Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lets play dolls

I am excited about this new blog.  Well, I am ready to begin on a # 1 Chatty Cathy.  I found her naked, dirty and lonely at a church rummage sale.  I hesitated buying her as I had a collection of Chatty dolls that I had given to a friend several years ago because I had run out of room to display or even store them. A doll packed away is not something I like to see.  Chatty kept calling to me and finally I picked her up, paid for her and rushed out to the truck before I could change my mind.

The first thing I did was to clean her with dish washing soap and a little comet (be careful with comet because if you used it on a painted area it can take the paint off) for stubborn spots. I washed her hair with shampoo and used conditioner just like I would my own hair and combed and styled it while still wet.  As you can see she looks pretty good.      

1 comment:

  1. Betty, that's called the "ugly Christmas tree Charlie Brown complex"...I have it also...I see a dirty doll that no one but me (that I knew of before your post) would even want. I buy it take it home, do my best and's a beautiful doll again. As a matter of fact. That's how I started collecting madame Alexander Wendys'. I found one in pieces at the flea market and the lady told me to just take it because it was broke and would end up in the trash. I figured out how to clean it,restring it and the rest is history...I'm glad you have your blog going again. Take care. Sincerely, Ashley