One of the little dolls I’ve not got around to putting in the shop yet. Her face is cracked with age and she’s a little grubby but has the sweetest face.
I’ve just put another doll in the main shop. I’ve put it in the ‘Broken’ section, as it needs re-strung. I think it’s an early composition doll but can’t find any markings on it. It has lots of chips and I know some people restore these dolls so they look the way they did when they were made but I prefer them ‘as is’ and like to see the age on them.
I’ve had this doll in the main shop for a while now and I don’t think it will be selling anytime soon. As dolls go it is more than a little on the weird side but I genuinely think it has a lovely expressive face (though one I might not want to see turning up in my dreams).
It is clearly handmade, with a cloth body and a painted face — I think the head may be papier-mâché but I’m not sure. It looks to be a good age and has numerous repairs all over it. I’m going to give it a while longer before I break my own rules and keep it for myself. I may put it in my window to scare off intruders…