Hello everybody! I am so excited to join Doll Observers and see the lovely dolly photos here. Well, while I am dolly daft, I am not so much of a doll collector. I do have lots of the old Pedigree Sindy dolls, most of them from when I was little, and what I like to do is sew them outfits. What this usually means is that I have about 20 bare dolls lounging round on the doll stand my dad made, all of them waiting for the next wave of outfits to hit them.
I also buy scruffy old dollies in the charity shops and make them lovely again by doing their hair and restoring them and sewing them new outfits. I sell my rescued dolls at craft fairs and on ebay - most of the dolls I rescue are Barbie, Bratz, Disney Princesses, Steffi Love, Tanya, and the occasional Hasbro Sindy. I recently did up lots of little Kellys - they are so cute! Their clothes are so fiddly to make though - arrggghhhh!
Each season I sew a collection of Sindy and Barbie clothes that I sell in my online Dolly Fashion shop, Xavier and Xenobia. I also put a few OOAK outfits up there too. I like to make my dolly clothes so that they are easy to take on and off, so lots of velcro!
Ooh, I am looking forward to lots of dolly discussions!
This is too cool! You are the first person I have ever met that uses xenobia as an online name. I have used Xenobia as part of email address for as long as I have had email!
My real name though is Barbara E! Welcome to the board.
Thanks for the hello! Great to hear about you dolly rescue efforts, its always sad to see the poor neglected dollies wishing for a new home Keep up the good work!