Kaya Leaves a Gift

A photo story adapted from the book Kaya’s Hero and inspired by yesterday’s observation of Memorial Day: Kaya sat with her little brothers…they were watching as she shaped and tied long pine needles. She made three little horses and handed one to each boy. “Here they are,” she said. “Now you can have races.” Kaya cut a…

Happy Birthday Cécile!

Cécile was able to spend time with Marie-Grace on her birthday today. They met up and practiced singing a new piece. What better way to spend your birthday than making music with a friend!                   

Maryellen’s Saturday

Maryellen frolicked about my yard a bit this afternoon. Perhaps these pictures tell a story? I’m not sure, but either way, she looks pretty adorable!  

Linda’s Fab Forties Dress

Linda needed a spring outfit, so I made her this dress using the Crabapples Fab Forties Dress pattern from Pixie Faire. I love that it is recreated from an actual girl’s dress pattern from the 40’s! I would recommend this pattern, it was pretty easy to follow and I am happy with out it turned…

Kirsten’s Cabin

I am so excited to share a big project I have been working on for a while now: Kirsten’s cabin! I wanted to do this because I have so many great doll accessories, but no real way to display them…my dolls need a place to live! There are so many great doll houses out there…

Great Doll Blog Award/News and Updates

I am excited to accept the Great Doll Blog Award! I will get to that in a second, first I have some news and updates to share. I have now joined the 21st century and have Instagram. I had to ask my students at school how to use it. Witnessing my incompetence sent them into…

Maryellen’s Birthday

Maryellen’s birthday was this past weekend on May 7th! If you have read her books, you know that she celebrated by throwing a variety show for her neighborhood to raise money for the March of Dimes. The polio vaccine had recently been invented, so as a polio survivor herself, she wanted to raise awareness as…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! I love my mom for so many reasons, some of them are: Like Kaya’s Eeetsa, she is wise and a leader of her family… …like Caroline’s mama, she is independent and proud of me for exactly who I am… …like Kirsten’s mama, she is strong and brave and never looses heart… …like…

Susan’s Springy Dress

I just finished sewing this dress for Susan, and I think it is perfect for springtime in the 40’s! I used the Heritage Doll Fashions 40’s Bubblegum Dress pattern from Pixie Faire. Overall it was pretty easy and the dress fits nicely. I didn’t care for the waistband instructions and will probably do that differently…