Yes, it is true. My hubby and I go looking for dolls and doll furniture every week at all the thrift stores. These are all old dolls in need of work and clothes and all that you already know. I love the work I am doing with the dolls. Last week we found some great doll furniture. A wicker cradle, a love bunch and a wicker chair and one little doll that I got cleaned up.
Well today was our usual Goodwill day as it is 25% off for seniors. We were going up and down the toy aisle and looking for dolls and rejected what was there. We always stop in the porcelain aisle but because I have not had good luck with selling this type of doll and they are always priced higher, we just look at them and pass them by. I picked up this Indian baby and said isn't she cute, to bad she is porcelain. I put her back and we walked to the back of the store to see if there was any furniture, trims or fabric we could get. Nothing there and I saw an oil lamp that looked nice from a distance but when I got up close it was to new to be sold as an antique so past on it. I was ready to leave and just as we got up to where the dolls were again, John says don't you want this Indian doll. I loved the look but know she probably wouldn't sell and that is what we do this for, but I decided, oh heck, I can buy something for myself once in a while. She was a little messy but I got her home, brushed her hair and the fur on her outfit. Then I found she did have a cute little necklace with bells on it. She sits in a swing that is just attached at the top of the head. Right now she is hanging in my kitchen but I am going to be putting her in my sewing room and I will be able to smile at her every day when I am in there.
I guess it is good to find something for myself once in a while. She is dressed in lavender which is one of my favorite colors. She has a couple of things I still need to fix. Some of the feathers need replacing and one eyelash is missing but she is so sweet even if I never get the little things fixed.
By the end of the week, I should have another doll in the mail that I can work on but at this point in time, I really don't have anything new coming out. I miss working on dolls every day.
Tomorrow I have to get an album together to take to a store so that they can show my dolls there. I am hoping that one of these days they will carry some of the dolls and not just pictures of the dolls.