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Lisa Pybus


February 2012 Issue 29 | ÂŁ4.95

Best Beloved Doll Art


Baby Jody from The Cradle

Featuring: From The Cradle to your arms


to Issue 1 of Discovering Dolls & Crafts Magazine! Discover Dolls Past, Present and Future It is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce you to Discovering Dolls and Crafts, the new face of Discover Dolls Magazine. This is the first magazine not produced by me, but by the new owner, Lisa Pybus. Discover Dolls Magazine began as an idea back in early June 2005 when I was heavily pregnant with my first daughter Lyla. At the time I owned a small doll shop and was reviewing my advertising spend. I advertised in the old Doll Magazine on a regular basis, and although I wasn’t happy removing my presence from the publication, I did wonder how much benefit it actually brought me. The magazine was not focused on the niche of reborn dolls, and I set about putting some ideas and suggestions together for their editorial team to see if I could try and help bring more reborn artists and collectors onto the scene. I came up with many potential articles and was so excited about the information that I had gathered, that the concept of setting up my own magazine was born. Over the next few weeks I contacted a local magazine printer, and a graphic artist and began planning and costing in earnest. Issue 1 of Discover Dolls was released in November 2005. I can still remember walking to the post office, my Silver Cross pram piled high with issues of Discover Dolls, and 3 month old Lyla in the sling! Over the last six years, Discover Dolls has not been just about the magazines. In 2007 we launched our very first Doll Show, bringing in doll collectors and artists from all over the world.The shows have been a phenomenal success and have grown and developed along with the magazine. Under the Discover Dolls banner I have also produced a number of products including a limited edition collectible doll, a kit for reborning, vinyl and resin mini dolls, and even our own range of china mugs! However, despite the growth and diversification of Discover Dolls, and indeed the growth of my own family (I now have three daughters!) the business has remained a one man band. The point has now come where all the separate parts of Discover Dolls can’t be run by one person, and so I have made the decision to sell on the magazine aspect of the business to Lisa Pybus, who not only has experience of running her own magazine, but has been invaluable help to me with Discover Dolls over the last few years. Lisa will take the magazine, now re branded Discovering Dolls and Crafts to new heights as she will be focusing on the project entirely. I will continue to run Discover Dolls shows throughout the year in Brentwood, Peterborough and Cheshire and will be concentrating efforts on making the shows bigger and better than ever. I do not feel this is goodbye from me in terms of the magazine, I will continue to work with Lisa and write and submit articles, and continue to attend as many doll shows as we can! I would like to thank everyone I have worked with over the years of producing Discover Dolls Magazine, there have been highs and lows, but in all I have met some amazing and talented people and made some wonderful friends. Discover Dolls Magazine was not the start of my journey into the doll world, and moving on from it is certainly not the end! I am extremely proud of all 28 of the magazines that I have produced over the last six and a half years, and am very excited about working with Lisa to continue the success through Discovering Dolls and Crafts. I look forward to remaining involved in the Doll Community for many years to come, and to seeing everyone at the shows and events across the UK. Cathy Read

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Subscriptions: For details of how to subscribe to Discovering Dolls & Crafts, please see our subscriptions page on page 49 Back Issues: For details of how to purchase Back issues please see our list of stockist on page 48 Advertising: To advertise in Discovering Dolls & Crafts please see our website at or contact Lisa Pybus on +44(0)1933 225701 or by email at Editorial Contributions: We welcome contributions from our readers in the form of articles, letters and suggestions. Submitted photo’s by post to: 9 Burford Way, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 2JF Please note, we can only be returned where a SAE is provided. While the information given is deemed to be correct at the time of going to print, no responsibility can be taken by Discovering Dolls & Crafts for any errors or omissions. Please also note the views and opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the Discovering Dolls & Crafts editorial and production team. No part of this magazine can be reproduced for any purpose without written permission from the publisher.

Discovering Dolls & Crafts 9 Burford Way, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 2JF Contact: Landline: +44(0)1933 225701 Mobile: +44(0)7703 569773 Graphic Design: Design Resolution | February 2012 Issue 1 | 3

Classifieds Margot – Solid silicone, sculpted Gerry – reborn from Kadence by

Denise Pratt. Gerry has ¾ limbs, open blue eyes, measures 16in and weighs 2lb 3oz. £150 + shipping. For more details and photos contact

Cissie – reborn from Zoe Kit, Cissie has ¾ limbs, finest Slumberland mohair, measures 17 inches and weighs 3lb 4oz. £150 + shipping. For more details and photos contact

Reborn Baby Girl by Lisa Dawson.

Hand rooted with Premium curly blonde mohair, with 3/4 Arms and legs. She is 22” long and is wearing Sarah Louise dress and pants, with knitted layette. £295 inc P & P call 01487 812964 and leave a message.

Reese by Andrea Arcello

reborned by Stacey Haskins. Reese measures 19 inches and weighs 5lbs. This baby will be available for sale at the Down East Doll Show & Conference. If interested in adopting this baby online contact

Gunzel Resin. Rosie Leigh

was created specially for Brighton Doll Festival 2007 by Hildegard Gunzel. Ltd Ed 150. £180. See website for full details

Krista by Linda Murray

reborn by Judy Gray from Kisses from Heaven Nursery. Krista weighs 6 1/2lbs and measures 20 inches. Krista has blue eyes, blonde curly micro rooted hair. £295. For more information contact 01724 782876

and poured by Ros Johnson in pure platinum cure, painted and rooted by Tracey Nelson-Turner with realistic skin tones and soft baby fine hair. Margot is 17inches and weighs 4lb 30z, £600 plus shipping. For more details and photos contact

Elin Fairy by Adrie Stoete handpainted and dressed in handmade costume by Ceinwen Clarke, Elin measures 26 inches tall and comes with her own stand. Elin has an armature enabling her to be gently posed. Elin has glass eyes and is wigged. Handmade wings afficed with an earth magnet. £150 + shipping. Contact

Serah reborn from brand new full torso sculpt by Adrie Stoete. Micro rooted with slumberland chocolate brown mohair, measuring 19 inches, weighing 5lb 7oz. £250. For further details contact

Turnip Mouse

Precious Dreams Baby Ella,

a One of a Kind Sculpture by Ruth Annette, Ella measures 17inches and is sculpted based on the proportions of a beautiful 34 week preemie. £750.00 ono contact

Hand sculpted by Lacey Michelle of Oddly Sweet Dolls from air dry clay, painted with artists paints, crackled and stained for an antiqued look. She stands approx. 10 inches tall with a removable scarf. $59.00 + shipping. Contact

Joanna – Reborned from Sienna by Joanna Gomes sculpt by Sherry Albi, Joanna measures 19 inches in length and weighs 8lb 5oz. Joanna comes with an anatomically correct tummy plate. For more information contact | February 2012 Issue 1 | 51

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