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The cutest Blythe doll-inspired living room you’ll ever see

I know some of y’all are Blythe doll fans, so when we found Janie’s photo of her Blythe-y throw pillows and leafy wallpaper, I knew we needed to know more about this room and all the things in it…

DIY is magic: Make your own My Little Pony plushie

When I asked my brother if there was anything I could make for my niece for the holidays, I was a little overwhelmed when he suggested a My Little Pony — Friendship is Magic plushie of Pinkie Pie. I’d never sewn a stuffed animal before, and I’d be a pony newbie creating something to give to a pony expert!

How to turn Barbies into Doctor Who Weeping Angels

I don’t like Barbies and I pre-apologize to those who do, but I took an inordinate amount of pleasure in hacking up, hot gluing, and morphing Barbies into something that causes horror: the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who! Here’s how you can hack your Barbies into Weeping Angels…

DIY glittery baby doll part Christmas ornaments

I’m all over adding whimsy to traditional Christmas decorating, but how about a little macabre action too? Here’s how to make your own bedazzled baby doll part ornaments for seasonal sparkle with a dark sense of humor…

DIY a portable dollhouse out of stuff you’d probably throw away

My five-year-old and I made this awesome dollhouse out of scraps: an old box for the building itself, and carpet, fabric, and tile samples. My son Noah’s own drawings framed in old slide holders. Paper attached and coated with Modge Podge served as the wallpaper, and glue sticks and a wood veneer sample for the kitchen table (affixed with wood glue). A sunscreen bottle cap became the toilet (it opens and closes!), and a sponge covered in fabric for the bed. It turns out poker chips are perfectly sized doll plates, and you can make tiny stools out of wooden thread spools.

My three-year-old associates “dark” with “bad”: How to talk to kids about race

I’ve noticed that if she’s playing a game that involves confrontation her black doll is always the aggressor. I’ve been thinking about the movies we watch (most noticeably Tangled, which features a dark-haired evil witch and an innocent light-haired princess) and am realizing that there’s a direct correlation between bad and dark in many of them.

Dolls and art and mannequins and COLOUR from this Wild Old Woman

Meet Sue Kreitzman, a self-proclaimed WOW: Wild Old Woman. You have got to check out Advanced Style’s post on her hyper-colourful, art-filled home — complete with this tour from the WOW herself…

My son found my Barbie, said she was pretty, and turned her into a space explorer

I don’t want my son to find a Barbie doll pretty. I want him to understand, even at three, that she is not an accurate representation of a woman’s body. This is ridiculous, I know, but it’s not stopping from getting all excited about this teachable moment we’re having.