Monday, May 18, 2015


In 1986 Dianna Effner put out a porcelain doll she called Hilary. The pouty face and blue eyes with that curly blonde wig just tugged at me. I couldn't afford that but I sure liked it. As the years past I still liked her whenever I saw her. I saw an opportunity to get a small one that was done in darker skin with brown eyes and I got her. She was wigged and dressed as you see. She looks like one of my girls.
I gave up trying to get the big one. One day  one of my girls called me from Goodwill. She sent pictures of a couple of porcelain dolls and one of them was the BIG Hilary. I told her to grab that one. She cost $19.99.  She is good quality porcelain from Effner's mold made by someone else. Even though not by the creator in construction, she would not have been cheap when made. Those molds cost a bit and the quality of the porcelain is great!.  don't know what she looked like when done but someone had glued a wig to her and then a child's dress was glued to her. That had to go

so her wig was removed, her body washed and I did a bit of blushing  and put a new wig on her. Now she awaits for clothes.


     When I first saw a Sasha I wanted one. Not a heard but just one. Not the baby but just one little girl... I got her. She is a little loose and I may try to fix that later  and her hair is coming out in huge I think she will need a wig. Do not fancy re-rooting this one. Then make her a special outfit. In size I think she will share Magic Attic clothes with no problems.

After her bath.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Tolly Tot

Similar to Target's Our Generation by Battat. But made by TollyTots Unlimited
that make a lot of Disney's toys and their princess dolls.
She reminds me VERY much of a Sasha doll in coloring and take off the face paint and the features are similar.  She is slimmer in build then the American Girl but same height. Some of the clothes of the AG will fit her but not the other way around.  She will do well in the stretch knits that well stretch to fit or hug the smaller build. But if the outfit is doll specific and fit just ITS build and measurements you will run into problems with the skirts and slacks that are non stretchy. They will fall off. But I think outfits made to fit Carpatina, Journey Girl and Alexa might do well on her.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

American BOY doll

I have been wanting an American Boy doll. Well they don't make them so they have to BE made by us that like to take them apart and redo the American Girl dolls.  Was able to trade and get one that was already in pieces so I can make his joints tight. He had no eyes...
But now he does

Face up next.  Looks too girly right now.
Have a red wig coming for him...
all tight and back together.
 Now to get time to dress him.

Friday, April 10, 2015


I like the ball jointed dolls and they are so expensive...but there is a cheaper alternative, but you have to put up with the ugly faces!  ugh.
 this is how she comes... bleeech!
 Now a prim and proper miss
See ya!!!!


Sara has come to me from Iowa. Her mommy wants her to be more realistic. Sara is made by Playmates toy co. in 1986. The same company today does the Disney Princess's and Hearts 4 Hearts.
Well she arrived today.
 she is the size of a 6 month old as far as clothes and very big feet.
 Her mommy wants her to have more hair that she can comb and to be dressed up pretty.
 so today she got her hair cut, then I cleaned the face of dirt and marks
 She got her lips colored and given the wet look, eye brows added and blush...BUT she has one eye not looking exactly right....
took about an hour of minute pressure to try and get the eye straight. It will have to do as this doll could be too easily broken in the eye sockets and they are agony to fix. Ask me how I
Now to wait on her wig and the armature that will go into her body.
 Clear coat to protect her color
earrings and wig

Her Armature arrived today. So Now Sarah is back together. did a little sculpting as her body is so soft so she has a tush and a belly button... tomorrow if the Lord wills, I will start her clothes.
I got a late start today and worked on her clothes
got her some socks at the store and made the bloomers
SARA  is ready to go home... ducky gets to go too!

Friday, April 3, 2015


the Toni doll came with different hair styles and colors. Back in the 50s home perms were the rage. so these doll had hair that could be styled with curlers. I can't remember if I even had one. but I got to talking to some other ladies on a group and decided I wanted one. With money being tight I was NOT going to spend on a Mint one... so I found a fixer upper.
it does not look that bad till you start to look close. Her face was repainted and the paint was not even. The eye brows were gone and the bottom painted on lashes and the lips were too red to be vintage. the wig was reglued using the PAINT to stick it to the head and that made it a bear to get off.  Her body had fade marks where they tried to scrub but took paint instead. 
She had been restrung.  Well I had a job ahead and I had fun doing it. 
 Removed the red red lips and the wig and took her apart.
Her body and face were repainted , the face up done, and then sprayed with a Matt finish to seal it  all. I like to do body blushing. it is more realistic to me.
since I didn't have a wig that I liked to replace her threadbare one, I washed it and straightened it as best I could for future styling or maybe replacing if I find what I want.