teddy bear favs

Even though we have our design for the new Bear Make-Along doll all picked out, Goldilocks was having fun looking through the teddy bear books and picking out her favorites.


(Goldilocks is the Elsa doll in the Make-Along pom pom sweater btw)

Most of these are vintage Steiff bears and some are from Japanese craft books. The Make-Along Bear will be more of a bear doll than a teddy bear so that he can wear all the make-along outfits. But … More

Fox Girl: a Make-Along Animal & Doll Hybrid

In anticipation of the fox make-along pattern that is coming to the shop tomorrow, a hybrid doll I made a while ago.

My make-along gal was happy wandering through the woods but something was missing.  In her heart she truly wanted to be a fox I guess. So she got fox ears and a tail sewn on. If you didn’t want a permanent transformation the tail could go on the butt of the overalls and the ears on a headband.… More

Summer groove

I thought I was pressing my luck to take my tween and teen out on some outings this weekend that they’d have loved as toddlers but not as much anymore and was pleasantly surprised everyone was happy and enjoying themselves! That’s the magic of Summer I guess, everyone reverts to being a kid.

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I was having a panic that I’d overbooked our Summer but, we’re slowing down now, and I’m really looking forward to our vacation and a lazy rest … More

The Galoob

Guess what else I found last week at the garage sale… a new sewing machine! Sadly it’s only 1.5″ tall but it actually works.

I lucked out with a few other appliances, all fully operational FunBeams.

Even picked up a new sound system.

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too much sweet

I don’t know what happened to us this Summer. We had really kicked it into healthy gear around here last Spring and I thought we’d for sure be able to keep it up all Summer… lots of fresh veggies, eating right out of our garden, lots of home cooking but instead we were super slackers. Our garden was kind of a flop. We got really lazy with cooking. We’re totally back on the chocolate. We need to get this train … More