Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Giveaway Outfit on Doll Diaries

Doll Diaries is giving away one of my outfits that I donated to them as part of their Esty shop Friday spotlight. Make sure that you enter to win this because it's really cute! Even if I say so myself!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Doll Diaries Giveaway

Doll Diaries has a wonderful giveaway going on right now. They are giving away a Madame Alexander 18" doll and she is beautiful! All you need to do to enter is visit the Madame Alexander website and tell what your favorite Madame Alexander doll is and what you would name the doll that they are giving away.
I would name her Summer! I just think that she looks like a Summer. You get extra entries if you post about this on your blog, on your Facebook page, or to Facebook, follow Madame Alexander and Doll Diaries on Instagram or Pinterest. You have to have your parents permission if you are 13 or under. And you have to live in the US. More details are on the Doll Diaries website. I know I'm in are you?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Crazy Hair Photo Challenge

Well today is day 6 of the July photo challenge at Doll Today's challenge is crazy hair. Our girls Madyson and Isabelle decided to have a sleepover. They got dressed in their favorite jammies and started fixing each other's hair. Saige was to be the judge. She's not in any of the photos but she did decide who had the craziest hair. Isabelle thought that Madyson would look great with lots of ponytails all over her head tied with different colored hairbands. She also added a couple of clippies to her hair. Madyson wanted to braid Isabelle's long straight hair with little braids all over and one flopping over into her eyes. She also added a couple of clippies. When they were done they got Saige to judge. Saige said that Madyson's hair looked the craziest. So she got the crazy hair award. So now it's time for pizza and watching Harry Potter movies all night long!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July 2014!

Well, the girls decided that they would have a parade today for the 4th of July! Isabelle got dressed in the little bandeau top with the red, and blue stars print and her blue denim mini skirt. She decided that she would wear her Minnie Mouse ears since she enjoyed being at Disney World so much this summer. And Saige wore a little red and white polka dot mini skirt with a sailor top that ties at the shoulder with red ribbons. She wanted to wear a little red, silver, and blue sparkly halo on her head 'cause she's so good! And finally, Madyson wanted to show her Texas Ranger pride and wore her Texas Ranger t-shirt and a denim mini skirt. She wanted to hold a silver sparkler. She is also wearing some gold cowboy boots (they really belong to Saige but she was kind enough to let her borrow them). It is so good that we live in a country where we can these celebrations like these. Thank goodness for all of the men who fought and died for our country so that we can be free.
Oh and don't forget that you can find these outfits on my Etsy shop. And I am participating in the Etsy community Christmas in July sale. The coupon codes are: CIJ2014 where you will receive free shipping on orders of $30 or more and CIJ20142 where you can take 20% off your entire purchase. I also have some special sale items that are on sale right now. They are marked down 25%. I hope that you will take advantage of these sales because Christmas in July only comes once a year!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Daisy Chain Award Nomination!

I have been nominated for the Daisy Chain Award! I was nominated by Shelby-Grace of Oh My Dollies blog.  She started the award nominations and it goes like this, you answer some questions about American Girl doll blogs and then you nominate 5 other doll blogs. You can use the questions that I'm answering or make up some of your own. So on with the questions.

1. What inspired you to create your own doll blog?
Well I wanted to start a doll blog because I love American Girl dolls and I wanted my readers to know what I am working on. I sew outfits for American Girl dolls.

2. Do you like customized dolls?
Are you talking about the My American Girl dolls where you get to choose your own hair color etc.? Yes, I guess I do.

3. Do you prefer My AGs or Girl of the Year? I really like the Girl of the Year and the historical dolls. I like that they have a story behind the dolls. And anything that gets kids to read is always a plus to me.

4. If you could choose anywhere in the world to have a dolly photo-op, where would you choose?  I think that New York city would be interesting. A photo-op at the Empire State building or even the Twin Towers Memorial would be great. We are hoping to go there in a couple of years.

5. Do you design your own doll clothes? I don't design my doll clothes but I sew clothes for the dolls. I love picking out material and getting new ideas about what would look good on the dolls.

6. What is your favorite doll brand? I'd have to say right now it is American Girl Doll company. I think that they are really well made dolls. But other 18 inch doll companies are very good too. I think that the My Life dolls from Madam Alexander are very pretty dolls. Their faces are so pretty.

7. Do you prefer photo stories or crafts on other doll blogs? I really like the crafts. I get a lot of good ideas from the crafts.

8. What is your favorite American Girl doll and why? I would have to say that Caroline Abbott. I like her because I have always loved South Carolina. My aunt and uncle lived there and we used to visit them when I was a kid. He had a love for history and he would take us site seeing at the historical areas there. I recently discovered that I had an ancestor that came to the US from England. He was traveling to the United States because his father did not approve of his marriage. As they were coming over here, his wife fell overboard and drowned. Then that was how he came to live in South Carolina.

Ok now it's your turn! I'm nominating:

All My Dolls, Oh My!
American Girl Fan
Molly and Me
Pretty Lilly an American Girl
Gigi's Doll and Craft Creations

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We're Back!

We were gone on vacation a couple of weeks ago but now we're back and ready to sell! Our family took a vacation to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. We had such a great time but it was exhausting! I am so glad to be back. I've been missing out on some well needed sewing time. I got a few new outfits made and I also made some things that I was out of stock on. One of the new things that I made was a sleeping bag and pillow set. I just love this pattern! The pattern is from Pattern Patti.

I also made some shoes to go with some of my outfits. I made the shoes using the Love U Bunches Plain Janes pattern.

I also wanted to let everyone know that my shop will be participating in the Etsy community event Christmas in July. It goes from July 10 - July 20. It only happens once a year so be sure to visit my shop and take advantage of the great deals. I have a couple of coupon codes for you to use in my shop. Use the code CIJ2014 to get free shipping with orders that are $30.00 and above. And CIJ20142 you will receive 20% off your entire purchase. Also, I have a SALE section in my shop and those items are discounted 25% off. So tell your friends about this great once a year opportunity to save! And be sure to sign up for our newsletter where you will get the latest information about what I'm making and special sales.