SINDY LOVE FROM 1963 TO TODAY THE BEST SINDY WEBSITES GET READY FOR EASTER
Magazine ISSUE 08 | April 2022 | £5.95
SPRING CLEANING TIPS Sindy Doll
Welcome to the new issue of Mam'selle! A mini magazine for Sindy doll lovers, fans and collectors.
How are we on the April issue already? Time really does fly when you're having fun! This issue is packed yet again - we've Sindy Spring cleaning tips, how to make a Sindy book, the best Sindy websites, Easter shopping, and our super 13page special on our everlasting love for the doll you love to dress from 1963 to today phew!
Enjoy the issue - until next month editor
08 I S S U E 2 7 05 Sindy Social Scene 07 Best Sindy Websites 11 Sindy 1963 to today! 29 Shopping with Sindy 34 Dear Sindy... 37 Travel with Sindy 38#VintageSindy Mam'selle Sindy Doll Magazine: Contents
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7 best sindy websites
These are the websites Sindy collectors turn to again and again for research, information, reference and good old-fashioned Sindy fun.
Possibly the most comprehensive and in-depth Sindy website that collectors use for identifying fashion and scenesetters. They are currently updating with the 1980s - so watch that space!
A great resource for identifying pieces, as it features all the brochures produced from the 1960s - 90s Easy to use, as it is set out in decades and by year
More of a fun site (albeit in need of some updating) than a reference resource from Pedigree Toys and Brands Ltd. It showcases Sindy crafts, games, stories, news and colouring sheets It also features images and stories on the Sindy anniversary collection - that was just for fun though!
THE SINDY SHOP
A COLLABORATION WITH PEDIGREE TOYS TO OFFER A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF SINDY PRODUCTS AND DESIGNS
For news, crafts, printables and videos on the new Sindy Play range launched by Kid Kreations in 2021, this is the place to go. If you want to purchase the last remaining Sindy collectors dolls you need to go to its sister site at www sindycollectorsclub co uk
A passion website set up by the late collector Helen Carter where she shared her knowledge, Sindy projects and an extensive section that is great for outfit identification The fun features and mood-board style collages reflect on Sindy's place in fashion history and popular culture.
The go-to website for doll identification - not just SindyBarbie, Petra and many more are included With clear images and precise information you can date your doll by checking the suggested markers.
Set up by collector Martina Söderström to showcase her actual little museum based in Sweden Here she shares her collection, history, photographs and interviews with fellow collectors Martina is always looking for contributors to build the site, so do get in touch if you can help
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
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An original 'Weekenders' mint in box
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'Hair Switch' for instant 60s hairstyles.
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The complete lemon hued 'Bridesmaid' ensemble
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1 9 6 7 'Sindy in her House' and 'Sindy in the Country' sticker fun and paint books.
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The complete outfits'Housework' and 'Come Dancing'.
S I N D Y ' S M O S T W A N T E D T H R O U G H T H E Y E A R S
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Everything for that weekly laundry with the 'Washday Set'
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One of the retro printed 'Midi Look' frocks
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The easy to construct fibreboard Town House
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1960s Scenesetters most wanted:
Sindy's Piano and 'Table and Chairs'
The 1969 folding leaf table and chairs recently fetched over £250 on eBay!
1 9 7 3 A 'Sindy Super Sound' set - with actual sound
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Sindy is the ultimate travel companionand she needs a 'Carry Case' to keep
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The iconic Eastham 'E'-Line Kitchen most wanted... the 'Floor Cupboard' and the 'Wall Cupboard with Lighting'.
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The only place to hang those fashions - the iconic 'Gown Rail'.
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A minty 'Nurse Sindy' in full uniform
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The 1970s style 'Hi-Fi' with all 3 cassettes
This retro 'Hi-Fi' regularly sells for £45+ on eBay
The new 'China Cabinet' with all the dinnerware.
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A boxed 'Party Time' Sindy accompanied by the real 45rpm record
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A rare 'Dapple
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A fully stocked 'Beauty Case' for every Sindy girl.
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Masquerade was the only Sindy with an upswept hair style. She came with blonde, brunette or auburn hair
'Masquerade Sindy' with her elusive fan and mask
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What a year for collectors! And, more than one desirable fashion or scenesetter made the most wanted.
