Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Madelon's Hobby Lobby Pattern Fun Finds

Looks like Simplicity has a new cut and sew line and Madelon found these at Hobby Lobby. We do not have this in Canada as far as I can tell.
These 18 inch doll clothing kits are priced at $12.99

Thank you Madelon for sharing these with us today. We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Red Heart Yarn"s Hawaiian Aloha Hula Outfit for 18 Inch Dolls, A Free Pattern!

It is Tuesday and I don't know about you but I could really use some Hawaiian Time in the Sun. As that is not really possible I will practice my crochet and thing Island thoughts. I found this wonderful free pattern on the Red Heart Yarn site that I think you should have! Every dolly would love a Hawaiian Outfit don't you think? Click here for the FREE pattern on the Red Heart Yarn website and happy Island dreaming! 
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Karen's Adventures back to Barbies...

I am writing with excitement this morning, my niece PB who is three and very sure of her likes and dislikes asked me on Friday, "Aunty Please can you give me Barbie, her sisters, her swimming pool and her dream house, for my birthday?" this was music to my ears. Now her birthday is not until November and well this Aunty just might not make her wait as I am so very excited to share that the Barbie pool was on clearance at Walmart on Saturday so I had to pick it up.
I am more excited than anyone as she is the only one of my 8 nieces that seemed even remotely interested in Barbie! So I get to play. My sister when I told her about the request said "Only if it stays at your house!" I was like "Yes!" So I am anxious to set this up when she comes for her weekly playdate with me. But then we would need Barbies so....
 Don't let me loose in the Dollar store with a gift card! Actually I think I got a really good deal as these dolls at Walmart Canada are $5 each so it was like getting one for free.  Now I am on the lookout for a Skipper with dark hair, Stacy and Chelsea who used to be Kelly...
I am so excited and will keep you posted on our Barbie Adventure. Thank you for joining us here today we would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jessica T's Tip, a new dress pattern from Avery Lane!



Jessica T has found a sweet pattern for us today from The Avery Lane Etsy Shop
This adorable pattern is for a dress which you can make be a fox, skunk or otter!
The matching ear headbands are just so sweet! Click here to learn more about this Etsy listed pattern for purchase.
Thank you Jessica T for this wonderful tip!
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturdays Are For Sleepovers...

It is Saturday and I wish I could stay in my PJ's all days. As a child Saturday's were for Sleepovers and we loved having friends over and setting up our sleeping bags, wearing our PJ's and not sleeping!
Today's post is some of my Etsy favorites from this week starting with this listing shown above from  Pin Cushions and Paper! Click here to see shop and listing. 

The Sewing Shed Etsy shop caught my eye with this set of lovely Valentine Pj's! Click here for shop and listing! 

I absolutely love and think that this listing from My Girl Clothing Co is my favorite PJ listing of all time. I have ordered this one for my nieces before and I love that it has the Sleepover party in mind, What an amazing party favor this would make for your guests! Click here for shop and listing. 

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 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Reads... Sewing Clothes for Barbie & I CAN MAKE

I am so excited for the new release of Sewing Clothes for Barbie! This book has 24 outfits for Barbies and is on top of my wish list! You can adapt the patterns to the sizes of all the Barbie's as well! This book just came out last week as well. I can not wait to see what you make with yours I am ordering mine right now! 

I have wanted this book called I CAN MAKE DOLLS CLOTHES for a while now and it is currently offered on The Book Depository Website and on Sale! I loved Barbies growing up and I love that now you can find Barbies in all shapes and sizes. Learning to sew Barbie clothes was something I always wanted as a child and I was constantly stealing J-Cloths from my mom so I could make no sew doll clothes for my dolls. As a grown up this is the type of book I wish I had as a child. You can find it on sale now at The Book Depository with free shipping worldwide by clicking here. 
This book teaches children of 7+ how to make fashionably cool mix-and-match clothes for a standard 30 cm (12 in) plastic doll. Its approach is simple, quick and fun, and the results are extremely stylish. At the beginning of the book, children are encouraged to be creative and adapt the patterns to make their own designs. The main section of the book includes patterns for nine garments, each with an actual-size pattern on the page to use as a template, along with super-clear instructions and illustrations of each step. Helpful tips and inspirational photographs of the dolls modelling the finished clothes run throughout the book, and a section at the back sets out the basics of sewing, including how to thread a needle, do a running stitch and sew on poppers and buttons.

Thank you for joining us here today for this week's Friday Reads. We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Learn to Sew Perfect tights for your dolls!

Sewing is so much fun and so rewarding. I am self taught (other than the 4 week  high school intro class I took)  and when I started sewing doll clothing 8 years ago I was afraid of sewing stretchy fabric. But once I got the hang of it it was my favorite fabric to work with. One thing I wish I had back then was a pattern kit like this one from Tea Time Fabric Panels. This kit is priced under $10 and you have everything you need (minus scissors and your threaded sewing machine) to create the perfect pair of doll tights!
Doll tights are an essential to wardrobes of doll lovers as you can dress them up or down and they add so much dimension to outfits!
Have dolly wear them under a dress, skirt or with a long tunic top and you have a great outfit for Valentines day!
Click here for Tea Time Fabric Panels Etsy shop and listing. 
We would love to hear what you think of these sewing kits so please consider leaving us a comment here or emailing us a karenmowen@gmail.com