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Spring Snow

You can vote for your favorite “greenery” inspired design HERE at Project Run and Play. The challenge for Project Run and Play this week is “greenery” which is Pantone’s color of the year. It is symbolic of spring, rejuvenation, and reconnecting with nature. We are in the middle of a potentially record-breaking blizzard in PA today. I was having a hard time connecting with the theme and figuring out how to take some pictures of…

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Bitty Baby Doll Clothes

Hey there! I am still around. And, believe it or not, I have been super crafty lately, too. The thing is, I just don’t get a chance to blog about it. My 12yo has also taken over my sewing area. She is sewing lots of doll clothes! Most of them are for American Girl or 18″ dolls, but someone asked if she could make doll clothes for a Bitty Baby. She made a dress and matching…

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Doll Clothes Sewn by a 12yo

My 12yo daughter began making doll clothes this summer. She wanted some expensive shoes for school and would have exceeded her school shopping allotment. So, I told her she had to find a way to earn money to buy them herself. She began designing and sewing doll clothes (with a lot of help) and earned enough to get those shoes (YAY for a sale!), some additional clothes, gifts for friends, and add to her washi…

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Furreal Friends Monkey Diapers and Pillowcase Top

My daughter got this adorable Furreal Friends monkey for Christmas. It really is super cute, even if the nose ripped in the first day or two. (She also got a dog two years ago and it broke in the first few days. If these things weren’t so cute that she still loves them immensely I would stop buying them due to the poor quality). There was also another problem. The bottom holds the batteries and…

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Sneak Peek of Doll Dresses and Some Valentine Stuff

I have been doing a lot of craft projects for the kids/with the kids lately on these cold, snowy days. I made a few new things for their dolls a few weeks ago and ended up designing some new patterns. This one is a reversible doll dress. It was surprisingly easy and I hope to release a pattern to go with it soon. It only requires two fat quarters of fabric and some bias tape.…

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Doll Sewing

I think I just about have my toddler put to sleep here. But, I am just going to hold her for awhile to make sure. It sure is hard to get her to take regular naps with all of her sisters home for the summer.  Eventually she just crashes. About 5 second before I started typing I felt her head go limp against my arm. She is pretty snugly right now. 🙂 Anyway, when I was…

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Doll Diapers and Dresses

Today I have a very special guest post. This summer the girls and I have been doing a lot of craft projects. I am trying to keep them busy so that they don’t find their own ways to entertain themselves. As I mentioned before, one of my tactics for making my daughters dread Joann’s Fabric Store less is to allow them to choose a fat quarter when they are on sale. My daughter, Halley, and I…

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Elastic Waist Doll Dress Pattern

Happy World Doll Day! In honor of this day, I would like to encourage you to use up some of that scrap fabric (I have WAY too much!) and make some doll clothes for organizations that donate dolls to children who could use a little joy in their lives. Here are some that I have found: The Broken Doll– restores dolls and gives them to girls in foster care and hospitals Broken Dolls Healing Hearts–…

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Strawberry Shortcake Doll Dress

Last year, I made my niece a Strawberry Shortcake dress for her birthday.(See it HERE!) So, this year I decided to make a matching one for her 18″ doll. I just took the free T-shirt pattern from Liberty Jane (found HERE) and shortened it. I used an old, white T-shirt for my fabric. Then, I used freezer paper stenciling to make the Strawberry Shortcake logo on the front. Those tiny pieces were a PAIN to…

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Flutter Sleeve Doll Dess

When my 5yo got her own “fake American Girl doll” for her birthday, she immediately began nagging incessantly for a doll dress to match her Flutter Sleeve Sundress (more on that HERE). It was only fair, so I whipped one up as soon as I got a chance. She loves it! Again, I took pictures this time since I didn’t have a deadline and could sew in the daylight hours, so you are getting a…

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