How to use Doll in a sentence
There was a little girl of about six or seven playing with a doll on the floor.
She had a most beautiful doll given her.
To them, she was an exotic little doll with her huge, gem-hued eyes, black hair, and toned hour-glass shape.
Already she began to see quite plainly the little elves in their tall pointed hats, dancing down the dusky alleys, and peeping from between the bushes, and they seemed to come nearer and nearer; and she stretched her hands up towards the tree in which the doll sat and they laughed, and pointed their fingers at her.
One of the kids handed her a handful of cotton balls while another put a doll in her lap.Advertisement
Cynthia was as limp as a rag doll as he pulled down her skirt, which was heavy with water.
She is a good doll.
A richly caparisoned ass, on which was seated the prettiest girl in the town holding in her arms a baby or a large doll, was escorted with much pomp from the cathedral to the church of St Etienne.
On entering the door I remembered the doll I had broken.
I pointed this out to everybody with provoking persistency, but no one seemed equal to the task of providing the doll with eyes.Advertisement
This morning she planted her doll and showed me that she expected her to grow as tall as I. You must see that she is very bright, but you have no idea how cunning she is.
At that time I had a much-petted, much-abused doll, which I afterward named Nancy.
The beads were sewed in the right place and I could not contain myself for joy; but immediately I lost all interest in the doll.
Oh, it was a lovely and delicate doll! but the little girl's brother, a tall lad, had taken the doll, and set it up in a high tree in the garden, and had run away.
Then I took the doll, meaning to give it back to her when she had made the letters; but she thought I meant to take it from her, and in an instant she was in a temper, and tried to seize the doll.Advertisement
Then I showed her the doll and spelled the word again, holding the doll toward her as I held the cake.
She pointed down, meaning that the doll was downstairs.
She had not finished the cake she was eating, and I took it away, indicating that if she brought the doll I would give her back the cake.
Last week she made her doll an apron, and it was done as well as any child of her age could do it.
The other day a friend brought her a new doll from Memphis, and I thought I would see if I could make Helen understand that she must not break it.Advertisement
Then she carried the doll upstairs and put it on the top shelf of the wardrobe, and she has not touched it since.
Between these humps she had placed her doll, which she was giving a ride around the room.
Boris on the contrary at once found his footing, and related quietly and humorously how he had known that doll Mimi when she was still quite a young lady, before her nose was broken; how she had aged during the five years he had known her, and how her head had cracked right across the skull.
I had a funny doll then and wanted to give it to you.
A French mop bonnet made with delicate layers of lace and a beautiful silk ribbon would look beautiful on a French Bebe or a large size Jumeau doll.Advertisement
A black mourning hat for a French fashion or china doll measures 2 1/4 inches high and is from the 1870s.
The first American Girl doll represents a 1764 girl.
The movie inspired the creation of special edition dolls, including a Lindsay Lohan doll.
Her eyes were bloodshot but otherwise she looked pale lying on the sheets like a limp doll.
Jackson flung him against the wall like a rag doll.Advertisement
Mr. O'Connor is a doll.
I'll get Mr. Cole! and ran from the room, leaving Dean holding the unconscious woman, bent at the waist, feet off the floor, like a five-foot Raggedy-Ann doll.
You can play fun games like who can diaper the baby doll the fastest and make it the men against the women.
The plain handmade wooden train, doll cradle or circus animal is most often the.. .
My first nesting doll was found at a trade exhibition at the NEC some 19 years ago.Advertisement
This high quality gremlin Gizmo plush doll will dance and sing whenever you clap your hands.
This rag doll was made in England by Dean's Rag Book Co Ltd in the 1930s.
A wonderful hand-crafted doll, bubbling with personality and lovingly made to the highest standards.
Hidden partly behind a tree, the merry old elf grasps a disembodied doll's head with fake blood streaming from its eye sockets.
She is a life size inflatable doll with printed face.Advertisement
Braden's using the doll business to import Junk, for the local Mafia.
