I have been wanting a Betsy McCall doll for awhile now and I saw this Betsy on eBay. She came with one shoe and underclothes. She had a bit of cracking on her left knee and her hair was obviously a mess, but I felt she was a good deal.
Well! She arrived today and don't you know I couldn't wait to get to work on her.
Here she is right out of the box.
I put her undies and the one shoe in a mild soap soak.
Her face is very faded.
She had one hair clip.
Her limbs are loose, but I will deal with that another day!
Here is her knee cracks.
I VERY gently washed her hair with wig shampoo.
Her wig is a bit deteriorated, but I will reglue it later.
I used a mild soap to carefully wash her body.
While her hair was drying I repainted her face.
(I figured I couldn't make it worse!)
I tried these tiny baby hair clips, but they are TOO big.
Here she is all washed and dressed!
I still need to do more work on her hair, but it is already MUCH better!
Such a sweet girl.
Toni and Betsy, both American Character dolls.
I started making this bed and quilt this morning!
I had no idea she would arrive today!
The bed is similar to Toni's. Just a cardboard box
with a mattress on top. The headboard is also cardboard
covered in green satin.
Alice gave Betsy Flopsy Bunny to sleep with.
(Betsy is wearing a hair net to smooth her hair)
Goodnight Betsy, welcome home.