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Monday, December 29, 2014

WooHoo...I finally figured out Sock Heels.....

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I have tried for years to make socks with a heel....and have not been successful, I just couldn't seem to master it.....My poor dolls were resigned to wearing tube socks!!!!!  Finally, Stacy & Stella came up with a pattern I could wrap my head around, and I have a perfect heel!!!!  The girls will be happy!!!! 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Who...Who...Too Cute

Was just playing around, did some pattern testing....This was one of the patterns I tested....too cute!!!  You can find it on the Pixie Faire site, under Miche Designs!!!!  Can't wait to make the other animals!!!!What little Doll wouldn't want this backpack....It would also make a cute little change purse!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Samantha's Traveling Bag!!!!

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I finally found a pattern for a Dr. type bag...that was perfect for Samantha's Victorian Traveling Valice.  Came out so dang cute!!!!  Now she can go visit Grandmary  and have her own travel bag. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kirsten's Traveling Trunk

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Thought I'd take a bit of a break from all the sewing...and do some other type doll projects....here is a small wooden trunk I did for Kirsten to match her ped...naturally as I was making it her bed sold!!!!  The trunk came out really cute!!!! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Fun Little Apron Project

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Naya was bugging me to make cupcakes...but she needed an apron first...Love the little felt cupcakes!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014


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I know lots of you are in love with Frozen...such a great story. Now your girl can dress up as Elsa, and become the Snow Queen.  When I decided on this theme for a new line....Elsa immediatly came to mind....but I have so many charactors I want to do. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Samantha's Victorian Travel Valise

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Samantha’s black valise came in handy when she helped Nellie sneak out of the orphanage. Fill your valise with her pretty whites when she goes on a trip to visit Grandmary. This one includes two pairs of stockings in black and white, a pair of white socks, and black patent shoes with straps that Velcro closed. Four wide ribbons, one each in stripes, white, black, and pink satin, can be tied into pretty bows for Samantha’s hair. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kirsten's Trunk and Accessories...

Kirsten needed  trunk to match her trundle bed.  I had a fun time painting this one, and then I filled it up with some things she might need...some socks, boots and hair ribbons!!!  Check it out on my Etsy shop.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cecile's Quilt

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I was so excited to find a bunch of doll sized quilts...when I was doing research on historical quilts for the girls!!!!  This is one I just finished up for Cecile. It is a 9 patch quilt, which is what they would have had in the 1850's.  I think I will do one for Marie Grace also, but in blue's and pink's! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cozy, Soft Sleeping Bag

I found this cute little sleeping bag pattern, and had just the perfect fabric in my stash!!!!  I think I may need to make one for each of the girls....oh-my!!!! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Samantha's Mini Nightgown....

Sorry about the last 2 blogs being so far apart in time...I had written the Downton Abbey one, and then forgot to hit publish.....realized it when I went into write this one!  It has been a little busy here!

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 I do feel like I am finally getting caught up....here is Mini Sam's new nightgown....really came out cute!  I want to publish this one...If I can ever learn how to do the digital drawings!!!! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Newest Downton Abbey Collection Gown

Here's my newest Downton Abbey Outfit....love this fabric with Felicity's eyes....And the shoes have the cutest little heels!!!  Here is the gown that was my inspiration:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Finally....Keeper of the Keys!!!!

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Poor Kassy could hardly contain herself when I was almost done my latest Steampunk outfit.....It really did come out extra cute!!!!  There were just so many interruptions while I was working on it....Oh my.....but I persivered and it is finally done!!!!  Not sure I can let this one go!!!!  My mind is so full of ideas...just not enough time in the day!!!! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another Summer Sundress

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Meet my newest ...non-American Girl doll. I found her on the Springfield site...I think she was a test market for American Indian...but she was so sweet, I had to get her...Her name is Naya.  So had to make her a fun summer outfit, before summer is gone.....It's a halter top with a matching skirt.....love the silver sandals.....

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Designing for Mini's

I've been working on patterns to put up on Pixie Faire.....and in the meantime, I had someone aske me to make these....they came out ever so cute.....Love my mini's!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Finally Kit Get's Her Chance!!!!

American Girl Doll Kit's Meet Outfit 
 It's 1934, and the Great Depression is ramping up. Kit's is dressed in a lilac sweater set and floral linen skirt, with white cotton underwear and white sandals Her cute blond hair is held back with a lilac barrette with hearts.
 I got Kit for  Mother's Day this year, and just have not been able to get around to working on her meet outfit....I love this time...the Great Depression.  It showed the voracity of the American people....it was also a very sad time, so ,many people's lives fell apart.  I loved watching the old movies from this time, growing up!!!! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fall Lacy Fancy Crochet Dress.....

