Thursday, October 19, 2017

New In The Tea Time Fabric Panel Etsy Shop! We Love this!

So excited to see this new pattern in the Tea Time Fabric Panel Etsy shop! I love the color don't you?

These kits come with everything you need to make an outfit you will be so proud of!
Click here to visit the Tea Time Fabric Panel Etsy Shop and order your kit today!
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Madelon's Halloween Etsy Fun Finds From We Little Miracles Etsy Shop


Today I am sharing Madelon's Etsy Fun finds with you and I think you will agree she has a great eye! First up is this Day of the Dead cupcake by We Little Miracles click here for shop and listing.  
How about some doll sized Pumpkin Chocolates? Click here for this listing.
The little Owl cupcakes are cute as can be... 
or the little foxes! 
These are all great finds Madelon thank you for sharing them with us today. We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Madelon's Terrific Tuesday Finds! Barbie Advent (Yes Please!) and OG Pets You Will Love!

I am 42 years old and advent calendars are still one of my most favorite things ever for the holidays. Growing up I would have loved something like this from Barbie! So much so I think I want to buy this for myself! While chocolate calendars are what I grew up with, this one makes me want to give up chocolate in the name of fun and Barbie fashion! Madelon found this one on sale and on the Gilt Website, you can find it by clicking here.

Toys R Us has one listed, not showing the box but what is inside by clicking here.

But that is not all Madelon found, she also was in store at Target and bought her doll family some wonderful new pets!


Okay this one is my favorite!
Great details in these sets!
Priced under $7 these will fly off the shelf for sure at your local Target Store.

Thank you Madelon for these wonderful fun finds!
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Holiday Madness Monday- Week 3

We are on week three of our Holiday Madness Monday and I found this genius holiday outfit you can make from two Santa Hats from the Dollar store!


This tutorial can be found on XOXO GRandma's blog and what a good blog this is and a tutorial that has me thinking why did I not think of this first? Click here for the tutorial you will be thrilled you did! 
This is a very smart and thoughtful tutorial and I am in awe! Click here for XOXO Grandma's Blog

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cabbage Patch Dolls Sunday Series- Etsy Outfits For Girl Dolls!

Today's Etsy Spotlight is actually just on one Etsy shop the Dressing Dollies Etsy shop. After I first saw this shop for last weeks spotlight there was so much to love that I am doing this weeks just in this store. You can tell when a shop owner loves what they do as it shows in their work. I never had a bathing suit for my dolls and I think this polka dot one is cute as can be! Find this and the other bathing suits in stock now by clicking here.

This listing for a lavender floral print nightgown is exactly what I wanted and dreamed of for my own Cabbage Patch Dolls.
With the holidays up coming I loved the look of this dress, the bows and the panties are so sweet!
You can view this and so many other listings by clicking here.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Doriyumi.com has a great free Pumpkin Crochet Cap You Can Make Your Dolls!

I just found a great new site that has a free crochet pattern for a baby hat that would fit our 18 inch dolls!

Check out the website doriyumi.com for this fun free and quick pattern!
Click here for the pattern. Happy Hooking! 
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Madelon' Fun Find! Pirate and witch hats at Walmart from $1.98 to $5.98-love this pink one!

Today Madelon shows us how easy it is to repurpose items found at big box stores into play dress items for your dolls this Halloween. Madelon found this wonderful Pink Pirate Hat headband that would fit perfectly on the 18 inch dolls with a tiny bit of modification. 

A huge fan of witch hats of all kind I was so excited to see all these different colors.
The hats are easy to remove from the headbands with a few snips of the scissors! 
While Madelon's favorite is the Pink hat I think I would go for the purple one!
Pair it with a ready made dress your doll has or even jeans and a tea and your doll is ready for Halloween!
Thank you Madelon for this fun find today!
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Holiday Fun With My Girl Clothing Co!


Just a few more days to order to get your Halloween fun sets in the mail from My Girl Clothing Co.! With fun sets for the young doll lover, to the tween and even the collector you will be thrilled with what you find in stock and ready to ship!

Each item is handmade and perfectly sourced & sized accessories for your 18 inch dolls can be found in shop.

These fun playsets and beautifully handmade dresses and doll clothing will surely bring a smile to your doll lovers face this Halloween! Click here to see the more than 400 items listed in shop now! 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Too Cute Doll Designs Has Some Love For Your Mailbox!

Margie over at Too Cute Doll Designs has a whole new Subscription deal for those of us who love to create for our dolls!

