Hello all! I guess I have to go to work today. πŸ™‚ (what many don’t know is that I actually do have a day job–writing books! You can find my author page here.)

Before I leave, I just wanted to send out a quick post to showcase our version of Josefina Montoya!


We don’t have a Josefina doll, so for today Brianna is filling the part. We think that she looks so cute! ❀


Josefina has just returned home from picking wildflowers. She looks so pretty in her red skirt and woven shawl.


Josefina wears a bright blue ribbon in her hair with a yellow rose. We didn’t have a blue ribbon, so instead, we just used a blue rose.


Her shawl is actually a scarf we found at a yard sale for 25 cents. I simply cut it down, and sewed it to fit the doll.


We decided to leave her feet bare. All of the leather type doll boots that we have are much too modern. We thought that she looked cute without her boots on anyway.


I sewed Josefina’s skirt from a satin Christmas napkin. I liked it because it already had a finished edge for the hem.

We actually started to get a vision of featuring Josefina when we spotted the scarf, the satin napkin, and the pretty buckle pin at a yard sale. It all just came together perfectly. πŸ™‚


Josefina’s sash is a piece of wide brown ribbon. We already had the plain white shirt.


Josefina is ready to get cooking!


Β There are plenty of vegetables to prepare!


Mother should be home any minute. Josefina hopes that her mother likes the flowers that she picked for her.


Let’s take a closer look at some of Josefina’s fun items!


I am adoring the watermelon wedges and the pumpkins right now. ❀


The watermelons, pineapples, oranges and grapes are table cloth weights from the dollar store. The pumpkins were thrifty finds, along with all of the other veggies. They were the ones that we found strung on a piece of decorative rope. πŸ™‚

I am also loving the feathered water canteen. It looks like it might belong to Kaya, but we just couldn’t resist using it for Josefina.


More thrift store items. We love thrifting! There isn’t much else in the retail department for the dolls around here, so we try to repurpose as much as we can instead. πŸ™‚


Well, Brianna had a great time featuring the world of Josefina Montoya today! πŸ™‚ (now it’s time for me to go to work)


Thank you all for coming! I hope you enjoyed. πŸ™‚

Let us know what you think!

Leave a comment below!

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  1. This is a terrific idea! The canteen and the pin jumped out at me immediately, what unique pieces. They work perfectly with this set up. I also love the idea of using the napkin to make a skirt, very clever.


    1. I know! We love to find unique pieces, and then find something fun to use them for. We own two historical dolls, Caroline and Rebecca, but it has been so interesting finding ways to recreate looks for the other historical dolls too. Using thrifted items or what we already have on hand is best. You really have to look at things in a different way though, like using a napkin for a skirt! Hee hee! πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks! I’m glad that you enjoyed! We like to try to recreate historical doll looks on a shoestring budget. It’s a lot of fun, and it is a great way to repurpose! πŸ™‚


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