Tuesday, October 29, 2013

American Girl Doll Giveaway

I am proud to be a part of this HUGE American Girl Doll give away - worth 589 dollars....Yes, you read it correctly $589.00 and you get to choose the doll. There is doll, clothes, bedding, jewelry, accessories, school supplies.  Just a little bit of everything.


Check out the link for the give away http://www.dianarambles.com/2013/10/american-girl-doll-wardrobe-giveaway.html

I donated the Hello Kitty Back pack and school supplies (doll size).

As always, happy you stopped by and good luck on winning this huge give away. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Embroidered Doll Spa Wraps

Decided to make the granddaughters some spa wraps for their dolls.  I got the AG embroidered design from http://www.janicefergusonsews.com/blog/2012/08/25/ag-doll-spa-wrap-tutorial-free-me-designs/

Then I decided to create my own designs with embroidery and ribbon. I have these listed on my Etsy store.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/GiGisDollCreations

 Minnie Mouse theme

 Butterflies and flowers

 Zebra mask and sandals coordinates this adorable spa wrap

 Saying Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

I found the doll bathtub at a consignment shop.  It does fit the 18 inch dolls.  Just wished I could have found two one for my house and one for the granddaughters house.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, October 11, 2013

New items for the 18 inch doll boutique

Wow, cannot believe I have not posted in such a long time.  Upon returning back to work in August, I feel as though my life has turned upside down.  Work is very busy with promotion from Associate Professor to an Assistant Professor - huge note book I have to put together to submit and then all the busy work our nursing programs re-accreditation, not to mention the two overload teaching jobs/task I have taken on top of my regular teaching load.  I was appointed the program coordinator over the med-surge course.  I feel like I have no time for my hobbies.    I am so exhausted we I get home now.  I am sure some of you are going through the same thing.  But there is hope - there is light at the end of this tunnel.  LOL.  I have been sewing some and selling a lot locally and I have been selling a lot on Etsy too. My doll backpacks have been a huge hit. 

My husband made me some school desk and I have been using those for my photo shoots.  I have been making some school doll supplies too - pencils and folders.

Here are some photos of what I have been making since my last post and selling.

Pink Paisley - another very popular design.  Ruffled pants.  Shirt is made from LJC summer in Paris. top pattern
This is a very popular ruffled outfit - I have request to make more.  The "Paris theme" outfit.
 This denim ruffled outfit, sandals, chevron backpack and school supplies I made and donated to the college I work at for the Scholarship auction.  Dennis made me the chair and desk. 
 Peace design backpack
Here is a better view of the doll size pencils I made and school folders.  I tried to purchase popular style of cardstock - chevron and dots.
 Here are the two school desk my husband made.  I made the chevron backpack and pencils and folders.
 Aqua Teal ruffled outfit - top/dress combo.
 Below is a black and blue custom Alpha Cheer embroidered ordered I did for a customer on Etsy. I used the "glitter" sheets found at Hobby Lobby back in the craft section to embroider the A with.  Turned out very nice.
 Cheerleading - Practice- Lounge outfits I made.  I embroidered the word cheer on the back of the shorts.
 Embroidered zebera megaphone on short outfit
 Cheerleading - Practice- Lounge outfits I made.  I embroidered the word cheer on the back of the shorts. Another very popular design.
Athletic pants and T-shirt - ready to workout or play ball.

I am currently on our mini fall break and have been making some new items.  I will try and post new items that I have made this week tomorrow.

As always, thanks for stopping by. 


Saturday, July 6, 2013

New on Etsy - Backpacks for American Girl dolls

I came across this pattern on the Liberty Jane doll clothing site http://www.pixiefaire.com/collections/18-inch-doll-bag-and-purse-patterns/products/urban-backpack-18-doll-accessories and just had to get it.  I love this pattern.  I still consider myself a newbie to sewing because there is still a lot I need to learn.  I have never sewn a purse with a liner - truth was scared of doing it.  I have made 6 backpacks. The part that takes the longest is cutting out all of the fabric for outside backpack, lining, and the interface for it.  I love sew with it.  Cannot wait to sew more designs and some for boy dolls too.

I made the granddaughters backpacks too from one of their favorite characters - Hello Kitty.

These Backpacks are listed on my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/GiGisDollCreations

 I just love how this necklace looks on the doll too. It is child's bracelet that I purchased at target.  Reminds me of the bubble gum necklaces (very popular) that small girls (even teens and women) are wearing now.  I have seen them on facebook pages - BubbleGum Diva's. I got the chalkboard easel at Michaels for $1.00.  Just the right size for dolls.

The picture below is my favorite.  I just love black and white clothing.
 I did not sew front pocket on this chevron backpack because it would have hidden the chevron. 

 The silver "Toms" shoes located in the above photo - I made using the fabric glitter sheets.

These would make great gifts. What are your favorite colors/designs for backpacks?
Thanks for stopping and browsing.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

18 inch Doll Craft: Adding Bling to Dolls Sunglasses

I found these Springfield doll sunglasses at Michaels on Sunday when they were having their 40% off entire purchase. Below is my tutorial craft on adding Bling to Dolls Sunglasses.
I was going through some of my doll supply items and came across these iron Rhinestones for clothing.  My brain starting clicking and I decided to give the dolls sunglasses some bling.
I had purchased these iron on rhinestones awhile back on clearance at Wal-Mart for $1.00
I used some fast grab blue and glued three rhinestones to top of each side of sunglasses.

Granddaughters loved them.  Let me know what craft you are doing to add bling or flair to your dolls sunglasses.

Thanks for stopping by GiGi.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hello Kitty Doll Clothing

Last week was my granddaughters birthday and she loves Hello Kitty.  So I made her and her sister several outfits using the design. I also made some extra to sell. I also made a shirt using Liberty Jane's Clothing - Peplum top.  I added my own twist to it by using coordinating fabric from the shorts. 

While at Target last week I got the Generation doll scooter and Our Generation horse.

This is the Peplum Liberty Jane pattern I used for this top .

Thanks for stopping by and browsing.  Comments welcomed.

18 inch Boy Doll Clothes - handmade

I have started making and selling 18 inch boy doll clothes. Here are some the outfits I have made.
I also made Car's theme bedding shown above.
Denim shorts 
Complete baseball outfit - used Liberty Jane T-shirt Pattern. I found the baseball at Dollar Tree for $1.00. Actually came with soccer and basketball - 3-pack). I used clear rubber bands to secure the ball in his hand.
Update - New photos
Swimming Trunk/Shorts

 Sail boat, rope and anchor print design.
Moon and Stars PJ's set (I purchased cars at Wal-Mart for a dollar).  They are actually my granddaughters. Our driveway slopes and we have "car races" with the cars).
Found this football at Michaels for a $1. Fits perfect in his hands.  Also found the black and white tennis shoes at Michaels too - used my 40% off coupon.
Dinosaur print short set - shirt is appliqued.  T-shirt is from Liberty Jane Clothing. I added my own bias that I made from jersey knit material to neck and arms. Found soccer ball at Michaels for $1.  Perfect size for 18 inch boy doll.  
Dump Truck print short set

 I had got the truck at Wal-Mart for $3.00. Perfect size for 18 in boy doll. My husband made the night stand. Drawer slides in and out.  The trash can is a pencil holder that I found at the Dollar Tree store for a $1.00.

Liberty Jane Clothing suggest taking good photo's and I really try to make my photo's realistic.
Hope you have enjoyed. Thanks for browsing.