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Our Generation Little Accessory Sets – Wonderful Play Things

Our Generation provide us with small accessory sets which are only available in Target stores and not listed on the Target website.  The only way of  knowing what is new is by checking the Our Generation website (http://ogdolls.com/accessories). I was so pleased to see that now there are accessories for the “modern” doll but also for [...]

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Doll Play – Build a Snowman

Do you want to build a snowman? Whether you live in a snowy climate or warm one, snowmen are just part of winter in general. They are super easy to make doll sized using what ever you have on hand! Chrissa and Camille had fun building their snowman in the field. First, gather your snowman [...]

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Decorate Your Dollhouse Laundry Room

Every laundry room needs a storage space for all those cleaning supplies.  To help with the storage in this room, I made a utility shelf.   Supplies included a precut piece of craft wood found at Michael’s craft store (this piece was 0.25in x 3in x 9.5in – it came in a package of two), [...]

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Doll Play – Make Sparkly Wrapping Paper

Make your own bold, sparkly, doll gift wrap!  You will love the way this turns out and will have fun making it!  It’s a great project to do as a family or with friends. I have such fun memories making this with my young family for our own Christmas wrapping paper.  Today, I’ve kept the same vibrant [...]

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It Is Time For Hanukkah! Make Your Dolls A Menorah From Clay

Karen here and today is the start of the Hanukkah. To celebrate I have created a Menorah craft you can make for your dolls. Both 18 inch and 6 inch dolls can take part in your holiday play when you create your own  Menorah out of Sculpey Clay. To make your own you will need: [...]

Happy Dollidays Reader Photo Contest

Happy Dollidays Reader Photo Contest

It’s time for another reader photo contest! I just love the holidays and setting up scenes with the dolls is just too much fun. Chrissa, Alex and Saila are decorating the purple tree in the My Girls Dollhouse attic and Chrissa seems to be having issues with the garland today. We want to see your [...]

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Doll Play – Silly Reindeer Hairstyle

It’s time for another fun doll play idea! I found a photo on Pinterest of a sock bun turned into reindeer antlers that is just so cute, but I decided to do my own take on a silly reindeer hairstyle for your dolls. Gwen is going to a Crazy Christmas Party this evening and wanted [...]

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Doll Play – Make a Santa Pillow for your Dolls

It’s time for another cute project from Karen! One of my favorite holiday decorations are holiday throw pillows. Today I wanted to show you how you can make your own Santa Throw Pillow for your dolls couch or bed using items you may already have at home! To create your own Santa Pillow you will [...]

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Rose’s New Room

This is a guest post from long-time reader, Cordelia. *** I have been inspired by all of the creative ideas for dollhouse decorating posted on Doll Diaries. I would love to have an actual dollhouse for my 18 inch dolls, but have neither the budget or the space right now. However, I’ve had a lot [...]

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Sunday Showcase December 14

Good morning! What do you have planned for the day? We are going to set up the Christmas tree as a family and then Natalie and I are going to be putting together three special doll packages for a local family in need who have three girls. I am loving all the photos you are [...]

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Our Generation Accessory Packs and More Review

The details with the new accessories for our dolls are awesome!  Recently we have had some terrific deals from several of our manufactures, so lets take a look …… Maxine is wearing the 2014 Winter American Girl Pajamas which was recently part of the AG daily deals.  They are one of my favorite Winter PJs, [...]

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Doll Play – Celebrate St. Lucia Day

American Girl historical character Kirsten was from Sweden where one of the  biggest celebrations of the Christmas season is December 13th – St. Lucia Day. I found a really great resource on St. Lucia Day, its origins and traditions – Christmas in Sweden. So, my plan was to make a crown for our dolls’ head [...]

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Doll Play – Make a Doll Sized Holiday Chandelier

Get ready to ooooh and aaaah with this beautiful and simple chandelier you can make for your doll’s space thanks to Anna at Doll-It-Up.com. This year to complete our Christmas doll scene I added a sparkly chandelier. It is festive and fun. It adds a fancy touch, hanging over our party food table. It is [...]

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Make A Holiday Tree Dress For Your Doll

Karen here and I am so excited to share with you the dress I made for my dolls for this Christmas. I was inspired by all the tree dresses I saw on line. I heard there was even one in the White House Ladies Room! I set off to make my dolls dress from items [...]

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Deck the Halls with The Queen’s Treasures!

My daughters and I love to decorate the house for Christmas, so of course the dollhouse must have decorations too!  I wanted to share with you today three of my top favorite doll Christmas treats…and all are from The Queen’s Treasures.  http://www.thequeenstreasures.com/  All of these sets are of excellent quality and I consider them to [...]

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Doll Play – Make Appetizers for a Doll Get Together

You are going to LOVE and be amazed by this realistic looking holiday food that Brandy put together for us. Christmas Eve is a big get-together for my family. We mingle, eat, and exchange gifts. There is so much going on that nobody wants to spend time cooking in the kitchen. A buffet of a [...]