Saturday, May 21, 2016

Zwernase Art doll Suse

I love Zwergnase dolls, they have such interesting and characterful faces.  I have only ever owned two Juniors but have always enjoyed looking at the art dolls, but their prices have kept me from buying one.  That, plus the fact that I really don't like cloth parts on dolls.  However, I just happened to look on Marja Holstege's website and was smitten by a girl she had for sale on there.  The doll is question is called Suse and she is from 1996.  I decided to order her and she arrived yesterday from the Netherlands.

Suse is 65cm tall and is number 60 of 300 dolls made.  She has a human hair wig and blue hand painted eyes.  The art dolls nowadays come with German glass eyes but Suse, being from back in 1996 has painted eyes.  She is mostly vinyl but has cloth from just below her chest down to mid thigh and then there are small parts of cloth on her upper arms. 

Her default outfit consists of a grey knit short sleeved dress with another flowered knit dress with string shoulder straps over the top.  She has white knickers, black socks and the 'famous' Zwergnase black real suede boots.  She also has a small silver handbag but I've not taken that out of the packet yet.  She is signed by the artist on her 'stomach' and her release number is also handwritten there.

What I really fell in love with was her face though, she has the most goofy look about her which I liked instantly I saw her.  I know she won't be everyone's 'cup of tea' but I guess it would be a pretty boring world if we all liked the same, wouldn't it!!

Like a lot of the Zwergnase dolls, people say that 'this one' or 'that one' remind them of someone....and this girl is no exception.  As soon as I saw her out of her box she reminded me of someone I know and I was tempted to name her after that person, but have decided against it because I don't want to cause offence.  So for now I'm still thinking of a name for her.

Here are some quick photos I took yesterday when I removed her from her box:









A close up of her handpainted eyes:






I have since put her hair into two plaits and have been measuring her up to make patterns for her clothes.  I will take more photos once she has 'settled in' :)

Thank you for visiting, I hope you've enjoyed seeing  Suse and hope you are all having a great weekend :)


16 comments:

  1. She's gorgeous Sharon. I love some of the art dolls but because they are so much bigger than the Juniors I've managed not to buy one , but have been tempted. Suse is so lifelike and such a sweet face, some can have quite quirky faces.
    I think she'll settle in well in your doll group and I'm looking forward to seeing her again out she's been given the Sharon doll treatment! Can you send a little bit of that Spanish sun our way for a few days ? :) xxxx

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    1. Thanks Dee, she is lovely but as you know since writing this post I realised she's too tall for me, so will be moving on. Shame though as she is so pretty and I love her little teeth!
      Xxx

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  2. Wow, she is a tall girl! I love her face, actually...I think it has so much expression. I would love to see a comparison shot of her next to some of your other dolls once you get her dressed and settled, just to get an idea of her size. She looks like such a nice collectible doll!

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    1. Thanks Farrah, she really does have a great face, full of expression but soo tall that my other dolls look very odd with her. But I think I do have someone interested in being her new mum so we will see :)
      xxx

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  3. She's gorgeous - I love the intensity and the brightness of her eyes. Congratulations on bringing her home! :)

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    1. Thanks JS she is very nicely painted, a lovely girl indeed :)
      Xxx

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  4. She is gorgeous. I really like her eyes, having got used to the glass ones on the art dolls, I wondered what the painted ones would look like but they are stunning. She is a beautiful and will look so gorgeous in Sharon outfits!

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    1. I was really curious too Jenni and have to say am not disappointed in her quality or prettiness at all, she is just too big unfortunately....now if she were Junior size ......
      Xxx

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  5. She's a stunner! On some of the photos, you wouldn't believe her eyes are "only" painted. I love the look of the larger Zwergnase dolls. Well there's only room for three of the smaller ones in our little house...
    Looking forward to the clothes she's going to get.

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    1. Thanks Ursula, yes she really is lovely, isn't she. I do love Zwergnase dolls, they are great quality and have such expressive faces.
      Xxx

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  6. She is great - even with teeth showing which is something I usually don't like. My first Zwergnase is waiting for me in USA - a junior girl - you and Dee are bad influences! ;-)

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    1. I know what you mean about teeth, I sometimes don't like them either, but in this case I do love how they look!
      So spill the beans Mrs J, who is coming home from the US with you?
      I hope you'll come and join the Zwergnase Juniors group when she or maybe he, comes home!
      Xxx

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  7. Oh she's a lovely girl Sharon, I love those teeth, they are just like mine! LOL!
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. You mean you have painted teeth??!! ;)
      Thanks Xanadu, she's lovely, isn't she!
      xxx

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  8. She is wonderful Sharon! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing her again wearing your newly created outfit. I am sure a name will come to you soon. :) xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Ginger, she is a lovely girl isn't she! I'm not sure that she will get an outfit, but we shall see!
      Xxx

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