I bought the Wal-mart brand "My-Life-As" Snack-Stand ($27.97). Disclaimer: the Wal-mart on-line photo isn't the same as what's in the store. It now has chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cupcakes, a lavender/white canopy and a lavender cash register.
I painted the canopy stripes black and printed off a front view of Grace's Patisserie which I glued on (and then covered with laminate).
I also added in treats from the Target brand Our Generation Tea Set ($16.99), along with treats from various swaps on AGPlaythings. -- YUMMY!!
The finishing touches are the tiny bags and boxes printed off and assembled using this idea/template from AmericanGirlIdeas.com blog (free).
Now Grace and mini-Grace are ready to make and sell their goodies for much less than any treat set at AG.
UPDATE: I made a small platform with wheels out of things I found after dismantling some extra "Build-and-Grow with Lowes" stuff this afternoon. And spray painted red to contrast the cart.
Still looking for the white cabinet handle that I know is around here somewhere. I plan on gluing that to the end of the Cart where Grace's hands currently are, so she can push it around.
I ran across this fabric at Wal-mart the other day and just had to get a small piece for Grace! I only bought 3/4 of a yard (@ $3.97 yard) of the front fabric and 1/2 yard (same price) of the contrasting backing. I already had some quilt batting pieces that I used to make it warm.
I did NOT want to cut it up and piece it back together because the images are kind of big. I just hand quilted around each image making a sort of 'applique' look. The finished size is 21" x 19".
UPDATE: Also made a bolster pillow and a bed for Bonbon!
And another update! I've taken almost all of the rest of the Paris fabric and made a sheet (more like a pillow case) for Grace's mattress. Then I made mini-Grace a quilt and pillow with some scraps!
One more update: Pieced together the tiny scraps and made mini-Grace a matteress too, and then I made a little bed for her out of some scrap, craft-grade wood I found in the basement. I used my new Dremel tool to make a bit of carving on the headboard and foot-board. I may work on that some more. And then I need to stain or paint it.
We went to Columbus this week and we got to visit our Ninth different American Girl Store! I've lost count of how many trips to an AG store that we've made, but at least I can remember how many DIFFERENT American Girl Stores we've been too!
It's always a good time at an American Girl Store!