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Thread: So if you could only pick one of your hobbies...

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    Super Member sharoney's Avatar
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    Your dolls are beautiful- But to be honest, I think they look more like collector dolls than dolls to play with.
    You should go to a site like Etsy, look at the doll-sellers, see what they are offering, and how much. You can also look at each individual seller's sales- not how much they sold for, but click on where it says 22 sales, or 50 sales, whatever the number is, and you can see what they've sold and how long they've been selling- that should help you at least some.
    And quilting wins for me, hands down. I make dolls, too-

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    Quote Originally Posted by judith ann
    If I could pick it would be doll making.
    I oil paint cloth dolls and love everything about it. Because I also love quilts I make doll quilts so get to have the best of both hobbies.
    As for selling dolls that is another issue.
    I have sold dolls in the past. Simple play dolls or simple dolls for decoration. They were popular then but not so much now.
    There will always be a few doll lovers/collectors. I am 65 and still love dolls and doll quilts.
    judy j
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    I love your dolls, esp the Betsey Ross doll! They're beautiful!

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    At our annual community craft fair the booths that sell Barbie doll clothes are always busy. They sell fast. I have bought them for my granddaughters. Barbies are the only dolls they play with.

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    Love the Barbie clothes. I still have my Barbie from 1958. I have her out on my dresser and dress her in holiday/seasonal outfits throughout the year. Several of my friends now do the same with their favorite dolls! It was really hard finding dresses done in holiday prints and I finally had a lady who sewed and sold Barbie clothes at craft fairs make some for me. For Halloween she even made a little mask. She said she sold a lot of them after people saw the ones she made for me!

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    I love your dolls, esp the Betsey Ross doll! They're beautiful![/quote]
    Thanks again.
    For those that are not familiar with the antique cloth dolls. There are sites that tells about them. I try my best to achieve the look of the antique dolls.
    http://www.bookstopshere.com/publica...lls4-29-04.pdf

    http://sympletymes.blogspot.com/2009...n-pringle.html

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    When I was a kid, my mom made dolls for her three daughters and made them with hair and eyes to match each girl. We loved these dolls and they might sell if you could personalize them for gifts for people. I don't know. Never been good at selling my work. Always give it away. I do know that doll clothes are harder to make than people clothes because of the size. Good luck at whatever you do. I will keep on at my quilting. ;)

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    Great toes! Quilting, painting, reading - hmmm. Don't know...

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    YES!!!! I'm sure there's a market. About 20 years ago I made cloth dolls and got the greatest compliment when someone broke into a car and stole the doll I made. Kind of creepy, but they must have really liked it! YOUR DOLLS ARE SO VERY WONDERFUL!

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