Might be misleading but my most recent refurb was my old doll "Babe". Yeah, I've had her since I was @ 1 and she's been packed away for years. But, I recently found her when going through old boxes and now that I have Madi I just didn't have the heart to pack her back up. I figured either she'll play with these things or I should give them away. Here is what I found:
Um, yeah.. She was pretty scary, right? I've always know her to have sky high hair and she's messy on the face due to the fact she survived a fire in my old apartment. Ha.
So, I decided to find out about the doll. Turns out her original name is "Baby Ann" and she originally looked like this:
Yeah, that was a far cry from where we were. She was one of the first Fisher Price Soft "Little Girl" dolls. Pretty cool. I actually had a collectible on my hands. Though she was in no shape for a parade. Afraid to throw her in the wash, I decided to wet and comb through her mass of hair. Wow. It actually did work, oddly enough. But I have to say, that "lift" is never gonna go. Ha.
But, I soaked her in Oxi Clean (and her clothes). I only needed to repair her diaper a bit and she was clean and good to go. Not too bad I have to say for a 37 year old doll. These were made in 1974 and I believe I got mine Christmas of that year. Anyway, Madi loved her grimy and loves her more now. Madi made sure she got acquainted with EVERYTHING.
|Playing with magnets, hugging, posing|
|Being read to, reading alone and riding in the basket|
Overall, it was a success. She still loves "baby" but she does drag her around by the hair. Enlightening myself to the probability of how her hair got so crazy in the first place...