Glitter Girls Outfit: Sparkling with Style – On a Hearts for Hearts doll {Review}

Hello!

To expand Consuelo’s wardrobe, I found and purchased a Glitter Girls doll outfit on Amazon, hoping it would fit Consuelo! Glitter Girls are 14 inch dolls, and their outfits can fit Wellie Wishers and H4H dolls!

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I purchased one of their regular outfit sets, the ‘Sparkling with Style Glittery Top and Skirt Regular Outfit.’ These sets sell on Amazon for about $10. The deluxe outfits sell for around $13.

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Here are all the pieces in the set I bought. Shirt, skirt, socks, and shoes.

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And it fits! The shirt is a green-blue color. The sparkly heart is made of little sequin sparkles with tulle around it.

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Here are the shoes. (I took off the socks, because I prefer the shoes on their own. In case you are wondering, the socks are made of a stretchy mesh-like fabric with a solid band around the top.) The shoes are a sandal-style made of transparent plastic-y material. The sparkles are a part of the plastic, and don’t fall off ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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The skirt is cute ๐Ÿ˜€ . It has two layers. The base layer is a multi-colored polka-dot fabric. The second layer is sparkly tulle. Unfortunately, these sparkles are pretty messy. As time goes on, it might shed less.

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The outfit is pretty good for mixing and matching! I combined it with some different clothing items I had on hand for Consuelo. Which is your favorite outfit?

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And last but not least…

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A bonus picture with my photo-bombing cat! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

What is your favorite part of the outfit? Are you interested in Glitter Girls outfits for your H4H or Wellie Wishers (or other dolls)?

 

Before you go, Megan is hosting a Pen Pal themed giveaway for her 4-year ‘blogiversary’! Check it out here!

 

Have a blessed day!

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Our Generation “It Seams Perfect” Sewing Set REVIEW + sewing instructions

I recieved a really fun OG set for my birthday! (Which, by the way, I’m not saying is recently… or long ago… or somewhere in between… ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

So today I’m here to review the Our Generation “It Seams Perfect” Set! (Yes, yes, you probably already knew that ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

This is a super cute set, and I look forward to showing you it.

Here goes!

It Seams Perfect

 

Here is the set, out of the box…

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It’s really cute!

 

Now let’s dig in, shall we!? ๐Ÿ™‚

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First off, here is a roll of cute heart printed fabric and a pattern that it came with. I think this is a super neat thing for Our Generation to include, since you can actually make a dress! I’ll be showing how the dress I made turned out, later, and go into some more detail of what I think of this part of the set. I also wrote up some instructions for making the dress.

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It also came with a dress form, which is really neat! The dress form is able to rotate around it’s base. I have Julie next to it to compare sizes. From the front, the form is slimmer than her. It does fit clothes on it, but wider necked outfits may be hard to rest on the small dress form shoulders. I also noticed that the letters on the form can come up too high if your dress neck is kind of low. You might be able to fix this by using the dress form backwards. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The side also looks a little slimmer than Julie.

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Here is the table and chairs! The chair cushion is a slightly different color than the table. I like the polka dots!

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They fit in each other.

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Julie fits, too! It looks a little small, to me, but is still nice (better to fit in small nooks of your doll house ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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If there was a wall behind the table, Julie’s feet might make it a little awkward to sit at the table.

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One great part about this table, is that the top flips out! There is a little switch that you pull on the side to…

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flip out a small bar to…

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support the flip out part! This is really nice, because the table has a lot more room. Also, the sewing machine fits into the hole in the main part of the table, like in old fashioned sewing tables! (On another note, this picture shows the relatively large tag on the chair. Not too big a deal, you could cut it off if you wanted.)

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This is a bad picture, but should get the point across ๐Ÿ˜‰

One thing that’s kind of strange, is that the flip out doesn’t exactly make contact with the support bar… so, I’m not sure it actually helps…. I probably won’t end up using the support bar much.

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Now onto the sewing machine!! It’s plastic, and lightweight. I really like that OG made it pretty interactive. The silver flower knob spins around loosely.

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The green knob on the side turns to move the needle up…

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and down.

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There is also a lever in the back to move the presser foot.

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Like so. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The set also came with this sewing box. The lid is removable.

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And all of the little accessories fit inside!

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There are two wooden spools wound with thread. One pink, and one white.

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There is a tiny thimble that actually fits on Julie’s finger!!

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My set came with four buttons, though the packaging advertised eight. Black, white, pink, and yellow/green.

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I hadn’t known about this tool before. OG calls it a buttonhole measure tool. I think it’s actually a sewing gauge, which can probably be used for buttonhole measuring.

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And here is a ruler, which looks just like the one from an OG math set I reviewed a while ago.

