Meet Belle… My Australian Girl Doll
I’d been wanting to buy an Australian Girl Doll and particularly “Belle” for so long but she’d been out of stock from Australian Girl Doll for ages & not due back in stock in December.
Then a couple of weeks ago I discovered Missy Jo Dolls and much to my surprise “Belle” was in stock. Well… I couldn’t hit “Add to Cart” button faster even if I’d tried!! Finally I’d bought myself my dream Australian Girl Doll. I had to laugh when I received this message from Missy Jo Dolls
“Your beautiful Australian Girl doll and clothing items were packed and despatched this morning through Australia Post. I hope that the little girl who receives this very special doll cherishes her for a very long time.”
Little did Jo know that the ‘little girl’ receiving the Australian Girl doll happend to be me LOL. Australian Girl Dolls come complete with Aussie outfits and below is how Belle comes.
Don’t you just love those the Aussie rubber thongs?
I also bought this outfit from Missy Jo Dolls along with the cute little white shoes
Finally I have someone else to sew for besides myself (oh and of course my hubby)
While I was waiting for Belle to arrive I made this little outfit for her hoping it would fit.
The outfit fitted and I think it’s super cute even if I do say so myself what about you?
Today I made Belle a little knit dress with shirring and a matching necklace
One of the best things about sewing a Belle is I can test things out on her… and even better still she never complains and her body measurements always stay the same LOL.
I’d been wanting to practice shirring and I thought I’d might as well take advantage of the opportunity and make up a little outfit for Belle. I also wanted to practice doing a scolloped rolled hem. This dress was perfect to practice both and now that I’ve done some shirring I’d love to do more of it as I just love the effect and it was so easy to do.
The knit fabric I used was from my stash. I’m wanting to make myself a maxi dress with this fabric and I’m thinking I might add a little shirring now that I know how to do it and know how easy it is to do as well.
Belle and Zoe getting to know each other…
Well it wasn’t long before the two of them became best friends
Looks like someone is in trouble!
I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting Belle and I’m sure this won’t be the last time you get to see her here either LOL
So there you go… that’s Belle and isn’t she one of cutest little dolls you’ve ever seen?
I’m sure you’ll get to see more of Belle here on my blog and I’ll be sure to share more of the little outfits I make for her as well. My poor hubby is so jealous because I made outfits for Belle and still nothing for him. I did offer to make him a cute little dress but he politely told me where to go LOL. I have to admit I’d much rather sew for Belle than for my hubby as she’s definitely not as fussy and a lot more fun to sew for too 🙂