Friday, November 24, 2017

A Look Back at Some Older Olympic Barbies!

Today Madelon shares a memory and the catalog add from the first of her Olympic Barbie Collection! Check out these amazing dolls older Barbie Dolls! Madelon had the doll on the top left!

"Boy did I love spinning her around. Didn't realize I started collecting Olympic Barbies in  1973 when I was 11! My earliest connection to Canada."
I love the look back at the older barbies and check out the prices!!!!
Thank you Madelon for sharing these with all of us today.
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Tea Time Fabric Panel Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers today. This week is my annual Christmas Cookie Exchange and it got me thinking about the fun Tea Time Fabric Panel sets you can make your dolls for the holidays. So I logged on and found that they were having a sale on the very sets I was thinking about!
These kits are fun and easy to use. The product looks and feels professional when you are done too!
I love that this set makes the doll apron and the dolly cookies too! Click here to see this listing in the Tea Time Fabric Panels Etsy Shop.

Tea Time Fabric Panel's has had more than 900 sales and I know some of you have bought these kits in the past and I would love to hear from you about what you thought, so please LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and let me know your thoughts on the Tea Time Fabric Panel Kits!
Thank you for joining us today! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My Girl Clothing Co 3 of my favorite Holiday Dresses

It is time for Holiday dresses today I am sharing three of my favorites from the My Girl Clothing Co Etsy shop.One of my most favorite Etsy shops. The first dress i wanted to share today is this lovely Candy Cane Holiday Dress. The sequins are a stunning addition to the look of this dress. Click here for this listing.

Next up is this silver stunner! Tween doll lovers would so appreciate this and adult collectors too! Click here for this listing.
I am also a huge fan of this dress and the very large bow! This is a dress I would love to have in my own size! Click here for this listing.
I hope you enjoy these beautiful handmade dresses as well. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Madelon ...

This week is Madelon's Birthday and I want to wish her a very Happy one! Today Madelon is sharing some of her favorite toys and memories with us. She found a very cool website called www.wishbookweb.com  where you can view toys from your childhood in ways we all remember that holiday catalog!

"My mother thinks mine was the large size. It was blue with white wheels and it bounced. I remember taking the baby Jesus out of the crèche, putting him in the pram and taking him for a walk around the block. The neighbors were kind about it. Tiny Jesus, big pram!"

"I loved the Koala I had too! Really hoping it wasn't made of Koala fur, but it was super soft. It had vinyl hands and nose. I still have it somewhere."

Madelon also had Raggedy Anne and Andy! 

Check out the prices!
Thank you Madelon for sharing this with us today and I know many of us are going to really enjoy that website! 
More to come on this soon!
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New My Life As Looks A Madelon's Fun Find...

Today Madelon shares some recent items she found in her local Walmart's my life as section. Some fun looks to keep your eyes out for! Younger doll lovers will find this set easy to love!


I think this est will appeal to our tween set and I love the purple!
This one reminds me of something Julie might wear from AG...

The layered skirt and asymmetrical zip on the coat is a neat addition. The color is also fun.
Thank you Madelon for sharing these fun finds with us today! We would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Blessedly Stressed Saturday


The cold and flu season is officially here in WNY.  Our entire house is sniffling and coughing.  There are drippy noses everywhere I look and crying babies with rosy cheeks.  The bright side is, they are just colds, and soon will pass.  More good news is the snuggles are much snugglier and longer when the babies are not feeling well.  Pink eye may or may not be on the horizon, as it appears as if they have “pushed the cold” into their eye… AKA wiping buggies all over their face during the night.  The doctors will give them a once over tomorrow.


Generally, at this point in the holiday season I have the majority of our Christmas gifts bought, some stashed, some wrapped.  Well, I have a whole lot of nothing going on in that department.  I have been so busy with making doll bathrooms for Christmas gifts it is crazy.  I just purchased over $200.00 worth of doll tubs yesterday.  I am beyond busy, well beyond what I ever would have anticipated as a “holiday rush”.  I am SO glad I got all my non-profit pieces wrapped up before this or I would need to make some type of clone to keep all these shenanigans afloat.   I have everything from a beach theme bathroom set to unicorns.  I will post pictures of the beach theme – keep in mind I haven’t started the tub yet – but that needs some seashell stenciling and needs to be painted.  I just ran out of hours, that’s all.  My favorite part is the decorating – love to see an idea of someone’s come to life. 


Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  So hard to believe.  We celebrate at my Father in Laws, I’m just responsible for making macaroni and cheese.  I can handle that for sure.  As long as I have my sister-in law brings her dressing. 
I need to get my shopping on for sure!  Amazon here I come.  I am more of the online price comparison shopper.  But – I also enjoy making and repurposing items for gifts.  Get your craft on!  Be kind! And have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Thank you for joining us here today we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com