Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sew This Sunday - Doll Sleeping Bag Tutorial 1

This week I found a great doll sleeping bag tutorial that you can use for the doll lovers in your life, big doll or baby doll I think this tutorial from See Kate Sew. Com is brilliant. I would love to make the time to learn to quilt but always get overwhelmed at the idea, but this tutorial and size is actually not as intimidating when I look at it and it is very inspiring. I hope you enjoy this weeks Sew This Sunday tutorial. Click here to see the original on the wonderful website SeeKateSew.  
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Reads Harry and Meghan Paper Dolls

This weeks Friday read is the Harry & Meghan Paper Dolls. I love paper dolls and I am so excited about the wedding tomorrow! The Book Depository has this collectors paper doll book of their engagement, I cannot wait for the one in her wedding dress!
"The outfits in this collection include a hunky Harry in the swimming trunks he sported while in Jamaica with Meghan, and his bride-to-be in the jeans and white 'husband' shirt she wore to the Invictus Games in Toronto. As for her wedding dress? Stay tuned." -- USA Today
"Capture the couple's love in advance of royal wedding. These paper dolls can provide much imaginative fun." -- The Chicago Tribune
Commemorate the wedding of the year with paper dolls of the royal couple! The world will be watching when Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle wed in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle -- and you can relive the events leading up to the big day with this fabulous paper doll collectible. Dress the royal couple in the outfits they wore to their engagement announcement or choose from Harry's Invictus Games T-shirt, Meghan's ensemble for her first official duty, and more. Includes two dolls and 14 costumes.
"Will keep you busy until the royal wedding." -- Popsugar
"Would you like to play dress up with animated versions of Meghan and Harry? Of course you would, and with this paper doll set, you can." -- Bustle


Click here to view this book on the Book Depository, they have free shipping worldwide! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Happy Hooking Wednesday, Crocheted Beret from thenewlighterlife.com


Hooks at the ready! Today's patten comes to us from thenewlighterlife.com 
I hope these never go out of style. I love beret's and this weeks happy hooking pattern comes to us from thenewlighterlife.com  This slouchy beret will look fantastic on your dolls and with all the fun spring colors out now you can make quite a few for your dolls, to give as gifts or incorporate into your summer planning projects, birthday parties or upcoming events. Click here for the pattern and some wonderful photos too! 
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Make Your Own Doll Fascinators For The Royal Wedding

Years back I shared my tutorial on Doll Diaries for doll sized Fascinators. I created these fun accessories for  my dolls and friends ahead of the last royal wedding and this past weekend I was back at it making some for myself for the Royal Wedding on May 19th!
I am a big fan of the floral ones and made 5 different ones just for fun.
If you are excited about the wedding too and want to try your hand at making these you can check out my tutorial on Doll Diaries by clicking here. 
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Adventures in Barbie- Bringing home the boat

Friday my niece PB and I were at the Thrift store and she spotted the Barbie Boat, she was insisting that this come home with us. I could not help but say yes and was very thankful that I have a minivan so we could get it home. She held it the entire way, also!
 She was so excited listing off who would drive her boat when we got home and she is very into Pirates right now so this was fun to tie in her love of pirates and Barbie.
Even though this was a great find we realize that pieces are not with it that should be but she doesn't care and for $6.99 she will get a ton of playtime out of it.
Happy to Sail the Seas of my living room with her, we hope you have some fun adventures with Barbie today too!
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sew This Sunday -A Knit Shirt

Today we are sharing a free pattern and tutorial we found on Serving Pink Lemonade.Com Doll T-shirts are a great to be able to whip up quickly and in a bunch of different styles and colors. I liked this pattern and tutorial for the sleeves and the collar. I hope you will too. Sewing with a jersey knit is fun once you get a hang of it. You can make some wonderful and inexpensive t-shirts for dolls with clothing that is outgrown or stained in a small area, leaving great material to work with and practice on . Click here for the tutorial and pattern on Serving Pink Lemonade. Com 
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Toys We Used To Love (and still do) Care Bears

Yesterday my niece tried to get me to give her my Grumpy Bear Care Bear and yet at 43 I could still not part with it. Today I am sharing some love of the Care Bears with you.  Grumpy Bear was always and still is my favorite. I have him in my room still. My mother brought him back from Montreal for me and I have loved him ever since.
I found a great Etsy shop offering you a chance to pick your own vintage Care Bear.  The Pink Room has some amazing vintage finds, click here for shop and listing.

I remember loving this artwork so much and wishing for this cup in the 1980's and I found it and more in the 80's Rainbow Shop, seriously considering ordering one and the my little pony one too... Click here for shop and listing.

I still remember the first commercial I saw and the Tender Heart Bear that was in the commercial. Though I only had Grumpy Bear, and I still have him. I loved the simplicity and comfort of this lovely little bear.
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