Ask N. what she wants for Christmas this year, and she will immediately reply: A Camerican Goyl. (American Girl).
Ask me what she's getting, and I'll admit, I'd love to get her an American Girl, but I have my doubts as to whether she's ready. So, she's getting a fake. And I'm conflicted about that. Feels a little like giving The Sunshine Family instead of Barbies. Okay, not exactly like that.
Truth be told, what N. really wants is the zebra print dress in the American Girl catalog. The one she can wear, and the one the doll can wear. It does not come in her size, so she will definitely not be getting this dress. I haven't decided if her Target doll will be getting the real dress, or if she'll be settling for the one I ordered on Zulily. Are you sensing a theme here? It's not the money, necessarily, though I really don't want to spend thirty dollars on a dress for doll. It's that N. is more focused on the zebra print than which historical time period might be her favorite. She can't even decide whether she'd rather have a doll that looks like her or one that looks like her cousin. Because she's FOUR.
Clearly, not ready for the American Girl. But she thinks she is, so it could make for an interesting Christmas morning.
Anyhow, she has been enjoying dressing up her baby dolls and stuffed animals lately. So this week, we decided to make them some diapers out of felt, using a pattern I found on Pinterest. Super cute, and just as easy as it looked on the tutorial.
We found the patterned felt at Jo-Ann. A little pricier than I had imagined, at $1.33 a sheet for the patterned, but not too too terrible. We only bought a couple, just in case it didn't work, and really, two are enough to trade around on the dolls and animals.
We folded the felt in half, traced around the pattern, and cut it out.
I had some Velcro squares left over from my framed handprint project, so we used those instead of a whole line of velcro. Since mine were sticky backed, I didn't bother sewing them on. If they come off, I can always sew them then.
And there you have it. Fancy diapers for my fancy girl's fancy animals. Now that they are finished, I'm afraid they look a little more like fancy panties, but oh well. I just hope this is enough zebra print to keep her satisfied for a while.
That's what this Real Woman of Pinterest has found Pinteresting this week. How about you? Link up below and let me know!