Thursday, July 15, 2010

Are you near Chattahoochee (GA)?

There is a chance to meet Lanie Holland and have some fun with butterflies at the Chattahoochee Nature Center this weekend!:

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18

Times: Saturday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center at 9135 Willeo Rd.; Roswell, GA. 30075

Cost: $8 per person for CNC members and $10 per person for non-members. Children 2 and under are free.

Parking: Parking is available in the CNC parking lot until full. Additional parking will be available at the St. Francis School on Willeo Road just south of Hwy 120 or at the Mills on Roswell Road just east of the square at Hwy 120. A free shuttle bus service will be provided for your convenience.

You can read more details of the event here.

If you do go, please check back in here and let us know how it was!

Love and Blessings!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Having a Party?

Try this CUTE favor idea from Homemade Mamas:

Flower Pen

Me thinks I need to make a Michael's run.  Or better yet I'll check and see what I have around the house!  How about you?  Is this something you will try?

Lightbulb!!!  You know they make those mini pens now too.  Your dolly can have her own flower pen!!  I'll share what me and my daughter come up with!

Love and blessings!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How to Rewig a Doll - Glue Dots Review

Yesterday I wrote about redressing your dolls.  It gives them a fresh new look and to be honest, give us doll collector's some quality play time. But redressing your dolls is not the only thing that you can do to bring out your doll's "personality!"

When I first started collecting My Twinn dolls, I wasn't always satisfied with the way they arrived.  I didn't always like the hair or the outfit.  The outfit part was easy to fix, I just bought a new one.  At the time, I didn't realize I could do something about the hair too!

I joined a Yahoo group dedicated to the My Twinn dolls and they taught me all the things I could do to change the doll to my satisfaction.  One of the things was rewigging the doll.  I was horrified at the thought of scalping removing the wig on one of my babies!  But curiosity won out and once I realized how simple it was, I was hooked.  I went to sites such as Audrey's Doll gallery to purchase doll sized wigs and so it began.

I'm going to walk you through the steps that I take to change a wig.  I'm participating in a contest over at Twitter Moms (, so I thought this would be a GREAT use of the Glue Dots, and it was!  You can visit Glue Dots on Facebook.

1.  Meet Caitie, she's a My Twinn doll and she was in need of a makeover.  She was in a dusty area of my home and she needed a new wig.

The first thing I did was remove Caitie's old wig.  Now this was easy because he wig was not glued on.  Her previous dolly mommy had used double sided tape to attach her wig.

2.  Double sided tape is VERY sticky and very hard to remove.  I used a product called OOPS to remove the double sided tape and residue.  Any leftover glue, I scraped off with a butter knife.  Then I washed her head with soap and water (be careful not to get cloth bodies wet!) and dried it with a paper towel.   I was left with a fairly clean head:

3. Next we tried on a few wigs to see which one we liked best:

We could go curly

Wavy with bangs

or maybe straight with bangs

Decisions Decisions Decisions!!

4. We decided on the wavy with bangs, so I brushed it out until I was satisfied, then turned it inside out.  The reason for this is to keep the hair from getting stuck to the glue.  

5.  Next I covered the doll heat with Glue Dots.  In the past I used tacky glue which was VERY messy!  I love the Glue Dots because they are easy to apply and cover the whole surface:

6.  Once I had her head covered with the glue dots, I SLOWLY rolled the wig on.  I gave it a few minutes to "set" then I brushed and styled it:

Doesn't she look lovely?

I hope these instructions were useful to you and if you do decide to rewig your dolls, send me a picture!

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Glue Dots blogging contest to be eligible to receive a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” 

Love and blessings!

Are you in Upstate NY?

If you are, I'm SO jealous!  This sounds like a wonderful day of events for you and your American Girl. 

SPAC American Girl Event

If you do check it out, please come back and let me know how it is!

Love and Blessings!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dressing your Dolls

Hello everyone,

Once again sorry to have been gone so LONG!!  Summer keeps me hopping as my kids are involved in many activities!

If you are a doll collector, you know that one of the most fun things to do is to redress your dolls.  My dolls never stay in their original outfits for too long once they arrive at my home!  It's fun to see who can wear each others clothes, sort of like BFF's (Best Friends Forever) swapping clothes at a sleepover. 

My friend Debbie Garrett, author of the Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls and Black Dolls: A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion is well aware of the excitement of redressing a doll and she has been playing again!  She was kind enough to share a picture of her Bonnie Lou (by Terri Lee Dolls) dressed in Emily Rose @ Home's Floral Comfort (scroll down)!  She looks adorable!! 

Debbie also shared some EXCITING information!  Terri Lee is coming out with a new collection of dolls!  You can read all about it on her blog Black Doll Collecting.  Go check it out and I dare you to tell me those dolls are not absolutely ADORABLE!! 

Looks like this Dolly Mommy will be going shopping again VERY SOON! 

Love and Blessings!