Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rainbow Brite Inspired Looks for your 18 inch doll.

This weekend I was in Washington State and I went into a Hallmark Store and saw their Rainbow Brite Collection. I loved Rainbow Brite when I was a young girl and at the time (Much too old to play with dolls as people thought at the time) I eventually relinquished my doll to my much younger sisters and I could not help but pick the doll up in the store and hug her myself.  Today I am sharing some Rainbow Brite Inspired Looks on Etsy That I found for your 18 inch dolls and loved the memory....I may have to find a vintage Rainbow Brite and bring her home.
First up are rainbow tights for your 18 inch doll, I found these on Harpers Fashion City click here for shop and listing.

I love Doll Wigs, they add so much fun and whimsy and you can find an amazing selection on Etsy from EXCISITED DOLL DESIGN  priced under $30 and very much fun. Click here for shop and listing.
I would be very much excited to have the Rainbow Girl, outfit made for me! How cute is Originals by Gaby's Costume Pattern?????? Click here for shop and listing.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Madelon's Our Generation Doll Lorelei

Today Madelon shares with us one of her Our Generation Dolls! 
"I like the Our Generation dolls for their playability and value. Lorelai came with a book, ice cream, apron and hat. I have seen people write that the quality is not as good as that of American Girl, but they are well made dolls."

"Great quality cotton blouse and overalls that button"

$29.95 for the set! Her hair is soft and silky!

Her legs and her arms actually bend, one of the things I love!
Thank you Madelon for sharing her with us today. 
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Mommy Monday Moment With Jenny

This week we have been working on some spring cleaning.  I am definitely not a person that hangs onto items that I don't use, don't need, or don't want.  So, I am consistently decluttering and going through the bedrooms.  We have a ton of toys that the kids want to sell.  However, we are not having your typical yard sale, we are setting up a duck pond game with a ton of colored bins to hold our "prizes" that our yard sale friends can play, win, and take home a treasure.  As we purged, cleaned, and sorted, Kaitlyn and I talked about her growing AG collection.

  My daughter's AGD collection will be something that we will never part with.  I envision her always hanging onto them and passing them down to her children.  Now Natalie, our mess maker, is not ready for an AGD just yet.  We do enjoy playing with them together, but she does much better with baby dolls.  For her 2nd birthday she got the cutest dolly from her Aunt Sarah and an adorable stroller from her Aunt Jordana.  Natty is in love with this doll, she named Emmy.  Emmy goes everywhere she goes.  She takes care of this doll, just as I do with her baby sister, Lauren (9months).  It is just amazing how much little brains soak up.  It was great to see her treat Emmy just like Lauren.  She really is a great little mommy.  My husband and I were getting dinner ready one night this week and the downstairs was pretty quiet. 

 That means only three possibilities: Natty is pooping somewhere, she snuck up stairs with her brother and older sisters, or she is doing something that she shouldn't be.  Well, when we walked into the living room, we found Natty sitting on the area rug with Emmy watching her spoon Lauren's baby food into Emmy's mouth.  Emmy was covered in a spinach, zucchini, and pea mix, my rug was, and Natty.  How could you get mad? You couldn't.  You tell her great job and it looks like Emmy is full. 

 I said in my first post that doll play is much more than motherhood and nurturing, I also emphasized that they are important too.  Building nurturing little people can only make the world a kinder and safer place, which we need.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hooks At The Ready! Check Out This FREE Amazing Crochet Playset From Red Heart!

Today I am sharing this super cute and free crochet pattern from Red Heart Yarns!  Get your hooks ready and set to work creating a hat, apron, oven mits, bowl and cake all out of yarn!
This is a very fun pattern and would make a wonderful gift for the doll lover in your life for sure!
Click here to get started on crocheting this set today! 

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Peppermint Twist! Check Out this fun pattern from Peppermintsticks!

Bathing Suit Season, I can not help but share peppermintsticks The Peppermint Twist Swimsuit and Sarong Wrap Pattern!
This is a pattern that your Tween Doll Lover will be very excited to have! The twist at the front of the suit really adds a slightly more grown up feel to the normal dolly bathing suits and would look not only adorable but age appropriate on these lovely dolls
Click here for the Pixiefaire Pattern website and Peppermint Twist Pattern.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

New Friends To Love From Maplelea!

Recently our friends over at Maplelea have added a few new dolls to their website and today I wanted to share them with you. The above doll is known as KMF30 and she is adorable. I love her long dark hair and sweet smile. You can learn more about her by clicking here.
Also new to the site is KMF28, she has lovely curly strawberry blond hair and reminds me so much of my sister! Learn more about her by clicking here.

KMF29 has lovely soft caramel brown hair and eyes, I love the layering in her hair as well! Click here to learn more about her!  

I have been a huge lover and supporter of Maplelea, Canada's 18 inch doll for years. I have three of these dolls and think they are so lovely. If you are considering adding to your doll family do click here to visit the Maplelea Websites, dolls are priced just under $100 Canadian and are an exceptional quality. 

