Juggling two blogs has been way too complicated. But don’t worry–I’m not completely leaving the community!

What I’m saying is, I won’t be using this blog anymore. I’m still gonna leave it up on the web, so you can still look back at old posts. But you HAVE to go follow my other blog, Flourishing by Restful Falls. Because I’ll post doll blogs over there (along with FBRF‘s posts)!

And FBRF followed all the doll blogs DollDIYs followed so I can still read all the awesome blog posts I couldn’t live without :).


I’ll be posting about the AG store in Boston over there in a week or two. So if you wanna see that you better go follow my other blog!

Thanks for all your support over here, on DollDIYs.

See you over at Flourishing by Restful Falls! Really–go follow it, now.




Me and Hayley’s doll

Hi everyone!

(Hayley told me I had to say that.)

My name is Bixby; I’m Hayley’s puppy. I am a two-year old, black Labradoodle. I really love to be hugged and petted. Oh and Hayley says I’m a good writer. I think that is what I want to be when I grow up!


So I want to tell you a story of Hayley’s doll, Emily, and me. After Hayley’s family rescued me, I discovered she kept creepy mini humans (she calls them american dolls or something), and her mommy seemed totally fine with it! Well I’m warming up to them, so they’re not so creepy anymore. (It helped that they gave me treats from their tiny hands.) So here is my story:

I was sitting on the step, just chillin’ in the sun and lettin’ my hair blow. Thinkin’ about the smell of Hayley’s lunch today, I was hoping I’d get a few leftovers with my dinner. Then… Hayley came out with her American Doll, or whatever it is, and her camera. (That’s what she calls that black box with a strap that makes a click noise when she points it at me and clicks a button.) I thought she was going to pet me, but instead she set her doll down against me and snapped a lot of pictures.


For the first one she took, I was upset at Hayley for not petting me so I was ignoring her…


But I couldn’t stand not paying attention to Emily, because she smelled like cupcakes!


I was trying to figure out what she had gotten into, and guess what I found?! There was a trace of orange cake with chocolate icing on her shoulder!


THEN the wierd elf-like human was moving! I nearly had a heart attack! But I noticed pretty quickly she was just falling, I kinda… forgot she wasn’t alive….


Then, with a kiss, I told Hayley I was sorry for ruining her pictures and ignoring her. 🙂 She loves me…….

I hope you guys liked my writing. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Hayley just taught me how to do that smile, so I had to do a lot.

Thank you Hayley for letting me post on your site. 🙂 Bye 🙂


Swap with Rebekah!

Hi everyone!

A couple of weeks ago Rebekah, from AmericanGirlGuide, visited and we did an AG swap! I’m going to show you what she made for me, and you can check out her blog to see what I swapped with her. Here are the AWESOME things she gave me!


#1 is this tiny lemonhead  box.

She filled it with beads to make it sound like there is candy in it, and it really sounds like there is!


#2 is a globe. It is not round, but it is really cute!


#3 is an adorable, red scrunchy. It fits perfectly!


#4 is a blue picture frame that says “confident” in it twice and has a quote in the middle.

This looks great in my doll’s room!


#5 is this super duper cute fun-and-games, doll-sized book. There are actually games inside like tic-tac-toe, crossword puzzles, and some other things. She got it in a 4th of July parade!


#6 is a charming pencil bag that Rebekah made! And she put stuff inside! Yay!



The things inside are a doll-sized eraser, a ruler, a paintbrush, and a pencil. She made the paintbrush with a toothpick and yarn. For the pencil, she used a Sharpie to turn a toothpick into a mini Ticonderoga. She printed the ruler.


#7 the next to last thing is this really cute Macbook. She made it and is on the screen! One more thing about this laptop is……..


A macbook sticker and a really cool design! Thank you Rebekah for making this for me!!


The last thing is the big one that she made for me a while ago, and I explained it could be part of the swap (even though she gave it to me a while ago). It is a pink couch with a matching pillow! I love it so much, and so do my dolls!

Don’t forget to check out the things that I made her by clicking right *HERE* While your at her blog you might-as-well follow her! Right? Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post, and make sure to come back for more collaborative sort of blogs with me and Rebekah!

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P.S. Do you like my signature?

P.P.S. Make sure to look at Rebekah’s blog!!!

P.P.S. I will be posting this again, because I forgot two things she gave me Oops!

18″ doll lunchbox

Hi Everyone,

Today I will be showing your how to make a lunchbox for you 18″ doll. The supplies you will be needing to make this are:



*Colored Pencils





*Glue Stick

*Altoids container or tin

First you’re going to trace your tin shape onto your paper,

and draw another one the same way.


Now you are going to cut out your shape


Now you will be gluing the pieces to the front and the back.

Now it should look like this!


You’re getting closer! The next step is optional. I cut paper and taped it to the side

just to make it look a little sharper.


Now you will be taping on your ribbon. Then decorate.


And there you’ve got your 18″ lunchbox! Happy Crafting.

Thanks for reading, come back for some more!

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Hi, my name is Hayley.

I’m 11 years old. Some other things about me are that I am the youngest of 4 girls and have two dogs. And i’m the biggest fan of American Girl Dolls. I got my first doll when I was 4, Molly. And then the next year I got Emily, her best friend. I wasn’t really into dolls that much until about 2 years ago. I started watching doll videos and I was obsessed. Then I had the idea of making my closet into my doll house and I play every day with it. And it keeps getting bigger and bigger. And last christmas I received Julie and the Our Generation kitchen set! Oh and before that I went the the AG place with my BFFL (Best.Friend.For.Life.) It was so awesome. My mom always was telling me, “Stop playing dolls and do your school.” Since I am homeschooled I could play dolls in the middle of the day. But my mom wanted me to do school, not play dolls.

Since there are not many sites that do that, I wanted to make this site to teach girls how to make cool things for their dolls, with pictures or sometimes videos.  I have wanted to do this for a long time and now I finally am! I hope you enjoy my site and have fun with your dolls as much as I did and still do.

Hayley Name Tag