It was around the year 1997 and I remember my Mom letting me and my sister pick out one doll each from the American Girl catalog. My sister picked out Samantha. I thought it would be really fun to be able to choose your own doll’s hair and eye color so I ended up picking a Just Like You doll.

I have loved dolls for as long as I can remember. I grew up playing mostly with Barbie dolls. I got really interested in the Magic Attic Club dolls around the same time I got my American Girl doll. As a teenager I had Barbie Collectibles lined up on shelves in my bedroom and now as an adult I make my own dolls. I took up knitting and crocheting in my 20’s and my husband encouraged me to start creating my own doll crochet patterns.


I went to the American Girl store last year with my sister to pick out a doll now for her daughter. It was then that I fell in love with them all over again. I left the store that day empty handed but I had a head full of ideas that I wanted to create with these dolls and I would think about them occasionally over the next year. This past Christmas, my husband surprised me with the new Courtney doll and a dollhouse he had made for me and I got to start bringing my ideas to reality. 

I decided to start this blog as a way to share ideas, crafts and patterns with others who enjoy the world of American Girl. 

You can also find my doll crochet pattern store on Etsy at

My first American Girl doll in all her 90’s glory.