This thought has been with me for a long time now and is bothering me more. I love these dolls and there are so many that I have had and re-homed and so many more that I want to get. I feel like my reason for not having an established collection thus far (and thereby feeling unsettled with some dolls) is the lack of a theme for them. I've always been the 'artsy' type, always crafting and making things with not very much since a kid, so it's not lack of imagination, more like a creative block! I love all the different sized dolls, realistic and stylized, but not having a 'reason' for them being in my collection other than just for the fact that they are pretty, does bother me some. I see lots of members collections, that just 'work' so well together - like actors on a stage everyone has their part and there is a reason for them being there. So here are my questions Where do you draw your inspiration from - books, films, real life? Is it important for your doll to have a fixed character in a certain era, or to belong to a specific theme - fantasy, victorian etc? Do you ever get the doll equivalent of writer's block - And if so, what do you do to get over it? I really would love to know!