DOLLS - August / September 2021

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The August/September 2021 issue of DOLLS is 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


6 Editor’s Notebook

35 Portraits

40 Antique Q&A

42 Curious Collector

44 Paper Doll

46 Event Calendar

46 Classifieds

46 Advertiser Index

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