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!!!