Friday, April 30, 2021

Adorable Finds!

Here's what came in... I was able to snag this lovely Jennyeveryday yellow bunny wall plaque! Just too cute and will go with my blue one I already have. Next, I won this lovely Toei Animation Little Mermaid book! I have been wanting the book for some time now. I was very surprised that I even won!! Usually I'm outbidded. Now, I have the art print photos and this book in my collection. Yay!

This lovely vintage set of unopened and mint beaded wallets are already listed in my shop! Just too cute and did I say mint!! Yup, mint! I had a few commissions the past few days and worked on each of them. The vtg Gund Thumper red bunny plush, had disintegrated foam stuffing inside. It was like sand as I removed it. Luckily, I had a lot of stuffing in my arsenal to replace it with. He just needed a touch up on his facepaint and some simple fixes on his collar and he was done. This version is one of my favorites of the Thumper series of plush characters.

Then, I found this lovely vtg My Toy kitty from a vtg shop and was able to adopt her. She just needed some minor fixes, touch up of face paint and a good wash and she is now adorable again! I love these sad faces too much! LOL Adorable coloring too! Below, a fellow collector's plush Rushton Panda. James of seafoodpasta on IG was at a loss, because this cutie needed fur fixing. He had patches of fur missing. Poor baby! His issues kicked my butt too! I had to fix his felt paws and feet, which were quite easy to do. But, it was the missing fur... I had to find some. Luckily, I was able to get some from a source via California. As soon as it arrived, I was able to begin the tedious job of figuring out how to do this... In the end, I was able too. Whew! I spent at least 4 to 5 hours on his fur alone.

And I think he turned out nicely. Whew! Just touched up his rosey cheeks and he is now on his way back home to James! It was definitely a challenge and I am in no way always an expert at this whole restoration thang, but it is definitely bitter sweet when it does work out in the end. 

Well, Happy Friday where ever you are in the world!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Friday, April 23, 2021

Yes, I did!

 Another restored cutie pie...

I used "Buy it Now" for this cutie via Ebay and sadly she took a lot longer then usual to arrive. But, when she finally did, I just couldn't wait to see what I could do with her!?!

The past 4 days, I washed her waited for her to dry, then had to figure out how I could fix her ear situation...

In the end, I used plastic glue to fix her ears. I undid the seams and used her old body to create her new fur bod. I used Bubble gum and mint synthetic fur to replace it. I think the color combo matches her makeup nicely. I then, restuffed her, when the glue dried for the ears, I repainted her, sealed her, and TaDa! She was fabulous!! Definitely happy with the end product.
I got some more pastel chalks in, and a new paint brush for all the commissions I will be working on. I'm just glad, Volks USA is still open, whew!! May need to get a few more things there!! I also got two items in from Japan... These mint in package beaded wallets a set of 12 already available in my Etsy shop, and a Toei Anime Little Mermaid book. I have been on the hunt for this for some time!! Now, I have the actual book too! So happy!

I finished restoring the Lot of plushies from my last post also. I made the bonnet and vest for the cutie duck couple above, and they are listed in my shop! The bunny, I was able to repaint and added a bow. He will live with me for a bit... The seller even shared a photo of her as a toddler when she received these cuties back in 1958 for Easter. Just too adorable!!

Last, this lovely vtg carnival doll, and its huge!!! I love her coloring and cute face. She will stay with me for a bit too! She arrived safely all the way from Canada. I've seen these dolls many times, but this one just called to me...  Ohhhhh spooooky! NOT, She sweet in a creepy cute kinda way!

Have a great up coming weekend Y'all!!

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Chubby Tubby Cherub Pleeeease!!

 If you recall my post here, about the popular Rushton Co. "Chubby Tubby" Bear!! Well, you know that I've been hoping to find a Cherub Cub... Long story short, I did!!! Well almost, kinda sorta, LOL

About 2 weeks ago, I came across a white Chubby Tubby up for grabs, I made an offer and the seller allowed me to buy him out right. But, the thing was... a silly ZERO bidder, interrupted our dealings and the seller had to wait about a week to see if that ZERO bidder would pay. Nope, just like all the other bidding messes that has been happening dealing with VTG Rushtons, you know where, making all the prices go crazy high for the rest of us. But even though we warn the sellers, this person still does it just to irk the hell out of all of us. Well, I was still able to get this cutie and at the price I had offered too! So, "IN YOUR FACE!!" MR/MRS ZERO Bidder!! Mwwwahhhhahahaha! (insert scary voice here)

 My vtg Rushton Chubby Tubby arrived and the seller was such a sweetheart too!! She added this lovely vtg style Valentine's card and note for me. She wrapped my sweet bear in colorful tissue paper and he was in just amazing condition just as she had him in her listing...

I took off all his bows and flowers to wash him. He was in lovely condition, but I wanted to freshen him up. He is snow white now. I put back his original bows and flowers, and also added some gold angel wings. Yup wings! So, now he is a lovely white Cherub Cub! I love his facial expression, his paws and feet too! I have always wanted a Cherub Chubby, and now I have one!! He will be a lovely addition to my little Rushton family of plushies!!

His wings are vintage craft wings too! I thought of getting a larger pair, but I think these worked out just as lovely! Don't you think? I did add a bit more blush to his face, and in the same peach coloring he originally had. I did a wiped down on all rubber parts and brushed his fur out. Now, to find a spot to keep him free from dust... The wings you see on the advertisement is actually made of felt, similar to the ones on the Rushton Owl plush, and not this type. But, I think these looks way better!!

