Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Jimmy's Haircut

This is Jimmy Joe,  you may have met him last week.
When Jimmy Joe first came into our doll family he looked like a heathen  (more or less like he had been raised by wolves) as you can see in the following picture.
So we sat Jimmy Joe into a hair salon chair and started to work on improving his appearance.
Soon his hair was shorn,  but he still needed a bit more grooming. 
I had noticed his eyelashes looked a bit long....
DIY 18" boy doll, DIY Boy Doll Haircut,
So I took my scissors (that I use to cut threads when I am sewing)
and shortened his lashes just a bit.
The next step was to tone down his lip color.
A light coat of  Anita's Latte acrylic craft paint toned down the lip color just enough.
Now Jimmy Joe Looks like a handsome young man.
 We found another doll to join our doll family a couple of weeks ago.
I brought her home from The Volunteers of America and washed her hair and bathed her with a piece of  a magic eraser and some Dawn dish detergent. 

She had blue stains on her legs,  fingers,  arms,  and the side of face.
I think perhaps her clothing may have stained her legs or maybe those cute little tattoo transfers were applied to her vinyl skin.  I applied a liberal coating of benzoyl peroxide to all of the affected areas.  
 She has spent the last week or two out in the sun weather permitting.
I do hope to be able to dress her up to introduce her to the rest of the dolls as soon
as her stains have faded away.
 Make sure you stop over at JoAnn's Wednesday Wee Ones post .
JoAnn has created some lovely Easter outfits for a Easter Parade.

Have a wonderful Easter week!!!


  1. Ohhhhhhhhh Jimmy Joe looks so civilized now - and love the haircut. I'll have to try to color for Donnie's lips - his are brighter than some of the girls' lips. I hope Miss Blue comes out well - looks like she is cold now - with blue legs and no clothes. LOL You sure have a big family of dolls - they are all so wonderful. I've never ever found one at a yard sale or a thrift shop - guess I should go more often.

  2. Jimmy Joe's transformation is perfect. He is the so cute. You did a great job.

  3. What a cutie! Jimmy Joe looks more comfortable now. What a great transformation. You must be having so much fun! I love and enjoy seeing what you do with these precious dolls!

  4. You did a great job on him! What a perfect face for this cute boy and a nice addition to your doll family! Have FUN! Hugs, Diane

  5. Jimmy's haircut looks great! :)

  6. I think Jimmy looks great, fantastic job you did here.
    Hope you had a lovely Easter.

    All the best Jan

  7. Jimmy is so cute, and I can't wait to see your new little lady, Candy!

    It's been awhile, but I am still MIA from blogging. Still renovating our house on which I'm finally starting to see daylight.

    Sending you a big hug and hoping that you and yours are doing well.


    Sheila :-)