Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pretty Porcelain Problems


 Here is another example of age and "porcelain vs. gravity". Her
body was in such grave condition that you couldn't touch it without it disintergrating. Her clothing was in the same condition, fell to dust when handled..Once repairs were done to her pretty little head ( fortunately there was no damage to her face) I was able to obtain a beautiful leather body with perfect joints and compo arms. ( KISMET!! They were destined to be together !! ) Her auburn mohair wig was cleaned and curled. Once repaired she was given a new dress, pantaloons and slip (made by Moi!)...Her shoes were the only article of clothing, unfortunately, that is original to her. Again, this is why we "do what we do"....An otherwise worthless little Dolly now has a certain amount of value ( even if it is only sentimental) and she is able to grace any collection with her antique charm....

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dydee Baby Re-Invention

Some Babys that I receive simply cannot be restored to their original beauty...and I will not destroy a doll to repair one...( Kind of defeats the purpose)
The rubber in her body wasn't the only thing that had deteriorated...So plastic surgery was needed and she received new ears sculpted from cold porcelain.....

A new baby body made of vinyl airbrushed to match her head ( Which was airbrushed,as well) Brand new outfit and she is all ready to go home with her Mom. Granted the value isn't there , but she is lovely,again, and ready to begin her new life....

Friday, April 13, 2012

Living Doll

                        Just had to introduce my Great Grandson...It always amazes me...The miracle of life


My newest Little Memory ...

                                                       Baby Vincent and Proud Momma