My Design Blog

The Dolls of Toy Fair 2017

The American International Toy Fair is the jam-packed festival to all things toy. Roaming the aisle you will find everything from toy cars to robots, from monsters to marble runs. Of course you will find dolls too. The dolls of Toy Fair come in a wide variety. They can be large or small, stuffed or jointed, modern or historical.  Here are a few…

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year! 2016 was quite a whirlwind. I don't know what's in store in 2017 but I hope it's a good one for us all. (more…)

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Princess of the World Barbie Dolls: The Design Illustrations

Once upon a time I worked as a doll designer at Mattel. In the Barbie Collector group I came up with an idea for a collection of historical dolls to refresh the old folkloric Dolls of the World line. The Princess of the World Barbie Dolls were the result. I spent several wonderful years researching historical fashion from around the globe for my designs. Each doll started with a…

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