Seeing Green / Style

Hello!

Happy St. Patricks day! The spring weather made a stop up in New England today, and Bella and I took advantage of the warmer temperatures by spending the afternoon outside. In honor of today’s festivities, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite green Etsy listings for your 18-inch doll. Enjoy!

Skirt{buy the skirt}

Shoes{buy the shoes}

Top{buy the top}

dress{buy the dress}

Have a great rest of your week!

Lulu

All image backgrounds are from Pumpkins & Posies

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Snug as a Bug / Style

Hello!

Warm, cozy, and comfortable are staple qualities in an autumnal wardrobe, but that shouldn’t discount the importance of style too! With sweater weather upon us, Lulu and I wanted to focus a new style post {yes, also, hi, we’ve been awful at updating lately} on our favorite sweaters of the season. From cute pullover sweatshirts to trendy knitted cardigans, there’s surely a sweater below for every member of your doll family. What Etsy items have caught your eye this month?

Snug as a Bug 01{buy the sweater}

Snug as a Bug 02{buy the sweater}

Snug as a Bug 03{buy the sweater}

Snug as a Bug 04{buy the sweater}

Snug as a Bug 05{buy the sweater}

Have a lovely day!
Bella

Shop Owner Spotlight / 10

Hi!

Nini Says SewJust in time for the first day of fall, we are back with another round of Shop Owner Spotlight! Both Lulu and I are delighted to welcome Lori; she owns the online store Nini Says Sew, a shop that not only sells adorable clothes for dolls, but pieces for young kiddos as well {can you say impressive?!}. We haven’t bought anything from her yet, but Lori’s eye for vintage styles has us excited for future roll-outs. We’ll keep the rest of our introduction short and sweet, because you surely know the drill of the feature by now: we ask Etsy shop owners a series of questions on their behind-the-scenes work {think outfit inspiration and doll models}, they kindly answer with interesting responses, and we give them a shout-out in the latest issue and right here on the DM blog. Here’s Lori full interview!

What inspired you to start your shop?

I have been sewing for many years. I used to make matching outfits for my daughter and her American Girl doll. Now my granddaughter has a doll so I am making clothes for her. I also have a collection of 18″ dolls, and I love all the clothes I can make for them.

How do you come up with the ideas for your outfits?

I love vintage patterns and dresses. I look for vintage style outfits when looking for patterns.

What are your favorite color combinations?

I like to combine bright colors. Lately I have been sewing with a lot of fabric that has teal in it.

What are your favorite pieces to make?

Dresses!

Finally, we would love to know a little bit about your dolls.

In our family we have:

  • American Girl of Today circa 1994
  • My daughter’s Bitty Baby doll
  • Circa 1995 Just Like You doll purchased 2014
  • My granddaughter’s doll Molly
  • My doll Kit {my favorite of all my dolls}
  • Just Like You doll with dark hair and blue eyes {purchased from Ebay}
  • Bitty Twins
  • Many other dolls from Our Generation, My Life, My Twin, and Madame Alexander!

A HUGE thank you to Lori! I’d imagine vintage sewing patterns are an excellent source of inspiration, and her doll family seems like a tight-knit collection :)

If you’re interested in being featured as an Etsy shop owner, read more and sign up HERE! We have interviews booked throughout the spring, but we’ll fit you in as soon as we can.

Have a lovely evening!

Shop Owner Spotlight / 09

Hello!

Lizzy from Kitty Kat WorkshopWe say it all the time, but Lulu and I adore interacting with the Doll Mag readers. Whether we strike up a conversation in the comments, receive a sweet note in our inbox, or interview others in the doll world, as with Shop Owner Spotlight, we love talking with other doll fans! :) Shop Owner Spotlight is a sporadic feature, but a fun one; in our latest issue {read it HERE}, we were happy to Etsy store owner Lizzy. You may recognize Lizzy from her blog, Journal of Two Dolls, or from her online shop, Kittykat Workshop, both of which showcase her strong sense of style. Although we haven’t purchased anything from Lizzy, we might have to change that once her store returns from vacation tomorrow. Here is her full interview, continued from the small bit in the July/August issue.

What inspired you to start your shop?

I love making American Girl doll clothes and seeing various shops on Etsy devoted to doll clothes inspired me to start my own!

How do you come up with the ideas for your outfits?

I am always trying out new combinations on my dolls. If I like one a lot, then I make one to sell.

What are your favorite pieces to make?

I love making button-up collared shirts.

What are your favorite color combinations?

Peach, sage green, & cream!

Finally, we would love to know a little bit about your dolls.

I have three dolls. Kirsten is old-fashioned, quiet, and mother-ish. Sylvia is sporty, active, outgoing, and can be quite silly at times. Saige loves to paint and hang out with Sylvia. She also adores riding horses :)

Thank you so much to Lizzy! Kirsten, Sylvia, and Saige all sound like an entertaining bunch, and peach, sage green, and cream is such a classic combination of colors.

