Does anyone remember Creepy Cinderella? She's a vintage doll that my daughter found at a thrift store - in a terrible, neglected condition.
I spent a fair bit of time cleaning her, but unfortunately got busy on other things (like you do) and never got back to the job. The hardest part remains - her face and hair. Since each of these is a really big task ... I think I'll just embrace the face!
She was so filthy! The rubber on her face is discoloured, but that can't be helped; however, dirt can be removed .... with hot water, soap and a nail brush! Her eyelids are now a lovely clear pink and a little bit of the fog was removed from the glass eyes.
Now scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed some more, we present a nice clean face! The water turned black as I scrubbed her face, ears, nose and neck - but the result is so worth it. What struck me most was how the oily, sticky, shiny appearance of her face disappeared upon washing - caused by deteriorating rubber I guess ? Not sure. But the result is a lot less creepy! I think her lipstick needs a little touch-up now though ... my daughter has offered to paint her lips; colour - ruby red maybe?
Interested in Cinderella's transformation story? You can read the first 6 chapters here which follow her Arrival at the Grove until now:
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