Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Very Happy Wednesday! That's The Name of the Etsy Shop!

I stumbled onto a very cool Etsy Shop called A Very Happy Wednesday, and knew what I wanted to share with you this Wednesday! Dolly Wands beautifully made and for sale from the UK. 

Offered at about $11.21 US these fun little dolly wants are the perfect accessory for Dolly Wizard Enthusiasts!
There are more then 20 of these beautifully made and packaged Dolly Wands and I am just in love with this idea! 
 I loved Harry Potter and the series of books, and I love how the designer has in incorporated these in to her doll play and her shop!
Click here to visit A Very Happy Wednesday and let the wand choose you! These doll wands ship world wide for about $6 US.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Molly!

Molly receives a birthday hug from her friend, Emily!  Thank you to Madelon for sending this in!
Check out Molly's Birthday Story from your local library or you can order it with free shipping from The Book Depository. 
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4 Outfits In One Pattern- The New Animal Onesie Pattern From Stacy & Stella

Stacy & Stella from pixeldust designs has come up with a very cute Animal Onesie pattern you can sew for your dolls for year round doll play fun!
I know that the fox is going to be a popular costume for Halloween in a few short months, don't be mad at me I am always thinking ahead to the holidays, best thing to do when eating holiday left overs!  This is so adorable and I love the little nose! Think of the little red riding hood doll plays you could put on with this fun outfit!
Lots of variations to a pattern make them so valuable! I grew up loving panda bears and this is such a cute outfit. 
Pretty Kitty! The black and white one looks like my own cat named Squirrel!
This one pattern offers patterns for 4 great dolly costumes for $5.99 Click here to be taken to the patten listing on the Pixie Faire Website!
Just think if you start creating these costumes now you will be so a head of the game for gifts and Halloween for next fall!
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Felicity!

Happy Birthday to Felicity! (Thank you to Madelon for the photo and the reminder!) Check out Doll Diaries for more Birthday Fun later today!
Did you know you can still order her Birthday Book by clicking here from The Book Depository!
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Take A Look At Dresses Like A Doll Facebook Shop, A New Way To Shop For Doll Clothes!


I found out recently about the wonderful new shop only on Facebook making light and fun outfits for 18 inch dolls. Dresses Like A Doll offers some really sweet outfits in their Facebook Shop.
Priced under $25 including shipping in the USA these are simply fun and whimsical outfits for all 18 inch dolls.
 
I asked designer Jane about how she came to make her outfits for 18 inch dolls and she kindly shares with us a bit of her story:
"About two years ago, I was looking for some gifts for my new granddaughter.  I came across some really cute items (hair bows, wraparound/barefoot sandals, tutus, etc.) on the internet, but the more I looked the more I realized that I could probably make some of them myself.  While surfing the net for more ideas, I came across the American Girl site."

 "I've always loved dolls, but was astounded at the prices for even the smallest items which I instinctively knew many little girls' families could never afford.  So, I decided to try my hand at making some affordable outfits for dolls.  I looked at some instructional videos on You Tube, fell in love with tutus, and my passion was born!  After much trial and error (my first ones were awful,) I mastered the tutu making, then decided that because "accessories" can make or break an outfit, I began adding matching headbands and sandals.  Then, one day, it just hit me...why not make long dresses too?  So, I did, then added the hats, then the purses and, within just the past few days...a princess wand and a bridal bouquet so a little girl could pretend to be either with her doll...whatever her heart desired! "

"I guess I'd have to say my favorite thing to make is the long dress...when it starts coming together and I see the flowing skirt, the garden hat to match, etc., I can actually imagine the face of a little girl seeing it for the first time, or even having a beautiful dress for her doll for the first time, and it truly fills my heart.  Wow...didn't mean to go on this long, but there's absolutely nothing about making these clothes that I don't love.  I've donated my outfits to many charities for fund-raising auctions, and I would never do that if I wasn't proud of, and love, every item I make."

Check out Dresses Like A Doll on Facebook by clicking here and be sure to tell them I sent you! I love these outfits and can see hours of doll play fun in each creation. Thursday's at my house my niece Thea comes to tea, Tutu's are a dress code! I think I know what I need to order her for her birthday! Thanks to Dresses Like A Doll for sharing with us their photos and designs.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Photos From Our Readers

Linda sent me the most fantastic version she made of her own dolly Easter treat set! I am in awe of her creativity!
Easter is such a fun time of year and I love the pastel colors! Great Job Linda!
I love that she used birthday candles as crayons!
Sophie sent in her version of the set made from the tutorial I posted on Doll Diaries  she also found the egg carton with Brandy's tip of the ones that candy comes in! Love it!
Sophie I love the butterfly in the center of your egg stand!
One of our readers Rebecca sent in this photo of her Granddaughter and one of her favorite dolls!
I love that she is requesting patterns for these lovely dolls and I found a few on PIXIEFAIRE you can see them by clicking here.
I promise to source out some more wonderful patterns soon for these dolls! I love that you are writing and sharing your love of dolls with me!
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Happy Easter!

For those of you celebrating Easter this holiday weekend the team here wishes you a very Happy Easter Sunday!
Madelon has had so many wonderful ideas that I have run out of days to share them before Easter! Here are some more of Madelon's Wonderful Easter Ideas and fun finds that you can add to your Doll Play Collections for year round fun. The Best Part these items will all likely be deeply discounted tomorrow!
At Five Below Madelon found a Jelly Bean Bingo Game! Just add your own Dolly Jelly Beans and you are all set! It is the perfect dolly sized Easter fun game!
 Decorate your own small doll sized Easter basket with ribbon that is peel and stick! Meant for scrap-booking, this ribbon is a perfect scale for a doll sized Easter basket and easy to use!
Puffy stickers that double as dolly Easter Eggs! $2 for $26 dolly eggs! Cut the stickers, keeping on their clear baking  for these easy to make doll size treats! Made by Hallmark these should not be too hard to find!
Madelon has had another amazing find and idea, these adorable little chocolate Lambs and Chick's if carefully unwrapped and eaten can be re wrapped around a cotton ball and kept for doll play!
I love that idea! Check for Mini Lamb's and Chicks at the after Easter sales and try for your self!
Madelon has done the lions share of the work for me in the last few weeks sending me wonderful ideas and I have been so busy with getting my One Minute Doll Chat's up and running on my Youtube page that I have not had as much time to write more then a day or two in advance! With out Madelon I would surely be scrambling! So a huge Thank you to Madelon for her continued wonderful ideas!

 
Back soon with more fun Dolly News and Doll Play fun soon!
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