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Reindeer sweater for dolls

Ruthie’s Reindeer – The Not-So Ugly Christmas Sweater

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with I Love to Create and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. Ugly Christmas (or Holiday) Sweater parties a big thing these days and if you get an invite and don’t happen to have anything on hand, like Ruthie, all [...]

1812 hairstyle for Caroline

Caroline and a Hairstyle from 1812

Today I have an up-do for Caroline inspired by a hairstyle from an 1812 magazine.  It is cascading curls bundled together with a tie. Creating a lovely, elegant hairstyle fit for 1812. This hairstyle is so easy to create on your doll!   All you will need is a doll with curly hair, a strip [...]

dollhouse bathroom

Decorate Your Dollhouse Bathroom

My daughters couldn’t wait for the crafting to get done with this room in their dollhouse.  They were so excited with the results.  What dollhouse would be complete without a space for your dolls to pamper themselves?! A set of shelves was made by painting and gluing together mini wood crates found a Michael’s craft [...]

The Queen's Treasures Shoppe

The Queen’s Treasures Shoppe on Sale

If you don’t already get notifications from The Queen’s Treasures, you need to stop by their site and get signed up (this really goes for all your favorite retailers). I just got a notification in my email that the very popular Bake Shoppe is 35% off and free shipping at Amazon for the next 48 [...]

Espari Girls Kayumi

New Espari Girls Dolls at Barnes and Noble

This is a guest post from JGKelsey. *** Barnes and Noble has decided to vie for your hard earned dollars this holiday season by introducing a new line of 18” dolls exclusive to them. The Espari line, made by Lotus, has four dolls: Kayumi, Annalyn, Marnie, and Lily Ria. They are designed to promote the [...]


Use Your Old Clothes To Create New No Sew Fashion’s For Your Dolls

Karen here and today I wanted to show you what you can do with your old T-shirts (with your parent’s permission first!). I was able to create three great additions to my dolls’ wardrobe using only old t-shirts that I spilled on and were stained so I could not donate them to charity or hand [...]

Frozen doll dresses giveaway

Giveaway: FROZEN Dresses for Dolls + Olaf from Daydream Doll Boutique – ENDED

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Rylee – please check your inbox. Have your dolls got FROZEN fever? Check out this fabulous giveaway we have thanks to our friends at Daydream Doll Boutique! Don’t Princess Elsa and Princess Anna look fabulous in their very detailed dresses? The lucky winner of this giveaway will receive both dresses [...]

Maru and Friends Valentina

Valentina – New from Maru and Friends

According to an email I just received from Maru and Friends, a new doll is being debuted in early February. Valentina, Maru’s little sister, is now available for pre-sale. She has long black hair with soft curls and light blue eyes. Her face is also different from the rest of the Maru and Friends collection [...]

Cupcake Cutie Pie

Cupcake Cutie Pie Dress Giveaway and Coupon Code

Are your dolls getting ready for the holidays yet? Take a look at this beautiful Christmas dress from Cupcake Cutie Pie‘s Etsy shop. I love the snowflakes in the various shades and it is actually a dress your doll could wear all winter long. We are going to give this dress to one lucky Doll [...]


Sunday Showcase for November 16

Good morning everyone – I hope you had a great week. Things have been a bit crazy here (when are they not?) with a trip to the ER with Megan – she broke her ankle and is now sporting a fabulous pink cast – and its Tech Week for Natalie – a week of serious [...]

My Dolls Life Giveaway

$75 Gift Card to My Doll’s Life – Sweepstakes

A sweepstakes, really? Recently I was doing some research and technically the type of giveaway we do on Doll Diaries, where lots of people enter and one winner is drawn at random, is called a Sweepstakes.  I was flipping through some old photos and I found this one featuring the sectional sofa set from MyDollsLife.com. [...]

My Girls Dollhouse for American Girl dolls

Free Shipping OR 10% off My Girl’s Dollhouse This Weekend

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  If you are looking for a ready to assemble, awesome play and display space for your dolls, the My Girl’s Dollhouse is perfect. Yes, it is BIG. Yes, it is HEAVY. Yes, it is on the expensive side (except when you factor in time, materials, and compare it to [...]


DIY Holiday Reversaible Place Mats

Karen here and I have been getting ready for the holidays and thought I would share a fun and easy way you can use holiday print fabric to create re useable and reversible place mats for your dolls. To make your own you will need: Phoomph for Fabric! 2 Types of fabric Scissors Iron and [...]

1 Meredith in retro swimsuit

Journey Girls – A Closer Look at the Body Changes

In a previous post we showed how the 2014 Journey Girls got an update, but we did not show you the impact to this change, so let’s take a look…. The new fuller body in the 2014 Journey Girls doll collection allows for outfits from other manufactures to fit.  Here Meredith is wearing the new [...]

Dollhouse Nursery

Decorate Your Dollhouse Nursery

My daughters love using Target’s mini Circo babies in their doll play.  These dolls make great baby siblings to their 18 inch dolls.  When the dollhouse was designed my daughters wanted one room dedicated to these babies.    These babies could be Addy’s baby sister Esther, baby Polly for Felicity, or baby Phillip for Marie-Grace and [...]

Samanthas Pajamas

Which Historical Nightgown?

Today I have 4 historical doll nightgowns to share.  This is kind of like those character quizzes.  Instead of, “Which character are you?”, it will be, “What historical nightgown would you wear?” First up Saige is wearing Kirsten’s (mid 1850′s) pioneer nightgown. It is a cozy white flannel with a touch of blue decoration.  It [...]