• American Girl Crafts,  Crafts with Kids

    DIY American Girl Doll Bed

      I’m excited to share this DIY American Girl doll bed I made with my daughter. This bed is actually for a Wellie Wisher, Ashlyn.  Wellie Wishers are the new 16″ dolls made by American Girls aimed at a slightly younger audience.  You could definitely make the same thing for an 18″ American Girl. A Long History with American Girls My oldest daughters, ages 21 and 18, loved American Girls when they were young.  Honestly, I loved them too!  Going to the American Girl Store in Los Angeles and buying clothes and accessories was as much fun for me as it was for my daughters.  After my girls outgrew their dolls,…

  • American Girl Crafts,  Crafts with Kids

    DIY American Girl No Sew Quilt

    My daughter doesn’t spend much time playing with any of the thousands of toys she has accumulated over the past six years.  She likes making crafts though.  This Doug & Melissa no-sew quilt was the perfect project for her. She received this Melissa & Doug No-Sew kit for Christmas. A similar one is available on Amazon. Now, this was not an afternoon project.  We worked on this blanket for several weeks a little at a time (and this one is much smaller than the one I linked to on Amazon).  The kit comes with instructions for making several different designs.  My daughter decided on the Northern Lights pattern. After I…