Friday, April 18, 2014

Patterns from Jacknits for Spring!

Oh who I wish my knitting skills were so much better. Their are some new and wonderful knit patterns for 18 inch dolls from Jackknit's Etsy shop. Take a look at the above "Wedding Dress" offered as an instant download for purchase! I love the details in this beautiful gown. This is not your normal "knit" gown, I think it would look stunning at tea length, and in pink....one patten so many possibilities! Click here to see shop and pattern listing. 
 Doesn't Kit make a beautiful flower girl? She and her friend sport dresses made from the Flower Girl Pattern offered for $3.01 and can be viewed by clicking here. 

For Spring how about a Swingy Skirt and Sweet T' Shirts!  This new knit pattern is offered for $3.01 and can be viewed by clicking here. I LOVE THE colors don't you!
Buttons at the back no over the head! Love it!
This is a can not be missed pattern as well this time for the boys!  Set includes instructions for
A Shawl Collar Cardigan, matching Hat, A V-Neck Cardigan and matching Schoolboy Cap, A Scarf, A Satchel and a pair of Full length Trousers! Pattern offered for immediate down load for $3.87 and can be viewed by clicking here. 

Happy Knitting!
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Madelon's Easter Egg Set - An American Girl Easter Must Have!

Every now and then even the craftiest among us fall in love with expensive sets from AG! Madelon recently purchased the new Easter Set at AG and has shared her photos with us today. 
I also saw this set in store in LA and it was pretty darn awesome.

 I had only seen it in the catalog when I made my own for Doll Diaries  (click here to see how I made mine)

After seeing this set in person and holding the pieces in my hands it is hard not to fall in love with it. Madelon and I were surprised that the eggs do not come out of the package but that the crayons do!  Its a beautifully made set and if you are lucky enough to add it to your doll play collection it is sure to become a holiday heirloom. Click here to see the American Girl On line Store listing.
Thank you Madelon for sharing this photo of your doll play set with us today!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Madelon's Easter Table Of Fun Finds!

"My Spring back tea party cost $11 including table!" Says Madelon
Today Madelon shares with us her dolly fun finds that set a very pretty Easter Table!
This set can be found at the dollar store here in Canada as well as in the USA!
Madelon is brilliant! finding these fun embellishments and turning them into doll sized treats! $1 a package and a life time supply of Dolly Easter Treats!
Let's get a look at that table, Madelon found it at HomeGoods for $7.98! What a truly wonderful fun find!
Thank you Madelon for sharing your Easter Table of Fun finds with us today!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Today I am so very thankful for each and everyone of you.


So recently I have been thinking about when I started this blog and how much has changed since I began writing about the dolls and crafts I was work on. Looking back on the past few years I am more then surprised and shocked at how much has happened in my personal life and professional life as a Mommy Blogger. Today I wanted to take a moment to reflect and thank you all for stopping by.


There have been so many amazing moments over the last few years that make me so very proud of how far this blog has come and how many people it reaches. I have to tell you when my blog hit 100 views I was amazed, when I look at the number today, well it blows my mind!
Thank you Springfield Collection!


I want to take this moment to thank each and everyone of you who has taken the time to read my blog, left a comment and to those of you who routinely visit. I have a very special place in my heart for those of you who have taken the time to write an email to me sharing your lives, experiences and thoughts about my blog. It is for those of you that I sit at this computer day after day writing and publishing dolly world news.  I would also like to thank our many sponsors, doll companies, craft companies, designers and Etsy shop owners who have contributed to our give away contests, behind the scenes tours and with whom I have a wonderful working relationship.



For those of you who maybe new to my blog you may not realize just how much I have come to love this Online Doll Community that each one of you has helped create and contribute to. Thank you to my amazing team, To Madelon, who keeps my in box full of wonderful ideas, crafts and fun finds, Jessica for her amazing links and pattern finds, Brandy for sharing her wonderful crafts and ideas with us. A special thanks to  Lauren for designing my logo last December and for fitting me in to her very busy schedule!

  A huge thank you to Char at Doll Diaries for believing in me and giving me a weekly place to share my crafts with an even larger and ever growing audience, to Daydream Doll Boutique for giving me another wonderful home to share more doll play fun. To Laura Kelly thank you for inspiring me and the wonderful surprise packages! To my family who put up with my over flowing dolly area and craft supplies all over the house, thank you for tolerating the creative chaos even though you are all boys. Lastly Thank you all who have stopped by, commented and shared I really, really appreciate it. Please know that when you send me an email I will do my very best to personally respond to each and every one, hearing from you makes my day!
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Madelon's Dollar Store and Halmark Easter Basket Play Set

Madelon shares today with us her version of a dolly Easter basket made from items you can find easily at your own dollar stores. 

Using candy boxes that she found at the candy store, she simply opened the boxes, removed the candies and re sealed the box. These little boxes are perfect for doll play and use in year round play!
 
The little eggs are actually painted ornaments from Hallmark, they are really nice quality but you can find similar sized eggs at the craft store you can paint yourself!
The detail in this chocolate bunny is incredible! There are some small chocolate hollow Easter treats at the dollar store that would work in doll play but we are not sure if you can shellac them, they would be a wonderful and yummy addition to any basket.
Madelon's doll is wearing an Our Generation outfit, don't you love the shoes?
Thank you Madelon for sharing this wonderful fun find with us today.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Announcing One Minute Doll Chat's With Karen Mom of Three on YouTube!


Today I want to share with you my first of I hope many One Minute Doll Chat's With Karen Mom of Three on Youtube. I want to share my review of Springfield Collection's Party Outfit   and Pink Patent Shoes!
This outfit is by far the best outfit in my dolls collection! I love the skirt but it's the button sweater that gets me so excited, little pretty pearl buttons and no velcro to get stuck in your dolls hair!

I love the new patent shoes. The color is perfect, and they fit all my 18 inch dolls. I highly recommend these shoes and they come in so many wonderful colors! Did you know that Doll Shoes fit easily in large plastic Easter Eggs and they don't cause cavities? Just a tip from this Friend of the Easter Bunny!
Check out my Youtube Channel and please tell your friends, I will be posting more 1 minute doll chats with Karen Mom of Three soon as well as announcing some fun give a way's you are not going to want to miss!
Thank you to Springfield Collection for sending me these wonderful products to review.
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Mini Monday Madelon's Spring Fun Finds!

Madelon has found some fun things for the Mini's this Monday morning!
Check out her new outfits courteously shared by some of  her new Barbies whom she picked up at Toys R Us  7 dolls for $15. The AG Mini's Model some of the dresses!

Madelon also found these wonderful mini baskets for the dolls!
 There are six baskets in three sizes in this package
Caroline looks amazing in her new dress and basket!
Thank you so much Madelon for sharing these photos and fun finds with us on Mini Monday!
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