A Surprise Garage Sale Find!

Hi there everyone!

Today I’m here to show you the surprise find I mentioned in my Slow Cooker Craft post!

Eek!

So here’s some context.

Lately I’ve been interested in Hearts for Hearts dolls, specifically Consuelo, their Mexican doll. (What do you mean I just gave it away??) They are so pretty, and are a good size for little sisters for AG dolls.

So, lo and behold, as I was walking through a garage sale, there was a Consuelo doll sitting there, being sold for $1! 😮

And as you can probably guess, I bought her!

Meet Consuelo! 🙂

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Here she is before I cleaned her up.

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She came with her meet shirt, shorts from another doll (I believe they are Zelia’s shorts), the Hearts for Hearts bracelet (on her as a necklace), a yellow stretchy bracelet, and also a pair of underwear. She didn’t come with shoes or earrings.

 

She was actually in pretty good condition!

I didn’t have to do much. I basically cleaned off her vinyl, washed her clothes, and washed, brushed, and conditioned her hair.

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And here she is after!

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I’m excited and thankful to have found her! She was a fun surprise.

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Here she is with Caroline! I’m not sure if Consuelo should be the dolls’ sister or cousin.

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Pardon this last picture’s quality

 

That’s about all for now! I hope you enjoyed seeing this fun find! Stay tuned for a photoshoot I got of Consuelo, sometime soon!

 

Do you like garage sales? Should Consuelo be a sister or cousin? What’s a fun find (whether a doll, trinket or other) that you have gotten while thrifting or ‘garage sale-ing’?

 

I’m thankful for this surprise, and I hope you enjoyed seeing her, too; however, it is always good to be reminded that there is so much to be thankful for, with or without these things!

On this topic, don’t forget to add things you are thankful for in my Basket of Thankfulness activity! There’s only a few more days until Thanksgiving!

 

Have a blessed day!

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Doll-Sized Fun Finds!

Aloha! 🙂

For a while now, I’ve been collecting pictures of doll-sized things that I’ve come across in stores so that I could share them in a fun find post!

This is a little different than a normal fun find post though, because I didn’t actually buy the items, but they are good for inspiration!

 

Doll sized fun finds

Let’s begin, then!

(Note: I took these pictures with my phone, in stores, so the photos may not be the best quality.

I also edited these using Picmonkey, as I do for most of my pictures on this blog. 🙂 )

 

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First off, we have a small “return air grille.” I believe that I found this at Lowe’s, and I thought that it could be used as doll window shutters! You could paint two dowels white, and stick them vertically in the middle of each shutter set before hanging it on your doll’s wall.

 

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Next, also at Lowe’s, I think, are some mini lampshades! These would probably be too big for a desk lamp, but I think they would work well for a floor lamp!

 

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If you want a doll dresser, a jewelry box could make a great option!

 

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I found these metal measuring cups, and I thought the smallest could make a good doll pot.

 

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Next up, a Target find, are these table placemats, that look like great doll rugs to me! It looks like the ones in this picture are ranging from about $2 to $4.

 

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Eek! Pardon the glare!

Here is a bitty paint roller that I found! The package says two inch, and I think that that is referring to the sponge roller, not the length of the plastic part.

 

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Another doll dresser option is one of these storage containers. They seem kind of deep, but that might not matter, depending on the size of your doll room.

 

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And last but not least are these adorable little pots! The ones on the lower shelf are a little bit bigger than the one I’m holding, and would also work for doll pots. I believe you can find these at a craft store such as Joann or Hobby Lobby, or you could possibly find them in a garden store/section.

 

I guess that’s it! I hope you enjoyed and were inspired by these fun finds!

 

What are some things that you have re-purposed for your dolls? Have you noticed (or not noticed) any of these doll-sized things before?

 

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A Purchase…!

Hello!

I had been looking through Ebay quite a bit recently, looking at used American Girl dolls on the chance that I’d find a really cheap one to fix up and sell, or even customize. I thought that would be fun to do!

So…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Kidding!! I didn’t get one…. (If only it was April first) XD

 

But I was looking, and I found something else instead…

Something… smaller….

 

You ready to see?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Say hello to…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mini Molly!!

 

I found her in my eBay searching and just thought she was adorable! It was an auction, but then on the last day of it I came too late to bid, and the auction had ended… but no one else had bid! Soon she was re-listed for a good price, not in an auction. I went for it and here she is!

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She is glass-eyed like mini Samantha, which is pretty special 🙂 .

 

She came without her glasses, but I don’t really mind…

I decided to just make some! (inspired by this and this video. The second one has glasses made in a small part of the video, starting at about 6:24, in case you were wondering.)

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*Squeals* XD ☺

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She came in really great shape (her braids are so perfect!), except her face has this weird dusty looking stuff on it that is very stubborn to get off. I first wiped with a paper towel, damp with some disinfectant, and she looked like this:

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Then I later got out my camera cleaning supplies and worked at her face with the glass-cleaning cloth, and she looked like this:

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A little better. It seemed to mostly improve around her mouth.

 

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Isn’t she a cutie? I need to do a meet the mini dolls post sometime and maybe even add them to my meet the dolls page! (I have six minis now XD .)

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The back of her hair is kind of odd, because it’s cut short, but I think she was made that way. (I knew about this before I bought her, by the way. 🙂 )

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Her wittle bitty socks!! XD 😛

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Here’s Molly and Samantha together! I decided to give them both to Caroline; she seems to really like her glass-eyed minis.

 

 

What do you think of the new little edition? Do you have any glass-eyed mini dolls? Which do you like best, glass or painted eyes?

 

Bye for now,

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