The £ 22.49 BRATZ funky fashion makeover game Reach the end first with your doll completely made up to win.
A special doll, called Betty, filled with strawberry milkshake is used to demonstrate what happens when nursing staff need to take blood.
Poetry has been my preferred forum through which to present the voice of a woman who does not fit into the doll injection mold.
We're going to enjoy pouting in baby doll nighties and ostrich feather mules while we catalog them.Advertisement
Rather than breaking her limbs like rag doll back flipping over Niagara she doggy paddles back to safety in 20 seconds flat.
Poured wax Doll One made by pouring melted wax into a mold.
Your elbows back the federal level doll to be Richard wright 's curious.
But the other may regard it, as a little girl regards her doll, as an animated being, no mere picture, but as tenement and vehicle of the god and fraught with divine influence.
I pulled two beads off and indicated to her that I wanted her to sew them on my doll.Advertisement
Running downstairs to my mother I held up my hand and made the letters for doll.
I had not loved the doll.
Cousin Anna gave me a pretty doll.
Sunday Adeline Moses brought me a lovely doll.
The other day I broke my doll's head off; but that was not a dreadful accident, because dolls do not live and feel, like people.
She imitated them very well and pointed to the doll.
I let her go, but refused to give up the doll.
She follows with her hands every motion you make, and she knew that I was looking for the doll.
Well, then, come here, said she, and went further in among the plants and threw down the doll.
The angry eldest princess, with the long waist and hair plastered down like a doll's, had come into Pierre's room after the funeral.
In 1995 she provided the voice of Annie the rag doll in the animated series The Forgotten Toys.
Your elbows back the federal level doll to be richard wright 's curious.
The killer doll is back and his family must slay together in order to stay together.
Also superimposed very strongly over my body is a feeling of being a rag doll thrown down all askew.
Weave a willow doll, make an oak swill basket, turn a chair leg.
This is a very pretty padded underwired black mesh baby doll and matching thong set.
The Terry Girl Doll features a quilted terry body with top trimmed with lace.
I find I have to pause the tape to do several more reps than Tracy the troll doll is willing to do.
Bill, was a rather dilapidated ventriloquist 's doll that Baird had been using for many months in his experiments.
We do think the ventriloquist doll deserves his own film - which I guess is why we 're writing ' Shhh ' !
Anna loves to antagonize her little sister by hiding her doll clothes.
Place a baby doll in the bed and frosting a blanket over her, or simply frost it and then place a baby on top.
Add a small collectible doll that a baby girl will treasure as she grows.
Parents used to resort to doll clothing for their tiny babies, and most of this clothing was still ill-fitting and inappropriate.
The company owns eToys and the My Twinn doll company and operates KBtoys.com under a long-term licensing agreement.
Doll clothing-If you only need one or two dresses for your little one, and you've reached your limit as to finding them, how about checking out doll clothing?
You can often purchase just the outfits for dolls, but you may also want to purchase the doll as a keepsake for your little girl.
Tell her the story of how she had to wear doll clothing.
The importance is not to treat the infant like a china doll, he is more resilient than parents often realize and prefers to be handled with confidence.
If you have any doll clothing, glue or sew that on the sock doll, add yarn for hair.
With fabric paint, draw on the face of the doll.
Whoever diapers the doll the fastest is the winner.
The above list works for a baby boy or girl, but if you know the baby's sex, you can always use something gender specific like a doll or racecar.
Hot toys for younger kids also include the Lalaloopsy Doll series, Sing-A-Ma-Jigs by Mattel, Fisher-Price's Bigfoot the Monster, Pillow Pets and anything Lego.
You can also get a baby doll and wrap it in a blanket.
Let the cat come over and smell the baby doll.
Seeing celebrities without makeup will continue to inspire young women of today to realize they are not intended to live their lives devoted to looking like a Barbie doll.
You may find yourself drawing eyeliner and lipstick on a cyber-paper doll.
The movie features Halloween Town's Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington, and his special lady friend, Sally the rag doll, as they embark on a series of thrilling adventures.
