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A Quiet Week
From the Show Floor
Written by Dorothy Drake   

Wow, it is a week that is quiet on the doll show front, what a luxury.  Even though there are no shows for me this weekend, there are 3 coming up in the next 4 weeks...so I am busy with planning.  And emails, lots of emails.  Most people want to know what's happening at a specific show, or where a vendor has gone, or will a vendor be at a show.  I enjoy all of the coorespondence because it shows that there is a lot of interest in what we do!

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Doll Patterns
PsychDollogy
Written by Lori Lawton   

Just as the familiar scent of autumn arrived in the evening air and sidewalks became alive with the crunch of fallen leaves, my interest in dolls shifted from warm to cool. While in childlike anticipation of the Fall/Holiday season, I became disinterested in my collection.

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Wendy Frank Dolls From the Land Down Under
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives
Written by Debbie Garrett   

A recent discussion about a particular Aboriginal doll made in the 1970s led to an eBay search for other Aboriginal or Native Australian dolls for comparison.  On eBay is where I found beautiful handcrafted dolls by the talented award-winning, Australian artist, Wendy Frank.

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Passing Down the Doll Collecting Gene
The Doll Addiction
Written by Alison Rasmussen   
Attending local doll shows is a great way to pass your love of dolls on to young daughters or relatives. Here’s my experience.
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ANTTDM: Wanna Be On Top?
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives
Written by Debbie Garrett   

This is a cute, imaginative doll-picture story inspired by a conversation between doll enthusiasts recently.  The story involves the final episode and announcement of the winner of the fictional reality show, America's Next Top Teen Model.

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Meeting People At The Show
From the Show Floor
Written by Dorothy Drake   

What a great day at the show!  It was a pretty typical day in Portland OR....a bit of a drizzle, a bit cool...perfect doll show weather.

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The Goodreau-Creedy Convention
Editor's Blog
Written by Carie Ferg   

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend in Orlando at the first annual Goodreau-Creedy Convention. Beautiful dolls, great people and fun events sum up the event in a nutshell. Besides hosts of the convention Paulette Goodreau of Goodreau Doll and Berdine Creedy of Berdine Creedy Originals, guest artists Greg Ortiz, Beverly Stoehr and Kimberly Lasher, among others, were in attendance.

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Still Enjoying Mirror's Many Faces...and Wishing for Another
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives
Written by Debbie Garrett   

Several months have passed since I redressed Paulette Goodreau's Mirror, the first American, dark skinned, BJD doll.  She underwent an extensive photo shoot for images submitted with the February 2009 DOLLS magazine article, "The Many Faces in My Mirror," pages 56-57.  At least one redress followed.

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