American 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.
Free tutorial and template
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
New items added and more to come….
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
Great opportunity to make someone happy!
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..
This is what I’ve been working on…
“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.
The matching skirt wraps around and closes in the back with velcro and features a polka dot ribbon trim.
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 not.one, 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!
Don’t these boots look so cozy & warm?
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.
They feature a small Velcro tab closure and soft soles.
These boots are for sale in my Etsy Shop.
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
Want some great ideas for decorating your American Girl dollhouse for 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!.