OOPs.... I carelessly picked up one of my bottle dolls. Over the years the stitching on the bottom of the sock had slowly started to unravel. I should have lifting the bottle up by placing my hand under the bottom of the bottle and supporting the doll.
I was sick when the doll unraveled in my hand. At first, I wanted to blame Dear Hubby for not reminding me to be careful. But, he was not in ear shot. Instead, I decided to focus on finding out how the bottle was put together and explore any other interesting facts about this unique doll.
I hope you enjoy this pictorial of the de-construction on my black bottle doll.
The bottle is sealed by parchment paper and twine.
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The dress is labeled: Wards Longs Wear Bed Size Double