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The Queen's Treasures on Zulily

The Queen’s Treasures on Zulily Today

Heads up!! I just got a note that The Queen’s Treasure items will be at least 40% off at Zulily today (starts at 9 am EDT). The Queen’s Treasures has so many wonderful, well designed and high quality items for your dolls from furniture to clothes to accessories and more!! Definitely worth taking a look. [...]


Make Your Own Doll Sized Horse Shoes Game

Karen here, this week my thoughts turn to spring like fun outdoor games that you can make to bring doll play outside on nice Spring days or play inside on not so nice Spring days! Horse shoes is an old but fun game to play and very easy for you to make for your dolls [...]


Throwback Thursday – American Girl Elizabeth

When American Girl introduced Elizabeth as Felicity’s best friend, in September of 2005, Megan who was 6 at the time, just fell in love with her. She spent the entire next summer selling lemonade at the Farmer’s Market in her Grandmother’s booth so she could earn enough money to buy Elizabeth herself. Megan’s Elizabeth got [...]

Gotz Tess with Silver Eye

Dr Di TLC – Silver Eye

Dr Di received a special request this week from a Doll Diaries reader.   Her beautiful Gotz doll fell into a very common problem called Silver Eye.   Let’s see what Dr Di has to say…. Dr Di reviews the special request to address a very common problem called Silver Eye in dolls. This is Sue’s Tess, [...]

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Adora Friends Lola and Panda Outfit Review

One of the dolls that really stood out for me when attending Toy Fair was the new Adora Friends Lola.  As soon as I saw her wearing the outfit from the winner of the 2013 “Designed by Kids for Kids” contest, I knew she would be very popular.  I have the honor to do a [...]

Easter crafts for dolls

Ultimate List of Easter Crafts & Activities for American Girl Dolls and their Friends

Easter is right around the corner and while we have had a some really cute Easter inspired crafts for the dolls this spring, there are quite a few from years past and on our creative team’s own blogs that you may have missed as well as some from blogs you may not be familiar with [...]


Fun Find – Easter Sweaters for Dolls

Madelon is always on the look out for neat items for the dolls and she recently found some cute Easter sweaters for the dolls. These cute Easter themed sweaters were on sale at A.C. Moore for $2.99. They are sold as sweaters for bears 12″-16″ but would work for a variety of dolls. The sweater [...]

Doll size Easter bucket

Doll Craft-An Easy Easter Basket

This Easter basket can better be described as an Easter bucket.  On the Easter aisle this year at Walmart they had these bucket style Easter baskets and I knew I wan’t to recreate a doll sized version! They are colorful with a fun design on the side! Let’s take a look at how it’s made! [...]

Fishtail braid on Isabelle doll

Fishtail Braids for Isabelle

This is a guest post from Tara who wanted to share her Fishtail Braids technique for Isabelle. *** Hi everyone! Pigtails look so cute on AG Isabelle, but there is the issue of her highlights clips showing when you part it normally. Char posted back in January a pic of Isabelle with her hair in [...]

Isabelle Travel Buddies

My Studio Girl’s Travel Buddies Make Great Doll Friends (and Giveaway)

My Studio Girl makes the cutest Travel Buddies Kits for stitching and creating felt fun.  They are the perfect size for 18″ dolls and make great little friends. While walking the floor at Toy Fair in NYC this February, I visited with My Studio Girl and fell in love with their adorable stitching kits.  They [...]

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Hard to Find – A Look at Ruth Ann – a Effanbee Tonner Doll

Do you enjoy finding dolls who have been retired, are classical and make your head turn?  I do!  With today’s technology they are so much easier to find – the internet has allowed us to enjoy pictures of these precious and very hard to find dolls.   About a year ago a friend mention a line of [...]

Beautiful Alexandria for Dolldiaries

Sunday Showcase for April 13

It looks like it has been another great week for you and your dolls! Thanks to all who have sent photos in – and welcome to all the new contributors this week. I am so impressed with the wide variety of dolls we get to feature this week – LOVE IT!! From Caroline - My doll [...]


Awesome Sets from Sophia’s Heritage on Zulily Now

You know how much we love Sophia’s Heritage (the brand behind My Doll’s Life) and they have got some of the best play food sets for 18″ dolls that you can find – as well as tons of great clothes, furniture and other accessories your dolls need. Anyhow, they are on Zulily right now and [...]


Doll Diaries Picks of the Week Ending April 12

I hope you have some fun activities planned for this weekend! We have a busy day of rehearsals and time with friends scheduled, but first, I wanted to share my picks of the week with you. The American Girl Science Lab set is definitely one of my favorites. Jen and Zoe at AG Doll Play [...]

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Legends of OZ – Dorothy Doll

Coming soon to a theater near you is the new Legends of Oz  Dorothy’s Return movie where Dorothy’s only just returned home from her first incredible journey to Oz, and she’s already being called back for another adventure!  The cast list is amazing and I think this is going to be an interesting sequel to the [...]


Make Your Bitty Their Own Swing

Karen here and today I wanted to share with you the Bitty Swing I made for My niece for when she comes to play at our weekly tea party date. This was an easy craft that uses duct tape and a milk container to make the perfect “little kid” swing like you would find in [...]

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