Camp Doll Diaries 2015 Check-In

What up, readers? It’s nearly summer, and the approach of summer means CAMP DOLL DIARIES! We have tried (and failed) to participate in camp in 2013 and 2014, so we wanted to give it another shot and (hopefully) stick it out! Unfortunately, June means tests, so we had a late check-in station, where the late campers could be welcomed. Check it out!


“Forms, check; whiteboard, check; sanity… don’t know where that is,” Emma murmurs to herself. “Whose idea was it to put me in charge? And where, oh where, is the counselor?” She looks up and waves. “Oh, hello, readers! It’s Emma Hawthorne here, except in a slightly stressed form! You see, I’m to run the check-in station until the counselor, whom I have still to meet, takes over for me. That’s technically her job, except she’s coming to camp later. Then it’s off to school to get my results for my tests… oh dear, here come the nerves again! Where is that counselor?” she mutters as she hastily straightens the rainbow tablecloth, and then hears footsteps behind her.



“Hello!” she exclaims breathlessly. “You must be the camp counselor!”

The girl turns and smiles, showing her dimples. “Yes; I’m Kit Kittredge. And you must be Emma Hawthorne. I’m sorry I’m late; I got tangled up with the little ones. They’re a bit…. you know!”

“Yes, I know; they’ve been under my feet for the whole week!”



“Oh, so you’ve been here for the last couple of days?”

“Yes; I’ve been helping out until you got here, but I need to go to collect my results from my tests.”

“Oh. Nervous?”

“Extremely!” Emma chuckles.

“You’ll do fine; I’m sure.”

“And so will you. The first day on the job will probably seem a bit overwhelming, but it’s a good laugh.”


“Here’s my form for being a counselor,” Kit says as she hands over the paper.

“Thanks! And out of curiosity, why are you late?”

“Ummm, bit of this and that. And by this and that, I mean literally this and that, across a big ball of wibbley-wobbley, timey-wimey… stuff.”

“Oh my gosh; are you a nerd too?”

“Yes; I’m a Tolkenite and BBC television have irreversibly damaged my happiness.”

“Awesome!” Emma shouts as the girls exchange a high-five.


“Here’s your clipboard,” Emma continues. “It’s got planning and registration sheets, and the camp leader’s information if you need a hand. Oh, and mine too. I was counselor of a camp last year, and I know the ropes.”

“But this year you’ll just be a camper?”

“Yes, I’ll be back after I get my tests back. But in any case of emergency, you can contact me with this number. I hope that’s it…everything appears to be in order,” Emma answers.

“Welcome, master Baggins, to the company of Thorin Oakenshield?” Kit replies cleverly. “Except, I’m not expecting a pony.”


“See you around!” Kit calls as Emma walks away. “And don’t stress out; I want to see you with your head on right in a few days!”

“Thanks, and bye – or should I see namarie?” Emma replies as Kit laughs. She turns towards her table again and sighs. “What a nice girl. She seems like a friend. I wonder when the others will arrive?”


“Right now!” exclaims a voice, and Kit turns around again to find an amiable looking girl waving at her. “Hi! I’m Amber Williams. Well, technically, Amber J. Williams, but the J is sort of optional, because it’s a middle name, and the middle ones you tend to leave out.”

“Hello,” says Kit, amused. “I’m Kit Kittredge, your counselor.”

“Oh, that’s a new name! Where does it come from?”

“Well,” Kit answers, smiling with the memory. “My original name is Magaret Mildred Kittredge.”

“Sounds like a mouthful!”

“It is! But when I was small my dad used to sing me a song that goes ‘pack all your troubles in your old KIT bag!’ and it sorta stuck!”

“Awww, that’s cute.” Amber giggles.



“Oh, yes!” Kit suddenly shouts, and scribbles down Amber’s name on the form. “Sorry. First things first, and while I’m doing that, could you fill out this form?”

“Absolutely.” Amber replies and takes her form to the back table.

“You’re rooming in Cabin Peony, the campers’ cabin, with Emma Hawthorne, who was here just a few minutes ago. She’ll be back, but she’s sweet.”

“Great! Sooooo excited to make new friends!”

“Well, you’ve just made one, I think.”

“I know! Look at me go!”


“So where are you from?” Kit asks.

“Oh… somewhere in America. Except, I’ve been travelling the world lately; actually, that’s why I’m late.”

“Really? That’s awesome! Why?”

“Well, I’m into fashion, so I wanted to go see other big fashionistas, and I also went for fun. Mainly for the fun,” Amber adds

“Where did you go?”

“Paris, London, Madrid, Rio, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney…”

“WOW! That sounds like a blast!”

The girls are so busy talking that they didn’t hear footsteps behind them, until a loud voice announces: “AHEM!!”


“Who are you?” Amber asks rudely.

“I am Miss Emily Bennett,” the girl behind the table replies. “Second cousin twice removed from Her Majesty herself. And I am here to register for this trivial prison you call a ‘camp’. Unless I am mistaken, and this is the middle of nowhere? Oh, pardon me… it actually is.”


“Are you Emily!” Kit replies and walks over to the table to write Emily’s name on her forms. “Hi, I’m Kit Kittredge and I am your – ”

“I don’t care who you are, and what your name is,” Emily answers haughtily. “I am only here by force, so I would prefer not to make acquaintance with lesser life forms. And I would have you know that if you were to wrong me in anyway, I could have the whole of the United Kingdom on your case faster than you could sing Hot Cross Buns!”

