Why I Do It

I have always loved dolls and their clothes.

As a girl, I loved reading Katy Keene comic books, whose glamorous characters wore outfits designed by readers from all over the world. A set of Katy Keene paper dolls with a black and white sheet of outfits just waiting to be colored could be ordered for a dime. Katy​'s story was very similar to Gene Marshall's—a beautiful young ingenue goes to Hollywood to try and break into the movies. To me, today's fashion dolls are just Katy in 3D.

Once I retired (haha!), I started collecting dolls big time. The first year I kept hitting the buy button. The next year I sold, sold, sold. Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as too many dolls. ​​I still have too many dolls, but so it goes.

In the process, I have met many wonderful friends who have introduced me to the joys of photography and the fascination of dioramas. They have dragged me through thrift shops, helping me discover just the right prop and called me in the middle of the night to make sure I was online for the launch of a new doll. Their love and support goes beyond the world of dolls.

And so I started Goldifrocks, which in time led to Goldiprops. You see, I have a mission that allows me to do what I love for a cause that I am dedicated to. Sometimes I sew and sometimes I design furniture to raise money to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. All proceeds from Goldifrocks and Goldiprops benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Maril Adrian
Carlsbad, CA



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