Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Night Before Christmas for a Hearts for Hearts Girls doll

Sewing Idea from Erica: make a cozy robe by adapting our hoodie patterns!
It's the Night Before Christmas and this cute Hearts for Hearts Girls doll has been dressed in a beautiful robe made just like her Mommy's. Erica Neumann. made the robe for her daughter's doll from the BeachBabyDoll's Hoodie Pattern for 13 -14 inch dolls. She adapted it by lengthening and adding a tie! Great idea! She also made 2 sets of pajamas and pajama pants from the tee shirt and pants patterns from She made them all by hand and quickly. Good job, Erica. Her creation will be posted on the Your Creations Page from BeachBabyDoll.
I was just thinking what a blessing Erica's gift to her daughter is: The Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls donate some of their proceeds to World Vision to help children all over the world. BeachBabyDoll donates to Harbor Baptist Church's children's camp fund and to Mrs. Meehan's school supplies, and much of BeachBabyDoll's supplies come from Christian thrift stores who help so many homeless and poor families and children. So before her daughter even receives the doll clothes, they are giving to others. Best of all, when Erica's daughter receives her gifts, she will always, forever remember that her Mom made them for her and cherish that Christmas. Who knows, she might even want to make doll clothes for her own daughter some day! So the gift goes on.
Besides being a great mother, Erica Neumann is a professional artist. I discovered her web site when she ordered from BeachBabyDoll. You can check out her amazing work on-line at Neumann Gallery and Studio.
I love the big red bear! Her paintings bring great memories back to me of Calgary where I once lived for 6 years. Beautiful expressions of God's creation!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wonderful words from the Angel Gabriel

Great words to Mary from the angel Gabriel whom God sent to Mary :
(From Luke 1, a Book of the Holy Bible)
  31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” 

 And later he reminds Mary:

 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

Which of God's promises in the Bible are special to you? His word never fails! 

All of us can be in His Kingdom that will never end! Here's His greatest promise (the best Christmas Present Ever) as written by His friend John in the book of John chapter 3 verses 16 and 17.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Story of Christmas from the Bible

The story is found in God's Holy Word, the Bible at;%201-19&version=NIV

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

What does it mean for you today?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Celebrating Christ with Your Sewing Skills

          Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Gwen made this nativity with her dolls wearing costumes made from BeachBabyDoll's  Everything Costume to fit American Girl.
She shared this for our new Your Creations page! Click on it above to see what she said about her experience! Thanks, Gwen! What a wonderful scene for our celebration of the birth of our Lord! I think people of all ages show what is in their hearts by what they make with their hands.  Beautiful.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Scrubs Pattern to fit BFC Ink Large dolls

Quick to sew by machine or hand. Someone would love this scrubs outfit for her doll  for Christmas, especially since you made it! Not too late to do it! Instructions for stethoscope included. Pattern is e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.See it here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Share your creations for Christmas!

Did you use a pattern from to make something really special? I would so love to see a picture! Other seamstresses would enjoy viewing it too. Beginner? No problem! Let us help you bask in your accomplishment! Advanced? Maybe we can learn from you!

Announcing: the new "Your Creations" page. Here's how it works:  If you make a doll outfit or item with one of BeachBabyDoll's patterns and you want to share; just send me an e-mail (address found here) At least part of the outfit must have been made with a pattern. In this way, I hope people will be inspired to use the patterns in an endless array of creativity. Do you sell doll clothes that you make? I'll be happy to give a link back to your shop, site, or brick and mortar store. Cheri has started us off. Visit the Your Creations page  to see her fabulous Christmas pajamas!

What's New?
 The newest pattern in our collection is a scrubs top to fit BFC Ink dolls.Yes, You can make it before Christmas! It features a lined top and a great divided pocket that really works. There's also instructions for the easy-to-make stethoscope. Find it on BeachBabyDoll's pattern page for BFC Ink. It makes up fast. There's plenty of time to make it before Christmas. Surprise someone with a doctor, nurse or vet in the family! Pair the top with the simple pants pattern. The two are now sold in a Scrubs bundle for your convenience.