Rebecca’s Lace Dress in Real Life

A few weeks ago I was at my Grandma’s house and we were looking through some old pictures. I really enjoy seeing pictures of her as a little girl in the forties and as a teenager in the fifties. One particular very old photograph caught my eye because the little girl in the picture was…

Cool, Cotton, Cream-Colored Dress for Caroline

I’m pretty in love with my Caroline, so I especially enjoy making things for her. I wanted to make her a light, breezy, summery dress that would coordinate with some of the pieces I already had for her and also transition well to fall. Here is what I came up with! Caroline can wear this dress…

Flea Market Dolls

A couple of weeks ago something very exciting happened to me while browsing at a flea market. I like flea markets because of the chance to find maybe a unique antique or home decor item, the fun of haggling, and the amusement of people watching. Now I have a new reason. I was walking through an…

Thrifty Thursday Week 2: Emily’s Cardigan

It’s Thursday again, and as promised, I am sharing the missing component to the pants I made last week in order to complete an entire thrifty outfit. The outfit I made is… Emily’s Gardening Outfit! I created this outfit based on an illustration in Brave Emily.  This week I will show you how I made…

Cécile on the Mississippi River

When I picture Cécile’s hometown of New Orleans I conjure images from my own visits there that involve listening jazz music, eating beignets in a cloud of powdered sugar, timidly crossing Bourbon Street, and of course, taking a cruise on the Mighty Mississippi. While jazz music did not yet exist during Cécile’s time and Bourbon Street had not…

Thrifty Thursday!

We all know American Girl collecting is a very expensive hobby. I like saving money whenever possible (to the point where I sometimes stubbornly refuse to turn on my air conditioning even in the middle of summer) and have been working to transfer to my super-cheap ways to my doll collection, though I admit that is…

Emily’s New Dress

There are a few weeks of summer left and Emily will be spending them in her new summery dress. I absolutely love Emily in this color (her recital dress is one of my favorite AG pieces of all time) so I decided to make her a flowery, feminine dress that I think transitions well from…