My granny was an avid collector of porcelain dolls of all sizes before she passed away. My mother's sister recently sent my mom a box of some of the dolls, so she took some pictures for me. I hope to see the dolls in person and take more pictures soon. I remember admiring them from behind glass when I went to visit my grandmother.
My aunt was a smoker, so many of these dolls have a bad cigarette odor in their hair and clothes. If anyone has any good ideas for removing the smell, we would sure appreciate it.
At my local Tuesday Morning store, I was able to find these cute Paw-Parazzi mini clothing sets for under $3. They are made to fit the mini pets, which are also available at Tuesday Morning. Each set comes with an outfit, a hat, a mini purse or bag, and a larger bag to fit everything in. The Mini bag is perfect for the AG minis, and the big bag works great for 18 inch dolls. I purchased the beach set and the ballet set, and this review is for the beach set.
The items all fit really well for the six inch mini dolls. There is a little blue towel with the set, but it's a little small for a beach towel. I love the matching stripes on the hat and swimsuit. The only problem with the swimming suit is that there is a little hole in the back for the pet's tail to fit through. It is not very noticeable, but you can easily stitch it closed to make your girls feel more comfortable. I also really love the clear beach bag, thought the dark blue doesn't seem to match too well. Everything but the hat fits inside it well. I thought the straw hat went really great with this 60's style dress I made for mini Ivy. Overall, this is a really cute and fun set for an awesome price. I was really happy to find these sets because it's tough to find cute clothes for the minis. Paw-parazzi clothing and pets can be found at some discount stores or online. Check them out!
Hope you are all having a safe and happy 4th of July. The dolls wanted to pose for a group shot in their patriotic attire.
Happy Independence Day!
The mini dolls were excited to join in the Mini Miss Liberty Pageant this year. The winners get to ride on a special float in the parade.
Their outfits show several different ways to create inexpensive clothes for your minis. Here's how I made each one:
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.
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!
Look who's here! My American Girl mini dolls just arrived in the mail the other day, and I am so excited! After getting mini Felicity and her book set from Sam's Club shortly before Christmas, I decided I needed more mini dolls. Luckily these three (Marie Grace, Cecile, and Caroline) were on sale for half price! They are still available from the AG website here for 12$ each. There are several other historical character dolls available for 24$, but Molly is sold out. Barnes and Noble is another great source of the mini dolls, and they are a couple dollars cheaper, too. They also have the GOTY minis for Saige and Isabelle.
Apparently, AG is releasing new editions of the mini dolls later this year to coincide with the new meet outfits for the Be Forever line. No one is exactly sure which dolls might disappear (friend dolls Ivy and Ruthie?, NOLA girls Marie-Grace and Cecile?) So this is good chance to snag these dolls. The mini dolls are a great inexpensive alternative to the pricier full-sized dolls and a wonderful way to immerse children in American History. Plus, they are just so stinkin' CUTE! I just love the details, right down to the signature AG toothy grin. Here are some pictures of my newest cuties, along with Mini Felicity. Stay tuned for more ideas for creating fabulous mini-worlds for your dolls.