Some of you may remember Ginger from the old days. She was made back in 2006 when I was just beginning to dollhouse. Ah, memories...
She started out like this as a 1:12 doll kit from Kitz. I also bought a package of auburn hair, which I still have plenty of. Good thing for this poor gal:
I sat her down on an old, ugly chair I got off ebay a bazillion years ago and looked at the rat's nest:
To really appreciate it, you have to see the side. It kind of looks like she's a murder victim and has crusted blood on her head:
Her outfit was made from a scrap of material and double-sided sticky tape. The sewing skills? I don't have them. And at that time, I didn't have my grandmothers' sewing machines. The outfit is stuck together quite nicely with the tape, but it's very shabby. Poor thing:
My first decision was to cut off all of her hair. I went for it whole hog:
I sent a picture of her in this state to Brae, who wrote back that she looked like that scene from the movie Elizabeth when the queen has her wig off. SO TRUE. I tried to find a picture of that for you, but google failed me. But if you know what we're talking about, you get it.
So I kept snipping. I used my X-Acto knife to shave off the crazy bits:
I am NOT a pro at doll wigging. There are tutorials for how to do these things perfectly, but I am not that crafty. As long as she looks relatively normal, I'm good. So I put glue on her head and went for it with more hair (please note, her body has a small corset on it -- she's not actually nekked here):
Then I glued more bloody mess hair all over the place:
While her head was drying, I made her a new dress out of a scrap of material left over from my Pippi Longstocking outfit. I put a little border along the bottom for bling. (This was all also done with double-sided sticky tape. I still don't have the Mad Sewing Skillz.) Then I put her hair in low ponytails:
The ponytails? They were OUT OF CONTROL. I had tied them back with embroidery floss, and then I turned her around to fix them a little bit:
And then I gave her a haircut. I did a good job of "layering" the right side, but the left side is still kind of wonk. Whatevs.
How do I look?
Oh, honey, you look great:
And remember her old friend from the first Ginger post? They're having a grand time getting reacquainted on the barrel couch:
Let's hope I don't shove them in drawers and forget about them for years again...
But seriously. Now, Ginger can help me figure out 1:12 scale and enjoy the Beacon Hill. WHEE!