Can I get some advice (&pics of my Tabatha FINALLY finis

Ok, so I FINALLY got her little head to hold all the hair it was going to take I guess. I was afraid I was gonna make a HUGE hole in her or something, so I got it as good as I could and quit with it. Anyhow, I haven’t listed a doll in a long time, I think I did a REALLY good job on her though. I think anyways, lol. She took me a couple months to finish. I’ve included not all but some pics of her details like hair and nails and stuff. Also, she’ll be going to her forever home with like 2 outfits, different hair accessories, a little pair of socks (that look like slippers), an actual pair of slippers (that are SO sweet), an ID bracelet, she has a diaper, maybe even some other stuff…what should I start her bidding as?

OH I forgot to say, as careful as I was in the two months I was working on her, SOMEHOW, an ink pen got to close to her and left a VERY small mark on her leg that I can NOT get off. It can be covered up easy enough with clothes or blankets, etc…and really could be played off as a vein or somethng, although a VERY predominant one. I’m going to mention it in the auction though, let the bidders know it is there. But I know I need to take this into consideration when figuring out the starting price too

TIA!!

Honestly…I think that mark is going to really hurt your final sale even with a low starting bid. If it was mine, I would try and get it off or get it as faint as possible before listing it. Ebay has been awful lately, that is already against you plus the time that you put into her… I would just advise to take a little extra time and make sure you have exhausted all means in getting it off. It may pay off in the long run. She is very pretty, I would just love for you to be able to get top dollar for her.

that is ashame about the pen mark!! wish i could tell you what could help! my ariella has a small yellow spot on her forhead i haven’t been able to remove which is why i haven’t done her yet, very depressing:)

UGH I KNOW!! That pen mark broke my heart!! I don’t even know where it came from!!! I’ve tried everything I could so far. Acetone didn’t even touch it!!! I thought tomorrow, I MIGHT try the acne stuff. You know, they say try a touch of that, leave it in the sun for a while, see if it will help. If that doesn’t do anything I’m out of options, that I know of.

Well I’m an old lady and I’m surprised that I thought of this, but how about suggesting it is a tattoo. For years I’ve seen tattoos on young people and didn’t like them, but my comforting thought was that in a disaster the people could be easily identified - not happy thinking, but realistic.

If you think about kidnapping and how much an identifying mark would be significant it takes your mind in a whole different direction. It might make one think twice about stealing this baby doll.

Add a little flower and voila; c’est la difference. Pardon my poor French spelling and accents.

She is very pretty, Ebay has been slow, but bol on her auction.

   Hugs Tina

I thought about even saying it was a small bruise that hasn’t healed up from being born yet. You know when they’re born, they get marked up in the craziest ways, lol. I DID go ahead and just take the honest approach though, this round. I gave her what I thought was a more then fair starting price, considering the quality of the rest of her, and all the stuff that will go with her. If she doesn’t sell this time, and if I still haven’t gotten the mark off, THEN I’ll make up some cutesy little story about what it could be, lol. I’m going now, to post the link to her auction on the main board. That way, if someone not following this thread might like to see it, they can catch the link there. Thanks for all the thoughts though. I’m still open to suggestions

I’ve never seen a bruise like that… I would have tried the zit cream first. Your starting price, I think, is realistic, so you might have some luck. Might I suggest, next time… not so much blue on the eyelids? It looks a bit like eye shadow. It looks like you’re improving some, good job

In all honesty, just admit she is a ‘boo boo’ baby…

— Begin quote from “Neva”

In all honesty, just admit she is a ‘boo boo’ baby…

— End quote

I think I’ve done that, lol

I wonder if you could cover it with the blush color so it looks like a scratch? Maybe make a tiny black and blue mark around it? Good luck with ebay!

That is too dark to be covered. I would put a dot of zit cream on it and bleach it off. Once it is gone touch up just that area with some blush and a heat set gun. Even if it bleaches out the paint some, the spot is so small that it shouldn’t be hard to fix.