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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Six New Girls Move In and Another Bag of Doll Parts Arrives

The new girls have dresses but their hair hasn't been done and they don't have names.

The pink dress, the flowered dress, and the green gingham dress were made from a wrapper type dress pattern but then I realized I need to take some kind of tuck in the back because from the side they look hunchbacked.

"Jeff, you are very nice doggy."
The girls check out the house.

"This is the girls' room," says Dorinda. "We're supposed to get a bed but I'm beginning to have my doubts."
The bathroom will be lovely when it's finished.
The dressing table will be lovely when it's painted and the mirror is mounted.
"We just got this nice tablecloth," said Flora.
This morning I got a call from Mrs. Smith. She had been to Salvation Army and found a bag of doll parts. It was $7.99 and she thought that was rather a high price. I assured her it wasn't. She said she would go back and get it. I hoped she didn't need to be reimbursed right away. Just then two acquaintances (we will call them Gino and Tina) came by. They are semi-homeless people and are friends of my HLP more than mine. They were having bicycle problems and wanted HLP's assistance, but he wasn't there but another acquaintance came by and offered her help. Meanwhile, Tina pulled out two dolls and gave them to me (she's always trying to get chummy with me and I'd really rather she'd not). One was a really ugly little girl doll and one was a bigger porcelain soft bodied doll dressed in a cowgirl outfit. I knew Mrs. Smith would like them and sure enough, she did. We traded dolls and all was well.

So here are the new doll parts.

Because Mrs. Smith had joined the Sally Club at Salvation Army, she got 20% off the $7.99.

It looks like we have eight bodies, four with heads attached, two separate heads, three sets of arms. So we'll have extra bodies again.

The doll on the left is a Story Book Doll from the 50s. She is different from the others because her legs are movable. Unfortunately she is missing an arm and the extra arms I have are too big. We may have to conceal her missing arm with clothing. The blonde doll on the right has Lingerie Lou stamped on her back. I had never heard of her but apparently they were common in the 1950s.

This blonde doll's head was glued to her neck, but when I loosened it, it was attached with a rubber band so I don't know why someone glued it. Her eyes won't open but I haven't experimented too much with them. Maybe we can just paint eyeballs on the closed lids. The red mark on her stomach looks like plastic but I haven't been able to peel it off.

1 comment:

  1. I love hearing what your dolls are saying!!! I'm not sure I would have the patience to make such small clothes. These dolls look very interesting, I remember that style of doll from when I was little, do you have any idea of how old yours are?