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