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How to Open a Blythe Doll’s Head – Radiance (RBL) Face Mold

How to open a Blythe doll's head radiance mold

One of the first things I do when getting a new Blythe doll is open her head and make a few changes. It can be intimidating at first, but it’s actually quite easy once you know what to do. Continue reading


Blythe Winterish Allure Doll Review

Blythe Winterish Allure doll in box

My newest Blythe doll, Winterish Allure, arrived today. The timing was perfect, it was snowing outside and most definitely a winter day! Winterish Allure is the December 2015 release and wears a traditional Russian folk costume. Continue reading

Herself the Elf

Herself the Elf & Friends

Herself the Elf originally started out as a drawing on greetings cards in 1982. Like Strawberry Shortcake, the Care Bears, and other toy lines inspired by greeting card illustrations, the elves soon appeared as dolls, toys, and in an animated TV special. Herself and her friends, Meadow Morn, Woodpink, Snowdrop, and Willow Song, each came with a hair accessory, pixie comb, wand, and a piece of jewelry. Continue reading

Take a Tour of Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Happy Home

Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Happy Home

The Berry Happy Home dollhouse came out in 1983 and was a place where Strawberry Shortcake and her friends could live and play. It had six charming rooms and lots of intricate details.

The furniture for each room was sold separately and was incredibly detailed, with lots of moving parts for realistic play and strawberry and plant-themed motifs in every piece.

We’ve added a photo tour of the home to our website, come take the tour!
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How to Make Miniature Dollhouse Thumbprint Cookies

How to Make Miniature Dollhouse Thumbprint Cookies

These miniature dollhouse thumbprint cookies are easy to make and look so realistic. Using just polymer clay and Makit & Bakit crystals used for suncatcher craft projects, they can be baked up in no time. Continue reading

Sugar Coated Dolls Ever After High Review

Sugar Coated Ever After High Dolls

I recently added three new dolls to my Ever After High collection, they’re the Sugar Coated versions of Holly O’Hair, Cedar Wood, and Madeline Hatter. Each doll wears a sweets-themed outfit and comes with a sweet treat and kitchen accessory. Continue reading

How to Make a Miniature Cake from a Styrofoam Ball

Miniature doll cakes made from styrofoam balls

This craft idea is a fun, cheap, and easy project, and the end result is a realistic-looking cake. The idea can be scaled to any size – even life-size cakes – just by using a different size of styrofoam ball. You can decorate the cake with frosting and sprinkles, or leave it plain.

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