FAQ 2018-12-10T14:00:09+00:00

FAQ

Have a question? Check and see if the answer is here.

If you don’t see the answer here, just comment below and ask. You can also email me.

Q: How do I follow this blog?
A: There’s a signup form on my sidebar or right here.

You’ll be subscribed to my email list—I’ll send you weekly doll posts and news, plus doll care, fashion, and organization tips.

You’re also welcome to use any RSS feed or add delightfulworldofdolls.com to your WordPress reader—that’s how I keep up with the blogs I follow.

However, even if you like that better, I would still recommend subscribing to the email list so you can receive the exclusive stuff.

Q: I’m a parent. Is the content on this site safe for my child?
A: Yes! Only clean, kid-friendly, and God-honoring content is posted on Delightful World of Dolls.

I do host sidebar ads, linking to amazon.com, that I have very minimal control over—Amazon chooses these ads based on keywords in my posts or pages.

If you see an ad that looks like it links to inappropriate content, please contact me right away and I’ll take care of it.

You can also hover over the ad until a flag appears in the corner. Click on it to report the ad.

Comments are moderated; any comment that appears is approved by me. I only approve clean, kid-friendly comments.

Links I include in posts are usually to other clean sites, such as other doll blogs I visit myself.

But anything linking to YouTube, for example, like a link to one of my videos, is expressly stated as such, and you click these links at your own risk.

Q: Can you do a review on a certain doll?
A: If it’s a doll I have, certainly! Just contact me and I will reply and give you a detailed review.

Q: Do you recommend __________ (name of doll)?
A: If I have the doll, yes! If I don’t, I really wouldn’t know. XD

Q: How do you make stopmotions?
A: I take a picture of my subject, move her a little, take a picture, move her a little, and so on. When I play it back together in an editing software, it looks like she’s moving on her own.

Q: Where can I watch your stopmotions?
A: You can see them here, because I’ll post the video when I’m done. To see all my videos, click here to go to the video category. You can also watch them at the DWOD YouTube channel.

Q: What editing software/program do you use to make stopmotions?
A: I use a program called iStopMotion. Then I export the scene and upload it into iMovie, where I put the scenes together and add music and such.

Q: Can I make a stopmotion like this? I don’t want to copy you.
A: Absolutely! Just put my YouTube channel name, Delightful World of Dolls, in the credits.

Q: Can I make a photostory or post like this? I don’t want to copy you.
A: Of course! Just mention where you got your inspiration and link back to delightfulworldofdolls.com.

Q: Can I use one of your pictures?
You sure can! No need to ask first if you see a watermark in one of the corners and you give clear and explicit credit to delightfulworldofdolls.com.

Or, you know, go ahead and claim one of my old un-watermarked images as your own.

Not only will you have the shame of being credited with a terrible photo, but you’ll have me hunting you down for the rest of your life and you will live in fear for the rest of your days.

Q: I need help deciding what doll to get. Can you help me?
A: Comment on my newest post and ask me there. I will reply to your comment and be able to help you then.

Q: I need help naming a doll. Can you help me?
A: Of course! Just contact me and I’ll help you.

Q: Can you give me some doll play ideas, hairstyles, and stuff like that?
A: Use the search bar to search for some, or check out these categories: Doll Hairstyles, Doll Crafts, or Fun Things My Dolls Do. There’s even a post specifically for Doll Play Ideas.

Q. What camera do you use?
I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Q: How do you get such nice indoor lighting?
I use studio lights (fluorescent lights with diffusers), as much natural light as possible, and a reflector.

Check out this post for a few indoor lighting tips for doll photography, if you’re interested.

Another thing I do is spend a lot of time editing my photos—if the lighting looks wonky no matter what, editing can make it look better.

Q: What photo editing system do you use?
I do general editing in Photos and more detailed things like adding text, filters, and watermarks in PhotoScape X for the Mac.

I highly recommend PhotoScape X—it’s awesome. I use the free version and haven’t found the need to buy the Pro one at all!

Q: Can we do a collab post?
I’m really sorry, but the answer is probably no. My schedule can’t handle collabs at the moment.

But if you think you have something I’d be really, really interested in, please contact me so we can discuss it more!

Q: What makes you a “professional” doll collector and blogger?
A: The fact that I make money blogging about my dolls.

I’m required by law to explain that “I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites” and to “prominently disclose the fact that I may receive compensation for referring customers to Bluehost.”

(Fancy law-compliant speak for I’m an Amazon and Bluehost affiliate.)

I make most of my money through video ads on my YouTube videos.

Q: What are all the ads for?
A: So I don’t go broke paying for huge server bills because of all the photostories! 😂

Up to 50% of the profits made from the ads on this site and at the DWOD YouTube channel go directly to our missionaries all over the world.

