Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Giveaway Ends Tomorrow...

Our Giveaway ends tomorrow so be sure to get in your entry. Check back Friday as we will be posting the winner.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Make It Monday-Felt Hair Clips for 18" Dolls

Daydream Doll Boutique- Make It Monday
Let’s Make Felt Hair Clips For Our Dolls

Today I wanted to share with you an easy and fun way to dress up dollar store hair clips for your dolls hair. This very simple sewing project is a great way to introduce hand sewing to even the youngest novice.

To create a Felt Hair Clip for your doll you will need:
-Felt in a color you like
-A small metal hair clip, I got mine at the Dollar Store
-A small button
-A needle
-Your Doll

Step 1- Cut out the shape you would like for your hair clip. (I cut out a heart but you could cut out a star)
Step 2- Thread your needle .Make a double knot at the end of your thread
Step 3- Place your button on the center of your shape
Step 4- Open your hair clip
Step 5- Secure your Felt shape and button to the hair clip as shown

Step 6- When you feel you have enough stitches, make a knot in your stitches and trim
Step 7- Put the hair clip in your dolls hair and enjoy. You can repeat all these steps on your remaining hair clips.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Make it Monday craft!~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three
*Today I used my Springfield Doll Olivia in today’s Photos.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Matching Backpacks for American Girl Doll and Child-Free PDF Pattern

Our free pattern is designed to fit 18"American Girl Dolls,  and one for the child too :) This pattern will also fit a Build a Bear, or any 15-18" stuffed animal, so it can be sewn up for a girl or a boy. It's a fun and easy pattern, and quick to sew.

It's great for sleepovers, trips to grandma's or to store their treasures in. Happy Sewing !

Join us back here Monday for a new crafty post from Karen, and don't forget to get your entry in for our Giveaway that ends Feb. 28. Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Styes are In !

We have some great new styles in our store and we will be posting even more this coming week so be sure to check back. Here's a few of our favorites:




Also keep posted as we will be posting a new pattern this Friday for all those of you who love to sew !
Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Inspired by Pinterest- Old Dresser-New Doll Closet

So one thing I love to do is roam around Pinterest looking for fun ideas, and there are plenty. But how many of these pins are actually worth our time ? Well I am going to find out . Our Inspired by Pinterest will now be a regular feature on our blog.

We are going to feature the best pins for creative American Girl 18" Doll creative ideas and bring them to you here. So let's all get inspired..

 The first pin I wanted to share was this really creative bookshelf or old dresser doll closet. I have seen so many bookshelves and old dressers at garage sales for $5-$10.  So not only is this functional but very cost effective. I also love that they used tensions rods to hang the clothes on. So easy, no hammering or extra building.

 And what little girl would not want a doll closet this big. It's also an easy way for them to see what they have. My daughter has all her doll clothes stuffed in drawers right now and I can never remember what clothes she has. I really love this idea and I hope you do too.  :)

P.S. I am going to look for a bookshelf or old dresser this summer at garage sales and give this a try. 
I will post it when I am done.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Make It Monday- Heart Necklace

Make It Monday!
With Valentines Day coming up this week I thought it would be fun to show you how I made an easy necklace with a heart pendant for your own dolls using items you may have a home or can easily pick up at the dollar or craft store near you.
To make a necklace for your dolls you will need:
-small chain at least 6 inches long (I cut mine to 8 inches for the necklace shown) you can buy packages of chain at your dollar and craft stores for under $5
-3 small jump rings
-1 clasp
- a heart shaped charm (or any charm you would like)
-a pair of needle nose or jewellery pliers 
-Your Doll

Step 1- Measure the amount of chain you would like for your necklace, 6 inches for shorter, 8 for a necklace like the one shown in my photos. Use your pliers to make the cut.
Step 2- Open a Jump Ring and feed it through one of the chain links on one end, then close the ring with your pliers.
Step 3- Open another Jump ring and feed it through the clasp and then when the clasp is on the ring feed the ring through the chain on the other end of your necklace chain. Close with your pliers. As shown in the photos below.

Step 4- Open the third jump ring and  feed it through the top of your charm, then find the center of your necklace and feed it through one of the chain links. Close with your pliers.

Step 5- Put the necklace on your doll and enjoy! This craft makes a great party craft, party favor and gift. I hope you enjoyed today’s Make it Monday Post.
~Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three
*Today  I used my  Springfield Doll Madison as a model, wearing hand made clothing by my friend Betty.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mini Valentine Treat Box for 18" American Girl Dolls

This is fun and easy project and you don't need a lot of supplies.
A great way to include you dolls at your Valentine Parties. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Ode to Caroline

My daughter had an  assignment in school to write an ode. And she decided to write it to Caroline . I thought it was so cute I had to share it....

Oh Caroline,                                         
When I saw your box,                                      
I was overjoyed.                                    
I ripped open your box                           
and pulled off your                                  
hair net.                                                 
Then all I                                               
saw was pure                                        
joy! I had                                                
no words to                                            
say, Except                                            
‘This is the                                             
doll of my dreams!”                                
Your beautiful
green eyes
caught my sight.
Your long gorgeous
blond curls blew in the 
wind. Your new
smell made tears 
come to my eyes.
Then, I loved your 
pretty pink dress
and matching  pink 

Once I opened 
your accessories
box. You just,
spoke to me
that you wanted 
me to put them on you.

So I did, and you
smiled the biggest
smile I had ever seen
you smile before.
It just made me 
feel so happy
to have
Caroline become
a part of my 
life. I really appreciate
my parents for
buying her for me.