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

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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