Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mini Dolls by Brand - 7.5" Moni Doll (1979)

Moni dolls were produced by a Swiss company called Uranium in 1979. Like Sasha dolls they have tan skin and closed mouth expression. They were a copy of the Sasha doll which caused Sasha Morgenthaler family to file a complaint which put a stop to production.

Both boy and girl dolls were made, blonde and brunette along with several extra outfits.

You can find these dolls and clothing on ebay from time to time.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

*NEWS* BEFOREVER Launch AG Mini Dolls

Surprise Surprise AG minis $25 will be available at AGP and AG online. 

You can also buy AG mini dolls at Book Depository, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Books-A-Million!

*Rumor* Josefina will get a mini in 2015.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

*NEWS* Mini BEFOREVER Addy First Look

April received her new BEFOREVER Addy and shares photos with us.
I just wanted to share with you my mini Addy who arrived in Australia today (ordered through Book Depository last week).

The characters full name is on the box, and the book is a much thinner paperback compared to the previous quality.

New hairstyle and face, and very glossy hair compared to the previous mini Addy.

My daughter just noticed that mini Addy has a hard plastic body! We are not sure if we like the plastic body- my 5 year old instantly did not like it because she said the dolls would not be cuddly anymore.

And we compared the texture of her hair to the 25th Anniversary Addy-very BIG difference!
The new one also has a larger head.


Thank you April for giving us a first look at BF Addy.

Samantha & Nellie Ready for BEFOREVER Launch

My dolls are all dressed in their meet outfits prepared and waiting for the LAUNCH of Beforever.

Here's a peek at Nellie tidying up her sewing center.

Samantha's been having trouble sleeping because she is so anxious for the launch. Even though we have a sneak peek at the new Samantha, she is excited that she will be getting a new version of her meet dress.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Make Mini Samantha's Bed (Using Straws)

It's rumored at the end of August, Samantha will get a new BEFOREVER bed similar to a half canopy bed. You can make her current brass bed with this tutorial. When you're done with construction, spray paint the entire bed gold.

Don't forget to make a mattress stacking three layers of felt.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Make Samantha's Lawn Party Mallet, Ball and Wicket

  • Toothpick
  • Foam craft sheet, tan
  • Small beads
  • Paper clip
  • Marker
  • Glue
  1. Clip sharp off one end of the toothpick.
  2. Cut a strip of tan craft foam 1/4" W x 1/2" L.
  3. Roll the foam tightly then glue shut.
  4. Stick the sharp end of the toothpick into the center of the rolled foam, glue in place.
  5. Draw on thestripe detail on both sides of the foam with a marker, as pictured above.
  6. Clip a straight piece off the paper clip 1/2" long.
  7. Bend the paper clip into a U shape, glue the ends into the opening of small beads.
  8. Assemble all of the pieces - Mallet, extra bead for ball and set the wicket in place.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Make Samantha's Commode

  • Two raisin boxes
  • White craft foam sheet
  • Craft Popsicle, skinny sticks
  • Beads, small
  • Gold metallic paint
  • Glue
  1. Glue the raisin boxes back to back.
  2. Cover them in white craft foam sheet.
  3. Turn them on their side.
  4. Glue a Popsicle stick onto the back of each side.
  5. Glue a skinny stick horizontally onto the back of both craft sticks to make a bar.
  6. Paint beads gold.
  7. Glue beads on front for door pulls.
Optional: Glue beads onto the bottom for feet. 

I modified an existing dresser.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make Samantha's Wooden Soldier Nutcracker

You can find wooden beads in various sizes at Joann's or any hobby store.

These have the faces already painted on! 

 The cork makes a great hat!

  • Beads
  • Cork
  • Skinny stick 
  • Foam sheet, thick - black
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Mod Podge

  1. Assemble the soldier by stacking round wooden beads then glue into place.
  2. Use the skinny sticks for his limbs, glue into place.
  3. Cut two shoes out of thick craft foam sheet and glue to the bottom.
  4. Paint on the details.
  5. Coat with Mod Podge

*Optional: Use a toothpick for a sword.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Make Samantha's Tam (Sailor Hat)

When Samantha wears her Middy outfit she needs her Sailor hat to go with it.

Because it is so easy to work with I'm suggesting felt, but you can use Cotton fabric if you like.

  • White felt (or white fabric)
  • Navy blue ribbon, thin 1/4"
  • Needle/ thread
  • Tacky glue or fabric glue

  1. Cut TWO circles 2.5" - 3" wide on your fabric.
  2. Sew the edges closed.
  3. Cut a slit in the center of one layer, turn the hat right side out.
  4. Glue the ribbon onto the inner edges of the slit, leaving enough extra to tie once on Samantha's head.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Madame Alexander Debuts 7" Minis

Madame Alexander is set to debut TRAVEL FRIENDS PLAY DOLLS - International Collection coming in October.


Painted face with closed mouth expression.

I am a fan of Mme. Alexander, but am not pleased with the lack of details.

These dolls are 7" and will be slighty taller than 6.5" AG and OG minis.

You can see my 5" Mme Alexander mini STORYBOOK dolls HERE.

Madame Alexander, Our Promise
We proudly uphold Madame Alexander’s tradition of quality in design and materials, to create beautiful dolls to love, to play and grow up with.  As she herself said……
"Love is in the details."

Make Samantha's Butterfly Net

  • Butterfly stickers or print the above image
  • Toothpick
  • Tulle
  • Plastic ring from a water bottle cap
  • White medical tape
  • Glue
  1. Cut the sharp tips off the toothpick.
  2. Glue the plastic bottle cap ring to the end of the toothpick.
  3. Once dry, wrap it with medical tape to secure the ring in place better.
  4. Wrap the other tip of toothpick in medical tape.
  5. Cut out a circular piece of tulle.
  6. Glue the tulle around the plastic ring.
Now your mini butterflies can fit inside.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Make Samantha'a Bridesmaid Bouquet

  • Tiny rosebuds, pink (bridal aisle)
  • White ribbon, thin 1/4"
  • Pink or Lilac ribbon, thin 1/8"


  1. Gather the small rose buds to shape a dome; the top roses positioned higher than others.
  2. Begin wrapping the colored ribbon around the stems, tie a knot to secure them in place.
  3. Wrap the white ribbon, tie in a bow.