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Rerooted Vintage Sindy Clone is a Daydream

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I picked up some rather sorry looking vintage Sindy clones in a charity shop recently you can see the before picture here...

The doll I rerooted is the one in the middle...

Abd, thanks to www.reotrodolls.co.uk and their nylon 'Daydream' hair here is the after shot...

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Vintage Doll Giveaway!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I've decided that it has been quite long enough since I last ran a giveaway on the site,  so up for grabs is this pretty vintage Italian souvenir doll.  This glamorous doll is still sealed inside her original box which features some lovely retro illustrations.

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Weekend Bargain Hunting

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Found these two little cuties antiquing on Sunday.  I don't think they're very old, but they are very cute ^_^


Retrodolls Stain Remover Saves the Day

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Recently I had a mishap with one of my favourite Tidgy Dolls, Sheila.  I took her out for the day and popped her in my purse 'to keep her safe' only to find the dark lining had stained her face terribly :(

I managed to fade the marks a little by scrubbing with bicarbonate od soda (that's what the white residue is) but as you can see, it didn't help much!

So I ordered some doll stain re...

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Introducing Hedy Little

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I posted on Facebook recently that my The Littles 'Daphne' doll (who I call 'Sheila') had sustained severe staining to her face recently from contact with the dark lining of my purse (I actually put her in the purse to keep her safe, how dumb am I!?)

I've ordered some doll stain remover from Retrodolls so we'll see if she can be fixed.  In the meantime I decided to adopt another Littles daughter, commercially known as ...

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Tiny Frocks!

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Today Sheila (My Mattel 'The Littles' doll) and I have mostly been mostly making tiny dresses!

Quite a feat as she is only two and a half inches tall!


Happy Valentine's Day from The Tidgy Dolls

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Valentines Day!

Kid Kore Find

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Look what I found on a Cat's Protection League charity stall at the weekend.  This adorable (if rather dirty) little Kid Kore doll from the early 90s.

She needs a bit of a bath but her conscience is clean since she helped raise funds to help all those little kitties ^-^...

She se...

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Victoriana

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Today I am all about the Victorians.  I'm a bit of a Victorian buff actually, I love Victorian novels, watching The Victorian Farm and Victorian Pharmacy on tv, and recently bought some Victorian style clothing pattenrns to make for myself (my first attempt at actual human size (or 1:1 scale) sewing!).

Last night we went to see the latest screen adaptation of my favourite book of all time 'Jane Eyre'.  It was rather good and made me want to re-read my Victorian favourites (I w...

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Exhibition of Toys at St Mary's Church, Whitby

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (2)

We just got back from a family holiday in our favourite place.  Whitby.

St Mary's church is a beautiful church right on the clifftops of Whitby and the churchyard is even one of the locations which appears in the original Bram Stoker novel, Dracula!

I managed to snap some entirely less scary pics of dolls featured in an exhibition of childrens items inside the church however :)

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