Post by Karenhenks on Feb 21, 2012 17:05:31 GMT -5
Marie Grace's new dress is absolutely gorgeous! The bodice with the little buttons marching down the front, the flounced skirt, the swishy taffeta, the floating ribbons. It's a winner all the way around. The hat is versatile, boots very cute. So glad I bought it!
Post by Karenhenks on Aug 22, 2011 15:50:11 GMT -5
Addy with her rope bed:
My Addy "room" is at the end of the hallway, one has to be creative in a smaller house! I've never had any problems at all with Addy's bed; it's a newer one, not PC. Very sturdy. It has sheets, 3 quilts, and 2 or 3 pillows on it plus Ida Bean. Sometimes a doll lounges on it, and it's not out of reach to my 4 young grandchildren. Now if you asked me about Kit's bed, I'd have a different story.
How long were the lengths in the original set? TIA
The lengths are about 1 yard, each. I have 2 lengths of light green, and 2 of light blue, 1 each of the other colors in the bundle. (why 2 lengths of light green, I don't know, the sampler clearly doesn't have much of that color).
Post by Karenhenks on Feb 26, 2010 10:14:27 GMT -5
For reference, here are the DMC thread matches to Felicity's embroidery floss. (Keep in mind that I bought Felicity's Needlework accessory set used, and I am going by what was included therein, but the floss also match the screened colors on the unstitched sampler, so I am confident that they are correct)
The lighter green floss I have is different in color than the light green floss shown here. My guess is that the floss colors changed over time. The 2 different sets I have contain the same color of green.
Post by Karenhenks on Oct 14, 2009 14:12:58 GMT -5
I have Kit's trunk, the older one, and it's made very much like old trunks of that time, except that it's covered in vinyl, not leather. From the feel of it when empty, I'd say the exterior is pressboard, or masonite covered with the red vinyl. It's very functional. I do wish the vinyl was a heavier guage. I've scratched mine a couple of times; not being careful enough while moving it, and now there are "skid" marks.
Post by Karenhenks on Feb 11, 2009 11:58:11 GMT -5
The Sweet Treats Bakery Case is really fun to play with. We love it! We also use it as a fabric display case when playing with Addy. You can store bolts of fabric, jars of buttons, etc, in the case, and use the top as a cutting or ironing surface. I loved the book idea. My granddaughter is big on playing "store", so besides just bakery, restaurant, and/or fabric store, now we will add book store to the fun.
The heart cookies that come stuck onto the cookie sheet fit perfectly inside Kit's oven. Sometimes we put Addy's cherry pie in the covered cake stand; it looks great! I ditched the bright striped runners and doilies that came with the case, and instead use vintage crochet pieces for that "historic" look I crave. I am thinking about repainting the cupcakes and donuts with more realistic colors, but haven't done it yet.
This piece is so versatile and cute, you won't regret the purchase, I promise!
I have Kit's stove, and my granddaughter and I both love it! Yes, It's plastic, and blue at that, but it's still sweet, very sturdy, and has tons of play value. We use it in our Bakery, which consists of the stove, bakery case, and Samantha's wicker table set.