Friday, January 27, 2012
I Didn't Even Know She Was Teen Skipper
I bought this doll about 8 yrs ago from the Goodwill. I think she was dressed in an old style dress. I never realized, until a couple of months ago, that she is a Teen Skipper doll. In my mind, she was an older lady that I intended to use as a grandmother. Amazing how our eyes and mind can play tricks on us. I realized that she was a Teen Skipper when I was perusing someone's Flickr photos. I thought I saw that she was Babysitter Teen Skipper, that came with three babies, on Debbie of Black Doll Collecting site, but I searched high and low and can't find that post. At the time when these Teen Skippers were out, I was on a doll break and not really involved with them at all. So I missed out.
So this is, I believe, Babysitter AA Teen Skipper.
She is a great candidate for any of those Model Muse pants, that don't fit too many dolls. I love this doll now. How can I look at her over an 8 yr period and see an old lady? Very perplexing.
I had to show my Kwanzaa doll again. I am sooo in love with this doll. I'm not sure if I told you guys I finally named her India. Why, you ask? Because she is a hairdresser and whenever I think of doll hair I think of our blogger friend Tracy India of Dolls and the City. I always look to see what Tracy is going to do to her dolls' hair. Ever since I deboxed this doll a couple of weeks ago, I have been oohing and ahhing. For the past 8+ years, I have seen her pretty regularly in the basement. I had the boxed dolls on display so that I could see them all. In her box, this doll was just so-so to me. I could take her or leave her. So now I am asking myself, how can you possibly be so in love with this doll? Of course now, I have scouring the faces of all the dolls that are still boxed and wondering, who will be my next big surprise. I am also questioning how many times I am looking at other things/people and not seeing/appreciating them for what/who they really are.
I did get a little surprise today when I deboxed my 'NSync doll. The doll is not only articulated, but it is a dancing doll. It has a very small (unobtrusive) lever in the back that makes her move. She has a twist and turn waist. There is some kind of mechanism inside her shoulder area that enables her to do actual NSync moves. You will soon see who inherited this body.