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Reactions to these dolls range across a full spectrum; some see them as comforting, while others seeing them as creepy. As with many debates, I seem to find myself somewhere in the middle. While I couldn’t see myself walking around with a vinyl baby in tow, (I’d rather carry around Madeline Elaine, my living, breathing 3-month-old niece), I do appreciate these dolls as an art form. Even though I only live a few miles from little Maddie, I’m always so surprised how much she grows and changes in the week or so between my visits. So I can see why some enjoy capturing those precious few months of a child’s life through their doll art.
It reminds me of an article I read a couple years ago in the rural lifestyle magazine, Country Woman, about a grandmother who created a porcelain doll to resemble each one of her grandchildren when they were children. She meticulously matched the wigs she found to each child’s exact hair color and dressed them in clothes similar to the ones each grandchild would have worn when they were young.
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