Dolly Dreams Review, Rave & Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. Please enjoy reading our reviews!


This past Christmas was the year of the American Girl. My six nieces came to our holiday party toting their dolls, played together with their dolls, and left with new doll accessories from Nonna & Poppa. My two year old daughter is not quite interested in these dolls yet, though I know one day she will want a special doll just like her big cousins. And special is the key word. The dolls are special, the bond young girls have with their doll is special and the clothes for the dolls are special.

Nancy Bohlen of Danville has an Etsy shop, Dolly Dreams, devoted to making beautiful accessories for American Girl dolls (or other 20 inch dolls, or any other dolls really). Nancy’s passion for knitting started with her children’s needs for mittens, hats, socks, etc. Then came the need for these same items for her grandchildren. She started with local craft fairs and was soon asked to make custom items. Nancy designed and made sweaters for the Vermont Teddy Bear Co!


This is my niece Taylor and her doll McKenna. McKenna is modeling an outfit from Dolly Dreams. The hot pink knitted cardigan sweater is accented with green trim and black spots to make the perfect watermelon look. When I brought the sweater set to my niece she burst with excitement and screamed that her doll needed a sweater and hat for the winter. Nancy – thank you for making exactly what McKenna needed! This well made set also included a pair of knitted black leggings.

I asked Nancy to create a custom sweater for my niece currently living overseas. Nancy and I exchanged a few emails about the style and color and I am thrilled with what she made for me.


This is Elise who is not an American Girl, but a favorite doll at my house. She is showing off her love for Vermont with this bright white and deep green sweater. I love this personalized sweater and know that my niece will be happy to show it off.


Nancy tells us that she loves the use of colors. Her shop is full of colorful and fun sweaters, hats, and more. She is happy to talk with you about a custom sweater and can make a matching sweater for any doll’s best friend. Keep Nancy, and Dolly Dreams in mind for birthday gifts, holiday gifts (Easter is coming), and personalized gifts!

You have a chance to WIN a sweater of your choice from Nancy. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Stay warm,


11 thoughts on “Dolly Dreams Review, Rave & Giveaway

  1. Adorable! My little boy, says, what are you liking doll things for? But his little cousin in North Carolina is ga ga over anything American Girl related. I love the strawberry outfit…dare I’d say, I’d like it in my size?

    • I take that back, it’s a watermelon isn’t it? What can I say, my kiddo is a boy, but we’d love to win an outfit for cousin Gretch!

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