Love and Dolly Hugs to You, Paper Doll
drawn by Diana Vining
“Love and Dolly Hugs To You” is much more than a paper doll. It is an outreach towards our beloved UFDC community. Artist Diana E. Vining has been creating paper dolls for collectors for over 20 years, and the greatest reward she has had is meeting countless wonderful friends in the doll collecting community. Many collectors have become friends and pen pals, and (as some of you may know) Diana will often sign her letters “Love and Dolly Hugs.” This paper doll is a Valentine for doll collectors everywhere, symbolizing Unity and Friendship, the very foundations of the United Federation of Doll Clubs. It is the artist’s hope that she will bring a warm smile to the many wonderful readers who are enjoying this issue of DOLL NEWS.
Vining, a paper doll artist and doll designer, has been using her God-given artistic ability ever since she can remember. She is a lifelong resident of New Jersey, but her paper dolls have found their way across the country, and beyond!
Vining’s paper dolls and other artwork are published in various doll collector magazines and newspapers, and are sold at collector shows and doll shops. They also delight guests at various luncheons and conventions as souvenirs, table favors, and decorations. Vining has designed Limited Edition dolls by Vogue, Madame Alexander, Lee Middleton, and Diamond Doll Designs. She conceptualized and designed Vogue Doll Company’s “Ginny Greetings” series, which features “Ginny” dolls for special occasions with matching doll-themed greeting cards. More recently, Vining has created paper doll coloring books (including the authorized “Color Me Ginny” paper doll book) geared towards adult collectors, but perfect for any age.
Diana Vining’s paper dolls, coloring books, greeting cards and other items can be found on her website, www.paperdollshoppe.com. She specializes in custom orders, from portrait paper dolls to personalized doll-themed favors for special events. If you or your doll club are looking for a special souvenir for your next event, you can visit her website, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org , or write to her at:
P.O. Box 667
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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