Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dolls That Make You Smile

I really love my little Gretel, she is such a happy doll and I love the way her head tilts and her limbs move. She's certainly able to express herself beautifully even though she is only articulated 5 ways.

Oh my! This teddy bear is really heavy.
It appears there are two different editions of Wichtels that sell for two different prices. It took me a little while to work out why that was, but work it out I did! One is made by the artist herself, the other made by Schildkrot.

Rosemarie Muller - Wichtel Dolls
Eye type: Hazel Glass/Fixed
Size: 32cm/12.5"
Hair: Blonde/ Wig
Articulation: 5 points
Price: £312.49 + VAT in the UK

This sweet doll, Fayette, is made by artist Rosemarie Muller in Germany. She's a little white skinned hazel eyed blonde girl doll. Fayette's hair is a long blonde wig with a fringe and styled in two long bunches with ribbons.

She wears a really gorgeous pinafore dress and striped top and matching leggings with white ankle socks and red leather shoes. Her clothing is made by Rosemarie Muller and each design is original.

The dolls are named "Wichtel" dolls which translates to "elves" - balm for the soul is how they are often referred. Their bodies are completely hard phthalate free vinyl. Girl and boy dolls have different abdomens like little girls and little boys. The hair is a hand knotted mohair and kanekalon wig. The eyes are hand-blown glass eyes from Lauscha (supposedly the very best eyes) and the face is lovingly painted by hand.

This is my favourite sculpt/mould from Rosemarie Muller, I hope it comes up for re-release one day! The face is so alive and happy and I think it would be an absolute joy to have one of these very child like dolls smiling at me every day.

I know there are people who don't like open mouth dolls, but this one looks so natural and is very tastefully sculpted and painted, one would be a fool not to see the pleasure this face would bring to an owner. The wig is also very natural and the colour . . . divine.

There is nothing so gorgeous as a little red haired girl!


Wichtel For Schildkrot-Puppen
Eye type: Glass/Fixed
Size: 32cm/12.5"
Hair: Wig / Mohair and Kanekalon
Articulation: 5 points
Price: £169.99 including VAT in the UK


These sweet dolls are manufactured by Schildkrot in Rauenstein (Thür), Germany. The entire face and body moulds are also sculpted by German doll artist Rosemarie Muller and Schildkrot has the pleasure of manufacturing to order, 4 of the Muller-Wichtel moulds, of which there are 24 in total. They are classified by Schildkrot as collectible artist dolls.

Their hair and eyes are the same quality as the dolls made by Rosemarie herself.

The fourth one on the left is the one I have. :) Her given name was Rosi, she has red hair, blue eyes and wears a Bavarian dirndl with real red leather shoes.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Hugs, X

10 comments:

  1. Hello Sandy,
    These are awesome. I also love the opened mouth one. I do hope you manage to get one.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac,
      They are very child like and so easy to love, especially my favourite she is such a happy soul and I am so pleased you love her too. :)
      Big hugs,
      X

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  2. These girls have such a childlike look to them. I love how joyful the one with the open mouth looks, almost like she's just been caught in a moment of pure happiness.

    I think it's wonderful that so many dolls are being created all over the world and they all have their own unique differences and stories.

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    1. Oh yes Alasse they sure do. I think that's why the little red haired girl appeals to me the most ... happy face and red hair, what more could I ask for? :)

      I never realised when I began collecting dolls that I would find so many different dolls. The BJD's are wonderful and great to pose, but some of these vinyl dolls faces are really full of so much expression that I couldn't help bring a few home.
      Hugs,
      X

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  3. They are so sweet! I had never heard of this brand before. I love the little red haired one as well and I hope you are able to get one someday!

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    1. Thank you Farrah. This is what happens when decide to do a dolly search on Google. :) Maybe I will find her one day, but I will need to sell a doll first as I am planning on not exceeding my recently set dolly limit.
      Hugs,
      X

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  4. Hello! These dolls are new to me! Never heard about them, but they sure are cute! I love the one with brown hair and some kind of buns. I think she reminds me of my sister's daughter, when she was little. :D
    Hugs!

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    1. Hi Niina,
      Oh these dolls are really lovely, but not inexpensive for vinyl dolls, but in saying that, I think they are worth every penny. Yes, she is cute too, but I think they all have something special about them.
      Hugs,
      x

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  5. Very sweet Sandi! I have three of these dolls, two are the Schildkrot ones and the third is an artist one of a kind. I like both types of doll and the quality is equal on both in my humble opinion. I feel the only difference is that the artist doll has a better handmade outfit.
    They do have very expressive faces too!
    Hugs Sharon xx

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      It's good to hear the opinion of someone who actually owns both versions. It's a pity that if that's the only difference between the two, I think the artist ones are probably overpriced.

      However, I guess as Rosemarie has managed to keep the best face sculpts as her own exclusives, she can command whatever price she wants.

      I just wish Schildkrot could get their hands on that open mouth sculpt!
      Hugs,
      X

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