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

New In The Tea Time Fabric Panel Etsy Shop, The Jingle Cats Fabric Panel!

I am absolutely in love with the Jingle Cats Tea Time Fabric Panel now in the Tea Time Fabric Panel Etsy Shop!
This is such a fun Modern Yet Retro look and looks like it would be fun and easy to sew!
Even the back is adorable! Check out the little purse too!
The new panel is in stock and ready to ship now! You can find it by clicking here! 
I recently completed my first kit from Tea Time Fabric Panels and it was so easy and fun this one is on my list to make as well!
Click here for the Tea Time Fabric Panel Etsy Shop. 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Up To 70% off Sale At Springfield Collection's Online Store!

I have not written about this collection and Springfield in a long time, honestly I lost my contacts within the company and even though I have repeatedly reached out to Springfield my emails, comments and messages have gone unanswered for more than one year. I believe the parent company FiberCraft took a different turn and when my contacts in the company left their position the person replacing them chose not to continue keeping me in the loop. So today quite by accident I found that there is a very large sale on their site and in good faith I share it will all of you. I love their accessories and items so heads up NOW IS THE TIME TO STOCK UP for the upcoming gift giving season! At prices under $5 like the Cozy Chair you are going to want to fill your cart and enjoy the free shipping at time of posting as well when you spend more then $50.
Shoes priced from about $1.20 are also worth picking up and ordering in bulk!

TWO OUTFITS FOR $7! Seriously a great deal! I loved both of these outfits and you can view them by clicking here.

With Dolls and outfits all priced under $20 you are going to need to rush over to the sale and stock up! Click here for more information on this unbelieveable sale! 
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Madelon's Mothers Day Gift!

Today Madelon is sharing her Mother's Day Gift , her newest Dolly!
She is number 56 and she has a lush head of curls!
And no permapanties!
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Mommy Monday Moment with Jenny

As you can imagine, in a house of seven, there are always things to be done.  Helping out is imperative.  We are very structured, routine parents.  You have to be to keep everything going smoothly.  I always say to myself anything after a shower is just bonus.  Children definitely thrive on predictable patterns, of course, with five children there are the occasions where days don’t fit into my ideal scenario.

  I often wonder why I never become a coffee drinker.  This past week has been filled with taekwondo, parent luncheons, softball, two orthodontist appointments, one well visit, and grocery shopping.  In between all of those responsibilities, I certainly found time to get Natty and Lauren outside, while WNY had some 85 degree weather.  I decided it would be a great day for the park.  Natalie is new to navigating the playgrounds, especially with other children.  This is her first spring/summer that she is really old enough to have fun outside.  

The park was loaded with moms and toddlers drippy with watermelon and Teddy Grahams crumbs.  I was beyond shocked on how well Natalie climbed, explored, watched, and took turns!  The week prior, when we played with our dolls, we practiced taking turns on our indoor Little Tykes slide.  I really emphasized the importance of walking to the slide and giving other friends space to climb up the stairs safely.  Natalie loved every time Lea slid down into the ball pit.

  This is also a great time to demonstrate using the slide correctly, especially if there are many friends at the playground, you want to show that sitting or standing or even climbing back up the slide it not safe when other children are going down.  Which I am sure none of our children have ever done J.  I couldn’t believe how she was able to use our dolly play in her first real big girl play.  Doll play is important and an easy way to teach toddlers positive traits like turning turns and being safe.
Thank you Jenny for sharing your Mommy Moment report with us today! 
Learn more about Jenny's Etsy Shop Rita Pita Boutique by clicking here.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dolly Beach Day with items from My Girl Clothing Co Etsy Shop

After the long winter and wet spring my thoughts are turning to a hot summer beach day and My Girl Clothing Co Etsy shop has everything you need to enjoy a dollys day out!

This is one of my most favorite Etsy shops because I know that Donna loves these dolls as much as I do and believes in creating beautiful and functional doll items for doll lovers like us! With very detailed sets and even separates that are affordable, fun and really stylish! 

In her Beachwear shop alone she has more than 20 items to help you have the perfect dolly day at the beach. Click here to visit her Beachwear section in her My Girl Clothing Co Etsy Shop.
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Start Knitting Now For July!

As you may know I love and today I wanted to share this great project you can start now for July 4th! Or if you are in Canada like I am July 1st for Canada Day. This is a sweet summer knit that your dolls and girls will love. I love the little buttons too!
This is a free pattern offered on the the abc-knitting-patterns site and you can see it for yourself by clicking here. 
Thank you to for this and so many inspirational patterns for doll lovers!
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Merry Manatees Life's A Beach Skirt! For the Wellie Wishers Dolls

I loved this little skirt I saw on the Pixie Faire Website by Merry Manatees for the Wellie Wishers dolls. This little skirt has a really cute front and is a skirt that looks really easy to make!
With all the really sweet small patterned fabric choices these days you can make some really sweet skirts that are easy for the younger doll lovers to put on their dolls!
Click here for this pattern from Merry Manatees on the Pixie Faire Website. 
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