Friday, January 6, 2012

Lovely Little Shirley



        Very few dolls are as recognizable as Shirley
Temple....Cherished by collectors, her value is ever
present ..even with the signs of time on her face and body.These repairs are common with composition dolls.
A little plastic surgery and a new bungee and we are as good as new....Ready to enjoy many more years with her collector family......


Monday, January 2, 2012

           Wishing Everyone the Very Happiest of New Years..May all your wishes come true..

Compo Baby Blues

This small child ,actually, belongs to the H.D. owner. Given to her as a small child by her father....After the doll was pieced together ..the missing areas were sculpted, layer by layer, using the same auto body filler as on the porcelain sibling. She received several layers of a poly coat before she was airbrushed to the owners specifications....I love it when a doll ( as well as a plan ) comes together !!!!

Humpty Dumpty had a Great fall

This young lady came to me as a result of an overly inquisitive kitty....After locating her many fractured pieces and shards came the task of placing them together like a 3-D jigsaw puzzle....Once glued,  the fractures were reinforced with Bondo ( an auto body filler) and sanded..and sanded..and sanded...:) Her original coloring was carefully matched and airbrushed...A matte sealer was used to finish the look and preserve the work.....VERY happy to go home with her Mom ( has a hit out on the cat)