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How to Fix Messy Doll Hair and Remove Dirt From Your Favorite Doll

Fixing messy doll hair and removing surface dirt from your doll is easy - all you need is some lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and some patience. A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works well for removing stubborn marks.

These techniques can be used on almost any doll, old or new.

How to Pierce Doll's Ears with a Miniature Hand Drill

Drilling pierce ears on Pullip doll with hand drill

Piercing doll's ears with a miniature hand drill leaves a perfect hole with no jagged edges.

It will work for any type of doll - Blythe, Middie Blythe, Pullip, American Girl dolls, etc.

Wizard of Oz Costumes for Blythe Dolls

The Wizard of Oz, Blythe style! These Dorothy, Glinda, Tin Girl, and a Lollipop Kid costumes were handmade for BlytheCon 2014.

BlytheCon 2014 in Seattle - Journey to the Emerald City

BlytheCon 2014 was held in Seattle on August 2nd at the Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Center.

The theme was "Journey to the Emerald City," so there were lots of Wizard of Oz themed costumes, dolls, and fun!

My First Blythe Doll - Raspberry Sorbet

Meet my first Blythe doll, Raspberry Sorbet. With long brown hair and color-changing eyes, she looks sweet in her pink pea coat, white fuzzy hat, and black boots.

I plan on making some clothes and accessories for her soon, and will share what I come up with!

Thanksgiving Cactus - A Thankful Surprise

Both the Christmas cactus and Thanksgiving cactus come from the same family, but the easiest way to tell them apart is by the subtle differences in their leaf shapes. A Thanksgiving cactus will bloom much earlier than a Christmas cactus.

How to Grow an Amaryllis for Winter Blooms

How to grow an amaryllis flower - If you have an amaryllis bulb, start preparing it in September or October to have blooms in time for winter. The amaryllis is an indoor winter-blooming flower with big, showy flowers. Because it's a bulb, it needs a cold, dormant period before planting to prompt it to bloom.

Plant Bulbs in Fall for a Spring Surprise

blooming tulip flowerDo you know someone who could use a springtime surprise? Plant bulbs now for spring blooms - bulbs need some time to get established before a cold, dormant period that will trigger blooming in the spring.

Low-Fat Crock Pot Apple Cake Recipe

Crock Pot with ApplesLow Fat Crock Pot Apple Cake Recipe - ready in just 2-3 hours using basic ingredients, tastes fabulous and makes your house smell wonderful. You can also substitute pears, peaches, or other fruit for the apples.

How To Care for a Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus plant

October is the right time to start preparing your Christmas cactus to bloom in December. The right amount of water, light, and darkness now will make a difference in whether or not your plant blooms.

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