Friday, August 18, 2017

Madelon's Fantastic Friday Finds! My Life As and Get Well Soon!

Madelon has found some great deals for us in the past at walmart and today she is showing me something I have not seen here in Canada.
This mini table and kitchen set is adorable!
These fit the My life As min dolls who are actually larger than the AG mini dolls and the Lori dolls but I think they are super cute! Not quite as big as the Wellies go.
I have seen these just start appearing at my local Walmart. I was there on Wednesday and they were just putting out the new dolls, and the fall items getting ready for the upcoming holiday gift giving season.  These are sweet as can be and if you can grab as much as you can to put away for the holidays and for birthday parties!
Madelon also made my day when she sent me these get well photos! I am still slowly recovering from a really aggressive pneumonia and not at my usual speed! I love this balloon and her newest doll! Anyone else pick her up on the pre sale?
Madelon also has this sweet Wellie Wisher, who I love to pieces!
Thank you all for your well wishes and for all these great finds Madleon!
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Adorable Etsy Finds- Fall Themed Looks


Only a few weeks left of summer and my favorite season fast approaches. Today's adorable etsy finds are inspired by fall.
The leaves are starting to fall here in my yard and before everything turns to pumpkin spice, I am sharing the Autumn Fun Outfit you can sew for your dolls from Tea Time Fabric Panels. Click here for the link to this easy to sew yourself kit! Only $22! 

I love the soft colors and cozy material used in this fall outfit by Jenettes18Dollitems click here for shop and listing. 
One of my favorite parts of fall is getting back into my jeans and sweaters! Check out this pair in MaddiesGirls Etsy Shop! I love the details! 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Get Your Craft On With Brandy! Make Your Doll Her Own "Jiffy Type" Popcorn

Years ago Brandy made this sweet craft for her daughters dolls and I just came back from the grocery store where they were selling this type of popcorn. I had forgotten about this craft and that childhood favorite, so today I am sharing this oldie but goody with you!

Years ago my parents would get this as a special treat, you did it on the stove top or if you were lucky while camping!  This type of Popcorn is perfect for those 70's dolls for sure!
Click here to find out how Brandy made hers! 

Find out what she is upto over on her website Brandy's Happy Home by clicking here. 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Mommy Monday Moment with Jenny





I am definitely a person that loves to repurpose and give something old a new life.  I enjoy going to flea markets and thrift shops and really looking at objects differently – not for what they are, but what they could be.  For a custom order this week a customer wanted a dress form for her 18” doll to go along with a Civil War Era sewing station I was making for her.  Now I could have hopped on ebay and picked one up for 15$, but I decided I could, too, make one on my own.  So, I tackled that and a microphone stand and equipment set I am making for a person’s Tenney Doll.  I’ll share those pictures next week, as I am still processing how to make the actual microphone.



Natalie, as of lately, has been into motorcycles.  She gets so excited when someone is riding one or spots one in the parking lot.  She also is still enjoying her dolls, but now when she plays with them she gets them undressed and reads them a book.  She comes into my office and sets her dolls on the furniture that I am creating for people.  Natalie is a character for sure, she is everything done of the other children are, which is wonderful and scary all at the same time.




Whenever there is anything dinosaurs museum related, in the summer, we are sure to take the kids.  The Museum of Earth, in Ithaca, NY, about 2.5 hours from our home, was having an amazing exhibit on the prehistoric shark, the Heliocoptrion.  We had to go!  It was fantastic, Nathan really loves sharks and I don’t mean the great white, he knows sharks, all sharks and everything about them.  The Heliocoptrion was one of his favorite sharks of all time, right alongside of the Tasseled Wobbegong Shark, the Frilled Shark, and of course the infamous Goblin Shark!  I have learned SO much from this little guy in six short years, just amazing!




I am grateful my husband is off during the summers, as he is in education, he hears this a lot during the day, “Justin can you cut this, drill that, sand this.” Besides running a house and helping me from time to time he has had his hands in the chickens and bees.  He is now up to five hives, all which have been caught by swarms, or removing hives for people.  Our chickens are doing great, we ordered 6 from out of state, they are adorable.  The kids can’t get enough of them.  I feel like our village home is turning into a barn, as I contemplated bunnies this past week.


Stay well this week friends, continue to create, inspire, and love with everything.


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Yarn Craft Spectacular Suggested Dolly Fun! Bitty Baby Booties...


This Sunday I am sharing something for Bitty Baby. I love baby booties and this is a great pattern perfect for beginners from allfreeknitting.com 
Every Bitty Baby could use a pair of these sweet little shoes and with the adorable buttons you can find at dollar and craft stores you can make up so many lovely little booties!
Click here for the free pattern from all free knitting.com and get started on these little booties for the Bitty Baby lover in your life, (These should also fit the 18 inch dolls as well) 

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jessica T's Saturday Sewing Suggestions! Week 8 Pixiefaire Doll Shoulder Bag!


This week Jessica T is featuring the PixieFaire Doll Shoulder Bag tutorial! What a versatile pattern also great for scrap fabric remnants!

This is a perfect dolly bag!
Jessica T says "Every doll needs a purse and this one looks adorable and has very straight forward instructions!"

Click here for the Super Easy Doll Shoulder Bag Pattern on Pixiefaire

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