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The August/September 2021 issue of DOLLSis 48 full-color pages and introduces readers to Pat Moulton’s Lilly BJD, available exclusively from DOLLS magazine, as well as presenting the nominees and ballot for this year’s Public’s Choice Dolls Awards of Excellence, a feature on April Norton’s new white-porcelain collection, and a collection of stories about makers of doll clothing and accessories, including Julie Manley, DollNouveau, Chef Gina, Marie Adair, and more!

8 Lovely Lilly

Pat Moulton creates a new BJD exclusively for DOLLS readers
By Pat Moulton

12 Regency Fantasy
April Norton’s love of ‘Bridgerton’ inspires new collection
By Stephanie Finnegan

16 2021 Diamond Awards
See this year’s nominees and get ready to vote for this year’s Public’s Choice winners

21 Diamond Award Ballot

22 Sydney Shure
Lifelong doll collector mixes work, play
By Joyce Greenholdt

24 Julie Manley
Artist creates custom couture for dolls

26 DollNouveau
Doll fan turns 3D printing hobby into business

28 Kathleen Hill
Dolls are her canvas

30 Chef Gina
Professional chef serves up tasty treats for dolls

31 Edith Schmidt
Cloth-doll artist becomes BJD fashion designer
By Edith Schmidt

32 Dolls of Mine
Mother-daughter duo combines fashion flair, 3D tech to outfit BJDs

34 AvaDeenaDesigns
Artist creates hand-knit and sewn fashions for BJDs
By Dineke Bolle

36 Doll Tales
Civil War-era doll inspires award-winning children’s book
By Karen B. Kurtz

39 Shai Hoffer
Seamstress works to expand design range
By Shai Hoffer