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Friday, February 12, 2016
March Sneak Peek is here!!
March cover features an outstanding Queen Anne wooden in all original
condition, 17 inches, and dating from 1720. She will be offered at
Morphy Auctions’ during their March 4-5 doll auction and offers a rare
opportunity to take home an historical treasure. This and other
important dolls to be sold can be seen in our preview.
Bentley Hamilton invites you to step inside an English Victorian dolls’
house. Except for a marvelous English wool rug, the house came
unfurnished, so she had the pleasure of adding appropriate miniatures
and dolls’ house dolls to bring it to life as a stately home in the
Bleuette’s journey began in 1905 in the pages of La Semaine de Suzette and
continued for 55 years. Over the years, as fashions changed, Bleuette
saw her wardrobe reflect the lives of real life middle and upper class
girls. Nicki Burley discusses the knit and crochet patterns made for
Bleuette and includes a charming cape pattern for your Bleuette to wear
on those chilly nights.
most famous cat of all is not Felix, indeed a far longer and more
romantic history belongs to Puss in Boots who made his first appearance
in 1697. Julie Blewis has an impressive collection of these fanciful
felines, one whose popularity has not waned over the years.
were once two dollmakers creating Indian dolls around the same time.
Interesting they were both named Mary: Mary Dwyer McAboy, creator of
Skookum dolls and the dolls made by Mary Frances Woods. Lois Cohorst
shares knowledge of the two makers and their fascinating and collectible
general, it seems that when men created dolls they often had some
life-like animation to enhance the play value. In Ginger Strain’s
article she shares some of the playthings that showcase the mechanical
influence on the doll world. Some will surprise you!
to the good ol’ days… 1941 when Kimport Dolls was busy locating dolls
from around the world and publishing their finds in the tiny publication
“Doll Talk.” We take a fun look back at an earlier era in doll