Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jessica T's Saturday Sewing Suggestions! Week 5 GLOVES!


We know it is Summer but get a jump start on the holiday sewing with these felt gloves.

This is a great tutorial for how to make gloves for your dolls from Me and My Gals!
These are quick and easy and make great gifts!
Click here for the pre tutorial

Thank you Jessica T for this suggestion! We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

Friday, July 21, 2017

Madelon's Fantastic Friday Finds! My Life As Swimsuit Set!


Today Madelon has a wonderful fun find, truth be told when I opened her email report to see this my heart ached a bit! Sometimes being an auntie and a doll lover is not enough. I love this set from My Life As, it screams summer fun and I was reminded of the fun long summer afternoons in the backyard playing with my own dolls and friends.


Madelon says...."Walmart's My Life As did it again! The purple and green swim suit is great! Comes with the hair tie and pink glasses. Bring your Walmart pineapple picnic ingredients from your shopping bag"

Be sure to check for this and other fun items for your dolls at Walmart in the My Life As section of your Walmart! 
Thank you Madelon for this wonderful fun find and Fantastic Friday Find! 
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Adorable Etsy Finds- Water Sport & Safety!

Today's dolly Adorable Etsy Finds all have to do with Water Sports and Safety!
How cute is this life jacket from My Girl Clothing Co? This listing is the inspiration for today's adorable Etsy Finds! Click here for shop and listing.
Read Creations has a step by step Guide to making a dolly Catamaran! Click here for the Etsy Shop listing in the PixieFaire Etsy Shop.
Our friends over at Lemon Bay Doll Company have one of the most beautiful listings for dolls on Etsy! This handcrafted wooden sailboat is one on my dream list for sure! Check it out by clicking here.
you can also make your dolls a sweet sailors cap from a great kit from Tea Time Fabric Panels! Click here to see this kit listing.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Get Your Craft On With Brandy- Dolly Lemonade Stand

Today we get our craft on with Brandy's fun dolly Lemonade Stand!  Summer is the perfect time for lemonade stands!
Brandy created this supper fun doll sized lemonade stand you have to see! This super cute stand is easy to do and is a great summer playset! Click here for Brandy's Tutorial! 

Get Your Craft On! With inspiration from Brandy and her Happy Home...
Thank you Brandy for this fun tutorial and for always inspiring me!
Thank you too, for joining us here today. We would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hitting the books with Karen- Hitty Her First Hundred Years...

Our selected Dolly Book for this week is the Hitty Her First Hundred Years  by Rachel Field....
Hitty Her First Hundred Years is one I have to buy for my niece who I know is going to love this one!
Hitty is a very special doll who belongs to Phoebe. Phoebe is proud of her beautiful doll and brings Hitty everywhere she goes. This is thrilling for Hitty, who finds herself involved in the most wonderful adventures both on land and at sea. She meets many people and makes new friends.This is the story of the first hundred years of Hitty's life. And that's only the beginning for a doll as special as Hitty.

I hope you will enjoy this weeks Hitting the Books selection! We would love to hear from you so please leave us  a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mommy Monday Moment with Jenny



"Do what you love, love what you do, have no regrets."  Currently, this quote rings very true in my life.  I know that I am lucky, as many people have to wake up early and head off to work, leaving their children in the care of another person and locking their house behind them for hours each day.  While my life is different because I love what I do and do what I love.  I guess I owe a lot of that to my husband for believing in me and telling me to jump and of course noticing that "I was happy." I guess too, Kate is the reason I am able to be here, right now, doing this.  If it wasn't for her love of dolls, my work life would be looking much different.  Kate has brought me much inspiration this past fall, to create and become passionate about what I do.





Kaitlyn always looks forward to receiving her American Girl Doll catalogue in the mail.  She has saved them for years, they have become reference material for her and when she earns and saves enough money she can make her wish list come true.  She currently has an order ready, the nice thing is we are able to get a healthy discount because we "know a friend of a friend" that works for AG dolls.  Her order has a few new outfits, some Tenney accessories' and her golden retriever.  I did just notice last night, Target has a new OG pet line, includes a bird, ferret, hamster, and some other fun critters.  If it was me, I would purchase two or three of these unique little guys, opposed to dropping three times as much on the other brand.  I am really not brand loyal - I just like any of the pieces that are uniquely different.





This week has been full of little family adventures, with Abby off in the Dominican Republic we have focused on some little kid trips that tap into learning and exploring.  From playgrounds to zoo trips.  I have really noticed that it doesn't take much to make a two year old smile and become overly excited.  It has also become for clear that Natalie just doesn't stop talking.  In the back of the van she is either talking complete nonsense or remixing classic nursery rhymes to benefit everyone's' laughter.  Sometimes completely inappropriate, but the giggles can't be hid - she is truly the family comedian.




Take time to love what you do, do what you love, and have no regrets.  Even if you can't make it your entire lifestyle, take the necessary steps to get there slowly...


Thank you Jenny for sharing your Mommy Moment with us today! Learn more about Jenny and what she is working on by visiting the Rita Pita Boutique on Etsy by clicking here.


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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Yarn Craft Spectacular Suggested Dolly Fun! Crochet a Cover Up and Two Piece Bathing Suit!

Welcome back to our Sunday Yarn Craft Spectacular! This week we have found you a very timely and fun crochet cover up and two piece swimsuit from abc-knitting-patterns.com!

Every doll could use a stylish wrap! Check out the pattern by clicking here.

and click here for this sweet summer swim suit pattern! 

Thank you abc-knitting-patterns for making such inspiring patterns to share! 
Thank you also for joining us here today we would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email us at karenmowen@gmail.com