Kirsten’s Cornhusk Doll

Happy first day of fall! It didn’t really feel like fall where I live with temperatures in the eighties, so I thought I would get in the mood with a fall-themed project for Kirsten! When Kirsten arrived in Minnesota, she had to leave her beloved doll Sari behind when they walked the final leg of their…

Julie’s Debut

Another flea market treasure, Julie has been discharged from the spa and is now officially part of my collection. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to “get into” Julie or not, but the more I worked on her, the more I liked her. After I made her this funky flower dress on a whim,…

Thrifty Thursday: Maryellen’s Crinoline

Welcome Maryellen! The weekend of her debut, my mom and sister and I made a special trip to Chicago so Mom could pick out her Maryellen! She is beautiful and so fun! I might have to add her to my own collection someday. The doll is adorable, her collection is to-die-for, and her books are very…

Kaya’s Transformation: No Longer “Flea Market Kaya”

She’s done! She’s beautiful! I’m ecstatic! You would never know that five weeks ago I found Kaya in a dirty box at a flea market. She’s been through a lot. Here is a list of the spa treatments, surgical procedures, and wardrobe adjustments she went through: Baking soda body scrub Mr. Clean Magic Eraser body wash…

So Long, Summer

Labor Day is almost over, which means summer is officially done. That really bums me out, but I also enjoy looking forward to what fall has in store. To stretch the fun of my favorite season as long as possible, are a few of my favorite doll photos from this summer: Molly, Linda, and Susan having a blast…

Happy 100th Birthday Rocky Mountain National Park!

One thing I love just as much as American Girl dolls are National Parks. I love hiking, backpacking, camping, and just being outside. In our quest to visit every U.S. national park, this summer my husband and I visited Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado during its centennial anniversary. Today specifically, September 4th, is the…

Mix and Match 

AGC is having a “Mix and Match” challenge and I thought I would post my entries on my blog as well as the AGC message board. This was something fun and different for me to do since I tend to pay more attention to my historical collection than my modern one. It was also a…