Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kit and Ruthie - Decorate the Tree House

Kit and Ruthie are decorating the tree house for Independence Day.




Ruthie hangs a patriotic fan decoration on the railing.




"I'm going to put the ladder down and get our lunch."
 



"Here, hold the flag...."


 Kit is getting hungry.....


"This looks great Kit!"

Saturday, June 25, 2016

*In Store Report* DC Super Hero GIRLS - Target

 How cool are these?? I saw these at Target. The 12" dolls are $19.99.


Bumblebee is bee-utiful in yellow and black with classic bee stripes
• Iconic Super Hero accessories include her removable bumblebee wings
 
  
DC Super Hero Girls Supergirl 12" Action Doll

 Supergirl wows in signature red and blue, with signature S-shield logo and tall red kicks
• Iconic Super Hero accessories include her cape, molded for flight
• The action doll is designed with high articulation and the ability to stand alone for action poses and active storytelling fun!

 

Wonder Woman wows in signature red, white and blue, with stars on her pants, golden armor and badge and tall red boots
• Iconic Super Hero accessories include her Lasso of Truth, wrist cuffs and golden tiara


Batgirl wows wearing a sleek outfit with Batgirl symbol details, a tech pattern on her shirt, golden boots and bat-inspired mask and hood
• Iconic Super Hero accessories include her bat-shaped backpack, phone gadget and utility belt


Each 6-inch DC Super Girls action figure is highly articulated for powerful posing and creative storytelling
• Molded in durable plastic, they’re ready for Super Hero stunts and portable play
• Supergirl action figure is ready to save the day in her action-primed outfit (non-removable) that blends iconic elements of the original DC Super Hero character -- red and blue, “S-Shield” emblem and red cape -- with modern trends
• Includes 6-inch Supergirl action figure and Super Hero piece count


  Molded in durable plastic, they’re ready for Super Hero stunts and portable play
• Bumblebee action figure is ready for to save the day in her action-primed outfit (non-removable) that blends iconic elements of the original DC Super Hero character -- yellow and black, classic bee stripes and bumblebee wings -- with modern trends
• Includes 6-inch Bumblebee action figure and Super Hero piece count


Molded in durable plastic, they’re ready for Super Hero stunts and portable play
• Batgirl action figure is ready to save the day in her action-primed outfit (non-removable) that blends iconic elements of the original DC Super Hero character -- bat-inspired mask and ears and a bat-shaped backpack -- with modern trends
• Includes 6-inch BATGIRL action figure and Super Hero piece count


 Harley Quinn action figure wears her signature outfit (non-removable) that blends iconic elements of the original DC Super Hero character -- black, red and blue; a diamond Harlequin-inspired print; mismatched fashion; and large mallet -- with modern trends
• Includes 6-inch Harley Quinn action figure and Super Hero piece count


 Molded in durable plastic, they’re ready for Super Hero stunts and portable play
• Wonder Woman is ready to save the day in her action-primed outfit (non-removable) that blends iconic elements of the original DC Super Hero character -- red, white and blue; stars on her pants; and signature armor details -- with modern trends
• Includes 6-inch Wonder Woman action figure and Super Hero piece count


Poison Ivy is ready to save the day in her action-primed outfit (non-removable) that blends iconic elements of the original DC Super Hero character -- a garden-inspired green outfit, ivy details and vines -- with modern trends
• Includes 6-inch Poison Ivy action figure and piece count


*REVIEW* AVON Dollhouse and Furniture




The dollhouse and furniture set are sold separately.  I got both sets on sale.  $19.99 for the dollhouse and $14.99 for the furniture set.


 The 3-story pop-up screen printed dollhouse is 36" tall x 28" wide x 10" deep. 


It comes in three sections which are then velcroed together. It also has two floor panels and two room dividers which are also velcroed in place.


The directions come with pictures for ease of assembly however, although it says on the bag that it is for children age 6 and up, adult supervision is helpful.


 Rooms include a kitchen, living room, bathroom, office and bedroom.   The roof has a skylight that looks down into the bedroom.

The color scheme is bright and cheerful and the room decorations are sure to be loved by any little girl.   Lots of pink and purple.



The panels can be easily disassembled and stored flat.  It is designed for indoor use only and should not be allowed to get wet.

There is a warning not to place it near flammable sources.

The furniture is paper-laminated foam core board.  The assembly directions are very good and the pieces punch out easily, however, adult supervision is helpful to make sure the narrow legs of the tables and the bed posts do not get bent.  That being said, the pieces are sturdy.

The furniture is absolutely adorable!!!!!!! 


The bedroom set has a 4 post bed with a night stand, armoire and dresser. 



The armoire opens to reveal three adorable dresses and some fashion accessories.


The dresser drawers actually open.



The bathroom has a footed tub, toilet, sink and mirror with towel.  I'm not sure why a tub need a life preserver but I do like the rubber duckies.



 The office has a desk with lamp and computer, bookshelves with a printer and an office chair.


  
The living room has a book cabinet, two overstuffed chairs and a coffee table with teacups and a teapot.  I wish it came with a sofa.


 The kitchen has a table and chairs, refrigerator and sink cabinet.  No stove.  The frig open to reveal some fruits and dairy products.





The cabinet has a swivel faucet with veggies on the counter and in the sink.  The cabinet doors open.  Nothing inside. 

 

The table is set with an assortment of desserts.

It took my 7-year-old granddaughter and I about 2 hours to assemble it all.  At that point she had had enough fun and wasn't interested in playing with it.  We'll do that on her next visit
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I'm very pleased with both the house and the furniture.  I think my granddaughter and I will have lots of fun.

-Fawn

Friday, June 24, 2016

*Reader Photos* DIY Mini Lea Bahia Outfit

 

Here's my Mini Lea's Bahia outfit. It is my goal to make her entire collection at mini scale. The shirt is actually made of scraps from an old bathing suit. I decided to simplify the embroideries a bit, but unlike AG, MINE are actually embroidered. The shorts have a simple elastic waist, and the sandals I made from scraps of ribbon and felt. Hope you enjoy!
Rosie

DIY Mini Lea RF Hike Outfit & Accessories



Just finished making mini Lea her own Rainforest Hike Outfit and Accessories! The outfit was simple enough. 


I drew the butterfly on the shirt in marker and made the belt and headband from ribbon. 


In the accessories set, the walking stick is a large toothpick that I colored designs on and made a handle. The snack bars and butterfly brochure are just scraps of cardboard and paper. I had already made the bug spray from two green beads, having mistakenly assumed it part of the Rainforest House. The binoculars are also beads, and I made the backpack from scraps of fabric and felt.


This came out better than I expected. My next project will be Lea's Bahia outfit and the Fruit Stand!
-Rosie