Photo Fun – Maru and Grace Ready for Summer

Maru and Grace

These photos are a guest submission from Nonna & Adelle. *** We want to share some more pictures from the past weekend. The weather was amazing and my daughter and I took lots of pictures outside. The dolls are Maru and Kidz n Cats Grace. We used our backyard as a background. The dolls are […]

A Closer Look at Articulation or Poseability in 18 Inch Dolls

1 Grils at the park

So many centuries have come and gone and with each one the doll world has grown and developed in so many ways.  What would our ancestors say when introduced to today’s dolls?   Now as a doll lover I look for dolls that speak out to me, so the facial expression is always number one, but […]

Photostory – At the Farmer’s Market


Enjoy this end of summer photostory by Pauline. *** Robby has been patiently waiting all day for customers. So much stuff to buy! Candy apples, jam, berries, flowers and bread! First customer ! Yay! “Sophie , how may I help you?” “Could I interested you in some organic mixed berry jam?” “I’ll just buy these […]

Kidz n Cats – Henriette

7 Blue Eyes

What’s the buzz around town?  Well she has arrived after several months of waiting with anticipation!  Who is she?  Henriette the newest addition to the Heart n Soul Collection.  Heart n Soul who owns Kidz n Cats created a new collection called the  Wunschpuppe, meaning the Wish Doll.   This collection was limited to 300 pieces and […]

Mini Photostory – Who Is Moving In?

2 nickola new look

Homes are meant to be shared at least in Diana’s world, so let’s take a look at who has moved in? Welcome my friends says Nickola.  She is wearing Kelsey’s tribal sweater and jeans.  She also wanted a new hair do, so I am aim to please. As she arrives downstairs, she gives you a closer […]

Kidz ‘n Cats Lisbeth

Kidz n Cats Lisbeth

It’s Diana again! With the high popularity that the Kidz ‘n Cats dolls are having, I found a little hidden treasure.  Here is one of the early Kidz ‘n Cats dolls named Lisbeth, she is hard to find brand new now a days, but I got lucky.  She had been on my wishlist since Char introduced […]

Kidz ‘n Cats Henriette – Limited Edition, Customizable and Going Fast

Limited Edition Henriette from Kidz n Cats

Talk about a doll who is creating some buzz in the collector world! This is Henriette – an 18″, poseable, vinyl play doll from Sonja Hartmann’s Kidz n Cats line. I first introduced you to her briefly this past weekend when I linked to the article about her at Maxine’s My Doll Best Friend site. […]

Home with a Little Help from Doll World Friends


A few weeks ago Madelon reported finding Kidz ‘n Cats doll Jakob on sale at Tuesday Morning for an unbelievable price. Diana contacted the store and they would not ship it to her. Luckily Madelon came to the rescue and helped Jakob find his new home. Here is a little story from Jakob (and Diana) […]

Kidz ‘n Cats Dolls Find

Kidz n Cats Jakob

In 2012, the Alexander Doll Company (Madame Alexander) was the official distributor of the Sonja Hartmann 18″ doll line called Kidz ‘n Cats in the United States. The distribution agreement was not renewed for 2013 and now we are starting to see excess Kidz ‘n Cats stock showing up in some of the stores typically […]

Diana’s Latest Restoration and Vacation Finds

2-23 in

Known for her amazing doll rescues and restorations, Diana has been on vacation for a bit, but now she is back and I have some updates to share with you. Who can they be?  They are two Gotz dolls both are brunette with blue eyes.  The one on the left is 23 inches and her […]

Photo Story – Outside Play

Kidz n Cats Giovanna

One of the reasons that articulated dolls. like Kidz n Cats, are so much fun to play with and photograph is because you can capture so many different lifelike poses with them. One of our long time readers, Sherie, had fun doing an outdoor photo shoot with her two Kidz n Cats girls – Giovanna […]

Gotz Sissi 2009 and Kidz n Cats Grace

3face comparison

Diana always seems to be able to find the best deals and most unique finds!  She has two more beautiful German dolls for us to enjoy today. I am not sure of the exact year this face mold was introduced (2009 ??)but it was used on one of the most sought after dolls from Gotz […]

Toy Fair 2013 Report – Kidz ‘n Cats Dolls

Kidz 'n Cats Dolls

While the big blizzard that came through the Northeast did not keep us from Toy Fair in New York, it did cause some vendors, reps and even displays from making it to the show on time. Sonja Hartmann’s Kidz ‘n Cats dolls for her booth were delayed in getting to the show and honestly, I […]

Getting Ready for Ballet Class

Maru Ballet outfit

Our newest doll family member, Maru, arrived with her meet outfit, a ballet outfit and one more casual outfit. I thought it would be fun to show off Maru’s ballet outfit and give you an idea as to how big she is in comparison to American Girl and Carpatina slim body dolls. Maru put on […]

Doll Tales – Movie Madness

movie madness

And now a short story by Natalie… All was going great on movie night until… “Hey move, Nicole!” yelled Galina. “Oh, come on you girls have watched this movie three times already!” Nicole shouted back. It’s true the girls had watched the movie three times already but, Nicole was talking to Elle on the phone […]

Meet Kidz ‘n Cats Doll Galina


Over the weekend we visited The Toy Shoppe (see our recap here) and of course, we did not come home empty-handed. We added another doll to our collection – a Sonja Hartmann Kidz ‘ n Cats 18″ slim body doll named Galina. The Kidz ‘n Cats dolls come in a wide variety of faces, hair […]