I really like the idea of Creative Doll. Instead of just
buying clothes for your doll that are made in China, you create them
yourself. Or, as the Creative Doll catalog suggests, you create them as
a special project with your daughter or granddaughter. But the sewing
challenged, like me, could buy some of the outfits ready made.
Ashley is a lovely doll. She has a bit of an odd shaped torso, but
the breast plate is a nice feature that allows her to wear low necklines
attractively. She has a pretty face and is very close to American Girl
size so she can exchange clothing with them easily. The comparison
pictures below show Ashley on the left and American Girl Felicity on the
Ashley and American Girl body comparison
The materials Ashley is made from are very nice, including her synthetic
wig. Her face paint is very well done and there is blushing on her limbs
as well. Ashley's arms are in a very ballet-like pose so she looks
especially cute in dance clothes or holding something in her hand.
There is a "Dear Doll Enthusiast" letter on the inside cover of the
Creative Doll catalog that is signed by Monica McAvoy and Bob Phillips.
I have been unable to find out much about the company but the
order form from this catalog has the same address as the Clotilde
(rhymes with Matilda) company, but Clotilde says they were not
Whether you sew or not, Ashley is a cute doll who is worth tracking down
on the secondary market.
Click on the catalog cover below to see the contents of the
1998 Creative Doll catalog: