Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas Day Just 5 months or 153 days away Knit Some Truly Fantastic Holiday items


If you loved yesterday's post about Halloween here is your Christmas Holiday Update...just 153 days from now you will most likely be kneed deep in the holiday festivities...With that in mind and my push for HAND MADE HOLIDAY Items here is my Etsy Suggestions for Christmas....
I must start with this knit sweeter pattern from macatawaknitting, my sisters and I would get so excited when we would see the cars with the trees on the top! So this pattern gets top billing! Click here for this $6 pattern and listing.
Start on these now for the doll lover in your life! How cool is this! Pattern includes directions for making several sizes of knit holiday stockings. Offered at $5.95 from Knittingfordolls Etsy Shop this would make a very special holiday keepsake for years to come!
I have been a huge fan of this sweater since the pattern debuted! I have it in Blue and it is fab! Knit this up in several colors for a winter wardrobe your dolls will love! Click here for pattern priced at $3.99 and listing. 
Debonair Designs has this stunning pattern reminds me of the outfits from White Christmas! Click here for this pdf pattern download offered at $7.50

 I hope you enjoyed today's little reminder and that you are inspired to create something wonderful for the holidays for the doll lover in your life.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

98 Days Until Halloween!


I will admit it I am super excited, Halloween is only 98 days away. So with that in mind here are some great Dolly Halloween items to get your excited and crafting for the up coming holiday!
For years I have been writing about this set from eVintage Etsy Shop and I have to say it is still one of my most favorites! Offered at $4.99 this pdf down load is best printed at your local print shop, I did mine at staples and my niece Laura and I had so much fun putting it together. Hours of fun and very much worth the purchase! Click here to view shop and listing.
If you are not new to my blog you know I love Witches! Yep you heard me, since I was a little girl, I have always loved witches!
This pattern makes being a witch so much fun! I love the idea this Jelly Bean Soup Pattern and think I will add it to my too be made pile. Click here for pattern listing on Etsy.
For those of you wonderful readers who knit, Jacknitts Designs still has one of my most favorite patterns and you can get a jump on Christmas too with this fun pattern. Click here for shop, pattern and listing...when you make it email me a photo!
Last but not least for those of you handy with the hook, I am in awe of the awesome pattern for super hero costumes by Cute Crochet By Steph Etsy Shop.....please someone make this for me! LOL I still am stuck at chaining on....Click here for shop, and pattern listing.
I hope this gets some of you thinking about one of my most favorite holidays!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's National Hot Dog Day!


I would be remiss if I did not mention that today is National Hot Dog day. Thank you to Madelon for the photos and for pointing it out! What would summer be for me with out these wonderful little charbroiled treats?  I love hot dogs and while I know they are not an every day food, I am a huge fan of them especially in the summer. I like mine with just a bit of ketchup and very well done!
If your doll simply must have these in her doll food collection you can find some beautiful ones for sale on Etsy this set from livvylee's Etsy Shop are offered at $5.75 and perfect for your doll click here for shop and  listing.


How about making your own? Check out my Tutorial for making your own Sculpey Clay Hot Dogs for your dolls by clicking here for my Doll Diaries Post!

I hope you have a very wonderful rest of National Hot Dog Day...I think I know what I am having for lunch.
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3 Etsy Fun Accessory Sets For Your Dolls House

Today I wanted to share with you 3 fun sets I happened upon on Etsy. Do you have Dolly Game Night at your house? I love this set offered by My Girl Clothing Co. Finding fun, life like accessories for doll play are one of my most favorite things to share.
This play set of 18 inch scale pretend games and puzzles includes Clue Jr, with game board and 4 game pieces, Trivial Pursuit, with 2 question cards, Yahtzee, with game pad and die, Candyland, box only, 2 crossword puzzle books, with real pages, and 2 jigsaw puzzles, one 50 piece, and the other is an empty box.
This set would look great in any doll house and I love the perfect scale! Click here to see this set and listing in My Girl Clothing Co's Etsy Shop.
 Over at Fun With Dolls Etsy Shop has this great addition to any dolly play room, this fun Chalkboard and set can be viewed by clicking here.
This Bakery Island for Kitchen's comes with everything seen here! This $50 set is a great value! Offered by Queen Emma Designs Etsy shop this set is on my personal wish list! Click here to visit shop and listing.

Finding the perfect accessories for your doll play and dolls house is so much fun. Finding well made and fun handmade items for your dolls made by doll lovers is really a treat! Sets like these make shopping on Etsy so much fun.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jessica T's Tip, Check out Sew Mama Sew's Graphic T-shirt Tutorial!

 Jessica T has shared with me a great tutorial by www.sewmamasew.com for making Dolly Graphic T-shirts!

This easy to follow tutorial has great photos and is such a great idea! Thank you to Sewmamasew for this wonderful tutorial and to Jessica T for sharing her tip with us today! Great find Jessica!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Madelon Compares A "Side By Side #61 and Saige"...

Madelon has kindly shared her photos of her new #61 doll and her Saige doll. I was wondering what they looked like together and I am thrilled that Madelon has both dolls.She kindly has taken a few photos to share with all of us today.
 When I first saw the #61 all I could think of is that she looked just like Saige but now that I see them together I can see that #61 has so much more red in her hair then Saige.
Thank you to Madelon for sharing her photos of her new beautiful doll!
I can not wait to see her in person when my nieces come to visit in a few days. 
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

So Many Wonderful New Patterns On PixieFaire!


New over at Pixiefaire are some very cute new patterns for our dolls. I love this new Swim Suit from peppermintsticks, called making waves. It is such a fun looking pattern I must put this on my to be sewn list. Check out this pattern by clicking here.
I am excited to see this new pattern from Love U Bunches, this blanket and night gown pattern is adorable and would look great in so many different patterns and prints. Click here to view this pattern and listing.
Not! Your Brother's Overalls is such a great pattern especially for Dolly Back to school. I love this cover art and can not wait to see these made! Skill level is intermediate and while I aspire to get my sewing skills up to par this will also make it to my to be sewn list! Click here for pattern listing.
Get out your Hooks ladies! check out this "Cloche" Depression era hat pattern These look like so much fun and I love it when I see a pattern for a beginner...now if I could just master this art! Click here for pattern listing.
I am so excited to see this Puffer Vest pattern ! Click here for pattern listing. I think every dolly should sport this vest in their back to school wardrobes! I love the cover photo on this pattern and the easy step by step directions offered in all these pattern designs.
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