Minnie Mouse Ears and Dress for Doll (and Girl) Crafty Weekends Projects and Link Party

Oops!! With the spotty internet on our vacation I missed writing my review for Earth Day!! Be sure to check out tomorrow's post for some great Earth books!!

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After the crazy March we had weather wise and for Steve work wise, I really needed to get away to somewhere warm. Steve on the other hand just wanted to stay home and rest. We decided Hazel and I would go down to Florida (we have a time share there) and he would stay home. Since we were going to be in Florida we decided we would spend a day at Magic Kingdom and a day at Universal Studios. I found this fabric in my stash. It has beautiful flowers and Minnie Mouse heads on it. I showed it to Hazel and suggested I make a dress for her to wear to Magic Kingdom. I used Butterick Pattern 3860 to make her a dress. Since Hazel wanted to bring two of her dolls with us I thought I would make her doll a matching dress. I checked out the patterns I have downloaded and found one that used the slip pattern from Molly's Pretty Clothes. I didn't put on a ruffle and lengthened the pattern for the dress. I also wanted her doll to have Minnie Mouse ears. 

Five years ago I made ears for myself and Hazel as well as ones for Hazel's half birthday party. The tutorial is here. The ears she is wearing in this picture however I bought at Target. 

To make the doll headband I was not sure what to use. It took awhile for me to figure it out and then I thought of a plastic cup. You know one of those you get from a company for free. I took a doll headband from American Girl and decided on a large cup. 
The first thing I did was cut down the side of the cup and then cut the bottom off.

Next I cut about half an inch ringfrom the cup.

Again I used the American Girl headband to measure and cut about an inch or so away from the ring. I also used a 1-inch circle punch to punch out thin cardboard circles. Next I wrapped the plastic headband with black ribbon. I wrapped the starting end in and glued the finishing end. I used a clothespin to secure the end until the glue dried. 

While the glue was drying I took black felt and cut out two dumbbell shapes using my 1-inch cirlces for the ends. Then I glued the cardboard circles to one end of each.

Then I wrapped the felt up with glue on it and glued the other end to the cardboard to create one ear. And I repeated it with the other one as well.

I trimmed the ears a bit after the glue dried as well since my shape was off. Then since it was Minnie Mouse I made a bow out of pink polka dotted ribbon and glued it on.

It is loose on Kit, but it works. It is not as good as the American Girl one but I have yet to figure out what to use to make it stiffer. Hazel was very happy with it. She loved having matching outfits for her and her doll. Plus I love that the fabric isn't overly Disney that she won't want to wear it other times. 

For more Minne Mouse ideas be sure to check out all of these posts. For more doll related posts check out these. Oh and for our day at Universal Hazel wore this Harry Potter themed dress from Target and her doll has an outfit from ebay.

It is time to see what you have been creating! Thank you to everyone who shared with us last party. Below are a few of the features from our party. Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!!  Also don't forget to link up all your diverse and cultural posts at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!  I can't wait to see what you have been creating!!


1) From Create & Babble: Red White and Blue Ideas for Summer

2) From Refresh Living: DIY Raised Garden Bed

3) From Fresh Vintage by Lisas: How to Paint Buffalo Check Plaids

4) From The Scrap Shoppe: Dressed Up Desk Organizers

5) From Rain on a Tin Roof: DIY Wall Mounted Drop Down Desk

6) From The Handyman's Daughter: How to Build Recessed Bathroom Shelves

7) From Bombshell Bling: My Little Pony Birthday Party

8) From Life Sew Savory: Tank Dress Sewing Tutorial 

9) From Busy Being Jennifer: Hand-Dyed Wallhangings

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!