“Okay…” Kit says, taken aback. “Well, I have no other choice but to communicate with you, unless you get your distant relation to sign a paper and send it over. So, Emily, I was not expecting your arrival because your mother cancelled two weeks ago.”

Emily sighs a long sigh. “YES! I know! Mummy and Daddy decided to have an impromptu “holiday”, leaving me behind to cope with foreign savages! Apparently, it’s for my own good, but so far I highly doubt her wisdom in this matter…”

“Yes, okay. But seeing as you weren’t signed up for camp, I will have to make arrangements to have you sleep in Cabin Toadstool, the counselor’s cabin, but that’s okay, I can share.”


“SHARE A BEDROOM!” Emily screeches. “I positively refuse to share a bedroom with someone, let alone someone inferior!”

“Well, I’m sorry sweetheart, but this isn’t Buckingham Palace!” Amber retorts.

“Now, Amber,” Kit reminds, then turns to Emily. “I’m sorry, Emily, but if you had booked earlier – or at all – other arrangements could have been made. As it is, I’m afraid we will deal with the circumstances. I will do my part, and I expect you to do yours.”


“Absolutely not!” Emily replies loudly. “Right, I am going to call Mummy. I expect she’ll come back from the Caribbean for me, and if not, I will contact the Queen of England herself. Now if you’ll excuse me-!” And she stalked away.

“Yeah, you go ahead and try, Emily!” Amber shouts after her. “And maybe you’ll realize that she doesn’t dare come back!”

“AMBER!” Kit exclaims.

“Well, she was asking for it,” Amber murmurs.

“Go look for her. The fact is, she’s stuck here, and if she runs away, then we’ll be held responsible. I’ll hold down the fort.”

“Fine!” Amber says and walks away.


Kit sighs. “Well, that’s a trouble spot, but the other two seem very friendly! How am I going to be a good counselor? Any advice for me? I want to make sure that by the end of camp Amber and Emily haven’t ripped each other apart, if you know what I mean… But oh well. Emily or no Emily, I’m going to make this summer fan-TAST-ic!” She cracks a smile and whistles as she works through the other paperwork.


We hope you enjoyed our start to camp! Are you going to camp?

The dolls xx




Red Nose Day

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the Red Nose Day Talent Contest!



Red Nose Day, an English holiday, is a day full of comic relief in order to raise awareness for charity. Over at Doll-lightful Days Inc., famous contestants have been preparing for weeks to show off their exceptional talents with you as their audience. One stage against one red back drop means they are going to have to WOW you!



I’m Miranda Rivers and I will be your hostess tonight, showcasing all those amazing acts that the performers have prepared. And don’t forget, after each act you can donate to a charity of your choice after each act using the toll-free number: 001-234-5609 (disclosure: number may or may not be valid :D). Last but not least, get ready to chose your favorite! Which performer has the most fantastic performance, the most moving back story, or is the best dressed? Are you ready? What are we waiting for?


First up is the legendary Kimmy K!


Kimmy: Hi, my name’s Kimmy K! I grew up a long, long, time ago (I mean it) and I’ve been working on my acrodancing (a combination of acrobatics and dancing) as long as I can remember. I’m a street-performer, and an expert classroom-performer, but this is my first gig, so I’m pumped!! My advice to any of you young gymnasts and dancers is, go out there and have a blast! Even though my acrodancing is based off some 1930s moves, I just go for it!  Cheers!


The music starts and she’s up and away! Look at her go, folks! She hasn’t got a care in the world! She’s dancing to an old 1930s song, by the way 🙂


A spectacular handstand pulled off right there… look at that beauty!


The music comes to an end and Kimmy ends with stunning splits! Goooo, Kimmmmmyy!

What did you think of Kimmy? I’d say that piece of advice was pretty inspiring, wouldn’t you? And how do you think her routine looks? Take a moment to think about it and vote at the end!


Up next is the accredited author, Charlotte White!


Charlotte: Good evening, my name is Charlotte White. I have written several best-selling books and have become a very well-known English teacher. When I was asked to do an act for Red Nose Day, despite my total lack of stage-presence, I knew I could do nothing but have a stand-up comedy act concerning some of the subjects I feel passionate about. If you are looking for a chance to perform, I would suggest to choose a performance you feel means a lot to you and that you would love to watch as well.


Charlotte: Hello. I’m here to do stand-up comedy. At the moment, I think me doing stand-up comedy is a joke itself.

*Awkward silence*

Charlotte: But I have prepared some of my very favorite and cherished jokes from the time I had first discovered the joys of the English language, so I will share them with you now.

*Awkward silence*

Charlotte: *pause* Knock knock.

Audience: Who’s there?

Charlotte: To.

Audience:… To who?

Charlotte: Now, you see, my dear audience, you have fallen into a very common trap. You cannot say ‘to who’ – you must say ‘to whom’. As for as I know, I am the only one who has responded in the correct fashion thus far, but I enjoy it very much when other people are misled… just as in so many of Austen’s novels. Jane Austen, you know, is a very famous author, particularly for her Pride and Prejudice, which has had two major movie adaptions, of which only one has been a success. But this, my audience, pales next to the exceptional novel itself… ah, are we moving on? OK. Let’s move on.


