Welcome to Carrie!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hey guys! You probably guessed from the title I am welcoming a new doll into my 18 inch family! 

Carrie was my sister's Beforever Julie (she was featured in one of my earlier blog posts) that I re-wigged with a Ruby Red Galleria wig (strawberry blonde).

I named her after the amazing Carrie Fisher who passed away around the time I created her. As a big Star Wars fan her death was really sad and I felt this was my small way of honouring the amazing women that Carrie was :)

She is just such a gorgeous doll and is definitely the cute one of the fam bam :)

So here are the few photos that I have of her :) Welcome Carrie!
Happy Doll Loving



Friday, May 12, 2017

Yeah you read the title correct! I'm having a giveaway! It is mainly on my instagram account so if you have an account head over to mine and read the giveaway post (Lydia's Dolls Instagram ) but I know that some of you don't have an account so I'm giving you a chance to enter!
Now you're probably wondering what you can win.. well...

You have a chance to win this romper that Cecile is wearing! DOLL & NECKLACE NOT INCLUDED
I made this myself, so it's not professionally sewn but I wanted to try make something for this giveaway.

~ The giveaway is international! YAAASSS
~ You must be 18 years older or have asked your parents permission because I will need your address if you win.
~ it starts today and ends on Friday 19th of May New Zealand time, (I'm a bit ahead of American time zones)

(for bloggers)
~ make a post on your blog, with this image in it promoting the giveaway and invite your followers to come and view this post and follow my blog.
~ after you've done that then come back here and comment that you have done it so I can add you to the list of contenders >.<

I just want to thank you so much for following me on here and on Instagram! I am so excited to be hosting this giveaway!!


Lydia's Dolls got a makeover

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What do you think of the blog's new look? 

I quite like it personally! 

So here is the new blog, I've added a few new pages at the top of it if you want to check them out :)

 I also have moved, I'm in my new house which is awesome! 

Well keep smiling! I hope you like the new blog as much as I do!
Happy Doll Loving

Clara's dress: Mattel
Chandler's romper: Me

going minimal.. well attempting to.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


So the past few weeks I have been very stressed and wanting to make a change in my lifestyle. I want to build healthy habits in my life etc.. in my research I stumbled along minimalism and just loved the whole vibe of it. (just go look up some vids on youtube and see for yourself) It really inspired me to declutter and really look into the lifestyle and see if changing up the things I'm doing everyday could help with my illness and general sense of happiness.

My room is extremely cluttered. Let's be real. My brain is extremely busy and I loved bright colours and sparkles and things being really busy to look at. I had a lot of things on display and a lot of dust started to gather. I constantly found that I had no room to work anywhere, my desk would always be covered with stuff. So I decided to seriously declutter because I found I would get so overwhelmed by the stuff around me even though I thought that I loved seeing all those things.

this is kinda embarrassing but here is a look of my room, now mind you this was in the throws of decluttering, but there is still a hella lot of stuff in there!

So you get the idea, I have a lot of things and trinkets, so much that a space can become very small very fast. It's actually kinda gross

Doing all this decluttering got me thinking about my toy & doll collection. Before I had the mindset that I just wanted anything. I wanted to chase down multiple toy lines and have them all. But after a while it got really hard for me financially and emotionally. I like to have attachments to my dolls and have them feel special to me. But I had so many it was just too much and I just felt so obligated to buy certain things.

so I re-evaluated my collection. I looked at all my toys and asked myself, which do I actually love and which do i like (or think I love) and I found that i really love my American girl dolls, they hold a special place in my heart and my barbies. the rest I found that i only liked them. so I decided to put all my other dolls and toys in a box that I'm going to save for when my sister and her husband have kids. That way they can enjoy them but they won't be cluttering up my space.

I feel really good about this decision. I think my bank will too. All my dolls are packed up in boxes but my collection has seriously downsized and I'm planning on maybe selling some. I want every doll in my collection to bring me joy, I don't really want to go for quantity. I want to love every single doll, not just like i t. I'm not sure I'm still just figuring this all out.

from now on my blog may be a little bit different, I'm planning on changing the layout soon (it's one of my favourite things to do, change the look of my blog) . So instead of seeing many different dolls I'm going to focus my doll lens to american girl and barbie.

