And no Ronny, before you start to complain, we are not talking about Gotz Sashas or Gregors here, but two Gotz 18 inch vinyl 'play dolls'! The first was a planned purchase, I saw that an internet friend was selling a brown eyed brunette Gotz Hannah without her outfit, for a very reasonable price. The doll had not been played with and only used as a clothes model, so I decided to snap her up. The seller sent her to my mum's house for me to collect and bring home, so saving on postage. Here she is, I have dressed her in an outfit I made recently for my Kidz n Cats girl, and have called her Erin:
The second girl was a completely unexpected purchase and what a delightful 'buy' she is too! She is a Gotz/Steiff Limited Edition Giselle from 2003. I had been looking for one for a while but they are quite rare these days and so far this gorgeous girl had eluded me. However, my friend in the UK had one and promised to give me first refusal should she ever decide to sell hers. And sure enough, my lovely friend decided to surprise me by bringing her to the Chat n Snap so that I could see her!!! And gave me the opportunity to adopt her!!!!! I'm just delighted with her, she's so pretty! She has the same body shape as the Hannah above her colouring is slightly darker I think. She was produced by Gotz in collaboration with the Steiff company in Germany....you can't see it in these photos but she has a small gold plated stud in her earlobe like the soft toys produced by the Steiff company have . She was pristine in her box with her full outfit, original hairstyle and tags still attached!!! Here she is still in her box:
I decided to take the clips out of her hair but so far have left her ponytail in place. I had to flatten her box to fit it in my suitcase though!!! Once home, I removed her original outfit and stored it, and now she is dressed more casually so that she can play with the other 'children' here! ;) I have called her Joie, which I think is the perfect name for her :)
I'm really looking forward to making these two lovely girls some outfits of their own in the near future!