I recently came across a forum where a female was asking if people thought she was too old to still enjoy collecting dolls.
As a little girl my mom and grandma decorated my room with pretty dolls. Dolls in full length princess style dresses that sat on my dressers and nightstand. A doll lamp. Dolls everywhere. The kind of dolls that aren't porcelain, yet are not movable at the joints, either. And I didn't like dolls. I thought they were boring, and didn't do anything. I would rather be drawing, sewing, or crocheting.
Then came the Cabbage Patch Kids! My mom bought me one and sent in the adoption papers. They came back with a birth certificate stating that I was the doll's mommy! I was hooked! That doll went everywhere with me. My mom made me and my doll matching nightgowns, and I was thrilled! Sadly, I no longer know where that doll is at.
As a teenage I redesigned my room, and out went the dolls. I thought I was too old for them, and the doll phase of life was over. I was wrong!
Many years later, I had quite a bit of leftover fabrics that I was trying to figure out what to do with them. The pieces were too big and nice to just throw out. So, a friend suggested I use it to make some doll clothes. She told me about the American Girl dolls and let me borrow the one she'd played with when she was a child. I'd never heard of the dolls before, but was amazed at how cute they are, and at the great quality in which they are made. I started sewing doll clothes!
Now I look around my home and have to laugh! I have the American Girl doll I use as a "model" for my doll clothes, along with some Springfield Collections dolls and some other generic dolls. ....To think, I started out not liking dolls! LOL!!
So, I've come to the conclusion that dolls can be enjoyed by females of all ages!