Friday, July 31, 2015

Thrifty Find Friday

Hi! All the doll stuff I found last week will be split up into two posts, one today and the rest next Friday. While at a local resale shop I found an assortment of doll clothes from AG and off brand, it was so hard deciding which ones to buy but I ended up with this- 
Kailey's meet dress, red dress and sweater were $3.00 and the ballet shoes and gymnast shoes were $3.00 too. Only two of the items are AG, the blue dress and the white shoes, from the most recent Gymnastics outfit.  
Kirsten volunteered to model the finds ;) 
Kailey's meet dress is so cute! To me it was definitely worth paying $3 just for the dress. 

I think the shoes/slippers would make nice socks ;)
I was surprised when I tried this dress on Kirsten, it fits her really well and I think her white blouse would look nice under it for a school outfit. 

The Halloween sweater is really cute, it is short on the doll but I think it will be great for one of the dolls Halloween outfits. 
This next item may be the most exciting find that day, I was planning on ordering ballet shoes from eBay or Amazon for #61 for $7.00 or above so it was nice to find them for $3 with another pair of shoes. I was able to get the shoes on #61 but Kirsten's feet are too big. They are so adorable! 
Favorite thrifty find?
Thanks for looking!,  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sewing Sunday

Forever? It's felt like it and thankfully while I was camping the scheduled Wednesday post did post at the right time so everything went well. I am way behind on responding back to comments but other than that the blog seems to be ok :) I was planning on posting a Thrifty Find Friday on the 24th but I was too tired ;) If any of you have followed me on Instagram you may know about one of the amazing deals that happened just this weekend!, if not you will have to wait until Friday to find out... (I love keeping you in suspense!) Anyways, onto the item I sewed last week, last Saturday I was left with some free time and so I used one of my Freebie Friday Pixie Faire patterns to make doll sized shorts because unfortunately my dolls do not have any shorts to wear. (How? Not sure...) I used the cut-offs pattern to make it. Right then I had no idea where my needles were specifically for denim fabric so instead I just used cotton fabric. Before I bore you to death here are a few pictures. 


I couldn't decide between these two pictures, which one is your favorite? 1 or 2? Sewing the shorts was an adventure I knew the pattern was going to be challenging.And of course definitely on my first try because I have never sewn actual pockets before. The pockets ended up being super easy it was the elastic waistband that gave me the trouble, the first time it accidentally got lost when I pushed it through and then when I sewed up the back of the shorts the elastic slipped and I didn't realize until I tried it on the doll. I took in a few centimeters of the fabric at the sides but at the waist the shorts are still loose. Thankfully this pattern did not leave me frustrated and I can't wait to try again :)  
Thanks for looking!, 

Monday, July 20, 2015


Hi! I will be taking a break from blogging until this Friday (I'm going to be camping! With no WiFi...) but look out for a post on Seven Bloggers and Their Dolls on Wednesday! Here is a few pictures when I tried out the reflector for the first time! Just so I don't leave this post photo-less ;) 

Thanks for looking!, 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sewing Sunday

At the thrift store I found a baby t-shirt that had a hot air balloon on it, and of course I bought it because who wouldn't? I used the t-shirt to make a doll sized t-shirt, here is the result. 

Why only 3 pictures? It was just raining (of course) and after I finished looking through the photos I realized most of them were really overexposed and moved the doll to a new location, I went back for the reflector and when I got back she had landed on her face and almost half of the freckles on her forehead were wiped away! I guess you could say these freckles were very easily removable ;) I gave up after that since she looked awkward with freckles missing in just one area. I love how this shirt came out, I have yet to try it on Saige (whom it was intended for) but it may just belong to this doll for now :) 
Thanks for looking!, 

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Butterfly Queen

Hi! Thanks for your great responses on the last post, I will let you know when I start customizing her :) Rebecca was my sewing model this past week and after finishing up an upcylced t-shirt I was left with nothing for her to wear so I pulled out her special edition butterfly outfit. She has only worn this less than 2 times just because I always forget about it :)

 I tried taking pictures twice that day because unfortunately the weather was bad and my camera battery was almost dead :) Whenever I attempt to take pictures of Rebecca she falls down so the solution for this photoshoot was to push a stick into the ground and lean her up against so she wouldn't fall over, which led to a (mostly) flyaway and stress free photoshoot. I tried using Snisters Flock tips on perspective, which include aiming your camera at the same height as the doll. From other pictures on my blog you might know how much I love taking pictures while standing over the doll, so trying this out was a new experience. I really love how it turned out and will be using this again and again. Did I mention I ordered a reflector last Friday? It arrived yesterday and I am in love with it, I seriously can't imagine how I have ever taken pictures without it!  
Thanks for looking!,