Monday, March 19, 2018

Secret Snarker Gift 2018

I got my Secret Snarker gift from the American Girl Collectors Swap from Thyme.
My gift came all the way from the United Kingdom!
I am so excited and I love everything. I have LOTS of pictures.
Side note: I tried really hard to get the best pictures I could, but I have room to improve. It's just so dark this time of year.

Here are Anne, Kanani and Melody waiting impatiently to open the box


Here is the box itself! everything is so nicely packaged and each package is labelled with a doll's name! I am ashamed that I did not do this in my package for agate13.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Samantha's Bicycle Outfit

I got Samantha's bicycle outfit, so here are a few pictures.

These were the best pictures I could get now. I will take some outside when it is nice.


I actually like her other bicycle outfit more. The embroidery and style of the top reminds me of some of Julie's 1970s clothes, specifically the Peasant Top Outfit.


Still, this is bright and cheerful and it was on sale. It made me smile and hope for spring.


Her spats are my least favorite part. They look cheaply made and fake.

I enjoyed having a new outfit for Samantha, though!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Patio Furniture

I am so excited with my new doll patio furniture set!


I have had the table for a couple of years. I got it at Hobby Lobby. It is collapsible and lies flat for storage, which is awesome.

I went to look at the doll stuff at a Wal-Mart in the nearest large town to me, because a friend wants the Wal-Mart exclusive African-American rock climber Barbie.

I did not find the Barbie (no one seems to be able to actually find it in store) but I did find the My Life As Adirondack chairs!

They were $7 each, and a lovely shade of blue that matched the table I already had!
So naturally I had to have them. They had three there, and I bought two. Now I am questioning whether I should have gotten the third as well. They stack for storage, which is great.

The chairs seem very sturdy, and the price is great.


Jess and Saige enjoyed the set up!

Here is a close-up of Saige.


For some reason, I was having more trouble posing Jess than Saige to look natural in the chairs.

I look forward to using this a LOT to get good doll photographs as the weather gets nicer!

Monday, March 12, 2018

MCM 2018 News

Here's what we know about MCM 2018 so far:


MCM will be on July 21 and 22 this year. 

All MCM tickets will be sold online this year.

Tickets will go on sale May 1.

MCM ticket sale link

Today they posted on Facebook, "Take a quick peek behind the scenes in the Benefit Sale warehouse! We're in the process of restructuring and rearranging to accommodate the larger quantity of American Girl inventory that Mattel is donating this year."

I think that with the permapanty debacle and everything, they will have a lot of dolls for sale this year.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Secret Snarker 2018 Part Four

The last part of what I created for agate13 is paper crafting.

I have to give Windstar a big shout out, as none of this would be possible without her fabulous patterns.

You can find some of her paper crafting patterns for free on her blog, Jinjia Mixed Goods.



Other patterns are also found on her etsy, which is also called Jinjia Mixed Goods.

Using her patterns, I made a complete set of all seven Harry Potter books.
They have the original British book covers, which is so interesting.

You can find Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone here.


I also made two issues of the Quibbler, and catalogs for Burgins and Burkes and Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes.



Here is a direct link to the patterns for some of these items.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I made for Secret Snarker this year!

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You can see what I made for Secret Snarker in 2016 and in 2017 in older blog posts.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Secret Snarker 2018 Part Three

I decided to make another skirt for agate13's Kanani.

This is a blue skirt (Ravenclaw colors!) with a Golden Snitch appliqued on it.



I got this idea directly from Pieces by Polly.

I just wanted to make a basic skirt pattern, so I used Simplicity 1244 by the Dollies' Dressmaker.

It appears that this pattern is now retired. I better be careful not to lose any of those tiny pattern pieces!

I appliqued on a Golden Snitch, using a pattern from Pieces by Polly, and adding stitching to look like the Snitch's flight pattern.

The result looks a bit like a 1950s Poodle Skirt.



What I had in mind was a skirt that Kanani could wear to a Quidditch match to show support for her team.

Anyway, it's definitely a unique addition to Kanani's wardrobe!

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You can see what I made for Secret Snarker in 2016 and in 2017 in older blog posts.

Secret Snarker Gift 2018

I got my Secret Snarker gift from the American Girl Collectors Swap from Thyme. My gift came all the way from the United Kingdom! I am so ...