Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Madelon's Easy Book Holders!

Today Madelon shows us a fun way to re-purpose found items into doll play items. "Make doll bookends/book holdersfrom plastic edge covers on art"

"Have an adult remove the staples from the plastic before play!"
 Slide your books in and they are ready to use!
 You can use stickers or markers to decorate your bookends
Thank you Madelon for this wonderful idea!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Madelon's Easter Egg Display Plate and Table Cloth Ideas!

Madelon shares with us her Easter Egg display plate. I shared my egg plate craft on Doll Diaries yesterday and Madelon was inspired to make one of her own. I love how it turned out.
"I thought that your flower egg holder was great and wanted to see what I could make/repurpose. I decided to use this painted candlestick with flower shaped bases."
 I love how this turned out! The flower shape holds the eggs perfectly and the bunny is so cute!
"I used a 97 cent table cloth and cut it down to doll size, I got it at Walmart"
"The bunnies and eggs are from the Dollar Tree"
Keep your eyes out for inexpensive everyday items like these that you can use in your dolls holiday
play set collections!
Thank you Madelon for sharing with us today!
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A Wonderful Madelon Fun Find! Decorate Your Dolls Room With Found Items!

Madelon has found another wonderful fun find to add to her doll Grace's Room! Check out this Holiday Ornament Madelon found that is perfect for a little dolls room!
  "Grace decorates her table with an ornate Christmas dress form ornament."
 Keep your eyes out at tag sales and thrift shops on the off season for items like these to decorate your dolls rooms and be sure in late summer to be the first in line when holiday ornaments come out so you don't miss out!

Thank you Madelon for this very inspiring post!
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Check Out My Easter and Spring Crafts On Doll Diaries and Daydream Doll Boutique today!


It is a busy craft tutorial day in the Dolly World for me today! Pop over to Doll Diaries today to see my craft for Easter! This is a fun and easy way to make your dolls their own Egg Display Plate! Click here to see how.
Over on Daydream Doll Boutique Today I have some Flowery Fun! Check it out by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy all the Dolly World has to offer today!
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Dolls For A Cause April Autism Fundraiser Is Coming Up!

This year for our April Autism Fundraiser Out Dolls For A Cause Charity Fundraiser will support Uniquely Me, http://kulturecity.org  Toys AUcross America.
To get us all into the spirit Dacia of Mini Me Dolly Divas has done up 5 shirts for our fundraiser. These limited addition shirts are 20 and 100% of the donation will support our fundraiser!
Click here to order

Here is a sneak peek at my donation for the Facebook Auction. I have made up an Apron & Chef Hat. The Auction will run on our Facebook page April 12-19th! I will have more info as we get closer!
Thank you to all who have helped make all our auctions and donations possible. I am thrilled to be apart of this wonderful doll community and to have been able to work with so many wonderful and talented doll designers.

Uniquely Me Dolls For a Cause Charity Auction to support Autism.
Mark your calendars April 12-19th and Join us on Facebook by clicking here.
Beneficiary- http://www.kulturecity.org/ ToysAuCross America
https://www.facebook.com/kulturecity
https://www.facebook.com/ToysAUcrossAmerica
Theme-Uniquely Me


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Mini Doll Couture Dresses A Tutorial By Karen Mom of Three

I have had this one knee length sock I bought to make a full sized 18 inch doll dress from the dollar store for more then a year now and decided to use the left over sock to make new outfits for the mini dolls. Out of one sock I was able to make 3 pretty fun and easy to put on dresses my nieces just love!
Simply by measuring the sock and cutting along the stripes at the right length and then snipping a 1/2 inch on each side in the third stripe for arm holes the dress is almost ready!
Slide the doll into your dress and using a small hair elastic (which I found in a package at my Dollar Store) as a belt your dress is ready to wear.
Add a button with a dab of glue or just leave as is.
You can have a long evening gown or a short and fun tea style dress, fold or cut the material to the length you want as I did with Kit!
These dresses turned out great! I was able to make 3 mini doll dresses and likely could have gotten 4 out of one Knee Length Dollar Store Sock!
I used the other sock in a craft of Daydream Doll Boutique in 2013 Click here for that tutorial! 
Not bad to get so much use out of one $1.25 pair of socks!  See what you can make for your mini dolls with items you may already have in your craft box like I did!
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Swap Dress I Made!

In our Swap group on Swap-Bot We had an Easter Dress Swap. I decided to make a dress I thought my partner would enjoy as much as I do. I used a lavender bunny print I had in my stash. I love a classic and age appropriate look for my doll clothes and wanted something that had a holiday fun feeling. I chose a Kotton Candy Doll Fashion's Pattern for The Perfect Party Dress but used only the bodice pieces and then added my own bottom of the dress. I used a 9 inch by 16 inch wide piece of fabric and then I used a gather stitch along the top edge, then pinned it in place and sewed it. I was thrilled with how it turned out and made a second one so my doll Grace (My London Girl) could have one of her own.

I used a piece of vintage lace I had in my sewing stash and both dresses have the embellishment at the neck. I love the look of the lace! I hope my partner enjoy's this dress as much as I do!
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