I have a couple Zaph dolls. Zaph is a German made brand and they are good too. The vinyl holds its color and structure well. My niece came up the other day with a dirty doll and asked me if I wanted it. SURE!. I don't turn away free dolls. After a quick exam I saw she was Zaph 1998 and the vinyl cleaned up beautifully, I dug through my stash of clothing and had to find something cover the legs as they are more cloth then vinyl. She also has the cloth arms with vinyl hands. The body is still dirty and one day I will take her apart to clean it and make clothing, but for now this is how she looks..I couldn't leave her like I got her. I didn't take any before shots so you see her as she is now. I added the eye brows.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I have been on Evil Bay again. But I gotta have models for my clothes right? Sure. Anyway, I decided I wanted to give two special little girls an 18" doll. Well I couldn't find two Madame Alexanders that I like well enough. These little girls need play dolls. So I finally found two Battat Our Generation dolls on Evil Bay and they needed some TLC
the one on the left is blue eyed and the one on the right is brown eyed. Both in pretty good condition.
I am looking forward to giving them out soon.
Monday, December 9, 2013
I was sent this little jewel to clean up and send home. She is ready to go back home now. Very unique construction for cloth doll of the 40s.
this is an ad from then. The picture is not an actual doll but a rendition. The faces ARE molded but not to this extent.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
When you see this little girl next she will be all together and dressed. She is actually a pretty girl. I am just too lazy at the moment to photograph her progress
Well it took me long enough...she is done for now. I think I will have to go back later when I have time to spare and work on her arms and legs...the compo is not setting as it should and crazing again. So at least she is dressed for now...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
I call her that because her face reminds me of my sister Connie. She is a Patsy type. I have not heard of a Patsy doll being unmarked
She needs her head reattached as it is not connected right now, the eyes are cattywampus so they need to be straightened. Her fingers are missing tips and she has a voice box in back that needs to be replaced then the cotton stuffing to be firmed up. She has potential for sure.