My little red haired Sasha, Ellory, is enjoying the start of spring with a trip to the coast. We will be down here for a couple of weeks over Easter as my dogs really don't like the marching bands and fireworks that are all part of Easter in towns here in Spain....so we spend the time down here instead. I decided to bring four dolls with me this time, and so Ellory got her turn this time!
I have also brought all my sewing things with me, as usual, and Ellory hopes to get some new clothes! (Well it really is about time, poor thing!)
A few days ago I emailed Jackie Rydstrom, who also lives here in Spain, and asked her about the possibility of her rerooting Ellory's fringe as it is a little bit sparce and I'd like it a bit thicker. Jackie gave me a couple of suggestions for improving the fringe without Ellory having to go 'under the needle' and so yesterday I had a go at it myself and now Ell's fringe is lovely and thick! Basically what Jackie suggested is what I do with my Blythe dolls when I want them to have a fringe, I pulled hair forward from the crown and then I trimmed it in line with her existing fringe. Then, using a damp cloth to completely cover her hair, I used a hot iron to lightly press the hair into place! And voila once the hair was dried, she had a perfectly thickened fringe! I couldn't believe that I never thought to try this before and was actually thinking of having her rerooted, especially as she has such lovely thick bobbed hair anyway!!
I took some photos of her today as she enjoyed the flowers and Spring sunshine, as usual I couldn't pick just a couple!!