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This past week...
Jiyoon gets to know the Dolltowners!
First up...Xennia and Tink
Climbing trees to see the birds!
May 18 The Ellowynes
A few photos with the Dolltowners
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I love the Dolls Magazine!
It is fun to read about the doll designers, dressmakers, and current doll events.
There are several doll magazines: Fashion Doll, Art Doll, Doll World.... I love Haute Doll, with its focus on fashion dolls like Integrity and Kingdom dolls, and its fashion forward photo shoots.
But right now,  Dolls  is the only mag I subscribe to.
The Dolls magazine covers a variety of dolls, from OOAKs to playdolls. The photos and articles are lively and well done. There is always something new to learn. Even the doll ads are great!
The current edition, May/June 2016, focuses on "Ball Jointed Beauty" and features Liz Frost, Sophie Louis, Judy Porter, and Henry and Zofia Zawieruszynski. Liz Frost's Ruby, is on the cover (not pictured here). Cute!
The mag reports on the North American International Toy Fair, held in February.
There is also a great article on eye painting by April Norton. One on Ruby Red Galleria's Four Kindergartners. And another on the felt Lenci dolls. 
Lenci! Now that's another story!
This magazine is available in hardcopy, with issues arriving every two months. And you can also receive a digital edition if you subscribe for the print version. Or ONLY a digital edition...
Here's the link to the Dolls Magazine site.
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Outdoor adventures!
The weather has been so good the Little Darlings all got changed to explore in our garden and out in the lane, the best place for a bike ride!
Xennie and Tink were lucky enough to go for a car ride to Aunty M's for a work day, sorting and hauling boxes from one place to another. However! It wasn't long before they escaped the work trailer and headed out to the river, then the big tree...
You girls get away from the river's edge!
Jiyoon and Maggie headed up a tree right here in our garden, where we perch little birdhouses just for fun. With these noisy dolls around, we really don't expect any birds to settle in them. But I don't tell the dollies that. It's too much fun to watch them check inside the little houses to see if a bird family has moved in.
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What's New in Fashion in Dolltown?
Last week I mentioned we were short of skirts for the Little Darlings.
So we used tunics, yoga pants, jeans, and tshirts from a variety of sources, including cute flounce skirts from the bjd girls, so everyone could head out for tree climbing and bike rides!
For some closer looks check out our photo stories. Next week too!
Some doll dressers featured on the site this week....
Fashion source links on our Doll Dressmakers page...
Updates in progress!
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What's happening in Dolltown...
Miley's Musings...
Wow! Lots of adventures this week! The Little Darlings had so much fun!
Tree climbing, bird watching, lying by the river... Xennia and Tink even had to be rescued by You-Know-Who after they hopped into a wire tree guard!
All the darlings were called back to the house though, to get ready for a party...
You-Know-Who is a member of a Facebook group that is celebrating a first year anniversary. The girls were invited! And they came to don their party frocks only to discover...there weren't any! 
Well, not enough, anyway...
So we had a bright idea! We asked Willow, a Dolltown Ellowyne, if we could play dress up with the beautiful Ellowyne fancy dresses!
Oh yes, she said. And before long our little darlings were all dressed ready for the FB party! Fun, fun, fun!
But before we post those cute dressup photos, we want to show you the rest of our outdoor adventure photos...
Birdy and Rosa take the new bike into the lane. And Evie and Conner get our garden horse out and go for a ride!
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Another chance to check out...
Books on Making Felt Dolls!
How cute!
By Shelly Down
$9.25US Kindle
$15.99US Paperback
From the summary:
Sewing soft dolls has never been easier with these adorable patterns from Gingermelon designer Shelly Down!


The eagerly anticipated first book by popular toy designer Shelly Down, My Felt Dollshows sewers of all abilities how to make adorable soft dolls using the most basic of materials and skills.


With just felt sheets and a handful of simple notions, you will learn how to sew the simple yet delightful doll pattern and then discover 11 imaginative variations on the design, plus over 40 accompanying accessories – from a mermaid to a witch, from a princess to a superhero and from a ballerina to a bride – guaranteed to delight little girls everywhere.


With no hems to sew and all the stitching done by hand, My Felt Doll makes a great entry point to sewing dolls for beginners and even children.


Full-size templates make life easy – trace straight from the page with no need to enlarge.



Sew Dolled Up: Make Felt Dolls and Their Fun Fashionable Wardrobes with Fabric Scraps and Easy Hand Sewing

by Boutique sha

$14.10US Paperback


From the summary:

Sew Dolled Up is a crafter's delight. With over 75 contemporary projects, you'll have hours of fun creating an entire set! Learn how to make adorable small dolls, perfect for a dollhouse, and all the outfits and accessories that go along with them.

Every project is made from inexpensive, cut felt and uses easy, hand-sewing techniques that are clearly illustrated in step-by-step instructions. Each of the patterns for the dolls and clothes are provided in the book and most are fully customizable! It's so easy to make hundreds of modern and fashionable dolls from scratch and with love.

Not only fun to make, but fun to play with, these dolls will provide hours of endless imaginitve(sic)  doll-house play or can be used as decorative ornaments or sweet gifts.

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Past weeks...Dolly Dingles Color Therapy!


60 pages/28 Themes

by Grace Drayton



(Does not ship to some Canadian locations)


From the Product Description

It's time to be calm! This 'Dolly Dingle' coloring book invites you to relax and explore the intricate and exquisite world of stress mending circular whimsical art. Stroke by stroke, shade by shade, tension and worries fade away as you transform its black and white lines into your own unique, personal and beautiful keepsake art piece. Also, you can play with paper Dingle dolls after you finished coloring. **Grace G. Drayton was an illustrator who created popular period comics Dolly Dingle and The Pussycat Princess. She created the "Campbell Soup Kids" advertising campaign and is probably best known for her popular Dolly Dingle paper dolls in the women's magazine Pictorial Review.



AND Postcards to color!

Dolly Dingle Stress Relieving Coloring Postcards Set...etc

40 Postcards



(Does not ship to some Canadian locations)


From a review:

What an amazing deal for the price...40 postcards plus 4 pages of stickers, a totally different idea to color and personalize set of adorable dolls. I have always loved the "Campbell's Soup Kids" with their innocent chubby faces, so this caught my eye immediately. The paper is of a heavier weight, perfect for laying down and shading both pencil and pen easily. The added stickers are a lovely compliment to further personalize each picture. I am thrilled with my purchase, just what I needed to help me get through a cold Buffalo winter. In fact, I loved this so much that I am going back and purchasing the other book of dolls and their accompanying outfits. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this set to both beginner and advanced artists!!

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Barbie Liz
on Amazon since September.
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Dear readers, if any of you from the US have little children or grandchildren learning the Alphabet, beginning to read, or who love dolls,this is a fun and useful book!
And I would love some reviews!
At the moment it is an eBook. We are working on a print version.
It is only $2.99US and features 26 Dolltown dollies, including Barbies, a Terri Lee, a Helen Kish, 3 Little Darlings...and more!
Also, there are links to...
4 books in The Doll People series!
These are older books but are still worth a read...
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