Op Shop Babies


I’ve an army of dolls I’ve been bringing home from the Op Shop to clean up. I’m very slow at making clothes for them but here is a before and after of one of them. I would like to have repainted his mouth but didn’t have any suitable paint. Perhaps his new family will take care of that.

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  1. Wow that is awesome! I’m assuming you used the acne treatment on him. I have this exact same doll and it’s battery operated and is soooo life like:) Thanks for sharing the before and after pics. The outfit is perfect. Wish I could sew like that:)

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    • It’s very bad sewing actually. I should have taken a lot more care but wanted something to be ready. A lot of the battery toys we get don’t work any more but they can still have a second life as cuddly toys for little children. A lot of the crayon came off with a good wash, luckily it was not paint but I used the acne treatment for the tough stains.

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  2. You did a great job. Now he doesn’t look like he stepped off of a space ship from the planet XYZ. Kid sure give toys a hard time.

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    • He was pretty scary looking when I got him and was actually headed for the bin but I felt sure I could do something with him. Kids are rough on toys and I wish their mums would teach them to play properly like our mum did.

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    • I think it’s OK if you don’t make her very wet. I just used a damp cloth as she was more dusty than anything else. Dry dusted her first then filled a cup with lukewarm water and a splash of dish washing liquid and wiped her over and dried her with a towel. I like 9-1-1 for cleaning dolls but it costs an arm and a leg to get it sent here so I use it for seriously dirty dolls only. I suggest you try a tiny bit of your Miss Revlon where it won’t notice too much first.

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