Collection: Purses

So I am always curious to see what people have in their collections so today I thought I would share with you my purse collection.

The first three purses in my collection are key chains I found at Target in the purse area for $7 each!

This next purse was included in the Our Generation set called Perfect Score. This one is actually lined and has velcro to hold the flap closed, which is very unusual for Our Generation.

This next one is probably one of my favorite and most used purses. I love to use it as a cross body purse! It is American Girl Brand and if I remember correctly it came with a pair of tennis/gym shoes with pink and red stripes down the sides. I found them in the sale section of the website about 4 years ago so I think they are part of other outfits that they had extras of. The only other time I personally have seen something like that is that I had ordered some blue and white tennis/gym shoes from the sale section of the website and later discovered that they had been part of one of Julie’s limited edition outfits that had already retired. So I’m guessing it is something like that. I have tried to look this purse up on American Girl wikia but I haven’t been able to find it. If you know, leave a comment please!

This yellow purse is part of the American Girl Sunglasses and Purse Set that released in 2013 and retired in 2015. I got it as part of a package deal that they had going on at the time that was the Sunglasses and Purse Set, the Flower Sweater and Skirt Set, the Striped Hoodie Outfit, and the School Days Outfit (#2) for I think $90. It has been about 4 years now, though, so I’m not exactly sure.

The next purse is again American Girl but I cannot for the life of me remember what set it came in or anything about it. Honestly, I don’t even remember getting it. It was just there in my stuff all of a sudden.

This fun watermelon purse came in the Our Generation Mini set called Season Pass. It was an amusement park themed mini set.

This next jeweled purse was included in American Girl’s Merry Magenta Outfit. It was one of American Girl’s 2016 holiday outfits.

This cute brown purse that goes with so many of my outfits is from an Our Generation Mini set called Into The Groove. I love how it can be worn as a cross body purse!

Next is Lea’s Messenger Bag from American Girl. It was included with Lea Clark when you bought the doll.

This next bag is American Girl brand as well and came in a beach set with a magazine, a sparkling juice and flip flops. It was one of the in store exclusives that has recently been updated but I love this bag and the versatility it offers.

This next sweet purse is from Our Generation and was included in the Sweet Memories set. I love that this purse actually has a working zipper.

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This purse was included in Our Generations set called Pretty Shimmery which is another odd combination that they had as the outfit itself was navy, white and goldenrod in color.

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This next purse is from the Sweet Tooth set from Our Generation.

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This purse was included in the set Afternoon Tea by Our Generation. I like this one because it is a bit unique in its color blocking and overall design.

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This purse is probably my favorite out of my entire collection. It is a key chain I found while on vacation at Walt Disney World. It has the perfect touch of class and whimsy.

-erin

Purchase With Purchase

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This is the current purchase with purchase. When I made my trip to the St. Louis American Girl last weekend, I decided to pick this up as well. I won’t be keeping it though. I picked it up for my niece. It is really cute though. It is impossible to see in the picture but the leggings have silver glitter in them.

-erin

Sneak Peek Of My American Girl Haul

I spent my Tuesdays and Thursdays all school year-long volunteering for the after school tutoring program a school in my neighborhood has. Well the program has finished for the year and they wanted to thank me for my time and for helping the kids in the program so they gave me a dollar figure and told me to decide what gift cards I would like. I ended up with $300 in American Girl gift cards! So today we headed to St. Louis on a little shopping spree (we popped into an Ikea while we were there as well and picked up some needed items).

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Stay tuned for reviews and make sure to see if you can spot any of these items in future posts and scenes I may do in the future.

-erin

Work In Progress Wednesday: Pleated Skirts

Fresh off the sewing machine are these six pleated skirts. They turned out so cute although they are a bit short in my opinion. In the pictures below I tugged them down a bit so they didn’t seem so short so the next skirts I make from this pattern will have some length added to them.

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Despite being shorter than I like, I am so glad I am adding these to my collection.

-erin

Work In Progress Wednesday: Star Trek Flannel Pajamas and Blue Baseball Tees

I was able to get some sewing done recently. I was able to get a set of flannel pajamas made and three baseball style tees.

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These Star Trek pajamas are perfect for any trekkie out there! They were made from a scrap I found in the clearance bin at JoAnn Fabrics. I always like checking for fun fabrics there for doll clothing items.

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The three baseball style tee shirts were made from the remnants from an oversized mens tee shirt that I had leftover from another project. If you look closely in the first picture you will see that one of them has a different hem. That is because I used the original hem from the shirt it was up cycled from. I don’t mind so much.

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The shirts are great basics and are perfect for layering.

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I love how these items turned out and I think they will be great additions to my doll wardrobe.

-erin

Outfit Of The Week: 16

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I just love the way this outfit went together! Hayden looks a little bit quirky but yet so put together and fun! My youngest son saw it and said it looks just like the youth pastors wife at our church so I would say it is very much keeping with what is in style at the moment.

The hat is part of Tenney Grant’s collection from American Girl. It is part of the Tenney’s Hat And Necklace Set for $18. Tenney Grant’s Hat

The chambray shirt and the brown shoes are also from Tenney Grant’s collections from American Girl. The set is called Tenney’s Picnic Outfit for $28. Tenney’s Shirt and Shoes

The skirt is from Our Generation. It is from the retro set called Rockin’ Rosie. I love that it looks very dressed up, but can be dressed down as well (this outfit is kind of a business casual to me) and it is very soft and stretchy so it would also be very comfortable. Pink Skirt

-erin

Collection: Backpacks

So I am always curious to see what people have in their collections so today I thought I would share with you my backpack collection.

This first back pack is a mini gray floral Jansport that I found at a Staples store for $8.

My next mini Jansport back pack is also from Staples and is a fun Aztec print.

My last Staples find is a mini Jansport back pack covered in a fun emoji print.

This cute Minnie Mouse print backpack is a key chain I found at Spencer’s.

This pink one was included in the Our Generation brand Back To School set.

This purple back pack is a retired back pack from American Girl. I ordered a lot off of eBay that included this back pack and an old math book and the yellow bunk bed set.

This brown and pink back pack was included in the Our Generation brand What A Trek set.

This next backpack is super cute. It kind of makes me think of a back pack purse due to it’s smaller size. It was included in the Our Generation brand mini set called Museum Day.

The last back pack of my collection is the hydration back pack from American Girl brand Lea’s Hiking Set.

So that is my back pack collection! Let me know if there is any more information you would like to know about any of these back packs.

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-erin