Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Styles Coming !!

Be sure to check our website in the coming weeks as we will be posting some new cute outfits , spring clothes and a few summer items too. We wish you all a Happy New Year and thanks for visiting us here at the Daydream blog :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our Amazing Holiday Giveaway Winner !!

Congrats to McKenna Brooks for being our Holiday winner. Please contact us ASAP to claim your prize. Thank-you for all those who entered, we have enjoyed doing a doll giveaway so much this year we are going to make it a Christmas tradition every year.

 Check back here in January for our next Doll Outfit Giveaway
Happy Holidays !

Monday, December 17, 2012

Make It Monday-A Holiday Quilt/Pillow



 Make it Monday, A Holiday Quilt/Pillow









  


Years ago I made a bunch of “quillows” which were throw pillows that when you turned them inside out they would become a blanket; I wanted to try making a doll size one with some holiday fabric I had for my doll, you can use any fabric you want. It is always best to sew from your fabric stash whenever possible. This project was start to finish complete in under 30 minutes.
Here is how to make own for your dolls.













You will need:
-1 piece of 21 inch by 16 inch fabric (for the blanket)
-1 piece of 21 inch by 16 inch fleece or felt (for the blanket)
-1 piece of 6X6 inch piece of fabric (for the pillow pocket)
-1 piece of 6X6 fleece(for the pillow pocket)
-scissors
-measure tape
-pins
-sewing machine













Step 1- Cut out your fabric if you have not already done so. Pin right sides together for both the blanket and the pillow pocket











Step 2- Sew three sides of your pillow pocket, then three sides of the blanket. Turn each right side out
Step 3- Fold the open edges of the pocket in ½ inch then pin into place and top stitch close.













Step 4- Fold the edges of your blanket in ½ inch and pin into place. Sew your blanket closed.
Step 5- Place the 6 inch pocket in the middle of your blanket along the bottom seam and pin into place. Then sew the two sides into place and top stitch along the bottom when done you will be able to fold the blanket into the pocket to create a pillow.












Fold lengthwise, then into the pocket, turn the pocket over the folded blanket and it creates a pillow! Unfold for a blanket for your doll to enjoy.~ By Karen Owen aka Karenmomofthree (My Maplelea Friend Doll “Stacy” was used in today’s post.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thank-you to all our Party Hostesses.

It has been an amazing season for our online parties and we just want to sat thank-you to all of our hostesses for doing a great job. If you want to host a party with us next year, find more information on our website. Thanks again everyone !

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Meet the Models at Daydream

So I have not written a post for a little bit because we have been so busy packing orders to make everyone's Holidays a little bit more fun.

I think there will be a lot of smiles come Christmas morning. Anyway , I thought now would be a fun time to post a picture of all the cute dolls that do all of our photos on our website and model the clothes at all the craft shows we do.


Our Dolls: Back left, Grace, Olivia, Kit, Lauren, Belle and Lissie
Front left: Tia, Kaylie, Mia, Julie, Ashley, Marisol, Nikki and Chloe

Be sure to come back and visit Monday for our new Make It Monday post. Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Make It Monday-Knit a Scarf


Make it Monday Dec 3th- Knit a Scarf for your doll for the winter holidays
























I wanted to share with you my very simple and easy to knit scarf pattern for dolls. I am a very beginning stage knitter, left handed and I mostly learned from watching Youtube, so if I can do it you can to!
To create a holiday scarf for your dolls this holiday season like mine you will need:
-A pair of size 11 or 8mm knitting needles
-A ruler
-a pair of scissors
-a ball of yarn (I used Pink Ribbon  Eye Lash Yarn from Michaels)

















Step 1- cast on 8 stitches. Click the youtube link if you do not know how.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BKwY4zLVrsA )



















Step 2-Continue knitting until your scarf measures 16 inches long. You can count rows but I always loose track! 5 rows of knitting are about 2 inches long,  about 35 rows. You may want to make your scarf longer.
































Step 4- Try it on your doll!

I was able to make my scarf in less then 1 hour. I have practiced straight knitting (no fancy patterns) for the last month and I am really happy with how this turned out. The Eyelash Yarn was not as hard to work with as I thought. If you make mistakes you can hardly tell with this yarn which is why I enjoyed working with it.
~by Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Daydream's Amazing Holiday Giveaway !!

It's that time again !! 
Time for another Giveaway....holiday edition. 

This time I wanted to do something really special. 
And what could be more special than an 
American Girl Doll Giveaway. 
That's right , we are giving away an American Girl Doll this year.
 She will be brand new and sent right to you !!

Thank-you to all of you who come and visit our blog and comment on our posts. 
We appreciate all our customers and followers. 
Happy Holidays :)



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Monday, November 12, 2012

Make It Monday- Stationary Set for Dolls

Make it Monday-November 12, 2012




















Make a Stationary Desk Set for your dolls.
Today I wanted to show you an easy way to make a doll play set for your dolls. Even if you do not have a doll desk this easy Stationary Desk Set  works on a doll table or a box.

















Create a desk mat with fun foam and  a folder with writing papers for your dolls complete with pencils and an address book using items you may already have on hand.

















For today’s post you will need:
-scissors
-fun foam cut to 8 inches by 6 inches
-tooth picks
-pink and black markers
-glue stick
-paper
-lid from a hair spray bottle
-stickers
















Step one- Create your desk mat by cutting out a piece of fun foam to 8 inches by 6 inches. I put sticker corners on mine using scrap book supplies, if you do not have these stickers then color your edges with a black marker.
 















