Monday, August 14, 2017

Little Darling Dolls by Dianna Effner

These are Little Darling dolls sculpted by Dianna Effner and painted by Geri Uribe and Joyce Matthews.

Mold # 1 - Shiloh by Master Doll Artisan Geri Uribe

Mold #1 -Tiffany - By Geri Uribe
Mold # 1 - Dakota by Geri Uribe
Mold # 1 - Zea by Joyce Matthews  

Mold # 2 - Ishi by Geri Uribe
Mold # 3 - Tatem by Geri Uribe
Mold # 3 - Sophia Grace by Joyce Matthews

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dianna Effner Little Darling Dolls

Dianna Effner Little Darling dolls are hand painted 13" Vinyl studio dolls. They are available in 3 molds - mold/sculpt # 1, 2 & 3.

For new Little darling doll collectors, it is hard to distinguish which one is mold # 1 & which one is mold # 2. The easiest way is to look at the eyes. Mold # 1 dolls have bigger eyes.

This is Dakota painted by Master Artist Geri Uribe. She is a mold/sculpt # 1.

This is Portia, also painted by Geri Uribe and she is mold # 2. She has smaller eyes.
This is Cheyenne, painted by Geri Uribe and she is a Mold #3. Mold # 3 is easy to identify - they have contagious smile.

There are different artists painting these beautiful little darlings. You can place your order @ by paying the deposit of $100. An invoice will be issued for the remaining amount and shipping once the artist is done painting and is ready to ship. They are currently selling for $350 and waiting period varies per artist (around 9-17 months or longer). Some may also be available on ebay for a  much higher price for those who do not have the patience to wait.

Other artists like Joyce Matthews, Nellie Valentino and others have their own website and may require a different method of purchase.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kidz 'n Cats Dolls - A Tribute to the Talented Seamstress

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we would like to pay tribute to the talented seamstress who made outfits for our Kidz' n Cats Dolls - Brigitte.
The kidz 'n Cats dolls are really fun to dress up!
 Evita, Tinka, Henriette, Aletta & Pippa are grateful to you... Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Masterpiece Doll - Sabrina

Masterpiece Doll "Sabrina" is a 34" all vinyl doll designed by Monika Levenig. She is limited to 350 pieces worldwide. She comes in different styles/combinations such as brunette hair and blue eyes, blonde hair and blue eyes, and strawberry blonde hair with brown eyes.
She has ball joints in the elbows and knees. 
She has the face of 3-4 years old girl. She is so adorable on her pink tutu, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. 
She is so much fun to dress up. All outfit I bought for her are size 3T and size 7 shoes.
Sabrina has a bubbly personality.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Annette Himstedt Doll - Yufang

I bought a lot of dolls out of curiosity and Annette Himstedt Doll "Yufang" is just one of them.  I first had Shireem but I couldn't bond with her so I let her go.
 So what drove me into buying another Himstedt Doll? I guess I adore their very lifelike features. I watch You tube videos and they look so adorable. I also keep viewing  other collectors' photos and they are very pretty. One thing I noticed about these dolls is that they are more of the ethnic side not much of the fashionable rich little girls.

Yufang is a part of the 2005 First World Children’s Summit Collection. She is 35 1/2" and is limited to 377 pieces worldwide.She is from China.

She has human braided hair.
She has a lot of markings/tags in different parts of her body.

There are some kind of screws used on her arms. I like the way her arms are strung but I am a bit concerned about her being so shiny. This is something that you should ask when buying Himstedt dolls. Since I bought her never redressed and SOLD AS IS, I couldn't really complain. First of all, she was never redressed and stayed in her box in the storage so I am guessing the seller didn't know about this issue.
I like her a lot but I was hoping she is all vinyl.  Her lower cloth body make it hard for her to stand on her own without a stand. She can sit pretty well though.
As I always do, within 5 minutes of a new doll arriving, I debox and redress my dolls and so I did with Yufang.
She is really fun to photograph.

She doesn't have much outfits at home yet. She can wear size 7 toddler shoes.

She is also a great friend to Masterpiece dolls.