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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wellie Wisheres - Emerson

Quick update. I went to Toys-R-Us and I got Wellie Wishers Emerson. I think she is just adorable. I will be going back soon to get another WW soon. I already know who I'm going to pick lol. Anyway here are a few quick pics of Emerson.

I spent way too much time in the store trying to pick the right one. 

I still have dolls waiting to be deboxed, but I couldn't wait to open her!

She will fit right in with my Hearts 4 Hearts girls.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cali Girl Teresa - Consignment Store Find

I found this Barbie at a consignment store. The price was right so I quickly scooped her up. She is Cali Girl Teresa 2004. She and her dress are in excellent shape although it is not her original outfit. Her hair does need to be tamed.

Her face is gorgeous. I just love this Barbie mold. Later Mattel changed the Teresa doll mold.

Here she is with my other Barbie Teresa dolls. (From left: Cali Girl Teresa 2003, Fashion Fever Teresa 2004, Cali Girl Teresa 2004, Unknown Teresa)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hearts for Hearts Doll - Dell

I got this cute Hearts for Heart doll Dell for a good price. The only thing wrong with her is that she had a few ink spots on her face.

I've seen lots of people on blogs use benzoil peroxide (Cleracil) so I gave it a try. After a few days it was still there.

So I did the next step. I covered her eyes because the eyes on these dolls tend to fade and I'm not sure if it is because of sun exposure. I then wrapped her face in gauze to keep the cotton balls intact.

I covered her with a sheet and left only the part of her face exposed with benzoil peroxide. I put her out in the sun for an hour.       

She came out perfect. Her vinyl was very soft at first but then firmed back up. I know this technique is probably old news for most seasoned doll collectors but it's nice to see that it works.