Some Handmade Accessories for Kaya

I just LOVE it when our readers send photos of the wonderful things they have made for their dolls! Sarah sent in a few photos of accessories they made for Kaya and they are just amazing! I have actually emailed her back asking if she would share a tutorial or two on how she made them.

Handmade Cradleboard for Kaya doll

This is a cradleboard for Kaya’s doll or for a baby to be carried in.

Handmade Cradleboard for Kaya doll

And here is the cradleboard with a “doll” in it.

Homemade Tepee for American Girl dolls Kaya

How amazing is this Tepee??? I tried making a tepee this summer and failed miserably.

Handmade Kaya dress

Kit looks adorable in her “deerskin” outfit.

Handmade basket for Kaya

And I love this little handwoven basket, too.

Sarah, it is evident that a whole lot of love and creativity went into this! They turned out amazing and I am so glad you shared them with us!

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  1. kananirulz says:

    firstie cute!

  2. Sharry A. says:

    WOW! That’s amazing! I think you did better than AG! Nice work!

  3. Pretty Irish AG says:

    I’d buy that if I had Kaya. Go Made in America!

  4. Venus says:

    Wow! I, too, would love to see some tutorials on how to make these things. My Kaya will be super happy when I come home and show her this! ^_^

  5. Isabella says:

    That is amazing!!!!!! I am going to buy kaya soon, and would LOVE a tutorial on them!! You could probably sell those!

  6. Sue says:

    Beautiful! And I, too, would love a tutorial or two.

  7. StoryTeller says:

    That is AWESOME! I especially love the teepee– if you can make your own, you can decide how big or small you want it!
    Thank you for sharing these, Sarah! And yes, I would like to see tutorials. : )

  8. kananirulz says:

    Yea maybe i’ll use it too :) a tent for camp or make my Kanani an indian XD

  9. Venus says:

    @kananirulz Your username is so true! XD

  10. Molly W. says:

    This is amazing! :) Thank you so much for sharing Sarah! Yes, just like everyone else, I would love a tutorial on this stuff. Thank you again so much, both Char and Sarah!

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  12. qtlol10 says:

    Amazing! Absolutely love the tepee!

  13. Delaney says:

    Oh. My. Gosh.
    TALENT!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s all I can saw. Talent. xD

  14. Megan!!!!!! says:

    Delaney~ AGEREED!!!!! Sarah~ you have a gift. and you definitely should use it!!!!!!

  15. Ava says:

    Woah! I can’t believe someone made those! Please send a tutorial!

  16. Delaney says:

    Oops. Typo! Say not saw. xD

  17. Courtney says:

    Oh my goodness! These crafts are totally cute! I love it!

  18. Gail says:

    love it!

  19. Maddie says:

    Adollable. Soo cool!!

  20. Natalie says:

    Interesting. Looking forward to the upcoming posts. I’ve recently embarked on a similar project – see my blog for details. So far it has been REALLY fun to control my own quality. I just ordered actual porcupine quills to die and out of which make Kaya’s necklace. Many complaints about AG projects (tepee too small/unstable, tight belts, impractical moccasins) can be fixed by using hand-made items.

    Tutorials would be great; I’m stumped on how to sew the dress while having side fringe without having annoying visible stitches.

  21. Molly W. says:

    Natalie~I looked at your blog as soon as I read your comment. I LOVE it! It is a fantastic idea! Please please please (I rarely beg people on DD πŸ˜‰ ) post more. Your ideas for alternative doll companies (specifically Kaya) were very insightful, as I had only heard of three previously. Thank you again!

  22. Nina says:

    Cute! You have to show us how to make that tepee!

  23. Madelon says:

    These are wonderful!

  24. Sabrina :D says:

    Wow! That looks really well made and that they would take hours to make. Great job! :)

  25. Alicen says:

    Sarah, I would love to know how to make the “cradleboard” and “tepee”, along with the “basket”. I love how it looks like it would have been like Kaya’s- it is very realistic, and I admire you! πŸ˜€
    You HAVE to do a post on tutorials about Kaya! Hey, Char, you should do a Throwback Thursday on Kaya! (If you have her, that is…)

  26. Sophia says:

    i <3 it! My doll loves to pretend to be things.

  27. Amanda :D says:

    ‘She’s a spirited girl who uses her imagination to create art and inspire change.’
    This was on the AG website! Why would they give away clues?

  28. Kathy says:

    Really cute items!

  29. samantha says:

    This girl should sell these items She could get $ 30.00 4 the doll and cradle board and $30.00 4 the deerskin outfit too and 100.00 4 the tepee

  30. Kaitertot says:

    You have spectacular talent Sarah!

  31. Katie says:

    Cool work, Sarah!

  32. olivia says:

    WOW! i wish i knew how to make this