Today it arrived, the eagerly awaited "Barbie" doll, that does not look like a Barbie at all. In fact, it looks like a kid from next door and I believe, that our daughter will love her.
Whilst scanning the Internet for toys or dolls for my daughters 3rd birthday, which is coming up in July, I came across two different brands, who do exactly the same thing. They upcycle old Barbie or Bratz dolls and make them look natural. In order to do so, they remove the original face paint with acetone nail polish remover and then paint a new face. Also they see or knit new clothing for the dolls.
One is called "Tree Change Dolls" and the other "Playful Child Dolls". I wanted to purchase one each, but unfortunately the "Tree Change Dolls" were sold out after just 1 minute. But I am so happy to have this little doll from "Playful Child Dolls" with us now and cannot wait for my daughter to play with her. The dolls are handcrafted by artist Michelle Conn and craftist Rochelle Griffith from Australia. So please, meet our new family member, who has not be named yet:
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