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The May/June 2020 issue of DOLLS features 48 four-color pages. This issue features the debut of a new Meadow Dolls BJD available exclusively through DOLLS, along with stories on fashion dolls, artist dolls by Collette Hatch and Denise Bledsoe, our annual spotlight on BJDs, and more!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Features

8              Be Anything
                Mattel’s new designs for 2020 live up to Barbie creator’s ideals
                By Stephanie Finnegan

12             Julie Manley
                Combines history, fashion & fantasy in her custom creations

14             Aya
                Meadow Dolls returns with a new DOLLS exclusive BJD

34             Staying Positive
                Collette Hatch finds her happy place with art dolls

36            OOAK Characters
                Denise Bledsoe mixes fun & fantasy
                By Pam North

DOLLS Presents BJDs

BJD3        Halls of Imagination
                Connie Lowe continues to expand her BJD world

BJD6        Faith & Family
                Inspire Rose Lacefield’s Bbflockling dolls
                By Rose Lacefield

BJD8        Cowgirl Up!
                Pat Moulton’s new BJDs are ready for a roundup!

BJD10      First Things First
                Proper design is key to making a modern BJD
                By Joe MacPhale, Ancient Whispers LLC

BJD14      BJD Scene

SUBSCRIBER BONUS

Making a BJD Part 2: Sculpting a Doll with Movement in Mind by Joe MacPhale

Making a BJD Part 3: Out on a Limb by Joe MacPhale

Making a BJD Part 4: Upper Body Strength

Making a BJD Part 5: Time to Join

Making a BJD Part 6: Time to Blush

Departments

6            Editor’s Notebook
38            Doll Scene
40            Antique Q&A
41            Classifieds
42            Curious Collector
43            Portraits
44            Paper Doll
46            Event Calendar
46            Advertiser Index