Today's doll is another cute baby.
She's a Turtlemark doll.
Turtle Mark is the American name for the German company Rheinische Gummi. They are mostly known for their celluloid dolls.
This doll is about 18 inches tall.
Ok,here's the thing about this doll. I got her in an auction lot. I didn't buy her on purpose. Before I took these pictures I thought she was kind of cute, BUT. I was going to get rid of her because she's in such bad shape. Her hair is crispy.
I hadn't even tried to comb it before I took the pictures yesterday. She has damage to her face paint.
|The big circle is a sunspot.|
When I was trying to clean her face and eyelids,her left eye wouldn't open,and her right eye wouldn't close. I finally got the right eye to close so I could clean her eyelid,and then it wouldn't open again! The left eye was stuck closed,and she lost a good few eyelashes while I was trying to open it! I finally got them both open,and they work sometimes now.
But now she has paper towel fibers in her eyelashes! (Those paper towels are the worst. I was cleaning the new car the other day, and the paper towels left more fiber on the dashboard than there was dust to begin with!)
But the worst part was that her body is a horrible dirty mess.
|Aaaaaaand her eye is stuck again!|
She didn't even have any clothes. I had to figure out something to photograph her in to feature her on Doll-A-Day. I wanted to though, because she is cute,has her own charm, and she's not something you see often. So I sorted out this vintage real baby dress.
Well, she turned out to be so cute, and have such personality and amazing eyes.
Now I'm in love! What do I do?! The kid needs cleaned.
She has also now appropriated this baby dress as her own! I can't just reclaim my dress! It looks too good on her!
So anyway,she has the soft, stuffed body, which is a thick cotton fabric. It's almost like a thin canvas. And of course, she has vinyl arms legs, and head.
|Cute little baby toes.|
Her beautiful,realistic eyes are sleep eyes.
|She must be half asleep...|
That's today's doll.
See you tomorrow for another one.