I've completed my canned goods!  They look adorable and I can't wait to use them in scenes.  But I forgot to take pictures of the completed project before I stashed them away in my closet.  My family recently moved and we are still showing off our house so my room has to be spotless.  That puts a damper on my AG scenes!

I have also been working diligently on my secret project!  That means a lot of painting,  A LOT!  And some more too :)
I am really happy with how it is turning out, but I can tell my dad is ready to be done with it.  I am too, but I just don't have the right colors yet!

While at Lowe's Hardware store looking for paint I could use, I found an adorable AG sized porch swing.  It's technically a bird feeder, but it is adorable!  A few stitches and I can make cushions for 2 dolls to sit comfortably together.  I was going to attempt to make one, but it's at the bottom of my craft list and I would probably never get to it, so for $13, I couldn't say no!
 
 
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I got my paint and brush and went to it!  All 24 wood pieces that I'll be using for dolly sized canned goods are painted!  I only did the tops and bottoms of 16 because I have labels for those.  The last 8 I painted fully so that regardless of what I decide to do with them, they'll be ready.  I have some "Cola" stickers from the AG Do-It-Yourself book "Doll Travel."  If you are not familiar with the the DIY books by AG, you are missing out.  Not only has my craft supplies stock been utilized, I also get some great dolly sized items you would never think about!  For example, I just made the doll sized cooler (those big blue chunky things you see on the beach).  It was a perfect addition to Kailey's beach camp out!  I'll be adding pictures of Kailey's summer fun soon! :)
The next step for my cans is to decoupage the labels on!  They are so close to being finished.

 
 
I've been trying to think of how I want to change this website around now that I have finally moved into my new house.  I am currently experiencing a surge of craftiness too, so I think I'm just going to write about whatever thing I do related to American Girl each day.

Today, well, I won't be doing much because I am helping to decorate my church for Vacation Bible School!  But last night, I started on this really cool project:  canned food for dolls!

I am following the instructions posted on the Pieces for Reese blog.  I really like this site because it shows you how to make furniture for your lovely ladies.  You can find the instructions for this project here:  http://piecesforreese.blogspot.com/2011/03/18-doll-grocery-store-or-bakery-canned.html

I cut a dowel rod I had on hand last night and sanded the edges.  I printed and cut out canned good labels.  Now I'm heading to the store to pick up VBS supplies and gray paint for the cans!

I can't wait to see how it turns out!