Greetings and Salutation Doll Friends!!
Happy Monday! Where do the weekends go? Mine kind of disappeared in a bunch of different doll projects! I recently got on a 'wig buying' kick on eBay... I tend to go in 'waves' of projects... Re-wigging just seems to be the current wave. Haha. It's just so much fun to totally re-create a doll that has been treated poorly into a whole new incecption of itself!
My latest? This handsome fella!
He started out as an Our Generation doll I found at the thrift store for $1.99. I knew I wouldn't be able to salvage her hair because it was like one big dread lock! Please pardon these dreadful 'before' photos... They are dark and not very good. I did this project at my normal hobby time, about 5:30AM. I get up every day at 4:30AM and my routine is Bible Study, Yoga and then hobbies. It's the most peaceful two hours of my day and sets the tone for the rest... Suffice to say that it is way too early for my family to be up and so I try and keep the light and sound to a minumum where I can. Hence, dark photos here.
She was in pretty good shape in every other way... A bit dirty but nothing insurmountable!
As you can see, I mean it when I say a bit dirty. Norwex Enviro cloth to the rescue! It always gets off, without solvents, 90% of it.
I have to say I love the way he came out!! I don't have a whole lot of dark haired boy dolls because I have to pay about four times as much for the darker wigs than I do for the fair haired sort. The blond wig I've used on so many of my boy dolls is a variety that I am able to find on eBay, most of the time, for about $5.00 whereas this wig cost me about $18.00! So you can see why I have more blonde boys than any other! Eh?
But he is super handsome!! He reminds me of Christopher Reeves, I think? The original Superman... Maybe I'll name him Chris?
Better run if I am going to get one more blog post written before I wake up the family!