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Not So Scary Halloween

Happy Halloween to all those witches, ghost and goblins!  My girls wanted to do something different and although Halloween is their favorite holiday, they did not want to be scary.  So let’s take a look at what they selected… Brujita a Paula Reina doll, comes dressed as a witch, but this year she wanted to [...]

Elsa Let's it Go for Halloween

Doll Diaries Dolloween Parade – Part 2

Okay, you all are so amazing!!!! I am super impressed by the number of entries we have so far in the Dolloween Parade. We have so many, that I am starting a new post for the rest of the entries so we don’t break the site (:-))! First – go visit Dolloween Parade Part 1 [...]


Last Minute Tiara Craft You Can Make For Your Dolls

Karen here with a last minute Tiara Craft you can make for your dolls with items you may already have on hand! To create your own you will need: two pipe cleaners in the color of your choice beads in different shapes, colors and sizes Step 1- Take one of your pipe cleaners and bend [...]

Queen Ravena

Doll Diaries Dolloween Parade 2014

It wouldn’t be October without our annual Doll Halloween Costume Parade – better known as Dolloween! This photo from last year’s Dolloween Parade is one of my all time favorites – Marisol as the Rainbow Genie, Kanani as Ruby, Emma as the Black Cat and Abby as Minnie Mouse. Send in photos of your dolls [...]

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Did the Journey Girl Dolls Get a Makeover?

As manufactures make improvements we take notice!  So let’s check out what has happened to the Journey Girls line of dolls … Our two models are Kelsey and Meredith.  Kelsey is a borrowed doll from a special friend, Simone.  Kelsey has been loved for several years at least 4 so she had a little makeover [...]


No Sew Black Felt Witch Costume

It seems to be that trick-or-treating wouldn’t feel complete if at least one trick-or-treater didn’t show up as a witch.  This no-sew witch costume is made with black felt and is easy peasy. I think she looks kind of cute with her princess friend! You will need the following items: Black Felt – KUNIN Group makes [...]

Dollhouse Bedroom

Decorate Your Dollhouse Bedroom

I think my daughters and I enjoyed decorating their dollhouse bedroom the most since these rooms were decorated very similar to their own real bedrooms. Wall art was added above each bed by using wood die-cut frames found at Michael’s craft store.  These wood frames come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  One of [...]

Star Doll Dress from PenPalGirls

Star Doll Dress Up from PenPalGirls with Sonali

Over the weekend I took Sonali outside for a photoshoot featuring the Star Doll Dress Up outfit from PenPalGirls. I have decided that the fall afternoon sunshine can be very tricky to work with. I managed to find some good spots in the garden to pose Sonali. I like this photo because you can see [...]

Cat Costume for Dolls

Fashioning an Easy Halloween Costume for Dolls

Are you ready for Halloween?!  Here is a quick idea for those of you that want to have a little fun with a fashion and costume mash-up for Halloween.  Pick out a favorite fashionable doll outfit.   Make kitty-kat ears in a matching color.  Today I have a sweet grey cat… and a creamy white cat. [...]

American Girl #38

Doll of the Week – American Girl #38 Paisley

One of Natalie’s favorite dolls – that she bought for herself – is Paisley (American Girl #38). She had fun doing a photoshoot with Paisley over the weekend so she could be our featured doll for the week. I think Paisley is one of the most photogenic dolls we have and her long straight hair [...]

elsas kitchen

Sunday Showcase for October 26

Are your dolls having lots of outdoor adventures this fall? Are they getting ready for the Dolloween Parade? We always like to see what fun you are having – let’s take a look at this week’s reader photos. From Jenny – We are huge American Girl fans and Frozen fans, so doing this project has [...]

Springfield Doll Outfit Giveaway

Giveaway: Springfield Baking Gift Set & Mystery Outfits – ENDED

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Gracie! Please check your inbox! It is time to mix things up a bit and have some fun with this next giveaway! Springfield Dolls just came out with a bunch of fun new outfits and sets that they sent for us to review. They also sent us a Baking Gift [...]


It’s a Popcorn & Movie Blog Hop Kind of a Craft & Giveaway

When Laura sends you a box of random goodies and a few instructions, you just know it is going to be fun. This latest challenge is all about getting creative with a popcorn box and creating some fun family memories – and the best part – you can enter to win some cool prizes that [...]


Let’s Make A No Sew Witches Hat With Veil Craft

Karen here. October is one of my most favorite months, fall colors, pumpkins, candy and Halloween! Every year I am a witch. I love being a witch, a crafty witch that is! I also have a small collection of Witch Hats that I wear on Halloween and dress the backs of our chairs with! This [...]


UPDATED – What Do We Know So Far About the American Girl GOTY 2015?

THIS JUST IN! According to the Library of Congress’s online catalog, GOTY 2015 will be named Grace. The book summaries according to Amazon: Girl of the Year 2015 Book 1 - Grace by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Sarah Davis Nine-year-old Grace is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over the [...]

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A Closer Look Some Doll Holiday Dresses

As the holidays approach around the corner,  there a few new Holiday Dresses that would surprise you , let’s take a look… When I saw the Bitty Baby Holiday outfit I pictured it on  my AG MAG doll, Maggie.  The PWP available at AG was going to be for Isabelle.  I really like the details [...]