Behind the Scenes: How I Created a Setting for Josefina

One of my favorite facets of doll collecting and photographing is creating scenes for my dolls, particularly ones that convey a specific location or time in history. Some are definitely easier than others: Molly’s bedroom, for example, is easy to set up because I have her big Pleasant Company Scenes and Settings book as well…

Meet Clara!

Recently my mom made a very special addition to her collection: a custom doll she created to be Clara, Josefina’s sister! She bought a very TLC Josefina on eBay and re-wigged her with a Marie-Grace wig she had removed from another doll during a customization project. I think she looks just like the book illustrations!…

Josefina’s Fancy Dress

Happy birthday (yesterday) to my little sister! Nothing says “I’m entering my twenties” quite like receiving the gift of an American Girl doll! 🙂 My mom actually won a Josefina lot on eBay a few months ago, and since she already has the doll, she decided to save her for my sister’s birthday and keep the…

Thrifty Thursday: Josefina’s Basket

  The basket pictured in front of Sombrita is a super simple, thrifty craft just in time for Josefina’s birthday! My mom made it a few weeks ago upon finding these great packages of braided twine at Wal-Mart. She hot glued it to the inside and outside an empty fruit cup and ta-da! A perfect…