As the decade wore on, sparkle and shine overtook the free flowing baby doll dressed of the 1960's.
White powder is advised, and can help ensure that your face looks authentically pale like a China doll and not liked you have makeup caked on.
Click on the items and they will dress the doll.
Bratz Makin' Up Makeover - This is a fun way to put make-up on the doll of your choice.
You can explore worlds, dress up your Mara Doll and battle your pet.
A paper doll chain makes a fun accent for a child's scrapbook page.
A slight variation on this style is the baby doll tops that are reminiscent of flouncy pajama tops.
For the clothing-conscious, teenager fashion games for girls offer a new twist on the classic paper doll.
Formal gowns with long slits along the leg or an empire waist are available in a multitude of colors, Necklines range from plunging, to baby doll style.
Dress styles included a "baby doll" neckline, "A-line" bottom, halter-top, sleeveless, cap sleeve, and two-piece camouflage gowns.
Teens will often get hands on time with a baby doll to practice skills they are learning in the course.
It all started with the Tickle Me Elmo doll back in 1996.
Plenty of other types of merchandise followed, including other variations of the Tickle Me Elmo doll as plush toys, tricycles, musical instruments, books, and more.
Use a dome shaped pan, such as a ball pan or the bottom half of a doll's dress pan, to create a hill.
The only thing more fun than hearing the latest celebrity gossip is playing with the celeb-inspired paper dolls at Star Doll Heaven.
At Star Doll Heaven, you can indulge your fantasy of becoming a celebrity stylist.
In addition to the doll-related games, Star Doll Heaven lets members post an online diary, personal presentation page, and guestbook.
Members can also create a friends list, access presentation pages written by other members, and send instant messages to other Star Doll fans.
There's absolutely no fee to become a member of Star Doll Heaven.
Star Doll Heaven is committed to provide a safe online community for children and teenagers.
On the Star Doll Heaven website company founder Liisa says, "Most online sites are focused on violence and competiveness.
If you visit the Star Doll Heaven website, don't even think about using foul language.
And if that's not bad enough, Brown has recently joined Tara Reid and Chyna Doll in the ever-growing list of B-, C-, and D- list celebs who have been denied access to the trendy LA hot spot, Hyde.
With these virtual paper doll sites, anyone can dress the hottest stars.
At Stardoll.com, also known as Paper Doll Heaven, site visitors dress and share celebrity paper dolls.
The Cartoon Doll Emporium Doll Makers site features a Celebrity Dollz section.
Hannah Doll - A doll line made in the likeness of Hannah Montana.
These sites allow the user to dress their chosen cartoon doll in anything he or she pleases.
Footwear - Everything from strappy sandals to stiletto heels to ballet flats are offered on cartoon doll websites.
Cartoon Doll Emporium - There are loads of celebrities to choose from on Cartoon Doll Emporium.
The Doll Palace - Here, you can dress up celebrity dolls or create your own, there are tons of options.
Sexy Cartoon Doll Maker - Not suited for young kids, but not rated "R" either.
Doll Clique - At Doll Clique, not only can you dress up your favorite celebrity, but you can also add fun graphics to your page when you are all finished.
Celebrity Doll Dressing - Here you will find female and male celebrities to dress up.
As with anything that involves a lot of young people, there are a few things everyone must keep in mind when signing up for any website, including the celebrity doll websites.
Think of it as paper dolls for the Internet age, minus the worries of torn and lost pieces of paper clothing and those teeny-tiny tabs that never seemed to secure the clothes to the cardboard doll very well.
Sometimes these games are referred to as paper doll games or makeover games.
Paper Doll Heaven features many celebrities that you can dress up, and there are different sections for things like hair, makeup and clothing.
Barbie is perhaps the best known type of dress up doll.
As celebrities come and go from the A-list, you can find their doll versions in almost any toy or department store, such as Target, Wal-Mart, or Toys'R'Us.
There are lots of dress up doll sites out there, and you're almost sure to find your favorite celebrity, past or present, on at least one of them.
