Etsy Find: Nuclear Needle Arts

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I love Etsy.  And I especially love discovering a new Etsy seller!  I’m a big believer in supporting small business too, so to me, Etsy is a win/win.  I recently purchased an adorable set of pj’s from an Etsy seller I hadn’t tried before, and I wanted to share my thoughts on them with you!

I’m a sucker for doll pajamas, and I have a bunch of them.  When I saw these online, I was immediately interested and favorited them.  Finally I couldn’t stand it anymore, I just had to have them!  So glad I did too, they are adorable.

Doesn’t Jenny look adorable in these? The set included the top and bottoms. Both pieces are very well made and fit perfectly. I love the design on the shirt!  In case you can’t read it, it says “Wakey, wakey, eggs ‘n bakey”.  🙂

The material for the bottoms couldn’t be anymore ideal:

The shirt closes in the back with Velcro and the bottoms are pull on style with an elastic waist.

The shop I purchased this set from is Nuclear Needle Arts.  Kelly offers a wide variety of doll clothes to fit multiple sizes of dolls as well as other items.  I was very impressed with all of the different items she offered, she does vintage style clothing as well as shoes.  Looking for doll sized shoe lasts?  She has those too!

Be sure to check out her shop, so many fun things to look at.  I know I will be stopping by to shop again!

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Felicity Frenzy

There are all sorts of rumors floating around about some of the upcoming releases from American Girl.  One that I’m particularly excited about is the re-release of Felicity.  Evil Twin has her, but I never managed to get her or any of her collection.  While I highly doubt I will be purchasing her, I more than likely will be picking up a few of her clothing sets and accessories.  I really have my fingers crossed that the preview of one of the book covers is an accurate indicator and her riding outfit will be released again!  I’ve always regretted not getting it before, here’s to second chances!

I’ve noticed a lot of colonial period outfits on Etsy, so many cute ones in a variety of styles and fabrics.  I was super excited when I noticed that one of my favorite sellers, Lidi Designs had some items available that reflected Felicity’s time period.  Two things in particular caught my attention and I finally gave in and bought them.  Abby is going to model for us since she looks the most like Felicity.

felicity-frenzy-1First we have this lovely cape!  It was available in 3 different colors, I thought the blue would go with more.  It tends to photograph more like a royal blue, but in reality it’s a navy blue.  It’s made out of a wool fabric, and is nicely finished.  And it has a hood!

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I thought this would be a nice piece to have for a number of outfits from different eras. I’m tempted to order another in a different color, I think a red one would be fun to have.  Someone could be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween too!

The dress ensemble is just gorgeous!
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I loved the colors in this outfit, and I thought it was a style that actually covered more than just colonial era. I think it also looks cute minus the apron for a Civil War Antebellum type dress.
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Here Abby is showing the attached slip and the bloomers. I didn’t buy the shoes and socks she offered, I figured I would end up with a set or two with some of Felicity’s outfits and I really don’t need a bunch.
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I think the lace and ribbon detailing on this dress is beautiful!
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Are you excited about Felicity’s re-release? How about the new contemporary characters, Tenney and Logan? I’m looking forward to all of them, particularly the accessory pieces. I just made “Berry” level in my AG Rewards account, something tells me that with these collections and their themes (colonial and music), I’m not going to have much trouble keeping that level!!!

Be sure to check out some of the other items that Linda has at her shop, she has a couple of other pretty dresses for the Felicity fanatic!

 

A Contest Featuring Too Cute Doll Designs!

Do you love 18 inch dolls and love to sew too?  Then this is the contest for you!  Margie from Too Cute Doll Designs has been nice enough to sponsor a contest here on Say Hello To My Little Friends that is perfect for anyone who loves to make adorable doll clothes!

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Too Cute Doll Designs is giving away a 1 year subscription (4 issues sent quarterly) of their newsletter, valued at $25! Each issue has several patterns with instructions for you to make cute clothing and accessories for your dolls.

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From the Too Cute Doll Designs Etsy page:

If you like to sew for 18-inch dolls, then this quarterly publication is just for you! Each issue is filled with photos to inspire your creativity, tips to increase your sewing expertise, and interviews with doll clothes sewing enthusiasts. Plus, you’ll get at least 4 FREE PATTERNS in every issue.

An annual subscription includes 4 Issues and is published as follows:
1. Spring issue – mailed in early February
2. Summer issue – mailed in early May
3. Fall issue – mailed in early August
4. Winter issue – mailed in early November

So, how to enter?  Just leave a comment here and tell me which post on my blog is your favorite!!!!  Be sure to leave your name as well and make sure your e-mail address is correct in your ID info before you post it.  I will not publish the comments due to safety/privacy concerns, but your name will be assigned a number and added to the list on this post.  I will use a random number generator at the end of the contest to pick a winner.  Don’t miss out!

Contest unfortunately is limited to readers in the United States and Canada due to mailing issues.  Members of my own family cannot enter.  Contest ends at 5:00AM EST on December 8th with the winner to be announced later that day.  ONE ENTRY PER FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD.  I do check ISP numbers to prevent duplicate entries.  If you are under 13, you must have parent/guardian permission to enter.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to win!  If you’d like to check out her Etsy shop (where she has other goodies besides her newsletter), just click here.  Thank you Margie for sponsoring this contest, and good luck to all who enter!

Entries:

  1.  Nonna
  2. Sharon
  3. Farrah Lily
  4. Sue
  5. Lexie
  6. Sally
  7. Ginnie
  8. Marion
  9. Lydia
  10. Kelly