Thursday, December 18, 2014

3rd Hanukkah Gift!

Tonight we open the third gift of Hanukkah!
I opened a beautiful Star of David Dress! I love it!
Be sure to check back tomorrow night to see what I open next!
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Advent Day 18!

Day 18 the basket still has some great treasures to behold! Today I am opening another package from Sagebrushs!
I opened the sweetest pair of pink crochet booties that are a perfect fit for my doll! Love them!
Check back tomorrow to see what I open next! Today is a busy day here on the blog so be sure to come back and check my Hanukkah post later today!
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Sew In Style Make Your Own Doll Clothes Book Review


I was just sent the most wonderful how to sew book called Sew in Style. This is a step by step how to book for learning to sew for 18 inch dolls.
I am really excited about this book. The photos are great and as someone who learned to sew from step by step pattern tutorials I can tell you that this one is a great visual resource.
The book features 22 projects for 18 inch dolls and I was thrilled with the variety of patterns offered in this book. This book would make a great gift and it is currently priced just under $20 at all of the on line book sellers featured at the end of this post.


You really can sew your doll an entire wardrobe including a sleeping bag and some truly fun accessories. I have only had time this week to try out one of the patterns and I think it turned out really cute. I will have to make a bunch of these for up coming swaps and advent calenders I work on through out the year!


I made the fashion purse and it was a quick and easy project. I even sewed it on my new machine. I bought a second hand Kenmore sewing machine from a friend and this project turned out great. I can not wait to sew more.


Included in this book is patterns, tutorials and guides to help you learn to sew. The added bonus is you get to sew for your dolls or the doll lover in your life while learning an important life skill. This is a book I would recommend for the young doll lover just starting to sew or a committed Aunty like me who loves to sew for her nieces. Grandmas and Mom's who have never sewn will also appreciate this book. This book would make a great gift and you can find it on line or instore by visiting any of the links below:


 Click here for Amazon.ca
Click here for Amazon.com
Click here for Indigo/Chapters
Click here for Barnes & Noble
Click here for The Book Depository

GO PAPER LESS WITH AN E COPY that  you can print  beautiful patterns on your own printer by clicking here
I think I may try to sew everything in this book at some point over 2015. So do check back!
Thank you To Author Erin Hentzel for sending this book to me to review. I can not wait to sew more of your patterns again soon!
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1 Week To Christmas Still Time To Sew A Gift From Lee & Pearl! A Free Holiday Stocking Pattern!

Well it is a week until Christmas day and our friends at Lee & Pearl have a great free pattern and tutorial for making the perfect doll sized stocking. All you have to do to get it is become a News Letter Subscriber at www.leeandpearl.com
You will not miss a pattern release date and you will get free pattern tutorials and info on all their up coming patterns.
Lee & Pearl's Shop offers some truly unique and special patterns for the doll collector and seamstress alike! The late Medieval Lady's Wardrobe pattern is eye catching isn't it! Click here for pattern and shop listing.

I love the Cookie Time Apron, Pinafore and Oven Mitt Pattern offered at $3.99 for PDF Download by clicking here.

There is still lots of time to purchase down load and sew for the doll lover in your life! I would love to see any complete projects that you have sewn, knit or crochet this holiday season so please email me at karenmowen@gmail.com
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hanukkah Gift Number 2!

Well it is time again to share my second Hanukkah Gift with all of you!
This package had a pair of silver ballet flat shoes and a silver hairband! So exciting I can not wait to put them on my doll!
Come back again tomorrow evening to see what I open next! Be sure to check back in the morning for my Advent series as well!
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Advent Day 17

Day 17,  I can not believe how fast the time is flying! Today is a package from Sew Crazy!

I wish you could feel this package it was so much fun to open! Little multicolored socks, little sparkle shoes with bows and the silkiest pair of dolly underwear! Oh my so cute!
Come back again tomorrow to see what I open next!
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Exciting Pattern Release News From Doll Tag Clothing For Disney Animator Dolls!

I am so excited to share with you that there is a great new pattern from Doll Tag Clothing for the Disney Animator Dolls! I know many of you are excited about these new dolls and some may even find some under the tree Christmas Morning.
This pattern will also work for the It's a Small World Dolls!
This pattern is going to be released this week on Pixiefaire just in time to get sewing for the big day!
Keep your eyes out this week for the pattern release and be sure to check out all the great patterns from Doll Tag Clothing by clicking here!

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