Friday, March 6, 2015


(SOLD) This is Fiona!  She began as a later light "skinned" Gotz baby girl from the final production of Sasha in the 2000's.  She had kind of glaring eyes from the factory so she has been remade into a new one of a kind doll!  Fiona means "fair" and her coloring, hair and face painting is fair, light and delicate.   When Gotz issued the lighter skinned dolls in 2000, some people found them "unSasha-like" in that they didn't have the traditional "universal" child skin color.  However, all one has to do is look at Sasha Morgenthaler's studio dolls to see that she always used a wide variety of skin colors for her dolls!  

Fiona's features have been repainted and sealed.  She even has a "quirky" right eyebrow reminiscent of some of the early Frido production dolls :) She has a synthetic mohair wig that has been cut and styled for her and it is baby fine and can be arranged in many ways.  It has a "clear" part in the front so the "scalp" matches her light vinyl color so it looks very natural.

I wanted to make her like an older studio baby even though she was a "modern" Sasha production doll.  She wears an antique doll dress circa 1940's and an old pair of bloomers (that need a new elastic).  Her little dress has a small hole in the back, but her fair appearance really called for something light in both color and fabric.

She has a couple of factory imperfections: her one arm socket is a little more indented than the other but she is not "caved".  Restringing these babies is a horrific task, so I didn't undertake it simply because even if I pushed that out a little bit it would probably just go back to the way it was since I think these later vinyl dolls just came out of the molds and hardened differently.  Her stringing is the perfect tension which I also didn't want to mess with either.
Fortunately it doesn't detract from her appearance.   She can still hug her little springtime Easter bunny that will come with her.  She also has a very faint raspberry birthmark on one leg.  Fiona is $310 and comes signed with a certificate.  I can be contacted here

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