Following on from part (1)
The ball joints and string.
In case you’re wondering about the doll on the right, I have simply placed a head from another black Americana dolly on a white doll body that came without the head.
OK, ok I get it. You think I’m weird don’t you? Those creepy doll heads! Not weird. I simply enjoy the creative fun of playing around with old doll heads, body parts and the few old dolls I have.
This head, with moulded hair, is made of strong plastic.
Dolly has brown sleep eyes with remnants of hair eyelashes on top. The eyes are sort of stuck and won’t open and close without my going inside the head and moving the mechanism. The bottom eyelashes are painted on.
Open mouth, dark pink tongue, red lips, two teeth, pink nostrils. On closer inspection there might be a broken top tooth on dolly’s right.
I pushed the eyelids down a little. You can just see the eyelash remnants and you can certainly feel them.
This endearing little black baby doll (made in Australia) is completely composition with eyes painted on.
Two heads are better than one – one is composition, one plastic.
Indeed the black baby has weathered a few storms I believe even a serious head injury. You can see the cracks in the top right of his composition head. Below you can see the wear and tear on his back, his buttocks/bottom, on the side of his head and on his fingers. Poor little chap.
I may put him in my doll hospital here for a head job which will see the split rejoined. I’m not sure, though, as he’s got all sorts of dings, dents and scratches making him quite a shabby little guy and oh so endearing as is. I must admit I have a soft spot for that touch of goth and boho around the house and these little ones can be made to fit the bill depending on how I display them.
To be continued . . . .