Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jada Has A Birthday Coming .......


Jada will be six soon. I won't be there in May .......... but I will be there next week.




I saw this doll beckoning for me to buy her. She was dressed in a mediocre outfit of pink and blue. I picked up the box and studied her for just a moment before adding her to my cart. At the time I had no idea whose doll she would be. She met the criteria for me to buy her:

1. She was on sale.

2. I could make clothes for her.


Turns out that I can also buy items for her. She wears a size 3-6 months. I picked up one outfit at a consignment store. She is also in possession of new socks. And Jada has a birthday coming.

Jada picked out the 'hello kitty' fabric on a trip to the fabric store with Gramma on my last visit. I am not a big 'hello kitty' fan. But Jada is, and ....... it was on sale! I am a big fan of clearance sales. So Dolly is sporting a capri set made from Jada's fabric.


Of course, Jada will also have a set to match. Only fair, since it is her fabric.


Dolly and Jada will match right down to the bows. I had a pattern for the capris for Dolly ..... sort of, but the top is my own creation for Dolly. Jada's is a combination of two patterns that I liked.


Jada had requested a Minnie Mouse dress. We searched for polka dot fabric, but could only find black on white. I was going to add a big red bow and hope that she would accept it as one of Minnie's wardrobe. When I got home and started looking through fabric that I buy on sale and keep until inspiration hits me, I found the white on red! I think I bought it after Halloween one year. Perfect!


Jada picked out the pattern. I think it was the purse that caught her eye and not the dress. But, the dress pattern was perfect for Minnie's dress.


Dolly will have one, too.



I had so much fun making these for Jada. I was thinking of her the entire time and imagining her happy smile.

16 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Ha! American Girl Doll has nothing on you!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Wow! I am more impressed by your handiwork every time I see your creations. I hope you have a little boutique set up next to your cinnamon rolls.

I'm sure Jada will LOVE it! She looks very happy in her cheerleader outfit.

Nancy said...

You just amaze me with how creative you are. Wow. Your sweet little Jada is going to love this for her birthday!

Brian Miller said...

nice...looks like someone is going to have a very special birthday...smiles. nice out fit...

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

phenomenal! you are so talented!!!

houndstooth said...

Jada is a lucky little girl! I still remember how patient my grandma was about making doll clothes for me. We'd be in Super X and see a cheap Barbie on sale, and the next thing I remember, we'd be at her house going through her fabric remnants to sew clothes.

Rae said...

Jada is a real doll herself and very lucky having a grandma that makes so many pretty things for her.

Jo said...

The doll is adorable, but Jada is beautiful!

Happy 6th birthday to gorgeous Jada.

Pat said...

Loving this blog! Great writing! Still reading from the beginning...

Whitney Lee said...

This is awesome! My sewing machine scares me. I keep her in the basement in case of emergencies. I'm not sure what would constitute an emergency...

Your girls are lucky indeed to have such a creative and loving grandmother. I can't wait to see pictures of them in the outfits. Maybe they can do your hair again:)

jojo said...

what a special grandma you are! I can just see her beautiful face light up when she opens these...;j

Pat said...

You have put THIS grandma to shame! That is just SO cute! Who wouldn't want to dress just like their dolly? Jada will be in 7th heaven! She is lucky to have a Grandma that is so talented!

Lorenza said...

Jada is going to love them!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Elise said...

delurking here: just wanted to let you know how much i love reading about your daily doings, so different from mine, and interesting because of it!

ellen abbott said...

you are just amazing! I used to love to sew but now other loves take up the time.

labbie1 said...

So cute!!!! And I just LOVE the bows on the legs of the capris!!!!