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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shirley Temple Doll

I was thrifting yesterday and I found this Shirley Temple doll.
She is an Ideal 1958 Shirley Temple doll, 14" tall.
She is VERY dirty but amazingly still had her original dress.

She has these adorable dimples.
Some of her curls are intact.

The back of her hair is not so good.

AS I said VERY dirty.
She had some green marks on her forehead

And some red marks on her legs.

 Her dress and panties were dirty as well.
Her panties will need new elastic.

I gathered my usual cleaning crew.

And set her dress and panties to soak in cold water 
with a few drops of Dawn.

She has rooted hair so I was able to really lather her up.

I left the shampoo to soak in her hair while I started 
cleaning her body and this was left behind - YUK!
I rinsed her hair and washed it a second time.

I happened to have these 2 doll dresses that fit her!
So she wore one of these while her yellow dress dried.

Her curls needed some help so I rolled her up in straws.
This works great for small dolls. I also use the small
size bobby pins to help hold them in place.


Her dress had lost some kind of decoration from the 
front so I decided to add a bow.
I put new elastic in her panties and made her
a crinoline to go under her skirt.

She is waiting for some new shoes.
Until then Bennet will keep her toes warm.


Here she is in her green dress.

Here is the back of her hair - much better.

Her she is in the red stripe sundress.

And this is a Muffy Vanderbear dress that I decided to try on.
Pretty cute, but needs some fitting.

Definitely a keeper!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Toni doll shoe makeover

Just like Cissy, my Toni had these plastic shoes that were kinda blah.
So I did another shoe makeover!

 The first pair are white.
I made a paper pattern just like with Cissy's shoes.
Using my pattern I cut out the felt and glued it down.

 Then hot-glued the strap in place - VOILA!

 Much better.

The second pair is red. 
Luckily I had some red felt scraps!

Black strap.

 Both finished.

I really like the red and black together! 

 Here are both pair together.
Just as I was finishing the shoes my Mom called 
so I made a couple hats while we talked.

This pink and ivory.


This red and black.

Very pretty Toni!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Cissy Doll Shoe Makeover

I have these 2 pair of shoes to fit my Cissy doll.
Compared to Cissy's beautiful clothes, they're kind of blah.

On eBay I  saw these made by:
They have all different colors and styles.

SO, I decided to try to make some myself.
I cut off the straps on my shoes.

 I laid the shoe on some paper to 
make a pattern.

 Checking the fit.

I cut out some felt with my pattern.

The felt protects Cissy's stockings from snags.
I added a decorative strap and hot-glued it underneath.

White mules.

Black strappy.

Oh, and I also made a couple handbags.

This black envelope bag.

And this pink clutch.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dressing up Cissy

I was looking through my doll clothes for 
things that might work for Cissy.
 This dress looks AMAZING on Cissy.  
It is actually an American Girl Doll-size Dress

Here it is on my Molly, sweet, but...

 I think it looks perfect on Cissy.

I just tightened the sash and VOILA!
I am considering actually fitting it to Cissy.

 Next I pulled out this leopard print coat.

 When I first got this coat in a lot of misc. doll clothes
I thought it was an AG size coat, but 
I think it was meant for a fashion doll like Cissy.

I decided Cissy needed a hat for this coat, so I whipped this up.

 In that same lot of doll clothes was this knit sweater.

 I think it looks great on Cissy.

I found this partially finished hat from a long ago project 
and decided to finish it for Cissy.
The necklace is rhinestones and belonged to my grandmother.

This pink prom dress I had ordered for another doll. 

Very pretty!