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Friday, December 13, 2013


I just had to. I finally get to buy an American Girl Doll!!!....well sorta.

My two sweet Princess grand daughters are 7 3/4 and 9. The nine year old Princess is a great artist and dolls have never been a favorite of hers. She had rather dress up or draw and now she has discovered Mine Craft. The 7 3/4 year old Princess loves little things. Polly Pocket, Pet Shop and anything little and lots of them. So I was surprised when her mom said she was getting the American Girl (My Life) Doll type doll from WallyWorld. She had 5 different ones on her list. Santa is getting the mermaid and I got this one.
I can't wait.

My two daughters never really liked dolls. My oldest wanted a horse and she and her best friend, John, played soldiers, cowboys and boy games. My youngest loved books, and books and books. One year she asked for a front end loader to dig in the sandbox, and she got it. So I never got to make doll clothes.

Well, when Cabbage Patch Dolls were popular I had a friend who repaired dolls and she needed costumes for her booth at craft shows so I made 100's of CP doll clothes. (I never want to see another CP outfit.) Even though I made great money.

Now I get to make some American Girl doll clothes. I have a huge stash of fabric, (doesn't everyone?) so I don't need to buy any fabric. Maybe a few notions, and I am good to go.

I hit the $ store today for dog leashes and harness' for belts and backpack straps. I bought one pattern at WallyWorld. But there are lots of free ones online. I just needed a pattern to make sure of the size. And shoes to match, and jewelry and accessories and someplace to store it all. My mind is going crazy....crazier.

I hope that I can take a full day next week to knock out a few outfits. I'm so excited. I loved making doll clothes when I was little. My grandma let me use her treadle sewing machine.

This time I'm going electric!!!!


  1. Sounds like you're going to have fun! My older 2 girls were never really big doll fans. The next one was for awhile but my now 7 yr. old really does like playing with dolls. I loved dolls when I was little! ~~Pam

  2. Pink is her favorite color and I am trying to vary the colors and styles. I plan on making two similar outfits so she can dress each doll. I hope I have enough time. Gotta list and sell!!!!!