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    • Alice in Wonderland
    • Karen in the Red Shoes
    • Red-Riding Hood
    • Little House in the Big Woods
    • Little Women
    • From Mother Goose
    • The Sound of Music
    • My Fair Lady
    • Rosalie
    • Ellen
    • Mayu
    • Shigeru & Chiko
    • Akko & Goro & Kenta
    • Midori & Oyuki
    • Prince of the Moon & Princess of the Flowers
    • The Wood Elves
    • Lost Angels
    • Fantasy
    • The Land of Unborn Babies
    • Nymph Ondeena
    • Puck, Who Works for the King of Spirits
    • Pippi Longstocking
    • Willful Lotta
    • The Gypsy fortune-Teller
    • The Witch of the New Moon
    • Aunt Hetty
    • Miss Brenda, a Teacher from Tennessee
    • At Home on a Rainy Day
    • Rapunzel with Golden Hair
    • Princess Elissa in the Moon Light
    • Royal Princess of the Stars
    • Madame Lilac in Her Own Color
    • John & Barbara
    • Mimi & Lulu & Popo
    • Princess from the Land of Bamboo
    • Glowing Sunset
    • Mitchi, the Hanging Doll
    • Rommy & Doron
    • Shirley
    • Let's Make "Hiji"

Title: The Collection of Stuffed Dolls from a Fancy World
Author: Kyoko Yaneyama
Publication Date: TPB:1983
Publisher: Ondorishi Publishers, Ltd., JAPAN
Page Count: 156
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/8" x 7 1/8"
ISBN: 0-87040-556-X

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating As with all Japanese doll pattern books I've seen to date, the pattern pieces are laid one on top of the other so that tracing can be difficult and you can forget simply blowing them up on a photocopy machine. Grainline is marked on the pieces but not the seam allowance and other markings are pretty minimal. There are great photographs of all the dolls, and a wide variety, though all have a very similar 'feel.'

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are really good in this book, even giving a pictorial step-by-step on constructing the basic doll pattern. They are more lavish with the illustrations than they are the written instructions.

SUMMARY- These are very charming dolls with very nice hand and foot(shoe) detail. I was disappointed that a doll-making book from Japan didn't have more Japanese themed dolls - particularly from their own rich collection of fairy tales. There were a few Japanese dolls, but for the most part this book caters to the Anglo-Saxon crowd.