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Date: 1/9/12 2:02 PM

After reading the American Girl topic. I was thinking about dolls and realized I really never like them. I did play with them some but like organizing their clothes and accessories and playing with their hair a lot more. And of course in my day woman's lib was still in the dark ages (early, mid 60's). I much more preferred building sets (Tinder toys, Lincoln logs, etc) and stuffed animals. My daughter was the same way. I gave her dolls but she didn't prefer them. I won't venture to guess how many stuff animals currently share our crawl spaces in the attic. Including beanies I currently have about 50 stuffed animals in my sewing room most are wolves, dog related but still. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree lol.

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Date: 1/9/12 2:14 PM

Doll person here. Lucky fo rme my DD was also a doll person. We each a few stuffed aniumal we love, but in general, we each played dolls (I also loved my paper dolls).

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Date: 1/9/12 2:14 PM

Doll person here. Lucky fo rme my DD was also a doll person. We each a few stuffed aniumal we love, but in general, we each played dolls (I also loved my paper dolls).

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Date: 1/9/12 2:36 PM


I have a doll with a handpainted skirt that my DD gave me as a Christmas gift one year.. so precious to me that is.. I use to have more dolls but those I gave to her long ago..

What I DO have is stuffed animals that I have sewn up.. As you know I was first attracted to the Beatrix Potter figurines due to the fact they had garments on the little critters. So it would follow for me to sew up a few critters.. and put dresses on them.. Mostly rabbits. but a few cats and mice .. They are all perched on the top of my cabinets in my sewing room..

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Date: 1/9/12 2:48 PM

I'm a doll person! I loved my Chatty Cathy growing up and was thrilled when the reproductions came out, as my 3 brothers did a number on my original. My 2 DDs really aren't doll people. They preferred stuffed animals. Older DD did like her Bitty Baby and a Cabbage Patch doll and gave them names. Younger DD never named anything except one little handheld doll.

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Date: 1/9/12 2:52 PM

I made some stuffed ones for dd when she way young. I made her a few dinosaurs (she loved them as kid) a snowgirl with a lovely dress and all. I didn't really particularly like sewing them too small same reason I didn't like doll clothes or Barbie clothes. I don't know how anyone sews Barbie clothes by machine. That's how I first learned how to sew a babysitter taught me to make Barbie clothes by hand. I couldn't pass up either buying books or stuff animals for dd when she was little. So she had friends to take places when she read lol. There is no value you can place on the love of reading or the love of a book.

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Date: 1/9/12 4:55 PM

I hated dolls :)) And I had dozens of them, but all I wanted was a Meccano!

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Date: 1/9/12 7:33 PM

Never owned one in my life. I played in the creek and looked for bugs and birds as a kid.

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Date: 1/9/12 7:44 PM

you could say i was a doll person. I liked to play with barbies.
My daughter played with some dolls. She had an american doll i sewed clothes for it. but when she out grew it. I sold it to another young girl. Now my granddaughter is not a doll girl. She's all cars and trucks, bugs, and stuffed animals. Little tom girl.

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Date: 1/9/12 9:44 PM

I had more stuffed animals than dolls and I was in well into my 30's before I really culled them, keeping my very favorites. Somewhere along the line, Mrs. Beasley lost her glasses.

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