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Doll Diaries Picks For The Week Ending April 25th

Karen here with this weeks Doll Diaries Picks. This weeks Doll Diaries Picks were so much fun to find. There were so many wonderful posts from some great bloggers and I am thrilled to share my top 5 of the week. Starting with Tea Time with Melody Q. Her Earth Day post was adorable and [...]


Birthday Play Set Sales From American Girl and Maplelea!

Karen here and it is my Birthday Weekend, it is also my twin nieces birthday we share our special day and I thought it was a fun coincidence that two of my favorite birthday party play sets for dolls were on sale this weekend at both AmericanGirl.com and Maplelea.com. The set in the photo above [...]


3-1 Sandals From Springfield Collection

Karen here and I was sent some fun summer sandals from our friends at Springfield Doll Collection to review. I was so excited to get these 3-1 Sandals as they are a great doll accessory and have lots of play potential. These are very simple to use but I would not recommend them for a [...]

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Doll Decor: Wrought Iron Doll Bed

When I saw this amazing Wrought Iron doll bed from Etsy shop, Dream Come True Beds; https://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamcometruebeds I knew it had to be the center of my next decorative doll room makeover.  This shop offers doll beds and newborn photo prop beds. You will find your perfect vintage-styled dream-come-true antique style metal bed here!  Dream [...]

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A Sewing Pattern for a Spring Dress

I love sewing seasonal doll clothes.  Around Easter I really wanted to sew a fancy spring dress.  I wanted to make my own pattern or adapt a pattern I already had, to get the look I wanted.  My ideas just didn’t come together. Then inspiration struck this week when I came across this dress again. [...]


Camp Doll Diaries 2015 Logo Design Contest RESULTS!

Thanks to everyone who sent in entries and for being so patient while the Doll Diaries team looked at the entries over and over and finally picked a winner! Drumroll….. the Camp Doll Diaries 2015 logo winner is…. Congratulations Ruth!  Runners up – oh was this ever difficult to choose! From Olivia From Cheryl From [...]

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Camp Doll Diaries 2015 Logo Contest Entries – UPDATED

UPDATE!! For some reason a whole batch of logos didn’t make it to me. Thanks to everyone who resent them. Here are the last batch of entries.  I will post the winner in a little while. I’m having having a hard time deciding between about 5 of them. You all are AMAZING!! Give yourselves a [...]

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Sunday Showcase for April 19

I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for another week of creativity, doll play and fun! It looks like your dolls had another great week. From Tony - Kanani is looking forward to taking a break from working at her family’s store, Akina’s Shave Ice and Sweet Treats. From Sharry – What [...]

Ice Princess and Scandinavian Princes gowns inspired by Frozen for dolls

Giveaway: My Fancy Princess Elsa & Anna Dress Up Gowns for Dolls – ENDED

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Noreen! Please check your inbox. It looks like Isabelle and Saige are busy rehearsing for their performance of “Frozen” on stage. Isabelle is wearing an Elsa inspired Snow Queen gown and Saige makes the most adorable Anna in her replica gown. Our friends at My Fancy Princess were kind enough [...]

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Giveaway: Frozen Inspired Doll Hats from Gilly Gals – ENDED

UPDATED WITH A WINNER! Congratulations Emma! Please check your inbox! How cute are these? If you have a FROZEN fan in the house, you are going to love these fun crocheted doll hats by Angie at Gilly Gals. Angie sent us this set to giveaway to one lucky Doll Diaries reader – they are so [...]


Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending April 18

Whew! What a busy Saturday  - but a good one. Instead of starting my day off catching up on my doll news, today I am finishing the day that way. My favorites this week are: Make sure your dolls have a good breakfast! Carrot and Claire shows you how to put those mismatched Easter Eggs [...]


New Little House on the Prairie Doll Line On Its Way

Remember when Laura came back from Toy Fair and we mentioned that The Queen’s Treasures has some pretty cool things in store for this year, well, here is one of them! The Queen’s Treasures is one of the licensees for the Little House on the Prairie brand – which according to the press release, means [...]


Reader Made: Inspired by Grace’s Bistro Set

One of our readers, Mariah, was inspired to make her own version of Grace’s Bistro Set and has shared the finished result with us. *** Here is the inspiration piece – American Girl Grace’s Bistro Set. I created the sign and menu online and decorated a piece of cardboard with ribbon. I used my own [...]


Throwback Thursday – American Girl Josefina

The focus of this week’s Throwback Thursday post is American Girl historical character Josefina. While she is not retired, her story is from long ago which means her entire collection qualifies for a throwback. From Jen & Brianna at Dolls Between Us:  The New Mexico sun was hot on Josefina’s face as she tended the [...]

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A Summery Hair Bow for Dolls

There is nothing like a hair accessory to add a little fun to a doll outfit! This tidy little bow is light, airy and just right for summer! I could not resist the oversized bow!  Keep in mind you can make this little bow in any size, depending on the size of fabric strips you [...]

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Parisian Inspired Doll Bedroom

Since American Girl’s doll of the year, Grace, has a Paris theme, I wanted to give a little of that influence to one of the rooms in our dollhouse.  Here is how a little Parisian inspiration added flare to this dollhouse bedroom… When I first started researching Paris inspired bedrooms I found many rooms that [...]