Thursday, November 30, 2017

Have you seen the Only At american Girl Exclusive?

Thanks to Madleon we can see the new Only At American Girl items in store for the holidays! This dress is stunning!
I love the gloves don't you?
Special on Mary Ellen's Skating Outfit!
Also a great instore promo! If you can stop into the store like Madelon did for her birthday trip!
Madelon than you so much for sharing photos with us today and Happy Birthday!
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Madelon's Madame Alexander Dolls Recreate a favorite book scene...

Christmas is just around the corner now and Madelon is sharing her Madam Alexander dolls photographed for the holidays. These lovely dolls are inspired by a favorite book of hers Little Women.
Giving the gift of reading is a lovely holiday tradition to start and maybe you have someone in your life that might like to discover Little Women, you can click here for this book on Amazon (we are not amazon affiliates so we don't get anything if you do)

"My four Madame Alexander Little Women dolls celebrate Christmas"


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

News From Maplelea No Shipping and new items until December 4th!

FYI for all the Maplelea fans out there check this out free shipping! SO much to love and enjoy from Maplelea. 
Love the new Sparkle On Red Velvet Dress!
The Tundra Fun outfit is perfect for all the dolls, I love the sweater!
perfect for the holidays are the Sugar Plum Pj's and they have girl sizes too!
Click here to visit Maplelea and all the new items in stock now! 
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Holiday Madness Monday! Superheros delight! Week 9!

Red Heart Yarns, have I told you how much I love them? They have been inspiring me for years and I am beyond excited to share today's Holiday Madness Monday idea. These intermediate Crochet Patterns for superheroes are fantastic! The pattern is Free and you can get started right now with this link!
 Thank you Red Heart Yarns for giving us these amazing opportunities to learn, share and grow!
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cabbage Patch Sunday Etsy Pattern Fun Finds

Earlier this week I had my nieces and my young BFF Angela over and they had my Cabbage Patch Dolls out and were playing with them. It did my heart good, actually one is still tucked in with a dolly quilt in my reading chair right now.  My young niece PB always has me dressing and undressing her baby and has been asking me for a dolly sweater which I don't have in cabbage patch size so I got to thinking and looking on Etsy and found this pattern to share with you today.
Miss Meggy Designs has a few patterns for all the different sized Cabbage Patch Kids. The one above is for the 11 and 14 inch dolls you can view it by clicking here.
This photo made me quite excited, while I have the original dolls still I do have a few smaller ones and the sweater in the middle is one I would love to make my dolls! Click here for this PDF listing in her etsy shop. 
If you are more into Sewing check out the PDF pattern for PJ's, Dressing Gown, Slippers and Pillow, with quilt, this one is on my wish list for sure! Click here to see why! 
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

3 Fun Etsy Finds For Small Business Saturday...

Well I am late posting this morning and I am so sorry I think with the holiday rush upon us this slipped between the cracks! Sorry for the later post. I did find some sales on in a pattern shop that should be on your radar! Check out  Flutter Shy Kylee and this pattern for a very Magical inspired cape!

Next up is this sweet dress from Unending Treasures, I think tweens would love this one! 

Beds and Threads Etsy Shop caught my eye with this fab shoe shelf! Click here and check out this amazing Etsy shop! 

Thank you for your patience with me this morning! Enjoy and happy holidays!
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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!
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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.
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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  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.
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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!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

A Look Back At One Of My Most Favorite Barbies....

One Barbie I loved that I wish I still have was Western Barbie. I remember how excited I was to get her one Christmas I think it was 1981. I also remember the way her plastic hat smelled and felt. It was so amazing to me that this doll winked!
This was pretty state of the art at the time and I remember the feel of that white suit too! This was a doll that had a lot of play in my collection.

I passed most of my Barbie stuff down to my sisters through the years so this one is long gone but I have the wonderful memories of this one.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Look Back At Jessica T's Favorite Toys

Today Jessica T shares one of her favorite toys and I have to say, I am in awe of this, never had it myself was pony obsessed and would have loved this!
"This was one of the childhood toys I wish I still had. I do have spike somewhere"
Spike is the little dragon seen on the box front! 
I wish you still had this too, I would have loved to come over and play this with you as well Jessica T! 
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