Friday, December 18, 2009

How Can I Help You?

Hello everyone,

I'm putting together business goals for 2010.  I've gone back over my blog to see what was good and what needs improvement and I can see a lot of room for growth.  But the biggest question I need to ask is how can I help you?  What is it that you would look for from a doll clothing and accessory company?  Would you like to see sales?  Is there something you would like to see in the product line?  How do you like this blog and what would you like to see here?

I'm really interested in your input so please drop me a line! 

In the meantime, I'm wishing those who celebrate a wonderful Christmas and to all the Happiest of New Year's!!

Love and Blessings!


  1. I love your blog. Sales are always nice. I love hearing from your adorable business partner, too.

    From what I can tell, your target market is currently limited to 18-inch American Girl-type doll enthusiasts. Join forums geared toward those dolls or seek out other avenues that will allow you to reach your target market.

    It would be nice if your line included clothing fashioned for other dolls. Is there a seamstress in your local area without the ability to sell online who is willing to make fashions for you to sell on commission? Doll patterns can be purchased for as little as $5 each at some websites and can be used over and over. I am always interested in new fashions for Helen Kish size dolls to 16-inch fashion models like those made by Robert Tonner. Check out the variety of patterns at this URL:

    Doll Castle News has offered a very affordable 3-month ad (in the past) for web merchants. Contact Dennis (Diana Vining's hubby) for more details. Email me for his contact information or email Diana.

    Variety is the spice of life!

  2. Hi Margaret,

    I'm new to your blog and funny enough, I used to work for a ceramic doll company many moons ago called Playhouse. I used to travel to the doll and craft shows and their manufacturing plant in Colorado - it was interesting. I don't even know if that company is still in business.

    I am not a doll fact friends fussed at me for letting my daughter play with a Barbie collectible.

    I would love to have a nice doll or two that I can protect and preserve for my daughter so that she may one day pass it on to her daughter. My question is, how do I bring such a pretty, fun and interesting looking toy into the house and convince my four-year-old that she is not to be played with?

    Continued success!


  3. Thanks for joining my blog Kitara, it's nice to see you here. It's a great idea to have some collectible dolls for your daughter! My daughter and granddaughter will inherit quite a few. What I suggest is to get your daughter some inexpensive play dolls to "balance" the collectibles. This way she will have some to play with, and some to look at. I started my daughter young and she knows the difference and will not "debox" the look at ones. She will LOVE her play dolls though! LOL!

    Toys R Us has a nice selection of diverse play dolls. Recently our company has started carrying Madame Alexander play dolls as well.

    Good luck with finding the right dolls for your daughter!