Charlotte: And now for some of my personal favorites: bar jokes! I realize some of the audience is under-aged, so I will use “business establishment serving various food and drink”. Are you ready for this next one?

*Awkward silence*

Charlotte: OK. The past, the present, and the future walk into a business establishment serving various food and drink. It was tense.

*Awkward silence except for Amber turning around in embarrassment*

Charlotte: A question mark walks into a business establishment serving various food and drink?

*General sighs*

Charlotte: How about a synonym strolls into a restaurant? The explanation for that one, dear audience, is –



Thank you so much, Charlotte! We feel so much more… enlightened!

Charlotte: Ah, but of course. I wasn’t quite done yet, however…

What did you think of Charlotte? Was her act funny? What did you think of her outfit?


Give it up for our last performer: Colby Wilde!


Colby: Hi, my name’s Colby Wilde. When I was a kid, I used to get teased a lot ‘cuz I wasn’t “cool”, I was more of a hipster. And we say that there is no such word as “cool” and we are cooler than the nonexistent cool! So that’s why I started singing all of my worries away, ‘cuz haters gonna hate! My advice to you is follow your dreams! No one cares! Do it! Peace out, love you guys, you totally rock.


Colby starts singing the song I Will Always Love You, a classic. She’s staring off sort of shy, but she’s managing fine. I hear a promising voice, don’t you?


Wow!!!!!! Would you listen to that voice! This girl has got it good! Get a load of this!


I started crying, what about you? I know it’s sort of hard if you can’t hear her singing, but the point remains 🙂

So, what do you think? How was the talent show? Whose outfit was coolest, whose back-story was uniquest, whose act was greatest, and why? Tell us in the comments, and the star could get a shout-out in the future?

And now for the over-all poll. If you had to vote for one star, who would it be?

Thank you for watching! I’m Miranda Rivers, and enjoy your evening.


Gardening with Amber – a TV spoof

Good morning!!


Welcome to Gardening with Amber (Season 1, Episode 1), a five-star mystery/action/lame gardening show sponsored by Doll-lightful Days TV! This episode (called: “Sorry, poor, freezing Americans”), the epic series starter, shows Amber investigating the various clues left around the garden and concluding… well, you have to watch to find out! Over to Amber.

Amber: Hello my darlings! Welcome to the garden! As you can see, I am ready to explore with my ultra-stylish gardening outfit!! By the front door we have stationed a cluster of beautiful flowers. Now, these were not found in our garden, because our garden has been pre-tty  busy…


Amber: Get a load of this! We are well into our snowdrop season and have already started on the crocuses! Piece of evidence #1: flowers!



Amber travels across the front yard, hunting for clues…!

Amber: Further investigation shows that crocuses are not the only flowers that are sprouting… these hyacinths are getting a head start too! Hyacinths don’t only come in pink, but also in purple, white, etc… who knows, we soon might have a whole spectrum! Evidence #2: More flowers! Follow me, we’re off to the backyard!





In the backyard, there aren’t as many pieces of evidence, but Amber crawls through bushes to find a huge clue!

Amber: Purple isn’t the only variety crocuses come in…. yellow and white too! So pretty! Evidence #3: EVEN MORE flowers! OK, I think that’s all here. Kit, move out.


Amber pops inside for a rest and spots piece of evidence number four: store bought flowers (yaaaayyy).

Amber: If the stores are selling lots of bright flowers, that’s probably a sign too! Evidence #4: ARE THERE ANY OTHER CLUES OR ARE THEY ALL JUST FLOWERS?


Back in the studio against a completely fake backdrop, Amber changes into a less ridiculous outfit.


Amber: Have you solved the mystery yet? Let’s take a look at our evidence!


Copyright Emma Hawthorne, NOT KIT KITTREDGE

Amber: Lots of crocuses and other various flowers, store bought, or not! So from this evidence I have concluded… ready…


Collective sigh from Emma and Willow.

Well folks, that concludes it for season 1, episode 1! Buy the new, extended DVD soon with this special feature:



A Kit Kittredge production, starring the famous Willow McIntire; Cannibal Flowers! Join your favorite gardener and her short, varied and plastic companions as they discover the flowers that plan to consume the human race…


And an never-see-before animated short, How Far Can He Push The Pumpkin? (Disclosure: We know it has nothing at all to do with gardening, flowers, or the current season, but lets all pretend it does.)

Only for $49.99! Buy it now before they run out!

Director: Kit Kittredge

Starring: Amber J. Williams as Strange Unfashionable Garden Weirdo

Costumes/props: Emma Hawthorne

Set design: Willow McIntire

Alien noises in background (music): Various humani

A Doll-lightful Days production, 2014, The Netherlands

Doll-lightful Days TV

Ratings: “I have never been so bored in my life!” – John Smith, Nevada

“The worst thing the television has yet to show; building igloos is more fun than THIS!” – Eva Johnson, Antartica

“The best show I have ever had the privilege to watch!” Nobody, Ever

Copyright: Kit Kittredge

Idea: Kit Kittredge

Credit goes to: Kit Kittredge

All hail the wonderful: Kit Kittredge

“Kit, okay, that’s enough!”

