Tuesday, September 29

Wolf in rabbit's clothing?

Momma and I were checking out the latest Madame Alexander catalogue looking for information about Steampunk Red Riding Hood when we saw this:

"Steampunk Red Riding Hood includes monocle, binoculars, pocket watch, shoulder bag with rabbits foot"

Rabbits foot?

Did we miss something?

Sunday, September 20

Counting puppies

I must admit I am Quite Amused watching Momma make a fool of herself over the new BeForever girl, Maryellen. (I was very surprised that Sissy didn't get her!)

Momma is the same age as Julie, but eras can blend easily when you're raised in a small town. Momma relates a bit more to the 1950s than she does the 1960s for many reasons, including the wearing of hand-me-downs from her older cousins. 

But one of the things Momma likes best about Maryellen is Scooter.

Scooter is Maryellen's lovable dachshund dog. He's short and stout with soft tan fur and sweet brown eyes—and he's always looking for a comfortable place to rest.

And with Maryellen's Sofa Bed Set,

In the 1950s, autograph books took on a new form—as stuffed animals! This set also comes with a dachshund-shaped toy dog printed with the names of Maryellen's classmates.

Momma's family has had dachshunds for as long as she can remember. (Girl of the Year Lindsey has always been one of her favorites, but she was disappointed Mr. Tiny was never made.) So you can imagine her excitment when she spotted the new Counting Puppies pajamas from Target. Even the turquoise and pink colors are nearly perfect for Maryellen.

I'm detecting a couple of trends here, aren't you?

Saturday, September 12

How to make an American Girl quilt

American Girl
Momma and I are both Quite Pleased that American Girl is giving the BeForever girls some long overdue attention. Not only are new items being added, but old items are being freshened up.

In particular, my doppelgänger's Bed and Bedding.

Once Addy and her family move into the boarding house, she has a bed of her own for the very first time. It features:
  • A sturdy wooden bedframe with an authentic “fly-specked” finish
  • A checkered pillow trimmed in ruffles
  • A muslin mattress that’s supported by woven rope instead of bedsprings, as was typical in Addy’s day
  • A beautifully detailed quilt—inspired by a Civil War era design—with nine squares depicting Addy’s family album
They kept the quilt! They kept the rope bed! The pillow has been changed from the realistic plain muslin to one with ruffles, but I don't care.
They kept the quilt!