Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What's New Wednesday: Retro Jacks

I know, I know, I skipped a week in the "What's New" series. I had finished the outfit that I was working on for it, but I just wasn't completely satisfied with it. So I didn't want to share it...I wanted to work on it a bit more. I'm sorry.

However THIS WEEK I have some uber cute little outfits perfect not FEATURING American Girl Dolls, but their little sisters, the Bitty Baby Twins! Last fall I found a super cute bundle of fabric from Worthy Goods Textiles on Etsy, and I started imagining some cute things I could make with them. It took me several months to actually sit down and create them, however I think they were totally worth the wait! I have two versions of the Bitty Baby Girl outfits (both come with a dress-style shirt and cropped pants) and then decided that their big sister needed a matching outfit also. But that still wasn't enough....although it didn't make it into the photo shoot, I have a Bitty Baby Boy outfit perfect to go along with the rest of them.

These outfits will be listed in the store sometime this week; I need to tweak the pictures a bit and finish the blonde's headband to make it just right. But be on the look-out for it!

Since I skipped it last week, I thought I would add a little bonus to this week's edition. The outfit that I WAS going to feature last week is one for the BFC Ink doll. Camelot's Treasures will start carrying clothing that fits these dolls also, in the next few months, but here's a sneak peek of what's in store! I'm so excited!

As a side note, I'm working on convincing my not-so-silent partner (you guessed it, my husband) to let me invest in one of the Karito Kids dolls, so I can start carrying clothes for them also. We will see how it goes; cross your fingers for me!

Keep checking back for my updates on what's going on in Camelot's Treasures!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What's New Wednesday - Casual Sophistication

Who doesn't love Clearance racks? Well you can't keep this girl from trolling through the racks, perusing through some interesting items to find the treasures. A few weeks ago, I was doing just this and found some great finds, despite the questioning doubts of my husband and my daughter who kept letting me know that those were not my size (thanks, I know I'm not a size 5, Mallory, thank you very much for reminding me!). The other day, I decided to finally sit down and start on repurposing these pieces into some sophisticated outfits.

This week's new item is this pretty, sophisticated yet casual outfit. The trousers are a silvery gray, and the 3/4 inch length sleeved shirt features a pretty plum purple with a flower doo-dad for a little more pizazz. I ♥ it - I could totally see myself wearing this concoction!

Unfortuantely, just about an hour ago, it struck me: Cripes! It's Wednesday! The pants were finished yesterday, but the shirt was giving me a headache so I had put it aside. So I quickly finished the shirt, to stick to my plan of getting this blog post out. Hence the fact the picture is not "listing-ready". I think I'll add another accessory to, maybe a headband, maybe a purse - who knows now. That means this outfit won't be posted in the store for a few more days; but you can definitely check out all the great outfist already there!

Check back next week, the plans are to have some BFC Ink doll clothes done next week! Our Addison is in dire need of more outfits, she's kind of sick of her purple pants and blue tee.