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<br /> www.dollsmagazine.com 2<br /> 2 March 2012 • DOLLS<br /> www.dollsmagazine.com 3<br /> March<br /> 2012 Vol. 31, No. 3<br /> 22 Features<br /> 12 2012 DOLLS Awards of Excellence<br /> Itʼs time to start thinking about your entries<br /> for this yearʼs competition!<br /> 13 Ready for the Red Carpet<br /> Make a formal gown for Antoinette<br /> By Marsha Olson<br /> 18 Observation+ Imagination<br /> Sarah Niemela strives to capture<br /> a childʼs essence<br /> By Penny Herbst<br /> 22 2012 Premieres<br /> Doll designers reveal their plans<br /> for the new year!<br /> By Stephanie Finnegan<br /> 18<br /> Digital Edition<br /> Extra Features<br /> 22<b<a title="Dolls Magazine Digital Edition - March 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffdb869?page=1"></a> <a title="Dolls Magazine Digital Edition - March 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffdb869?page=2"> www.dollsmagazine.com 2</a> <a title="Dolls Magazine Digital Edition - March 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffdb869?page=3"> 2 March 2012 • DOLLS</a> <a title="Dolls Magazine Digital Edition - 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