My Secret Christmas Project Reveal, Part 2

Yesterday I posted about my family’s Secret Santa homemade gift exchange and explained that I had my mom this year and decided to make her an outfit for each of her dolls. Yesterday I shared the outfits I made for all of her modern dolls and today I am sharing the ones I made for…

My Secret Christmas Project Reveal, Part 1

One of my family’s most treasured Christmas traditions is our Secret Santa gift exchange. Everyone in my immediate family draws a name and we have to make an entirely homemade Christmas gift for that person. The gifts usually range from the hilarious to the heart-felt. Some spend months working on an incredibly thoughtful project and…

Julie’s Christmas Tree

One week until Christmas! I can’t believe it! When I asked my mom what Christmas trees looked like in the 70s when she was growing up she said big lights and tinsel! I wasn’t sure if I was even going to be able to find tinsel at the store because nobody that I know uses…

Which of the AG historical series have you read?

I often mention books from the AG historical series (now Beforever) and it occurred to me that my references might be confusing for those who haven’t read them. I have read them all and love them just as much now as I did when I was at the target age, but with the frequent archival…

St. Lucia Day

It’s St. Lucia Day! This celebration takes center stage in the book Kirsten’s Surprise, so I decided to have fun with interpreting some of those scenes as well as making some pretend St. Lucia buns! St. Lucia was a martyred young girl and her story was told when Christianity was first brought to Sweden, making…

Molly’s Christmas Tree

Two weeks until Christmas! Eeek! I haven’t even wrapped a single Christmas present! I guess I’ve just been too busy dressing my dolls for Christmas and creating coordinating Christmas trees. ūüôā For this week I created Molly’s Christmas tree based on trees from the 1940s as well as the description from Molly’s Surprise.¬† Confession:¬†Molly’s Surprise…

Samantha’s Christmas Tree

Three weeks until Christmas! Time to feature another historical Christmas tree! This week my mom and I made Samantha’s tree from 1904 with a¬†homemade touch. In¬†Samantha’s Surprise she is put out because she isn’t allowed to decorate the house with her own homemade decorations. When Grandmary found out that Cornelia, her future daughter-in-law, would be…

Thrifty Thursday: Rebecca’s Festive Brooch

Hanukkah is next week and I wanted something special for Rebecca to wear. Her Hanukkah dress has not yet made it into my collection (it’s high on my list, but I’ve been forcing myself to keep this expensive hobby ofmine under control lately) so I knew I was going to have to make her something….