Today I managed to find time to change the last few girls into some warmer clothes. Now the only ones left who need changing are the babies and Hattie ! I think Hattie’s dragging her feet as she’s annoying the boys by wearing the Elliott hoodie shirt, she’s changed out of the coordinating beret and boots ! there’s a surprise!
Anyway I finally washed Belinda my 69 single fringe girl’s hair it was very dirty but I did not want to spoil the very sixties style by washing it but after washing Erik’s dirty hair and seeing the difference I decided to bite the bullet as they say and washed it!!!
I was very careful to keep the fringe separate from the rest as I did not want it vanishing into all her hair never to be seen again!!
Here she is getting ready to have her hair washed.
You can see that it does need washing and she’s been very patient with me but after Erik’s was washed she insisted I did hers next!.
Here she is after her hair wash, her hair still wet but you can see already it’s cleaner.
And here it’s dry and had a brush. What a difference! It’s now a beautiful shining blonde. It’s still got some bounce to it. I will leave it a while before I tease it back into shape.
I love this Ruth Hartley ooak dress on her, it’s just the right colour and length , I was lucky to be at home on the computer when Ruth’s Christmas dresses were put on sale.so was able to get this dress.
Rosina My 69 brunette was up next for a change .I had already removed her shoes when I decided to take a before and after photo.
Here she is wearing a lovely set by Judith of Dolly Doodles, another outfit you need to be in right place at right time to get!.
A closer view. You can just make out the bead detail on the Hoodie.
Rosina decided to wear the other Ruth ooak dress and apron set we managed to get. Due to the sun shining through the French doors at the side of the table where I am taking the photo’s this one’s come out a little bright!
Next up is Cornelia my 70’s wigged girl. I had been looking at this outfit on Ruth’s January Sale page for ages and finally caved and sent for it.
And I am really pleased I did. The skirt is a lovely Apricot and there are matching flowers on the blouse and all my purchasing of different coloured shoes from the lovely Late Jean Jensen paid off because I had just the right pair waiting to finish the outfit off.
Her ribbons are a bit vibrant but I’ll look for a better match later I was waiting for my shopping to arrive having defrosted the freezer and cleaned out the cupboards ready to be re stocked! especially as almost everyone is telling me or sending me emails with tales of the winter of 47 or 62/63 and piles of snow.
We can now at least last a couple of weeks if the worse comes to the worse and if not we have a lovely choice of food instead of the bits and bobs that we have tried to use up, what was left so we could turn the freezer off!.
I trimmed her fringe as it was too long and covered her eyes completely but now I am not sure I like it!
Thought I ‘d show you a photo of Erik with his nice clean hair, it’s been drying under a beanie so needs fluffing up a bit but it’s so lovely and clean, it’s amazing how dirty their hair can be even though it looks Ok.
Well I am now poor as a Church mouse and of course what’s happened the Car is still playing up and I may need to buy another!!! 😦
Oh and the heatings just decided not to work! although it was perfectly Ok this morning….. well I am off to buy a Euro millions ticket …..that may at least cover the cost of a plumber!!