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.
Monday, December 9, 2013
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.
Friday, July 19, 2013
I have already repaired one doll for the owner of this little girl. My she is different. A bisque head on a paper Mache body. The arms and legs are rough and the body unfinished. Made very cheaply in her day. When new she might have sold for less then a dime. But then my grand dad worked in a an orchard during the depression for 3 cents a day to feed his family.
Needs cleaning, painting, repairing , wig and eyes and clothes.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Judging by her face and other factors, she appears to be a Madame Hendren Doll from the early 1930s. If there was a marking it would have been on the cloth body and has long since faded. I found this identical face and form on pictures of known MH.
She is not in as bad a shape as some I have worked on. I like that she is proportioned well.
shoes that were given to me. Rather then spend hours I don't have on the old wig (will keep that for another time) I replaced it and styled the new one. She is a adorable now.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Found this little beauty on eBay for very little. She is an unmarked Mary Hoyer. After I got her I checked her against the pictures I have and information and some Mary Hoyers were unmarked and did not have the characteristic eye shadow. This is one of them. She came with a wig replacement that has to go and an original dress that I will try to restore for her.
Her eyes were yellow and sticking
Washed and repaired her dress
Gave her a new wig, touched up the face paint and filled in the crazing on the body and repainted
For lack of a better example, I do believe still she is a Mary Hoyer. Here she is next to my MARKED Mary Hoyer. I think possibly she is one of the earlier ones as not all were marked.
Monday, June 10, 2013
A new addition
I have always like these. My mother in law had one smaller then this that I re-dressed for her. I never saw it again and who knows where it is. So when I saw this one on eBay I decided she was the one for me. In shape enough to need some TLC
Love the clothes
She needs a leg job.
Friday, May 24, 2013
When I saw her on eBay listed as a Patsy I knew it wasn't correct but I wanted her anyway. Something about her. After I got her here I did a search and I am pretty sure she is Snow White made about 1939. Will be fun to get her back to that.