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Alison Rasmussen I’m Alison Rasmussen, a fairly new but die-hard doll collector in San Diego, Calif. I try to stay a sane stay-at-home mother of four active children, ages 9 through 3. My doll addiction keeps me away from illegal substances, though it may drive my poor husband in the opposite direction.

I became a doll collector the first time I laid hands on a Tonner doll and since have discovered Fashion Royalty, Goodreau, Berdine Creedy and have been adding to my growing ball-jointed collection (and my wish list).

Currently, my collection consists of several themes: a history of fashion; re-imagined fairytales; Alice in Wonderland dolls; and a rather morbid collection of Henry VIII’s wives. My top three prize possessions of the moments are "Queen V Veronique" by Integrity, "Gothic Alice" by Goodreau Doll and "Mademoiselle a la Mode Tyler" by Tonner.

In addition to dolls, I’m discovering photography, and I love quilting and (more importantly) collecting fabric. But I try not to let these hobbies interfere significantly with my doll budget. You can check out my other blogs and my Flickr photo album at these links:

The Fashion Doll Review

The Fashion Doll Review CafePress T-Shirt Store

My Flickr Album

Quilt with Alison
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1 The Impatient Doll Collector
2 Sticking to your Budget Among New Releases
3 Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners: Body Blushing
4 Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners - Sueding Your Doll
5 Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners - Customization
6 Ball-Jointed Dolls - What Supplies Do You Need to Get Started?
7 Ball-Jointed Dolls: Body Sizes
8 Ball-Jointed Dolls - What Is Quality?
9 Ball-Jointed Dolls - Choosing Your First Doll
10 Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners - Terminology
11 A Renewed Love of Rag Dolls
12 Ball-jointed Doll Convention in San Diego
13 Message Forum Etiquette Alison Rasmussen
14 How to Get the Dolls You Want for the Holidays
15 The Pet-friendly Home and Doll Collecting
16 Negotiating the Secondary Market
17 Confessions of a Doll-shop-a-holic
18 Passing Down the Doll Collecting Gene Alison Rasmussen
19 When an Intervention Might Be Necessary
20 Your Ever-Growing Wish List and What to Do About It
21 Managing Your Doll Collection With the Theme Method
22 Negotiating Your Doll Collection Within Your Family
23 How Not to Negotiate Your Doll Budget
24 Top Ten Reasons to Buy a New Doll Alison Rasmussen
25 A Doll Collector or a Doll Addict?