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I am so excited by the photos I have been seeing and I know you will be amazed! Here is an interview I did with the family behind fantasticCustom Dollhouses.
inspired you to create these amazing custom houses for 18 inch
"We created the
first prototype for our American Custom Dollhouses™ for Jessica and her
extensive family of American Girl® dolls. To accommodate numerous requests, we
began to prepare to create similar one-of-a-kind custom dollhouses for other
devoted collectors of 18 inch dolls."
When did you
think about turning this inspiration into a business?
"When news of
our one-of-a-kind custom dollhouses became more widely known, requests began to
pour in from doll collectors everywhere for similar dollhouses and accessories
for their own families of 18 inch dolls. So, to accommodate as many as possible,
American Custom Dollhouses™ was born."
dolls do you have and how long have you had them?
Custom Dollhouses™ story really first began on Christmas morning back in 1989
when Molly®, an American Girl® doll, first captured the imagination of seven
year old Jessica, and a lifelong relationship began. Over the next two decades,
Jessica became a devoted doll collector, and today cares for a family of twenty,
mostly historic, American Girl® dolls, including: Molly, Emily, Kirsten,
Samantha, Nellie, Felicity, Elizabeth, Addy, Julie, Ivy, Kit, Ruthie,
Rebecca, Cecile, Marie-Grace, JLY #4, JLY #12, GotY Mia, GotY Jess, and her
original Molly, now customized and rewigged."
you think your doll houses offer the every day doll lover and doll
Custom Dollhouses™ offers a unique opportunity to have an heirloom quality
dollhouse that is worthy of the world's finest 18 inch dolls, and is right for
both play and display. Each room naturally encourages imaginative play when its
clear acrylic display front is carefully removed, while each room is also a dust
resistant display cabinet when its clear acrylic display front is set safely in
is your turn around time once an order is placed?
Custom Dollhouses™ will always be individually created to order, turn around
time will always vary depending upon several factors. Demand is high. Initially,
during our start-up period, fulfilling orders will require extended time,
possibly up to ninety days or so. Later, it should certainly be
What is your
favorite thing/item that goes into each of your custom made doll
craftsmanship. In our family, those that came before us crafted shoes, by hand,
and crafted jewelry, by hand, and crafted furniture, by hand. We are proud and
happy to carry on the tradition of crafting things that people love, by
are the costs involved in one of your custom doll houses?
Custom Dollhouses™ offers high quality dollhouses and accessories right for a
wide variety of budgets. Basic Single Rooms and Basic Modular Dollhouses are the
most affordable. Deluxe Single Rooms and Deluxe Modular Dollhouses offer extra
features at extra cost. Themed Single Rooms and Themed Modular Dollhouses tell
special stories from special times and cost the most."
Can rooms be
added at a later order?
Custom Dollhouses™ can be created in a size that you like now, and added on to
later. They are made up of Themed Modular Dollhouse Units that may be ordered
all at once, or one at a time. Each is sized to be used individually or to fit
together in combination with other Modular Dollhouse Units to create a dollhouse
that can grow or change to fit your needs."
you like my readers to know about your family, company and custom doll
family has a long creative history that set the stage for American
Custom Dollhouses™ It includes creating custom
children's play environments, custom displays, custom exhibits, custom
furniture, custom upholstery, and one-of-a-kind scale model buildings. We also
have long experience in the toy industry that started in the 1970s, creating art
and design at Ideal Toy Corporation. At the time, it was the world's largest
manufacturer of dolls, including the Shirley Temple doll."