A few Joys are looking for new adventures….

Pastel Joy

The dolly shelves have gotten a little crowded and some girls have to go.  These three Joy dolls from my personal collection are going on eBay tonight, starting at 6:45 PT.  I hope that they find fun adventures and appreciative homes.  Check out some more pictures…..

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Dolls with Mona Lisa eyes….

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.  Patience from Robert Tonner's Wilde Imagination can do it all!

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Patience from Robert Tonner’s Wilde Imagination can do it all!

 

It had to happen.  Wilde Imagination’s latest incarnations of cute made their way to my home and I had to share it with the web world.  They may not be for you if you have an issue with eyes following you across the room, but if you appreciate dolls with big eyes (check), dolls with eyes that move (check),  dolls with sweet faces (check), and dolls with highly articulated bodies (check), this may be something you’ll want to look into…..

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Lonely Lisa in the Great Woods

Alone in the Great Woods

Alone in the Great Woods

Months ago (has it really been that long?) I started a Lonely Lisa project.  Lisa was a floppy, filthy mess.  She was cleaned up, re-stuffed, accidentally ripped and mended.  Today, she’s a tidy girl, and warmly dressed for woodland adventures….. Continue reading

A newly dressed Furga Simona

 

Princess Simona in her evening clothes

Princess Simona in her evening clothes

The last few months have been crazy.  Can anyone else relate?  I haven’t spent as much time in the doll studio as I would like, and that has been a little frustrating.  Yesterday, we in the South were hit by Winter Storm Leon.  It’s nice to find myself snuggled inside, with all my doll work in front of me.  Oh, where to start? Continue reading

The Matilda Pink Dolly Spa

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Kenner Love!!!!!

I began collecting Blythe dolls several years ago after reading an article about Squeaky Monkey in a doll magazine.  My collecting focused on Takara Blythes, as the Kenner girls were always just beyond my financial reach.  In all reality, I could have saved my money, foregone all the Takaras, and purchased one perfect Kenner.  But, I’m a doll nut.  And to quote (or misquote) Dolly Parton, “People say less is more.  I say, no, it’s not.  More is more!”  So I’ve been selling off my SBLs, my RBLs, my EBLs, and I’m about to sell off a BL, so that I can finally enjoy the elusive Kenner!  Here she is, soaking off the vintage dirt, in all her glory!

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Help! My Furga Girls need new eyelashes!

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Here is Sylvie, sans eye lashes (see the sad temporary lashes behind her).

If you like fashion dolls from the sixties, you are probably familiar with Alta Moda S Girls  produced by the Italian company Furga.  These elegant 17-inch tall beauties had fabulous wardrobes and accessories.  Their hair could be coiffed in fun styles and they all had very distinct eye lashes.  Some might find these lashes bizarre, but what ever your feelings about them, they are an important part of their unique charm.  These wonky lashes might have caused some consternation with the original owners of the dolls, because it is common to find a doll today with her lashes cut or removed.  But how do you replace those crazy, long, floss-like lashes? Continue reading

How (not) to re-stuff a vintage Lonely Lisa doll….

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Here she is, holding that stuffing with unwarranted optimism.

So today I decided to finish up the Lonely Lisa doll I started fixing this week.  I am cringing a little as I think about the following pictures coming your way.  Don’t judge me!  She’s still a pretty thing, she’s just far from perfect…..Remember, I rescued her from the landfill….. Continue reading

Lonely Lisa gets a bath….

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The before picture

I thought it might be fun to blog the make-over of a vintage Lonely Lisa doll, from start to finish.  I’m not a doll restorer, so my methods might not be the best.  However, the dolls that find their way into my hands are usually one step away from the land fill, so I don’t think I’m ruining anything precious.  Here we go!

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