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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Getting Ready for the Fair

Last December Julee and I did a craft fair in Big Lake (just outside Sedro Woolley, WA) - we had so much fun and sold our crafts.  We want to do it again this coming December (just about 330 days from now), and I wanted to do something different.  So I decided on American Girl Doll accessories.  I have two dolls, Madame Alexander dolls - similar to AG.  They are the  models for the accessories I am making for the craft fair.

I started with hats.  My next thought is to make larger hats to match the doll hats, for the little girls who own the dolls - we'll see how that works out - but for now- let me present Poppy Sunshine and Abigail Clarissa Wellington-Jones.  You've met them before - HERE - and if  not, please visit, they love company. Now on to our fashion show - ready ladies?

First we have Poppy Sunshine - in a  slouchy beret - in a fashionable purple

Miss Abigail likes the purple, she feels it compliments her blond curls

In the same style - but worn differently,and in soft pink - the slouchy beret can become a lovely toque

Poppy in the same pink hat.

And now for some seasonal accessories.
A jack-o-lantern basket and a pumpkin hat, ready for trick-or-treat

Warm and cozy for October evenings

A pumpkin hat is always the right choice

The ladies will be modeling these and other fashions at the Craft Fair - be sure and drop by if you are in the area - lots of fun and food and local crafts.  Date to be announced soon


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

JoAnn you have so many talents...writing, piecing, quilting, crochet, photography, thrifting, regular sewing / extreme sewing ( meaning stuff I can't do EVER, lol ) and, preserving, baking...EVERYTHING!

you are just the most amazing lady :)

Lorrie said...

You are really planning ahead! Wow, I'm impressed. The hats are lovely, too.

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh no! My dolls were looking over my shoulder and now they want me to finish up some knit wear I began last spring!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The hats are adorable and the dolls model them very well!

Powell River Books said...

Cute ideas. When we moved north from Los Angeles, we had to downsize. My mom had saved lots of my old dolls, including a Madame Alexander. I hated to give them to Goodwill, so I found a doll shop in a nearby town. They restore old dolls and resell them. At least I hoped by doing that they would get to new homes to be appreciated. - Margy

joy said...

My goodness, JoAnn, how organised are you? And dont those girls look great modelling their hats! I think matching hats for their owners would be a grand idea.
Joy x x

The Weaver of Grass said...

JoAnn, these are lovely. One of the nicest things about making doll's clothes is that they are quick to knit. Also if you knit the same style over and over again then you hardly have to look at the pattern. I am sure you will have a large stock and they will sell like hot cakes.

Kay said...

What a perfect craft idea! These are just adorable! Matching sweaters or cape/ponchos? Good for you to plan ahead! You're headed for great success!

Fundy Blue said...

Very cute hats ~ loved the Halloween accessories! Good luck with your venture!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my goodness, JoAnn, these are just darling! The hats and the sweet little accessories are beyond cute! I know you will sell out on these - and your sweet little models are perfect to show them off. Can't wait to see more! xo Karen

Candy S said...

Really cute hats, love the colors. The doll's are gorgeous too.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are multi-talented, my friend! Such cute things for girls young and older... I refuse to say old. LOL



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Halloween accessories sure are cute! Your dolls have the prettiest faces...oh my! I love them so much! Hugs, your dollie buddy!