Emily’s Recital

In Emily’s book Brave Emily she and her classmates learn to play the flutophone, and then perform them at a class recital. Through a series of mishaps, Emily ends up having to play a solo. As a music teacher, I really love that this book’s subject is school music, but I will say that I am…

Thanking Veterans

“Molly, what are you doing?” asked Emily as she peeked into the bedroom. “We are leaving soon for the Armistice Day performance!” “It’s my hair! It’s a disaster!” cried Molly. “My pincurls didn’t set at all. I need beautiful curls to be Miss Victory!” “Oh Molly, you are being so silly, your hair is fine,” said…

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…

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!”  

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!…

Linda’s Family Tree: Chapter 5

Chapter 5         Linda and Susan walked together to Molly’s house early the next morning wearing play clothes, their best party dresses folded neatly in their school bags. Linda had arranged that Mom would drive Nonna over at 10:15, once all of Linda’s classmates had arrived. Most of the work at been completed the night…

Linda’s Family Tree: Chapter 4

Chapter 4         Over the next several days, Linda’s family tree grew to fill her entire poster. Nonna was thrilled with the task and and spent her evenings with Linda checking through her old letters and photographs for names and dates. Nonna was still strict and sometimes quiet and distant, but she at least seemed…

Linda’s Family Tree: Chapter 3

  Chapter 3         The first week of school passed quickly, and Linda found herself wishing that each school day would go slower. The evenings Linda passed with Nonna were becoming less and less bearable as Nonna became grouchier and more impossible to please. After thirty painful minutes of voice lesson, Nonna would retreat to…

Linda’s Family Tree: Chapter 2

Chapter 2         Linda woke the next morning to the miserable sound of mewing coming from the garage. Mom had agreed that Mittens could stay there until they could come up with a better idea. Mom had to work and Joey had a paper route, so Linda was under strict instructions to help Nonna get…

Linda’s Family Tree: Chapter 1

When I “created” my dolls Linda and Susan to be friends with Molly and Emily, I knew it was important to me that they have  “meet” story to go along with them like all of the other best friend characters made by AG. I have finished writing Linda’s and am excited to share it with my readers!…

Happy Birthday Molly!

Today is Molly’s birthday! I love the book Happy Birthday Molly, mainly because it is the only one of her central series that features Emily. Emily gives Molly a bit of the reality check she needs, which makes for a good story. Have fun celebrating today, all of you Molly and Emily fans!

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. 🙂 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…