'Sindy's Country Manor'
'The Emanuel Collection'
'Tele Sindy Studio'
Any complete outfit from the '86 Emanuel Elegance Collection
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The ultimate 'Fashion Boutique' with all the accessories - and carrier bags
Both the 1985 and '86 Elegance Collection by Emanuel fashions sell for £50+ a set
'High Energy' outfit and accessories
A complete 'Paint-A-Picture'
Sindy sold in 2021 for £130
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'Desk and Chair' complete with all office supplies
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The 'Part Sindy d
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'Sindy's Beauty Counter' with its 60+ accessories
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The complete 'Walking the Dog' collectionand the colourful 'Sindy's Cafe'
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The magic Sindy logo 'Sportscar Playset'
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'Twister' Sindy & Tanya
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Sindy 'Top Model' Dolls featuring Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Karen Mulder
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The Bible. 'The History of Sindy'
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In 2021 'The History of Sindy' Hardback with dust jacket was listed at over £500
'Snow Adventure' Sindy, dog and sledge.
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The new Sindy Collectors Club
Sindy dolls 'Shopping Look' and 'City Chic' were the first two to sell out
Only 1,963 of each doll were mademaking them an instant collector's item.
'City Chic' - 'Shopping Look'
'Weekender' - 'Sleepy Time' - 'Skater Girl' - 'Dream Date'
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The new Sindy Play Range - aimed at children, but sought after by collectors
The boxes on all the Sindy Play dolls convert into a play scene. Extras include accessories, crafts and a mini magazine
From left to right: 'Riding Club' Sindy; 'Fashion Store/Blogger' Sindy; 'Salon Stylist' Sindy; 'Sweet Treats' Sindy; 'Pet Parlour' Sindy and 'Ballet Studio' Sindy.
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The second wave of the Sindy Play Range is coming... watch this space!
History of Sindy
How to make a book by @stylemysindy
HaveyougotacopyoftheSindyBible'TheHistoryof Sindy' by Colette Mansell? Well, thankfully it's a little easier to get a copy for Sindy! As weve teamed up with Jane from @stylemysindy who has created a printableversionespeciallyforusandevenshownus howtomakeitperfectly
You will need:
*Includedwith thismonths issueoremail usfora printable
Cutoutbookcover usingasharpcraft knife, metal ruler and acuttingmat foraprecisefinish
Useanoldbiroor an embossing tool and ruler to createthefold
PREPARE CUT OUT Step-by-Step Method:
materialsandfind a clear space to craftyourbook 01.
Usearulertofold the book cover and bend the spine on either side
Reinforce the fold by smoothing it down with your fingerstocreatea nicesharpfold
Measure the front cover of the book and cut pieces of scrapcard tothe samesize
The amount you need will depend on the thickness of thecardyouuseto createthepages
Put them together inside the book cover to see if you needtoaddortake out more to fill the book (I used 8 in mine)
When you are happy you have the right amount of pages glue them together in aniceneatstack
JANE'S TOP TIPS:
Printontoglossyphotopaperifyoucan for a similar finish to the original lifesize version
Ifyoudon’thavephotopaperyoucanget a similar effect printing on to card and covering the printed image with wide clearpackingtape
Use scraps of cardboard packaging before you put them in the recycling to createthepagesinsidethebook
Dontusetoomuchglueoryourpageswill get soggy and the book will not look as neat Dont add the glue too close to the edgeofthepages
Add glue to the insideofthecover and place the pagesinside
excess glue beforeitdries
You can create lots of other books for your dolls using the same method and pretty packaging scraps Just make sure you choose a card that is not too heavy forthecoversoyoucangetaniceneat foldonthespine
MAKE GLUE FILL PRESS FOLD
08. Press together and wipe away any
BEAUTY. SHOPPING. INTERIORS.
LIVING WITH. SINDY. TRAVEL.
FASHION. T H E D O L L Y O U L O V E T O D R E S S M Y F I R S T S I N D Y D R E S S , 1 9 9 5
S T Y L E
S H O P P I N G
1.Easter Gingerbread Houses, from £7,WWW.ETSY.COM/UK/SHOP/HOBBY MINI
2. Hot Cross Buns Set, £14.77, WWW.ETSY.COM/UK/SHOP/LILI PUCEBOUTIQUE
3. Bunny cookies, £7 WWW.ETSY.COM/UK/SHOP/HALF PINTMINIATURES
4. Easter Bundt Bake, from £6.92, WWW.ETSY.COM/UK/SHOP/TINYAR TMINIATURES
5. Lindt Chocolate Bunny, from £12,WWW.ETSY.COM/UK/SHOP/THE BIGLOBOOKSHOP
6 Boxed Easter eggs, £3 85, WWW.ETSY.COM/UK/SHOP/ODINS MINIATURES
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CLEAN SPRING SINDY SPECIAL
UseHydrogenPeroxide BP forbrighteningup furniture Paintonand allowtodryinthesun Itmaytakeafew applicationstoget desiredfinish
ThePinkStuffisgreatfor removinggrubbymarks andstubbornstainson furniture Justremember tousesparinglyandrinse offwell Canalsobeused for'timegrime'onSindy's body
12 ways to
Miracle products and tips recommended by the members of the Vintage Sindy Collectors Facebook group
SPARKLE UP: FOR SCENESETTERS
accessories Especially goodforthe1970's woodencaravan
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UseGooGonefor removingstickymarks fromfurnitureand accessoriesthatmaybe leftoverfromlabelsand sellotape Alsoremoves crayonandpenmarks
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Magicerasersarejustthat.. magic!Theymakemarks andstainsdisappearbefore yourveryeyes Yousimply dampenthemanderase
Brightenwhiteclothingor fabricsbyleavingtosoak inadenturetablet dissolvedinwarmwater Don'tusetheseonclothes wherethecolourmayrun orfade.
