Photo-of-Prototype photo of Gift of Faith by Laura Tuzio-Ross
Based on the appearance of the doll in the above image, I relented and subscribed to Ashton-Drake's "Gifts from the Lord" miniature doll series by Laura Tuzio-Ross (a series of five different dolls with wicker basket). The first doll in the series, "Gift of Faith," arrived today. In the above photo, the doll is precious... absolutely adorable, such a happy, sweet baby, is what I thought and I thought I needed her.
Unfortunately, and I know this to be true from several past experiences, Ashton-Drake is well-known for mass producing dolls that often only vaguely resemble their prototypes. Their record in this regard remains impeccable based on the actual appearance of the first doll in this series.
Photograph of actual doll, "Gift of Faith"
Here's a close-up
Because one of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong... here in my collection.
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