|With a little help from my daughter's dolls, |
all my gifts were on display at my mother's.
Yep, lousy photo. Took it with my phone
under bad lighting.
I wrote after Christmas about how I received this
I apologize now for the photos. I'd like to blame it on my camera, but it's probably just my general incompetence. Don't hold it against the girls...
In case you're wondering about the Double Mint twins on the left, my mom and sister had to purchase another knock-off doll to act as a mannequin for fittings. The second from left is Echo. Foghorn's Kit and Kainani dolls are on the right and were quickly stripped of their clothing after this photo shoot and given back to their owner.
|Denim skirt by my mother.|
Crocheted hat and sweater by my sister.
|An American Girl promotion item from Wrigley|
Field and ordered from eBay. Of course she needed
a Cubs jersey. Shorts by my mother.
|Granny square poncho by my sister.|
Jeans by my mother.
|Funky fur hat, vest, and purse, as well|
as crocheted purple pants by my sister.
Shirt and socks by my mother.
|Echo in her new romper and bandana|
showing off her green shag foot rug.
|Remember those?!? Echo's tape recorder and record|
player. My record player had Kaptain Kool and the Kongs
|My sister did the tie-dyed shirt and leather|
vest. She wanted to give it Roger Daltrey
fringe but couldn't make it work.
The colors in the shirt remind me of the one
Joe Cocker wore at Woodstock.
|Every girl needs a terrarium...and framed David Cassidy album cover.|
|My sister made the doll jewelry box, as well as the bling inside.|
|My sister crocheted the ultimate accessories - shag pillow|
and rug. And a chair in my hideously beautiful 70s colors!
|Seat lifts for storage! Perfect place for her to stash her|
|Crocheted doll dress by my sister.|
|Hooded cape sewn by my mother.|
|Crocheted jacket, hat, and purse by my sister.|
|Socks by my mother.|
Duct tape shoes by my sister.
|I swear my sister had a shirt just like this|
in 1972. Dress by my mother. Leather
bracelet (with name etched) from my sister.
|Could it get groovier? My sister crafted an owl necklace|
for me and a matching one for my doll. Oh, my!
|Okay, these shoes just came from eBay, but I had a pair just|
like them in the first grade! I can still see myself in my plaid
uniform, flowered shoes, and Scooby Doo lunch box.
Yep, sometimes it pays to have crafty relatives. You couldn't purchase groovy stuff like this at any price.
And for folks who are interested in whipping up some accessories for their
own daughters' dolls, here are some helpful links:
1) Instructions for making the socks can be found at Karen Mom of Three's Craft blog here.
3) Instructions for the barrel chair can be found at Cobbler's Cabin here.
4) Instructions for the t-shirt can be found at Second Chance Studio here.
5) Many of the crocheted clothing items came from Crochet for Dolls: 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls by Nicky Epstein.