American Girl Maryellen

Posted on May 20 2015 – 9:31am
by Rudy


American Girl Maryellen

As you all know the new Beforever historical doll is coming out in August.  I’m not delivering any new news, you know as much as I do, BUT I do want to discuss craft ideas!!! A new doll means new ideas!  Since Maryellen is a 50’s girl, I need some help.  This era is not my strongest, and honestly I am still hoping for an 80’s doll eventually, so I need any help I can get!  Clothes, accessories, furniture, decor, anything!  Once the line comes out it will be easier to start replicating things, but until then let’s come up with our on ideas!  I was so on the ball with Grace coming out and she came into our home with a huge welcoming party.  She already had her own room, accessories, and even some furniture pieces! I want the same warm welcome for Maryellen!  So, tell me what you think about the pictures below, AND tell me how we can add or improve them!  This will be so much fun!  Remember, the more input I can get, the more great crafts that can be made!









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Okay, let’s start the conversation!  What kind of furniture should we make?  I am really wanting to make Maryellen her own bedroom.  I am thinking a few toys, maybe a desk or vanity.  Chair in the bedroom?  I guess big curtains are a must?  I really don’t know!  Any advice or suggestions would be great!  And if you know of type of fabric I should get for her bedding.  This is going to be so much fun!  I guess the Our Generation Diner will come in handy for a few scenes!

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lanie lou
    May 20, 2015 at 1:42 pm – Reply


    • Rudy
      May 20, 2015 at 8:39 pm – Reply

      I agree, the Play Doh is a must! We can make little tubes and place them in her room.

    • Rudy
      May 20, 2015 at 8:38 pm – Reply

      These are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  2. lisa
    May 20, 2015 at 6:19 pm – Reply

    Barbie came out in 1958-59 idk what year Maryellen is Bt that’s something to add to toys..and wasn’t Elvis plus records big in the 50s???

    • Rudy
      May 20, 2015 at 6:22 pm – Reply

      Thanks for the reminder! I had a picture I just forgot to add it!

  3. Linda Reynolds
    May 21, 2015 at 5:11 am – Reply

    I made a 50’s record player last year for Doll Diaries and Livingadollslife blogs. I could send you pictures. It was very easy to make and took very little time.

  4. sharon
    May 21, 2015 at 5:47 am – Reply

    Disney has a 50’s Prime Time Cafe restaurant at their Hollywood Studios Park – their should be a lot of photos of it on line.

    I grew up in the 50’s and when we go in their I always see something we either had at home or someone else did.

    The TV was very major to most homes – so a great 50’s TV project would be fun! Picture needs to be black and white.

  5. sharon
    May 21, 2015 at 6:04 am – Reply

    Also our house had lots of Heywood Wakefield furniture and definitely the boomerang design on Formica and drapes!

  6. katie
    May 21, 2015 at 2:09 pm – Reply

    ooh she is so pretty can’t wait til she comes out!!

  7. Nikki F
    May 21, 2015 at 3:01 pm – Reply

    You HAVE to do a poodle skirt if you haven’t already, or just some of those full circle skirts. And maybe a malt shop.

    • Rudy
      May 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm – Reply

      Yes I agree!!!

  8. rebecca
    May 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm – Reply

    yay a fifties girl! doll diaries had some fifties crafts durin camp doll diaries last year

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