Others are free from registration, but once you leave the site, your doll is gone.
Star Doll - Star Doll is the most popular site for celebrity games and fashion topics.
Paper Doll Heaven - Paper Doll Heaven also features a clean setup without too many ads.
The Doll Palace allows the user to make a Miley doll.
Pets - If you want, you can even choose to give your Miley doll a pet.
Though this website does not feature as many choices as The Doll Palace, it's easy to use.
Paper Doll Heaven offers four dress up games devoted to Britney Spears.
The Doll Palace requires registration before you can play with the Britney Spears dolls.
Clothes, accessories and hair styles can be dragged from the large pile of options and placed on the doll itself.
Marapets has a Britney Spears doll that arguably looks nothing like the singer.
Simple dress up games include a virtual paper doll, which sometimes includes a photograph for the face, that you can dress up with clothing and makeup.
You can choose your looks by clicking on the available choices, or dragging them over and placing them on the doll with your computer mouse.
More elaborate dress up games allow you to customize colors and add more details to your doll.
Baby Eggi provides a more casual and comfy option if you are looking to doll up your little girl but she isn't so excited about the dress up process.
Just Like You dolls are customizable, allowing girls to create a doll with the hair and eye color of their choosing.
In addition, American Girl offers a huge selection of accessories that may or may not be specific to each doll.
One of the most enjoyable parts of doll play is being able to change the clothing.
Here, you can find everything you need for a girl and her favorite doll.
If a girl is already big on American Girl dolls, you can shop here for everything that she may want for her doll and herself.
Another retailer to look into for a variety of girl and doll clothing is Doll Closet.com.
You cannot buy American Girl dolls at this site, but you can purchase clothing that an American Girl doll can wear, as well as matching outfits for girls.
She can play with her doll while dressed in matching duds or read any of the American Girl books available.
For example, Addy is an American Girls doll who was designed to date from 1864.
For summer, you can get a cute baby doll set of flame-resistant PJs in pink.
If your daughter is an American Girls fan, she'll be over the moon to deck out her doll in a matching outfit.
Try Sugar Baby, a popular sweet melon, or Yellow Doll, a watermelon with yellow flesh.
Put a tutu-type doll dress on the jewelry tree.
Our Green House has dolls, doll houses, wooden swings, rattle balls, rainy day toys and puzzles from around the world.
An organic cotton baby doll can provide hours of fun and cuddle time for your child while protecting her from the chemicals and toxins so often found in conventional toys.
You child will confide in the doll as well as practice important social skills as she grows and develops.
Pretend play allows children to practice being adults in a safe environment and they will often mimic the behavior of their parents with the doll.
Hospitals sometimes will help a sick child deal with illness by showing her how to care for her doll like it had the same illness.
The residues from these substances can be found in the cotton fibers that make up the fabric and filling of the doll.
Considering how much time you child might spend in close contact with her cotton doll, this can create a significant health risk.
Finding an organic cotton baby doll for your child is not too difficult.
If the tag has been removed or is unreadable, you can feel pretty safe using the following procedure to clean the doll.
A little cider vinegar in the rinse water will help deodorize the doll and kill bacteria.
Not only would they look fabulous with an accompanying red bra, but they would also look divine under a red baby doll or teddy.
Whether you like baby doll styles, embellishment, swing styles, spaghetti-strap or prints and patterns, there's a huge selection of fashionable shirts available.
Other features to look for in plus size baby doll lingerie are things like adjustable straps, and padded underwire designs to help you not just look good but to feel totally comfortable.
Pair your capri tights with a big sweater or baby doll top, or wear them under your mini skirt.
The baby doll dress is the t-shirt of dresses.
Typically baby doll dresses are knee-length and made from cotton or a blend.
The sweater dress is a variation of the baby doll dress, with heavier cotton material suitable for fall and winter.
The babydoll style is also making a comeback, so strut your stuff in a trendy plus size baby doll tunic worn over a denim pencil skirt or dressy black slacks.
