Friday, July 27, 2012

Great Thrift Store find

Sometimes in thrifting you find objects that make you wonder, "What on earth were these people thinking".  Other times you find objects that make you exclaim, "I know what they were thinking and what they were thinking was AWESOME".  This is one such find. 
Meet the Debby Doll  Clothes Knitter.

When I first saw the box I thought it was a neat idea--I love anything that encourages craftiness at a young age and hey, I wouldn't mind learning to knit on a spool.  So I dropped the 1.98 and opened her as soon as I got to the car. 
 Well hey, Debby!  Now clearly the previous owner never quite got the hang of spool knitting.  But they were kind enough to leave both spools in the package and leave Deb in her super sweet lemon jumpsuit AND go-go boots.  She had kind of the typical hollow barbie knock off feel to her, until I stripped her. 

 Check out that articulation!!!  Articulation at the shoulders, neck, waist, hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, upper arms AND lower arms.  DAMN!  And I guarantee this was a cheap doll when it was made (the hand mold is very cheesy and badly done), why can't they make cheapo dolls like this now? 

 Now her pupils are not even.  But that is easily fixed.  Debby has earned a spot in my collection just for being such a surprise.  Now I have to scour ebay to see if I can find any more little Debbys. 

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I love thrift stores. 


  1. I can't wait to see what knitting you do!

    1.'re much more optimistic about my attempting it than I am! I'm thinking a lot of tube dresses...

  2. Great find! I can't believe she is articulated! Wow! I have several spools for knitting. Only two are doll size. It is a great winter craft...knitting doll clothing. I've made two or three things. i may do more on snowy days this winter.

  3. Wow! You scored all around. Looking forward to more pictures of Debbie wearing a knitted outfit.

  4. Great find!! I can't wait to see you create an outfit!!

  5. That is actually pretty neat and that jumpsuit is rockin'!

  6. Congratulations on your find! Debbie looks a little like Mary Quant's Daisy.