Sunday, August 28, 2016


These dolls grow on you.  They are China imports and have become popular with adult collectors. Don't know if I will have have more then this one.  She arrived from China looking like this.
She is a blank slate to have fun with. I did a lot of looking online at the ones done by others and I can sure dream!.  Her head fits the American Girl sized wigs and her feet fit Barbie doll size shoes.  So that gives you an idea of the different sizes you have to deal with.
So I did some painting on her face, experimented with wigs , made her some clothes and just played with her.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Reborning or giving personality to a purchased doll.

My only granddaughter wanted a specific brand of baby doll because her best friend has one. Well I searched and them buggers are EXPENSIVE!!!. Lee Middleton dolls.  Well to find what I wanted I searched Evil Bay till I found one I liked. I was going by the pictures and it said GREAT condition. she is 22.5 inches and weighted to simulate the weight of a real baby and to help her sit upright.

Well I got her and she was not so great.  Stunk like cigarettes which thankfully was mainly in the clothes and wig.  She had rub marks and paint splatters and a purple mark on her forehead.
But I decided to keep her. This baby has personality. Lee Middleton has passed away but Reva Shick issued dolls from her molds... Very pretty but pricey dolls. You can go to Newborn Nursery Dolls at Madame Alexander and find baby dolls with Lee Middleton molds...not bad prices for these quality dolls.

She was also VERY dusty 
So I got to work . The clothes are going to be soaked in oxy to whiten and deodorize. Then starched and pressed and added to the box.  We (her mom and I) plan on diaper bag with goodies and some clothes and diapers.  

I had the pacifier and it fit with some wedging, the outfit I had bought new and never used and I am going to do some work on it to make it fit better. It is a 0/3mos size.  She got a pedicure and manicure, wet mouth with  tiny little tooth eruptions, and enhanced her brows. Now to find my blush and add some more of that. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rhetta's little bitty.

This little composition doll is SMALL!.  she is less then 6" I think. I have not measure here. Do not know who made her or when, but chances are it is 1930s.  Arms are the only jointed thing on her. Rhetta had a little dress in the bag. Not sure but I doubt it was the original dress for her, but it is now. I should have taken a photo before I did the oxy soak on it.  Came out very nicely after two full days of soaking.