Did you have to Spring Forward last night? We did but I don’t think I will miss that extra hour of sleep until later this week. There are lots of cute photos in my inbox this week. Thanks to everyone who has sent them in. Remember, when you send in photos it is helpful (but not required) if you resize them to 540 pixels wide first, include a description (check your spelling please) and let me know what name you want them credited.

American Girl Samantha in vintage dress

On Saturday, Madelon took my daughter to an antique doll show, which was fascinating. There were literally thousands of items to look at including beautiful antique and modern dolls and accessories. She had never been to one before and it felt as if they were visiting a museum filled with beloved treasures. Samantha is modeling a vintage styled dress they bought at the show.

American Girl dolls

Cate has 35 dolls and sometimes, when she gets bored, they have little concerts or other things.  The first picture is Addy getting ready for her solo. Next is one of all Cate’s dolls lined up on the stairs (this was a few years ago, so she has more dolls now).  Cate is directing her concert in the bottom group photo and then there is Pita from Karito Kids wearing her Spanish outfit for her concert solo.

Lgrrl sent in photos of her dolls getting ready for Valentines Day and Mia and Chrissa having fun with the winter weather.


Mary Rose (Granof4) sent in photos of her stunning Ellowynes. The blonde is essential Ellowyne 2 and the other is a basic brunette. Larissa, the blonde, is wearing the stolen moments dress and white boots she bought separately,  a shawl she made her and a hat she borrowed from another doll. Mary Rose also made the little drawstring bag for her purse.


The brunette is un-named as yet, but wanted to show you the sweater she got. It is from Tyler Wentworth’s wardrobe, and the fit is ok – a little snug.  Her “skirt” is simply a fabric scrap she pinned around her to keep her decent. She found these purses/bags at the dollar store for them and they would also work great for the 18” dolls. The shawl is made using a free pattern from Knitting Central. Mary Rose made up her own crocheted edging for it.


Madison is one of the gymnasts I used to coach who is a huge doll fan, too. She sent in a photo of her dolls Lanie, Nellie, Chrissa and Kit doing some of their gymnastics with Pepper and Chocolate Chip. Chrissa is wearing a custom made warm-up outfit that matches Madison’s team one – she also has the matching leotard.

Everyone is welcome to submit photos for the weekly reader photo spotlight – and all dolls are welcome, too! Just email them to me at share@dolldiaries.com.