I bet you have heard that saying before. By the looks of this doll the advise was taken. She has an all original linen head and body, embroidered face abd a raised nose with overlapping floss stitches. She doesn't appear to have ever had hair. She has jointed arms and legs, stuffed with cotton with a medium firm feel. Even though she has a long neck there is no flopping at all. She has the dress she came in that has some fading, a flannel petticoat and then a skirt that may be original to her. Her body is out of proportion and very folky. She has a newer mend at her neck and is doing the job. I love the strong embroidered face. I find it amazing there are so many different faces on these dolls. They are all truly little gems.