Category: Doll Makers

A Brief History of Barbie

  No matter if you’re young or old, male or female, everyone knows Barbie. Barbie was – and still is – a classic doll that many young kids owned and even collected.   Barbie was created to prove that women always have choices. Generally speaking, Barbies have always had hundreds of clothing options, hairstyles and… Read more »

New Dolls for a New Generation

Every generation has their own style, language and even their own title. For example, everyone knows the generation born between 1946 and the early 1960s are the Baby Boomers, while those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s are known as Millennials or Generation Y. Both of these generations have their own characteristics… Read more »

Madame Alexander Dolls

  If you are a beginner collector, you have heard the name Madame Alexander. And if you haven’t, you will. Madame Alexander Dolls were the first collectable dolls. These were created by Beatrice Alexander, an American entrepreneur who was the first in the business to create dolls based on living people. The first dolls were… Read more »

Collections by R. John Wright

There is always something exiting to find at GiGi’s Dolls for those who love to collect dolls of all kinds.  An incredibly popular artist that we would like to highlight on is R. John Wright. The award winning Winnie the Pooh collection that we have even includes Christopher Robin.  R John Wright has been creating… Read more »

Top 10 Doll Brands

For thousands of years, dolls have delighted the population. There are hundreds of doll brands to choose from when collecting. As one of the most precious heirlooms to pass down to younger generations, doll collections and not special just for their monetary value, but for their sentimental worth. Below you’ll find a list of the… Read more »

A Struggling Young Doll Maker’s Inspiring Journey

It’s always inspirational to see the passion a young person has for a hobby they love and enjoy. Their eyes are bright with the possibilities of where their unique creativity could take them. Arriel Turner, 15, of Baltimore, has an amazing talent for creating expressive dolls; each one is unique, decorated, and a true work… Read more »