For something more wild, the Princess Cut Lace Baby Doll set features a babydoll with underwire cups and adjustable straps and a matching robe with lacy tulip cuffs on the sleeves.
Special effects contact lenses are available with a prescription to give you the look you want, from wide-eyed doll to demon with a blank white stare.
Once the grenade is within a decent blast radius of the opponent, its ribcage light then turns red and blasts them with a blinding white light that sends the opponent falling down rag doll physics style.
The basic goal of each version is to win the approval of the doll you makeover.
She was originally created by Shadoloo to be a soulless doll for assassination purposes.
With so many vintage dolls on the market today, what makes a doll collectible?
Popularity of the doll with collectors will also make a doll collectible.
Many collectors collect a particular doll because of the craftsmanship.
Other collectors focus on fashion clothing or materials used in the construction of the doll.
A Barbie doll or Liddle Kiddle collector will concentre on dolls made by the manufacturer, Mattel.
For all collectors of vintage dolls, the most important aspect of doll collecting is quality.
A good quality doll in excellent condition can command the highest price, while a similar doll in poor condition can be worth next to nothing.
Original clothing and packaging will also increase the value of your doll.
It can be difficult for new doll collectors to evaluate and price dolls.
It is important to get a good price guide to help you identify and evaluate your doll.
A doll that is still in the box will be worth more than a doll that has obviously been played with and has rubs, cracks or missing accessories.
Compare your doll to the same doll in one of the price guides.
Compare your doll with dolls on eBay, Ruby Lane, and other online sources.
A price guide will often list the value of a doll still in the box.
If your doll is not in the box, it is probably worth about 50% less than book value.
Vintage and collectible dolls can be found at antique stores, doll shows, and many other local venues.
Many enthusiasts spend endless hours at doll conventions and hunting for favorite dolls at antique stores.
A doll collection is a passion that can be enjoyed for generations.
Doll collectors in the know are familiar with Madame Alexander baby dolls, as well as the Cissy doll and numerous others.
Doll collectors seem to gravitate towards these dolls because of their cherubic faces and the beautiful outfits that the dolls are dressed in.
If they were lucky, a special Madame Alexander baby doll, a.k.a.
The original Pussycat doll is a 14" doll with soft vinyl head, arms and legs with a cloth body.
Luckily, the Madame Alexander Doll Company operates a doll hospital to help care for dolls that may need repair after a particularly vigorous journey.
The Activity Babies set of 2007 includes a baby doll in your choice of color and a bath set.
Baby Bliss is a cute baby doll that looks like it needs a cuddle by a sweet little girl.
Beatrice, this year's doll, comes with a pink outfit, bunny baby rattle and a bottle of disappearing milk.
Other dolls in this collection include the Hearts-a-Flutter doll and Feeding Baby.
The Madame Alexander Doll Company also has a complete line of Sweet Baby Nursery accessories that include everything you would need for an active nursery.
These dolls vary in price from approximately $60 to $100 in the U.S. They can be purchased online or at your favorite doll retailer.
Dolls may also be purchased from fellow collectors, on eBay or at Madame Alexander Doll Club conventions.
The Madame Alexander Kitten Doll, introduced in 1961, has become one of the most highly sought after vintage dolls in the Baby Dolls series.
Manufactured by The Madame Alexander Doll Company, the Kitten Doll was meant to be used as a play doll and was less expensive than the more elaborately designed and dressed display dolls sold by the company.
There were several styles and sizes of the now vintage Kitten Dolls made by the Madame Alexander Doll Company in the early 1960s.
The Madame Alexander Kitten Doll is 18 inches tall, with fat rosy pink cheeks and a beautiful, facial expression.
This doll was available with blue, gray or green eye color.
The average selling price for a Kitten Doll in mint condition, without original clothes, at online auction sites is approximately $85.00.
The Madame Alexander Company also produced a 24 inch version of the Kitten Doll which was sold in 1961.
The larger sized doll was the same as the 18 inch version except for the size.
