Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ice Skating Photoshoot

Brooke has always loved to ice skate for fun, so when I discovered this ice I knew it was time for another photoshoot!

Brooke's Outfit:
Hat, scarf, tights and sweatshirt: Made by Me
Ice Skates: American Girl
Also, I recently got a cute new Webkinz Oriole bird and I thought I would post a picture! I named her Camilla :) Would you like to see some of my other Webkinz?

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Stocking Pattern

After making Christmas stockings for my dolls, I thought I'd post the pattern I made to do it! I tested three versions of the simple pattern before deciding on the final look.

Here is the pattern! I used 1/8" seam allowance. The 1" right angle next to the pattern is to make sure it prints the right size.

Click here to view the PDF pattern! You may need to download the PDF to your device before it will print. If you decide to make your dolls Christmas stockings, too, let me know by leaving a comment!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Our Generation Outfits - 2

Happy Thanksgiving!

I was scrolling through Our Generation products on again, so I thought I'd post a few outfits that I think are cute and have mix and match potential! All the prices and pictures are from the website.

Our Generation Deluxe Retro Outfit - Gotta Bowl
This first outfit is called Gotta Bowl and it is $16.99. The jeggings would be cute with any outfit, as they are very versatile, along with the pink spaghetti strap tank. The other outfit pieces also have great mix n match ability.
Our Generation Deluxe Outfit - Pink Fur Coat
This is the Pink Fur Coat Outfit and it is $17.99. The skirt would look great with or without the tights. I would also try white tights under the pink skirt. I think each piece in this outfit is very cute!
Our Generation Bust a Move Doll Outfit
This is the Bust a Move Outfit and it is $12.99. I think the shoes may be plastic. The leggings look versatile, as does the top, which is perfect for a dancer!
Our Generation Deluxe Outfit - Floral Puffy Coat
 The Floral Fluffy Coat outfit is $17.99. The coat with it's delicate floral pattern is adorable! It would be a perfect coat to slip on and go out on a cold weather day. The purple tunic top would be cute in summer with a light weight scarf.
That's all for today! Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Who Looks Best?

I thought I'd do a post on who looks best in a dress I made! I made the dress last year for the Doll Wardrobe fashion design challenge. The theme was cartoon characters, so the outfit I designed was based on Cinderella. My outfit design was meant to be something like Beforever, sort of a modern version of the Cinderella outfit that girls might wear today. The outfit I entered into the design challenge included the dress, a necklace, shoes, gloves, and a headband, but today my dolls will just be wearing the dress.

So! Who do you think looks best in this dress?


......or Beth?

Share your opinion in the comments!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Quick Note...

This is just a quick post to say that I have listed the American Girl Pretty Pink Coat Set on eBay here. The outfit is in excellent used condition, and includes the cute coat and the grey boots! The bidding starts at $18.50, and the Buy it Now option is $24.50 :)

Tropical Beth

I was going through my doll clothes putting together outfits, when I came across this Hawaiian style dress. I immediately wanted to see how Beth looked in the dress! The dress happens to be the only piece of clothing (besides shoes) that I have ever bought for my dolls. You can read about where and how I got the dress here.

Her hair clip I made from some paper flowers, hot glue, a rhinestone, and an alligator clip.


Her hair looks like it has a reddish tint in this photo!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas Stockings

To decorate my fireplace, I made a stocking for each of my girl dolls. To do so, I bought a felt stocking. From the stocking, I was able to make four doll sized stockings, and would have been able to cut another if needed.
I had read that measurements for doll stockings should be around 2" wide and 4" tall. Taking these measurements, I drafted a pattern. These are the different versions of the stocking I made before settling on the third one.

All four made!

To hang each of the stockings, I cut four strips of skinny black ribbon that were 3" long each.

I looped the ribbon and hot glued it to the back so I could hang the stockings.
Lastly, I put the first initial of each girl's name on the stocking with black puffy paint.

I made the stocking hangers from Sculpey. I took pictures of the process, but now I can't find them... It was pretty simple, I just got a lump of clay and formed it into a chicken leg shape on a flat surface. Once I had that basic shape, I picked it up off the surface and shaped it to have a hook. 

And then I got distracted and took pictures of Beth :)