I also have a few commissions I worked on this weekend... A gift from a fellow collector named seafoodpasta on IG, just look at this awesome drawing of Daisy a lavendar Rushton cow!! Thank you James!! Just too cute! Love his note too! He wanted me to restore his adorable Rushton Panda. I began working on him, and have already finished his paws and feet. I will have to wait to get some fur to come in to patch the areas that are missing fur. This will be a challenge, I don't want to wash him for fear of what could happen with the black fur bleeding... You'll see why later in the post.

This lovely Rushton Molly Cottontail owned by Paula, a fellow collector and friend as well. She sent her Molly for a spa day with me. I was also able to fix her bonnet too!! You can see the before and after shots below that I took showing the restoration. It was a pleasure to see this old bunny get some love and now looking refreshed!!

I was worried I wasn't going to be able to fix her bonnet, but after much thought, I was able to figure out what needed to be done. I'm glad I gave it a try!! Paula was also able to adopt the Peter Cottontail I restored as well. Now, Molly and Peter are on their way home to her!! Enjoy them Paula!!

The Panda above is not James's, but a Panda I was able to adopt. Sadly, I could not get those darn black stains off from the previous owner trying to wash him. Ugh. But, I refreshed his face and added this lovely polka dotted bow and red poppy flower to him. He is ready to be adopted. I announced that I was taking offers for him...

Last, is a Lot that I won above. I am working on restoring them and then will show more next post. It has been fun restoring some of my fellow friends and collectors plushies... It has become a business in itself and I am enjoying every minute of it!! If you'd like your baby restored, just message me via Etsy and tell me what you are wanting to get done?

Have a great weekend and rest of the week friends!

Thank you for stopping by! ~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Lots to Share!!

 I posted earlier a video tutorial of how I restored a vtg Rushton Miss Mary plush. I was asked by another collector if I could do a video tutorial. So, that was my simple way of doing one. I have been busy with a few restoration commissions as of late, that I haven't had time to find other kitsch goodies. LOL But, that is okay too! I must admit I love seeing these damaged or much loved plushies get another chance to be admired and loved by their owners. I do understand, for those who want them to stay the way they are and I respect that too! As the saying goes, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." and that rings so true as well...

So, I wanted to share the photos I took of Miss Mary so you can see in more detail her look before and what I was able to accomplish after... The dress you see with her in the first photo was not hers and was way to long. I found a vintage pinafore and also already had a bonnet, that I was able to add a satin bow to. I did paint her hair a bit more.

She turned out lovely and was adopted by a fellow collector already before I had even finished her. I know she will go to a good home with a loving collector. That makes me content. Next, a few goodies, I was able to find prior to working on more restorations... This adorable plastic Humpty Dumpty rattle doll from the lovely TwinVinshop on Etsy. I felt so touched by the lovely postcard Kristi sent me. I truly appreciated that she was inspired by me and my shop. Thank you love!! If you get a chance visit them on Etsy!! A lot of great items too!!

Then, I also adopted a few more JellyBuns from Lepetitecherieshop again! I couldn't help it. I simply love sleepy bunnies too! Just look at how cute they all are!! Alvina even added some cute little keys with each of them and a sweet Lolli too! My favorite is the white bunny with the most adorable pink tutu!! Thank you Alvina!! I also found another Lot of vtg Finger puppets from Japan! This time I have an elephant, and raccoon to add to my bunch!! So happy with these cuties too!

A black sleepy plush puppy I washed and cleaned up for Sara. Now, she lives in Sara's room and I couldn't be more happy. She was an adorable find as well. Next, no, its not another Suiberry mini plush, but the very first one I had adopted from her back in December!! Yup, 4 months ago. She was on a slow boat to Guam, perhaps?! I'm just thrilled she arrived still, as she was the one I fell in love when Sui started creating these cuties! In the last photo, she is side by side with the other that Sui remade for me. I think I love the first bunny more! LOL

This vtg Takemi pose doll or paper doll made of vinyl is already listed in my shop. A cute find via Yahoo Japan. Unopened as well. Inside is a vinyl paper doll you can pose and redress, along with her room I believe that is also vinyl cutouts you can set up. Quite unique too! Below, my Eegee Alice!! Yup, I found her a body too! Now she is not a puppet, but a doll! What do you think? I love hybrid dolls and I am so happy she is now complete and huge!! Dress is for a 50cm doll from Japan, but fits perfectly on Alice. Now to find her some shoes... Haha!

This lovely vtg Hasada doll I found on Ebay and she arrived all the way from Greece! Quite unique, she is so long and thin. I washed her fashion and redid her hair. She kind of reminds me of Leggy dolls by Hasbro or Ashinaga Leggy by Shiba Japan! What do you think? Below, another vtg bunny plush. She is made by Dollcraft. She a lot larger then most, and has thicker eyelashes too! Already listed, so be sure to check it out!

Last two items are this lovely Wakakusa no Charlotte toy ring with case I found in Yahoo Japan, and a lovely vtg corduroy yellow plush bunny, I was able to buy via a Live Sale by vintagebulldog on IG!! I love that its jointed and poseable too! Fun! The ring reminds me of toy rings I had as a kid... ahhh the memories! Welp, back to restorations!!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls