Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tara from the Crissy Family


Wow!  What a find!  I got her from Goodwill....isn't that AMAZING?  This doll easily sells for over $100 on eBay.  Needless to say, I was very excited.  Even though she isn't on my "Wishlist", she probably would have fallen in at number 11.  Of course, my new little girl needed some TLC.

Her eyes were all gunky...part of it was that fungus that grows on the glue of the Crissy doll's eyes, and then some of it was just good ol' dirt.  Her hair was also wild.  I was very excited, however, that she still had her original shoes on.

Some rats may live in that hair...

Gunky eyes

I scrubbed her down with Clorox wipes, as is my tradition.  Then I washed her hair in the sink with some laundry detergent and warm water.  I was thrilled to discover that not only had her hair not been cut, but it was in great condition, nice and silky, and a very long, working ponytail.  I got the gunk of her eyes with a Q-tip, my fingernail, and a tiny electronics flat head screwdriver.  If you ever use a screwdriver, be careful, because I actually chipped a tiiiiiiny little amount of white paint off her eye.  I can repaint it, but it's towards the back of her eyeball and not really noticeable, so I'm not going to bother.  I rebraided her little side-burn hairs (hahahahaha) and tied them with red ribbon.

Now, for the finished product:
Isn't she pretty?!  I dressed her in Checkered Check, and left her original yellow shoes on.  I think she's just adorable :)

1 comment:

  1. She is lovely doll. I love it.
    She is a great treasure.
    Yes she's just adorable :)