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Here is a tape measure, which I find strange because… it’s human sized. We can pretend otherwise ๐Ÿ™‚ . It has inches and centimeters.

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Here is a little plastic chalk pencil, so your dolls can mark on their fabric! It looks like the other end has a little fake sewing machine cleaning brush.

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Here are some cute little scissors! They open and close and are also made of plastic. They fit in Julie’s hand, but can be hard to position so that it fits.

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Last of these sewing supplies is a plastic tomato pincushion. It has a hard band so that it can be worn by your dolls like a bracelet. I managed to pull it over Julie’s wrist, but I don’t plan to do that again, because I don’t want to damage her arm with the tight, hard band.

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And that’s everything! Here is Julie enjoying the sewing set. She is the main seamstress of the Thomas family household.

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I think it’s a super cute set, with a great play value!

 

I also made the dress with the fabric and pattern that came with the set!

Here it is…

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The dress pattern was very simple, just two pattern pieces, and three fabric pieces to cut. I felt like hemming the neckline and armholes was kind of tricky. The dress turned out cute, but I felt like it was a little short, and the shoulders seem a little small on Caroline. The fabric is also quite thin. I still like it, though, and think it’s quite cute! I think Clara will probably like this outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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Here’s how the back of mine turned out. I was kind of confused on how to attach the velcro, but I figured out a way.

I also think it would have been good for OG to include instructions on how to sew it. It could be confusing for young girls trying to sew this.

I thought I would include some of my own instructions…

  • First cut out the paper patterns.
  • Fold your fabric in half.
  • Pin the pattern pieces to the fabric. Make sure the piece with the side labeled fold is laid with that side on the fold. Then cut out the fabric. You should now have three pieces of fabric.
  • You can iron the pieces if you want.
  • Line up the shoulders of the dress. One back piece to one front shoulder and the other back piece to the other front shoulder. Make sure the good sides are together.
  • Sew a 1/4 inch seam along the shoulders.
  • Next fold the edges of the armholes in about 1/4 inch (the fold should be wrong side to wrong side) and pin it as you go. Do the same to the neckline.
  • Then sew those folds.
  • Next line up the sides of the dress, good side to good side, and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the sides up to the armholes.
  • Fold the bottom edge of the dress (wrong side to wrong side), and sew the hem.
  • Put the back of the dress together good side to good side and sew a 1/2 inch seam about halfway up the back.

This is where I got kind of confused, and this is just my method for doing the velcro, but you may have a better one…

  • Cut the hem perpendicular (90 degree angle) to the seam, at the edge of where your seam ends in the back so that the two flaps of seam allowance can overlap easily.
  • Pin velcro on the good side of one, and sew (you can hem the flap a little, if you want).
  • Then pin velcro on the bad side of the other and sew (again, you may hem).

And you’re done!

 

That’s it for this review! Overall, I think this is a really fun set.

Do you have the OG It Seams Perfect set? Do you want it? What is your favorite piece in the set? Did my sewing instructions make sense?? XD

 

Before you go I want to give a shout-out to Sam over at Beezus the Bear. Would you join me and others in praying for her as she goes through a very hard time? You can read her post here.

 

Have a blessed day!

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P.S. I was scrolling down through my many images to fish out my sign off, and just daydreaming and thinking along the way when suddenly I found myself at the bottom of all of my images (As in, the end of all the images I’ve used in this blog) XD HAHA whoops!

Review! Our Generation “Math Whiz” Set

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Hello!

I’m here today with a review for you all of a really fun,ย Our Generation (A brand of 18 inch dolls and accessories sold at Target) set!

I was at Target the other day and stopped in at the Our Generation aisle, and found their “Math Whiz” set. It was so cute that I decided to buy it! It was one of their $7 sets.

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Here is the set! This set has such a great play value with its many, many pieces. The pieces are very functional, too!

It comes with a calculator, a notebook, a supply case, a compass, a ruler, a pencil, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, a rectangle triangle ruler, an isosceles triangle ruler, and a protractor. (11 pieces!)

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Here is the calculator. It is purple (thought the picture looks kind of pink) with black buttons. The buttons can’t be pressed, but they are ‘three dimensional’.

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And the ruler! It has little inch marks on one side and centimeter marks on the other, just like a real ruler! It goes to 10 doll-sized inches, and 20 doll-sized centimeters.

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The back has a nice, wood-like texture.

 

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Here are the triangle rulers and the protractor. They are yellow, orange, and blue, and are transparent.

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One thing fun about the triangle rulers is that the marks on them line up with the centimeter marks on the ruler, so they are more realistic.

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Here is (left to right) the compass, eraser, pencil, and pencil sharpener.

The stick part of the compass that holds the pencil moves like a real compass.

