Sunday, July 24, 2016

*WINNER* Sam's Parisenne Playsuit - International

Thank you to all who entered. Thank you to A Girl for All Time for sponsoring this contest. 


Mermet - UK

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*Reader Photos* Drum Set Find

After Fawn told me about this drum set, I went to Hobby Lobby to get my own! It's perfect for 18" dolls.

*Reader Photos* MCM Sale Haul

*Reader Photos* JG Doll Rescue

Dunno if this counts as a thrifty find or a rescue or what...but I was at my local consignment store and found this beautiful doll for only three dollars! She has rooted auburn hair with some wave to it, large light green eyes that do not close, and a slim 18" body with a vinyl shoulder plate. 
When I took off her clothes (a rainbow plaid jumpsuit and beret) I discovered her body tags. She is a Journey Girls doll!
Her hair came as a high ponytail stuffed into the beret, but I took it down and brushed out quite a bit of tangles. She also had some minor marks and scuffs on her vinyl face and limbs, but most came off after gentle scrubbing with a warm wet washcloth, to my surprise. 
 There is still a tiny trace of pink lipstick in the corner of her mouth and something white on her left arm, but in my opinion, she cleaned up quite nicely. I was not able to take before photos, I'm sorry. She is Journey Girl Kelsey, but I plan to call this doll Rachel.

*Reader Photos* Piercing Our Dolls Ears

Happy Sunday!

We pierce our dolls ear. Drill bit 5/64 works for both AG and OG dolls.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

*REVIEW* Lea's PJs for Girls

She got to go to Girl Scout's Sleep over in her brothers Mustang that made it more exciting!!

We love Lea's Pj's. We rate them 100. So perfect for Girl Scout Lock-in.

We cannot say enough about Our Love for the American Girl Doll Lea Pj's. They wash well. And are so adorable and comfortable. 

They were a total hit at The Girl Scout's Lock-in this year. Hope-Faith wears a size 7, but we got these in size 10. And they are perfect. These are the first set of American Girl Doll Pajamas that we will most likely buy two pair of, one more pair in a bigger size to enjoy for a few more years. We rate them 100% Great.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

*NEWS* Introducing Florrie Girls - Australia

  • 18 inch Dolls
    Girls clothing
    Matching clothing and accessories for girls and dolls
    In store cafe
    Private party room

 Florrie is a new lifestyle brand for girls featuring 18" dolls.

 All images from Florrie Girls instagram.
Clothing, pets and furniture for 18" dolls.

1152 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne
Opening hours: M-F 10-5, Weekends 10-4

DIY - Melody's Motown Recording Studio (Interior)

As we get closer to Melody's launch, I am VERY CURIOUS about the recording studio within her collection.

My good friend Eileen of PlanetAG4U has made her own way ahead of time to be ready for Melody's arrival. Her Motown Sound Studio is AMAZING!

  In anticipation of Melody's arrival I couldn't wait to start a room for her so I took to the challenge using mostly items I already had.
In this overview photo I used scrapbook paper for floors and walls with some colored construction paper for pops of color. The sound booth is a box that I cut up to leave an opening for entry and a cut out on the side and used a piece of plastic packaging for the see through window. For lighting I used the Locker LED Lights, peel and stick. They are at least 8 ft. long and are battery operated.

The wall art if a print from Google images trimmed in washi tape, the wall lamp is from Dollar Tree and the little side table are wood boxes from the Target Dollar Spot. Accessories in the table is a newspaper, records and on top some chips and a Hires root beer for snacking. The red wood chair was a thrift store find.

The recording console is a box covered with contact paper and the wall reel to reel controls is a Google image.

In the tall wood shelf, found at TJ Maxx, are music books, maracas, a harmonica, a Charles Chips tin, and an image of a stack of tapes in boxes. On the wall next to the piano is an instrument holder and the conga drums is an image. The microphones happened to be gifted to me and it worked out just perfect for the dolls.

On the far right wall I have a makeshift piano, which the keyboard I acquired from a toy, and place on a wooden box. The wall clock is an image glued onto a tambourine found at a thrift store. I have some 1960 goodies (Bazooka gum and some Good & Plenty candy) in a dish. 

The guitar is AG and the music stand is a DIY made from a My Froggy Stuff tutorial. The photo strip on the wall is from Hobby Lobby and I inserted Google images relating to Motown. The portable cassette deck next to the piano is a box with an image and a tiny straw as a handle.

All in all I had lots of fun putting this room together as I am partial to the 1960's era and again using creativity with decor I've had and repurposed throughout my years in crafting for American Girl Dolls. I hope you enjoy this room and hopefully I can inspire you to make your own.

Have fun AG crafting!