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The April 2024 issue of DOLLS features 48 full-color pages and includes a look at recent creations in the doll industry, as well as articles about vintage and antique dolls. 


8 What’s New for 2024 
Members of the Doll Industry Share Recent Creations 

18 Preserving the Past for the Future 

Jennie Sykes Restores, Repairs, and Reproduces Doll Classics in Modern Times 
By Stephanie Finnegan 

23 Unraveling Topsy-Turvy Dolls 
A Brief History of These Unique Creations 
By Karen B. Kurtz 

30 Fine-Tuned Face-Up 
Learn the Art of Face Detailing — Step by Step 
By Stevie Foster 

34 The Cutest Ginny 
Strung Sleep-Eye Dolls 
By Judith Izen 

38 Dolls as a Form of Therapy 
Carrie Frantz Makes Dolls To Help Others 

40 Spreading Joy Through Retail 
Terry Lambert Creates and Sells Custom Dolls and Clothing 

6 Editor’s Notebook 
42 Curious Collector 
43 Portraits  
44 Paper Doll 
46 Event Calendar 
46 Classifieds 
46 Advertiser Index 

On the Cover: Oliver is Jennie Sykes’ interpretation/reproduction of a doll originally sculpted by Tom Francirek.