Magazine / Holiday 2015

Hi friends!

Doll Mag November DecemberWe here at Doll Mag wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! :) The two of us don’t want to keep you from your turkey, gravy, and mashed potatoes, so we’ll get right to the good stuff. Here’s what you can find in our holiday issue…

  • an interview with one of American Girl’s original historical dolls, Kirsten Larson.
  • two crafts to get your doll baking in the kitchen.
  • a quiz to find which winter creature matches your personality.
  • a brief history of rocker dolls, Jem and the Holograms.
  • and much, much more!

You can read the newest edition on ISSUU or download it on Adobe Reader HERE.

If you have more time to spare {recovering from your food coma, perhaps?}, click through our monthly links! First, enter the reader survey HERE for the chance to be featured in the January/February issue with your doll.

We love Etsy shop owners, so much so that we created a whole feature to highlight them! Though Shop Owner Spotlight is booked through the spring, you can still enter your information HERE and we’ll get in touch regarding our next opening.

As the official DM advice columnist, Gabby is always willing to answer your questions! Shoot her your concerns HERE; we’ll be sure to feature one or two responses in our next issue.

Your comments are instant daymakers. We make it easy – simply submit a letter to the editors HERE.

Finally, our archive is filled to the brim with back issues. Read them all HERE.

Many thanks to all of YOU, and, better yet, happy holiday season!

Bella, Lulu, and the DM team


Staff Picks / November 2014


Staff Picks November 2014How is your weekend going? Here at Doll Mag, we’re busy getting in the holiday spirit {we’re watching Miracle on 34th Street right now to kick things off}, but we have still managed to catch up on our favorite sites. Plenty of doll bloggers were busy this month, but the two of us especially loved these eight posts, photo shoots, and tutorials…

1 / Although this blog no longer has regular updates, Lulu has been busy reading all of Belle’s Bulletins’ old posts. It’s quite enjoyable and just like a doll-themed novel – what could be better?!

2 / Bella likes to think that Mia dolls look good in anything, but she definitely rocks the corduroy jeans in this stylish photo shoot. The lighting is spot-on in the photos as well – go take a peek at Vinyl Girls!

3 / Time for Lulu’s monthly EAH pick! Like many other Ever After High lovers, she has been eagerly waiting for the Kitty Cheshire doll to come out ever since she saw these lovely photos earlier in the month. Although the doll isn’t out yet, she is set to be released for the holiday season {i.e. soon!}.

4 / Another blog we’ve loved exploring? Candidly Charlie. With the great photos and well-written posts, it’s no wonder we enjoy it so much! Charlie has a variety of interests, but Bella thought her recent Harry Potter post was too cute.

5 / Anne of Green Gables fans will appreciate American Girl Fan’s cute post! We both love L. M. Montgomery’s classic, and Felicity makes the perfect AG counterpart.

6 / American Girl Magazine’s annual holiday issue is always fun to flip through, and the 2014 edition was no exception! From the tasty recipes to the adorable illustrated stickers, we certainly recommend buying your own copy. We grabbed ours at Barnes and Noble, but it is also available for sale online here.

7 / The first flurries of snow have finally arrived where we live, and it has helped to put us in the holiday mood. This photo shoot over at Carrot and Claire made us extra cheery; who doesn’t love that wintery coat?

8 / Over the past couple of days, the two of us have been dressing our dolls up in their winter wear for the holidays. Of course, a fancy dress isn’t complete with a hairstyle to match, so this fishtail bun tutorial from American Girl Place will come in handy! It looks fairly easy, so we will have to try it soon.

What were your favorite doll-related things this month?

Lulu and Bella

Magazine / Holiday 2014


Doll Mag November December 2014Happy November, friends! It’s starting to get cold outside {at least where we live}, so it seems fitting that today is the release of our 2014 holiday issue. The November/December issue has always been one of our favorites to put together, and this edition was no different. Full of many crafts and articles, we hope that it makes your holidays even more doll-ightful! Inside, you’ll find…

  • an interview with American Girl’s archived darlings, Cecile and Marie-Grace.
  • our annual gift guide, with presents for everyone on your list!
  • a step-by-step guide to doing the intricate bow braid.
  • printables for a Thanksgiving Day feast.
  • and much, much more!

You can download the current issue HERE.

We have had many readers contact us about downloading issues! In an effort to fix that, we have joined Issuu, a free online publication site and app. You can view our account and read the new issue HERE. As always, let us know of any problems! :)

You can enter the bimonthly survey HERE. You may find yourself in the next issue!

Finally, as we are shamelessly plugging away here, feel free to visit us on Pinterest HERE! We’ll be sharing holiday links from now until New Year’s Eve.

Lots of love, Bella and Lulu

Staff Picks / November 2013



November was such a great month for posts in the doll world! From photo stories to Etsy items, there was all sorts of awesomeness! Even though I haven’t felt very well today, all of these posts and photos made me smile…

1. This pretty turquoise dress is so cute! I think the shimmery details make it perfect for the upcoming holidays.

2. Bella loves this blog she found today! Addy is such a cute model, and the photos are great.

 3. This craft is so easy to make, and the results are so cute!

4. Isn’t Ivy’s coat so adorable? Over at Adollable Dolls, Ivy modeled for some photos in the snow.

5. Both Bella and I love this cute photo story! The photos are so well done:)

6. This easy hairstyle is so pretty! I think I might try it out on one of our dolls tomorrow.

Did you find any posts you loved this month?