The January/February 2016 issue of DOLLS features 52 four-color pages and includes an autobiography of Lifetime Achievement Award winner Kaye Wiggs and information about the 2016 Dolls Awards of Excellence competition — including new categories! Plus we have a special focus on baby dolls and the artists who create them, including a special feature by doll historian Jan Foulkes on the origins of baby dolls. Artists featured in this issue include Laura Tuzio-Ross, Shawna Clymer, Lauren Faith Jaimes, Barbara Felts, Debby Brooks, and Andrea Arcello.
Table of Contents
8 Get Ready for the Dolls Awards of Excellence Start planning now for our 2016 competition!
22 The Toy Shoppe celebrates 40th anniversary Store remodel, expansion allows extra displays, more event space
23 Almost Alive Laura Tuzio-Ross' babies capture collectors' hearts By Carrie Ferg
24 Kaye Wiggs In Her Own Words
27 Play Babies Ashton-Drake Galleries aims to inspire a new generation of collector By Carrie Ferg
28 Tiny Tots Shawna Clymer's makes babies with a touch of fairy dust By Pam North
32 Lauren Faith Jaimes Makes a Little Bit of Heaven By Carrie Ferg
34 Moonlighting Barbara Felts unleashes her imagination at night By Stephanie Finnegan
38 Antique Infants A brief history of baby dolls By Jan Foulke
42 Bundles of Joy Debby Brooks delivers lifelike reborns By Pam North
46 Baby Love Andrea Arcello's loving, lovely tributes to infants By Stephanie Finnegan