Disclosure: We may or may not be illegally constructing these flowers, filming these flowers and/or commenting on these flowers. These flowers have their own freedom of speech, and we are terribly sorry if we have offended any of them.





Kit the Postwoman

Hello, sweeties! It’s your favorite Kit here! How are you this fine Sunday? It’s a gorgeous day, isn’t it? No, really, isn’t it?

Oh, yeah.

I suppose you must be really angry at us right now.

OK, OK, that idea totally back-fired. Posting more? Hilarious! Therefore, we have fired Willow from Doll-lightful Days Inc. for her ridiculous idea. The nerve of her.

Except it’s actually a very good idea and we’re sorry and we are once again epic failures.

Well, at least you get a post now. Do enjoy!



It was the 14th of February. In this modern era, it was known as Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate that “special someone” in your life, or an excuse to eat candy. When this time of the year swung round, Lady Bennett did neither. She had realized long ago that she was destined to be an old spinster (even though she was only in her twenties) and was on a strict diet, consisting of cups and cups of tea. She did, however, still believe in love, so settled with her faithful dog Molly in her favorite armchair to satisfy her passion for books… this afternoon’s read being a classic piece of historical literature. As the sun descended outside the windows of her library, she heard someone knock on the lion knocker on her front door. Startled – for she rarely received visitors – she cleared her throat. “Enter.”

She heard the front door creak open, and the sound of footsteps entering her library. All of a sudden, Molly rushed to the visitor in the door frame. She sighed, tearing her eyes away from her book, and –


“My dear Kit!” she exclaimed, dropping her book in surprise. “You haven’t aged a day.”

“Neither have you, Lady Bennett,” Kit replied politely.

“Oh, none of that nonsense. I know we didn’t quite “hit it off”, as you Americans say, but we are very old friends, and I expect nothing else but Willow. Now, you must tell me what has happened since we saw each other last.”

Kit hid a smile. “It’s really happening, Willow. I just got hired as a reporter for the town newspaper.”

“Goodness gracious! I congratulate you heartily! I’m not being interviewed now, am I?”

“Not yet! But beforehand, I’ve been doing odds and ends… I’m currently a postwoman. How about you?”

“I discovered that my aunt of late has left me an inheritance beyond my comprehension. That would explain the title, of course, and the large house, and the newspaper article, and the documentary they are filming of my life to its current point… but never mind that. Have you come to deliver something?”


“Yup,” Kit replied. “I’ve got a whole package for you!”

“A package?” Willow answered, stunned. “For me?”

“Open it!” Kit urged.


“Well, knock me over the head and crack my teapot!” Willow exclaimed. “They’re valentines!”

And indeed they were. Her old friends, Amber and Emma, had each sent her a caring note, along with two from the postwoman.

“I thought…” Willow’s voice quivered, and she stopped for a moment. “I thought they had forgotten.”

“Nonsense!” Kit shouted, applying Willow’s phrase. “They never would.”


“Oh, Kit, darling,” Willow said. “Thank you, kindly. And you – ” her voice took on a hint of anger – “must never disappear into the blue again! Don’t you dare move away to some horrid country, or just stay out of touch once more. Believe me, I have had quite a time trying to find you.”

“I’m terribly sorry, Willow,” replied Kit meekly. “I suppose we all haven’t kept in touch. But you are to read about me soon in the newspapers!”

“Excellent! Please, do pop in again very soon. I will put on a nice cuppa and we will have a proper chat. Shall we say next Wednesday?”

Every Wednesday,” Kit promised as she departed, happy to finally find her friend again.


On the other side of town, Amber J. paced her chic apartment up and down. “I can’t just pack some cute trousers… I must find an ideal sundress!” she muttered to herself as she rummaged through her cupboards. “Oh, how will I ever fit all my outfits into this miniscule suitcase? I am not prepared to meet Rio this way!” she wailed. “They had better have some stylish outfits there… preferably on sale…and then I should buy a new ginormous suitcase there… maybe with my logo on it!” She stood still in the middle of her room and stared at her suitcase. “Well, this is as good as it’s gonna get,” she sighed as the buzzer sounded downstairs. “Um… come in?” she shouted into the intercom. “Probably Ashley coming to wish me bon voyage,” she murmured.


“Not Ashley, but a very old friend!” cried a voice from the corner. Amber looked up, startled.

“Kit, darling! Look at you!” she screamed. “Has it been ages, or what?”


“Oh, sweetie, where have you been? Don’t answer that; I know. My very own reporter!” Amber whispered in awe.

“Right next to the article about the up-and-coming fashion designer,” Kit teased.

“Oh, darling, that’s nothing,” Amber said, blushing. “Please, do sit down.”


“Now why on earth do you decide to appear all of a sudden? It’s not something I did, is it?”

“Yeah… about that…” Kit sighed. “I’m really sorry. One thing led to another, and now I’m a postwoman. I came to deliver these.” Kit handed Amber a thick envelope with a red stamp.

Snail mail?!?!” Amber caught her breath. “Wow, I almost forgot paper existed!”


“And valentines from the gang themselves!” Amber crowed. “Magnifique!! Oh, Kit, how are they?”

“Lovely, as always,” Kit replied. “They really miss us.”

