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January 28, 2010

Valentine Sale!

It's that special time of year to let others know of your love . . .and we're ready to help! All of our Valentine Specials are listed HERE

The Valentine Pants pictured above are on that list . . . and the pants and tees are made in the USA!

Dolls are on Sale too - like Lavender Confection Ginny shown below and the 14 inch Corolle Baby Doll, Suce Pouce. Great Deals!

There are outfits on sale for most every Doll including a new Pants Set for My Twinn Dolls - retired from My Twinn!

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January 12, 2010

DollCloset.com Inventory Sale in ON!

Our two doll friends are here to announce our Inventory Sale from Tuesday, January 12th through Tuesday January 19, 2010

And coincidentally the start of Valentine's Day outfits for American Girl and other 18 inch dolls AND Bitty Baby/Maxy Muffin Dolls.

You may continue placing orders but we will not be able to process (ie charge) or ship orders until Wednesday, January 20, 2010

To thank you for your patience, ALL orders of in-stock items over $15.00 will receive an automatic 15% discount from January 12th through midnight PST January 19, 2010

Enjoy the savings - we'll be back soon with new items!

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January 05, 2010

Hair Care for 18 inch Dolls from American Girl, Gotz and Madame Alexander

NEW! Gotz Doll Hair Care and Style Tips on You-Tube at this link:

American Girl, Gotz and Madame Alexander tell us NOT to use heat on the doll's hair - that means no hair irons or hair dryers! It isn't real hair - it's synthetic and the heat can damage the synthetic "hair" strands.

Madame Alexander also cautions us NOT to use water on the hair . . . you can on American Girl and Gotz dolls BUT be sure you don't get water on the eyes (turns them silver)!

For combing - or brushing- the hair we'd receommend using a very small plastic brush like those that come with Ginny or Barbie dolls.

American Girl recommends that you comb the hair in small sections, start at the bottom of the hair portion and gently remove the tangles working up to the scalp. Then repeating and repeating! This method works well for Gotz and Madame Alexander dolls too.

There is a reason American Girl features a Hair Salon for Dolls at their stores - it's a common problem and not easy to fix . . . it often requires an adult's intervention! We took our Molly doll model in because her braids were getting pretty messy! As Millie is "hair challenged" it seemed the best solution - take a look at the blog piece here:

This is Molly with very messy hair . . . some of my friends say she's not really very bad BUT she didn't look good enough to be a model in our pictures any more - so she needed help!

Molly's hairdresser straps her in her red chair and covers her up so that her dress stays nice. Notice the little spray bottle . . . it's just water BUT never, ever get the water in her eyes or it will turn them silver!!

Molly is able to check out Nicki sitting in her chair for her hair appointment! Molly had to wait an hour in one of those little cubicle boxes (shown in the photo above) until it was time for her appointment.

One braid is done and she already looks better! The hairdresser said she could tell Molly was from the Pleasant Company days as her bangs are longer and hair is finer than the Molly's of today.

Almost finished! We got to pick out the color of her hair ribbons . . . red for Molly to go with her dress. She received lots of compliments on it - we call it Emily's Dress. Do you recognize it from the picture on the Brave Emily book?!

Here she is looking brand new!! We received a sheet of hair tips and some extra hair thingies. Molly was so good on this trip to the American Girl Place, she even got a Build A Bear from McDonalds!

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