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. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 is clearing out LIV dolls and accessories

While looking for a play set that my 7 year old wants, I came across some Liv dolls/accessories on sale for 5-6 each.  They even have "black" Alexis, who is a great skin match for a lot of the brown barbies.  Go!