Mini Find! Aztec Jansport Backpack

Mini Jansport Backpacks! AGH! I love Jansport backpacks. The quality and variety of prints just can’t be matched by any other brand that I have found. So when I found this mini size perfect for my 18 inch friends, I had to buy it. I found this particular one at a Staples store for $8.

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I am not sure what it is really for. Maybe it is supposed to be looped around your belt? Or strapped to your backpack strap? It doesn’t have key chain hardware or anything. I’m not really sure what it is. But it is the perfect size and the elastic straps make it fit my American Girl dolls perfectly.

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The print is adorable. I call it an Aztec print because that is what it kind of reminds me of. It is very much a print that I would pick for a backpack I would carry.

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The picture below shows the elastic straps. They do stretch enough to put on both shoulders of an American Girl doll at the same time!

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According to the Staples employee I talked to, these come out with the back to school supplies and are originally $16 dollars each. So be on the lookout. I found mine months later which explains why it was on clearance. I have also found these mini backpacks in Journeys in the mall.

-erin

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Outfit Of The Week: 8

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Pattern mixing is very much on trend right now. Chelsea isn’t quite so comfortable with that but she is trying to step out of her comfort zone with this outfit. It is subtle but polka dots and flamingos are both prints she loves, so she decided to try them together. I think the result is quite adorable! (I am not sure why it looks like there is a faded outfit on the shirt. I checked and double checked and the spot is not there in person, but always photographs there! Weird!)

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The polka dot button up top and the lacy shoes are from an etsy shop called QT Pie Doll Clothing. I love the quality of the items and the shop owner is so nice.

The flamingo dress is from an American Girl set called Flamingo Beach Dress.

-erin

Work In Progress Wednesday: Mermaid Doodle and Nautical Flannel Pajamas

I absolutely love these pajamas! I would love to own these in my size! The prints are so fun and the pajamas look so warm and cozy!

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They look absolutely adorable on Aria and Levi too!

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These nautical ones have such fun vibrant colors and the print is too cute.

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I love the way these look like doodles all over the fabric! And I lucked out with having pink buttons that matched perfectly!

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So with a couple of scraps from the clearance bin from JoAnn Fabrics and buttons I had around the house, I now have two really adorable sets of pajamas for my doll wardrobe. I seriously need a pair of the Mermaid Doodle pajamas!

-erin

Mini Find! Green Purse

When I walk into a Target I head straight to the Dollar Spot and then to the toys for the Our Generation items. Well one day back before Christmas 2016 I glanced at the end cap of the purse aisle as I zipped by and I noticed they had key chains that look just like 18 inch doll purses. So now the purse aisle is always my second stop!

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For $7 this is an amazing deal! They are super cute and there are usually a couple of styles and colors at any given time. Occasionally they can even be found on clearance for around $3!

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I love the green color and it will match with several of my doll outfits in my collection!

-erin

Sneak Peek Of My American Girl Haul!

I had the day off today so we drove to St. Louis today to pick out my very own Logan Everett! I wanted to make sure I got one before he went on back order and I wanted to be able to pick mine out in person.

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When we got to the American Girl store the wonderful lady that was helping us find him (I feel bad for not getting her name) informed my best friend that the only accessory that Logan had was his drum set. When he found that out, he decided to not only buy Logan but to purchase the drum set as well so that he can say he bought me an entire collection within days of it coming out. He wanted to be able to hold that over my head in a joking around kind of way. I didn’t mind because it meant I was able to own them sooner rather than later.

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The last item I purchased was the Fun And Games Sleepover set. I mostly just wanted the Uno game because I have so many memories attached to that game and because who doesn’t love miniature versions of real things like that? I also had some AG Rewards to use so that was a nice little bonus!

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Be on the lookout for my upcoming reviews!

-erin

Work In Progress Wednesday: Blue Retro Car Pajamas and Big Band Pajamas

I got some boy sewing done recently. Now they can at least sleep in something besides their clothes.

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I think the prints are perfect for boys.

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The retro car fabric is leftovers from pajamas I made for my children and myself one year. (I used to do home made pajamas every year that we would open and wear on Christmas eve. That tradition has faded out over time though). And the big band fabric is leftover from a pair of pajama pants my mom made for my brother one year. I was going through my fabric stash one day and saw these and thought it was time to make some boy pajamas. I love these for my doll wardrobe!

-erin

 

Work In Progress Wednesday: Blue and Yellow Button Up Tops

I like to sew in an assembly line so I generally sew more than one of something everytime I sew. The fabrics may be different or they may be the same. There may be two or there may be ten. But I have always done multiples and assembly line sewed them. This is the first batch from this particular pattern (there was a third shirt but I did not photograph it) and I love the way they look!

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They have such a classy and classic look to them.

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The pattern of the yellow is a little more subtle in person but I like it and think that the scale is great for 18″ dolls.

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The blue is very similar to the yellow and looks just as amazing in my opinion.

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These are perfect additions to my doll wardrobe.

-erin