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My Journey to Finding Dolls

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Hello friends! I feel like I’m making a confession today. You see, these days I craft and sew for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls but it wasn’t always so.  In fact, at one time I was against American Girl dolls and didn’t want my daughter to have one. *Gasp* I know, I know kinda extreme, but…

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Dance Bag for Dolls

Make a Dance Bag {or a travel bag} for Dolls

I am here with the second part to the dance accessory set I shared earlier this week.   Check out the first here if you missed it!   With all of these fun dance accessories, Caroline needs something to carry them in! Her dance bag is just right to fit her dance costume for rehearsals or performances….

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Add sparkle to a dance outfit for dolls!

Adding a Little Sparkle to a Dance Outfit

I’ve been working on a few fun crafts, projects, and giveaways inspired by my recent trip to Cancun Mexico that I can’t wait to share!!  Check back, there will be a little fun this week and next week! Once in a while, with the push of new projects, I forget about sharing a fun project. Today’s project was…

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A Day at the Beach

I say, A day at the beach, and that sounds like it’s an everyday occurrence. Oh, this is far from it for me.  This is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime kind of day at the beach.  This is a beach far away and tropical and exotic and the kind of trip I’ve never taken before. This trip…

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Retro Diner Booth for Dolls

Make a Retro Diner Booth for Dolls

Hello friends!  Things have been hopping around here behind the scenes and I can’t wait to share some of the projects I have been working on to share with you!  Enjoy today’s craft! It’s time to turn up the jukebox, the dolls are meeting at the diner for a shake! Every diner needs a booth,…

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Doll Souvenirs

Giveaway Winner and Thinking Big

Hello friends!  I am sorry I’ve been MIA around here for a while.  By day I’ve been laying on my back and by night I’ve been dreaming of running.  A pinched nerve is the culprit but I am feeling better and better each day and slowly getting back on my feet. I am anxious to get…

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American Queen Steamboat

Waterfront Fun-(Louisville, KY -Part 4)

**Don’t forget to enter to win the doll size backpack from Kentucky!  The Giveaway is open until Friday at midnight!** Welcome to a mini series featuring places to see and things to do in Louisville, KY.  There are fun pictures to experience the city and doll size activities to enjoy from home!  Whether you have…

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At the Doll Bakery

Before we get started I have to say thank you for all of the wonderful entries submitted in Friday’s giveaway!  I loved reading through all of the fun ideas for doll size adventure sets!  They were truly inspiring!  If you haven’t entered, pop on over to the giveaway here. I’ve had fun creating doll bakery…

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Doll Size Backpack

Giveaway: Doll Size Cave Exploring Set

Update: Cave Exploring Kit Giveaway Winner- Terri Silva Terri’s Comment: I would like to see a doll sewing kit with a doll sized sewing machine. I liked you on Facebook I am following you on Pinterest I signed up for your newsletter! I love the prize! Congrats Terri!  Check your email inbox! It’s Friday and it’s…

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave-(Louisville Fun Part 3)

Sorry for any confusion with this post.  It was published accidentally before it was ready last week, so sorry if you saw it up and then gone!   Last summer I was far from home in Louisville Kentucky and brought Ivy along.  This is a series sharing snippets of places to see and things to…

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Sewing Machine for Dolls by The Queens Treasures

Doll Sewing Machine in Action! {part 2}

This is part 2 of a review of the 1930’s American Style Sewing Machine.  Last week we took a close-up look at the fun vintage details of the set.  If you missed part 1 of the review you can find it here.   I received this sewing machine for American Girl dolls and other 18 inch dolls…

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Doll Sewing Machine-Vintage Style

Today I have a review for you.  I love to do product reviews because many wonderful products are available for American Girl dolls and other 18 inch dolls.  This is a way for me to share a hands-on experience with a product so you can take a closer look at the details and quality. For…

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Kitchen Utensils for American Girl and other 18 inch Dolls-7

Stir it Up, Spoons and Spatulas for Dolls

It’s another day in the doll kitchen!  Many of you have been following my quest to craft all things related to baking and cooking for dolls.  If you are new, this project is inspired by a doll and book series by American Girl.  The doll is the Girl of the Year 2015, Grace Thomas.  First…

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American Girl Doll Table

Make a Table for Your Doll Bakery

-I’m continuing the doll bakery inspired crafts today!  For those of you that may be new around here, it’s one of many crafts inspired by a Grace Thomas, a doll and book series by American Girl.  Although, ultimately everything around here is inspired by play and creating! –    Happy day, I was able to…

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Fun projects

Dusting Myself Off and a Few Fun Projects

It’s Friday! I pretty much failed at my blog plan this week!  I was on such a roll, posting 5 days a week the past month and I let a few little changes in my life derail me, yikes! And what about the weather this week!   Did you have crazy temperatures or snow storms…

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Kitchen Canisters For Your AG Doll

This weekend I had time to brainstorm and start working on a few more items for the doll size kitchen.  I have several fun crafts in the works and today I am sharing a fun baking accessory! These decorative canisters hold flour, sugar, salt and any other ingredient you need. Make these canisters in your favorite color…

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Gift Set Giveaway

Springfield Accessory Set Giveaway

Updated Contest Winner- Deborah: How wonderful that Springfield sent you an extra one to give away! I LOVE all of Springfields products, but the Fitness Fun set is probably my favorite from their collections. So many great mix and match pieces. Congrats Deborah!  Check your email inbox!   Yippee it’s Friday and double yippee we…

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Josephina Face Mold

What Josefina and Grace Have in Common

I remember browsing through an American Girl catalog a number of years ago and being a little stumped at what the differences were between the dolls.  I’d never seen one in person and from the catalog I was drawn to differences like hair and eye color. I stumbled on a post with information about face…

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Adding a Doll to a Photoshoot

Last week the weather was so warm we went to the park to play and to get a few fun pictures.  My daughter recently turned 3 and I wanted to get some special pictures for the occasion.  I love to capture the different stages of my daughter as she grows. I also brought a doll…

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The Easiest Ruffle Skirt

Thank you for your response to the survey yesterday!  I have loved checking out the votes as they come in and found them fun and interesting!  I am excited to keep creating and sharing with you!  I will keep the survey open for two weeks to give everyone the opportunity to vote.  Thanks again, your…

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Vote for more of your favorites on Doll it Up

Vote for More of Your Favorites!

Update: Thanks for stopping by. The voting is now closed but I am always open to your comments, suggestions and ideas! I read every comment and email I receive.   Leave a comment, use the contact page here, or email me directly, anna@doll-it-up.com.  Thanks for reading and sharing what you would like to see more of…

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Grace and her Travel Coat from American Girl-28

Grace’s Travel Coat

When I ordered Grace I added on the Travel Coat from her collection. I love the details and the unique design. Of course I’d love to share some of those details with you! Grace’s Travel Coat– $28 Here is a look inside the coat.  The upper half and sleeves have a pink satin lining. The three buttons…

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