Monday, July 29, 2013

Older Doll & Reviews

Attic Antics

I thought of a new feature, one that highlights the older dolls in our collection. Today I’d like to introduce Steven. I’ve had him as long as I can remember and he didn’t arrive new to me. Don't ask me how he got his name...he's just always been Steven or Steve to me.
I’m not sure who made his clothes. He has always had these too and they are knitted, not crocheted. It's a nice tight knit, but definitely handmade. The pink tie at the top of the jacket has broken, but that is the only other holes. The little suit consists of jacket, shorts, and booties. You can just see the shorts peeking out in the above picture.

If you take his clothes off, he still has clothes on. 

Check out the detail on his shoes…laces!

His arms and legs do not move, but his head does. He has brilliant blue eyes. The funny thing about Steven is that he has a squeaker. (Which reminds me of the little penguin in Toy Story). It still works well. 

There is a mark on the back of his head and one on his back. All I could make out was Sun and 1956. Despite a few scuffs he is in great condition. 

I hope you enjoy this new feature. It will pop up from time to time. Thank you for visiting with us.


Our Generation Wellies

Currently Our Generation shoes are “price cut” items at Target. All are $2.99 (at least in SE PA). These purple wellies caught my eye. Since we only have the one pair from Lanie’s collection and we share them, I was hoping this would be an inexpensive solution and allow us all to be properly dressed for the rain.
The plastic is flexible. Love the color and design. (They also come in orange with red design)

However, I just couldn't get them any further than this. It's sad too, because the one flower color matches the skirt.

Melody is an older doll on the pre-Mattel side of AG…does that make a difference with limbs? I know it does with body shape and vinyl color. Please comment with suggestions or your experience.

New Outfit

I saw this lovely Our Generation outfit at Target. The set includes a straw hat, striped sundress, anklet socks, pink shoes, and a hanger. 

The socks are a bit too white. They match neither the dress nor the bow on the shoes. The shoes are of a hard, but flexible plastic. The pink color matches the pink stitching on the dress. 

The sleeveless dress has stripes of light and dark green on an ivory background. There is rouching in the bodice and a flower embellishment at the waistline.

The material is study and the stitching in the hem straight (although using the zig zag stitch). There is no fraying. 

The garment has Velcro closure in the back.

The hat has a nice shape. Sounds like straw, but has some plastic keeping it together too. Still very cute.

Leave a comment below to let me know which of the girls you’d like to see model this outfit: Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, or Melody.

That’s all for today.
Thank you for stopping!
Best wishes,
(I'm getting a signature mark soon too. :D ) 

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