Say "Freeze!" Er... I Mean CHEESE!
During a trip to the Downtown Disney shopping district, Saige posed for a picture with the world's friendliest snowman. (Sorry, Frosty. I'm afraid you've been dethroned.) My son ended up bringing this little cutie home for his souvenir.
The life-sized Olaf kept us entertained as we waited to meet Elsa and Anna at Disneyland.
The Journey Begins
What can make a long wait at the airport a little better? Getting to meet Mickey and Minnie mouse! Saige had plenty of time to pose for a picture due to an unexpected flight change. We're getting in the Disney spirit. California, here we come!
We're Going To DISNEYLAND!
Saige is all decked out in dots for her trip to Disneyland. I made the mouse ear headband by bending a pipe cleaner around two black pompoms. Then I glued on a bow and fastened the ends under her hair. The dress is made from a small piece of felt. Stay tuned to see more of our adventures.
Cute As A... Bottle?
One thing I love about the holidays is that there are so many cute ornaments and decorations perfect for doll play. Today I found this adorable apron and hat set, which is actually a bottle cover to place on a fancy drink for gift giving.
This set was under $2 at my local discount store, and it didn't require many alterations to fit my doll. the neck loop was too small to fit over her head, so I had to snip it. Other than that, the fit is great, and the ribbon ties easily in the back.
The hat is way too small, but it looks adorable on the Mini size dolls. Ivy is wearing a simple dress made out of felt, and Quinn's festive stockings and hat are baby socks! While you are decking the halls this year, you just may find items to deck your dolls as well
Daydream Doll Boutique
Today I went to a local holiday craft boutique, and I was finally able to get a first-hand look at some great doll fashions from Daydream Doll Boutique. I have been eyeing their products online for quite a while, but I didn't want to purchase until a was able to check out the quality for myself.
After seeing their booth at the boutique, I can attest to the great quality, prices, and variety this company offers. They had a ton of cute new winter stuff, plus some adorable Disney-themed outfits and separates. The shoes were especially adorable, from sparkly gold mary-janes to black patent-leather dress shoes with ribbon rosettes. They also had a few different types of ice skates to go with their super-cute ice skating ensembles. One pair was silver and another was white with fur trim. The shoes looked very realistic and high-quality.
Everything Frozen is all the rage right now, and DDB does not disappoint. Their Elsa and Anna dresses are amazing, and I also love the casual outfits inspired by the movie, including a cozy pajama set with fuzzy slippers! Most of their complete outfits are under $20, and there is something for every style and budget. I love all the cute accessories they were selling, like doll-sized ipods and phones (erasers). Daydream Doll Boutique has a neat incentive program on their website which allows you to host an online party and earn free doll clothes. Now that I have seen the quality of their clothes, I think I would love to give this a try.
I loved seeing all the display dolls, which were all from American Girl. I have never really cared for the MAG line of dolls, because I think the character is a huge part of the fun, and I prefer the historicals. Whenever I see pictures of the MAGs, they always look so generic in their identical meet outfits, but these dolls really seemed to come to life, and I was impressed with how different they all looked. There is really some nice ethnic diversity with AG that you can't find in a lot of the cheaper doll lines. The clothes really make a difference too. Daydream Doll Boutique's lower prices allow doll lovers to really create a fun character for their dolls.
If you are in the Utah area, I highly recommend you find these guys at one of the local boutiques. If not, go to their website and check out all the cuteness now!