Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!
I did a doll body transplant this morning! I've always loved this vintage Mattel Emotions Cameo Doll's face but her body was weird and never worked for photos etc... Still, I kept her cos she was so pretty and also because I named her Diane after my Mom. Since I did that, I've mostly gotten away from buying vintage dolls and have zero'd in on the 14 to 18 inch variety. It looks like I never gave her a proper review but you'll see in the photo's below what I mean by her having a weird body. She was 20inches tall and so always a tiny bit too tall for all the doll outfits I own and also she had those fabric legs that are impossible to stand on... Still... I was attached to her beautiful face because she does remind me of my beautiful Mom Diane.
Then, yesterday as I was weeding out my dolls I finally decided to get rid of the first Our Generation Doll I ever re-wigged (first doll I ever rewigged now I mention it). I've since learned that when it comes to wigs, you get what you pay for!! So her wig was lame.
Then, as I glance at her in the Goodwill box (cos lets get real, it's not even worth it to eBay her with that dreadful hair!) I had one of those "light bulb goes on" moments and think "one doll who's body I don't like and one doll with a head/hair I don't like... Wait...!"
So I made a whole new doll with the parts I loved!
When I got the heads off, I found that the older doll had a strange plastic 'neck' coming out of her head... So I just removed a bit of the stuffing from the OG body to accomidate for the space it took up. I actually think that little bit of 'neck' makes her head more sturdy so I don't mind. Then I put a bit of extra stuffing in the old body before I put the OG head on it so it'd fit better...
I plan to donate the "soft vintage body with OG head" to Goodwill. Perhaps it'd make a good doll for a little girl who wants to sleep with an 18inch doll because the body is softer? Who knows... I'll let the next owner decide that. (I'll put a dress on her before she goes out the door)
See how the legs were longer and soft so she couldn't stand up at all, even with a stand really... Lame!
I just put in new zip ties in the necks... I wish I could find a place that sold zip ties with a smaller 'notch' but when the hair is down, you don't really notice anyway...
All stitched up!
I am totally stoked with how she came out! I know her face complexion and the body complexion aren't perfect but I still love her.
Now she can wear all the other fashions and do photo shoots with the other dollies!!
So sweet! Do you see why I love her face?
Better run get ready for church tonight!
Till next time!