Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What's New Wednesday - Beachwear, Minnie Wear, Arm Wear, OH MY!

If you didn't notice...I missed last week's edition.  I'm sorry, I don't even know what happened, and I don't even want to think about it!  Ok, with that being said, on to today's features!

First off is...Beachwear!  I have had a few "beach" type items in the shop, but this past week I received a request to make some more.  So, I put my nose to the grindstone and VOILA!  Of course, these outfits are not suitable to actually "swim" in; and you shouldn't put American Girl Dolls in water, anyway.  But they are super cute and super ready for sunbathing next to the community pool!

Next up, this super cute dress that I'm working on for a friend of mine (remember Cathy from Cathy's Cakes).  After a mocking up a dress for her to meet the approval (refer to son abuse here), I got sidetracked with other goings-on and it got put on the side burner.  Well today, after deliberation from my Facebook friends on what to make today, I started the actual Minnie-inspired dress!  YAY!  This is not the completed dress, I still have to add the bottom ruffle/underskirt which will be the black and white polka dots, but I thought I would share it with you!  After this is done, I will then make a matching doll-size dress...will post pictures when I get to that point.

In July, the new shop will be opening, showcasing some of my non-doll items.  In a previous post I showed you some lunch "accessories" that will be there, but today I'm sharing one of the purses that will be included also.  This purse was made using a pattern from KeykaLou; isn't it super cute!

All right, I think that's enough for today...isn't it?  I just counted how many times I said "super cute" in this post, and I'm a bit nauseated - why didn't someone stop me?  Well off to study a thesaurus and finish up some other projects!  See you next wednesday!

Ciao Bellas!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's New Wednesday - Before & After

A couple months ago, I purchased several clearance outfits that were super cute but too small or too big for my kids.  My husband looked at me like I was crazy!  But I knew, that I could take these home and make them into outfits for dolls.  In hindsight, all I was expecting was to use the fabric and make several items, not necessarily replicating the actual outfit.

2T 2 piece outfit - $2.50
 So last night, I actually sat down with one of the outfits, ripped it apart, and then rebuilt it into a cute doll outfit.  What do you think?

I have a few more outfits that I will also replicating, but I wanted to make sure I got one of them on here for the blog post today :)

Ok, I know that I don't usually make people clothes...but a friend of mine (remember Cathy who made my mom's birthday cake from Cathy's Cakes?) asked me well over a year ago to make her daughter and doll matching outfits.  Unfortunately, I kept forgetting about it, and it got put in the back of mind.  This past weekend, I got the bug to create a pattern and practice making one of the outfits for her daughter.  And it came out great!  Of course this is not the REAL one, hers is going to be minnie mouse-inspired, so I just picked out some extra fabric I had laying around. I'm so excited about it, that I might even consider actually doing more girl's clothing.  MAYBE.  Anyway here's a pic of the practice dress:  (BTW, I don't normally dress my son in drag...he was just the only person small enough around to help me with fitting issues)

Well that's all for now, kiddies.  Have a great day!

Ciao Bellas!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What's New Wednesday - Homework Calls

Sorry to disappoint everyone, but this week I'm taking a break from a creating frenzy, to focus a bit more on  my homework.  Accounting is REALLY kicking my BUTT, lemme tell ya!

However, I did take a small break from number crunching (and realizing again how much I REALLY hate accounting...) to make a pattern.  Started to sew a little too, so tomorrow I'll see what I have come up with.  I'll be so proud of myself if it's super cute!

So for now....

Ciao Bellas!