Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIY AG Hair Accessories

I love black and white items. Clothing, d├ęcor, you name it I love it.

 I found these beautiful paper flowers (see photo below) in the dollar bin at Michaels yesterday and just had to buy them. 



Today I finished up the grey and black animal print outfit and thought the paper flowers would make a great hair accessory so I got out the salon care prong clips for hair and attached it.




 It looks awesome.  I love finding bargains and love being crafty.

 
 
GiGi

DIY Doll books for American Girl or other 18 inch dolls

This morning I was searching Pinterest and came across this site for making your own doll books  Doll Mag - An Online magazine devoted to dolls.



Here is the link:
http://thedollmag.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/fairy-tale-week-book-printables/

I printed off the printables and made some for the dolls. 



I also Google search for Disney clipart and made one for Cinderella, Jasmine, and Frozen.  You can do a lot with this tutorial.

Happy doll crafting.  As always, thanks for browsing my Doll Creation Blog and feel free to post comments.

GiGi

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thrifty American Doll Finds Roundup #2

When I am out shopping I am always looking for items to use for American Dolls.  I love using items that are realistic and like to use items for photo props.  One of the items I have been wanting to buy is the laptop and bag from Target.  I have not been able to find one in any of the Target stores in IL, MO, or TN or online.  I was looking on Ebay this past week and found one.  It sells for 16.99 at Target and the seller on Ebay had buy in now for 21.00 with 4.00 for S/H.  It would have cost me more if I had to drive - 2 hours for the gas to get it.  So I didn't mind paying that amount for it.  Dear hubby said you paid that for that little thing! LOL yep I did.

It is really small but I love it.
 It even has a small touch screen pen with it.
 It was brand new also.
 
The next item I seen on Ebay was another item I wanted to use for photo prop when I start making and selling doll scrubs for the vetinary. Pet Carrier.  It is also from Our Generation.
 
 Isn't it cute?
 Pink and white poodle is from My Life from Wal-mart.
 
The Dollar Tree has some great items that are just the right size for 18 inch - American Girl Dolls. I found these small cards - learning colors, ABC's, shapes and colors - 3 pack for one dollar.  I also found words, numbers, and another one (granddaughters took it so I cannot remember what it was).  Great for doll school play.
 
Trophies for anytime of win - package of 4 trophies for only a dollar.
 
 
Michaels craft store is another great resource for finding small inexpensive items for dolls. I found these USA Gold metals - perfect right now since the winter Olympics is going on. 10 in a package for 2.99 (cheaper if you use a coupon).

 
I came across this adorable metal My Little Pony - Best Friends lunch box for $3.00 and it is perfect size for the dolls.
 "Best Friends Forever"
 
Found this Hello Kitty bracelet for little girls at Target for one dollar and it just the right size for making it a dolls necklace.

Hobby Lobby has some bubblegum necklaces and bracelets for girls and I purchased the bracelet for a necklace for the AG dolls.
 
 Adorable isn't it?


 
Above is another great find I couldn't pass up - doll chest of drawers.  Hobby Lobby sells for 13.99 and I used my 40% coupon and it only cost 8.39.  I don't think my husband could have made it for that amount.  The drawers even pull out too.
 Perfect size for the dolls. Love it!
 
I hope you have enjoyed these thrifty doll finds and perhaps you can find them for your dolls.  As always thanks for stopping by and I hope I have been and inspiration to you.
 
GiGi
 
 

Making Isabelle's Doll Dress form

I have had the dress form pattern from Liberty Jane Clothing for a long time and after seeing Isabelle's dress form I decided to make one.

 
 
 
I went to Michaels craft store and found the wooden candle stick (3.99), thin wooden base (package for 2.79) and I was going through the dollar bin sections and found these awesome drawer pulls for 1.00 dollar. There were only three colors - pink, purple, and teal. I used my 40% coupon on another item and since I am a teacher I got to use my 15% discount on total purchases so I paid less for them.
 
 Here is the dress form unassembled.  Making the dress form was not hard at all. Pattern instructions were clear.
 
 
 Isabelle is trying to decide on which fabric to use.
 
It's not perfect - was my first try. Cannot wait to make more. If I can only find the Our Generation sewing machine that Target sells - then Isabelle's sewing room will be complete.
 
Thanks GiGi
 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Monster High and Barbie Bedding

One of my granddaughters loves Monster High, Ever After High, and Barbie dolls.  So I was inspired to make some doll bedding for her and also made some to sell on my Etsy site.

Love the black and pink bedding for Barbie and Monster High doll



 https://www.etsy.com/listing/174065307/hot-pink-and-black-bedding-for-monster?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Ice cold blue bedding

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/174207326/bedding-for-abby-monster-high?ref=listing-shop-header-4

 
Teal and Black patchwork bedding
 
 
Paris Themed bedding (sold on Etsy)
 
 
I have a lot of fun sewing these items as well as doing the photo shoots.  I love making items look realistic.
As always thanks for stopping and comments are welcomed.
GiGi
 
 

Ballerina - for the American Girl dolls and Isabelle

I made another set of ballerina print bedding for my Etsy store.  The pillows are different in this bedding.


 
I also made the ballerina outfit using Liberty Jane doll t-shirt, leggings, and made a tutu on my own. Modeling the outfit is a Just Like You (JLY) American Girl Doll.

 Here is she is practicing some of her dance moves in front of the mirror.


 
Thanks for stopping by, comments are welcome.
 
GiGi