Saturday, January 5, 2013

Meet Elsi

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.
Meet Elsi

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.

Yearning for warmer days

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?

Elsi close up

Her face seems to have a large variety of expressions, depending on the angle you look at her.

The many faces of Elsi

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.

Seeking other Zwergnase Little Juniors!

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?


Bama said...

Congrats! She is just darling! I don't have one of these, but I have looked at them many times over the years. I think she makes a nice addition to your collection. :o)

jenann said...

I have never seen this one, but have Danny and am 'expecting' again as I've put a deposit on Tosca. Love their unusual faces.

Tiggy said...

Wow - this is wild, we are always liking the same dolls - I must have gotten my Maya Zwergnase also a Jr doll, can't recall if she was 2007, very similar face. Exact same Huge shoes! Mine has tan skin, and brown mohair. I really like how her jointing is so unusual, like you said - like she wants to cuddle with someone.

I did fit her in I think MSD sized cat shoes she wears well. I haven't pictured her at all yet. Vinyl is new to me, and although this is excellent quality, it still sort of freaks me out she feels cold to the touch.

Your outfit is Much cuter than the one mine came with, but I felt lucky she even came with clothes. I really haven't done much with her except admire how expressive she is - my Maya sculpts eyes are brown.

I also thought the fabric bag she came in was utterly luxurious. I guess TiGGy will have to come up with some sort of adventure for her!

Hope to see more of what you are thinking of with yours - Enjoy!