I cannot wait to show you my new room, i'm gonna try theme it omg! What do you think about your doll collection? do you like to just keep to one type of doll? or many? if you are feeling overwhelmed by your collection or your room maybe try decluttering, it's really fun. Also check out some minimalism videos on youtube. You may get inspired!

have a fab day, I'm currently surrounded by moving boxes and have to go pack more after this!
happy doll lovin


Some news.. Moving house.. again.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Long time no see, well it feels that way for me! I have had a lot of things changing in my life at the moment. My parents have decided to move back across the country to my old town. So that means another school change and more change which I just don't cope well with honestly. I'm also performing my musical this week. So I have been very nervous and my anxiety levels have been super high lately. But at the same time the excitement is just through the roof! So many feels!!
I've also made some changes in my lifestyle and it has affected my doll collection and the way I'm going to approach doll collecting in the future. I am planning a post explaining all of this. It will probably happen after I've moved. I leave on the 20th of april, it's all happening so fast omg.
So here are some old photos to fill out this post but I just wanted to fill you all in of what's happening for me at the moment, also in regards to my giveaway for 1000 followers on instagram (sorry for being inactive on there lately) I will do it after I've moved, just due to the amount of stress i'm under at the moment. 

Have a fantastic week loves and happy april! Isn't it easter soon? I can never figure out the exact date(s) of Easter lol! 
Love you all


My romper craze..

Sunday, March 05, 2017

My computer is playing up (again.!) I seriously need to clear it and put all my photos on an external hard-drive so my computer doesn't keep freezing up and not co-operating! Well for this post I wanted to show you the rompers that I have been sewing lately! I am obsessed with them and this isn't even all of them!


Which one was your favorite? 
* can't even spell my name omg let's try again!*
*There we go!*


Just a quick hello!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hey guys just popping in and saying a quick hello! Lol i failed at my goal of trying to post on Sundays.. My life has just been CRAY-ZEE! Whelp I have a few posts planned because so much has happened lately! Toy fair news, American Girl new releases and more! Ahh just can't keep up! And I still need to catch up on Star Wars Rebels because I'm so behind! Well that's one of my problems anyway lol! Here's another photo dump and see you soon :)

Lol these photos were taken way back like September I wanna say... It's fun to see how my photos have changed ;) I think so anyway >.<

I just envy those people who can pull of workout gear casually.. *coughs* *cough* Apollo *cough*
Happy Doll Loving!


An evening walk.. and some news!

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Righty ho! This is another photoshoot I'm uploading here :) Wow I have been busy lately. I've taken up babysitting a young boy on my street and my energy levels have just gone downhill but my wallet has gone up which is nice >.< Also my rehearsals for my school musical have begun and school starts up tomorrow. Summer break has been nice but I guess it's time to get to the school year ;( But I have some exciting news that I want to share with you all!

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!! This was one of my goals when I first started my dollstagram account even though I don't like to keep track of followers or likes, I like to focus on the friends I'm making and of course the dolls.. I think it's a fun achievement that I want to celebrate with you all! 

I am planning a GIVEAWAY to celebrate! It would mean the world to me if you could get the word out about my blog to your blogging friends. I want as many people as possible to be able to join in the fun of doll blogging and my giveaway:) This giveaway will be international and I will have a post up soon about rules and rewards!

The prize will be something I've sewn for an 18 inch doll as most of my followers are American Girl fans. In the future i will hopefully create outfits for other dolls too.. That's the plan anyway :)

I am so happy that we reached this goal together and I just want to thank you all for supporting me in everything, blogging, photography, my random ramblings. I'll probs write a proper speech in the giveaway post lol... Anyway have a fantastic week loves! I have a very busy one ahead -_-
Happy Doll Loving

Doll Info:
~Isabelle (AG GOTY 2014-Isabelle)
~Casaleah (AG GOTY 2015 - Grace)
~Both wearing American Girl


dancing into 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hello my lovelies! Here are some pics I took of Isabelle and Casaleah a few weeks ago. I had the idea of playing with ribbons/ ribbon dancing,.. I don't know. I was annoyed because I couldn't find my thin wire and I wanted to put some in the ribbon so I could pose the ribbon. Do you see where I'm going with that. When I eventually find that wire I want to experiment with it and then I'll tell you all how it goes :D For now here are some pics of my ladies dancing with ribbon coz they can!

This reminds me of one of those "WE NEED YOU" Posters and I can't stop laughing every time I see it. Just thought you would want to know that.

You can't un-see it now can you? Ahh it makes me chuckle I have no idea why 

The thought of Isabelle in-listing people to her army.. ok I need to stop. 

Well I hope you enjoyed these photos? Do you sometimes laugh at your own photos? Lol I sure do, all the time! Have a fantastic rest of your day/evening/whatever! :)

Happy Doll Loving
Lydia xx

P.S I'm sorry I had to! It's really late and I am just dying.. omg ok goodnight 

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