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Liddle Kiddles dolls. Crochet dresses for them.

 

Liddle Kiddles dolls are loved by collectors in the United States. Until 1917, I hadn’t heard anything about them.

This story began in 2017. One of my clients ordered several dresses and doll suits. It turns out that she was already buying doll dresses from me, but I didn’t know then which dolls she was buying these dolls for.

So, two weeks later, I received the parcel and was surprised that at first I thought it was the order that had not been received. But when I opened the box, I found three puppet bodies without heads! And the note that Connie, my client’s name was, wrote that she wanted to give me a useful gift and sent me these puppet bodies so I could knit new dresses with confidence. That’s how our friendship and puppet work began.

Connie wrote that these dolls are called Liddle Kiddly.

I started making new dresses.

The dolls have a vinyl bendable and obedient body, which is knitted only around the neck, rooted hair that can be combed or put into the hair and drawn features of the face. Wire is inserted inside the bodies to bend the handles and legs.

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After a while, Connie sent me pictures of her dolls in new dresses.


I’ve been looking online, and this is what I’ve learned about these dolls. The dolls Connie collects are called Liddle Kiddles

 

The first 24 Liddle Kiddles dolls were attached to the cardboard base, each one covered with a transparent plastic bubble, each had its own accessories, themed clothes, funny book and most of them had yellow, pink, blue or white plastic combs and a brush.

Each of the 24 dolls had its own name and profession. I am amazed at the fantasies of the company’s designers. They tried to take into account all the nuances and interests of little girls.

With a very small body (2 inches), the dolls had large heads, in proportion to the body.

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Now I remember this story and started looking for information about a company that produced such funny dolls. It was also because I “saved” such a pretty girl on eBay, as it turns out, the same company. And that’s why my story is about Uneeda Doll Company.

Many thanks for your comments! 

 

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Phicen dolls are dolls of this generation. New technology for dolls.

  • New technologies are being actively developed and introduced into dolls production. New materials allow you to create realistic dolls, only fans of dolls are accustomed to hinge joints, and now the new dolls are actively winning the shelves of puppet collections.

It is impossible not to write about modern dolls, so this article is devoted to the Chinese doll, Phicen.   Phicen is a doll with a seamless body, silicone skin and soft to the touch as a person, by the way, Phicen treat Action Figures.
Phicen is produced in China. The look of this dolls t is astonishing, its realism and ability to take incredible poses of the body.

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I saw this doll by chance, and I wrote it down for myself to think about buying it in the future, until one of the customers asked me about it. She wrote, “Aren’t you going to buy it, because I have ideas on how to dress it up?)

This message was the final point in the decision to buy it!

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The doll arrived. I won’t hide my disappointment, but I won’t hide my surprise either.

                                           Main characteristics.
Girl, most likely a woman) height of almost 15 cm. With 26 points of articulation. Very, very pleasant to the touch. Sold in a transparent plastic box with additional accessories: gesture handles and feet under the shoes with heels and a simple set of allegedly ingenious linen). In addition, there is an instruction with a detailed description of the doll’s functionality.

My doll belongs to the second generation of these dolls.
The inner skeleton of the second group of dolls is made of strong stainless steel and has 26 points of articulation with spherical joints.

The bodies can be given countless dynamic poses without much effort. The steel metal frame is covered with a non-toxic, strong, elastic material specially developed for Phicen’s body, it is easy to wash and feels good.

The first generation had a plastic skeleton.

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Phicen 1/6 dolls are most popular. But the principle of production is the same.


The first thing I didn’t like was the imbalance between head and body in normal proportions. In response to my letter, the company wrote that they planned to produce different heads for dolls at a scale of 1:12.


In addition to the body, head and extra pens and feet, there was a set of underwear in the box that I didn’t even try on. Because the material of the doll is not happy with unnecessary changes of clothes (

I was pleased with the incredible mobility of the girl, she can do everything that a real person, her poses are very natural. Unless the fold of her elbow gives her a doll. Minus the material is its subtlety and sometimes it is dangerously translucent.

The hinges move well and effortlessly, and are well fixed. Only the head is not too mobile, it can be rotated around its axis, a little down, but you can’t lift it up. In general, the doll seems reliable and strong, even silicone is not too frightening.
The manufacturer recommends not to leave the doll in a bent state and to store it in a flat position so that no cracks or crevices are formed on the silicone.


Tight rubber bands, hooks, and buttons on clothes can leave marks on the doll’s body, so clothes should not compress silicone, but rather store the doll without clothes.
Wash the doll with baby powder or talcum powder to prevent it from sticking to dirt and hair.

I tried to put on a pair of dresses and realized that knitwear is not recommended for her. It is difficult to stretch a knitted fabric on silicone hands.

Well, a little positive, my  husband squeezed her and said that nothing, a pleasant feeling) But! This doll is not for children’s games!

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My first Barbie doll.

  • I’m almost 55 years old. I’ve never played with a Barbie doll, they just weren’t in Russia when I was a kid.

“Never say never” is a popular phrase, we use it for business and pleasure. This phrase is like a magic spell, you say – I never…, and sooner or later there is an event that like “never”)))

I wasn’t categorical about the Barbie doll, but I didn’t think I needed it at all. First of all, because it’s big. Second, because I didn’t like it for its artificial beauty at the time.
I have a son, not a daughter. So no one asked me to buy it.

  • Never say “never” because “days run so fast and nothing stays the same” (Lao Tzu)

But things are changing, and a week ago, for reasons I don’t know, I woke up thinking about buying it. I used to listen to my thoughts and ideas. Often they helped me choose the dolls that gave me the most pleasure.

I didn’t pick long because I already figured out what kind of Barbie doll I wanted. She should be mobile and blonde. I wasn’t interested in clothes and I chose such an athlete, they had a discount on them) a successful purchase!” width=”280″ height=”300″>

I’ve been knitting to order for women and men for almost 30 years. I like the models that are difficult to make or simple enough. Every craftsman will sooner or later determine his or her own style of knitting. And I also defined my style.
The main reason for buying a Barbie was the desire to tie up some interesting models that are not possible to tie up for small dolls. And there is also a huge stock of yarn that is too thick for miniature knitting.” width=”187″ height=”300″>

So far, only three sweaters and another one are tied up in the process, but I felt the pleasure of knitting for her. I need to give my hands and eyes a rest, I knit all the miniature clothes under the magnifying glass and take the needles thicker.” width=”468″ height=”401″>

I’ve got this amazing sectional dye mohair in my vaults. Just one skeleton, probably bought it for what project) I do not remember already. The sweater turned out to be a great sweater.” width=”424″ height=”331″>

The puppet wardrobe, as well as the wardrobe of any woman must have a white sweater. For autumn I offer a white sweater, skirt and hat. The skirt is tied with a hook of small squares. Hat with a big pompom in this style.” width=”724″ height=”653″>

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  • Thank you very much to the dear guests and readers of Creativhook. New sweaters for your Barbie can be seen in the shop at ETSY
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