We all have our crafty obsessions, right?
Mine tend to have “seasons.”
Little Princess Girl has recently decided to spend a lot of time with her 18″ doll. It’s not an American Girl doll, nor is it a knock off of the famous 18″ doll. Instead, it is a retired Best Friends Club doll (BFC,Inc. doll). Her name is Addison, and finding things exactly meant for a retired doll is near impossible. This doll is not as wide nas the more popular 18″ dolls. But Addison is her doll, and she adores her. Most accessories for regular 18″ dolls could work, but this is me we are talking about. Because she is narrower than most dolls, shoes are an accessory that would not work for her.
I decided to get on Pinterest, and WOW! There are so many fun and creative accessories you can make for these dolls for almost pennies on the dollar. Of course I had to start a board just to keep track of it all! 86 pins later, and I know what we are doing this summer!
I had to try a pair of shoes. I am excited to say that I did successfully make Addison a pair of shoes…out of craft foam, hot glue, ribbon and a few beads for decoration. You could say that when I put them on her feet, I was giddy. Even Little Princess Girl remarked, “Wow, Mom, it looks like you didn’t even make these!” I took that compliment as complete approval.
Are they perfect? No. Not by any means. But Little Princess Girl adores them. And that is all that matters.
Stick around for the fun! I hope to post quite a bit about this. Have you ever made anything for dolls? What would you like to see made? Be sure to take a look at my Pinterest board – there are so many great ideas!
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