Friday, January 31, 2014

How to Make Mini Isabelle's Studio

I LOVE this piece!


I also LOVE the vintage Suzy Goose Wardrobes. There are very difficult to find, but when you do - they are never under $45 so budget for one.
 

Vintage Susy Goose Wardrobe (plastic) circa 1962.  Some came with an accessory shelf and accessory bar on one inside door and a shoe rack under the mirror sheeting on the other. A shelf with hanger bar was inside and three drawers were on the right bottom of the wardrobe.

The wardrobe measures approximately 13" h x 7" w x 4" deep.  Each door has the Susy Goose logo and "Jonesville, Michigan, Toys that mold character, made in USA and Barbie" embossed on it.  

Wallpaper can be added to the inside back. If yours is missing the mirror, new mirror sheeting can be adding with mirrored scrapbook paper. Look for Susy Goose pink hangers too!


 



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

*On Location* Mini Saige in New Mexico

The girls were packed up and ready for their trip to New Mexico!

Car ride was TOO LONG!


 Now at the condo, she enjoys a burger for dinner.


Saige is anxious to write back home to Nicki on her Roswell post card before bed time.


 (yawn)"I'm so sleepy...."
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DAY TWO



Rise and shine! It's time to sight see!!



Saige posed with the Appaloosa.




Fresh air and a nature walk....
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Back Home



"I'm so glad to be home!"

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Printable Furniture

 
 Cut carefully on contours of furniture as indicated, cutting around the tongues; cut slits for tongues as indicated on lines.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

*Saige's Leaving for New Mexico*

Saige finished packing for her weekend trip to New Mexico.
 "Now you're sure you packed everything?" Nicki asked.
"Yes."
"Aren't you excited?" Nicki asked again.
"Yes!" Saige smiled.
 "I'll miss you while you're gone." Nicki said hugging Saige.
"I know, but it's only for two days." Answered Saige.
 "Have fun! And text me when you get there!!" Nicki called out, waving good-bye.
"I will! Bye!" Saige said as she was leaving.
"(sigh) I guess I'll watch the Great Gatsby again." Nicki said to herself.
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Friday, January 24, 2014

My Big FAT Project - Doll Room Part 2

My doll room is serving more than one purpose! If you've been following on my other blog Living A Doll's Life then you have seen how the room is taking shape for my full size dolls. I have given the room fresh paint, removed nails, free floating shelves and touched up the white trim.

I have had to designate a wall to Snickerdoodle Street, Liberty Towne, USA. 

Under the doll houses are plastic storage drawers. They house craft supplies, mini clothes, Barbie clothes, and doll props. (Small bathroom to the left)


In the corner (across) next to the closet, is where the main house sits. This comprises all of the space for minis. I also have mobile pieces such as the Barn and the Gazebo. Now you have the back story, behind the scenes look!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

HTM - Twin Bed for 12" Dolls

This will work for any 11" - 12" fashion doll.

First let's take a look at some of the ready made options. I have researched on ebay for vintage furniture. I love these vintage beds for the era of my dolls and older dolls.





Supplies:
  • Long thin treat box
  • Hot glue
  • Felt or fabric of choice

 

Directions:
  1. Cover your treat box in the fabric of choice. 
  2. (Headboard) Using contact paper or felt/fabric, cover a piece of cardboard (same width as bed x as tall as you like).
  3. Hot glue the headboard onto the bed.
  4. Using left over fabric swatches, make bedding and stuff pillows with cotton balls.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mini Isabelle Items - Etsy

One of my favorite etsy shops Bobbie J Minis has several items perfect for mini Isabelle listed in her shop.



 This Dress Form is beautiful.

 Ballet Slippers.
Please take a look at her shop!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mini Isabelle's Sewing Machine

Mini Isabelle can design just as easily as big Izzy. 

 She has her very own sewing machine and it WORKS!!!



Thursday, January 16, 2014

*Opening* Madame Alexander Storybook Mini Dolls

My dear friend sent me a huge package of doll items and included was this set of four Madame Alexander Storybook Minis. They are SO PRETTY!



 

Thank you Grannabaugh!!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My Big FAT Project - Doll Room


Here we go!
I'm working on a doll room to house 
Snickerdoodle Street, Liberty Towne, USA. 
And enough space for 12 full size AG dolls (and their collections). Whew!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

*Welcome New Resident!!*

Now that the townhouse is complete and everyone is settled, Emily has finally moved to Snickerdoodle Street. 



 She will live in the blue house with Molly.



 All of the news is making Kit's head spin!


Liberty Towne Tatler
by Kit Kittredge
Things have gotten busy here on Snickerdoodle Street, AGAIN. The neighborhood is growing and more dolls have  moved in. Loud doesn't begin to explain the happenings around here. Recently a new Townhouse was constructed mid town. It will be the new location for two small businesses opened to the public effective immediately. One is a much needed health clinic - Snickerdoodle Clinic and Urgent Care, with Nurse Katherine seeing patients. Also next door is the Anna Hart Dance Studio, home to twirling ballerinas in training.
     Lastly, two of our residents have left Liberty Towne and gone back to their home town New Orleans. We will miss Marie Grace and Cecile. Best of luck to both of you.