My 1966/7 blonde NP Frido ‘Jeans’ doll, Krista, had her eyes hand painted by a Manchester University art student, called Kristina, who was on hire privately to the Frido factory during the Summer vacation to help paint the doll’s eyes.
Here she can be seen looking at her photo on page 58.
Do you think that I am pretty? Oh yes, you certainly are!
Can you tell that it’s me?
Yes dear, we can easily tell that it’s YOU because the colour and eye style are very unique. You’re a very lucky girl.
Are there any other dolls like me painted by Kristina? I’m not sure but I expect that there are.
I have heard a rumour, but don’t know if it is true, that your eyes were painted at Sara Doggart’s home rather than at the Frido/Trendon factory. Perhaps we can email and ask Brenda Walton if this is the case.