Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Molly, Linda, and Susan! They are excited to go trick-or-treating dressed as hula girls! I made their costumes based on the illustrations in Meet Molly.  Are your dolls dressing up for Halloween? 🙂

Molly’s Slumber Party

Molly hosted a fabulous slumber party this weekend with her friends Linda, Susan, and Emily! They played Sorry, which was a popular board game in Molly’s time just like it is today.  They borrowed Molly’s sister Jill’s Seventeen Magazine, which was a brand new publication in September of 1944.  Molly wanted to tell some ghost stories, but…

Kirsten at School (and a Thrifty Thursday Project)

Autumn is at its peak beauty right now where I live. The leaves are beautiful, the weather is lovely, and the crops are coming in. Farmers work very hard this time of year, just like Kirsten’s family would have over 150 years ago but with almost none of today’s modern conveniences. That’s why Kirsten might not have started her…

American Girl 2015 Holiday Catalogue: A Comparison

I know I’m probably the only one out their weird enough to review a catalogue, but I think the new Holiday catalogue really makes some interesting contrasts with my catalogue collection from the late nineties, so I am anxious to share my thoughts. I won’t be offended, though, if you don’t feel like reading my…

Caroline at the Fort

Caroline had the opportunity to visit a fort from her own era! This is an accurate replica built near the location of the original Fort Madison on the Mississippi River, near my hometown. The fort stood from 1808 to 1813 and was the first fort built on the upper Mississippi. It was first called Fort…

Thrifty Thursday: Julie’s Bandana Top

Today was an unseasonably warm October day where I live, so Julie and I decided to celebrate these last fleeting days with a tank top made from a $1 bandana! It was super easy to make and I think the paisley pattern is groovy 🙂 I cut six inches or so off of the bandana,…