Mini Caroline is practicing to perform the U.S. National Anthem at Camp Doll Diaries this week. The Star Spangled Banner has special meaning to her since it was written in her time period, during the War of 1812.She is holding a mini flag cupcake pick and posing next to an early-model flag, which came from a Betsy Ross dress-up set.The stage was really easy to make. I just used a wooden box from an old puzzle. I turned it upside down and stapled some fancy ribbon around the sides. Then I attached two thin dowels and ran a piece of ribbon across the top, tying the ribbon to the dowels and letting the ends hang down. For the final touch, I stuck on some foam star stickers, which I got on clearance at Rite Aid last year.
Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen the Lego Movie (seriously? WHY NOT?!) this might give away something. Consider yourself warned. This quote from the end of the movie totally sums up my attitude about my dolls when my kids try to play with them.
The Man Upstairs: You know the rules, this isn't a toy!
Finn: Um... it kind of is.
The Man Upstairs: No, actually it's a highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system.
Finn: But we bought it at the toy store.
The Man Upstairs: We did, but the way I'm using it makes it an adult thing.
Finn: The box for this one said "Ages 8 to 14"!
The Man Upstairs: That's a suggestion. They have to put that on there.
My son just earned the Lego Creator treehouse and finished building it yesterday. Just for fun, I took a pic with some mini paper dolls of Kit and Ruthie that came from McDonald's a few years ago. Maybe not too authentic, but I thought it was cute.
The other day I was playing around with a couple of bandannas and discovered these fun patriotic looks for Independence Day. Grab a couple of brightly colored bandannas or handkerchiefs and try it for yourself!
Sleeveless Dress and Shawl
Easy Skirt and Top
Photo Details: Golden shoes are from Springfield Collection. Mini flag is from Dollar Tree. Headband is home-made with fabric scraps and a hair elastic. Bandannas were purchased from Walmart.
I love my new mini Ivy, but I just couldn't bear to leave her in that ugly meet outfit. If you happen to love Ivy's fashion style, I apologize for any offense, but for me it brings back memories of pictures from my youth in the hideous outfits that are family reunion slideshow gold.
I made this simple dress from a great piece of clearance felt from Joann's (ten cents!). I used some striped ribbon for embellishment, which can be worn in different ways for a variety of looks. What do you think?
Charlotte was so excited that her new mini doll Ivy arrived yesterday. Don't you think they look alike?
At the sale price of ten dollars, these mini dolls are a wonderful deal. Ivy is so beautiful and very nice for a young girl, with her straight hair and no tiny accessories to lose. Her boots also stay on better than some of the other tiny shoes.
Her hair is so shiny and smooth and her little face is so sweet. I love her boots and yellow underpants, and the green slacks are growing on me. But I just can't get over that ugly shirt. No worries. I will make her some new clothes right away!