Friday, March 28, 2014

Mini Dresser DIY project for our AG dolls

This is just a coat of paint and varnish but what a WAY FUN look- compared to the DRAB color it was before!

SEE- a coat goes a LONG WAY! FInd something like a jewelry box with drawers at the
thrift shop and give it a makeover and have an instant dresser without paying 60-80.!
( ps. I have 2 more pieces I'm making over!)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easter Baskets -FILLED

WHY PAY 12-24.99 for a doll basket full of goodies when you can make it YOURSELF?
HERE's what you need...

( don't mind my craft floor- lots of HOT GLUE GUN stains ( luckily the carpet will be ripped out soon)

Tiny Baskets ( as many as you need) : found at thrift store
small ribbons: found at joanns in sale isle- Martha Stewart
little chicks: found at michaels or joanns
Mini eggs( foam) & gum mini eggs : Found at Dollar Tree
TREATS/Lollipops : made by me- here
flowers and paper grass: found at any dollar store
and whatever else you want! 
(i'm thinking of attempting the peeps found here- just make the clay part)

 SO FUN! The ribbons could have been pressed but for how long my girls play with them- now way. So, another suggestion you can wrap the whole handle with ribbon or weave ribbon thru any part of the basket for a more creative approach.
 These tiny gum eggs are PERFECT size and so adorable in pastel shades! I love the tiny carton too- worth saving for other doll play in the kitchen!
 My younger daughters basket for her Ruthie! 
ENJOY getting ready for EASTER and all the wonderful 

Saturday, March 22, 2014


 SO... To make your OWN adorable dog bed- you will need... A hot glue gun, a small amount of high density foam ( whatever thickness you desire), glue sticks...
a left over container that will fit your dogs size . i used a ziploc sandwich bag container and a whipped topping container. Cut an entry so your dog can get in:)...

Cut your faom to fit the bed size- don't leave to much room if you don't want it flopping about...
GET leftover fabric scraps, ribbon, or whatever. I used a towel type chenille for the bed pad and these others for the outside. 

 Cut and glue your fabric side by side to your container first. Then glue your fabric to your foam. After you have trimmed out your dog bed- add LOTS of hot glue to the bottom and press your bed pad in firmly. If you wish use gimp braid or ribbon to trim out the bed. 
This project costed about 1.50 each b/c i used scraps i already had at home.

The completed COCONUT BED!

The back of the bed we added a flower and some bling to trim it out!

And Meatloaf got his bed too! A bit more simple- like He likes it!

Two Happy Pups with NEW dog beds- Perfect for your American Girls Favorite pet- Make it for the cats too- if you wish!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Top of the Morning to Ya!

No, i didn't make GREEN eggs and Ham for our dolls! But, i made eggs and bacon! Brielle(8) made the egg and i made the bacon strips. This was easy and fun and perfect for kids 6+!

What are your fav doll breakfast items?
I'm getting ready to MAKE molds for muffins, cupcakes, and more. Croissants are SIMPLE and easy to make, as well and sausage links, strawberries, pancakes etc! Have fun playing with your FOOD!:)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Your Favorite Doll matching Brands

Some of us LOVE to match our dolls. Not all of us are willing to MAKE all the outfits. For those who like to find cute dollie matching outfits what are your favorite Brands?

well, whatever brand or made at home- its so much fun to MATCH!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Differences in AG doll and AGING your Doll

There are some OBVIOUS differences in the times your PC doll was made. this Site has tons of info on dating correctly ( though you may still be off a bit).

 AG Wikia says this about the dolls. You can see noticeable changes over time and as Mattel started to mass produce the dolls more  in China.  Here you have 3 pre-mattel dolls ( PM) and one transitional doll. Can you tell?
Kirsten ( on R) has such a PALE skin tone and the neck stamping of ALL CAPS in perfect lettering- she is a transitional doll- but is still marked PC on the back of her neck- AG peeps like to say she is JAUNDICE looking and that is pretty accurate.
Samantha and Kirsten are made around the same time - both PM with a GOOD coloring in their skin- my guess is both were made between 1990-1996.
This KIT is slightly earlier than Samantha- her coloring is more like a paint and her hair is dry and brittle. All these dolls have soft brown lashes.

This stamp is a good indicator of a Transitional  ERA Doll. she could have been made in 1997-2000. My guess is nearer to 2000-02 before they did away with neck stamps altogether.

notice the trans doll on right has darker- less soft lashes and you can see the difference in color in the makeup! See how Kit's lashes seem thinner too? well. Have fun DATING/AGING your PC doll and enjoy learning all about the beginnings of PC dolls!