Friday, May 22, 2015

Fashion Friday!


For fashion Friday, Eleanor dressed in her new Girl Scout uniform made by Kindred Threads, and went on a hike through the garden.

“Eleanor! How many times do I have to tell you? No chickens in the house!”

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Custom Dolls: Creating Satsuki

MEET Satsuki

Custom Dolls: Creating Eleanor

MEET Eleanor


Creating Custom Dolls

Ever since I started customizing AG dolls, I've gotten plenty of questions on HOW I made them. But first, what is a custom doll? The American Girl wiki says that Custom Dolls are dolls that have been customized into unique looks or characters that American Girl has not made. American Girl sells doll hearing aids and dolls without hair, but that's as far as they go. AG collectors often customize dolls to create new characters, create AG characters that weren't made into dolls (such as a charcater's siblings, friends etc), and to create boy dolls. The most common types of customization are freckling, rewigging, and eye swaps.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Welcome!

Welcome to Cloudberries & Quilt Stitches.  We may be dolls, but we have big hearts and we're very  excited to begin telling you our stories. Let us begin by introducing ourselves.

   
 Eleanor Lowell

Time period: 1944
Ambitions: To one day fly airplanes and to be a movie star!
Likes: The adventures of Captain Midnight, tap dancing, and Nancy Drew mystery stories.

Eleanor hopes that the war will end soon so that her big sister, a WASP pilot, can return home safely.

Eleanor is a MyAG #61 with custom hand painted eyes.

 
Kirsten Larson 
Time period: 1854

After immigrating to America from Sweden, Kirsten seeks new adventures on the Minnesota prairie.

Kirsten is a retired historical American Girl doll.

 
 Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a custom GOTY Mia doll with Elizabeth Cole's wig.

    
Sylvia Rose

Sylvia Rose is a renamed Mia doll, GOTY 2008.

       
 Satsuki 
Satsuki is based on the character from the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro.

Satsuki is a custom Ivy doll with a Monique Tara wig.