Monday, May 7, 2012

Dollie Rain "Gear"


We have been experiencing a lot of Springtime showers here in Pennsylvania which inspired me to make rain "gear" for the dolls.  I started with the RAIN BOOTS in a previous post.  Since that post, I have added a rain poncho, an umbrella, and a rain hat (not pictured.)  The rain hat will be featured in a future post once it is complete.

To make the umbrella, I used a tutorial from My Froggy Stuff Facebook.  Click HERE to view the video tutorial.  NOTE: I used American Girl scrapbook paper and wooden skewers for inside support (instead of toothpicks.)

The Rain Poncho was quite simple to make.  I cut a 22 inch long and 11 inch wide rectangle out of a plastic table cloth.  Then I folded it in half length wise and laid my doll on top of the cloth.  I used my doll as a guide to cut a hole in the folded crease just big enough for the doll's head to fit through.  The plastic table cloth will stretch a little.  Then I used a small dot of hot glue to attach the pieces of the poncho under both of the doll's arms to create a large arm hole.  ***Please ask for a parents help with using the glue so that you do not damage your doll.***

Have fun in the "Springtime Showers!" **Please remember to never actually put your doll in water or real rain as your doll could get ruined.


7 comments:

  1. I recently made a bed for my (VERY FIRST) AG doll. I have been wanting to make a mattress for it, as well as pillows (I wouldn't use my pants to make pillows). Have you made a mattress? If not could you, and post it? Or do you know any blog/website that has a (free) pattern for a mattress? Thank you :)

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    1. I have yet to make a mattress. I have to check on websites for a mattress tutorial, but I know a lot of people just use a folded towel that matches their bed. As for the pillows, you can certainly use other fabric to make them. I made some out of jean pockets because it was easy, and I had a pair that I never wear. Here is a link to other pillows I have made: http://misskristiscraftteachingdollblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/quick-and-simple-bedding-for-your-mini.html.

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  2. myfroggystuff is awesome and is there any new posts on how to make things from u cause its hard for me to see the newest things u made on here sorry

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    1. I you look on the right hand side of my blog, there is a "Blog Archive." You can click on any of months to see my posts.

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    1. I just posted one. I have seven drafts saved but I have to work on them a little more before I publish them. I have been really busy with my two year old and her health issues. I am going to try and work on the posts soon. I appreciate you asking a reading my blog!

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  4. Lulu, a American girl Lover.June 22, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    I can't wait to make this!!

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