When the doll was placed on its stomach it made a crying sound.
The Littlest Kitten Doll is an eight inch vinyl doll which was introduced in 1960.
This Madame Alexander baby doll has appreciated more in value then most of the other collectible dolls from the Baby Dolls series.
In mint condition, a Littlest Kitten doll is priced at approximately $225 at online collector doll sites.
Measuring 14 inches in length, The Lively Kitten Doll has a cloth body with vinyl arms and legs.
On the middle of her back is a knob that turns to make the doll's head wiggle and turn similar to a Thumbelina doll.
The Mama Kitten Doll was also introduced in 1961.
Also introduced in 1961 was a Kitten Doll that sucked her thumb.
The 18 inch doll had very realistic features including tiny curved toes.
The original Kitten Doll clothing will always have a tag sewn on to the item.
Each Madame Alexander kitten doll also came with a hang tag on her wrist.
The Kitten Doll is just one of the many beautiful dolls in the Baby Doll series by Madame Alexander dolls.
The beauty of antique Victorian porcelain doll heads shows the skilled craftsmanship of doll designers of that era in history.
Doll heads are generally referred to as china or bisque, both of which are made of porcelain.
Some doll collectors, and many people who don't collect dolls, refer to all doll heads of the Victorian era as porcelain.
In truth, all the doll heads are made from porcelain with the following differences.
Parian doll heads are white with a matte finish.
Bisque doll heads are made from unglazed porcelain that has been tinted.
China doll heads are made from porcelain that is finished by coating it with a shiny glaze.
The dolls manufactured during the years of the Victorian era, approximately 1837 to 1901, are popular with doll collectors for their beauty and often looked upon as true works of art.
One way to tell the age of a china head doll fairly accurately is by the hair style.
Generally doll heads that have curls at the neck or the hair is flat on the top with sausage curls around the head were made about 1840.
Doll heads that have curls that are very short or have a molded headband were made about 1850.
Doll hair that is molded in a chignon style was made about 1860.
Victorian doll heads were made to reflect the hair style that was popular at the time the heads were manufactured.
Most of the doll heads of this type were made in Germany.
Unfortunately, there are many of these glazed porcelain doll heads that do not have any maker's marks.
Around 1880 many manufacturers began selling the doll heads separately enabling the doll body to be made by the owner.
Produced from 1840 until after the First World War, this type of doll increased in popularity significantly around 1860.
Although many of the bisque dolls were produced in France, the doll heads were often manufactured in Germany.
This allowed them to create doll head molds with elaborate hairstyles.
Many of the earlier porcelain doll heads are represented along with new information associating certain heads to the proper manufacturer.
Each type of antique Victorian porcelain doll head has its own unique beauty and charm.
Imagine a little Victorian girl pretending to bake cookies like her mother or playing house with her favorite doll.
Made from delicate French silk, gorgeous interwoven straw and elegant pressed wool, antique doll hats are an important part of a doll's beautiful finery.
Doll collectors consider dolls made before approximately 1930 to be antique dolls.
Without the original doll clothing it is often extremely difficult to tell when the German bisque doll was actually manufactured.
Dolls that were created prior to that were usually carved from wood by a craftsman that also painted the doll's features and costumed it.
Antique doll clothes, hats, shoes and accessories are highly sought after by doll collectors as well as those that collect the lovely antique garments themselves.
For doll collectors knowing the type of doll and its manufacturer are important to insure that the doll's clothing, hat and accessories are as true as possible to the original styles used when the doll was made.
Antique dolls were made in many different sizes and their hats were sized according to the style and dimensions of the doll.
For example, a tiny wool tam is perfect for a small Bebe or all bisque German or French cabinet doll, while a large silk hat looks great on a 30 inch Tete Jumeau.
Always try to match the correct size and style hat to the type and dimensions of the doll.
Various styles of doll hats have wires around the outer edge to hold the hat's shape and to allow the hat to be posed in the best position.
Hats for French fashion dolls look best when sitting tipped downward placed forward on the doll's head or set on an angle.
