The American Girls Club: Part 2, A Cryptic Conversation

If you missed part 1, you can check it out here. “Oh hey Abby, I’m glad you came over! Do you want to practice for Youth Orchestra together?” “I definitely do, but first I have great news! I found a perfect place for us to have our American Girls Club meetings!” “Oh wow that’s great,…

Rebecca’s Camp Uniform

My latest project: Rebecca’s camp uniform, inspired by her mystery Secrets at Camp Nokomis, and created from the cover art and historical photos from the book! Before I take off on a gleeful monologue (I really am very excited), I first must say this: I love camp. Love. One time, in middle school, I went…

The American Girls Club: Part 1, The Beginning

When I was at my childhood height of American Girl obsession in the late 90’s I was a member of the American Girls Club. This was a fabulously awesome club through American Girl that came with a hat and a handbook and a quarterly newspaper. Kind of the whole idea was to encourage girls to…

Molly and Emily Beat the Heat

“It’s so hot today, Molly. And we are just sitting here in our swimsuits!” “I know, I have the perfect idea…let’s run through the sprinkler!”  

Sweet Dreams, Birthday Girl

Tonight Kirsten gets to experience the wonderful feeling of coming home and going to bed after a perfect day. Once she is all tucked in under her brand-new birthday quilt, she will fall asleep with a smile on her face. Happy birthday Kirsten, sweet dreams!  

Julie’s Romper

I fell in love with the Cat’s Meow Vintage Romper pattern from Forever 18 Inches as soon as I saw it and couldn’t wait to make it. I’m not sure why…I’m pretty sure I haven’t worn a romper since I was a toddler. Something about it just spoke to me! I have plans to make…

School’s Almost Out

“Emily, I’m so excited that tomorrow is the last day of school! We can play outside and go roller skating and play jump rope!” “Yes Molly, but we still have one more day of school left, we have a lot of school work still! Here, let me see your school bag.” “See Emily, nothing to do!…