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Topic: Doll bed, bedding, new pj's and two new outfits in one weekend!  (Read 2157 times)
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« on: August 26, 2012 01:34:52 PM »


My daughter just got her first AG doll for her birthday. So of course she "needed" a bed, clothing and EVERY thing else that this momma can't afford. I barely saved and skimped enough to buy the doll !

So here's what I came up with on my own. The doll bed itself was a very old and broken doll crib that I cut up, glued, screwed and nailed back together and painted. The actual bedding was actually a crib set... bumper made a great mattress, while the sheets and crib skirt was just sized down for the doll bed. The blanket was the matching curtains from the old nursery. Pillows from the leftovers! I was so tired afterwards and it actually looked soooo comfy I needed a nap! lol! BUT, no... my little one needed some pj's for her dolly... so I took a pair of old leggings of hers and made some. THAT was my Friday...

Saturday, well, she again "needed" clothes. So back to my daughters stash of no longer wanted or worn clothing pile for material. I love how the little dress turned out. And an old pair of jeans too small and some ribbon made a cute little capri's and strap top for her new doll.

Sunday, I'm resting. Until the girl child "needs" something else.....
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012 07:46:27 PM »

GREAT JOB!!! I love the skully dress!! for sure make me one LOL.. the bed is great and this little girl should be all to happy to have these items for sure!!


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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012 08:17:30 PM »

great job mamma!! everything looks really great  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012 09:44:11 PM »

Well done you. That bed and those clothes look much better than anything you could buy.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012 12:55:42 AM »

I love them!  The bed is DELIGHTFUL!  I had to save up for a whole year to buy my own AG doll when I was little.  Your stuff really is better than what you can buy!

« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012 09:21:01 AM »

Thanks everyone. I'm really happy with the results. Most important is that my daughter (Evelyn)is really happy with it. I've since made other clothing as well for her and love doing it! AG stuff is just too expensive. And with Evelyn's old clothing as a resource I don't have to spend anything. Which is really fantastic!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012 05:36:09 PM »

Absolutely adorable! GREAT job! I love it ALL!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012 12:59:55 PM »

You did a wondeful job on that bed!! The clothes look great too!! Any girl would be happy with all these Doll accessories!! Awesome Job!!

Will do personal swaps!! I make Art Dolls/Junker Jane Dolls/Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls/also TM Patches
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