Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Football Fun Finds On Etsy

I live above Seattle so I had to share this t-shirt dress from kkdesignerdolls Etsy Shop in today's Football Fun Finds. This shop has lots of great outfits for 15-18 inch dolls and this Football T-shirt caught my eye. I love that it fits both Bitty and 18 inch dolls and is easy on. Offered at $18.99 and several teams to choose from. Click here for Shop and listing.
This listing in Minipparel Etsy Shop caught my eye. These custom numbered jerseys would look great on your 18 inch boy or girl dolls. A great deal at $14.00 each click here for shop and listing.
This outfit caught my eye from Janscraftroom Etsy Shop. Set offered at $33.00 Stunning photos of her outfits can be found including this listing by clicking here.
Joy Alice's Etsy Shop has a fun crochet set for Steeler's fans! Click here for shop and this $22.00 listing.
Aunt Sissy Originals has this fun set for your 18 inch dolls.  I love the football hat don't you! Click here for shop and listing.
Jen Ashley Doll Designs offers this Jersey for your dolls at $12.00 in her Etsy Shop. 

Or You can purchase the pattern to make one of her Jersey's by visiting the Pixiefaire Etsy Pattern Shop by clicking here

 Now you just need the ball! Click here for my Daydream Doll Boutique Football Craft! 
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American Girl Ottawa Is Soon To Open!

Opening October 11th is the American Girl Store inside Chapters in Ottawa. Located at 47 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario this will be the third American Girl Store to open here in Canada. This store will offer the Hair Salon, My American Girl Dolls, The Bitty Babies, The Girl of The Year as well as the Beforever line of dolls!
I consider myself so lucky to live so close to the Vancouver BC Store and this is a photo of my most recent visit where I met up with Char from Doll Diaries and one of our wonderful readers! 
If you live in the Ottawa area and are going to the new store be sure to take some photos for me!
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Madelon's Marvelous Monday Find! Walmart Rodeo Outfit

Madelon picked up the Walmart 18 inch doll Rodeo Outfit and shared her photos with me. Personally the hat and the boots are my favorite part of this outfit!
The stars on the jeans are a welcome detail, Aren't these boots fantastic?
Madelon found a great deal with this 18 inch Walmart set but pointed out that the pants were a tight fit on the American Girl Doll.
This is a a great set for year round play and not just Halloween!
Thank you to Madelon for this wonderful find. Keep your eyes open for outfits like these in your Walmart Toy Department.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Spotlight Springfield Dolls Sale!

Springfield Doll Collection's On line Store is having a fantastic sale! I love, love,love Springfield Dolls and Accessories and Purchase these items for the doll lovers in my life regularly. Now is the perfect time to pick up Clearance items and tuck them away for Halloween Treats, Party favors, Birthday Gifts, Advent Calender's and Stocking Stuffers!
There are 5 pages of Amazing Dolly Deals like this fun Floral Dress only $3.49! Click here for link
This was also one of my most favorite Springfield Summer Outfits! The Romper is on sale now as well for $3.49. It is such a fun outfit and looks great with the clogs which are also on sale! Only $1.29.
The Yoga Outfit is on clearance for $3.49 and I have this perfect outfit. It is really easy to get on and so fun to pair with a handmade Fun Foam yoga mat craft!

Having a party? Get a few of these T-shirt and Jean Sets only $4.49 pair it with some Tulip Fabric Paint or Tie Dye kit and you have a doll party your guests will remember for ever!
If T-shirt and skirts are more your style check out this 2 piece mini skirt set that is easy to put on and perfect for younger doll lovers! Click here for this $3.49 deal!
You can never have too many pairs of Doll shoes and these pink lace up shoes are not only the perfect stocking stuffer but they also promote independent play! Practicing tying shoes was never as motivating! Shoes, slippers and sandals starting at $0.99 ! Click here for the Pink Lace up shoes at $1.29 you can not beat these deals anywhere else!
There are glasses, jewelery, pj's, gift sets and more on clearance now!

The Springfield Collection Doll Clearance Event is on now, take advantage of these fantastic deals by clicking here.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Laundry Day. 3 Fun Laundry Inspired Etsy Listings

It is Dolly Laundry day! Today I am sharing some fun real life inspired play sets and ideas. I love this 18 inch doll Laundry Room Set by CM Handcrafted Treasures Etsy shop 
This set is truly adorable and is $150. I love how sturdy looking the ironing board is! Click here for shop and listing.

I also love the Wash Day Accessories Pattern offered by Eden Ava's Etsy Shop click here to see the listing for this PDF Pattern.

A fun idea from Thomas Park Gift's Etsy Shop this set includes 3 skirts, the shirt a wash day basket and the clothes pegs! This set is $20 and can be viewed by clicking here.
I hope you have fun putting together your own Laundry playsets for your dolls and are inspired by the ones you see here today!
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Friday, September 26, 2014

5 Weeks To Halloween! Fun Halloween Crafts From Karen Mom of Three!

Today is week number 4 of our 9 Weeks To Halloween posts and I am sharing some of my Halloween Doll Crafts today here with you. These are Halloween Sugar Cookies I made for my dolls. You can see how to make your own by clicking here. 
Make your dolls colorful glasses from Pipe cleaners with my tutorial by clicking here
One of my favorite Halloween Posts I did for Doll Diaries was this one on how to make Angry Bird costumes for your dolls from Fun Foam. Click here for my tutorial.
Make Halloween Treats for your Dolls from items you may already have on hand with my tutorial for Doll Treats on Doll Diaries. Click here for this tutorial.
Who loves Hello Kitty? Come Check out my easy to make Hello Kitty Doll Costume from my Doll Diaries Tutorial by clicking here

I hope you have fun using some of my Halloween Craft ideas! You can find more of my Doll Crafts by clicking here and scrolling through this comprehensive listing of all my dolly crafts from around the dolly world..
I look forward to sharing more fun Halloween ideas with you next Friday!
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Ensemble Fit For A Queen! A Beautifully Knit Give Away From Di's Divine Creations.

