Addy’s Vegetable Stand

In the book Addy Saves the Day, Addy and her parents plant a vegetable garden in a rented plot with the hope that they can sell the vegetables to earn money. They plan to use that money to go and search for Addy’s older brother Sam and baby sister Esther, who are not with them in…

Tent Time at Camp Gowonagin

One of my fondest memories of Girl Scout camp was our tent time, or rest time, that always took place each day right after lunch, before we went swimming. The idea was that we would all go back to our tents to take a little nap, but of course we would talk and giggle and…

Headed to Camp Gowonagin!

Molly, Linda, and Susan were so excited for camp Gowonagin! They piled their luggage outside while they waited for the camp bus. Linda ran down a checklist to make sure nobody had forgotten anything. “Sleeping bag? Mess kit? Bathing suit?” “Molly, you did pack your bathing suit, right? I know you don’t like swimming under…

The American Girls Club: Part 4, The First Meeting

“I’m so excited to have our first official meeting!” said Daphne. “Where is Ella?” “She should be here soon,” replied Abby. “And great news! She’s bringing a new member!” “Hi everyone!” said Ella as she arrived. “Meet Anya! We met this summer at cheerleading camp and she loves American Girl as much as we do!…

Welcome Home, Addy

If you were kind enough to read my long-winded recap of the benefit sale, you know that the beautiful Addy Walker joined my collection. Have you ever just “clicked” with a doll right away, and knew that she would be very special to you? I know that might sound silly, but that is how I…

The American Girl Benefit Sale 2016!

Saturday I went to the American Girl Benefit Sale in Middleton, Wisconsin for the second year. If you’ve never heard of the benefit sale, it is a massive fundraiser for the Madison Children’s Museum and has been going on for 29 years. They sell overstock and return items that have been donated by American Girl…

Julie’s Relaxing Day

    “What a beautiful, perfect day!” thought Julie.    “Hmm, I’m thirsty…”    “I think I will go get some lemonade.”    “Nutmeg! Where did you come from? You aren’t supposed to be out here!”  “Come on Nutmeg, I will give you a carrot if you go inside.”       “Seriously, you are in my…

Kit’s Attic Bedroom

As you might have suspected from my last American Girls Club post, we have a new doll room to share with you! This is my mom’s new attic bedroom for Kit! She has weeks worth of labor in it and I think it turned out fantastic! We had seen several other pictures of Kit attics…

Stormy Summer Nights

In Rebecca’s books, she and her siblings and cousins enjoy sleeping on the fire escape on hot summer nights. Before I “got to know” Rebecca, I worried that she would be similar to Samantha since their time periods are so close. They are drastically different, though, and details like that really underscore the differences–I don’t…

Happy Independence Day!

Today Molly, Emily, Linda, and Susan are celebrating Independence Day with a very special Miss Victory tap dance! I am also sharing one of my latest projects…tap outfits for Linda and Susan! As soon as I got Linda and Susan I knew that I definitely wanted to make them these outfits, copied from the illustrations…

The American Girls Club: Part 3, The Clubhouse

  Part 1 Part 2 “Ta-da!” said Abby. “I present to you the new headquarters of the American Girls Club!” “Um, Abby?” said Daphne. “This is your parents’ attic. Why did you bring us up here? What are you talking about?”   “Hi girls, what did I miss?” asked Kyoko as she arrived. “Abby was…