Freshenupsmoky,mildew ormustysmellinghairby mixingfabricconditioner withsomewarmwaterand leavingforafewhoursor overnight Cheaperbrands won'tleaveaheavy residue
Useagentlesoaptowash Sindy'shairandbodyandavoid submergingherinwater-asthe watercanseepintothebody andcausethelegscrewstorust Washhairasyouwouldyour own-backwashisbest Work theshampooinwithanold toothbrush
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Aspecialiststainremover canhelpremove,oratleast fade,marks Itremovesink stains,mould,greenearand variousotherstainson vintagedolls Alittlegoesa longway,sousesparingly andasinstructed
Afavourite amongst collectorsisOXY10 acne creamformarkerpen,ink andmould Applytomark, coverinclingfilmandsitin sunorundersunlamp
Withmoststain removersitisadvisedto checkonprogressdaily asleftonfortoolongit cancausebrownmarks whichyoucantremove
Winsor&NewtonProMarkers aretheidealcosmeticpensfor bringingbackcolourtosallow paleor'green'facesandcheeks Putabitonandruballoverwith cottonbuduntilyouachieve complexionshadeyouwant Avoidusingonlips andeyesas itcanspread/seepintotheface
Formula9-1-1willremoveold blood,smoke,crayon,gum,food stains,grease,lipstick,tar, tape/stickerresidue waxand mostothersoilsondolls Italso removesloosepaintorcosmetic features(likedecaleyes)from dollsifyouplantorepaint
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TIP: It's best to use a bald Sindy that can be rerooted
Step 1: You will need a large stainless steel pot big enough to fit a Sindy in
YOU WILL NEED:
Rit DyeMore in chocolate brown
Washing up liquid
Step 2: Fill bowl with near boiling point water and add dye Use a wooden spoon to stir and move Sindy around and out of bowl when complete
Step 3: Add a teaspoon of washing up liquid to bowl and stir Add Sindy to bowl
B Y E I L E E N M U L L A Y
...how do I dye my skin colour?
Step 4: Use rubber gloves - and try not to burn yourself - and a wooden spoon to retrieve Sindy after 5 minutes from the dye bath She will be very dark at this point, but you can adjust the timings depending on tone you want
You will then need to think about giving her a reroot and painting her face
Can't find a Gayle or Black Sindy? Then why not make your own.
Eileen Mullay showed us her foolproof step-bystep method to dying a TLC Sindy head and body.
Eileen's DIY Black Sindy taking centre stage with her two original Gayle Sindy dolls
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Miniature Modern Dollhouse Printables including wallpaper, prints, rugs, books & gifts made in Berlin, Germany
T R A V E L
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south of Cardiff The capital is located in the southeast of Wales and is home to Cardiff Castle - a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion. Cardiff is also known as the City of Arcades. It has the biggest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian and modern-day indoor shopping arcades in Britain
SLEEP: Hotel Indigo on Queen Street or Hotel One Hundred on Newport Road
EAT: The Potted Pig at 27 High Street
DRINK: The Botanist at 10 Church Street or Lab 22 at 22 Caroline Sreet
VISIT: Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, Bute Park, St Fagans National Museum of History
SHOP: Jacobs Antiques for vintage; Castle Arcade High Street Arcade and Morgan's Arcade for independent shops
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RAIN AND SHINE SINDY 1982
'Rain or Shine: There's an outfit for Sindy' stated this boxed doll and outfit set in 1982. For sunny days Sindy had a strapless floral printed sundress with a matching bolero jacket. But, if the rain came her handy coordinating hooded raincoat and umbrella (albeit non-opening) would keep her dry. Ever the practical girl is Sindy Rain and Shine (44708)
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