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From: krilliekat
Date: 11-03-2003, 09:19 AM (1 of 5)
I really want to dress a couple of dolls for a friend's children. I had no idea they were so expensive though! If I bought nice used ones and then made the cute outfits, would that be tacky? (the used part). I want to do a baby doll and a fancy heirloom doll. I have some really fine faux fur scraps to make a really cool fur cape, muff and hat set for a fancy doll. DO you know of anywhere I could get new dolls for under 10 dollars?
Mommy to Seth and Matthew
User: krilliekat
Member since: 08-28-2003
Total posts: 7
From: Aimee S
Date: 11-03-2003, 10:46 AM (2 of 5)
I dont think it is tacky at all the used part. You are putting in time to make the gift.
The more you disaprove, the more fun I am having!
User: Aimee S
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 488
From: MaryW
Date: 11-03-2003, 12:36 PM (3 of 5)
It is the receiver who might have a different idea. Some would think it is fine, others are uncomfortable with the idea.

Try your local discount stores, I'm sure they are out there somewhere.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 11-03-2003, 06:34 PM (4 of 5)
I don't know where you live. If you are in the southern US, if there is a Plej's in your area, I have bought a precious heirloom looking doll for $10.00 several times there.. Especially before Christmas, they have more things like that.. Plej's is a discount linens store chain . They also carry a few kitchen items, and like I said a few gift items at Christmas time..I even got a doll with blonde hair and brown eyes for GD to match her coloring.. (they are hard to find, let me tell you) :bg: :bg:
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: stitchmd
Date: 11-03-2003, 07:12 PM (5 of 5)
The outfits you're describing sound like wonderful gifts in themselves. Why not ask the parents if you could borrow a doll or two the kids already have, or see if someone else could lend you the same type of doll as a fitting model.
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
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