Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Two Tutorials To Share!

Some truly wonderful pattern tutorials have come through my inbox this week and I want to share them with you. First up is for a Matching Girl And Doll Dress! Click here for this pattern and tutorial. 

Next up is this t-shirt tutorial you can find here. 
I know we are getting down to the wire for creating and sharing and had to slip these in, so that you may find time to create for the doll lovers in your life!
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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Madelon shares her birthday trip photos with us!

Today Madelon kindly shares some unique images from her recent family trip to the National Gallery. 

For my birthday a few weeks ago,  I went with my family to the National Gallery of Art to specifically see the Vermeer and Masters of the Genre exhibit. 


We had read Girl with a Pearl Earring in book club. Although that painting was not in the exhibit, I was inspired to see the exhibit. I didn't realize that dolls were made inspired by his work. 
The painting is called Young Lady Adorning Herself. It is quite beautiful. The lighting is exquisite.


Another great example of beautiful dolls inspired by Vermeer's work

Thank you Madelon for sharing these amazing dolls and images with us today. We wish you a belated happy birthday!
Thank you all for joining us here today as well. We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Madness Monday Week 11

Hooks at the ready again this week with Red Heart Yarn's Crochet pattern called Walking The Dog For Dolls. This is very cute and something I know doll lovers everywhere would have fun making right down to the pup!
Click here for the free pattern download and start this great pattern for your dolls or the doll lover in your life this holiday season. 
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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bring Home Some Vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls This Holiday Season

If you have followed this series for a while now I love Cabbage Patch Dolls and Still have mine. Today I am sharing some vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls that need new homes from Etsy today. First up is this lovely doll dressed as a snowman!
From Clutter Buck's Etsy shop in Canada this lovely doll is offered at $59.00 Click here for shop and listing. 

BricaBrack75 has a blond tufted hair doll I think is so sweet! Offered at  $26.75 see more of her by clicking here. 

AandSvintage Etsy Shop has this preemie Cabbage Patch Doll I love so much! Even comes with the second outfit! Click here to see this doll in shop and listing. 

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

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Blessedly Stressed Saturdays With Jenny



Christmas is nearing and the holiday shopping is in full swing.  Lauren and I hit up Kohl's this morning.  I went is simply looking for a coat for my husband.  I left with a lot of items, but not a coat for my husband, one for my oldest daughter, which doesn’t even need one.  I am a BIG online shopper.  I love getting the boxes in the mail – it is like a mini Christmas for me.  I actually apologized to our mailman today for all my boxes.  I drop a lot of boxes off to the post office for ETSY, the mail lady there said I should have my own delivery truck đŸ˜Š

I have to say Christmas is my all-time favorite.  I love seeing my children excited from one to fifteen.  I struggle to fall asleep still on Christmas eve.  I am so filled with adrenal, I am usually up first đŸ˜Š   I love seeing their faces on Christmas morning and watching them open their presents.  It is the one major time I spoil them, other than that I “try” to be frugal throughout the year, but Christmas the rules go out the window. 

 In our surrounding family we all have the understanding the we don’t “buy: gifts, rather spend time together eating, talking, laughing, and visiting.  My husband and I don’t exchange gifts either.  And I make my father-in law’s present and our great friend “Grammie Kath’s” gift too. So, we just buy for our children and I love it that way.  Abby is almost 15!  She no longer is a believer, but the best big sister ever.  She is now in charge of the elves.  This is her second year and I couldn’t be more thrilled that she has taken on the job!


I would have never anticipated that my ETSY shop would have been as crazy as it has been.  I am truly blessed. Click here to visit The Rita Pita Boutique... 

Thank you Jenny for joining us here today! We love what you are creating and sharing with us. Thank you readers 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, December 8, 2017

Madelon's Advent Calendar From The Queen's Treasures

Madelon ordered the Advent Calendar from The Queen's Treasures and today she is sharing it with us.
"I received my Little House Advent Calendar today. It is adorable. You put the little messages in the drawers and hang the stars on the drawers"
"It comes with a set of mittens, sock, doll for drawer 24, coin, cookie, candy cane. I paid about $44 on sale. The house can be purchased separately without the extra toys"
Adorable!
This is such a lovely little calender!
Thank you Madelon for sharing this wonderful holiday item with us today. We would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Make Doll Clothes and Memories With Tea Time Fabric Panels This Holiday Season.

I spoke with Lyn at Tea Time Fabric Panels this week by email and while they will ship right up until the 23rd, if you would like to avoid the holiday rush and create some wonderful outfits for the doll lover in your life order early and avoid the rush!
I am currently awaiting a kit in the mail to sew for the holidays and I am so excited! These outfits come together really easily and quickly, with that professional look!
These kits not only make great outfits they also make great gifts. Give a kit to someone in your life who loves dolls and teach them to sew for their dolls. It will become the gift that keeps on giving.
Click here to see the entire Etsy shop and choose a kit to create this holiday, make doll clothes and memories with Tea Time Fabric Panels Etsy Shop and Kits.
I can not wait to show you what I made with mine!
I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com