A little doll arrived from Pennsylvania one day. She desperately needed some attention. Looking almost beyond help, I decided to try and give her a proper cleaning, and a new life!
She arrived wearing this outfit, so someone loved her enough to make sure she had proper clothes to make the trip.
The little doll next to her is a spool doll I made. She has decided that she is the welcoming committee of one. She tells the new arrivals, a good amount of information on what will take place, here at their new home. Little Miss Mess, is ready for her make-over.
After some prep, and a great deal of sanding, she was ready for the primer paint to be used.
Her right hand was nearly gone, so I built up another for her. Primed her body as well, removing the rusty non-working voice box, and adding a little stuffing to compensate. She waited for her make-over to continue. She's 14" tall, and is a Century doll. Probably dates from between 1909-1928.
Here she is, all done. I used the acrylic paints, and crocheted a new outfit for her. She had cloth feet, so I decided to paint shoes and stockings on her, too.
A little hat, was needed to finish off her brand new look! She is no longer called "Little Miss Mess". I decided on the name of, Heather. She is truly a little treasure, and adds one more to my collection of restored, Century Dolls. A doll company once in production in New York.
Thanks for stopping in today, hope you have a wonderful day! Smile On! Audrey