Friday, June 28, 2013

Liv it up for the 4th of July with Sophie dolls and friends - Doll Collecting Examiner

 


Liv it up for the 4th of July with Sophie dolls & friends 

Who doesn't love the 4th of July? Celebrating our nation's birth, July 4 brings to mind picnics, parades, parties, patriotic clothes, fireworks and more, and the same holds true for the Liv World dolls.


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Monday, June 17, 2013

Sock it to me! Making doll clothes from socks - Doll Collecting Examiner

 


Sock it to me! Making doll clothes from socks

 If the high cost of well-made doll cloths has got you down, here is a little DIY project to brighten your day. If you are careful to stitch the edges of any places you cut, you can make cute hand-made doll clothes from socks.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Liv it up with the dolls of summer - Doll Collecting Examiner

 


Liv it up with the dolls of summer - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


Summer is fast approaching as the days grow longer and warmer. Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of summer, but summer does not officially begin until the summer solstice in June when the sun is at its highest position in the sky. The Liv World friends can't wait for summer to begin.

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Also see: Spin Master doll bodies: Liv vs. Victorious dolls - Doll Collecting Examiner
 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Nicky Epstein Knits for Dolls

Dolls are one of the most popular toys of all time and make every girl's wish list along with their clothes and accessories, which can cost a fortune!

Nicky Epstein Knits for Dolls (Sixth&Spring Books, May 2013 contains 25 fun outfits you can make yourself for 18-inch dolls. These designs are a great way to create something special for a cherished little girl, to enjoy hours of creative play with her favorite doll.
Knitting celebrity Nicky Epstein brings her signature combination of fashion and whimsy to every ensemble, which range in style from sporty to formal and include everything from tops and pants to dresses and skirts, coats, and even a lacy princess gown!  There are also accessories – hats, headbands, scarves, purses, mitts, and socks –to complete each look. Nicky even shares ideas for making doll-sized jewelry, plus some of her favorite cookie and candy recipes to serve at your next tea party.
Nicky Epstein is a prolific knitwear designer, the author of numerous bestselling books on knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on knitting technique.  She has created designs for many yarn manufacturers, and her work is frequently published in knitting magazines, including Vogue® Knitting and Knit Simple™.
 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Spin Master doll bodies: Liv vs. Victorious dolls - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


Spin Master doll bodies: Liv vs. Victorious dolls

The Victorious dolls by Spin Master were released at the end of 2011 featuring cast members Jade, Cat and Trina. The doll bodies are copyright 2010 and made in China. The Victorious doll bodies share some similarities to the Liv doll bodies which are copyright 2009 by Spin Master and also made in China.

The bodies and feet are close enough in size so the dolls can wear the same clothes and shoes, so the Victorious doll clothes can round out Liv's wardrobe and vice versa. Since the Liv dolls have been discontinued along with their clothes, the Victorious doll clothes make a nice option.

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