Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Oops, and some TLC

Ahem...so I had a bit of a blip recently with regards my no spend/sell regime... feeling especially down for various reasons, the foremost being this continued pain that is finding more places on my body to hurt, what did I do but break my regime and um...bought a doll (or two - oops!)  Bad me, but hey sometimes it just has to be done!  One of the dolls arrived yesterday.  She has been on my wish list for several years now after falling for her on Flickr.  I didn't think I would ever be able to get one, as they are either in the USA, or far too expensive here in the UK, so when the opportunity arose to get one here, I went for it.  She is as unlike Sasha as they come!

Here she is just after she arrived...

Two contrasting black and white shots...I quite like the one above with the almost washed out look.

Her hair was a mess, but she had her original dress and panties so that is good.

Naturally the poor girl needed a bath and hair wash. 

Her hands were filthy as were her arms which had a yellow tinge to them.

Just look at that sad little face.  You can see a little hole underneath her left eye, that is where a tear would have been.

Oops, she slipped over in the bath!

Rather undignified don't you think?  Poor thing, thinks I am adding insult to injury.

Her arms already loo a better colour thanks to the Magic Eraser sponge.

I washed her hair, conditioned it, and used fabric softener.  

Sunning herself.

Waiting for her hair to dry.

Such big expressive eyes.

Hair starting to look better and drying well.

When are you going to dress me?

All dressed.  When my sewing MOJO returns I will make her something else to wear.

I took some photos of her in the garden.

Would you like some blueberries?

I didn't eat them.

She looks like she is shrugging here!

Love this shot...

I really enjoyed tidying this doll up, washing her, conditioning her hair etc... it reminded me a bit of when I used to collect Tressy dolls and most of those were waifs that needed attention.  My Tressy doll collection is long since gone, in part to make room for the Sasha and to fund that um, habit..  I only have one remaining, my childhood replacement Tressy.   I do however have some lovely memories of the fun I had giving them some TLC.  

It is funny but by giving this doll some TLC, it was like I was giving myself some and it has helped focus on something different, even if just for a few hours.

Little Miss No Name made by Hasbro in 1965 now has a name  - Nomi  (pronounced No Me)  She needs to be loved and I think has a rather appealing little face, although I am sure many wouldn't agree.  But I like her and that is all that matters!


  1. You did a wonderful job cleaning her up. She´s a cute little doll with a unique kind of charm (as you say, probably not for everyone - but who cares, you can never win´em all). I like her a lot!

    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment. Glad you like her too, she certainly does have her own unique kind of charm.

  2. I'm a fan. Her hair cleaned up so well. I'm quit impressed. You could try making her a tear out of clear nail polish, if you would like her to have one. That is what a doll artist I know uses. Hopefully you will be sewing for her soon. I'm curious as to what personality you will give her.

    1. :-) Your comments always make me smile Julie. Thank you. I am not sure what her personality will be yet, I think she is a little shy at the moment from years of neglect.

  3. she's so interesting. I thought she was a doll called "poor pitiful Pearl" who was somewhat popular in the 1970's.

    1. She is interesting isn't she? Not heard of 'Poor Pitiful Pearl'...that sounds like another sad doll!

  4. She's appealing in her own way. I wonder if she could have been inspired by the Margaret Keane paintings of sad eyed children that were so popular in the 1960's. They made a film a few years ago called Big Eyes that was based on her life. I really think that giving some TLC to a neglected doll can be very therapeutic.

    1. I think she may have been, I am not sure. Certainly I have seen the names tied together, but that might just be what someone thought... I know she was supposed to be Hasbro's answer to Barbie but obviously didn't quite have the desired effect as she was only available for one year I think it was.


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