The eraser is neat, because it feels like it is a more rubbery plastic, so it feels different from the other supplies, and more like a real eraser. The pencil eraser doesn’t feel like this, though.

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Now this is super fun, the pencil fits into the sharpener…

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And into the compass! I love how Our Generation designed it like this. It makes for a great play value!

My pencil seems to have some scuff marks, perhaps from sliding through the compass. The paint on the pencil seems a little sloppy where the eraser/silver/wood parts meet (you can see how the pink bled down into the silver), but I don’t really mind.

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Here is the supply case and notebook. They both have math inspired designs on them, and the case says “I love math” in English and in French.

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The note book is filled with white blank white paper.

And you know what the best part of the supply case is?…

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I fits ALL of the supplies in it! (Not including the notebook.) Woohoo!

 

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Grace likes her new school supplies!

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Whattcha working on, Grace?

 

Overall, this is a wonderful set, and with versatile pieces and a great play value! If you want some school supplies for your doll, I would definitely recommend it!

The price of $7 is great, too! If it were sold at American Girl, it would probably be around $30. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I rate it 5/5 stars! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Did you enjoy this review? What are your thoughts on Our Generation? Do you have any doll things from Our Generation (or another doll brand) that you really enjoy?

 

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Review of Mini Kit (+BIBPC)

Hello!

Today I am reviewing my Kit Kittredge mini doll. I think I received her for Christmas or a birthday one year, and I’m happy to have her – she’s a cutie!

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Let’s go!

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She is the newer version of mini dolls, with a vinyl body.

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This is the outfit she comes in: a cute dress, underwear (short bloomers), and little red plastic shoes. She also comes with the red clip she is shown wearing in other pictures.

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She has five joints. Her legs can move to a sitting position, but they spread out very far! Her arms can move up and around, but not outwards/side to side. Her head can also turn.

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She can also do the splits (awkwardly)!

 

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She has a cute little face with painted blue eyes and freckles.

Now onto her hair! (Probably the best part about dolls, am I right?)

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Kit’s hair has a super cute bob style cut. It’s shiny and soft. It is also rooted. It is very short, but you can still do a few styles like…

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little side braids,

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and mini ponytails.

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On thing I don’t like about her hair, is that the cut is kind of odd. If you flatten it out, then it gets all choppy at the ends. You have to sweep it to the side to get the ends to straighten out:

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Also, the hair that comes clipped back is a hair (HAHA, get it? Ahem.) longer than the other side. Speaking of the clip, it is cute and can work in her hair, but can be quite tricky to clip her hair with, and is not very sturdy. Younger girls mightย get very frustrated with it.

Even though her hair has it’s troubles, it’s probably the one of the easiest doll haircuts to manage, because it is so short and smooth! You just have to smooth it out with your fingers, and voila!

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Overall, I think mini Kit is a great mini doll! I love playing with her cute hair, and think she is a great addition to my mini doll family!

 

Did you like this review of mini Kit? Do you have any mini dolls?

 

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I signed off for that post, but I’m gonna tack on my BIBPC entry. If you haven’t heard of BIBPC, it stands for Boring into Beautiful Photography Contest, and is hosted by Megan over at A Barefoot Gal. It’s really fun!

I’m on Team Owl. Let’s go owls!!!

Here’s my entry; the category is “from above”:

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Story: I went to the park with hopes of photographing frost (not for BIBPC), but there was none, so instead I worked on my BIBPC entry. I tried a couple different “from above” photo scenes, and ended up deciding onย this picture of a bench in the park! ๐Ÿ™‚

Review of Typewriter Quotes from Typewriter Series!

UPDATE: I forgot to include this: If you buy something from Emma’s shop, you can use the coupon code SMILEANDCRAFTAG to get %10 off of your entire purchase of $5 or more!!

 

Hello!

Emma, from the Etsy shop Typewriter Series, sent me a couple of her quotes to review! I can’t wait to show them to you!

Emma sells a variety of typewriter quotes at very good prices, ranging from $3.25 to $5. She also has some other products, too, such as Christmas cards! And if she doesn’t have a quote displayed in her shop that you are looking for, I’m sure she’d love to make you a custom order!

Alrighty, here they are!

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These quotes feel wellย made, and pretty sturdy; I thought they seemed heavy for their size when I got them out of the package ๐Ÿ™‚

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A paper with the quote is layered on some pretty scrapbook paper, with brown cardstock underneath, giving it more durability.

 

Here’s the first quote:

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It says, “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”

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The letters vary in how dark or light they are, giving the quote character.

Here’s the other one:

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It reads, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Isaiah 40:28-29”

I think these quotes are very pretty; I can’t wait to use them in my room! I would definitely recommend them.ย They could be wonderful Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, home decor, etc!

So, what are you waiting for? Check out Typewriter Series, here!

 

Later,

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