She Tried It|Extreme Makeover Doll Edition Part 1

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These dolls are just precious. I grew up with Barbie, Strawberry Shortcake and Cabbage Patch Kids. It seems that in the pursuit of modernizing dolls they had to make them bustier, give them shorter skirts and huge eyes, garish makeup and lips that look like they just received Botox treatments. IMO too sexualized for my taste. Seems most things for kids these days are either pushing the boundaries or just don’t care about the boundaries. Kids really need to be kids. Here’s a mom that understands.

Sonia Singh followed her creative calling after finding discarded Bratz dolls at a thrift shop and she transformed them into a line of upcycled dolls. Sonia posted photos of her first completed dolls online — and immediately, her dolls became a viral sensation.

See for yourself and check out Sonia’s Etsy shop for her dolls and more of her products.

 

Check out Part 2 for my attempt to become part of the recycled doll movement.

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The Daily Suga’|Free “CREATE” printable

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Hey all! I threw this together after being inspired by a quilt I saw. I’m in no way a quilter so I thought a printable would be a great alternative. Enjoy!

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The Suga’|The “Pink” Weekly Roundup

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Around my house, it’s no secret that pink is my FAVORITE color. My husband joked that I would buy pink poo if they had it. Now I’m not that serious but check these out. Cute, right?

Anyhoo (rhymes with poo), this week’s roundup is all about my favorite color! Enjoy!

  1. Ever wonder about the history of the color pink, find out at NPR.
  2. Pale pink and yellow color trends in fashion for Fall 2016 via InStyle.
  3. A graphic history of pink via Colourlovers.
  4. Known for being a color for females, read about reclaiming the color pink via The Guardian.
  5. Pretty up your coffee table with Pink: The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture via Amazon.
  6. Art that proves pink is tough via Artnews.com.
  7. The Smithsonian Institute discusses when girls started wearing pink.
  8. Ever wonder just what the color pink stands for, find out via Colormatters.com.
  9. Check out some encouraging articles over at Pink Magazine.
  10. Find a beautiful career and a beautiful life via Little Pink Book.

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The Daily Suga’|Geometric Fun Play

So I was cruising around Instagram and I came across the Instagram for Kristy Lea (@quietplay). She creates some amazing quilts. So half a moment I thought that maybe I would make the Stars Wars or Marvel quilt for my son. And then I thought again. That just seemed like a lot of work. I don’t LOVE to sew but I love to sew. When I sew, I kinda of get into this rhythm and zone and I’m able to just think. I’ve been itching to sew but my room is still quite a mess. I can’t really get to my sewing machine and the times that I’ve sewn I had to do it at the kitchen table. Doable but inconvenient.

Anyway I digress. It came to me that her quilt patterns could be used as rainy day or free time art activity with construction paper. Quilt patterns would make a great activity for some geometric fun play. Quietplay’s quilt patterns are fun and include favorites like Marvel, DC and Star Wars but she also has great woodland creatures and boats and planes.

All you need are scissors, construction paper, glue and something to use as a background like canvas, cardstock or construction paper. Check out these great patterns that would be perfect to print out for fun geometric play.

Or check out those Marvel, DC and Star Wars quilt patterns for fun play. Maybe you could have the whole class do one and join them together to make one big paper quilt like this fabric one.

Photo: Quiet Play
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And how about picking up one of these t-shirts featuring great patterns like this one from Quiet Play.

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I’d wear that.

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The Daily Suga’|Pink Cheek Studios

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When I see something sweet, I just have to pass it along. Nichol does custom wall hangings as well as beloved storybook and movie characters. These mobiles, wall hangings and art prints from Pink Cheek Studios are simple amazing and unique and should adorn the walls and ceilings of every nursery and kids room.

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