Brandi, California Girl
A few weeks ago I added a rare member to the Crissy family of dolls for sale in my shops. Meet Brandi, Crissy's cousin, I think, from California. Brandi is extremely rare. She was made for one year only, I think. Brandi is a true California girl, with a curtain of swoon-worthy ash blond hair, the height of mod fashion! Brandi is the only member of the Crissy family with painted eyes and a deep tan. Her jointed waist is perfect for doing the Twist! Brandi was an absolute mess when I got her and I initially intended to sell her for parts because I thought her hair had been cut and the growth mechanism was broken. After a while I decided to try and fix her; after all, I couldn't really make her more broken and I could still always part her out. I was amazed I actually repaired the growth mechanism. When I opened her up I found her hair wasn't cut but just bunched up and stuck inside her body. Her arms were faded to a pale yellow so I blushed them to match her tan body. Then I made her a playsuit romper similar to her original outfit. I found the fabric in my mom's attic. It's from the same era, so the perfectly correct style! I am having a great time restoring all these mod-era dolls, such as the Skipper trunk I finished last week. I have one Crissy doll and three Velvets as well as Brandi and I don't have any more on the way at the moment. You can find them in my shops with the links on the Home page.
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My name is Amanda, but my childhood nickname was "Mandaline". I am a mother of three turning my passion for creating into a full-time business.