Sunday, June 28, 2015

Family Profile || the Matthews || Sonali and NJ

Sonalia Anjali Matthews {Sonali} age 17, and Nahji Jasmine Matthews {NJ} age 8.

Sonali's family came to America from India several generation ago, and they're quite a hardworking family! They were the "Untouchables" in the Indian caste system. America was the Land of Opportunity for them, and they've done well for themselves.
But they never forgot what their ancestors went through, so Sonali's parents adopted little Nahji Jasmine from an orphanage in India.

The Matthews are an entrepreneurial family, and they run the bistro in the town of Pleasanton. Sonali enjoys cooking for the bistro while NJ hostesses and takes phone orders, while Jess is the waitress. Sonali hopes to hire someone be the cook so she can take over NJ's job and let her little sister hang out with her friends and do her homework.

Sonali is my boho girl, and loves the gypsy style that entails. She's determined to decorate her apartment and her bistro with that style in mind. She can get rather bossy, and always knows what to do. Her motto is "Keep Calm and Carry On". Her best friend's name is Chrissa.
I bought Sonali with some gift money with a free shipping deal in August of 2009.

 NJ is a sweet, if a bit mischievous little girl. She always is ready to help her sister and her friends. Her best friend's name is Dell, and she lives far away currently, but has plans to come and move in with the Matthews temporarily.
Nahji Jasmine was my 3rd Hearts for Hearts doll, after Perrine and Lily. She's probably one of my favorite H4Hs, simply because she's so cute!

Matthews family selfie! Couldn't help myself ;)

What other family profiles should I do?
Should I do profiles of dolls I do not yet have but plan to get?
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Thrift Store Score || Kit's Christmas Dress

   I was at Value Village and looking through the kid's/toy aisle for any American Girl sized things. And lo and behold, I found Kit's Christmas Dress for $10 (her meet cardigan was there too but I already have it). It's legit, it has the American Girl tag!

   We visited the American Girl store yesterday, and I got Caroline's Nightgown and Spencer and Bonnet! A photoshoot will come soon :)


Postcript || There will also be a post soon about our AG visit!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Molly Photoshoot ~ Cream Cloche Hat and Midnight Butterfly Dress

Yesterday I did a photoshoot with my lovely Molly in a dress I purchased from a lovely lady who makes doll clothes here were I live. It's actually a thirties ensemble, but Molly owns so little summer clothing from the forties that I indulged her and let her dress up in the thirties. The hat is Kit's meet hat and the dog is Bennett {I don't have Yank yet, unfortunately}.

I hope you like it! Molly is a lovely doll, and I prefer her without her glasses. You're welcome to share any of the photos, because I've watermarked them.


Postscript || Since Caroline is going to be archived at the end of the year, I thought I would do a "in memory" type post with all of the outfits of hers and such that I have. I don't have her nightgown yet, nor her spencer and bonnet, nor Inkpot nor Garnet {should I get all those, let me know!}. I will be purchasing her nightgown soon, and am considering the other three. So that photoshoot may be awhile.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Caroline Photoshoot || Picnic Bonnet + Cream and Vines Dress

This is one of the very first dresses I've actually made, and it turned out pretty well!

The dress was made from a Liberty Jane pattern with tweaks to make it high waisted and have puffed sleeves, and her meet pantalets, meet stockings, boots from her travel dress. The bonnet was purchased from a friendly lady who makes doll clothes at a craft fair. I bought the fabric from Hobby Lobby and the ribbon sash came from my stash.