Dolly Blessings

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sasha Kiltie

I have admired Sasha dolls for many years.   I have bid on several on ebay and was always outbid.   So I would watch auctions, and hope that one day my turn to win would come along.  And it did!

My all time favorite is Sasha Kiltie, which is a Limited Edition doll made in 1983 and has a human hair wig.  I was browsing ebay while I waited for my first dolly purchase of the year to arrive.  I ran across an auction for a Kiltie and put it in my watch list.  A few days later I decided to check on the auction.  There was only two minutes left and no one had bid!  So I did and I won!   I actually got her for a good price too!
I was told that dolls with human hair need washing and conditioning once in awhile, so I did it and then conditioned it a second time.  It sure did make a huge difference.  Her hair was nice, but did feel a little dry, but not anymore.
I used products for people because she has human hair.  See how pretty it turned out? 
She is in perfect condition, all except the bottom of one shoe has a bit of peeling.  Nothing too serious.   I love her and my granddaughter does too.   You can't see her necklace in this photo, but it's an Amethyst, which is my birthstone.  So I'm declaring this girl as my birthday doll for 2017. 

So far, we have been calling her Kiltie, but wondering if I should give her another name.  If you have any suggestions, please share them with me.  I would like for it to begin with a "K." 

How are things going in your dolly world?   I'm pretty amazed that I have made three blog posts today!  LOL!  


Brigitte by Sylvia Natterer & Petitcollin

This is my first doll purchase for the New Year, although my second purchase arrived before this one (more on that later!).  I really tried hard not to buy another doll so soon after the holidays, but all attempts failed!  LOL!
This is Brigitte, designed by Sylvia Natterer for Petitcollin of France, but was manufactured in Spain.  I specifically wanted the Brigitte with the side-part in her hair, which I was told by a fellow collector, was the "European" version.  The version for the U.S. has a center part.  So my doll came from a shop in the U.K. (Petalina) and was supposed to be a side-part doll.
After it finally arrived, I opened the box to find a doll with the center part.  At first, I was disappointed.  The doll also had rubs on the backs of both legs and on one arm and the hair was very messy.  Thankfully I was able to remove them with a magic eraser and brushed her hair back into place.  The initial disappointment about the hair melted away within a few minutes.  She is a gorgeous doll regardless of how her hair is parted.  Her sweet face and hair color is amazing!
Brigitte arrived with her own little Petitcollin doll.  I forgot to include the doll when I ran outside to snap a few pics while the sun was out.
Who could send this lovely girl back?  Not me!  She is so sweet and downright gorgeous.  She has such a life-like presence.  Her arms are posed very gracefully and she can sit in a more ladylike manner than most vinyl dolls.
I'm so happy that I decided to keep her.  My granddaughter loves her too.  Sometimes we both like entirely different types of dolls, but we agree about Brigitte.
And one last photo, even though it's not a good one.  Her hair looks very fake and plastic-y in this one, but it's not in person.  Her hair is a very nice quality, very pretty and lots of it.   Here you can also see her little traditional Petitcollin baby.

I hope the New Year is bringing you lots of blessings!

Well, Hello There 2017!

Wow, it has been quite some time since I last blogged.  The moths leading up to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day are always very busy.   Our family enjoyed all the holidays and I hope you all did as well.

I did add some dolls to my collection.  I have always had a special place in my heart for Raggedy Ann.  The first doll I remember having was a Raggedy Ann.  Several have come here to live.  All but two are handmade one-of-a-kind dolls.  I will spare you all the details, and leave you with a cute photo of all of them.  This photo does not include Woody Ann, my custom wooden Raggedy.  She has a post devoted to her already.
This first month of 2017 is fading fast.  Time seems to go by so quickly these days.  I hope your New Year is wonderful  and blessed!