I was a very happy doll collector today! I received two packages from my friendly neighborhood postal dude, and both were dolls and neither had taxes or customs charges :o) That is a good day, lol. Not only did I get my pre-ordered 13″ Basic Blonde Tonner Revlon doll, (who will appear in another post as I haven’t even opened her shipper yet!) I also finally got a doll I have been hoping for from the earliest days of my doll madness. I am the proud owner of a 19″ blonde Uneeda Dollikin. She’s in pieces of course, I’m not made of money, lol and so can’t pay the hefty price of a gorgeous mint creature, though there have been a steady stream of them on eBay since I started looking and I have sighed like an unrequited lover at every one of them. But enough of me! This girl is in excellent shape, despite her dis-jointed current stance, lol! Her blonde hair though will have to go. It is dry, course, brittle and embarrassingly thin through most of the back of her head.
I will be restoring and dressing this girl to bring her back to her 50’s beauty! I’m really excited to finally get my hands on one of these dolls! Yippee :o) I will of course be blogging about the process as she goes from sad to spectacular. She will quietly wait now, with a baleful look in her pretty plastic eyes until I my first commission is complete (well maybe I’ll get wee snippets of time during my commission work)
Here’s a shot of Uneeda Makeover, lol before I do anything….
She is going to be such a fun project for me!
And now….. I’m off on my first commission of 2011! Wheeee! I am going directly from this post to the first post of the Annie doll commission, so check the very next post :o)….