Saturday, March 26, 2011

Contest Winner is.........

Ta Da a a! Susan of "American Girl and God" is the winner of beachbabydoll's personalized T shirt contest! Her name was drawn randomly from a hat as described in a previous post!   Check your private message! This is the shirt you said you liked at one time so you can have it or a personalized cap sleeve shirt in the colors that I e-mailed you. Congratulations, Susan!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New dress for Easter!

Nicole likes her new pink Easter Dress. Today she's organizing an egg hunt, but she's saving Easter Sunday for her very special time at church with Jesus for worship.  It's beautiful weather now in Florida. She has to think of some special places to hide Easter Eggs. Her brother Ryan always finds them too fast. Any ideas?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Contest winner has been chosen!

Each entry was given a number on a folded piece of paper and placed in a hat. [Some contestants had more than one number as they posted more than one comment on the post of Feb 22.] Then one of the numbers was drawn by my husband and, Voila! a winner! The winner has been notified by private message and has until March 25 to replyIf she doesn't reply by then, a new winner will be chosen from the remaining entries. Congratulations to our winner!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I love my large Best Friends Club, Ink doll

I got a gift of a new Best Friends Club large doll.  She's Yuko. Such a beautifully sculpted doll!  She's Asian, I would think, Japanese by her name.  Made by MGA entertainment, she's quite a bit skinnier that American Girl or even some of the other hard plastic or vinyl dolls. I have started sewing for her and put one outfit so far in my etsy shop.  She came with all the clothes and accessories you see in these first two pictures and a little book that can be personalized.
 What I like best is that she can do a million poses. She even stands well on her little legs! Here are some of the poses.
She's actually standing alone in this position!

Practicing her dancing, she has to hold to chair

Look how nice she sits and can position her hands so many ways!
  She's definitely a doll for older girls. I can see her and her BFC friends making awesome stop-animation videos as she can move so many joints. Maybe there are some on already.
Since I want to give a complete review, there are a couple of things that could be improved. Her hair is pretty dry. I plan to Downy Dunk it. Her clothes, while cute and trendy, are not made so very well.  The leggings actually slip down in the back--but no worries she has painted-on white panties! The jacket was a real struggle to get on but looks great on her.  Sewing for her is not as bad as for Barbie but not as easy as for AG.
Her best attribute is her sweet face.  Seeing her reminds me to pray for our Japanese sisters and brothers during these days of disaster. She also recalls to my mind my wonderful roommate at the University of Hawaii, DeEtte.

Last day of Contest. Please Enter

This is the last day to participate in BeachBabyDoll's give-away of a fitted personalized T shirt for your doll! Go for it! See post of Feb. 22!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Give-away Ends Saturday Mar 19!

Win a personalized T shirt to fit your American Girl Doll, Karito Kid doll or Best Friends Club Doll! Don't let the contest get away! Check out my posting for Feb 22.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Free sewing pattern and guidebook for swim suit to fit American Girl Dolls

Download my free original sewing pattern and detailed guidebook for this cute and easy tank suit from 
It's a versatile pattern which you can embellish many ways or change the look with different knit prints. If you make a suit with the pattern, let us see it, give us a link to a photo or you may e-mail the photo to me and I will post it. Get those girls ready for Spring Break! Comments welcome!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Give-aways! Post 'em here

I've running a give-away contest to win a personalized AG fitted T from the Liberty Jane pattern. It ends March 19. To enter: Click here

Hannah is runnig a give-away contest. The winner gets an adorable purse. Contest ends March 10 so enter NOW and enter here

Anyone else have a give-away going on now? Please leave a comment. I will post it if it abides by the rules of this blog.