As we were packing up at the CnS and loading the car I noticed that a few dolls still remained on the doll adoption table. There was a naked early (sexed) baby boy with greened eyes and wayward hair. My girl picked him up and looked at him and looked at me. I said "no", then said "he would be a good one to try Dawn's curling technique on and his eyes need repainting" so my girl begged me to buy him. But his seller had left and accidentally left him behind! Dee told me to take him home and she sent me the email address of his seller, so I paid for him later that evening after we had an email conversation about him.
He had a wash and shampoo then my girl got to work with the pipe cleaners. We didn't have enough white ones as she wanted to do tight curls like the ones on Dawn's wobbler (Sasha baby with legs straightened), so until I bought some more pipe cleaners she used coloured ones as well (risky, as the dye in the fluff might have stained his hair - it didn't).
Hair curling took place over half term, she did a few at a time until she was more than half way then suddenly she sped up and finished the remainder in one sitting.
Then we did the scary bit - the boiling water over the head trick! We didn't want take his head off and do Theresa's technique of boiling his head inside 3 plastic bags, so poured a kettle of boiling water over his head, then used a towel to get the drips off and pegged a face cloth around his shoulders to catch any drips while it dried naturally for the next 24 hours.
Before she removed the curlers I got the paints out to try my first Sasha eye repaint. I did not remove the old paint, I used the existing eyes and repainted the brows and edges, then changed the colour of his pupils to a pale blue (I used acrylics). I also touched up his lips a little.
My daughter removed his curlers, it did not take as long as putting them in but still took a while as there were more than 120 of them! (we counted 128)
|Curling begins (notice the essential music provided via ipad and headphones while she curls his hair)|
|Getting the hang of pipe cleaners for curlers|
|Twisting as well as curling the hairs around the pipe cleaner|
|Front row and his greening eyes|
|Several rows, including colourful pipe cleaners|
|More than half done and suddenly curling sped up|
|The last few curlers (at the back)|
|Very pleased the curlers were all in - what a job!|
|Hair drying after the boiling water treatment|
|Curls drying and his greening eyes|
|Curls dry and new eye paint|
|Making progress removing the curlers|
|Carefully removing a curler|
|All out - that is a relief, thanks Mum! Look at all those pipe cleaner curlers|
|Feeling his new curls|
|Proudly wearing his new Sashapotomus onesie (2017 Sasha Festival souvenir) and sporting his new look hair and eyes|
|New eye paint and hair style|
|He looks pleased|
|I think that is a smile|
|A close up of his repainted eyes|
Now there are four blond Sasha babies in our combined collection, 3 boys (Leo, Theo and Davy) and a girl (Daisy). Davy is the only one with blue eyes.