Do you have summer plans? Family reunions? Days at the pool? We had spring break last week and that little break really turned my mind to the upcoming summer break and our summer plans. We are going hiking, a little camping, a family reunion, plenty of water fun, whether we hit the pool or the reservoir, or the splash pad, and yes there will be a sprinkling of lazy summer days. Lazy days for us means flexible schedules and that means a lot of impromptu activities. One thing I love to do with my family on one of those days is to be creative together. I keep a stash of art and craft supplies to spark our creativity. I also keep a couple of crafts or projects in mind for those moments, projects I know we might enjoy making together.
For those who love dolls, an awesome resource for summer crafts and activities is Camp Doll Diaries. There are weekly themes and daily inspiration for crafting and play. You can join in on your free summer days or follow the fun daily. Char over at Doll Diaries runs this free online camp that is open to all ages.
I am excited to be a weekly contributor at Camp Doll Diaries this summer. Doll Diaries’ team members, Char, Karen, Laura, Brandy and I, have been planning up a storm the past few months. I am so excited for all the doll size fun to come!
In anticipation of camp, the dolls needed a few summer accessories! I made a camp bag with a cheery sun, reminiscent of the smiling sun on the 2014 camp logo that Laura Kelly created. I made it using this tutorial.
Char sent a camp hoodie with the 2014 logo on it. It is so cute on the dolls. The logo is cheery and colorful with that smiling sun and a little rainbow on the clouds. I had to complete the look with a bright and cheery headband. I wrote up the headband tutorial for Doll Diaries, if you want to make one too!
Here is more camp info you might be interested in:
- Pre-camp activities start the end of May.
- The 2014 virtual camp runs from June 2 thru August 29th.
- The Doll Diaries Etsy shop is open with Camp Doll Diaries iron-ons, clothing, accessories and crafts.
I hope to be spending some time with you this summer at “camp”!