A stunning doll hat from the 1800s is made from interwoven natural straw.
A bonnet made of French silk with ruffled tiers and silk embroidery is made for a larger size doll.
Miniature versions of the hats worn by the ladies and children of the times, antique doll hats offer a glimpse of fashion in earlier times.
When a collectible, be it a doll, collectors plate, statue, game, or other item is retired it means that the company will not make it any more.
For example if you are looking at a retired doll you should be sure that it has the entire original costume.
For almost nine decades, the Alexander Doll Company has created Madame Alexander dolls that have won the hearts of little girls and adult collectors everywhere.
Growing up living above her father's doll hospital in Brooklyn, New York, she developed a strong love of dolls as she played with the ones waiting for repairs at the hospital.
The first doll she created was a Red Cross nurse and Madame hired neighborhood people to help her make them.
Founding the Alexander Doll Company in 1923, she introduced cloth dolls representing popular characters of fictional works, nursery rhymes and famous people of the times.
These early dolls include the Dionne Quintuplets, the first dolls manufactured representing living people, and the highly sought after original Scarlett O'Hara doll modeled on the character from Gone with the Wind.
The Madame Alexander Scarlet O'Hara was the first doll ever made based on a licensed character.
During the years of World War II, doll production was greatly limited, and in many cases completely stopped, due to various supplies that were in short supply.
After the end of World War II doll production at the Alexander Doll Company resumed and the company was one of the first to make dolls using a revolutionary new material of the times, plastic.
During these years, the Alexander Doll Company released many dolls that today are among the favorites of vintage doll collectors.
Most Madame Alexander doll collectors consider vintage dolls those made before 1973.
Madame Alexander doll collectors are passionate about their hobby as they lovingly search for the next charming and irresistible member of their collection.
Artists skillfully handcraft each doll paying special attention to the delicate painted facial features, exquisite costumes and beautiful hairstyles.
In business for almost nine decades, the Alexander Doll Company created more than 7,000 types of Madame Alexander dolls and currently produces 400 different kinds of dolls each year.
While some Madame Alexander collectors add dolls to their collections based solely on a doll's individual visual appeal, many others limit their selections to specific types of dolls.
If the doll is not in mint condition in its box, known as MIB, or in excellent condition wearing its wrist tag intact, the value of the doll is greatly diminished.
Madame Alexander collectors know the importance of the doll's original clothing.
Since many different dolls were produced using a small number of face molds, it is the doll's costuming that defines its character.
If a doll does not have its wrist tag or original box, without its original clothing it is often almost impossible to tell the doll's original character.
In 1953, Madame Alexander introduced the ever-popular eight-inch hard plastic Wendy Ann doll, also known as Wendy-kin and Alexander-kin.
The Madame Alexander Doll Club, or MADC, is an independent organization with thousands of members worldwide.
Invitations to the annual Madame Alexander Doll Club Convention held each summer - The convention lasts four days and includes special events such as seminars, workshops and exhibits.
For the most part, the dolls made by the Alexander Doll Company, with their elaborate clothing and gorgeous accessories, are shelf dolls.
This means the lovely collectible dolls were not intended to be a child's play toy but rather as a beautiful doll to display on a shelf.
That is the main reason why there are so many beautiful vintage dolls in excellent condition for Madame Alexander doll collectors to enjoy today.
Many retired Madame Alexander dolls have a special place of honor on the shelves of doll collector's everywhere.
The originality of Madame Alexander dolls lies in the exquisitely detailed artistry of the doll's faces, the beautifully coifed hairstyles and the gorgeous costumes.
Due to the sheer number of different dolls produced by the company since their founding in 1923, doll collectors often find it difficult to choose from the many beautiful retired Madame Alexander dolls.
However, there are also collectors that purchase a doll simply because of its beauty or individual charm.
When a doll is retired, it means it is no longer in production.
Sometimes people new to the world of doll collecting have the misconception that retired dolls must be a certain age or manufactured prior to a certain date.
