As many of you know, it takes a lot of time and energy to keep cranking out DIY tutorials and blog posts when you have a more than full-time job and responsibilities. As much as it makes me happy to craft and share, it is not where I need to be focused right now. Bruni & I are going to take an unofficial break from regular postings and tutorials for some or all of the Summer. It’s a shame since the blog is really starting to take off, but we are all faced with tough decisions on a regular basis. Many are busy with kids during the Summer, so you may not have time to craft anyway, so it will be a good time for me to limit my posts and not commit every week to a new feature.
Designer shoes for everyone! Eva, Rooney, Simone, Bruni, Estelle, and Kensee
We have been working on customizing a lot of different accessories, this time it’s all about creating our very own designer doll shoe dupes! There are a lot of styles that have come out recently and in the past that can be customized to add some luxe style to your doll fashions. Read on for some fun ideas!
Eva & Simone modeling their chic custom accessories.
Mattel has really pulled through with on trend accessories, but many times the colors are still a little off for the true Fashionista! Personally I like items to look as real as possible and bright colors aren’t always what I go to first. This is where customizing comes into play. There are so many ways to give these plastic accessories a more realistic look to complement your favorite outfits. In this post, I will be focusing on just adding touches of paint to go from bright to right!
Bruni with her festive bunch of DIY balloons.
The girls are putting on a Valentine’s Day pageant! I thought it would be fun to put together a whimsical theater type set of a park in Paris. I was inspired to put together crafts that were made with Dollar Tree items only for this holiday. I hope you enjoy this idea look book and a few easy DIY’s!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, your guys might be looking for the perfect item to give their ladies. Why not make a custom OOAK charm bracelet for your girls? Most pre-made, store bought doll charm bracelets are a fortune or come with fancy sets, but they can be made with a little patience and some items you might even have laying around your house.
Since Bruni is so obviously a classic cardigan girl, not to mention a sweater set girl, lol, I had to figure out how to make a cute, affordable cardigan. There are a lot of sock doll fashion ideas out there and that is because it’s a fantastic way to get knitwear into your dolls wardrobe without spending a fortune or knitting yourself silly! Read on to see how we created ours…
I haven’t showcased a lot of home made doll fashions on our Instagram feed, but I definitely plan to share more. I also do not claim to be an expert, but I have been sewing for over 30 years.
One of our Dolly Resolutions is definitely to sew more clothes this year. Sewing and my love of fashion all started with my Barbie’s when I was a little girl. I can still remember sitting next to my mom when she made a little skirt for my first Malibu Beach Barbie. It was one of those skirts made out of pre-gathered eyelet trim finished with a small snap (wasn’t that everyone’s first skirt?). Being an ambitious youngster, I thought I could do a lot better! I can still remember this little black suit I made with a rhinestone accent at the waist, oh how I wish I had a photo of that outfit!