“We should totally hang out again. I sort of lost touch too.”

“Why not tomorrow?”

“Well, I’m going to Rio…”


“Long story.”


“Darling, Kit, you must come again. You don’t easily forget best friends, you know! You aren’t getting out of my sight again! How about next Thursday? Oh no, sorry, meeting with Coco.”


“Yes, Chanel. How about the following Tuesday?”

Every Tuesday,” Kit promised as she strolled out. “Magnefique,” she murmured to herself, smiling.


In the town’s woods, the only sound that could be heard was the graceful sound of violins coming from a stereo. Next to it, Emma Hawthorne sat stone-still… but her mind was moving a thousand miles a minute. “If the supporting character’s uncle perishes, what effects would that have on the protagonist? Should the antagonist really marry Mr. Fitzgerald? Or would she marry Sir Dance-a-Lot? And the age-old question: How big would the army be that comes to find me if I kill my protagonist off?” She sighed drearily. “Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Why don’t books write themselves?” She heard footfalls coming towards her and closed her eyes. “Not again. Peace and quiet is all I ask for, not more autograph-seekers, well-wishers, and especially no squirrels…”


“Hi, Emma,” Kit said timidly.

“Squirrels are just about the most annoying creatures on this fine earth… especially when they nest in your hair. Definitely no squirrels, not now, not ever… and preferably no other breathing things as well.”

“And how about very old friends?” asked Kit sneakily.

Emma smiled.


“Well, you don’t count, I suppose.” Then, “fellow writers must stick together,” Emma said furiously.

“Yeah, I know, I haven’t been ‘sticking’,” Kit admitted.

“No one has! No letters from anybody! Now what is the meaning of that?”

“I didn’t think you would be complaining about not enough letters. I hear you get plenty of fan mail,” Kit argued.

“The perks of being a best-selling author,” Emma added sarcastically.


“No one has forgotten anyone,” Kit stated, holding letters out to Emma. “Look see, I’m a postwoman now. Fresh on the job.”

“A postwoman!” Emma exclaimed. “Perfect profession for the antagonist’s uncle. Thanks, Kit.”

“Glad to help,” Kit muttered.


Emma sighed in relief. “No more fan mail!” She picked up the valentines and gasped. “Friend mail!” She giggled, a sound she rarely made. “Oh, lovely. I shall enjoy these very much, thank you.” She gave Kit a smile, and suddenly pulled her close.


“I miss you,” she said, and gave her a quick kiss. “No more disappearing, no more anything. You come and visit me often.”

“Can I bring my squirrels?” Kit asked playfully.

“I’m serious. I’m not leaving my best friend again.”


“I’ll be coming back… is Monday okay? Or is that book-signing day?” Kit started to walk off.

“Hmmmm, if Mary gets a new puppy, will that be a huge impact on her leprechaun?” Emma muttered.

“OK, bye now!” Kit shouted.

“Or will her leprechaun run away beforehand…”


Kit sighed. What a day! Being reunited with all her friends! She decided to throw a massive party when her article was published and invite all of them. Or maybe they could get together once a week? They should never have left each other, forgetting was too easy to do…

She suddenly realized that she had more letters to deliver.


“To Kit, to Kit Kittredge – say, they’re all for me!” she yelled. And there was one from each of her friends. Kit could have jumped for joy. “Apparently forgetting isn’t easy enough!” she shouted. She was very happy to have friends ❤


Valentine links:






Art With Amber #1 – Make a clipboard

Hello dear readers!!!


First of all, we want to thank you for being patient with us. I guess we talk a (very) extended summer break (though our summer was quite busy). We know it’s super cliché to say that we want to post more, so we’ll just see how this fall goes! Thank you for sticking with Doll-lightful Days even when we didn’t post any of our escapades. As for an update, Kit and Willow had a nice time in America. Kit’s eyes were open wide 24/7! (She hasn’t been to America for several years.) Willow was happy to get back to “Molly’s homeland”. Both received several new outfits that we hope to show you soon and had memorable times with one of our star readers… you know who you are… 🙂

Anyway, without further ado, here’s our first ART WITH AMBER! (Yes, I know we said we’d do this ages ago, but a post starring me has to work to PERFECTION :D) Enjoy!


Willow McIntire was late! She had a meeting with the president of Doll-lightful Days Inc. in exactly fifty-eight seconds! “Why, oh why, did I spend so much time on my outfit?” she groaned as butterflies filled her stomach. It was her first day on the job and she so wanted to make a good impression!


As she crossed the courtyard she rehearsed her lines. “Hello Mrs. President… My first idea for the future of Doll-lightful Days is…” she mumbled to herself. “Oh well, at least I’ve got my clipboard if I forget my lines,” she sighed as she clutched Amber’s homemade – and therefore professional – clipboard tighter to her chest.


Willow walked through the headquarters just in time and nearly fainted when she saw the president at the entrance. “Hello, Mrs. McIntire,” she exclaimed, waving at her. Willow smiled a small smile. Though she was glad the president was so friendly, she suddenly felt very shy. “Hello, Mrs. President,” she whispered. The President laughed and sat down. “Please, I’m not the president, I’m the editor, and you can just call me Kit.” She patted the ground next to her and Willow sat down, relieved.


