Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Little newbie!

This little one arrived yesterday from the UK having been adopted from Ebay a couple of weeks ago.  She was, in fact, a 'he', a Gregor with white elastic in both arms and legs, so I believe dates to about 71-72.  The poor boy was in a bit of a mess.   Firstly, he was FILTHY!  His face and body were really dirty and his brunette hair was awfully 'crunchy' and falling, so I removed it easily as it was literally breaking off at the roots.  However, that wasn't even the worse of his problems.  He had a nylon stocking/sock over his head which had a very unpleasant odour about it....but worse was to come.  The sock, once removed, had a clear and distinct dirty footprint on it!  As you can imagine, I was NOT impressed.  So the boy has now had a thoroughly good scrub but he still smells weird, like some sort of 'gone off' floral smell, which is quite cloying and unpleasant.  So I think he'll need to have the 'cat litter' treatment done on him in the hope that it will go away.

In the meantime, I restrung his arms as the elastic had gone all loose and I put a wig on him and he is now a 'she'.  I have also bought another wig for her and soon she will have outfits of her own.    I think she's a cute, shy little thing and think she'll fit in perfectly here with the rest of the dambuster dolls!






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  1. LOVE her Sharon...you've done well !! xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks so much Ronny. It'll be better soon when she loses her smell!

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  2. Oh dear, sounds like quite an unpleasant arrival experience, however, you have done wonders with him/her....although I still see a boy...why is that I wonder? Tge wig looks great and I think she will settle in very well indeed.

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    1. She's settling in well and will soon be odour free aswell, I hope!! Thanks Lorraine.

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  3. congratulations with her arrival! although that was a pretty shocking state of affairs - the poor doll! well she's found you & you've done wonders for her already! I'm in love! She's gorgeous! Can't wait to see her in her own clothes etc.and of course a name to suit her:)

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    1. Thanks Nikola! It certainly was, I mean whoever thought of using a dirty sock .... it makes me feel a bit itchy even thinking about it!!!

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  4. Loving his/her sweet little face. Really suits that wig. Definitely a keeper inspite of the odours!

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    1. Thanks very much Kendal, glad you like her in the wig. I do like this wig on them, I might have to get another as a spare in case this one wears out!!

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  5. What an adorable little newcomer! <3

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  6. She looks lovely - how many does that make now?

    Penny
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    1. Ahhh now you know that expression "never ask a lady her age?" .... well it's a bit the same for dolly collectors!!! Actually the numbers have stayed the same because this one replaces one that I sold!!!! Does it count if the head left but the body stayed to join another head??? ;-)

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  7. Gorgeous face but I do think a boy should stay a boy!. Although if people keep changing the boys into girl's my boys will be worth a fortune owing to their rarity !!! So go right ahead !! :))

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    1. Thanks Dee. Well I know what you mean but really it's only just a few eyelashes that make all the difference, isn't it? I might add some one day...or maybe he will remain a boy...it really depends on how the wig that I've ordered looks on him, it could go either way!
      I think you need to send Zac to me for a holiday and then I can decide!! ;)

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    2. I am afraid Zak and his cute butt will have to stay well away from you for safely reasons :)

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    3. Awww, but I promise, hand on heart, that I won't squeeze his little chubby butt!!! ;)

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  8. As cute as she is with that streaky blond wig, I think there is still a shy little boy lurking underneath it. Would yu be open to trying on a shorter wig, just to see?

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    1. There is currently a very stinky boy not hiding at all at the moment Janet!!!! I haven't been able to get the cat litter yet, but he's definitely going to end up in some very soon if this weird flowery smell doesn't leave!!!!
      I have another wig on order, I hope it will suit him more, and then I will decide what to do with him ie whether he will remain a 'he' or 'come-out' as a 'she'! Until I see him wearing the wig, I really can't be sure.

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