|Photo used with permission|
If you click that link up there is will take you to my bff/sister's blog where she did a little post about sending her Lissie to me for new hair. I got her about a week ago but then immediately ended up with all sorts of sinus/eye issues so her treatments had to wait. Today I'm finally feeling halfway human so we got started!
Now before I go into everything I've done and plan to do for poor Lissie I want to give you a little bit of history! Let's go back in time ~~~
About three years ago I was digging through this huge annual rummage sale. I had been hoping I would find something American Girl related but I had been there for several hours and come up with squat. Then I happened to glance up and across this HUGE room I spotted what looked like a doll with red hair and a classic face laying down on a table. So walked quickly over there (read almost ran) and snatched up these two:
|This is also, coincidentally, the story of how I got my Kirsten.|
Except for their hair and some ridiculously loose limbs they were both in great shape!
|Pardon the crappy 3 year old pictures. They were never meant for the public!|
But man that hair:
I did my best with her hair. It was washed and conditioned, but no matter what I did it melted if I used even the barest heat. Even if the hair was soaking wet. So eventually I just curled it.
|3 years later and my desk is no cleaner|
And here is Lissie at my house today:
Lissie and Goose picked out (and sent) this wig:
It's a really pretty wig:
It is a lot darker than the original one:
Here are my usual tools:
|I couldn't find my good glass eyedropper so I had to use this :(|
here and here if there is anyone who needs some real instructions! It's not a difficult processes but it can be VERY hard. And this was one of the hardest wigs I've ever taken off. For some reason that glue just did not want to let go. Eventually I just took pliers and yanked the darn thing off. Good thing I wasn't planning on saving that wig!
Also, in deference to my sister's feels about her doll, that is the only process picture you will see. She doesn't want to see her babies taken apart and I can't blame her :) Here is Lissie after everything:
|The famous pink beanie returns!|
I was going to put her wig on too but as I was yanking on her old wig I noticed some pink spots on her cheek:
So here is Lissie now:
Hopefully in another week I'll have her on her way home. I know she's being missed but while she's here she and Kirsten are catching up. I'm really excited to get to work on Lissie again after all this time and I hope Goose likes her new look! Till next time!