Minette Louisa has finally arrived after a very long wait, and what a little sweetie she is.
Minette Louisa by Sylvia Natterer is a 27cm baby doll with a soft cuddly body and phthalate free vinyl limbs and head. She has been made in Spain to a very high standard and has a gorgeous hand painted face with blue eyes and rosebud lips. She has lots of curly blonde hair which is rooted and for this reason she is safe for children from age 3 and not younger. She arrives with one little pale blue satin ribbon tied in her hair.
Louisa is wearing a pretty little dress and coat with matching bloomers and white shoes. The dress is made from a pale blue cotton with white floral print and the sleeves and round collar are white cotton with a tiny white printed flower positioned evenly like polka dots. The same white fabric has been used to make her bloomers. The skirt of the dress has white gathered ribbon around the hem and there is a little satin bow on the front in blue. Her soft ivory coat is made from fleece with a furry collar and trim around the hem, and this fastens with velcro at the neck. Her shoes are little white mary janes with punched holes, buckles and velcro fastening.
Louisa comes in a pretty pale pink box of which the bottom section is shaped like a bed. Wooden feet are also included that can be stuck onto the bottom of the box which is lovely.
Very cute and snuggly! She makes the perfect "baby sister" to the larger Natterer dolls. Her clothing is adorable and beautifully made. My only complaint would be that her hair is quite wild and poofy...I'm sure it would become a rat's nest very quickly at the hands of a young child. As an adult collector, I was able to tame it into more definable ringlets with some water, a comb, and my fingers, but I wish the manufacturers had gone with a less curly wig. Still, I love her!
The body of this doll can be gently wiped with a soft damp cloth. Do not immerse in water. The clothes can be carefully handwashed in warm water using a mild detergent. Dry flat and do not tumble dry. Smooth out creases whilst damp and use a cool iron if required.