Saturday, July 6, 2013

New on Etsy - Backpacks for American Girl dolls

I came across this pattern on the Liberty Jane doll clothing site 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

 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?
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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.

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