If you like to sew for 18-inch dolls, then this quarterly publication is just for you! Each 24-page issue is filled with beautiful photos to inspire your creativity, tips to increase your sewing expertise, and interviews with doll clothes sewing enthusiasts. Plus, you'll get at least four (4) traceable patterns in every issue. 

An annual subscription includes 4 Issues and is published as follows:
1. Spring issue - mailed in early February
2. Summer issue - mailed in early May 
3. Fall issue - mailed in early August
4. Winter issue - mailed in early November

All new subscriptions received through 10/15/17 will begin with the FALL 2017 issue. If you would like your subscription to begin with a different issue, please indicate the start issue in the NOTES section when you place your order.

$10 additional per year for Canadian orders.

Not sure if you want to subscribe for a whole year? Try just one issue - only $7 each. See separate listings for each issue.


Personally I recieved one issue and I thought it was spectacular. Such a fun and welcome mailbox treat with patterns and great photos to guide you through the  creative process! Click here for Too Cute Doll Designs Etsy shop to see what I am so excited about! 
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thinking of the Holidays Tuesday, with Jenny


I love early Christmas shopping.  I have been really eyeing a new American Girl Doll for Kaitlyn’s collection.  However, a collection is what it is starting to look like.  There is not much “playing” with them anymore.  The way I look at it we have two more little ladies that will get a chance to gently play with Kaitlyn’s dolls, before she stores them for her own future children.


So, last week, when I was hitting up all of WNY’s thrift shops.  I came by the little brown house for Fisher Price’s little people.  This was certainly one of my favorites as a child.  I was tempted, but then I quickly searched ebay and found sets beyond sets of these same houses loaded with people and furniture.  I am thinking about purchasing one of these for Natalie and Lauren as a Christmas gift.


Another busy week, loading up kiddos in the van and driving to Abby’s incredible cross country meets.  She, being a freshman on varsity, is easily out racing senior girls from other schools.  I am beyond ecstatic for her. Besides driving to events, I feel like I have been to the school one million times, dropping and picking up kids over this homecoming week. 


Lauren turned a year old, last month.  We are really trying to get her to start walking.  She is definitely taking some interest.  She is such a petite little lady that makes the silliest faces at people, and has the worst eating habits.  Remember she is our fifth child.  I have never had a more stubborn eater than her.  She has her favorite and then totally flaps her hands in front of her face trying to block any oncoming food.  I have NEVER been able to spoon feed this girl, she has always wanted to self-feed – which, initially was difficult when she had no teeth.


I have been a crafting doll making, furniture fool this week.  There have been a ton of custom orders, especially for Christmas that I have been working on. Between that and forming my non-profit I have decided to give up sleep 😊 and maybe start drinking coffee or tea??  Well friends be creative this weekend, do some festive Halloween things, and most importantly spread kindness and love in our world!

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Holiday Madness Monday Week 2

Week two in our Holiday Madness series and this week I think I found something you will enjoy. How about a Santa Suit Pattern for all your dolls?
Even the Bitties get in on this fun pattern!
This pattern is created and sold by Coles Creations and is one I am so excited to see! Click here for the Etsy Shop and get started sewing a Santa Suit for your dolls or doll lover this holiday season.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Cabbage Patch Doll Sunday- Etsy Favorites For Boy Dolls

For the last few weeks we have been sharing our love of things you can make for your own Cabbage Patch Kids, and today we shift our focus to things you can buy for your dolls ready made from Etsy!
Starting with this T-shirt for your boy dolls, made by soulyautographed Etsy shop !
I loved this listing from scdollyboutique The fire truck pj's are one of my favorite Etsy listings ever for Cabbage Patch boys! Click here for this shop.

My third choice for today's Etsy spotlight is this Dinosaur Planet set from Dressing Dollies Etsy Shop. Click here for shop and listing.
Thank you so much for joining us for our Cabbage Patch Kid Sunday Etsy spotlight. We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Making a Pumpkin Patch Shop with Madelon




This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, and Madelon was thinking of us and the fall harvest with her post today. She is creating a pumpkin patch complete with a store for her dolls and shared these photos with us.

"I found this piece yesterday and immediately thought of Canadian Thanksgiving and Harvest. I paid $9.75 for it!"

I love the detail and the shelves on the side!

Michaels has a selection of artificial tiny gourds or...
You can use decorative foam or plastic pumpkins and gourds or you can find these lovely ones at Trader Joes or other grocery stores.

Lots of storage in this cabinet too!
Thank you Madelon for sharing this wonderful fun find with us today! We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com