Re-Stringing My Little Baby Doll & More!

I took Cricket’s advice and checked out Rita’s tutorial on how to re-string a celluloid doll, here!

Just in case you would like to try it out. Her instructions were very easy to follow.

I just had to be brave enough, to cut the original elastic cord. I did, and started to re-string him below.

Tools & material: Scissors, thin wire, one pin, thin elastic cord.

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 I could not get some of the old cords out of the limbs. Sadly, all I could do was push it further in, in order for me to make room to put the new cord… (tweezers shown above were not used.) I had some leftover elastic cord from, when I used to own Tiny Secret Fairy abjd’s and Unoa-Lite dolls. Luckily, I kept a roll. I had a thin hook style wire, I made to string my beaded necklaces. It definitely came in handy when I had to feed the elastic cord through, to the other side of the body.

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The hardest part was feeding the knotted piece into the tiny holes in the leg and arms. I had to take a break between, because I ended up with a headache. I was trying to be very careful not to make the hole bigger, and sadly, one of the legs started to come apart at the seams… ugh! So, I told myself, “Time for a break!”, and glued the leg. I did use the pin to carefully push the knot through, into the hole of the limb.

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One done above, whew! Took a bit of coaxing…

Below, I did the arms first, since the other leg was still setting. Not too bad.

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After that, he was done! Now, he sits nicely upright. Such a cutie.

I am very happy he turned out alright. Thanks Cricket and Rita too!

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When, I took a break, I drove up to the mail box and look what came in!

I Binned this amazing Tadie Muz booklet through ebay France. The seller had two for sale.

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 I asked the seller to just send it in an envelope, crazy I know. But, I knew it would get to me faster!

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 The booklet is in excellent condition for its age.

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I have already scanned it. If anybody is interested in getting a copy? Email me.

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Thanks for reading! ~ ggsdolls

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