I have spent part of today giving my earliest doll some much needed tlc. She has had a face wash, hair wash and body wipe over, i gave her clothes a soak in stain remover then hand washed them in gentle detergent.
One of the 2 outfits she came in, the green zip top and skirt is a little worn now and so i found that the 2nd outfit which look like pyjamas to me fits her much better and to top it off i have given her a lovely pink towelling dressing gown and cute white rabbit slippers.
The gown and slippers are courtesy of a Build a Bear rabbit i bought recently. The clothes are roughly the same size as cabbage patch which works well as they are freely available and not too costly.
I am seriously thinking of keeping her as she is so lovely, she is called Lizzie after Lizzie Siddall, the Pre-Raphaelite model, artist and muse of many men.
Don’t you think she looks cosy?
I went back to the bootfair this morning to see if i could ‘rescue’ some more darling cabbage patches. Sadly there was not one to be found anywhere, i was so hoping the lady who i bought my first one from last week would be there, i so regret not buying all she had then.
However, i got a bit carried away after i saw some gorgeous Ty Beanie Kids
How could i ignore their sweet little faces? I got the 4 of them for £2 which i thought wasnt bad at all.
Next i came across some Russ Berrie bears
And finally as i was thinking of going home I saw some Ty Little Attic Treasures
I think i will need a new house soon so had better not go to next weeks bootfair just in case.
Look what arrived in the post today!!
She is dated 1985 on her bottom but her label has been torn out at some point in time. She is very grubby and her clothes are even worse. Her gorgeous flame red hair is in need of a wash too, so will set to work sprucing her up with some much needed TLC until she looks a million dollars.
She is wearing 2 sets of clothes and a hand knitted jumper. I am hoping the clothes will not disintegrate after a gentle hand wash, after all she is 26 years old.
I have just won an auction on eBay for a 1995 cabbage patch kid, it has an open mouth a for a dummy or pacifier as they call them in USA. The dummy is missing but im sure i can find one somewhere on ebay.
I also bought a 1980’s Mattel cabbage patch doll yesterday also on eBay. I made an offer thinking i would be considered cheeky but they counter offered with a price i could not refuse so snapped her up.
Pics will follow when they arrive, and i cant wait.
I became introduced to cabbage patch dolls last Sunday (6th November) when i was wandering around a local bootfair and came across a stall selling 4 of them. I have no idea why they grabbed my attention like they did but i suddenly found myself asking about them then buying two of them.
When i got home i did some research and found that one of the dolls was not a CPK at all which was annoying and the other one has the Xavier Roberts signature in black on the RIGHT bottom cheek instead of the more common left cheek. I have searched the net but cant find if this means its a fake of some kind or a rarity (more likely a fake i would imagine)
It also has a label stating its made by Play Along Toys and the latest date is 2004.
Along with the signature being on the wrong side the head mold details are slightly missing due to the holes for the hair cutting them off which also makes me feel like she may be a fake.
Having done such a lot of research on them has made me become something of an addict about them to the extent that i have bought a Jesmar doll from ebay and have 4 more auction bids in too. I still want to find them at bootfairs though, that is the biggest buzz i can imagine. I wish i had bought all four of them last week now. Who knows, maybe they might be there next week.
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