In truth, a doll can be retired the same year it is released.
Meticulously crafting each doll, the artists work to ensure the high quality standards of the company.
First released in 1955, Cissy is an adult bodied fashion doll measuring a full 21 inches high.
The doll also had lovely accessories including high heels, jewelry and hats.
The 21-inch Cissy doll sold for four years before it was retired.
In 1957, Madame Alexander introduced a smaller version of the popular fashion doll named Cissette.
The smaller doll was made completely of hard plastic, whereas the larger version had a hard plastic body, head and legs with vinyl arms.
The Alexander Doll Company reissued both of these high fashion dolls in later years.
The Internet offers doll collectors many opportunities to find retired dolls.
Doll's eye reflex can be noted with the infant supine (lying on the back) and slowly turning the head to either side.
Or in play this same child might act out abusive experience by hitting or screaming at a doll that symbolizes the child.
An abused or wounded child might not communicate the experience verbally but may be able to use an anatomically correct doll to show what happened.
If, when the observer assesses that child, the child lays a doll face down on the table, the observer interprets this act as parenting behavior.
On the other hand, if the observer believes the child is angry and hostile, when this child is observed laying the doll face down on the table, the observer may interpret the action as aggression.
Instead, the parent might indicate the part or parts of the body that are to be "fixed," using a doll or stuffed animal.
The hairs of a pet or doll or the fibers of an inanimate object, such as sweater, may be pulled as well.
Anyone looking for the perfect gift for a young girl can consider a plush musical ballerina doll as a sure recipe for gift-giving success.
Green Tree makes a beautiful plush ballerina doll that plays the music to Swan Lake, and nods along to the music.
Clad in purple and pearls, this is a delicate ballerina doll.
Ballerina Gifts offers the same purple doll, as well as a similarly dressed doll in white, and one in pink.
For fans of The Nutcracker, this fresh-faced ballerina doll is a great gift.
The transplanted hair certainly grew, but it was arranged in individual plugs, similar to the hair on a doll's head, and was very obvious.
Done poorly, it looked like the hair on a doll's head.
Another easy way to make a birthday card is to cut a small paper doll chain, and then decorate as desired before adding to your card.
In fact, kids can complete the project themselves by following along with the LoveToKnow Origami How to Make a Paper Doll Chain tutorial.
Whether you like wearing T-shirts, baby doll tops, or silk blouses, pay careful attention to the neckline.
Just as the name suggests, you can wear this glamorous maternity dress at least 6 different ways including halter neck, baby doll, one shoulder, cap sleeve, cowl neck, and more.
Rachel Pally's designs for pregnancy include a stunning long-sleeved baby doll dress with a V-neck.
The site features patterns for cloth and fabric dolls, plus links to many more doll making and doll related websites.
Some of their treasures include holiday projects, kitchen projects, and homemade doll projects.
Whether you're sewing with children or are just looking for a simple afternoon project, basic cloth doll sewing patterns can give you the guidance you need to create a special friend for a special child.
This adorable little boy doll is a great first project for a child.
Adults can make things a little more challenging and detailed by embroidering on the face of the doll.
Print out the sewing pattern for the boy rag doll, and cut out the pattern pieces.
Choose one body piece to be the front of the doll, and embroider or paint a face on the head portion.
Sew around the entire body, leaving only a small area open on the side for turning the doll.
Trim the doll's hair and style as desired.
Thread the elastic through the casing and adjust it to fit the doll.
You can work together to create this doll, which she'll treasure almost as much as the memories you make sewing it.
Print the free pattern for the girl doll and her clothes, and cut out the pattern pieces.
Select one of the body pieces to be the doll's front.
Cut dozens of eight-inch-long yarn pieces to make the doll's hair.
Start at the nape of the doll's neck, and work your way up in rows about an inch apart, leave a quarter inch all the way around the outside of the head.
Leave a small opening to turn the doll right side out.
Turn her right side out and stuff the doll to the desired firmness.
Arrange the doll's hair so it falls evenly.