Doll making is a very tricky business, and not for the faint of heart. You pour yourself into every creation, imbuing stitches with a sense of self to bring a character to life, or carefully sculpting with fingertips radiating inspiration and determination. The finest details and smallest artistic decisions come together to bring each individual piece to life. Sometimes the road is bumpy, and the journey is almost always long, but it is not lonely — join us in our celebration of the magical art of doll making. Inside these featured titles, you'll be able to meet huggable and loveable “softies,” sophisticated and spectacular art dolls, and primitive creations inspired by a bygone era. Find tips, techniques, and plenty of inspiration for your next friendly creation along the way.