Cover Image Property of Special Interest Publications
Annual 1991:Premiere Issue
TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The Story of a Father's Love:
    RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY
         by Carole Shelley Yates
  • Heirlooms to Make and Give with Love:
    FOREVER YOURS
         Designed by Tess Boernke
  • TINY DOLLS:
    As Precious and Sweet as Can Be
         Designs by Paddy Crawford
  • CLOWNING AROUND
         Designs by Tess Boernke
  • MARTY MASCHINO:
    And Her Attic Babies
         by Carole Shelley Yates
  • CAROLINE and DANNY:
    Paper Playmates to Cut Out and Color
         Designed by Mary Engelbreit
  • BELOVED RAG DOLLS
         Designs by Robin Rice
  • LITTLE BROTHERS AND SISTERS
         Designs by Jude Martin
  • A CHILD'S WORLD:
    Dolls from Many Lands
         Designs by Tess Boernke
  • BONUS FULL-SIZE PATTERN
  • PATTERNS, KITS, AND NOTIONS
  • ENCHANTING DOLLS TO COLLECT
  • WIN A STENCILED DOLL, AMANDA LOUISE!
  • INDEX
  • Preview Page
  • Basic Embroidery Stitches
  • Friendship Dolls

Magazine Title: Better Homes and Gardens Creative Ideas: Dollmaker
Editor: ;
Publication Frequency: Annual
Began Publication: January 15, 1991
Ended Publication: Unknown, also have the 1992 issue
Published by: Special Interest Publications, Magazine Group of Meredith Corp., Des Moines, IA
Average Page Count: 144
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISSN: Unknown

NOTE: ALL COVER IMAGES THIS PAGE ARE PROPERTY OF
PUBLISHER, but scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: Creative Ideas is currently a magazine put out by Lowe's - you know, the hardware/lumber/appliance superstore chain. So I guess it's not an arts-n-crafts magazine any more! I know this because I had intended to put a link in this review for those people who wanted to investigate getting a subscription. This annual is a supplement to the original Creative Ideas magazine published by the Better Homes and Gardens people, which I'll now have to research when they stopped publishing. It's a shame. If you really love rag dolls, this isn't a bad magazine to hunt down. It has a lot of different patterns and suggestions for personalizing them to your tastes. They are bound into the magazine, but none of them are on the fold at least. It is square bound, which means breaking the spine if you want a good photocopy of the patterns.

Anyone with more information about this publication, or has issues to donate or sell, can contact me through My Contact Page.



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