I didn’t know what to title this post because it really isn’t about any one thing, rather me just talking to you and sharing some more of the photos/ideas/etc that are in my inbox.

Lillian is hard at work checking messages on the “tablet” and helping me prioritize tasks this morning. There are so many cute things you all have sent in and I am truly grateful for this community of doll fans – young and old – that we have built. That being said, I cannot post everything I get and sometimes it takes a while for me to get to it. Here are some of the submissions in my inbox now – others will be posted later today as their own individual posts.

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Today is National Bike to School Day and Madelon’s Samantha gets ready to bike to school on this holiday. She remembered to pack her art book for class.

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My name is Vivienne and my mom and I made a one room house for my dolls out of an old Kohls box. We decided to experiment with different rooms and these are three that we came up with.

The first is a 1904 dining room. Ellen Rose (33) and Nellie are enjoying a tea party. Ellen is wearing Rebecca’s school outfit and Nellie is wearing her own meet dress. The table, cabinet, and tea set are from the Queen’s Treasures. The small plates are from Hyvee, the cat is from a thrift store, and the art is homemade from a catalog.

The second one is Julie’s bedroom. Ivy and Anita(28) are sleeping over. The bed is American Girl, Ivy’s sleeping bag is Target, and Anita’s is homemade. The artwork is homemade from duct tape and a coloring page. The calendar is American Girl. Ivy’s pjs are GOTY Mia’s, Julie’s is a create a tee from American Girl, and Anita’s is a Doll Diaries tee.

The last is an American Girl store. Kanani is holding a catalog, Chrissa is reaching for a bottle on the homemade shelf, McKenna is checking out, and Mia is the cashier. The items on the shelf are made or accumulated somehow. The table is American Girl and so is the computer(used as a cash register). All of the art is homemade from a catalog, once again. Kanani has on Ivy’s meet outfit and Sophia’s pants and Hobby Lobby shoes. Chrissa has on Julie’s Calico Dress and MAG meet shoes, McKenna has on Kanani’s Party Outfit, and Mia has the Seaside outfit shirt and jeans and white fringe cowboy boots.

Which one is your favorite?

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Meghan made a stable background for her dolls – “First I started with a square board and painted it white. Then I drew everything on. And I started painting! I added a little mouse hole next to my door. (And don’t forget to add darker paint to create a more realistic feel) I painted two horse shoes, a shelf (which I hot glued on, and it is made out of another piece of wood), and these are the little things I put on my shelf which are a brush, rope, a horse picture, and some bottles.

Very well done Meghan!!

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Check back in a while for more finds from my inbox including some doll detective work, doll rescues, doll of the day and more.

And finally, we have something really amazing planned for you this summer – I just know you are going to LOVE it. I can’t wait to tell you about it!! I will make an announcement about it next week. So, stay tuned!