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Make An Easter Egg Display Plate For Your Dolls

Karen here and I have been having so much fun using Pluffy Sculpey Clay to create items for my dolls food and kitchen collections for Easter. Today I wanted to share a fun way to make an Easter Display Plate for your dolls Easter Eggs. To make your own you will need: White or pastel [...]

Doll Collector's Gallery

Welcome Doll Collectors Gallery

I’d like to introduce you to our newest Doll Diaries site sponsor, Doll Collectors Gallery! You can find a link to their shop on the sidebar and if you look on our coupons page you will find an exclusive coupon code - DOLLDIARIES20 to take 20% off your first purchase. Not only does Doll Collectors Gallery [...]


Sunday Showcase for March 29

Good morning doll fans! I hope you have had a great week and by the looks of your dolls’ adventures, you have! Plot twist! I am entering one of my own photos in this week’s Sunday Showcase! I took this photo of Callie out on the deck yesterday and just love how the sunlight reflected [...]


Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending March 28

Happy Saturday! I hope you have some fun planned for this weekend! I love Saturday mornings – they feel like such a gift after the hustle and bustle of the week. I have been up for a while and am getting caught up on all my reading. Here are a few of my favorite posts [...]

Limited Edition Disney Princess Cinderella Bear

Limited Edition Disney Princess Cinderella Bear Review & Giveaway

Build-A-Bear provided me with product for my review. However, all opinions stated are my own. The Cinderella hype continues! Build-A-Bear has launched a Limited Edition Disney Princess Cinderella Bear – the first in a series of a special Build-A-Bear Disney Princess line. The Cinderella Bear features deluxe accessories including a ball gown, princess crown, and glass slipper shoes. To add to [...]


Make Easter Bread For Your Dolls

Karen here and today I wanted to share an oven bake Sculpey clay craft you can make for your dolls food collection this Easter Season! To make your own you will need: Sculpey Clay (I used two colors to give a nice toasted and egg washed look to my bread) Mini egg’s from Michael’s Hot [...]

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Throwback Thursday – The Easter Version

I apologize for posting today’s Throwback Thursday so late, but you know how the saying goes – better late than never! Since Easter is right around the corner, let’s take a look at some retired Easter items for the dolls. From Eva K - This is a photo of mag#3 on the left wearing the garden [...]


Danger In Paris. A Beforever Book Review By Karen

Karen here and today I am sharing my book review of the new Samantha Beforever Mystery Danger in Paris. I am a huge fan of the Mystery books that American Girl publishes and I especially love the Samantha line of mysteries. I have read them all. Truth be told they should be called the Samantha [...]

Wilde Imagination Patience

All You Need is a Little Patience

Now that we have a good camera again and things are basically unpacked, Natalie and I are working through a bunch of photography, reviews and getting some great giveaways ready for you. It was nice to unpack the very photogenic Patience from Wilde Imagination and take her out to do some photography. Natalie had fun [...]

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Dollhouse Easter Wreath

As soon as the St. Patrick’s Day decorations come down, the Easter décor goes up!  I love all of the egg wreaths that I have seen on display in the stores.  I wanted to recreate a doll sized egg wreath for Easter. Supplies: Styrofoam ring  3-1/2 inch (http://www.thecraftplace.com/index.cfm/product/45_38/floral-wreath.cfm?CFID=2004812&CFTOKEN=4a5db4a9a45a26e9-8B7FD129-FF83-D270-26E912B868A51103) Plastic min eggs ( I found these [...]

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Camp Doll Diaries Logo Design Contest

Drumroll please… Yes, it is true, we are having Camp Doll Diaries again this year and since you are all SO CREATIVE and such an important part of the Doll Diaries community, we want YOU to help us design the logo! In case you are new, Camp Doll Diaries is a weekly online camp that [...]

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Quick and Easy Doll Bracelet

I love to find quick and easy ways to create fun doll fashion! On a recent walk through the jewelry aisle I saw sparkly wrap bracelets that caught my eye.  I wanted to recreate the look for dolls using the simplest supplies. Wrap bracelets in general are made from a single strip, wrapped around the [...]

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New Items for Journey Girls and Our Generation in Stores

It is always nice to see the reviews from Toy Fairs (Germany and NY) which show us the new doll items for our doll world.  Usually the smaller companies show us the prototypes.  Based on orders and feedback,  items get produced for a fall release, so we have to wait.   The larger companies like Toys [...]


Sunday Showcase for March 22

Did you know that Sunday Showcase is the most popular post on Doll Diaries week after week? It makes me so happy that each week we can bring together doll enthusiasts of all ages from across the world and spotlight creativity, play and of course, dolls! We have an exceptional group of photos this morning… [...]


Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending March 21

Good morning and happy first weekend of Spring! I am enjoying my coffee and have been catching up on all my favorite doll blogs this morning. Here are a few of my favorite posts. In case you haven’t visited Anna’s site, Doll-It-Up.com lately, she has a really fun giveaway going on right now. Stop over [...]

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Happy First Day of Spring

So, I was really hoping the sun would come out on this first day of spring so we could take some BEAUTIFUL photos with our new camera, but instead it has been raining and cloudy all day. That didn’t stop Natalie though! Earlier this week I got a package from Bonnie and Pearl, a relatively [...]