Arts and Crafts for your American Girl Doll shows how you can make a hammock and stand for your American Girl doll (or other 18″ doll) to laze around in the sun all day. The fabric hammock is easily made from a rectangle of fabric and wooden dowels. The stand is assembled from pieces of PVC pipe. Brilliant! Go to this post for the tutorial to make the fabric hammock, and this post for the tutorial showing how to make the stand from PVC pipe.
[photo from Arts and Crafts for your American Girl Doll]