Ava wins the 2017 DOLLS Public’s Choice Award!

November 27, 2017 , In: Behind the Scenes, Featured Story , With: 2 Comments

We are so excited to announce that our Ava Baby Doll won the 2017 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Public’s Choice award, one of the most prestigious honors in the doll industry! This award means so much to us, because it’s bestowed on us by actual doll collectors like yourselves, voting for their favorites.

Pictured Below: Linda Murray “Ava” Lifelike Silicone Baby Doll

I’m thrilled that Ava won, as she is most definitely one of my personal all-time favorites. Master Doll Artist Linda Murray perfectly captured an incredible expression of sweet, innocent wonder on Ava’s face. Her amazing blue eyes sparkle at you from under her long baby lashes. Her nose begs to be kissed. She is so realistic that when you see her, you are compelled to pick her up and instinctually cradle her in your arms. Ava’s arms and legs are so cutely pudgy, you can’t help but give them a gentle squeeze. And when you do, it’s as though she responds to your touch! (It’s because she’s crafted of our soft and supple TrueTouchTM silicone.) Everything about her, from her soft, hand-rooted hair to the ruffled bottom of her jumper, always tugs my heartstrings. I know we’re not supposed to have favorites, but I can’t help myself!

Pictured Below: Linda Murray “Ava” Lifelike Silicone Baby Doll

We couldn’t have won this award without the help of a lot of people. Congratulations first to Linda Murray! Thank you for continuing to share your exceptional artistry with us and for your ongoing support and partnership. Thank you also to the Ashton-Drake Galleries team, who always give it their all to breathe life into a stunning sculpt. And last but not least, a heartfelt and sincere thanks to all of you. We wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you for joining us in celebrating the love of dolls and inspiring us daily!

  1. Reply

    I will never order from this site EVER AGAIN. It must of been a problem with the Ava doll because I call was sent another and the same thing happened to the replacement. Now I call back and it’s nothing that can be done and to top it off Ava has been discontinued. Money wasted.

      • Melissa Anne Miller
      • December 13, 2017

      Hi Genieve, we are so sorry to hear about your experience! Please give us the opportunity to assist you. You may contact us at

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