1. in fact going to the convention is therapeutic , not only that it will be fun to meet my friends there, but I will certainly live long enough to go back again next year 🙂 lol
    thanks again Simon for this so gentle article . the doll world, surrounded by wonderful friends is my all life

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      No problem! I am counting down the days until September 😉

  2. What a fantastic article Simon! Looking back at my childhood it was pretty clear that I’d become an adult doll collector. I loved creating stories and now dolls give more dimension to those stories. Also, I love comming here and sharing my dolls with people that don’t think I’m some kind of weirdo twenty-something that plays with dolls.


    PS. I’m a little bit jelous of Dom’s huge doll place, but in a good way.

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      Thank you, darling! Yes being able to share our interest in a safe and nurturing way is very important and something I set out to create when I started DollObservers 🙂

  3. I love that there’s a large doll community out there, and that it’s not filled with silent individuals who are too afraid to say “I like dolls and I play with them!”.

    I’ve just found the site here, going to check around. I don’t have that many dolls, but I have *so many outfits* and I’m seriously considering whether or not it’s time to build a house for all of them.

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      Glad you found us! Have fun looking around and let me know if you need any help 🙂

  4. Nice article!!

    Dom is also always sharing her creativity with all of us, which I appreciate it. I only have few ‘big’ dolls and Dom’s ideas are always welcome.

    Simon, I can tell you that I never stopped playing with dolls except for a few years while I was in high school as I had a lot of assignments – not because I didn’t like dolls anymore. Then, while in college I played with my older cousins’ little girls every time I had a chance.

    Don’t know why but I just remembered that as kids, my sister and I had some cars (which were thought as toys for boys) and spend hours in our backyard ‘building’ roads and making ‘bridges’ for those cars. The only problem was that once we came back from lunch the chickens had destroyed our roads and we had to work on repairs – 🙂

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      I can just imagine the damage those chickens must have made, lol. I think we are all children at heart, the danger comes when you deny it or crush it.

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