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I want to get the girls some nice dollhouse dolls. I currently have the PlanToys dolls and they are pretty crappy. I really like the Evi Dolls, but I am wondering how they hold up? Where did you get your child's dollhouse dolls? If you made them, what were your resources? (I am competent with a sewing machine & needle/thread, but not a knitter.) TIA!!
 

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We have a large Evi Waldorf doll and it heas held up very well. I have my eye on the Evi dollhouse people for the next toy co-op that comes around.
 

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We have the Melissa & Doug dolls, but I know a lot of people don't like M&D (personally, I love them). They have held up great with a 3.5, 2.5, and 1.5 year old.
 

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We have the Evi dollhouse dolls and they are really great. They've held up well. You should also check out these Annadore Kreb dolls from Germany, we have a few of them and I think they're exquisitely made:<br><br><a href="http://thewoodenwagon.com/c-dollhouses.html" target="_blank">http://thewoodenwagon.com/c-dollhouses.html</a>
 

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I like the magic cabin ones! So many fun ones. You can also google bendy dolls and then make their clothing and copy the ones on Magic Cabin - if you are more talented than I am. We don't have any of them, so not sure about how sturdy they are.
 

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Thanks for the responses! Keep them coming! I don't like the wood dollhouse dolls much. (Like the Annadore Kreb) They are too much like PlanToys. My daugher ate the hair off the plan toys boy dollhouse doll in the first 24 hours after they were recieved as gifts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> (She was only 1 year at the time.) I really like the softer structured dollhouse dolls. (Like EVI and Magic Cabin.) When do you think there will be a co-op again? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We have the 16 inch Evi dolls and also the playhouse sized dolls. I LOVE them and they've held up very very well. Side note: My brother in law came over one day and was sitting on the floor talking to us. The doll house was next to him and somehow he randomly picked up a small dollhouse sized Evi doll. He started ranting about how much he loved the dolls.....he'd never seen anything so cool. And he's a real "guy" type of guy lol.
 

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Anyone know where the best deal is on the Evi Dollhouse dolls? I wish they were in stock at ThreeSisters!!! I LOVE that store!
 

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Hi....I made ours, I used wooden bendy dolls and sewed some clothes out of felt, mostly they have hats rather than hair although I have used roving for hair on some,yes my 2 yr old DD eats them...sometimes<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">.<br><br>
They are quite easy to make, and there are some directions in 'Toymaking with Children' if you have it.
 

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We bought lovely handmade dolls (Little Acorn Dolls) from a fellow MDC member's Etsy shop: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5339919" target="_blank">Dreamchild Studio</a>. My 3 year old plays with them daily and they still look and feel new. We love them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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We got ours at Blueberry Forest. The dollhouse dolls are at the bottom of the page.<br><a href="http://www.blueberryforest.com/evi-dolls/evi-dolls.htm" target="_blank">http://www.blueberryforest.com/evi-dolls/evi-dolls.htm</a><br>
We bought ours in a family set and they were expensive. I did find another site where you can buy the individual family members and I think that's the way to go if you want to just spend a little bit.<br><a href="http://secure.netsolhost.com/492654.502666/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=NK&Category_Code=CYOWEvi" target="_blank">http://secure.netsolhost.com/492654....y_Code=CYOWEvi</a>
 

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I bought 2 Evi Dollhouse Dolls (African Boy & Girl) from <a href="http://www.dandelionsummers.com/html/dollhouse_dolls.html" target="_blank">Dandelion Summers</a> for pretty cheap (10% off, plus I got $5 off for signing up for the newsletter.) I am going to try the 2 out and see how DDs like them, then if they are a hit (and don't fall apart) I think I will splurge on the whole family for christmas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We have two Evi gnome dolls, from <a href="http://www.atoygarden.com" target="_blank">www.atoygarden.com</a>. We've had them about six months and they still look new.<br><br>
We bought the Japanese family for DD's birthday--I can't wait until she sees them.
 
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