About Me

Me in 2007. I'm a lot greyer now.
Me in 2007. I’m a lot greyer now.

I have been collecting dolls now since the 1990’s although I already had a few before that.  I collect several types including dolls from the 1960s, the type I played with as a child. In fact I still have my first baby doll and several of my other old dolls including a Sindy from 1963 or 64.

I also like dolls made by the Australian company Netta. I feel a connection to these dolls because the factory was in Adelaide where I lived for many years.

However the largest part of my collection is fashion dolls, Sindy of course but also Tammy and both vintage and modern Barbie dolls.

I live in the Huon Valley in Tasmania with Cindy the dog and Polly the cat. I also enjoy scrapbooking, taking photos of places around Tasmania and seeing new places.

My doll wishlist:

  1. A Pedigree Walker-I am always watching these on eBay. One day I will get one. I got one but now I want another one!
  2. To own every outfit in my old “Sindy Set” booklet from 1964-5
  3. A Swirl Ponytail Barbie-I’d settle for a repro but a real one would be brilliant. –  My sister got me one for Christmas. How good was that?

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  1. Hi
    I found your page today while looking for info on “Wendy” my “floppy doll”. Wendy is a Dee Gee doll made in Canada.she looks similar to Thumbilina except she has closing eyes.
    There is not much information out there about Dee Gee at all. Wendy would have to be close to 50 as i am 55.
    Love your pages
    Kind regards
    Lyn warren


  2. Hi, there! Responding to your comment on my Bride & Groom swan. First, they aren’t really “mine”, although I probably have as much claim to them as anyone. I was told that a neighbor “up river” imported 7 black swans from Australia many years ago. As far as I know, my “Groom” swan is the last remaining one of the seven. And I don’t know for sure that he’s a he…or that “Bride” swan is a “she”. Since you commented that you had read back in previous posts, you know their story. They’ve become very dear to my husband and me, and I find myself worrying about them when a storm approaches….. Thanks for reading!

    I’m going to come back soon to look around your blog – I have a few of my dolls from childhood: Shirley Temple, Baby Tears, and Chatty Cathy. Gave away my Barbies when I thought I was too old for dolls, and have regretted that for many years.


    • Thanks for explaining. I was quite puzzled about that. I am glad that Groom found a friend even of a different species. I was so curious I had to see if there was an explanation and I think you are very lucky to have them both as regular visitors. Is Bride a bit larger than Groom? I had the impression that white swans were larger but I haven’t seen as many, only in the UK.
      Regarding the dolls I gave away a lot of mine as a teen as well and this collection kind of started with me wanting to replace childhood favourites and obtain others that I’d alway liked but never had. After that it just went a bit mad. 🙂


      • Groom seems “taller”. Bride has a lame foot, so she has difficulty walking. She’s so graceful in the water and so awkward on land!


  3. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog today! I have my old Chatty Cathy, Shirley Temple and Tiny Tears dolls from my childhood. Sadly, I gave away all my Barbies and their clothes to my niece when I decided I was too old to play with dolls, a decision I still regret…


  4. Hello. My mother, who is the doll collector/sellf found a working 1992 Toy Biz Baby Loves to Talk doll today. Would anyone know where I can find the pamphlet containing the instructions for this doll. Thanks in advance.


    • Hi Donna I don’t know if the company that made her is still in business, if so you could contact them. Otherwise I’d just try a search to see if anyone has posted one online. If anyone who reads the blog has one and can help Donna out with a copy then please let us know.


  5. Hi, I am looking for a specific Corolle doll and I am wondering if you might be able to help me. I believe the doll I am looking for is this one. My three year old daughter died ten months ago very suddenly. She was in hospital and when they took her away, her Corolle doll was with her. I hadn’t realized it would be cremated with her, and I would like to get a replacement. I have done a lot of web browsing, and the only thing I can find is in France for 35 Euros plus about $45 shipping, so thought I might try some other avenues. Hers was 12 inches with a bean bag white body printed with the Corolle logo, and vinyl arms and legs. The eyes didn’t open and close, but they were blue, and it had short blonde hair. Grace was a very special little girl, born at 26 weeks under extremely adverse conditions, and survived through so much to come out a happy, healthy girl with no problems except for a bowel issue that wasn’t supposed to be much of an issue. Unfortunately, complications from the bowel scar tissue that doctors nor ANY imaging could see ultimately took her within 18 hours of being admitted to hospital for what was supposed to be a minor infection. It would really mean a lot to me if I could get another of this doll, so any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. This is a picture of Grace with her baby. I had sent an email off to Corolle themselves, but they didn’t think they would have this particular doll in stock, as it was a number of years old. This is what it looks like, probably from 1997, named Igor.

    Thank you for your time,
    Paula Harmon


    • Hi Paula. I am so sorry for your loss. I can post a picture of the doll here on the blog and perhaps there will be a reader who has one to sell or has seen one on eBay , Etsy or some other sale site. I’m not familiar with Corolle myself so I don’t know how hard to find this doll is but someone will know I’m sure.


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