I loved doing this pattern so much in summer colors, I decided to do one in more Fall colors, when I came across this thread. Madison begged to model it...so here she is. Dark tan, almost a brown, crochet, lacy dress, with a rose ribbon at the waist, over a black slip, black tights and cute black shoes consists of the outfit.Very elegant, yet perfect for a nine year old!!!! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Addy's Meet Accessories

When Addy and Momma escaped to freedom, they could only take a few possessions with them. Use Addy's kerchief to make a bundle for her to carry. Tuck her water gourd in safely.  Tie the calico ribbon of her straw bonnet beneath her chin. Then, most important, hang the cowrie shellaround Addy’s neck. It belonged to her great-grandmother, who brought it all the way from Africa, and it’s Addy’s most precious treasure. She looks so sweet!!!!  

Friday, June 27, 2014

Molly's School Stuff!!!!

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I've had Molly's school outfit done for a while, so thought I should get her school supplies ready to go with it.....I no sooner got it all up on my site, and the outfit sold.....Her accessories are pretty darn cute!!!! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Felicity's Canopy Bed....

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I finished this up last week, but keep forgetting to post it....it came out so cute!!!  Felicity loves it, especially when she closes up all the curtains.....it's like having her own personal tent!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pink Polka Dots and Plaid

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Maria had to do a big presentation at the end of school, and wanted a new outfit so that she would look professional.....This is what we came up with!!!! Pink polka dot skirt, and plaid jacket, white tights, and cute white shoes with bows. She got an A on the presentation!!!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Shirtails and Pants.....

I've had the stomach bug, for most of last week, so am sorry I haven't posted anything...not much got done around here....feeling MUCH better, and ready to get going again.  I did get some work done this weekend on an outfit I had been working on....
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  Emma hasn't modeled for us in such a long time....and she loves this pants set outfit so much...I said she could do this one. Striped slacks have cargo pockets, and the bright green print top has another pocket, so lots of places to carry her things!!!! Outfit also comes with orange matching crocs.Too much fun!!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kirsten's Bed is Finally Done!!!!

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Kirsten's trundle bed came out so cute...and it has a soft fluffy mattress and pillow in a red and white ticking material.  And a comfy quilt to top it all off......Hmmm....I'm ready for a nap!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Still a Touch of Winter.....

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Olivia was complaining that it was still a bit cold for May...yes, we did get snow the other day....so summer is not here yet...Olivia is modeling, hopefully the last of the winter outfits....I love this knit green coat with varigated scarf, hat and yes, itty bitty doll mittens!!!!  The outfit also comes with Black tights and tan sueded boots.  Very stylish and oh so cute!!!! 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Summery Lace Dress....

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Sorry all, I am way behind in posting...promise to work on getting caught up this week!!!!  I promised Abby that she would be my next model. Then she got asked to be the Flower Girl in a friends wedding, and I knew we had the perfect outfit. Hand crochet from cream cotton thread, with an organdy pink ribbon. There is a cream cotton slip under it all, and white tights and white slippers complete the outfit.She looks like a princess!!! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Excuse Me Please!!!

I am sorry I haven't posted much lately...I just signed a contract to design for a major Doll Pattern Company...more info when my 1st pattern is actually published.  But, I have been really busy, designing my first project, and learning how to do the digital drawings.....I am also working on something for Kirsten....so stay tuned!!!!  It's half done!!! Will post that as soon as it is done!!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mini Kirsten's School Dress and Shawl

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I love the way the little Mini Outfits turn out....although I don't always love sewing them!!!  They are great because they use up all my little scraps!!!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rebecca's Quilt

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Rebecca lived...when air travel was just getting started.  Airplanes were propeller style back then...and this quilt is made to look like propellers...the pattern is Vintage Propellers....so I thought it would be a good one for her....I love the colors!!!! 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nicoles' Easter Dress

I haven't posted pics of Nicole in a while....and she wanted you all to see her Easter dress.....we lucked out and got this one for free.  I had ordered some supplies for my shop from one of the doll stores on-line...and when it came they added this dress as a thank you....It was perfect for Nicole!!!!  Reminds me a little of Molly's Birthday Dress.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just a Fun Summery Outfit

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Ally was asking for a new summer outfit.  I found this material in my stash...thought it would go well together...but really like the way it came out..Peaches and Cream type look!!!  It's been so cold and miserable the past few days....needed a pick me up!!!! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Elegant Evening Gown!!!!