“So I hear you’ve also got some historical experience?” Kit began.

“Yes, I have recently retired along with my best friend, Molly,” Willow said quietly.

“Lovely. Another historical doll’s experience is always valuable for the office. Now, before I show you around, did you have any ideas for Doll-lightful Days?”

Willow gulped. “My first idea for the future of Doll-lightful Days is…” She caught a look at Kit smiling at her and then continued. “With all respect, I think that if we should run a blog, we should post some more. If we had more blog activity, our readers would have more to read and wouldn’t be as sad. I’d be very happy to help with ideas for the blog, because a variety of ideas would make our blog unique. I would love to work together with you and the rest of your gang to make Doll-lightful Days a more active blog!”


Kit jumped to her feet. “Wonderful!” she shouted, and gave Willow a high-five/handshake. “What a great idea! You are most definitely in!”

Willow breathed a sigh of relief and grinned. And she only had to look at her clipboard once!


Doesn’t she look happy?

So are you ready to make a doll-sized clipboard that will help your dolls remember what they need to say?

You need:



– A pair of scissors

– A clip as shown in the picture

– A piece of cardboard (for my clipboard I used a small notepad cover)

– A few sheets of paper to put on the clipboard (ours are from Camp Doll Diaries)


Step 1: Cut your notepad cover in half (if using cardboard, cut to desired size).


Step 2: Lay sheets on cardboard.


Step 3: Attach clip.


Additional step 4 – Use glue to add a strip of cardboard along the top of clipboard. If you are using a notebook cover, use the strip that goes over the top of the notebook.


Step 5: Give to doll and enjoy!!

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Willow’s office outfit:

Shirt: Anonymous old doll shirt

Skirt: Cut from the shorts of a girl-sized skort

Hairclip: Barbie

Shoes: Emily’s meet outfit





Hello doll-lovers out there! Amber here to announce our second award that we’ve received… the MagNeoBio Award!! A big thank you to Nikki and her cute blog, Dolls Are Best Friends Always! Check it out at the link!

Without further ado, let’s get to answering her questions!

1. Do your dolls have middle names or nicknames? If they do, what are they?

Kit: My real name is Magaret Mildred Kittredge, which is a fancy way of saying “ugh yuck boring”. I just go by Kit because when I was little my Dad used to say to me, “pack up your troubles in your old KIT bag.” (Anyone else seen my fabulous movie?)

Emma: My full name is Emma Jayne Hawthorne, but I just go by Emma.

Amber: I’m Amber Jasmine Williams but you’ll tie your tongue in a knot if you say that, y’all. I’m just Amber.

Willow: I used to be Emily Bennett, but seeing Emma is, well, Emma, I was given the name Willow McIntire – the last name of my best friend, Molly!

2. What’s your favorite thing to do with your dolls?

Kit: Leave them to rot in a corner.

Emma: Kit! That’s not what Mother does.

Amber: True, our Mom’s been busy lately, but when she has time one thing she likes to do is make crafts.

Willow: We’re looking forward to Camp Doll Diaries this year, which we (hope that we) are going to participate in. Anyone joining us?

3. How long have you had American Girl dolls?

Kit: I WAS THE FIRST AG DOLL! I was a gift to Human when she was 6.

Emma: But I was her first doll, acquired when she was 3.

Amber: I’m second/third, when she was 11.

Willow: Dead last, when she was 12.

4. How do you play with your dolls?

Kit: We play an interesting game of statues. Pose here for about a century, move to this side, pose with the sun in your face…

Emma: It’s not that long, don’t worry! We do pose a lot for stories that Mother makes up. Mother also uses her crafts in our games sometimes.

Amber: Mom comes up with ideas by just ordinary life. Just go outside, take some photos by some pretty plants…

Willow: …Take a holiday, make a post… take a doll sized thing, make a post…take anything in the world (like a banana), make a post… do anything and everything!!!

5. What are your favorite Historical American Girl books, and why?

Kit: MINE.

Emma: Felicity’s! Her dresses are SUPER!

Amber: Julie’s! So groovy!

Willow: Molly’s… I miss her so much!

6. Do you have a proper bed for for your dolls? 

Kit: We have a doll bunk bed, but ugh, it’s PINK.

Emma: It’s lovely. Here’s a picture:


Amber: Would you have guessed it was made for baby dolls? We also have a smaller doll bed that was also made for baby dolls:


Willow: I completely recommend getting a doll bed, especially the first one. It’s easy to use, cute, and a great place for a doll to sit on and sleep on!

7. Do your dolls all share clothes, or do they have they all have their own clothes?


Emma: I’ve been sharing the longest, I was the first doll.

Amber: Yeah, we all share. I get nothing to myself except that my meet outfit is called “Amber’s Outfit.”

Willow: Yes, our meet outfits are pretty personal. We still wear other people’s meet outfits though. We don’t call an ordinary dress “Amber’s Outfit”.

8. Do you like making up hairstyles for your dolls?

Kit: Sometimes, Human does something.

Emma: I’m impossible. I’m a mess!

Amber: Usually it’s a ponytail or a headband, something simple.

Willow: Mummy likes braiding too. Look for a post soon with a cool hairstyle!

9. What non-American Girl dolls do you like?

Kit: EMMA!!!!

Emma: Awww, you guys are sweet!

