2/8/13

American Girl Party

My two grandkids are going to an "American Girl doll" party tomorrow hosted by my girlfriend Diannia. yes, she spells her name with two n's~ My grandaughter has one American girl doll, three my generation dolls and one Madame Alexander doll..... the American girl doll has her pajamas on and refuses to go--- so we are taking the Madame Alexander doll and one of the my generation dolls that has had a mini make-over from girl doll to boy doll...

 I made this red velvet with lace dress for the Valentines party..... 

Also, a long cape covered in red hearts to keep her warm on the drive over to the party.....

 I gave her a mani-pedi and I also pierced her ears for the occasion....
 
 Here is the transformed doll that I created for my grandson.... I don't think he is going to play with it... but it is his ticket into the party... so he will play along for awhile. This doll will be wearing glasses--- if we can find them. *wink*
 
 It was a little intimidating cutting off all of this dolls hair, but I think it turned out cute.

The afternoon is going to be spent doing fun crafts with the kids, eating sweets and enjoying the theme of Valentine's day... I wanted to make something to pass out to the girls for their dolls, so I made everyone a ruby ring. I thought they turned out so darling, I just had to share how I made them.
 They come together really easily, and they could be made by a child.... All you need is two different gauges of wire and a bead. I cut pieces of 20 gauge gold wire into one inch sections for the base of each ring. For the coiled wire around the ring I used 24 gauge gold wire. Before starting to wrap the 20 gauge thicker wire, you'll need to slip on a bead your wanting as the center stone of your American Girl doll ring onto the thinner 24 gauge wire. For the rings I made, I used a real glass red bead for the rings gemstone.

 Once the bead has been strung onto the thinner wire, push it down the wire as you won't need to use it until you've coiled around the thicker wire half way. Once you've wrapped the thinner wire midpoint, slip the bead that you previously threaded on the wire in place and begin wrapping the wire down the other side of the ring.
 Once you get to the end, cut off the excess wire and crimp it tightly with some pliers to get rid of any sharp points. Once that is done, simply curve the wire around until you've created a ring shape. That is it.
Presentation is everything... with that said, I cut some foam core heart shapes and dry fitted them along with the ring in some plastic heart containers.
 Once I knew it was going to fit, I covered the foam core with red felt, hot glued those in place in the plastic heart containers...
When everything was finished I had a bunch of little teeny tiny Valentine Rings to pass out to all of the American Girl dolls in attendance at the party.
 They fit really well....

big hugs,

5 comments:

Tammy said...

Creative genius. Those rings are absolutely adorable. And I can't believe you transformed a girl doll into a boy. Fantastic! You are such a fun grandma. Best wishes, Tammy

vivian said...

I wanna go too. Love the boy doll! he turned out wonderfully. I do believe you can do anything!
hope everyone had fun!
xoxo

Diannia said...

oh my the girls are going to love the rings!!! Does my AG doll get 1 too? Poor baby Roman is going to have to bring a girl doll! We are going to have so much fun. Time to decorate! See you this afternoon!

Diannia said...

oh my the girls are going to love the rings!!! Does my AG doll get 1 too? Poor baby Roman is going to have to bring a girl doll! We are going to have so much fun. Time to decorate! See you this afternoon!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I love the American dolls. I see that these dolls have a lot of clothes and accessories. They are very beautiful. Your ring creation is awesome. Keep in touch