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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Samantha Needed a Doll Too!

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I finally got Samantha's Nutcracker doll that she named Clara, finished.  She really came out cute....She wanted me to get a picture of it up on the Blog so that you could all see her.  She is porcelain and holds the little wooden nutcracker.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Madison Complains

American Girl Doll Beach Cover-Up
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Madison, begged to model the yellow bathing suit, and then all she did was complain that she was cold. So a beach cover-up needed to be made. I went in search of a lightweight fabric, because the last time I used this pattern, it was too bulky in terry. In my box of goodies, there was this leftover eyelet from a Christening gown I had made for a friends grandbaby....and it was perfect.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kirsten's Very Best Friend!!!!

Had problems with this pattern...it is so teeny tiny!!!  But she came out good in the end!!!!
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Kirsten was so sad when she had to leave Sari in the trunk, when they walked from Riverside to the homestead.  She didn't think she would ever get her best friend Sari back.  Dolls in Kirsten's time were usually handmade....Momma made her's, her dress is made from scraps from Momma's dress.  She had yellow yarn hair, in looped pigtails, just like Kirsten's!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Another Quilt

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Sorry it's been so long since my last post...I was out od town for a Conference for my other business!!!!  Lots of ideas I can use in my doll business also!!!!  Here's the 2nd in the quilt series.....this one was super easy.....but I think Samantha probably slept under a quilt like this at Piney Point.  Lots of fun!!!!  Quilts like this are so great...my scrap box is slowly emptying!!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

More St. Lucia Day Fun

I had some items, I ment to post, and totally forgot.  I loved how the St. Lucia Day Outfit came out....so I went ahead and made a set of accessories to go with it.....
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The tray is covered with a red plaid napkin, there is a heart shaped candleholder and candle, and 2 St. Lucia buns with a green sprig.  Too cute!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Another Summery Day

Madison begged me to make this cute little swimsuit....they are so easy to make!!!!  I can see, I'm gonna have to make them for all the girls!!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Samantha's New Dress

Samantha waited so patiently for her new Party Dress.  Working with taffeta was a challenge.....gut the dress really came out cute.  Lots of lace, and lots of ribbon!!!!  Samantha is one happy little girl today!!!!
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Lissy's Lessons Outfit

Back in 1774, girls didn't go to school.  They learned their letters and numbers at home, and then how to run a household.  If they were lucky, they attended Lesson's to learn music, arts, home arts, dancing and how to serve Tea, as being a gracious hostess was very important.  Lissy is sent to Miss Manderly to learn her Lessons.  This is where she meets Elizabeth.  This is Lissy's Lesson outfit.  it is a cranberry petticoat, with an over jacket, that laces up the front.  And don't forget her Mop Cap....girls always wore hats of some kind.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Quilt Series

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My dear friend Deb Buckingham...gave me a great idea....and since i love quilting...thought I'd start a series of Doll sized quilts.  Here is my first one....named Flea Market Star Quilt.  I think Kirsten would love this quilt ....What do you think?  Have an idea for Quilt #2!!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Boogie This!!!!

Maria wanted to stay in summer clothes...can't say I blame her...it is so very hot right now.  I found this cute wet suit and boogie board, and just had to buy it for the girls.....Love the water shoes!!!!

Maria asked me to make sure I showed you the Boogie Board!!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Crochet in Purple

Nicole looks so cute in this handmade purple crochet outfit, with beads!!!  I love purple, and this one is sure to please.  The outfit has beads on the top and on the beret type hat...so cute!!!!  Lighter purple trim on cap sleeve.

Nicole was fighting with Maria on what they would wear next, since we have had so many sundresses....and was so excited to be wearing this one!!!!  

Friday, July 5, 2013

St Lucia

I worked hard to design this outfit to be true to the AG outfit....finally got it done, and I must say, it came out really good!!!
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Kirsten looks so sweet, I'm gonna have to start working on patterns....since I did design this one myself.  Well, others must have liked it also, as it sold as soon as I got it up on my Etsy store.....so will be making a second one this weekend....it is a fun outfit to make!!!!

St Lucia is a Swedish holiday.  It is usually on Dec. 13, and celebrates the longest night of the year.  Usually the oldest daughter dresses all in white ...and dons a wreath with candles to chase the night away.  She carries a tray with special pastries....sounds like a holiday I want to celebrate.  Stay tuned for her Accessory set.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It is HOT!!!!

I bought this outfit...it was winter, and I was longing for summer....Now it is really HOT!!!!  Ally will be cool though....and I just love the flip flops!!!!

I was a little disappointed...I took it out of the bag, pulled the velcro to put it on her...and it pulled right off....can't beat handmade!!!!  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Last Sundress!!!! I Promise

I promise...last sundress, at least for a while.  Madison begged to model it...it came out really cute.  I think I may donate it to a site for a drawing, or one made out of the same pattern....She looks so summery.

Monday, July 1, 2013

More Summer Fashion

Decided to work on some more summer fashion...and not a sundress....was getting tired of sundresses ....although I do have one more in the works!!!  This came out so cute, and is even cuter in person!!!
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Maria looks so cute in pink...and I love the pink clogs!!!