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Month: May 2018

Popular 80s Dolls: Do You Remember Them?

Popular 80s Dolls: Do You Remember Them?

Oh, the plethora of dolls, animals, and toys made during the 1980s when I was growing up! It seemed like every week there would be another commercial–usually on Saturday mornings when we watched episodes of the Smurfs or He Man, etc. There it was: an advertisement for some new doll or toy. That is where most of the popular 80s dolls were introduced to us children, especially as Christmas approached. In this post, I have made a list of popular…

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My Doll Journey: Stuffed Animal Boy to Dollmaker

My Doll Journey: Stuffed Animal Boy to Dollmaker

My journey into doll making began long ago. This doll journey was a process as many things are. Think about lifestyle changes, occupations, religion, diets, etc.: they tend to have a journey with various curves along the way before arriving at their destination. We are constantly changing, and life’s experiences play a vital role in who we become. Let me share with you the details of this doll journey and why I now make dolls. My Early Froggy I grew…

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Primitive Folk Art Dolls: What Are They?

Primitive Folk Art Dolls: What Are They?

You may have heard people talk about primitive folk art dolls and wondered, “What exactly makes a doll a folk art doll?” How are they unique and different from other dolls? What are they made of? What do they look like?  Well, primitive folk art dolls are quite a unique art genre that is growing in popularity. So let’s talk about it. A Brief Folk Art History First I would like to share with you about folk art and its…

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What Is a Storybook Doll?

What Is a Storybook Doll?

There are many dolls out there, and more are evolving all the time; but what is a storybook doll? This may seem obvious in one sense but obscure in another sense. The first thing we need to do is define the statement you may be asking: What is a storybook doll? I shall do that by defining the words storybook dolls, fairy tale dolls, or character dolls. Storybook Dolls, Fairy Tale Dolls, and Character Dolls Defined In essence these are…

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