Being out and about in the summer heat requires an 18″ doll outfit that will keep your doll cool! Imagine a favorite pair of 18in doll shorts paired with a favorite tank top for 18″dolls all in one…and you have this week’s Outfit of the Week. DRFJ is an 18 inch doll jumpsuit that has the look of shorts and a tank top combined. Carnation pink cotton fabric is covered with pink and beige flowers that have a variety of green stems and leaves. An elastic waistband provides a fitted profile and the self-tie bow detail gives the illusion of a 2 piece shorts set. Spaghetti straps and an elastic neckline add gentle pleating on top. A hook and loop closure in the back makes this easy to dress your American Girl doll. Included with this casual summer 18″doll outfit is a pair of adorable sandals. STTFF are 18″ doll sandals with some great details for American Girl doll sized shoes. Thicker rubber soles are pink with a white layered stripe and the unique “thong” style doll sandals gives these summer sandals a realistic look. A lime green strap and darker green cloth petal flower coordinate perfectly with the jumper and the clear elastic heel strap will keep these shoes snugly on your American Girl doll. What a fun summer outfit for your American Girl to wear to barbeques, pool parties or just going out for ice cream.
School is out and summer is in. Maybe you like to sleep in, eat late and dress in casual attire every day. Your American Girl feels the same way and SH-WT-HC is an 18″ casual doll outfit that she will love to wear. A 2 piece pants set for 18 inch dolls, SH-WT-HC is cute enough to wear whether your doll is playing at home or tagging along on a seashore family outting. Hot pink capri length pants are screen printed with hearts and have elastic rolled hems, giving these 18in doll capris a casual and stylish look. The soft interlock material is comfy and would look great with a bathing suit top or workout clothes that you may have in your 18″ doll clothes wardrobe. This 2 piece doll outfit that will fit American Girl dolls also comes with a white, pull over, ribbed tank top. The rhinestone embellishments along the neckline make this 18″ sleeveless doll tank top one that can be worn with many other American Girl clothes. Each of these pieces can be mixed and matched. Just think how many 18″ doll summer outfits you can create with pants, shirts and skirts in your 18in doll wardrobe. Completing this casual 18in doll clothes set and included with the purchase, are SFF-HP, foam flower sandals. Thick platform soles give these summer sandals a contemporary look and can be worn with this set and other summer doll clothes.
Do warmer summer temperatures conjure up memories of making a lemonade stand when you were a kid? It sure does for me. I can remember setting up lemonade stands with my brothers…making our pitcher of lemonade (and making a mess in the kitchen no doubt) dragging our table down to the curb, coloring signs and posters to announce our stand, waving at passers by and asking them to stop… and how excited we were when someone stopped to buy a cup from us. We were thrilled when the coins dropped into our coffee can collection box. Sometimes, we used a shoe box, covered with construction paper and a slot cut into the top. The coffee can made a better noise! Lemonade stands may be popping up in your communities now that the weather is warmer. Not much has changed. Maybe signs are made on the computer instead of crayons, construction paper and a great imagination. The lemonade is made from a powder mix not fresh lemons and sugar. However, the joy and excited expressions on kids’ faces as they wave and encourage “customers” stop to purchase a cup of lemonade are pretty much just as they were when I was a kid. Thinking about it brings a smile to my face!
Now you and your 18″ dolls may want to create a lemonade stand too. Using SF-CTC, our doll sized wooden concession stand and lemonade set for 18inch dolls, JL-LSS, you, your friends and their American Girl dolls can set up a lemonade stand anytime during the year. The lemonade set comes complete with a bowl of lemons, a pitcher full of icy lemonade (without the mess!) 4 tall glasses of lemonade with striped straws, a stirring spoon, napkins, serving tray and table cloth.
This weekend, June 10-12, celebrates Alex’s Lemonade Days. In 2000, Alexandra Scott, (1996-2004) a then 4 year old from Philadelphia, who was herself battling cancer, wanted to raise money to cure childhood cancer by selling lemonade. Alex’s first lemonade stand was the start of a national movement through ALSF, (Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,) the Foundation that bears her name. You may have participated in an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, or purchased lemonade from an Alex’s Lemonade stand you passed. The bright yellow color and smiles on the faces of the folks that volunteer are electric and full of hope. To help create some additional fun for you and your dolls and to also bring awareness to Alex’s Lemonade Stands, we have a new printable activity to enjoy. Easy to print, cut and decorate, this printable includes two doll sized placemats and a lemonade stand banner. Have fun decorating these and creating your own special lemonade stand.
We hope your weekend is full of lemonade and love.
Beach party 2016 and these girls are ready! Colorful 18in doll bathing suits and accessories make this group easy to spot on the beach. School is almost out and we just can’t wait for summer. We have our beach scene all set up and can only imagine really going to the shore and squiggling our toes in the sand. Julia is going to try her hand at surfing. She has never done it before, but her older brother has given her a lesson and she wants to learn. DRWS, an 18″ doll wetsuit is going to keep Julia warm and protect her from rough sand if she takes a spill. She’s got her new boogie board for 18in dolls ABB, which has a huge flower design…easy to spot if her ankle strap comes off and the board gets loose. Catherine will be bobbing in the water on her inner tube trying to keep as much sand off of her as possible. Yuk…she just hates the sand and doesn’t like touching the bottom of the ocean either. Sophia and Carly adore being covered in sand and will probably bury themselves just for fun! Today, they will be building sand castles and will be keeping their buckets and shovels close at hand. They are not fond of swimming but love to go ankle deep and watch their friends. What do you like best about the beach? What will you do at your beach party?
As parents, our primary concern for our children is to keep them safe. As they grow and begin to play with toys…including pots, pans and plastic food storage containers…the need to be ever watchful increases. How do you know if a child’s toy is “safe”? Who develops the criteria making toys safe? ASTM International creates standards for which all toys sold in the U.S. must comply. These standards, along with regulations from the CPSA (Consumer Product Safety Commission) are all created to keep children’s toys safe. The safety of Sophia’s® 18″ doll products is also our primary concern. When you purchase Sophia’s® brand doll merchandise, you know that each product has been manufactured with components that have been certified and safety tested to meet the safety requirements for children’s toys. The fabrics used in our collection of 18in and 15″ doll clothing have all been tested, as have our doll accessories and furniture. Sophia’s® takes this safety concern just a bit further. We design many of our doll clothes with hook and loop closures with faux button details. This enables your child to dress and undress their dolls without actually having to button and unbutton, reducing the potential for buttons to come loose. Warning labels are clearly visible on our packaging as is the appropriate age for use of our products. Our furniture has been designed with recessed hardware and some doll furniture pieces require no assembly at all. For those of you who enjoy creating children’s clothing and/or doll clothing, we have a selection of doll sized sewing supplies available that are used in many of the doll clothes we manufacture; all tested and compliant with the CPSIA guidelines. Knowing that safety is our priority, making your purchase of Sophia’s® brand doll products can be done with confidence and peace of mind.