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!

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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..


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?

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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!.