Friday, January 20, 2017

Madelon's New-Retro Fun Find

Madelon has found such a fun everyday item and turned it into a cake stand for her dolls!
"I was so happy when I found this mini ceramic cupcake holder at Hobby Lobby. I used my 40 percent off coupon to make it $6. More than I would usually spend, I thought it screamed retro diner to me"
I love the motif as well Madelon!
Thank you so much for sharing this fun find with us! 
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Valentine Bonus From Mapelea!

Maplelea has a fun bonus for those of you shopping for Valentines day. These super cute heart shaped glasses are yours with coupon code FREESHADES and the purchase of any product $50+.

There are some super cute new looks like this one called La Vie est Belle, love the skirt!
and Tutu Cute!
as well the Rose of Hearts oufit is a steal at $13.50! Click here to visit Maplelea's website today! 
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Knitting A Sweet Sweater For Your Bitties

photo by Janice Helge
I did not want to leave my knitting readers out and came across this sweet sweater for the 15 inch Bitty Dolls.
photo by Mathskath

This is a free pattern on Ravelry from Janice Helge on Ravelry and one you should have in your collection.  I am so thankful to all the pattern designers out there who share their patterns and talents free to other doll lovers and fiber craft artists. You can find this pattern by clicking here.
I can not wait to see what you make with this pattern, be sure to share your finished work with us here or on our facebook page.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Crochet An Ice Skating Dress For Your Dolls

For the first time in 20 years some of the lakes near me are frozen enough for skating! So today I am sharing this sweet free crochet pattern for an ice skating dress from Suzies Stuff and I can not wait to see what you make with it! Click here for the free pattern. 
You can find so many wonderful free patterns for your 18 inch dolls on Crochet Patterns Central's website by clicking here. 
Happy Hooking!
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Monday, January 16, 2017

For The Love Of Horses Maplelea Style

Growing up I would dream of having a horse of my own to ride, I loved my Barbie horses I used to have and even had a Cabbage Patch Horse that I spent hours playing with. I was so excited to see that Maplelea has got a few fun items for their dolls that made my heart so happy to see. Starting with their Stable Kit, while the animals don't come with it, this playset has just what you need for their new horse Champlain or their other horse Chinook!

Speaking of Champlain! I love this horse, he is plush so you can hug and love him and he has a plastic skeleton so you can pose him he comes with the English saddle as well as the blanket and bridle.  

The Hold Your Horses English riding outfit is cute as can be! I love the pink Polo don't you? 
Today I am dreaming of riding horses, and love the play potential in all these Maplelea items.
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Madelon's GOTY and Truly Me We Would Love Your Thoughts

Today Madelon is sharing her thoughts on what many of us have been thinking about when it comes to how the American Girl Company rolled out this years GOTY. Madelon was someone who purchased a truly me doll that was then retired and turned into this years Girl of the Year. In Madelon's photo above Gabriela has her arm up, the doll beside her is the doll of the year.

"AG sent a free outfit to make Truly Me a GOTY. This concerns me somehow as I feel it takes away from the GOTY as presented to the public on January 1. Don't get me wrong, I think both dolls are gorgeous, but I wish the GOTY was unique as the other GOTYs had been." ~ Madelon

I agree with Madelon 100%, while Gabriela is a beautiful doll. However I feel like American Girl had a chance to do something even more special with this years doll and unfortunately missed hitting the mark on making it feel truly special. I do appreciate that they sent the meet outfit to those who purchased this years doll as a truly me, but I am dumbfounded as to what looks like careless planning on the part of a company that used to have so much attention to detail. I purchased Gabriela here in Canada at our local American Girl Store and paid $160.00 for her, I love the doll but I am disappointed in her box and lack of neck string.  I would love to hear what you think.
Please share your thoughts below.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Clothing Rack Idea for Doll Storage From The AlluringCo on Etsy

I love Bitty Babies, and I came across this listing on AlluringCo when I was browsing, the photo caught my eye and I think it is adorable. This is a listing for a a dolly clothing rack. You can use it for your 18 inch doll clothing as well.
This sweet and simple piece would organize your dolly clothes really easily and keep them off the floor! I think this is a great option and would help from the clothing acquiring the musty smell it can get when stored in containers.  Click here to learn more about this listing on the AlluringCo. Etsy Shop.
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