You're never too old to start playing with dolls! You're also, never too old to start doing something you're not comfortable with. I did play with dolls as a child, but never really dragged them around, the way the other girls did. However, I remember the total joy of believing that Santa tucked a brand new doll (well actually three, as I have two sisters) under the tree at Christmas! As I grew older, I also confess to spending an awful lot of time, focusing on new fashion statements for Barbie! But did I bond with the dolls? No! They were just a pleasant way to exercise my creative spirit, and spend some quality time with my sisters. I don't actually remember any particular doll, other than the original Barbie (that I wish I'd kept in the original packaging). Is that sad?
Somewhere in the early 2000's, I discovered Internet groups, and started joining any and all that caught my eye. Suddenly, I was flooded with emails, inspiration and colour! While I won't list all of my groups, I did entertain a particular fascination with Beaded Art Dolls. Luckily, the group was kind enough to let me lurk in the shadows, drooling over all the pretties. I loved the look of the dolls, but wasn't excited about the construction phase, and in the interest of full disclosure, I absolutely hated the stuffing part!!