cracked in the head . . . orphaned vintage composition dolls (Pt 2)




Following on from Pt 1




The ball joints and string.




The little guy on the right came without a head. I simply placed a head from a black Americana dolly on him. I’m not averse to a bit of mixing at times.

Some came in parts only . . . a head or a limb from another body . . .  OK I’m not weird.

I love these old dolls, enjoy finding them, resurrecting them, the creative fun of playing around with them, mixing & matching body parts, replacing broken or missing parts.



This head, with moulded hair, is made of strong plastic.



Dolly has brown sleepy eyes with remnants of hair eyelashes on top.

The eyes are sort of stuck and won’t open and close without my going inside the head and moving the mechanism.   The bottom eyelashes are painted on.



Open mouth, dark pink tongue, red lips, two teeth, pink nostrils.  On closer inspection there might be a broken top tooth on dolly’s right.

I pushed the eyelids down a little. You can just see the eyelash remnants and you can certainly feel them.





Two heads are better than one.

This endearing little black baby doll in the front (made in Australia) is completely composition her eyes painted on.





Indeed the little one has weathered a few storms . . .  even a head injury as you see in the cracks in the top right of her head. 




She has wear and tear on her back, her buttocks/bottom, on the side of her head and, as you see, on her fingers.

Indeed, she’s got all sorts of dings, dents, cracks & scratches making her a real shabby little gal, truly cracked in the head but always endearing.


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And I’m not averse to a touch of goth,  boho, around the house & these little ones can be made to fit the bill if I want & depending what I do with them 



. . .  to be continued in Pt 3






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