Finally! I got the photos uploaded and my computer desk semi cleared off so I can type up the next installment of my Throwback posts!
Did you miss the first post? You can reread it here! Also, all my links open in a new browser window so you won't lose your place with this new post. So feel free to go back and read if you wish!
Let's see what else was hiding in the fabulous strawberry toy chest (which looks great in my son's room by the way)
It's a wonderful doll from my mom's childhood!
I LOVE her! She is a very unique doll with a soft body and a kind of paper mache face. She wears a jumper dress with little soft sneakers.
She has a cute expression.
Unfortunately from lying in the toy box, her dress and hair are matted. I love her pigtail braids. I'll have to take the dress off and wash and iron it.
Except this dress is sewn on her. There are no snaps, zippers or buttons. I'm thinking I could loosen the threads but not sure if I want to go that far with such an old doll.
And something is wrong with her right shoulder. Upon further inspection, it looks like her arm is falling off. I also see in the photo above that the right sleeve hem has been stretched out when compared to the left. I'm thinking that my Grandmother may have tried to fix it at one point.
Her legs are in perfect condition and have a unique joint so she can move her legs back and forth!
And remember in the movie "Toy Story" when Buzz Lightyear states that he has been accepted by his owner Andy by having his name on the bottom of his boot?
My mom accepted her doll too.
I traced over it with a fine sharpie marker and then covered the bottoms with clear transparent tape. I had to really struggle to see where it was written as it was with pencil.
So that's it for this time! What do you think of her? And like the last doll I featured, she does not have a name either. Any ideas for cleaning and pressing her dress? Maybe I just have to be careful and press it while on her? Let me know in the comments!
I'll try to have the next post up in a couple of weeks. Until next time dolly friends!