Saturday, March 28, 2015

Check Out What Madelon Ordered! An Ice Cream Cake from Miniare Gallery Etsy Shop!

Madelon's Ice Cream Cake Purchase From Miniare Gallery Etsy shop is adorable! Check these photos out!
"It has been snowing so much here that Ruthie wanted an ice cream cake." says Madelon
"This Oreo ice cream cake is topped with peppermint and cherries-a work of art."
Madelon's tip turn a ramekin upside down from the kitchen for a cake stand! "The quality is top notch and it really does look like ice cream cake!"
Thank you Madelon for sharing your wonderful Etsy Fun Find with us!
To visit Miniare Gallery Etsy Shop Please click here.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Hockey Weekend!


You may see slightly less posts this weekend as I am about to leave for my son's Hockey tournament shortly but don't worry there will still be some posts! To get me ready for the weekend here are some Etsy Hockey Finds!
ShellDolls Etsy shop is offering this hockey uniform in their shop click here for more details.
How about a pattern for a Crochet Hockey Uniform, though I would have to change the colors for where I live...Click here for Barbsdolls Etsy Shop and patterns.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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A Dolly World Visit With Gail of gogail91 Etsy Shop!

 
Today we have a Dolly World visit with Gail of gogail91 Etsy Shop. Gail is a doll lover and Etsy shop owner who specializes in hand knit items for 18 inch dolls here is her story to enjoy...
When did you learn to knit?
I was probably 7 or 8 when I learned to knit. Being the second youngest of 13 children I had a number of teachers. 
 
 
What made you create for 18 inch dolls?
I was starting to accumulate remnants of yarn from knitting sweaters so I decided to knit Barbie clothes. Then I found out two of many nieces had American Girl dolls and they suggested I size up. Thank goodness for this conversation as I was hating using the tiny needles required to knit Barbie clothes. 
 
 
What is your favorite thing to make?
I don't have a favorite. I get bored easily so I like flipping between the coats and dresses.
What advice do you have for those wanting to learn?
In learning to knit my advice is to left handed people as I am one of them. Learn to knit with your right hand! I'm left handed but all my teachers were right handed so I had to adapt. It makes a world of difference in sailing through patterns that are all written for the right handed knitter. 
 
 
What would you like my readers to know about your work, hobbies, shop, doll collection etc.?
My plan for the shop is to showcase work by my group of skilled crafting friends. Expect to see quilts for the dolls in the future. I also feature baby clothes knitted by my sister and in the future several others will be displaying hand made textile items.
 
Thank you  Gail! Now it is your turn!  Share your story with us and you may be featured in one of our up coming Dolly World Visits!
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just Finished Reading and Reviewing Danger In Paris A Samantha Mystery

Pop over to Doll Diaries today to read my review of the New Samantha Mystery Danger in Paris.

Click here to read my review on Doll Dairies

Click here to order a copy of your own.
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3 Tea Time Dress Picks From Etsy

I love a good tea party and a great dress for tea here are a few of my Etsy Favorites this morning. Above is a stunning tea party dress from Little West Craft Shop priced at only $7.99 This dress is sure to sell fast! Click here for this fun shop.
Also fun for tea and spring is this dress by Pink Picklez. Check out this green stunner by clicking here.
I love the pattern and skirt of this tea time beauty check out this sweet tea time dress by clicking here for liliandmacyco.

Tea Time is made more fancy and fun when everyone dresses for the occasion. Check out these wonderful dresses and more handmade for your dolls on Etsy.
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Madelon's Journey Girl Sleep Over Set!

Today Madelon shares her Journey Girl Sleep Over Set.
Out of the box!
This set includes the Fun Print Sleeping bag, pillow, mask, game cards, two drinks, popcorn, sleep mask and and magazine!
This is so much fun! I love the print and the magazine!
The cards are a wonderful touch!
Grace loves this set and so do we!
Cheer's to Journey Girl for another fun and wonderful set!
Thank you Madelon for sharing this review with us today!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I Just Ordered A New Book!

This morning I just ordered a new book from The Book Depository and I can not wait to get it! The Learn to Loom Knit for your dolls should arrive early next week. On my list of things I wanted to accomplish this year is a hat for my dolls and this book will help me do that and more! I spy doll gloves on the cover of this page! I can not wait to get to work. If you want to join me in this attempt click here to view and purchase your own copy of Learn to Loom Knit For Your Dolls from The Book Depository.
I simply can not wait!
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