Well, it isn't ALL because Dee wants to see my not-quite-but-almost-as-large-a-family-as-that-of-my-Sasha-family of Zwergnase Junior dolls. It also has to do with lost clothing. Georgianna, adopted triplet of Violette and Hazel has her own Ruth's Dolls kilt set but it is not to hand and she refuses to wear anything else. As I said she would appear next in the Sasha doll photos, I need to stray for a while.
So, without further ado, here are some of my Zwergs. Now remember, these are the Marmite of the doll world, you either love them, or hate them. So avert your eyes if you hate Marmite --- no, I mean, avert your eyes if you find Zwergnase Junior dolls distasteful. But please, no mean comments, they look tough but they are quite sensitive little souls! There is a little cousin of theirs in Spain who has not appeared too frequently since some slightly mean comments were made!
This is Tina. She has strawberry blond, rooted hair and has chosen to wear a Kidz'n'Cats outfit, topped off with a Hattie hat. I love the slightly puzzled expression on this sculpt.
At 20" tall, these dolls are much bigger than Sashas and a good 2" taller than the Kidz dolls, so the outfit is not perfect for her, but I dislike seeing little girls in the kind of outfit she came in. Just personal taste, of course, but belly tops and pedal pushers are not my favourite look. So here is Tina again, in a Sharon Humphries special rara set.
These are not the best of photos, even by my limitted standard, as it was too bright to show the dolls' true colouring and too windy to keep them stading upright and their hair in place. I like these girls to have a fringe if they have rooted hair as the roots show a lot otherwise, but hers seems very long and in her eyes. The teacher in me worries about her seeing her school work properly, though I can't decide whether I should trim it, would it alter her personalitly too much?
Next is Dhana. She arrived with braids and is an early, wigged doll. When I untied the braids, which were untidy after over 10 years stored at Zwergnase, I discovered her wig is made of rich coloured real hair, so I left it loose, to settle a little.
Oddly, she looks grumpy here, as she normally seems to have a gentle, rosebud mouth. She is wearing most of her original outfit as she has only been here a few days. Once her hair is conditioned properly, I think I'll rebraid it for her.
This is Zwergnase's stock photo. I think she lookes surprised here The slightest difference in the tilt of the head of these dolls makes a huge difference to their 'moods.'
Next in the row of three is Trisha.
She is one of only 13, made specifically for Trisha Pant, of KR Bears and Dolls. She had the doll made to represent herself and another run of 12 blond ones to represent her sister, Karen.
Number four is Tosca. 'Born' in 2004, she is a wigged doll and has the same sculpt as Tina.
Oh, how I love my little Tosca! She has so much personality. At the moment, I have very few photos of her. I did, however, catch her up the little apple tree after bedtime last night. She was waiting to see the lunar eclipse.
Pyjamas? Well, they are just trousers and a top, aren't they?
And climbing trees is so much easier in bare feet.
Go to bed? TONIGHT? Don't you know that this lunar eclipse is an important event that won't happen again for years and years until I'm grown up and too old to enjoy it, just like you are, Mam?
She finally went indoors, grumbing all the while. When we got up to watch it, though, her bed was empty and there she was, waiting patiently in the garden....
And, when the eclipse was over, there she stayed until just after dawn,
when she could be sure the giant dog who lay nearby would not run the risk of being scared of the dark.
Well, that's the first four of my mwphmphwmh.
Who? Me? Mumbling? Speak up, did you say?
I said that is the first four of my sixteen Zwerg Junior kids. Fourteen 20" and two smaller ones.
Yes, yes, I know, I'm greedy. Yes it was six and ten more, sixteen in total...
....No, I didn't lie on Facebook - I really did think I only had 12 bigger kids when I said that but, like Sashas, the Zwergs invite their pals to move in and..........
The other fourteen Zwergs are lining up for their photo shoots, so more to come soon.