Author: Joyce Greenholdt

Doll artist Hazel Johnston Ulseth dies at 94

Hazel Johnston Ulseth, age 94, of Sun City West, Ariz., died June 1. Foremost a mother and wife, Ulseth was also an active doll club member and organizer as well as an entrepreneur, author, teacher, and master seamstress. She was a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs and the Detroit Doll Collectors Club, where she presided over the 1970 Regional 12 Convention in Dearborn, Mich. In addition, she started and was a charter member of the Grand Traverse Doll Collector Club and the Sun City Doll Study Club. She won numerous blue ribbons at regional and national...

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MasterPiece Dolls reveals May collection

MasterPiece Dolls’ May collection made its debut on the company’s website May 4. MasterPiece introduces a new group of limited-edition dolls every three months. The 10 dolls in the new group range in height from 29 inches to 43 inches. Artist Monika Levenig has five new dolls in the collection: “Annecke,” “Autumn,” “Jeremy,” “Mia (Garden Fairy),” and “Princess and the Frog.” Monika Peter-Leicht created four new dolls for this release: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Molly,” “Polly,” and “Tamiko.” The final doll in MasterPiece’s May group is “Amelia,” by Susan Lippl. The dolls in the May Collection are expected to ship...

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Story Time Dolls looks for buyer

Porcelain doll artist Darlyne D. Davis, of Dolls by Darlyne and Story Time Dolls, has announced on the Story Time Dolls website that she and her husband are seeking to sell their business, including the website and other proprietary items, to a porcelain doll artist or a group that includes one or more porcelain doll artists. “After almost 30 years my husband has convinced me that it is time to pass on our doll business,” Davis said. “Our kids are too old, our grandkids are too busy, and our great-grandkids too young, so we are looking for a serious...

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Adora’s new Girl Scout troop forms in June

Adora’s 4-Ever Friends Girl Scout collection will be available to doll enthusiasts everywhere in June. Adora collaborated with the Girl Scouts of the USA to create this line of officially licensed vinyl play dolls. Abigail, Ava, Chloe, Lily and Madison are each available in replica Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout uniforms. Separate casual T-shirt and skirt outfits, as well as a Trendy Girl Scout outfit, are available separately. Each 18-inch doll was sculpted by a master sculptor in the Adora studio and is made of collector-quality vinyl with a soft-sculpt weighted body and life-like hair. Each face is...

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