Today I am excited to share our latest give away created and sponsored by  Diana shop owner and head knitter at Di's Divine Creations Etsy shop.

Doesn't this look amazing on my Sisterhood in Town Doll Daniela?
This beautifully knit ensemble fits most 18 inch dolls and is a beautiful Coral Pink color with Grey Sparkle Tiara embellished with silver ribbons beads and rhinestones. The dress closes in the back with three pink snaps. This dress, cape and crown are knit from a Nicky Epstein Pattern.
 To enter to win this 3 pcs knit ensemble with a bonus dolly bracelet designed to co-ordinate with this outfit by Diana, click here to visit Diana's shop Di's Divine Creations then email me at karenmowen@gmail.com and let me know what you like best from her shop. Please put Di's Divine Creations in the subject line, You have until October 2nd 2014 to enter and winner will be chosen at random from entries received. This contest is open to our North American Readers and Void where Prohibited. 
Thank you to Diana for this wonderful opportunity.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Let's Talk Pizza, Doll Pizza!

Wednesday's in our house is Pizza Night. It is always a night my kids look most forward to in the week where they get to have their favorite food. Today I thought I would share some of my Etsy Dolly Pizza favorites with you!

The above photo is of the Pizza offered by JessieRaye's Etsy Shop this 6 slice pizza features peperoni, mushrooms, olives and green peppers! A favorite from my cheese days! This pizza your dolls can share and enjoy! This pizza is by far the best deal on Etsy! Offered in Jessie Raye's Etsy shop for $13.99 you  get 6 pieces and can view shop and listing by clicking here.
Mini Mallow's Etsy shop pizza caught my eye as it is a WOODEN Pizza! This slice of pizza for your doll is offered at $8.00 and can be viewed by clicking here.
This peperoni slice looks like the one my son chooses on Pizza Night, a pizza with two toppings of his favorite things cheese and peperoni! This Slice is created and sold by MinnieKitchen Etsy Shop for $7.00 and can be viewed by clicking here.

Wednesday nights are by far the easiest in our house because it is always Pizza night! A stress free meal in the middle of a stressful week, something we always look forward to. Some people have theirs on Fridays which is great but try it mid week and see how much better the rest of the week goes!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Madelon's Boho Chic Maxi Dress! A Madelon Fun Find

Madelon has sent me this fun fashion tip! She has re-purposed this baby/toddler dress into a great boho style maxi dress for Saige!
Here the dress is shown with out the Batta Jean Jacket.
I love the 4 tiered skirt! The colors and the patterns are so much fun!
Fall is the best time to pick up summer styles in the baby department that you can easily purpose into doll clothes like Madelon does! Tag sales, yard sales and thrift stores also provide a year round supply of gently used items that you can add to your doll play collection for a fraction of the price of store bought doll clothing!
Thank you Madelon for sharing this fun find with us today!
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Let's Have Cupcakes...craft, make or to buy!

Cupcakes are such a wonderful addition to any doll play collection and today I am thinking about Cupcakes for dolls and their girls!

 I have made many of these cupcakes for my nieces as crafts to share in the dolly world and written about cupcakes for dolls on Etsy. Today I am sharing with you how you can bring more cupcakes into your doll play by making some like from my tutorials (Click here to see how to make your own for your dolls) or from the tutorial links provided below or by purchasing some ready made on Etsy. As well as how to incorporate doll cupcakes with real cupcakes for a birthday party or tea party.
For a very small investment in some oven bake polymer clay such as Sculpey from your local craft store you can make your own doll sized treats from my tutorial 
A while back a reader introduced me to Jessie Raye's Etsy Shop and her cupcakes are some of my most favorite doll sized treats to order and send to friends and family. This cupcake is one of my favorite's I love the soft colors and the way it sparkles. Offered at $3.99 this is a true delight for a doll lover and these wonderful treats fit perfectly in a Halloween treat bag, Loot bag or Dolly Advent Calender and Stocking.
 Jessie Raye has a wonderful assortment of dolly cupcakes you can buy one or you can buy a bunch, she is great with custom orders as well click here for her shop and let her know I sent you!

For those of you talented with a hook why not try crochet for dolly cupcakes. I wish I had this talent these are fantastic and this free pattern is from HooksandYarn's Blog Click here to find out how you can make your own! Once you figure out how to make these girl sized treats try to make a smaller version and share with the dolly's too!

For those of you like me that are a fan of two sticks...ie Knitting how about this fun free pattern click here for free pattern from knittingpatternsgalore!
For those of you who sew check out this wonderful tutorial for making felt cupcakes. These look good enough to eat! Click here for instructionables.com directions

I do hope that today's post has not given you O.C.D but if it has I would love to see what  you make! Be sure to email me a photo at karennmowen@gmail.com