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Knotted Hat


So…no post last week because we were digging a grave ūüė¶

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We’ve lost pets before, but I’m really having a hard time getting over Jasper. ¬†Of the 9 dogs we’ve had since we’ve been married, he was hands-down the politest, smartest, best dog ever. ¬†Like many Aussies he seemed to have a sixth sense about understanding¬†his people, and was always unobtrusively near us. ¬†I think being so used to him always at my side ¬†is what makes it the hardest, because I keep looking down, wondering where he is…and then remembering he’s gone. ¬† Every time I was in the craft room, he would sit¬†just outside the door and I had to step over him as I went in and out. ¬†Today was the first day being back in there without him and although it was faster to run¬†to and from the kitchen for some water to refill the iron, it was really lonely.

OK, ready¬†to learn a new craft? ¬†Even if you think you “can’t” knit or crochet, if you can handle a sewing needle, you can make this! ¬†Depending where you live, you might argue with me that it’s too warm for a hat. ¬†The lacy effect and cotton though are still perfect for spring – at least where I live!

Click here for instructions to make this needle-knotted hat

Other than Ashley, I don’t know of resources for whatever this craft is. ¬†It’s not really netting or nalbinding or macrame or…? ¬†If you know of some, please share as a comment!

Here’s a really cute and spring-y version of¬†last week’s felt mini AG dress by gammerangel

So the sew-along is over…what to do with the scraps?



Make this dress¬†of course! ¬†ūüôā

You have no excuse NOT to make it – it’s fairly quick to make, perfect for summer, and will fit one of your dolls for sure. ¬†Sizes included for Senson, Hearts for Hearts, AG, 16″ BJD and KnC/Sasha .

Click the link in the pattern to see the¬†KnC/Sasha size pattern pieces and directions for all sizes. ¬†If you can’t find it, it’s also here:


Fairy cottage playhouse for 18″ dolls


Make your dolls a Fairy Cottage!


This design is perfect for 18‚ÄĚ or smaller dolls. ¬†It is meant to be a playhouse for them, similar to the kids’ playhouses that are made to fit over a card table, but I imagine you could easily scale it up to any size you want.

At least 2 – 18‚ÄĚ dolls can fit comfortably inside, yet it collapses to a small pile of poles and fabric which is easy to store. ¬†After I made the first one, my mind started racing with all the other possibilities: ¬†a little log cabin, a medieval-style tent for knights at a jousting tournament, a haunted house, a beach tent, covering the poles with strings of silk flowers to make a flower-selling or farmer‚Äôs market stall, making curtains to make it a stage, using bark-print fabric like a hollow log for stuffed animals to live in…

GET THE FREE TUTORIAL HERE and while you’re at the store getting your PVC fittings, get a few more and make the cute stuff from this website: http://www.beds-n-blankies.com/buildingset.htm

Dress your doll for her new fairy house! ¬†Fairy patterns have been available for slim 16‚ÄĚ-18‚ÄĚ dolls as well as Hearts for Hearts for a while, and now by request, the girl fairy patterns and accessories have been re-sized to fit the AG dolls! ¬†You can get the pattern here:¬†https://www.etsy.com/listing/154844587/fairy-sewing-pattern-for-american-girl

If you already have the fairy set for one size doll and just need the pattern pieces for another, you can get them from me via email for $4.99.  (jenwrenne at hotmail dot com)