Part one of the Doll Challenge was to name and show the three most favourite of your dolls purchased over the last year. Now whilst a few collectors have had quite a bit of difficulty choosing, it is an easy task for me only having had four new dolls within the last twelve months due to my self-imposed 2015 New Year’s Resolution of not buying any new dolls so that my doll numbers (at 66) would be the same in December 2015 as they were in Januay. (IF, on the other hand, there was an irresistable doll on offer, then one from here would have to be sold on to make way for it.)
My very favourite of these four latest dolls has to be Simply-Sasha’s ex Miss Nobody.
A very pretty (inspite of a few tiny lip chews) bobbed and partially re-rooted haired 1969/70’s face/torso with later 1970’s re-placed limbs due to chew marks. This is definitely MY kind of doll. An unique and attractive waif with for me, the perfect length and thickness of hair….and coming complete with a fabulous and unforgettable name (as only Simply Sasha can come up with!)
My second new doll during this twelve months WAS (unfortunately I have to use this past tense as she had to be sold on in the Spring as I needed the funds for two new pairs of lightweight rimless (as I can’t bare having anything heavy on the bridge of my nose) vari-focal spectacles due to aging sight deterioration) this rare and gently played with Gotz pale skinned with ash-blonde hair, 1970s Saucer eyed girl on a No-navel body and who I purchased as my Christmas present ‘from me to me!’ Such sad times! So miss her!
The third ‘newbie’ is this sweet little early Trendon baby, re-rooted by Lisa Hartley and and so generouisly given to me for Christmas by my very kind and wonderful friend, Steve.
She had been mine for few years but in one of my downsizing sessions had, had to be put up for adoption via Sashadolluk and Steve had bought her.
The fourth doll was my Trendon Founder member Gregor, a 1973 wide faced Dark Denims guy.
The second part of the challenge was to list some dolls that you wished you owned or would like to own sometime in the future. At the moment, due to my ‘no new dolls this year enforcement’ I’m basically contented with the dolls already here….. BUT certainly wouldn’t say NO to any of these following dolls if I was offered them and had the available funds.
These next few are from the Studio Replica Collection by Janet Myhill-Dabbs. Firstly this red haired Gotz Farmchild (Who I think belongs to Cathy Himmel?)
Secondly the twin on the right hand side of the screen now owned by Ginger Mullins as I prefer her slightly wider face!
Thirdly Janet’s blonde lad in the navy Duffle coat.
Also on my wish list are a few of Steve Kingaby’s dolls….(Borrowed photos taken by Steve.)
Several of Sarah Williams models….(borrowed photos taken by Sarah.)
Two of Denise Owen’s lads….(borrowed photos taken by Denise)
One of Gillian Nash’s (borrowed photo taken by Denise.)
And finally another from Ginger’s collection as I haven’t a red haired No-navel as yet.)….(borrowed photo taken by Ellen Church.)
The last part of the challenge was to give this challenge to several more collectors but as most of my Sasha friends (though not sure if Lorraine Tyler has yet done it) have already completed it I would like to give it to anyone reading this who would like to take it up.
Thank you for visiting us, wishing you all a wonderful August and hopefully see you back here on September 6th, the first Sunday of the month.
PS.The Misses Lippy and Nobody send Simply Sasha their love and hope that you are enjoying the VW season and look forward to seeing you in October.