Step 2- Create your pencils. If your toot pick is double pointed like mine snip off one point. Next color the end of the tooth pick pink this will be your pencils eraser. Next color the tip of your tooth pick with a black marker this will make it look like a real pencil!









Step 3- Use the lid of a hair spray bottle to hold your pencils as shown in the photo below










Step 4- Create a folder for your dolls stationary to be kept. Cut out a piece of paper that is 3 inches by 4 inches wide. Fold it in half then open it and fold the bottom up 1 inch as shown in the middle photo above. Close the folder to make sure you have your edges aligned. Place a sticker on the outside as decoration.










Step 5- Open your folder and fold the edges in on the sides as shown, glue them down.
Step 6- Fold and cut paper to fit inside the folder.













Step 7- add stickers to match the outside if desired. Make an address book by folding a piece of paper sizes 2 inches by 3 inches wide. Write address book on the outside and add another matching sticker.





















To create doll frames for your desk use stickers from American Girl Crafts or images from the catalog.














Cut them out and glue onto card stock. Use a marker to outline the images and create a frame. Fold the bottom edge behind the image to help hold the “frame” up.

I hope you enjoyed today’s craft!~ By Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

*Doll room by American Doll Room http://www.americandollroom.com/
 Today I used my American Girl doll I call “Jillian”
Table and Chairs from AG Samantha’s Set

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Come and See Us !

We will be at Holy Cow Boutique this week, which is one of my favorite craft shows, and my booth will be stuffed full with all sorts of goodies, and we still have some great items in our sale basket. Be sure to stop by if you can.....


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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and pinned and will be pinning....


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Monday, November 5, 2012

Come and visit us this week !!

We will be at two shows this week and bursting with tons of fun new products just in time for Christmas. We also have some great stuff in our sale bins so stop on by and take a peek !



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Congrats to our winner !!

Our winner this round is Julia Rupp !!  Please contact us to claim your prize. Thanks for all you entries everyone and please check back soon for our fun Christmas Giveaway :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Our Amazing Giveaway !

Last day to enter our amazing giveaway is tomorrow so get your entry in 
to win a doll bed with custom doll bedding. Good luck everyone !!



Monday, October 29, 2012

Make It Monday-Halloween Treats for 18" Dolls



Make it Monday Oct 29th



















For today’s Make it Monday Craft, I wanted to show you an easy way to use items you may already have to create Halloween treats for your dolls.


















To make today’s Halloween treats you will need:
-tin foil (aluminum foil)
-cardboard
-scissors
-tape or glue stick
-Halloween Stickers
-Paper (I used scrap book paper) construction or scrapbook paper
-a ruler
-a pencil









Step 1- Measure and cut out your cardboard these will be the base for your chocolate treat. You will need to measure 1 ½ inches by 1 inch for each treat.









Step 2- Cut some tin foil from the roll and cover each cardboard treat













Step 3- Cut out some paper to be the wrappers of your treat bars. Cut the strips of paper 1 inch by 2 ½ inches wide.










Step 4- Wrap the paper around your foil covered treat.  Glue or tape it into place. Choose Halloween Stickers to become the labels. Stick to you treats and you are ready to give them to your dolls when they trick or treat!




















For today’s post I used my My London Girl Doll Olivia wearing a cat costume by Skippysmom. The pumpkin treat bucket is from my local dollar store. The back ground is the Yellow historical room made by American Doll Rooms http://www.americandollroom.com/ 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Stocking Stuffers are Here !!

We have brought in some really fun stuff for dolls stockings this year and even a perfectly sized doll stocking. Here are a few of my favorite things :)  Find these and a lot more in our Stocking Stuffers section.


Doll Stocking $2.99



Toothbrush Set $2.50


Mini Colored Pencils $3.99


Snowflake Charm Necklace $4.99


Doll Size Smart Phone $2.00

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags for 18 Inch Dolls: FREE Printable

These are perfectly sized for your dolls to go trick or treating. A fun printable craft to do at home or with friends. Also make great mini treat bags. Happy Haunting !

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Come and Visit us this Week !

We will have booths at two craft boutique's this week ! 
We have lots of cute things and some really great sale items too.

We are also starting to get in our Stocking Stuffers....
so be sure to check out some mini's of things we have brought in for dolls. 

Thanks for visiting everyone :) 



Monday, October 15, 2012

Make it Monday-Halloween Hair Bands


Make it Monday October 15th 2012





















Halloween is right around the corner and while I was at Wal-Mart I found the most adorable candy corn duct tape. Their small design made me think they would be perfect for making Halloween Hair bands for our dolls. This craft can be done with any Duck tape and can be made in a group or party setting for very little investment.


















To make your own Halloween Hair band for your doll you will need:
-Duck tape (I used Candy Corn print)
-3/4 inch elastic, you will need 4 inches per hair band
-scissors
-a ruler
-you doll to wear the hair band.









Step 1- Each 18 inch doll head requires a hair band that measures 10 inches around.  So you will need to measure and cut 4 inches of elastic and 6 inches of tape.
Step 2- Lay your tape sticky side up and place one end of the elastic on the end. Fold over one side of the tape towards the middle. Carefully bend the other end of the elastic to the other end of the tape creating a circle as you go, fold over the the remaining tape to secure the elastic ends in place.















Step 3- reinforce the elastic where it meets the tape with another small piece of tape as shown in the photos above. Make sure to wrap the tape so that the folded edges are on the underneath of your hair band.



























Step 4- Place the hair band on your dolls head and make some for your friends!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Make it Monday craft, I look forward to sharing more craft ideas with you again soon.~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mo