Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Project 2018

I decided this year I would save a waif. I normally save dogs as many of you know, but saw this poor ill treated Sasha looking for a home and I just had to step in and help. I can honestly say I have never had such a poorly girl. Greening of her brows, cut hair but worst of all, she has been drawn on by her previous owner with black marker pan on her face and body and then she was abandoned in an attic for the last twenty years plus.
As well as a tube of Oxy cream she needs at least two weeks in sunny Bermuda to get those marks off, but has to make do with a few hours a day under an angle poise lamp!

Finally, I would like to wish every one a very happy and healthy TWENTY EIGHTEEN, belated I know, but I have been very poorly with this flu bug that has hit the UK.
So here is the waif I was telling you about...project 2018....







22 comments:

  1. Happy 2018 Ronny! I hope you are on the mend and are feeling much better every day. I can hardly wait to see the transformation of your waif. A great project. Sending you much love.
    ❤️ xxx

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  2. Hello Ginger! Much love to you too...and I owe you an email. I think this waif is going to be a bit of a challenge :)

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  3. Firstly Happy New Year back at ya girlie! Lovely to see you posting but sorry to hear that you've been unwell.
    As for this poor waif, my goodness what on earth possesses a child to do such a thing to their doll? I wasn't that into dolls as a child but I always kept my things all nice and, although I admit I did trim a few dolls hairs over the years, I cannot imagine drawing all over them!!
    I really look forward to seeing how she turns out and hope you'll do progress reports with photos for us!
    xx

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    1. Hello S! Lovely to have you here! I admit I have cut dolls hair...one I remember was a blonde Sasha NP back in 1967 (Yes, I know ..what a bad child I was..she ended up in the school jumble sale) but I never drew on my toys or books I could never ruin a doll like that..I hope I can make her look loved again..will keep you updated....whatever happens!

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  4. Happy New Year , ya maj :) sorry to hear you've been under the weather and glad that you have recovered enough to post again.
    Did you buy this girl while in the midst of the flu?:) I wish you well in her restoration it's probably going to take all year to achieve! :) x

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    1. Hello Dee...Thank you for the kind thoughts....have you made a new year's resolution to be nice to me this year?! Don't reckon it will last if you have :) I must admit I must have been high on Night Nurse (or similar meds) when I purchased this one...she is a shocker...but it will be fun to see how she turns out..

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    2. I see you are off to Scotland... understandable it being very COLD up that way with lots of ICE and SNOW Queenie, you'll soon feel right at home ;) xx

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    3. Aye! Off to Edinburgh..just waiting for the house to be built...although having seen the recent weather reports ....maybe staying here in the South is a wiser choice!

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  5. What a project, and what a lucky Sasha to have you looking after her. It will be so much fun to see you transform her.
    I do hope you continue to feel better.

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    1. Thanks Julie! I don't know if she is feeling lucky..at the moment all I do to her is smother her in Oxy 10, wrap her face in clingfilm and shove her under a lamp!

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  6. The poor little dear - I believe I remember seeing her on eBay. I'm glad she's getting the love and attention she deserves. No doubt your crew will have her happily engaging in mischief in no time!
    Steve

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    1. I blame having the flu when I bought her and the boredom of laying in bed! She was definitely one of those 'What have I done' moments when she arrived :) Hope you and your crew are doing well..have you added to their numbers lately?

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  7. I've always known that you're one of those folks 'who never do things by halves'...BUT this looks like a challenge AND a half...'but as they used to say 'Good on yere!'
    An excellent way to start the New year! Rescue and restoration! (BTW whilst you're at it I myself could do with some of that too... so will be watching this space with personal interest.)

    As I have said in my recent emails I was so very sorry to hear that you were SO poorly over the Christnas break. It doesn't seem fair when we work so hard in the run up to make it a good, happy family get-together.
    The best of luck with this latest kind and generous project and can't wait to see the end result.
    My Sasha love and big hugs to the NINE Sasha Brood (Miss Lippy, Fritz, Ross, Sally; Sophie, Krista, twins QE 2 and 3 snd Miss No Fringe) living down there with you. Remember to always be very good for your new mummy.

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    1. Sorry on re-reading I should have written 'does' instead of 'do!'

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  8. Hello K! The notorious nine send their love to their ex mummy...I think that they are a little jealous that this new waif is getting all my attention at the moment! Hope you are keeping warm and well xx

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    1. So pleased to hear that they haven't already forgotten me with living down in that lovely southern area with your pond and adjacent wood copse.
      I'm sure that they are fine with where your attention is focussed at the moment, as they must have be appalled at having seen all those black pen marker drawings on that poor, poor Sasha.
      Afraid that the central heating has been on here for almost 24/7 over the last three months. Dreading the British Gas bill coming in!
      Slowly but surely seem to be getting better and hope that you are now fully recovered and 100% back on your feet again!

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    2. Winter fuel bills are a nightmare, really wish I could hibernate in the winter and wake up when it is warm!

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  9. I really look forward to the results of this project! I've already saved some waifs, but I shy away from pen marks - well I'm not the most patient of mums.
    It's very mean you were ill during the holidays. But then, there never is a perfect time for the flu! Get better, and go on with the pen mark challenge!

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    1. Thanks Ursula! I think you are a patient mum...look at all the knitting you do for your vinyl Sasha kids!

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  10. Good luck with your waif rescue, lots of patience and OXY10 should do the trick. And for her hair you might find yourself doing Teddy's hair ironing technique (see my blog for details).

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    1. Thanks DollMum! She certainly needs a total revamp that's for sure! Don't think I can see myself ironing her hair...I thnk she has had enough torture poor thing :)

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  11. Can't wait to see her stages of recovery! Good luck! She is do pretty xx

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