takes a few of my favorite things and makes a great story out of them! Pearlie the Fairy has discovered a very large and sad dolly, she has to do her best to help the Doll find her girl!  In Pearlie and the Big Doll a great adventure and glittering time had by all! Check it out on The Book Depository now by clicking here.
This book is recommended for doll lovers aged 9-12 but I think some of our younger doll lovers would love to have it read to them by the adult doll lover in their lives!
Thank you for joining us here today for our Tuesday Hitting the books with Karen. I can not wait to share more with you about doll themed books next week!
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Mommy Monday Moment with Jenny

What am I doing?  Is what you think when you find yourself, and your double baby stroller, pacing back and forth in the plumbing isle, at your local home improvement chain.  There I am trying to piece different plumbing connections together to "construct" a 18" doll toilet.  While searching, I am also consistently bending over and picking up bottles of milk, Transformers, pinecones, shoes, and Miss Moose (the baby toy no one likes, but I am persistent) and about every five minutes I am rolling over a "crunchy" AKA receiving blanket, which are the girls favorite blankies. 

 Then as soon as I roll over it and it has been exposed to the store floor it gets two more plays, basically three strikes and it's out.  I toss another random piece that looks like a tank into my beach bag, (that I hook on the back of the stroller, because I have a store cart phobia with children) as it is becoming filled with miscellaneous PVC plumbing connections.  At this point I am close to what I think could work, with a lot of tweaking, sawing, sanding, and caulking.  Then it happens, here comes the professional plumbing man, asking me if I need help.  I mean, at this point, it appears that I clearly do.

  I have parts and connections falling, babies crying, and crunchies that just hit three strikes.  So I told him, "I am building a toilet," as Logee sucked on Miss Moose's antlers.  He looked at me with this confused stare and pointed me in the direction of the toilets.  I then explained I am designing a toilet for an 18" doll. 

 He stared at me, even more confused than the first time.  I kindly said, "I don't think you will be able to help me with this one."  I got everyone loaded up, grabbed the little one some Tim Bits, I figured I could throw some fruit with the little donut holes and call it a lunch.  Stay tuned for the toilet reveal.

Thank you Jenny for sharing your Mommy Moment with us! You can see more of Jenny's work at the Rita Pita Boutique by clicking here. 
Join Jenny here Monday's for more Mommy Monday Moments. 
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Yarn Craft Spectacular Suggested Dolly Fun!

Today for our first Sunday Yarn Craft Spectacular Suggestion, I wanted to share with you a website and blog a friend of mine named Orchid brought to my attention. It is called Crochet Buddies.Com

You are going to want to have your hooks at the ready for so this starfish craft. Click here for her tutorial on how you can make this for yourself and your own dolls! 

She is also selling her work like this sleeping bag/carrybag for her mini like this Mini Doll Crochet Carry Case

How about a crochet t-shirt for your mini dolls?
Click here for more information on how you can purchase this handmade top for your mini dolls.

I hope you will stop by and check out Orchid's Site and let her know we sent you!
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jessica T's Saturday Sewing Suggestions! Week one Skirts!

Today Jessica T has the first of her summer series to share with us! 
"I love to sew and design doll clothes for all the dolls in the family, but I often find myself very constrained by time!  That's why I love to use simple patterns that go together quickly and can be used again and again to create unique looks!  There are so many great free or inexpensive patterns available that it's possible to experiment with sewing without spending a ton of money!"

This is the tutorial from my website.  I think it's great because fat quarters come in so many variations and can be found almost anywhere!  If you don't have a fat quarter yardage or even an old child's skirt or shirt would work.  This pattern goes together so quickly!

Thank you Jessica T! We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Madelon's Fantastic Friday Finds!

Today's Madelon's Fantastic Friday Find is the My Life As Shopping Basket and it is her favorite My LIfe Accessory yet!

Perfectly sized and ready to play! Check out what is inside!
All this for under $8!
This is a great value playset for sure!
Thank you Madelon for sharing your fun find with us here today!
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Adorable Etsy Finds- "Cherry Inspired"

Today is the first of our Adorable Etsy Finds for summer and today I have three "Cherry Inspired" looks for you to enjoy.
The inspiration for today's post comes from this sweet kit called Cherry Time, this fabric panel comes with everything you need to make your doll this sweet dress and purse! These kits are ones I love to share and write about because they are easy, they are fun and they have that "wow" you made that factor! Click here to learn more about this Fabric Panel in the Tea Time Fabric Panel Etsy Shop. 

How adorable are these? I love the different patterns and all the colors in KitschnWhimsy's Etsy shop!  Your choice of apron and hat can be found by clicking here.
If Dolls Could Dream Etsy Shop has this sweet two piece set for the Wellie Wishers! These dolls are so sweet and they can have adorable Cherry items as well! Click here to see this listing on Etsy. 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Get Your Craft On With Brandy!

Brandy has been with the team for almost as long as the blog has run. She was a team member of mine over at Doll Diaries and she now has her own wonderful blog called Brandy's Happy Home!

She has kindly agreed to lend us her expertise this summer and share some of her more popular crafts! Brandy's Happy Home is a website that is about more than just doll play! Check it out by clicking here.

For today's craft tutorial spotlight Brandy invites you to "Get Your Craft On" with her Patriotic Party For Your Dolls!

Using some of our good friend Laura Kelly's wonderful artwork  Brandy added some doll sized fun to her table and you can too! Click here to see Brandy's tutorial and be inspired to "Get Your Craft On"  today! 

Thank you for joining us here today we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com