These ads support missionaries fulfilling the Great Comission. More information about reaching the unreached can be found here. Thank you for your support!

Q: How do you get curly doll hair to stay curly?
A: Here are a few tips:

  • I don’t brush out the hair of my curly-haired dolls; I try to be as gentle as possible with my fingers or an AG pick and a spritzer.
  • I don’t leave their hair in non-curly hairstyles for long. I try to revert their hair back to full and original curls as soon as possible.

If you still have a question, please ask in the comments below or email me.

52 Comments

  1. Immaculate-Heart-Of-Mary August 21, 2014 at 8:20 am - Reply

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!

  2. Cupcake September 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    HEY MADISON guess what!!! I am going to set up a doll blog for my b-day in a few of months!!!!!!!! I’m so excited!

  3. Cupcake September 12, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    I know right my BFF and I are starting a AG doll stopmotion series sorry no details until we’re done 😉 <3

  4. Magenta February 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Can you do a review on Joy/Ivy?Thanks!
    P.S sorry that I’ve been commenting so much, I’m new to comments and…
    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Sure! Here it is:

      Ivy is a totally awesome doll. I recommend her completely to anyone who likes her. She’s retired now, so finding her at a reasonable price can be tricky. Her eyes are adorable and her face mold is really sweet. Her hair looks great and is incredibly easy to take care of. The clothes she comes in are mega-cute! He bangs are different than any other AG bangs. Ivy/Joy is such a unique, wonderful doll.

      P.S. lol, I don’t mind at all! I love comments! ^_^ I’m so glad you like my blog, Magenta!

      • Magenta April 11, 2015 at 8:46 am - Reply

        Wow I’m so late to say thank you Madi!I love Joy and thanks so much for the detailed review!

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison April 13, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

          Lol! No problem! I am so late to reply to comments too sometimes… Most of the times other people forget too XD And you’re welcome! She really is a lovely doll!

          • Daisymermaid January 24, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

            I’m deciding which doll to get but I’m stumped. Please please help

            • Molly and Madison
              Molly and Madison February 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

              Which dolls are you considering getting? I could help you decide.

  5. Samantha June 7, 2015 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    how do I follow you?

    • Kathleen September 17, 2015 at 8:22 am - Reply

      You have to have a WordPress account, but if you have one you:
      Go to your Reader
      Look at the sidebar
      Press the settings gear-thingy on followed sites
      Press the “Enter A Blog URL to follow” and type in delightfulworldofdolls.com
      And then click Follow!
      Tada!

  6. Daisymermaid January 24, 2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Please do a review on jasmine/saige. Thanks a bunch!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      Jasmine is a beautiful doll. Her hair is really easy to manage – Jaclynn @ littlehouseofamericangirl.com has a method that I sometimes use. Jasmine’s hair is a gorgeous, curly/wavy auburn color and she has cute freckles. She comes with pierced ears that are a silver flower stud. Her eyes are a beautiful light blue and her skin is a light complexion. Her outfit is great quality and I use her boots often, they are still in incredible condition. I think Jasmine is a wonderful doll and I love her so much!

  7. Daisymermaid February 13, 2016 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Well, after you told me about Jasmine/saige and I figured that the lowest price I was probably going to find for one would be like $200, so I decided not to get her. The other dolls I’ve been considering are truly me 58, truly me 67, or Rebecca. They are all so cute so I’m still having trouble deciding. Help!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 13, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Okay. Which one have you wanted the longest, out of #58, #67, and Rebecca?

  8. Daisymermaid February 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Well, I’ve been wanting #58 the longest, but I’m not so sure because I’m afraid that her hair will become frizzy

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 17, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Have you owned a doll with hair like #58’s before, or know someone who has? Maybe you could get an idea of what caring for her hair would be like.

  9. Daisymermaid February 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Do you have a podcast? That would be so cool!?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 17, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

      No, but I agree, it would be cool if I did! 😛

    • Daisymermaid February 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Um, I went on entries RSS and I got the chipmunk girls episode one… in my podcasts.

      • Molly and Madison
        Molly and Madison February 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm - Reply

        That’s weird. It’s not supposed to do that… Do you have Safari? That’s what it works best on.

        • Daisymermaid March 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm - Reply

          Yep. I have safari. And Siri.

          • Molly and Madison
            Molly and Madison March 4, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

            Maybe try just clicking on it instead of going to Comments RSS?

        • Daisymermaid March 4, 2016 at 1:33 am - Reply

          And now I have that stop motion where Jessa rides coconut on my podcasts. I got it by clicking “comments RSS” because I was curious. #soweird

          • Molly and Madison
            Molly and Madison March 4, 2016 at 11:03 am - Reply

            Oh. Maybe try just clicking on it instead of the Comments RSS first? Unless you want it in your podcasts… but then you might not be able to see the video… lol. 🙂

  10. Daisymermaid February 17, 2016 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Oh, darn it, now I want Lea *pulls out hair in frustration* but I’m in love with her? but I still love #58’s luscious curls! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!M., what happened there?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 17, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

      I know, isn’t Lea so pretty? I’m deciding whether or not I should get her myself!

