These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!

Two things I play with almost every day. My Monster hat and Caroline.

Two things I play with almost every day. My Monster hat and Caroline.

Caroline has a 1940's style dress from Mom, but she didn't make the red and white dot sunglasses.

Caroline has a 1940’s style dress from Mom, but she didn’t make the red and white dot sunglasses.

She is wearing an old fashion dress with fuzzy cow print boots. I like this look.

She is wearing an old fashion dress with fuzzy cow print boots. I like this look.

Lenore’s Entry: ¬†Hey!!! Happy New Year!!! I miss the year 2012. ūüė¶ ¬†But it’s time to move on. Now who is ready to have fun with fashion? Caroline has boots that are made out of fuzzy cow print. My mom sewed them, and gave me them for Christmas. I have other clothes for her. When I got her, I saw her in the same dress that I¬†have in my closet. It is pink and black skulls. Maybe¬†¬†today i will get a¬†horse¬†for her!

I am taking a gift card to Target so I can get¬†Caroline’s¬†horse. My Ant Molly and Uncle Todd gave it to me. I am going to buy a horse that is white. I like the pretty white ones. I might bring Caroline so then she can pick out the horse.

My monster hat is black, white, red and blue. The eye is a button. On my birthday I got this hat from my friend “A”. I love this hat! I wear it all the time. Thanks “A” !

Happy New Year Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mom’s Notes:¬†I am going to attempt to make a replica of this monster hat. I’m thinking some black yarn, buttons, felt and a new gray knit sock will get the job done. ¬†Lenore and I will sew some jeans and T-shirts today, and then I am on to this dress here.¬†This is one of the cutest dresses patterns I have seen in some time. As always, thanks for stopping by to read Lenore’s adventures.

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My New Doll And Her Super Fun Bed!

I just adore my new doll. Her name is Caroline, and she is an AG Doll.

I just adore my new doll. Her name is Caroline, and she is an AG Doll.

Daddy and I made a bed for Caroline on Christmas Day. Mom and Dad got me wood and bed plans.

Daddy and I made a bed for Caroline on Christmas Day. Mom and Dad got me wood and bed plans.

This is the new bed! Its' a farm house bed. Mom made a bedspread, pillows, sheets and a mattress. My favorite pillow is the skull.

This is the new bed! Its’ a farm-house bed. Mom made a bedspread, pillows, sheets and a mattress. My favorite pillow is the skull.

Thanks Santa!

I take her everywhere.

Seriously...Thanks to Daddy, Mom, and Santa! I'm crazy about her.

Seriously…Thanks to Daddy, Mom, and Santa! I’m crazy about her.

Lenore’s Entry: Hey !!!!! I¬†got some awesome things for ¬†Christmas. I got this American Girl Doll for Christmas. Her name is Caroline and she is the newest doll. We have¬†matching¬†¬†dresses. One of them is pink and skull print. The other one is the one that I am wearing in the picture. My dad helped me build the bed. It was very fun doing it together. Dad did most of the bed. I sanded the wood a lot.

My mom painted the bed with me. We made the screws invisible with wood filler. Then we sanded some of it of when it dried. It took two coats of  creamy white paint to cover the bed.

The mattress is white and my mom made the mattress , the pillows , quilt, and skull pillow. It took a very long time to sew them. We used card¬†board to make it¬†stable. Tomorrow we will make blue jeans and T-shirts. I know it will be fun because it sounds fun. ūüôā

Caroline came with a book and ¬†I am reading it. Isn’t she pretty? I think she is .

Well, I hope you had a Merry¬†Christmas. Bye ūüôā

Mom’s Notes:¬†We found the plans to the bed here. The chenille beadspread is scrap fabric. It’s a Morgan Jones Rosebud chenille piece. I tried to go for the shabby-chic cottage look, but Lenore wanted more skulls and goth. This was our compromise. She does like the rosebuds, which is a relief because that’s the only piece large enough for the bed. Hope you enjoy the bed plans.¬†

Moms Notes: American Girl Clothing 2012

One of Lenore’s favorite outfits.

Lenore’s favorite black boots with buckles.

“Caroline” the newest historical AG doll. Sporting a more modern look.

Not an exact replica of the Jack Skellington hat, but close enough.

That ruffle was a total pain.

Mom’s Notes: This year, Lenore has asked for an American Girl doll for Christmas. I think the dolls are well made, but still a little pricey for us. Nevertheless, we decided to get her the doll she fell in love. ¬†However, you better believe we are taking our address off of the AG mailing list for the future.

Lenore wants “Caroline” from Santa this year. Caroline is the newest doll featured in their historical line. She’s a gorgeous doll, and her clothing is exquisite, and well made. I couldn’t complain once I saw how gorgeous she is. Lenore is going to love her.

But…it’s not exactly just the doll that little girls love. It’s the clothing. Of course it is. I love the clothing too.

Luckily, Lenore isn’t really into the styles featured in the AG catalog. She likes some of it, sure. But many of the outfits got a resounding “Meh”. ¬†(Thank goodness, because we really cannot afford the official AG clothing to¬†accommodate¬†the doll this year.) Instead, I decided to replicate 5 of her favorite outfits to the best of my ability. The first one is listed above.

I love this fabric! It’s from the Skelanimal collection and was on sale at the fabric store. I made¬†Lenore’s¬†dress for a grand total of $4.50 (this includes the elastic and thread). There was enough fabric leftover to make the doll dress, so I lucked out. The hat is not an exact replica, but I just used the top of a new black sock, and some white crafting felt to make “Jack”. The boots were the most tricky. I found them online for $6.00.

We found bed construction plans too. It’s here. This is the cutest bed. Her father and I purchased the lumber, and we are going to wrap the lumber and plans for under the tree. She is really into building and working with wood these days, so this is going to be a fantastic “father/daughter” project the day after Christmas.

So that’s how I have been spending the majority of my free time these days. I hope to post more of the outfits, but that will most likely be after Christmas, and Lenore will be blogging about them herself. These days she is swamped with school, swimming, and guitar practice.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone.