Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book Pals - Fancy Nancy

My mother may have over-exaggerated my book mania by just bit.  However, I do love a great children's book.  Besides looking for books, I have been on the lookout for plush book characters for my favorite books.  You can buy them, but my bank account cannot handle the prices.  My current favorite picture book is Fancy Nancy.
I think that Fancy Nancy is what I was as a child.  I loved nothing better than dressing up in as many ruffles and bows as I could pile on.  As a teacher, I love Fancy Nancy for her wonderful way of choosing extraordinary words to say ordinary things.  So of course the first character I wanted was Nancy.
Madame Alexander Version $59.95                                              Amazon Version $33.00

Mama Thrift was sure we could create  Fancy Nancy.  Remember these she bought for 25 cents each?
We took the legs off one doll and attached them to another.  We took purple tulle and hot glued on a dress.  Then we accessorized.  Beads, ribbon, jewels and a boa (a ribbon that we gathered).  The glasses are made from craft foam and colored cellophane.  Everything we used was from our craft junk drawer.  I love the final product.




  Total cost...50 cents!   Stayed tuned for our next book pal project...Pete the Cat.

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7 comments:

Christina A said...

Fancy Nancy is so dandy! So cute and wow so thrifty! :)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from tt&j. How thrifty! And your doll is the cutest.. even cuter then the expensive ones. :)

I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party if you get a chance :)

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Great job! :) Your version is fantastic!

Six Sisters said...

We love Fancy Nancy!! Your doll turned out sooo cute! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters
http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

Michala said...

What an adorable idea! I am a kindergarten teacher, and I love reading Fancy Nancy! I might have to make one of these dolls... looking forward to your Pete the Cat post. Pete is regular visitor to my class! My class loves to "Rock in their school shoes!"

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MiaB said...

Great idea!!! Love books.. would really love it if you could share this here with us http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-4.html

Thanks so much,
MiaB

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Ahh.. love these! Im glad you linked them up.. they are super cute :)

Thanks for linking up to Financial Friday :)