This is Elsi. She is a 2005 Zwergnase Little Junior who has found her way here to Maryland from Germany, via Wisconsin. I've been curious about this doll line for 7, maybe 8 years. They remind me of hobbits, dwarves, gnomes and the like.. She will be fun to sew for - I think an old-world style with a lot of whumy is in order!
She is 13.7" tall and all vinyl. When I ordered her, I thought she might have brown eyes, and was surprised when she emerged from her bag with blue. I have a thing for blue eyed brunettes, maybe you've noticed that? My husband, children and I all have various shades of blue eyes, so yes, I really do like blue! Elsi's eyes are a bit wonky and out of line - the way mine would be if it weren't for the eye surgeries and so many eye therapy appointments that I had in my early childhood.
Her little hat has flower petal edges. The blue stripes you see at the bottom of her dress are actually an underskirt or slip that's separate from her overdress. Her shoes are much larger than her feet. They are well made of a grey suede with rubber soles that have tiny treads. I may see if she can borrow shoes from other dolls here, but I think the big shoes are a fun look for this gal.
Her gently curved arms look like they were made to hold things - she needs her own teddy bear, little doll or a big bunch of flowers, don't you think?
Her face seems to have a large variety of expressions, depending on the angle you look at her.
Her auburn hair is a bit wild and coarse. The back part is longer and was in a rubber band ponytail, but I took it out to keep it from damaging her hair. Her hair seems dry and has a mind of its own - could be the dry air and spending 7 years in a doll bag! I may see what I can do to tame it.
I am still getting to know Elsi, her story and her personality. She is wondering if there are any other Little Junior Zwergnase out there who might like to play with her?