Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!!!

Every year, my dolls put on an annual Black & White Ball, high atop the living room piano. The dress code is simple: eveningwear or formal gowns in black, white or silver. (This is why they urge me to make everything throughout the year in black!!!)

As we watched everyone arrive, we realized that perhaps this year, we may have slightly over-invited.
 Wow! What a crowd!

Hmmm....some of these haven't been here before. I wonder if some aren't party crashers??!!! (Well, at least they knew to dress for the event! And their invitations do look legit!)
Word sure has gotten out about this annual party! Seems like almost every doll in the house is here!

Oh wait.....I totally forgot about the party upstairs.
Don't let the doll stands fool you. They'll be slipping out of those and kicking up their heels as soon as I'm out of sight!
Sure hope they keep the noise down!!!

In any case, all of my dolls wish all of your dolls.......and this doll mom wishes all of you doll moms and dads......


A Very Healthy, Happy and Fashionably Dressed Doll-filled 2018!

Love,



April & company

34 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Everyone looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment as well as your visit to my blog!!! This is such a pleasant surprise! And Happy New Year to you as well.

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  2. I can't stop looking at all these magnificent dolls and outfits :-)! BEAUTIFUL!!!
    From my dolls to yours, and from me to you: a very Happy New Year, filled with joy, doll fun and a good health! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words, Millicent. I also wish for you a wonderful, doll filled, fun year!!! And thank you for your visit.

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  3. Hi April
    looks like your dollie familiy had a better Party than me lols
    Amazing capture of all together,lovely pict ;-)
    Blessings for you on this new year
    <3
    Rosa

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    1. Hi Rosa. This is the time of year, my dolls really look forward to! (And so do I). Thank you so much for your friendship and I too, wish you all the best in the year to come.

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  4. Happy New Year! I'm very impressed with your displays, all the dolls are so fashionable and go so well together! You can even mix 16" with 12" dolls like it's no big deal and mine always look awkward when I put same sized dolls from different brands together...

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    1. Thank you, BlackKitty. As you can imagine, this takes some time. After I figure out who wears what, the next step is to figure out where to place everyone so I can see them when I take the annual "family portrait." Some of the 12" dolls are standing on cups and little boxes. So by putting the 16" girls at the back, it all seems to work together. In any case, thank you for your continued friendship!

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  5. Happy New Year! It is great to see all your dolls and fashions!

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  6. What a great collection of dolls! Very beautiful outfits!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Eunice, thank you so much for your very kind words. I do feel blessed to have such a diverse collection of beauties. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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    1. Wishing you, Dlubaniny, a wonderful year ahead as well!

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  8. Wonderful outfits! I can't stop looking on them. They're so beautiful...
    Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely compliments. This is one of my favorite times a year! Happy 2018 to you as well.

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  9. I love your collection! Lots of beautiful dolls there! I love how they are displayed ontop of the piano! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you. so much for the kind words. I started out with Barbie Model Muses and 1 Tonner (Esme) doll. I am amazed how my collection has grown! Wishing you all the best in the year to come! Thank you for your visit.

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  10. LOL!!! I think your girls invited just about every other doll in the area over to this party!

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    1. I think you are right!!! They might have even sent out their own invitations to some nearby toy store as well! In any case, they are STILL atop the piano......and still partying!!!!

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  11. I have a question, do you have any articles or advice for making a pattern for a sheath dress, but in a princess seam style instead of the usual bust and or under arm darts? I've seen this princess style & would love to try and make it! For my FR16 Hanne! Yes the same girl who asked about her boots. :) Thanks. Ps its getting tempting to purchase another FR16. Fashion dolls are very addictive!

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    1. Dolls are TERRIBLY addictive! What started out as a small collection of Barbies has turned into Doll City!!!
      As far as the princess line sheath is concerned.....do a search here on my blog for a post entitled, "Princess Diaries." That is a tutorial on a basic princess line dress. Instead of flaring out the side seams to create a flared dress, ignore that step and skip to the step where you join the bodice to the skirt.

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    2. Thank you! :)

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  12. This post put an enormous smile on my face. I just love seeing all your dollies gathered for a good time. Happy New Year!

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    1. So happy you enjoyed this post, Jewell. This is always such a festive time of year. Dressing up the dolls for the holidays simply adds to the festivities! Wishing you all the best in the year to come.

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  13. Bardzo dziękuję za życzenia i Tobie również chcę życzyć w Nowym Roku 2018 wszystkiego najlepszego! Zdrowia, miłości i szczęścia!
    Niech te lalkowe, przepiękne projekty nadal będą Twoją wspaniałą pasją!
    Masz cudowne lalki a stroje są jak z bajki! Cudne! Fantastyczne!
    Pozdrawiam noworocznie!

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    1. Olla wrote:
      Thank you very much for your wishes and I also want to wish you all the best in the New Year 2018! Health, love and happiness!
      Let these puppet, beautiful designs still be your great passion!
      You have wonderful dolls and the costumes are like a fairy tale! Cudne! Fantastic!
      Best wishes, New Year!

      Olla, thank you so much for your New Year's greetings and kind words. Thank you also for your continued friendship. Here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead filled with pretty dolls and beautiful fashions!!! April

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  14. Happy New Year 2018 my Dear! And... I am waiting for your new dolls creations! Hugs!

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    1. Aya, hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Me and the dolls are busy at work with lots of new fashions! Stay tuned. Thank you for your continued friendship. Big hugs!

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  15. Thank you and I wish you all the best in the New Year and a lot of ideas for a new creations <3

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    1. Wishing you the best in the new year. Thank you for always stopping by to visit with us. Big hugs. April

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  16. Happy New Year! I wish you many creative ideas for fashion doll creations!

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    1. Oh Pikulina....it's so good to hear from you. Thank you for your holiday greetings. I wish you all the best in the year to come. Big hugs.

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  17. Happy New Year, April and Friends! Stunning! Your dolls know how to glam-it-up.

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    1. Happy New Year to you as well, D7ana. Wishing you a Dollful good year ahead!

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