These are my latest purchases from ebay.
This lady dates from 1980 and is in realiy good condition for her years. She needs a good clean and hair wash though and ill see if i can find some clothes for her.
This is a much later doll from 1995, she comes with clothes although they are stained so a good scrub is coming her way too.
This is a new one for me. I have never bought a troll before but im so glad i did. She is a cracker. She dates from 1977 and is a Thomas Dam made in Denmark. I Know she is not everyones cup of tea but i think she looks so sweet. Her dress is grubby as is her veil and hair but being delicate i will have to go carefully to clean it.
They are a great addition to my CPK fixation though.
What do you think about the Trolls, scary or sweet?
Whilst searching on ebay today for some CPK’s i came across something i havent thought about for decades; Trolls or gonks as i called them. I’ve spent the evening researching them and have bought two on ebay along with 2 cabbage patch dolls.
Expect pics as soon as they arrive.
These newborns which are about 3 inches smaller than an average cabbage patch doll look lovely in their new dresses. Ellie is the one with the straight tuft of hair and Jasmine with the curly.
I think they make a great pair of twins and have a mischevious look in their eyes.
They both date from the 90’s and have been looked after really well compared to some ive bought.
I am really pleased with how she has scrubbed up. She had a thorough soaking and scrub, her hair was washed, her face gently cleaned and her new dress was given a wash too. Now i reckon she looks a right picture.
This little lady is in bad need of tlc. She is in a terrible condition. As she is a crimp n curl by Hasbro, dated 1991 her hair is waxed for making styling easy, so i dont know how easy cleaning it is going to be. I will try with some mild detergent, i dont want to strip the wax but it is so knotted and dirty i cant avoid it. Think she will take a bit of work but she has no major damage.
Ill add an ‘after’ pic when she is done
These 3 dolls are all approx 12″ tall, 2 of them have Mattel’s First Edition on the back of the head, the 3rd just has Mattel. They have sigs on their bottoms but the twins have different colour sigs which cant be right if they are both 1995 can it?
I feel the one with just Mattel does not look like a cabbage patch up close. Wondering if she is a copy.
I have now bought a total of 4 little ladies from eBay plus some undies and an outfit. 3 of them are naked though so have also foolishly bought a Butterick pattern to make clothes for them. Now I have in the past made rag dolls and clothes for them which came out okay but i am not very good with anything too fancy these days as i lack the patience to try to understand the pattern and even to see it without getting new glasses.
Ill continue to search eBay for cheap clothes before i begin down the homemade route.