A Cinderella's Dream

Sewing, Crafts & Embroidery for children and 18"Dolls.

                           Jr. Doll Collector Club

2015 - 2016


The Jr. Doll Club celebrated 10 years of doll collecting at our annual

"My Dolly and Me Tea Party".

We ended our doll time together with a splash as we took a dip in the pool after the tea party.

I am Smart

I am Strong

I am Beautiful

I am Spectacular

I am,

We are,

Doll Collectors!

You are a unique breed, and it's been my pleasure 

to share my love of dolls with you all for the last ten years.

Celebrate who you are no matter what others say!

 Our Doll Blog



                                What We Do

Girls and their sometimes parents too share their love of dolls.

It is our goal, as the girls share and describe their doll each month, their origin, and why they are special, that they will develop and build a healthy self esteem and a confidence in public speaking.

Doll Identification

Special Doll Programs each Month

Doll Fashions / Sewing

Doll Genre

Doll Eras:  Antiques, Vintage, and Modern Dolls

New Doll on the Market Today

Doll Artist and Doll Producers of Today

Doll Related Field Trips

Doll Books of the Month

Community Service

Doll Shows

Annual “My Dolly and Me Tea Party”



            Field Trip to The Doll Hospital - Old Town Spring

October 3, 2015 

Dr. Mary Ann talking to the girls about what she does and the patients she sees at the hospital. 




                 "New" on the Jr. Doll Club Book List

Photo Courtesy of  Amazon.com

I am Miss Kanagawa. In 1927, my 57 doll-sisters and I were sent from Japan to America as Ambassadors of Friendship. Our work wasn't all peach blossoms and tea cakes. My story will take you from New York to Oregon, during the Great Depression. Though few in this tale are as fascinating as I, their stories won't be an unpleasant diversion. You will make the acquaintance of Bunny, bent on revenge; Lois, with her head in the clouds; Willie Mae, who not only awakened my heart, but broke it; and Lucy, a friend so dear, not even war could part us. I have put this tale to paper because from those 58 Friendship Dolls only 45 remain. I know that someone who chooses this book is capable of solving the mystery of the missing sisters. Perhaps that someone is you. 



                                 Meet Cecile and Marie-Grace

   New from American Girl December 2011

These newfound friends from different worlds learn how to face anything together.


Sophie and Rose by Kathryn Lasky
Picture Courtesy of  Barnesandnoble.com

Loving a doll can be very beautiful, and this book has done a masterful job of depicting the sweet gentle love that Sophie has for her doll, Rose. Rose starts out old, a doll from her mother's and grandmother's girlhoods.



A is for Annabelle (1954 - ABC Doll Book / Out of Print) 




Changes For Addy - The American Girls Collection (1994) 

Picture Courtesy of Google.com




 The Apple Head Doll  - by Elisa Kleven (2007)

Picture Courtesy of Google.com, and Amazon.com





The Nutcracker - Retold by Gaby Goldsack


William's Doll   

by Charlotte Zolotow (1992)

Picture Courtesy of Google.com


 Amy's Doll 
by Barbara Brenner

     Young Amy gets the old-fashioned (bisque head/jointed composition body) doll of her dreams for her eighth birthday. Sarah Jane becomes her special child, afforded all the privileges of the one beloved doll. One winter day Sarah Jane is left outside after an adventure with the children. When Amy finds her again, Sarah Jane is in need of cleaning, restringing, and restoration. Thus begins her trip to the New York Doll Hospital. The black and white photographs in this book pricelessly capture the early 1960's.


Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words
Fancy Words Are Simply Fascinating!

From everyone's favorite fancy girl comes an alphabetical guide to enhancing vocabulary. Why say beautiful when    there are fancy words like gorgeous and glamorous? Instead of hello, try bonjour, which is French and so much fancier. An umbrella will keep you dry, but a parasol will make you feel like a Hollywood movie star!

With this helpful A-to-Z guide, Fancy Nancy shows that making plain words into fancy ones is not only educational, it's fun!

Picture and summary courtesy of google.com


 Fanny by Holly Hobbie

        All Fanny wants in the world is a Connie doll, but Mom says "NO!" But no one ever said she couldn't make one instead! With some scissors, glue, and her craft box in hand, Fanny sets out to replicate Connie, but it's Annabelle who is the result of her efforts. A little lopsided and a little unkempt, Annabelle turns out to be the companion Fanny has always wanted. Though at first her friends turn up their noses, in the end everyone learns that using your imagination and working with your own two hands can result in the best toy of all!   

Summary courtesy of Amazon.com 



The Runaway Dolls 

Ann M Martin, Laura Godwin, Brian Selznick 


Best friends Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft have stumbled upon 
an unexpected visitor, a new doll named Tilly May. She arrived in a mysterious package . . 
.but she looks so familiar. Could she be Annabelle’s long-lost baby sister? It'll take a
 runaway adventure to find out for sure. Are the dolls ready for life on the road?

Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin bring us the third book in this
enchanting trilogy
about some very brave dolls. 
(Picture courtesy of http://www.barnesandnoble.com
Tea for Ruby 
by Sarah Ferguson - The Duches of York 
    "As Ruby tells everyone about her invitation for tea with the Queen,
 family and friends remind her about how she should conduct herself."