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Keeneye Standard
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Introduction - Summer 2016

Hello and welcome to the first edition of the Dollie Boudoir Newsletter. I hope you will find the information in this newsletter fun and interesting.  I have been collecting, re-creating, restoring and re-furbishing boudoir dollies since I found one on the street in a box on the curb next to a trash container in 1990. (You can read my story by visiting www.thedollieboudoir.com - About Me)

Since then, it has been a whirl wind. I so love the dollies and learn or discover something new every day. Just when I think I have it figured out, I find something different and realize ~ well ~ maybe not. 


Boudoir Doll Identification
Standard Keeneye ca. 1930's - early 1940's


Traditional Boudoir Bed Dolls were made of many media. My first dollie, Rosalinda, was a "standard" boudoir bed Keeneye Doll. Standard Keeneye dolls have a composition head with a breast plate, arms and shoe/feet, a cloth muslin body stuffed with excelsior/straw and feature a slit along her eyelids to insert eyelashes - Keeneye holding the patent for the inset eyelashes. 

Many composition boudoir bed dolls have mohair wigs fashioned with a simple “Marcel” or finger wave type style. Wavy mohair was stitched down as a part onto twill tape and then glued right onto the head. Hair was usually pulled to the back and secured with a bobby pin. Many times, hair was only placed around the front of the face and left with tendrils nailed to the sides of the face or styled to mimic a “bob” look. The bald back was then covered by a hat.

Standard Keeneye dolls are one of my favorite types of boudoir bed dolls I suppose because it was my first.

NEW ~ "Basket Case/Project" Dolls for Sale

It has recently come to my attention that I have way too many "project" dolls and that it may be time to let many go to new owners to recreate. In this process, I have met some amazingly talented people and I am excited to see how these Ugly Ducking will be transformed into Beautiful Swans.

The dolls, in all their non-glory - poor things - will be listed on my website first and then some will be listed on eBay, Etsy and Bonanza. This is giving you all a heads up for first dibs! I have 22 on there now and will be listing more every few days. There are all different types and styles in my attempt to give you a large variety with some being in better condition than others. Take a look! There is a link to the Basket Case/Project dolls on the first page of my site, www.thedollieboudoir.com. If you don't see your heart desire, email me and I will see what I can find just for you.

I also have an information page on the site on to how to recreate the dollies to get you started.

Until next time ~ Take care! 
Your boudoir doll friend, Karen
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