Amber: Seriously, Emma is awesome. Just because she’s non-AG doesn’t mean she’s a loser!

Willow: The other dolls are nice and all but Emma is the BEST.

10. Do you like acting?

Kit: Isn’t it obvious? I’d win an Oscar! (That’s the term, right?)

Emma: Yes, yes I do. But not being melodramatic!

Amber: For me, life is real or it isn’t. I don’t get into acting, but I’m a singer!

Willow: Molly and I liked acting at times.


Thanks again to Nikki and her girls!

Now, for the blogs that are to be awarded! Give it up for:

Me and My Gals – our first every commenter!!

The Doll Mag – they make magazines every two months, cool!

Pretty Lilly – a fellow Dutch blogger! Wohoo!

Doll-licious – a new blog with great photos!

The Pony Tale Sisters – just celebrated their Blogoversary! Also great photos!

Julie Newman’s 70s Time Capsule – set in the 70s, groovy!

The Salty Breeze – fabulous pictures!

+ Any reader nominations appreciated!

Congratulations to those sites and now here are their questions:

1. Dolls with straight hair or curly hair?

2. Dolls with long hair or short hair?

3. Dolls with blue eyes or brown eyes?

4. Favorite sort of doll shoes?

5. Do you have a doll clothing brand you really like?

6. Favorite book?

7. Favorite number?

8. Favorite word?

9. Favorite hairstyle?

10. Favorite question? 


Love the dolls





Willow’s Wardrobe: Pose and Smile

Hello world, it’s Willow for the next Willow’s Wardrobe!


(Don’t worry, we’ll do some of the other series’ soon!)

I’m here to answer a doll nation-wide problem: modeling! (“How can I pose for pictures?”) Here are a few tips for you:


1. Straight on. Look the camera directly in the eye! This is definitely a common pose, but what are some others?


2. Aerial view. This way, people can get an overview of your outfit and your surrounding ground. Plus, it’s a cool touch 🙂


3. Tilt that camera a bit! Don’t be front-and-centre-stage all the time! Go for a bit of panning – and look away from the camera!


4. Diagonal photos #1. Have your human tilt the camera diagonally while still looking straight at it.


The slightly-distracted look


The caught-sight-of-a-UFO-and-forgot-about-the-camera look

5. Diagonal photos #2. As before, have human tilt the camera… but now – LOOK AWAY!!!

I hope you enjoyed the tips! Have fun posing!!




HELLO WORLD! Kit Kittredge (aka Le Favorite Reporter) here to tell you our latest-but-still-slightly-outdated news… we got nominated for our first award ever, the Liebster Award! Thank you to Willsbardgirl and her gals for nominating us! (her blog is found here and you can see her Liebster Award post here) (BTW, we just figured out linking!!! Finally!!!)

So, without further ado, Willow, Emma and Amber will join us and we will answer the questions!

1. If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? To what time period?
All historical dolls: BACK!!!!!!!!! (of course, they’d go back to their own times)
Amber: (Okay…) I’d say forward. Like, 20 years into the future so I can see myself grown up.
Kit: Like in Back to the Future! (DA DA DAAAA DA DA DA DA DA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! That’s supposed to be the theme song, by the way)
Willow: Or like Doctor Who!!! (WE WOWWWWW, WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWW…. that’s supposed to be another theme song :D)
(Side note that you PROBABLY haven’t figured out: we are BIG time-travel movie fans! 🙂 )
Emma: I’d go back to Pride and Prejudice times… and meet my own Mr. Darcy 🙂
2. What crazy color would you dye your hair?
Amber: My hair’s already crazy, so it wouldn’t hurt to have it in rainbow.
Kit: Absolutely ANYTHING but pink. Any color in the WORLD but pink!
Willow: The Union Jack colors! 🙂
3. Which day of the week is your favorite?
Emma: Sunday!
Willow: I like school quite a lot, so I’d say Wednesday.
Kit: Saturday!
Kit: Quiet, Amber.
4. What is the story behind your blog name?
Kit: Our original totally-stupid blog with a grand total of 5 posts (and only 1 with first-hand pictures) had a name similar to this one. Mom was going around for a long time,thinking of a name for a new blog, and she got so many names suggested to her, (thank you, Grandma!) but she knew that they weren’t the right ones! It was driving her INSANE and it took her quite a while to find the chosen name… This one finally cropped up one Sunday evening, and it seemed to fit!
5. Sweet or savory?
Willow: Savory!
Emma: Sweet!
Kit: SWEET ABOUT ME, NOTHIN’ SWEET ABOUT ME… cake?!?!?! Where?!?!
Amber: Sweet 🙂
6. Pastel colors or bright colors?
Emma: Pastels.
Willow: Pastels. I don’t like to blind people, like some people do. 🙂
Kit and Amber: Bright colors!!!!!!!!!!
7. The sciences or the arts?
Kit and Amber: SCIENCE!
Willow: Les arts! Ils sont trop beau 🙂
Emma: Kunst! Das liebe ich sehr! (Art)
8. What is the meaning of life?
Emma: Over here at Doll-lightful Days, we believe that God is the meaning of life – after all, we believe He created it! We believe that He loves us so much that He died for us and took our punishment, so we could live forever with Him! And He’ll always be with us, all our lives, when we say ‘yes’ to His gift of eternal life and His coming to being with us!!! Now that’s cooler than an award!!! 🙂
OK, now that we’re done with our responses, it’s time with yours! Doll-lightful Days is nominating these blogs:
Here are the questions for these cute sites:
  1. What is a favorite post of yours?
  2. Do you have a favorite doll/stuffed animal?
  3. The blog you have been following the longest?
  4. Doll item on your wishlist? (Or clothes item, etc, if no dolls)
  5. If you had to shop at one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?
  6. Cookie or cupcake?
  7. Favorite dog breed?
  8. Favorite smiley face? (For example, :D)
  9. Favorite holiday?
  10. Least favorite day of the week?
  11. Greatest reward you got from blogging?

