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Saturday, July 20, 2013

A beautiful shawl made by Nana!

 We just had to share pictures of this lovely tucker shawl made by grandma for our American Girls!

 You can see all the tiny seed beads that Nana added as she crocheted!

 Here is Elizabeth modeling the shawl wearing one of her Regency gowns

 Such a pretty delicate piece of handwork.
Thank you Nana!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

American Girl is retiring Molly and Emily

Say farewell to Molly and Emily!

As a tribute to Molly and Emily I thought I would take some photos of our Molly and the clothes and accessories we have for her.  For those who are new to our blog this Molly was found at a Salvation Army store.  She was fully dressed and looked like she had sat on someone's shelf for many years.  Her hair was twisted into two buns on either side of her head and covered in dust.  I brought her home and cleaned her up and she has definitely been a favorite for both of us.

This is a picture of her after her initial hair wash and clean up.  We didn't even know she was a Molly until we went to the AG Store a week later!  Eventually I gave her a downy dunk 
which really made a huge difference to her hair.  
Unfortunately I did cut off about 1/2 an inch of her worst hair right after we got her home.

This is Molly in her Christmas dress.  This is the dress she was 
wearing when I found her at Salvation Army.
Such a sweet face!

 Here is Molly in her school jumper with her satchel.

 I also have her school satchel with some of her school items.
We have her flash cards, but I did not find them for this photo.

 I know this is Emily's dress, but it is so sweet I wanted to add it.
Molly is holding her red bag and Molly handkerchief.

 This is Molly's snow suit.
I got it because it has such pretty embroidery before
I even realized it was part of Molly's collection.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thrift Store Fabric finds!

On a recent visit from a dear friend who is an AMAZING thrifter we found these 2 skirts.  
Actually she found them and pointed out that they might make great doll dresses.

The white skirt has small roses embroidered all over 
it and the green skirt has layers of lace, silky fabric and tulle.  
I recently read that the slip pattern from the Molly pattern found here:
made a perfect A-line dress.
 I wanted to try out the slip pattern 
and thought this might be a perfect time to try it out.

(If I get some photos of a second dress being sewn in either fabric I will try to add a tutorial)

Anyway, here is the end results!  

 I am very happy with the dresses.  Since the skirts are both lined
 I was able to cut out the lining and dress all together.

The white dress I cut out about 1/2 an inch longer than the green, just an fyi.

 Here is the AG patterns website again: