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Top Artists of Collectible Life Like Realistic Dolls


When looking for a collectible doll, its helps to know who the artist is, how long they have been sculpting dolls, and what their product line is. There are many more talented artists out there creating beautiful dolls, but in this article I will list only 5 of the top artists of collectible dolls and some information about them and what type of dolls they create.

Linda Rick – The Doll Maker

Her story started many years ago in a little girl’s bedroom that was shared with her many dolls. She was very shy and so her treasured dolls offered conversation as she grew up. Linda’s mother was very artistic and taught her how to sew, knit and crochet at a young age. Linda groomed her dolls to her personal liking, redressing her dolls and creating new hairstyles for them. She added paint to their already perfect lips and trim and ribbons to their already adorable dresses, made them even better than one could imagine.

Linda started her business in 1990, calling the company The Doll Maker. She also has several other lines including, The Doll Maker & Friends, Key To My Heart, Lee Middleton Moments, & Precious Moments Dolls. In designing, Linda starts with a dream and then a vision of the entire look. The doll then often takes on a look all it’s own from Linda’s original concept. The doll then just comes to life with a distinct character…playful and fun, or elegant and graceful. Each design is from the heart and imagination of Linda, who indeed is feminine and frilly like her dolls.

Reva Shick – Lee Middleton Dolls

Reva grew up drawing and making paper dolls as a child and also remembers dressing the dolls in glamorous clothing. “We couldn’t afford dolls, so I had to make my own,” she says. Reva claims her creative ability is something inspired from above. She believes she has a God given talent because she cannot explain how the characteristics or expressions of the dolls face begin; they just tend to happen once she starts sculpting.

Reva and her doll sculpts have received numerous nominations and awards in 1998 for “Best New Doll” and “Best New Doll Artist” at the International Collectibles Exposition. She has continued to garner DOTY (Doll of the Year) Awards and Dolls Awards of Excellence for her beautiful doll creations. Since Reva joined with Middleton Doll, the industry and collectors alike recognized the magic of her sculpting.

Monika Peter- Leicht – Masterpiece Dolls

Monika started getting interested in dolls when a friend talked her into going to a stuffed-doll making class. She is a teacher, mother of 3, and has always loved children and babies. Their facial expressions have always fascinated her. In 1998 she visited her first class for doll reproductions, and ever since then she has been involved in the handcrafting of dolls. She says it is always a challenge for her to have the dolls as realistic and detailed as possible, because each doll has to be natural and lifelike.

She also believes that her creations are more than just dolls, they have little personalities, human moods and feelings – they can conquer the hearts of their adorers. Through creating dolls, she feels she has succeeded in harmonizing her love of children and her need for artistic creativity.

Pat Moulton – Many Doll Companies

Pat started her love for art at a very young age. The interest was always in the arts starting with drawing, oil painting, making bears, porcelain dolls, and finally sculpting. That is where I found my passion…in sculpting dolls.

She has been sculpting for 28 years, but only eight years ago that she started to sculpt babies. From then on it has been what she has loved the best. She has sculpted for Charisma Brands, Lee Middleton Dolls, & Paradise Galleries.

Laura Tuzio Ross – Masterpiece Dolls

Laura began her life as an artist at age 3. People and especially babies, have always been her passion and subject matter for all of her art.

She graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, where she majored in fashion illustration. In January of 2004 she discovered sculpting and a new career of creating life-like doll babies has become a dream come true for her. Her inspiration for all of her work has been her three beautiful daughters.

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2 More Pre-Order Lee Middleton Collectible Dolls Available Lovebird Twins


The newest Artist Studio Lee Middleton Lovebird Boy & Girl Twins arrived today and are ready for purchase.  These are limited edition dolls, so when they are gone, that means we won’t be getting any more in.  And I do mean very limited quantities.

These twins are so adorable and dressed in the cutest of outfits, the little Lovebird Girl in a little pink dress, and the little Lovebird Boy is dress in green overalls including a little baseball cap.

Both have precious little faces with blonde hair and blue eyes.  These would make a great addition to anyones collection.

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Playtime with Lee Middleton Doll Furniture


Lee Middleton has its very own line of Doll Furniture that fits perfectly with any of your Lee Middleton Dolls.  They also have lots of doll accessories for the “pretend” mommy to enjoy playing with.

Your little one can create a whole new world with all of the accessories and furniture Lee Middleton has to offer.  We have the Doll Crib with Canopy, Doll Cradle, Wooden Wardrobe Set, Doll Sleigh Bed and matching Bedding Set, and a matching lamp.  To set up the pretend kitchen, we have the refrigerator, stove, and table and chair set.

For those days you need to be on the go, let your little one play right along aside you with our wide range of Lee Middleton Doll accessories.  Need to feed the baby, try our Lee Middleton High Chair.  Try the Swing, the soft doll carrier, or the baby rocker to help pacify the baby.  When its time to be on the go, we have the cuddlepack to hold the baby, an adorable matching diaper bag, and a carriage/stroller combo to take your Lee Middleton doll along in style.

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Just In – New 2009 Lee Middleton Artist Studio Collectible – Bunny Hugs


Lee Middle Doll – Artist Studio Collectible – Bunny Hugs

I received a quite unexpected surprise today. My first shipment of the NEW 2009 of Lee Middleton Dolls arrived today. One of the newest dolls to arrive is the Artist Studio Collectible – Bunny Hugs. She is the first full infant made with extra soft vinyl skin. Her outfit is adorable. She looks so real!!

Check back here daily or just pop in and visit the store, because I am sure more new 2009 Lee Middleton Dolls will start arriving on a daily basis now.

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