The Dollhouse Adventure: bedroom and nursery

Dollhouse Makeover

This is the completed exterior of the Estoril Dollhouse. One day I’d like to replace the door and windows with wood, but for now, a coat of spray paint will have to do!

We’re going to tour the upstairs bedroom and nursery today! This is a large open attic space basically, so it’s a combined bedroom and nursery. I think it works well that way, since J is such an avid interior decorator. The wide open space makes it lots of fun to rearrange furniture!

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The Dollhouse Adventure!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen my #thecrazytailordollhouseadventures posts that have been consuming my feed! It’s finally done! J got this for her birthday a little early because I wanted to use it as decoration for her party. It turned out so well! I can thank Jessica from over at Craftiness is not Optional for some great inspiration! 

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Skip Along Skort

I missed posting this while it was on sale last week, but I couldn’t NOT post it! Better late than never! I tested this cute little Skip Along skort (affiliate link) by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, and let me just say, there will be more made. How perfect for summer! Usually J wears leggings under her skirts, but in the summertime, that’s just too warm. This is the perfect solution! I’ve noticed that ready-to-wear toddler skirts usually stop having the built-in shorts around size 3T, which is really unfortunate – they still need those sometimes!! Haha! 

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Pretending it’s Spring!

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Hey there! It’s been so quiet around here lately….because of this:

I picked it up off kijiji for $20 and have been doing a little remodeling. And, ahem, decorating. I can thank Jessica over at Craftiness is Not Optional for the great ideas…and the links to ebay! Haha, if you want to become obsessed with miniatures, just buy a dollhouse. It’s seriously as much fun as decorating your own house! 

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Flip This Pattern: Boardwalk Draw-String Dress

I’m a competitor over at Frances Suzanne today for their fun Flip This Pattern contest that they run! I participated in the September Showcase with this cute little Shandiin Top back in the fall, and now I’m here with a fun spring look! The featured pattern that all four competitors were challenged to “flip” was the Boardwalk Henley and Hoodie by Peekaboo Patterns (*affiliate links).

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Freezer Paper Stenciling

Raglan

I’m over at the Peekaboo Blog today showing off our first attempt at freezer paper stenciling! Also, there’s a free pattern for a raglan shirt sized to fit your 15″-18″ dolls – you can make some matching shirts! Amy from Peekaboo Patterns is having a Raglan Sew-Off this month using this versatile pattern. If you sew one up, be sure to head over to the facebook group to link up and maybe win some prizes….grab your raglan pattern here, or if you’re sewing for yourself (I just made one this weekend – fit is PERFECT!) here’s the Rainier Raglan (*affiliate links). 

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CraftingCon: Robin Hood, 21st Century

CraftinCon: RObin Hood

I’m posting over at Friends Stitched Together for CraftingCon: Once Upon A Time. All month long you will be seeing competitor posts and fun tutorials for characters from all of your favorite fairytales! 

I was planning on doing The Princess Bride, but totally flip-flopped and went with Robin Hood, hipster-style! My little guy sometimes gets the short end of the stick sewing-wise, so I thought I’d bulk up his spring wardrobe with a little class!

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DIY All-Natural Deodorant Recipe

DIY Deodorant

Ok, I know this is a little off my normal beaten path, but it’s too good not to share! I recently was given a handmade, all-natural deodorant. I thought I would hate it and that it wouldn’t work, because I know deodorant. I’m the girl that has tried every single brand. I really liked the idea of all-natural, no chemicals or aluminum, but never thought it would work for me! But this handmade stuff worked! And then it ran out. And at $8 a pop plus shipping, I was determined to make my own. So I scoured Pinterest for some recipes, and ended up making up my own recipe, based on the ingredients in my original natural deodorant (that was now gone – sad day! ) This is super easy to make, really cheap, and takes about 5 minutes! Really, the longest part was cleaning out my old deodorant tube to reuse it. Now, if you want to recycle an old tube, you need to be careful that it won’t leak out the bottom. You can purchase tubes specifically for this purpose and they don’t leak. Or just put the deodorant in a little jar and use your fingers to apply! This particular recipe will work great if your  coconut oil stays a solid at the current room temperature. I do plan on tweaking this a bit for the summer months by adding some beeswax and bentonite clay, 

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Cool Cardigan

Cool Cardigan

I’ve over at Melly Sews today with an adorable cardigan  (affiliate link) for my little guy! Check it out!

*this post contains an affiliate link, but the pattern love is all my own!

Mademoiselle Muscle T: girlified and winterized!

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This month over at Project Run & Play, the pattern is the Mademoiselle Muscle T by Living With Punks. Now, it’s February in northern Alberta and there isn’t a Muscle T to be seen! So I decided to change things up a bit and turn this into something a little bit cozier for winter. J loves to wear vests, and hates to wear sweaters. She is forever taking off her sweater and complaining that she is too hot. But the thing is, it’s COLD outside! So I knew that if I made her a vest, she could wear it without overheating and I would feel better So I came up with this:

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