Friday, September 27, 2013

Sewing for Hearts for Hearts Girls Dolls: Creativity time!

How creative can you be with a simple pattern? Look what Mrs. Kathy Webster-Link made from Beach Baby Doll's simple patterns to fit the Hearts for Hearts Girls Dolls and other 13-14  inch girl dolls. I love the eyelet nightie with her creative use of eyelet material and ribbon embellishement. It looks like she lined it too by putting in an underskirt made from the bodice piece just cut a little smaller. Simple to do and so beautiful. Kathy says she enjoys making these outfits for 6 blessed little girls in her life!

 Above is a bunny print flannel gown made with the same pattern.
This time Kathy made a cute sort of leg of muffin sleeve treatment by inserting elastic in the sleeve at the short sleeve line. This makes the upper portion of the sleeve puff up a bit. Love it!  She also put some elastic at the waist.  This gown hardly looks like the same pattern as the eyelet one, but it is.

Time for Fall! Kathy's  doll looks so happy to be back in school in this denim jumper and three quarter length sleeve T . I like the way she frayed the edges of the kangaroo pocket and adapted the sleeve length for the season just adding on a couple of inches. Here's the jumper and tee pattern  she used. 

You can see more of Kathy's adorable colorful outfits on our Your Creations Page.  Grandmas make memories! Wouldn't you like to show us some of your creations with our patterns? I would love to see them.

Besides sewing and being a busy grandmother, Kathy works for a great organization called Dispensary of Hope. They help people to obtain free medication. 


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

BeachBabyDoll loves Doll Diaries new American Doll Room give-away contest!

Hey all, I joined the Doll Diaries and American Doll Room give-away contest so I could win a doll room. You're supposed to describe the room you want and how you will use it. Well, there's a million possibilities! I commented on a different room than this, but then I was thinking that boys would really like the barn or cabin room for their  horses or action figures" hideouts. I don't know why I didn't think of that first now that I have a grandson! The fun's not limited to girls! The rooms are so cute and so many possibilities for imaginative play for boys, girls, moms, dads and grandparents. They fold up too which is great because most people don't have a lot of space! See the room sets at American Doll Room  Then join the contest at Doll Diaries.  Hope I win! How about you?
(PS: Nobody's paying me to post this! I have no connection with Doll Diaries or American Doll Room. They're both really creative.)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Grandparents Day coupon

Beach Baby Doll newsletter subscribers get a special coupon today for use today only. They also received a free pattern when they subscribed. You can too.