My name is Ruth, I’m a recent – how the time flies! – transplant to a small town in Iowa, having lived here for the past
six nine years. I’ve been collecting dolls of all ages ever since I learned that a mere mortal could actually own these wonderful pieces of history, but my main passion is composition dolls from the 1920s and ’30s.
My goal when I receive a well-loved doll is never to make them perfect or like new. For example, I don’t own an airbrush. To me, completely airbrushing a doll would be like stripping and refinishing a fine antique piece of furniture. (I can hear those twin brothers on “Antiques Roadshow” throwing up their hands in horror.) When it comes to dolls, I would be their triplet.
When I repair them their history still shows. And when I make dresses for them, I use old fabrics and trims and even make little leather shoes to match. I make patterns myself for each little girl and use them only once, and I let the doll herself tell me what they want to wear. I’ve sold dolls under the names “adamsmom1” and “magic_elizabeth” on ebay and they did quite well.
Throughout my life I’ve frequently been told that I’d be a good writer. Why not combine two of my loves, writing and dolls? This series of books is all about restoring. Restoring love, restoring life, restoring dolls, and most of all, restoring the Magic of Childhood.
Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you!