New American Girl Doll

Meet Melody

American Girl Doll MelodyAmerican Girl’s latest Historical Character to debut this summer is Melody Ellison. She is a nine-year-old growing up in Detroit during the 1960s Civil Rights era. She loves to sing and is also a member of her church choir. She comes with her own recording studio.

Images from CBS This Morning. See more here.


Mini Christmas Stocking Garland

Free tutorial and template gar

These little doll size stockings are so cute!

What a great way to use up some fabric scraps or make them with felt.

Make several to make a garland for your doll house, or make individually to hang or give as gifts.

Get the instructions here via Tatertots and Jello


Merry & Bright! New Christmas & Winter Items

New items added and more to come….mm

I have added some new holiday items to my Etsy shop that I hope you will like. I have more to come but I still have to take pictures.
These will make great stocking stuffers and ship for free (US).
I worried that I might be too early for Christmas shoppers but some have actually already sold (yay!).
Some of he necklaces also make great gifts for Hanukkah or just to celebrate a winter holiday as they are winter themes such as bells and snowflakes.
I’m also working on a new outfit that I should have finished soon so come back again please!

Link to my Etsy shop


American Girl Doll Giveaway

Great opportunity to make someone happy!

American Girl doll

For those of you who may not already know about this, American Girl is giving away dolls!

When you purchase a doll for your special girl from 11/6 to 11/30, American Girl will give one to a girl in need.

See all the details here.  American Girl ® | Get a friend. Give a friend..


My First Sale & New Oufit

This is what I’ve been working on…

America Girl Doll clothes doll blazer skirt & top
“Haley” is a 3-piece outfit that includes a fully-lined blazer with a floral applique.

The jacket closes in the front with 2 snaps. The buttons are sewn on but they are only decorative.
America Girl Doll clothes doll blazer skirt & top
The matching skirt wraps around and closes in the back with velcro and features a polka dot ribbon trim.
America Girl Doll clothes doll blazer skirt & top
Completing the outfit is a cute little sleeveless top in pink with little brown hearts.

I also made the boots to match (but they are not for sale)

Now available in my Etsy shop here

And….(fanfare please)…I had my first sale! I am so excited and thrilled that someone purchased,  but 3 of my shop items!

I am truly grateful.

Come back to see what else I’m working on. (Or you can just follow me.) Thanks!


Latest Outfit – “Mina”

Icy blue and so, so soft! Ready for a special occasion!

American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
For this dress, I used a super soft velvet-like fabric. It is very pretty and very soft but a nightmare to work with! Slippery and constantly curling at the edges. But it was worth it. I then added a couple of layers of tulle.
There are two little tulle rosettes on the bodice with little crystals in the center.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
The out fit includes a shawl which can also double as a scarf. Just a little something to throw over her shoulders.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf

American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
I also made a beret from the same fabric. It is lined and also has a tulle rosette & ribbon to match the dress.
Last, but not least, I made the little pumps using a non-woven fabric that I died to match the color of the dress. Three little crystals adorn the toes of the shoes.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
I think Mina is lovely.

If you’re interested, it’s in my shop – here.


New Sherpa Boots for American Girl Dolls

Don’t these boots look so cozy & warm?

American Girl Doll Clothes Sherpa faux fur boots
I made these “Sherpa” boots (they are a synthetic blend and not real wool) and I’m really happy with the way they turned out. I sewed them completely by hand. American Girl Doll Clothes Sherpa faux fur boots

American Girl Doll Clothes Sherpa faux fur boots
They feature a small Velcro tab closure and soft soles.
American Girl Doll Clothes Sherpa faux fur boots

American Girl Doll Clothes Sherpa faux fur boots

These boots are for sale in my Etsy Shop.


American Girl Doll Clothes: New Outfit – “Fiona”

We’re ready for cooler weather!


I just finished this outfit that I have named the “Fiona”. It consists of a hat, jacket, top, pants, leg warmers & boots.
I hand embroidered the little elephant on the shirt.
The jacket has roll collar with a pull cord with little beads. f3
The plants have decorative stitching and elastic waist. I love the little pom pom on the hat and the leg warmers just add that extra something.
Here are all the pieces.
This outfit will be for sale soon in my Etsy shop, which I’ve just opened. I haven’t really announced that yet, so it’s a “soft” opening right now. I want to add a few more things first.
(I’m a nervous wreck with this shop! Yikes! Will people like my stuff? Will they actually buy it? We’ll see).
Edit: This outfit is now for sale in my Etsy shop!


Free Halloween Origami Paper

Isn’t this paper for Halloween the cutest?

It was provided for free from Zakka Life.
What could we make with this? How about some Halloween treat bags?

Or how about this witch’s hat from Activity Village?

I’m sure there are loads of things you can make! What will you make?

Printable origami paper from Zakka Life
Witch’s hat from Activity Village


Dollhouse Decorating for Halloween

Want some great ideas for decorating your American Girl dollhouse for Halloween?

American Girl Dollhouse HalloweenAmerican Girl Dollhouse HalloweenAmerican Girl Dollhouse Halloween
Head over to The Savage Dolls and check out their fun Halloween decorating ideas for their dollhouse. They did a great job and I’m anxious to try some of these in our dollhouse, which is still a work in progress.
If you have some ideas for dollhouse decorating, please share with us.

The Savage Dolls: Decorating for Halloween!.