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Doll Size Vanity Table Refinished!

Over the summer Char sent me this little vanity table along with the challenge to refinish it.  I wanted it to be colorful, fun and… to have a little personality!  I used an easy paint technique to add those fun zebra stripes to the top and fun color on the other surfaces! You may have [...]

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It’s Trick or Treat Time!

It’s almost time to trick-or-treat!  We love this time of year.  As the girls are getting costumes ready (with a bit of help of course), we are also getting our dolls ready.  This year McKenna is going as a princess ballerina wearing her beautiful costume from My Doll’s Life.  We made her a trick or [...]

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Living Room Decorating Update

I found some great wall art to add to your dollhouse!!  I was walking through Michael’s craft store this past weekend and found these adorable ornaments!  These are wood and very inexpensive.  All were on sale and I paid around $1 for each.  When I found these ornaments I immediately knew of my inspiration:  all [...]

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Doll Of The Week – Madison My Springfield Doll

Karen here and today I am sharing with you a bit about my Springfield Doll Madison. She is a really beautiful 18 inch dolly. One of the things I love about Springfield Dolls is their smiling faces and cheeks! Springfield dolls were the first 18 inch dolls I ever had. They were easy to find [...]

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Sunday Showcase for October 19

Good morning everyone! Thanks again to all who sent in photos this week – it looks like the dolls have had some fun adventures. From Kristen L.- Mini Elizabeth and Mini Beforever Samantha have a mini tea party! From Paula – Kit, Felicity and Samantha all dressed up for tricks or treats. From Madelon – [...]

Springfield Doll Outfit Giveaway

Giveaway: Springfield Baking Gift Set & Mystery Outfits

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 Set to giveaway. I decided to make it more fun [...]

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Make Your Dolls A Snowman Costume For Halloween!

Karen here and I have a fun and easy costume you can make your dolls from fun foam for Halloween. My nieces all loved Frozen and I know they are going to love this dolly costume. To make your own you will need: Two pieces of White Fun Foam 1 piece of orange fun foam [...]

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Two More Outfits for School and Fun from Petalina

Earlier this week I shared photos of the reversible dress from Petalina, a company in England that sells dolls, has their own line of doll clothes, furniture and basically everything your dolls need. They do ship to the US. Well, in addition to the reversible dress, they sent us a sweet play outfit and a [...]

A Girl for All Time Lydia

More A Girl for All Time Lydia Photos

This is a guest post from Lani. *** I was so excited to have received Lydia in the mail yesterday. I ordered her back in June (I think) with the 10% off Doll Diaries code (Use DollDiaries10 to receive 10% off your purchase in the A Girl for All Time US shop.). She is so [...]

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A Girl For All Time Lydia – Now Available and a First Look

I was so honored to meet Frances,  the creator of  A Girl For All Time, at Toy Fair 2014 and the prototype of  Lydia.  I knew as soon as I saw Lydia that she would come home to me.   Lydia is the 4th in the series of  A Girl for All Time and represents the [...]

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Karen’s Kitchen Sink for Dolls

Karen here and over the last few months I have been building my dolls a kitchen using items I usually recycle from around the house and Duck Tape Brand Duck Tape. Today I am continuing in my series with the Kitchen Sink! Not only will your dolls be able to “wash up” in the sink [...]

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Decorate Your Dollhouse Living Room

 As in most living rooms, you display pictures of your family and friends.  When I found this wood cluster of frames at my local Michael’s Craft Store I knew I wanted to make it into a cool 3-D piece of art for the dollhouse. I started by lightly sanding the edges.  I then spray painted [...]

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Petalina’s New Reversible Floral Dress for Dolls

Our friends from Petalina in England recently sent us a few outfits from their new line of doll clothes they designed. While I have three outfits to share with you, the photos I took of Saige modeling the Reversible Floral Dress are so beautiful, they get a post of their own. Stay tuned for the [...]

Crochet Doll Dress Giveaway

Crochet Dress Giveaway – ENDED

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Janet P. Please check your inbox. Earlier this summer, one of our sweet readers, Shannon, crocheted two very special dresses for me. She asked that I use one of them for a giveaway. The detail and quality of Shannon’s work in these dresses is just amazing! Take a look. Saige [...]

Sophia from My Dolls Life

Doll of the Week-Sophia from Sophia’s Heritage

Meet sweet Sophia. I sat down to take a few pictures of her and it didn’t take long to pick out what she would wear.  This little blue dress really shows off her lovely blue eyes. THE BASICS ON Sophia from Sophia’s® doll collection:  Manufacturer Sophia’s Heritage Size 18″ Body details Soft body, vinyl limbs Face Sophia’s [...]

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The Amazing New Journey Girls Scooter

In today’s doll world of competition with prices versus quality on dolls and their accessories, manufacturers try to balance both to capture the doll market.  I found that Journey Girls in extending their collection has found that balance.  Let’s take a look at their new scooter… The packaging is super cute and the scooter is [...]