Finally got my newest Downton Abbey Collection Evening gown done...it really is prettier in real life.  The camera doesn't pick up the contrast in the lace against the blue....This one was a toughy!!!  but oh, so elegant!!!  Here is the gown that was the inspiration for this outfit...
It's the one Lady Mary has on...far right! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Military Style Steampunk Kassy

I know it took me forever....I kept getting delays....and things always seem to take longer when you want to do it up right...but this came out so stinkin' cute.....Drumroll......................................................................................................................................

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Here is the Simplicity Person pattern that I got my inspiration from...
I think it came out pretty close.....You have to fru.fru it up a bit....but I want this suit for me!!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Today's Girl...

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I had an absolute blast designing and making Molly's most recent Today's Girl outfit....I found the slinky knit, and knew I had to make a top out of it, added a touch of lace,  then I found the Knit denim to match....and was overjoyed when I found the sneakers!!!!  She is off to friends to work on new routines for the Dance Squad at school....Dancin' the Night Away!!! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Madison Says.."Forget this winter weather!!!!"

Madison is fed up with this crazy weather we have been having, and is ready for Summer...forget about Spring!!!  Actually I was cleaning out some boxes, and came across this bathing suit I must have bought for her last summer, and forgot to post...it really cute....wish I could find one like it for me!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Meet Miss Josefina Montoya...
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I know...it seemed to take me forever..but Josefina's Meet outfit is finally done....and it is so pretty and festive....Starts with her Camasia...a peasant blouse that goes down to her knees...kinda like Kirsten's and Felicity's Chemise.  Then there is a fun red, full skirt, trimmed in white Ric-rak.  Her waist is tied with a black sash, and on her feet are soft moccasins.  Lastly, under it all are snowy white drawers.  Her hair is tied with a bright blue ribbon, and a flower is tucked in....I can't wait to make more of her outfits!!!

Hmmmm....who do I sew for next....I think we need another Today's Girl Outfit....and I think Molly is next in line....what do you think Molly likes to wear when she is not in a photo shoot? 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Another baby pic...

Please indulge me...I'm a proud Gramma....here's another picture of Sean....I just couldn't get enough of him!!!!
Don't ya just love the way babies can just sleep thru anything....once we figured out he liked to be wrapped tight...he we a happy little bambino.....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Addy's Meet Dress

Poor Miss Addy...she has just been so very patient.  I got her for my Birthday, back in August...and it has taken me forever to make her meet outfit.....she has been running around in her undergarments....pretty as they were....she needed more.  Finally, after may delays...I found the perfect pink material, and a pattern that with a few tweeks would work, and we were finally off.  Then my grandson was born, and I had to put that project on the back burner....but as soon as I got home...it was my first priority.....It came out really cute.....so Addy! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Baby and a Doll Carrier

There is just something so calming about a newborn.  Introducing Sean...at 3 days old!!!!  Oh So Sweet!!!!
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I keep forgetting to post this, I finished it up a few weeks ago....Great doll carrier!!!!  I'm so behind in posts....going away will do that to you....

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time Off!!!

Need to take a few days off....of Blog, Etsy, and sewing....Daughter just had her baby...so I am off to Mesa.....Oh...Grandson was born this morning, Sean Lamers, 9lb.s 11oz.  Big Boy!!! Will post pics once I get there!!! 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Molly gets ready for School!!!!

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Miss Molly is all set for the first day of school in her Red Plaid Jumper and White Blouse.....She looks so sweet.....The jumper material was a little on the thin side, so I added a lace trimmed slip underneath it all...Just right!!!  I think my grandma made me a jumper like this when I was her age!!!! 

Friday, February 28, 2014

More Felicity's Colonial Undergarments

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Felicity’s undergarments give her the figure that was stylish during colonial times. First lace up her stays to ensure she has proper posture. Then tie the hand-embroidered pocket around her waist—most of her dresses have slits so she can reach into her pocket. Finally, tie on the pocket hoops to giver her dresses the right fullness. Too cute!!!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Madison's New Preppy Look

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Madison has to give a big presentation at school next week and asked for a new..."professional" looking outfit to wear, so this is what I came up with. Outfit consists of knit gray skirt, White sleeveless blouse, red argyle patterned cardigan, a red and gray striped tote bag, white tights and black buckle shoes.She just looks soo....smart!!!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

And...Samantha Get's a Bed!!!!

The picture is a little dark...but as soon as I get my photo booth set up, I will take pics of it there....Here is Samantha's new bed...it came out so cute.  I asked Steven if he would make one if I came up with plans.  I found some plans and then tweeked them....and he made this...it is so cute....Samantha's bed in the books is a brass bed...well, couldn't do that, so came up with this.