Have fun answering the questions, nominees, and congratulations on your super blogs from the Doll-lightful Days crew!

And as for my readers, lots of your blogs I don’t know. You can put a link on the comments and we can add your name to the list! And… do you have another blog you like that has not been nominated? Please tell us so we can add it to the list too! Or if you don’t have a blog, you can just answer the questions in the comments, if you want 🙂

Lots of love,

The dolls




Spring cleaning



Saturday, 10:00. Willow was the only one still sleeping even as the sun blazed into her room. The other dolls were downstairs having breakfast, trying not to disturb her.


A bird loudly chirped and she woke up, stretching to the sky…


…and promptly falling out of bed. “Ugh… not again! Beds were sure not this narrow in the 1940s!”


She sighed and stood up. “Been meaning to move this table anyway…”


“MUCH better! Now I won’t hit it every time I fall out of bed… or I could just get a bigger bed…” She left the room, still muttering and passed Amber in the hallway.

“Where are you off to?”

“Good morning to you too! I just wanted to get my doll, I’ll be there!”

Amber entered the room and –


“Who did this!?!” she shrieked and crossed the room quickly. “Oh no no no, this cannot do! There’s no room for gymnastics anymore!”


“‘Talk about a morning workout…”


“And while I’m at it, I’ve been wanting to move the bed for a while, especially now that I’ve been exercising!”


Push, push, push, PUSH…


“Move Kit’s desk over here…”


“SO much better!!!” Amber exclaimed before she leaves the room, brushing past Kit in the hallway.

“Be there soon, Amber, just getting our clipboard…”


Except Kit forgot all about the clipboard when she entered the bedroom. “Oi! Who moved the bed?”


“Why we even NEED to change this bedroom around is beyond me…”


“And Miss Mystery moved my desk! What was THAT for?” Kit continued as she moved the furniture.


“But I s’pose it’s a good thing she did, whoever ‘she’ is. I just need to write that one letter…” Kit settled her desk and sat down, ready to write, when Amber called her from downstairs. “Coming!!!” she replied as she left the room.

Momentarily Emma returned. “Why did Kit forget that clipboard, she was just in there!” she murmured as she entered the room, than raised her arms in shock.




“Guess I’m going to do it myself…”


“And I’ve been wanting to pull that storage box in from the hall way for ages now,” Emma reflected as she tugged a pink box into the room. “Well, it’s not so much of a shame after all that Kit just left without tidying, because she reminded me!”


“THERE! That just adds SO MUCH to this room, it’s a wonder we managed without it!” She dusted off her hands, satisfied and went downstairs, calling, “Willow, you need to make your bed!”

“Here I am!” Willow exclaimed, and entered the room.


“HUH? I just moved that table, and what’s this box doing in here? GIRLS!!!!!!” She exclaimed as she pushed the box out to the hall way again.


At once all the dolls entered, each of them surprised at something or other in the room.

“Didn’t I move the bed that way?”

“I opened my desk, so why is it closed?”

“Why is the table still there?”


“Hang on,” Kit yelled, and all the girls sat down. “Weren’t we all here just this morning?” As the doll’s nodded, she continued, “So maybe we corrected our own changes to this room, and made some of our own?”

The girls were silent as they realized this, and Kit explained the whole story, until…


They couldn’t stop laughing!

The girls apologized for moving their stuff and being a bit mean to each other 🙂

We wrote this post to ask you: do you like our more theme? We might have new colors, themes, and more ‘spring cleaning’ in the near future, so don’t be surprised 🙂 Enjoy!!!

Story written by Kit Kittredge





Willow’s Wardrobe: Going Green!

Hello, Willow here!


In celebration of this week’s holidays – St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring – I have two green outfits for you!


First up is Emma in a spring ensemble. Notice the ribbon that ties her hair back and is practically invisible! 😉 This outfit includes:

– Kit’s birthday outfit

– The shoes (and once again invisible clip) from Kit’s floral dress 

– Emma’s trademark bow

– And Emma’s new stunt, Wall-Hanging. Wow, maybe she could teach us how to do that?



Next up is Kit Kittredge, who needs to learn how to look at the camera. Kit’s outfit includes:

– A homemade green top

– Homemade pants

– OG Oh my Posh shoes

– Kit’s compass necklace

– MyAG necklace

– A homemade headband

– Retired Girl of the Year bracelet

– And a closet now jewelry –  deprived. Thanks, Kit. (Just pulling your leg.)

Well, that wraps it up for now! Hope you enjoyed and look for more outfit fun!