We love to interview Etsy designers for Shop Owner Spotlight. If you’re interested, please take a look at the form HERE. We received quite a few responses since the newest issue’s release last week, so if you haven’t heard from us yet, keep an eye on your email.

Thanks friends, and happy Monday!

Shorts for Summer / Style

Hi!

Lulu is our go-to style expert, but we here at Doll Mag are nothing if not a flexible bunch, so I’m giving my first go at a style post. Our last fashion round-up was back in March {I know, time flies!}, so we wanted to share the shorts we have been eyeing on Etsy before summer vacation hit. With the temperatures rising by the day, we have been stocking up on shorts for our dolls’ – and our own – wardrobes. What’s on your Etsy wishlist as of late?

Sparrow and Wren{buy the shorts}

Sew Fun Doll Clothes{buy the shorts}

The Willow's Nest{buy the shorts}

Closet For Chloe{buy the shorts}

Meg AG Dolls{buy the shorts}

Have a terrific weekend!
Bella

Ever After High (Part 2) / Style

Hi!

It’s been a while since our last style post, hasn’t it? While I was doing a bit of Etsy Pinning earlier this weekend, I noticed that there were lots of cute Ever After High and Monster High clothing options available (many more than there was when I wrote up the original EAH and MH style post). I was very excited to find so many cute clothes for my smaller dolls, and I thought that you would be too! And so, here are some of my favorite Ever After High Etsy listings at the moment…

EAH Style 1 1 >> Anne of Green Gables Sweatshirt from Lambellina / Image Backgrounds from the Pumpkins and Posies Sweet Peony Digital Scrapbooking Kit

EAH Style 2 2 >> Pink and Gray Floral Dress from Kosucas / Image Backgrounds from the Pumpkins and Posies Sweet Peony Digital Scrapbooking Kit

EAH Style 33 >> Rosy Day Dress from Aral Ghostier / Image Backgrounds from the Pumpkins and Posies Sweet Peony Digital Scrapbooking Kit

EAH Style 44 >> Rosy Day Dress from Haunt Couture Atelier / Image Backgrounds from the Pumpkins and Posies Sweet Peony Digital Scrapbooking Kit

EAH Style 5 5 >> Knit Dress from Toyzz / Image Backgrounds from the Pumpkins and Posies Sweet Peony Digital Scrapbooking Kit

Have an awesome week,

Lulu :)

Valentine’s Day Style

Hi!

Happy Monday! Bella and I started out our week with a snow day (with another announced for tomorrow) and since Valentine’s Day less than a week a way, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a round up of my favorite heart-themed fashions for not just AG dolls, but EAH and Hearts4Hearts dolls too. With all of the red and pink clothing options floating around Etsy, there’s something for everyone…

Edit: Our apologies! WordPress was acting wacky for us yesterday, and not all the links were correct. They’re all fixed now though, so continue reading, commenting, and clicking as much as you like!

AG Modern 1 >> Paris Floral Crop Top by Closet4Chloe >> $7

2 >> Red Skinny Jeans by Janie Jumps >> $14

3 >> Valentine’s Day Skirt by Peppered Stars >> $6

4 >> Pink Hearts Tee by Lost in a Jungle >> $8.50

5 >> Valentine’s Day Peasant Top by Doll Closet >> $9

5 >> Red Enameled Heart Earrings by 2 Sisters, Sew Crafty >> $9

AG Historical 1 >> 1950s Red Floral Dress by Jenny Wren’s Dress Shop >> $45

2 >> Valentine’s Day Dress by Babies Art Us >> $45

3 >> Caroline’s Valentine Dress by Farm Cookies >> $59

4 >> Argyle Hearts Dress by Cupcake Cutie Pie >> $47

5 >> “Be My Valentine” Edwardian Dress by Crafty Magaw >> $39.95

5 >> Valentine’s Day Regency Gown by Pepper’s Doll Clothing >> $44

EAH / MH 1 >> “Love Bitten” Dress by Haunt Couture Atelier >> $10

2 >> Monster High / Ever After High Dress by All4U >> $7

3 >> Polka Dot Dress for Monster High Dolls by toyZZ >> $9.88

4 >> Triangle Dress for Ever After High Dolls by Kosucas >> $8.72

Hearts4Hearts Dolls1 >> Pink Leopard Flair Outfit by Sew and Soar >> $9

2 >> Striped Heart Tee and Pants by Tiny Clothesline >> $14

3 >> Teddy Bear and Hearts Dress by Mother Goose Dolls >> $12

4 >> Heart Sandals by Sew Grandma Cathy >> $6

Have a great week!

Lulu