Thursday, April 30, 2015

Review Thursday

Hi! Today's review is on Rebecca's Sideboard. This is currently on sale for $60 but retails for $130. I was able to snag it at the sale price and I am so glad I got it! It is such a unique and high quality piece. The sideboard is really well made and sturdy because believe me, I lugged it around the American girl store for 30 minutes :)  

 As you can tell in this pictures the sideboard is shorter than Saige, 3 inches to be exact.   
Top Drawer- 
The top drawer looks like it has two drawers but is all one drawer, the handles are screwed inside the drawer and have great tiny details. 

Here are the screws holding the handle.  

The dolls hand easily fits into the opening and is able to pull the drawer out. 
The drawer is lined with velvet fabric at the bottom. 

The color is a dark maroon, similar to the AG colors.  
Rebecca's Makeup Set fits easily into the drawer.  
The drawer slides out easily but is not able to come out. 
The drawer is 2 in deep and almost 9 in long. The handles are almost 2.5 in long.  
Bottom Drawers- Two bottom drawers are located right underneath the top drawer and have plenty of room to store Rebecca's accessories and other items. 

On the end of the sideboard at each side is a nice scallop pattern. 

The door knob is held in place with a screw. The doors are able to open straight out but cannot go any farther. 
The pieces of wood at the top (not sure what they are called) stop the door from going in...
As well as two half circle indents, on the bottom of the two doors is a half circle that fits easily into the indent, holding the door in place. 
Rebecca's accessories can fit inside, although the door will not shut.  The doors are about 5 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches wide, the door knob is about 1/2 inch long. The inside is about 4 inches deep and 4  inches wide.    
Shelves and top-
On top of the sideboard is a small narrow shelf, with a small fleur-de-lis in the middle. 

The top is similar to the scallop pattern on the edges of the sideboard. 

The carved fleur-de-lis adds a great, simple touch and is a focal point. After taking pictures of this I picked it up to take it back to Rebecca's room and I discovered the decoration turns! It's kind of funny to move around although it only looks right if it is facing up. :) Before I forget this decoration is about 1 inch long and I inch wide. 

I love the carved decoration! This looks really nice and helps balance out the rest of the sideboard. It is about 4 inches tall.   
The dolls hand can easily reach the top shelf, which I find awesome as this will be great for pictures and photo stories. 
The dolls hand also looks very natural resting on the top of this, too. 

The top of the cabinet is about 5 inches wide and 11 inches long. 

On the back of the sideboard is the American Girl name, I love this so much rather than the annoying tags as this is barely even noticeable. I also noticed that the back of the sideboard is all on piece, I just wanted to point that out. :)

 Extra pictures-

Way to be a rebel, Saige.

Clearly she did not like that remark ;)

An American Girl doll is not able to bend over to get into the lower cabinet but by sitting on the ground can easily reach an arm in.
But, with slight bending the doll can reach the bottom of the top drawer, in this picture Saige is standing up straight, though. 

Hmm...Maybe I could put a tv their... 
Sorry for the delay in posting this, at the end of Tuesday this post was almost halfway finished and instead of rushing to finish it I decided to wait. If you have any questions about the sideboard feel free to ask! Unfortunately Around The Dollhouse will not be posted tomorrow, instead I will be posting my AGPC entry.  
Thanks for looking, 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sewing Sunday

Hi! Long time no see :) I missed posting this week and commenting! Hopefully this week will be better. This weeks Sewing Sunday is a baby dress that I tailored to fit American Girl dolls, it was very easy (It only took me about 10 minutes) as I only had to take in the sides of the dress and that was it. I first modeled this on Mia who looks amazing in it but Lindsey stole the spotlight ;) After looking at the pictures I realized that Lindsey looks so much like Snow White! Now I must create a wardrobe inspired by Snow White for her in the future.  

I don't know why but I really like this photo :)

 I think I have a problem of narrowing down pictures to just a few, I think this is 29 pictures... oops. In other news yesterday I had the inspiration to try painting freckles onto Felicity. Recently Felicity has not been used, as proof just look back through the posts, because I want to send her in to the doll hospital to replace her head as her hair is really dry and some of the paint has chipped off her eye. Sometime before the end of the year I am hoping to although with a possible archival for Caroline it might be pushed back. I completely love her now that I added freckles and plan on featuring her more now. I also want to develop the dolls personalities and interests more as only Lindsey has more than three things about herself. Most of the rooms are painted, at least the ones that dolls will occupy, but I am having trouble with getting decent lighting for pictures. I think I have the right setting now so hopefully this Friday there will be a post featuring the colors of the dollhouse.  
Thanks for looking,