I kept seeing so many of these purple-eye dolls on eBay and wondering if anything could be done for them. I had never done eye surgery on a H4H doll, so the thought was a little intimidating, but I couldn't see one of these otherwise perfect beautiful dolls being diminished in this way.
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When I saw a A Life of Faith Elsie Dinsmore doll up for sale on eBay for a buyout of under $50, I jumped! I'd heard good things about these dolls by faithful ALOF fans, but didn't really know much about them personally--other than they seem to regularly sell for between $100-$200 on the secondary market. This particular Elsie didn't look to be in top condition by any stretch of the imagination, but since I figured this might be a rare opportunity for me to finally own one of these beautiful dolls, I didn't think twice and bought her. Read more about Born Again Elsie
And by revisiting China, I mean having a new look at this little darling who up to now had no name I could decide on. But having ordered her directly from China, I decided the name China would suit her, and I think I pretty much like it that way. Isn't she a beauty? She's so unique!
Unfortunately, China as she came to me needed a little help in the wig department and with her winter wardrobe dispersed a while back among the Raven Clan, she's been wearing this shapeless frock by. . . Read more about Revisiting China
I came across a Gotz Pottery Barn Mei on eBay, a "fixer-upper" that seemed like a good idea at the time. . . Her biggest problems were a bad haircut, which is possibly still workable, and bright red--and I mean bright--permanent marker on her face. I can only guess someone was trying to create a Vampire Mei doll and "accessorized" her with blood running down the corners of her mouth--an original idea at least. Read more about Meiday, Meiday!