  11. Daisymermaid February 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    And by the way I meant #47 not #67. And I have an our generation doll who had wavy hair which is brush able but has frizzy ends, which is why I’m afraid of her hair getting frizzy and no I don’t know anyone with curls like Zoey Amelia’s (that’s what I’ll name #58 if I decide to get her instead of Lea)

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Oh, okay 😛 . If you’re afraid of getting her hair frizzy, it helps to always mist the hair with water before gently brushing it, or even only using wet (with water) fingers to comb through her hair.

  12. Daisymermaid February 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I just can’t decide! Your mini-tutorial was straight to the point and now I’m more confident in getting her… But Lea’s only here for a year! Yet I adore #58’s luscious curls! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!?????? I CANT DECIDE!!!! This is sooooooooooooooooooooo frustrating! The doll I choose might be my only genuine American girl doll! This is a MAJOR decision!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      I hope you get the doll that’s right for you! Think about it long and hard – maybe you should get the doll you’ve wanted the longest!

  13. Taylor February 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Personally, Daisymermaid, I think you should go with Lea unless you are like, hypervenalting (not sure if I spelled that right) because of your longing for #58. In that case, GET#58! And do it quick, because I’m not sure you’d like to die before you get her! Am I right?

  14. Daisymermaid February 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Um, have you actually hyperventilated because of doll longing? And thanks for the advice, but I’m still not sure.?

  15. Taylor March 3, 2016 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I did, once. For Maryellen. I wanted her SO badly! I got her for Christmas. I’m glad I did. I felt like if I had to wait a day longer, I’d die.

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison March 4, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Haha, I can understand that feeling! I remember the day before my birthday, I was at my Worship Art Classes at my BFF’s house. It was so fun because we got to swim (it was blazing hot summer) afterwards. My mom left early, and then when I asked why the other moms said it was because she had to get a package that was arriving. I screamed so loud and was jumping up and down in the pool, because I just KNEW it was Saige and Emily! LOL!

  16. Daisymermaid March 4, 2016 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    LOL!?

  17. Daisymermaid March 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Well, I thought long and hard about it, and I decided to ask for Lea for my birthday, then buy Melody (when she comes out) with my own money. I saw leaked photos of her, and she is adorable. I might condsider asking for melody for my birthday, but she’s coming out in July, and my birthday is in June *sighs* but I am excited to own Lea AND Melody.? I might ask for Zoey Amelia for Christmas. By the way, I just saw the mystery of the Bastille ring and I ❤️ It!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison March 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      That’s great you figured out which doll to get!
      And thank you so much! 😀

  18. Magenta June 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Madi, it’s me again! I think Lea is gorgeous but if I got her I would rename her Zara Evelyn Charlotte Clark. I also love Rebecca and would like her to be Zara/Lea’s little sister Anya Louise Clark. What do you think?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison June 30, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Hey Magenta! Zara and Anya are really pretty names. And Rebecca and Lea look like they could be sisters, what a smart idea! Do you plan on getting them?

  19. Magenta June 29, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Oh and I also don’t know wether to rename Maryellen (who’s on my wishlist) Florence or Mavis.

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison June 30, 2016 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      Personally, my favorite is Florence. Such a cute name! But both are so pretty and they suit Maryellen very well!

  20. Magenta July 1, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Thanks Madi! I think my favourite is Florence too. Yes I do plan on getting Lea and Rebecca but there is one problem. I have no money! But your tips are amazing so I will use them. I just fell in love with Lea! I was looking at the AG website last night and there was a gorgeous TM doll that caught my eye. I had to tell myself “Look away, look away quickly!” What doll do you plan on getting next? (:

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      I hope you get the dolls you want soon! I hope my tips help you, too. Haha, yes, I always have to stop myself from falling in love with dolls or I’ll be like, “I MUST GET THIS DOLL!” AG dolls are so beautiful! I have a few dolls on my wishlist including Lea, Kit, Samantha, Rebecca, #44 and #24, but I’m just not sure which one I want the most. Maybe when Christmastime rolls around I’ll see which one I want most and ask for her!

  21. samanthadolls March 22, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    What camera do you use Madi?
    ~Sammy

    • Madison
      Madison March 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      I just upgraded to a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I’m still getting the hang of it when taking pictures outdoors, but I love it! 😀

  22. quinleytheelf September 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    what software do you use? Just wondering because it doesn’t say.
    -Quinley

    • Madison
      Madison September 29, 2018 at 9:44 pm - Reply

      I use the software app iStopMotion for the Mac.

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