Thursday, January 29, 2015

Madelon Shares With Us Her Tips For Incorperating Every Day Items in Doll Play To Create The Perfect Doll Bedroom Scene!


 Today Madelon shares with us how she spruces up her doll room for Grace!

"I need an easy put up/take down room setting for the dolls, so I wanted to re-purpose what I already had. During Saige's reign, our Pottery Barn Kids moved its location in the mall. I was able to but carpet rug swatches which were regularly $20 for around $2! I bought a bunch but hadn't used them before. I love how they add a new look to your room."
 "This is a beautiful wool rug.  To make it more then just a throw rug by a few!"

Madelon's Tip..Check your local rug store for samples they are going to discard!


"Add your own pieces" Using what Madelon Already had at home she puts Grace's Room Together!

Use what you have and don't worry about perfect matching! Madelon purchased these jewelry boxes years ago and look how well they work in the space as low tables or even shabby chic dresser stacked on each other !

See how well the room is coming together!
"Michaels has some wonderful "Springtime in Paris" items. That is where the Eiffel Tower wall hanging came from."


 Madelon's Paris Print From Michael's with her Coupon was only $5! Madelon hung it on her foam board backdrop!
Grace seems to love it!

She can even store some of her things in her dresser!
Function and Fashion!
Another Paris themed fun find from Micheal's!
Time to add a little sparkle with sparkly treats!
A little glass dish....

"Just cut up part of the strand for eye- catching candy"

Fill the bowl....
Dolly treats!
Perfectly sized!
A huge Thank you to Madelon today for sharing with us how she put together her doll Grace's Room! I just love how it all came together! Try some of the tips Madelon shares with us and create great room displays and playsets with everyday items for your dolls!
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Work & Play Pattern Book Great Patterns For Girl and Boy Dolls!

I ordered this pattern book Love to Dress For Work & Play last year. It is a really great pattern book and I mention it today as it is on sale on The Book Depository for  $10.93 ($13.62 CND) including shipping. This pattern book is a great deal as it includes 17 items you can make from Fat Quarters. I also really like it as the patterns work great on both Girl and Boy dolls! If you want to learn more about this title and more click here.
I can not wait to see what you make! As with all my posts I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

Madelon's Fun Finds For Her Doll Grace

Today Madelon shares with us her doll grace modeling one of the bitty twin outfits! As a bonus Madelon also found this Paris Ornament that works perfect in Grace's room!
An up close look at the Paris ornament shows it's got a little sparkle!
Madelon is fantastic about showing us her fun finds and how to use what you have and what you find in your doll play every day! This bitty twin outfit is on sale and it comes with a yellow t-shirt not shown! A fantastic doll play find today Madelon! THANK YOU!
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Give The Gift Of A Second Language, Learn French and Have Fun!

With this years American Girl Doll of the year Grace having a trip to Paris why not take advantage of this theme and add a little French to your lives? I live in an English and French country so we took French in school but I have not honestly used my french in years. With everything going " that passion for French Language when paired with a love of  everything French and Paris themed right now in the Dolly World I thought it would be fun to add some great teaching resources you can add to doll play. The above book The Everything Kids Learning French Book is a great resources and a fun away to add a bit of French in your every day activities. This book is offered at $8.75 US ($10.91 CND) and can be viewed on The Book Depository by clicking here
If you are an auditory learner like I am you may like the idea of this audio cd. Learn french in the car! During play time at home simply make it fun! This is a very affordable Play and Learn French CD course offered at $12.85 US ($16.02 CND) Click here to find out more about this Audio CD.

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Madelon's Etsy Fun Finds With French Flair From The Dolly Dish Etsy Shop!


Today contributing doll lover Madelon shares with us some of her favorite Etsy finds with a French Flair! This fun set of French Breads is offered at under $10 from The Dolly Dish Etsy Shop, click here for shop and listing.

Also in shop are these Frosted French Cookies! Perfect for your dolls! Offered at $8 and can be viewed by clicking here.
 
How about these adorable little Maracroons! Four for $6 Click here for shop listing.
Thank you Madelon for sharing this Etsy Shop with us today!
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Monday, January 26, 2015

3 Fun Tea Party Books!

I love a tea party, formal, informal, planned or last minute here are some great titles from The Book Depository your tea party lover may just enjoy! I love Tea Party Rules this hard cover book makes a wonderful keep sake an gift. The illustrations are fantastic. Click here for more on Tea Party Rules.
Let's Have A Tea Party is another wonderful book and planing guide. Who can resist a Pony Club Tea or a Musical Tea party?  Click here to find out more about this wonderful book.
Another great party planning resource book is Princess Tea this beautiful book is offered on The Book Depository right now for $14.95 ($18.64 CND)
There are nine pre planned tea parties in this book with everything you need to make your day special! Click here for more information on Princes Tea.
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The Queens Treasures Tea Set, A Favortie Of My Doll Chrissa And Mine

Today I wanted to share some Professional photos my friend Karolina took of Chrissa and I and my tea set from The Queen's Treasures.  The Queen's Treasures tea set compliments my own Old Country Roses tea set perfectly!


Chrissa shows us here just how close the Antique Rose set is to my own!
This mini tea set  features two dolly sized cup and saucers, the tea pot, the cream and sugar and a plate to put it all on. This set is offered at  $33.99 and comes in a a beautiful storage box. Click here for the on line listing.
Tea parties are a huge part of doll play and are a large part of my own life! Consider purchasing a beautiful tea set for your dolls and for yourself. Tea parties do not have to be long or over organized and a simple blanket with a tea set and your doll, mom, aunt, grandmother can create memories that last a life time. Giving a child a beautiful set of china that is theirs to look after and cherish, teaches them  about respecting and caring for their own items.  Yes china is fragile but your child will learn more by using them even if they break or chip while caring for them then you would by not including them in your child's life.  Check out this tea set and many more heirloom quality items from The Queen's Treasures by clicking here.
Thank you to Karolina for taking these wonderful photos for me today! You can check out
Karolina's Photography  Facebook Fan Page by clicking here. Consider booking a dolly photo session with her if you are in the Vancouver Area.
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