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Make a Camp Scrapbook with Lemon Bay Doll Co & a Giveaway

Okay girls, can you believe it? Another summer of Camp Doll Diaries is in the books – the scrapbooks that is! We have had so many fun memories and now, this week’s sponsor, Lemon Bay Doll Company is going to show us how to make beautiful scrapbooks for the dolls to keep the Camp Doll […]

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Paddleboards for the Beach

This is a guest counselor post from one of our readers from New Zealand! What a treat! *** Kia ora guys! My name’s Meags, and I’m from the awesome country that is New Zealand! Even though it’s currently winter over here, there isn’t much us kiwis like more than a day at the beach. Did […]

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American Girl Beforever Maryellen Review and GIVEAWAY

Yes, you read that title correctly!! We got a HUGE surprise in the mail today from the PR team at American Girl – a very special visitor! As you know, the new Beforever doll, Maryellen Larkin debuts in stores tomorrow (except Scottsdale – they got her over the weekend) along with her collection of 1950’s […]

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Felt Seashore Scene

Our good friend Debra Quartermain from Kunin Felt had so much fun as our sponsor for the Aquarium week that she has created a fun felt beach scene for McKayla to play with for this week! Visit the Kunin Felt blog to get all the instructions for making your own beach scene from felt and if […]

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Endless Summer Souvenir Tank Top For Your Dolls

Karen here with an easy craft souvenir tank top you can make for your dolls to remember summer 2015! To make your own you will need: A Springfield Doll Tank Top from the Tank Set (I used the white one the set comes with a black and a white tank top)  Kunin Felt  (I used […]

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Are You Ready for Maryellen?

We have been hearing the buzz about the new American Girl historical character (BeForever) Maryellen Larkin for quite some time, but she is finally here! Maryellen, a girl from Daytona Beach, FL in the 1950’s, is trying to find her own individuality in a society where conformity is still the norm. This is the stock […]

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Seashell Jewelry for Dolls

As the tide goes out it leaves treasures from the sea behind on the sand.  Among them you may find drift wood, seaweed, and seashells.   Collect a few mini shells in your pocket and make them into necklaces for your doll!  Of course if you don’t live by the sea, shells are still widely […]

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Camp Doll Diaries Week 12 – Summer by the Sea

I’m so excited to share with you this week’s ‘Summer by the Sea’ sponsor, Lemon Bay Doll Company!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/LemonBayDollCo. Their beautifully crafted toys from their Deluxe Sailing Adventure Collection fit this week’s theme perfectly.  Makes we wish I would have worked in a little more beach time before my daughters had to start back with […]

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Week 11 Camp Doll Diaries Memories

Tasty Treats was such a fun week for camp!! Did you get a chance to make any of the crafts? Week 11 Posts: Tasty Treats Photo Story Create a Williams-Sonoma Style Cooking Class for Your Dolls Grace Makes Macarons Make Doll Sculpey Clay Sushi It’s Always Time for Ice Cream (Make a Shop) Cupcake Decorating […]

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Sunday Showcase for August 23

What at fabulous weekend spent with family and visiting the National Aquarium in Balitmore! Speaking of other great events – did anyone go to the Scotsdale, AZ store for the Grand Opening and debut of Maryellen? Our friend “Steampunk Addie” went to the Scotsdale American Girl store and got a first look at the new […]

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Cupcake Decorating Class Part 2

The campers have had so much fun with this week’s Tasty Treats theme and they are finishing the week off with Ivy’s Cupcake Decorating Class. “Okay girls, now that you have washed your hands and have your aprons on, I am giving you each one plain frosted cupcake to work with,” said Ivy. “I can’t […]

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Saige in the Bistro

We love decorating things and making out stuff that is already awesome even brighter and more spectacular.  This week Saige is sporting an apron that we jazzed up for her afternoon working in the bistro.  Check it out. This is what we started with!  This apron is so adorable!!!! (Get them in the Doll Diaries […]

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Cupcake Decorating Class

The campers are taking a Cupcake decorating class this morning led by Ivy. Ding! “Hello girls, welcome to Sweet Success! We are so glad you are joining us today for the Cupcake Decorating Class!”Ivy said as she greeted them.   Let me give you a tour of the shop and show you what you will be […]

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It’s Always Time for Ice Cream

You are in for a real “tasty treat” with this fun Ice Cream parlor complete with printables thanks to Christian Homeschooler! *** Hello!  My guest post will show you how to make an ice cream shop for your doll.  The most important part is the ice cream freezer, so I’ll start with that.  For the […]

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Doll Sculpey Clay Sushi

Hey there! This week’s camp theme is Tasty Treats, but not all tasty treats are sweet. Our dolls happen to be big fans of sushi and it is one of my favorite things to make from clay. Today I will be showing you how to make clay sushi out of Sculpey for your 18″ doll. […]

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Grace Makes Macarons

Hi everyone! The other day I tried to make some macaron cookies, I have done this 3-4 times before and have not been sucsessful, but with confidence and research decided to try again. Of course with Grace being a baker and visiting France she would have to come work with me! So enjoy reading about […]