Her face speaks of love, years, many kisses and washes from her young mama. She wears her history so well--I just wanted to hug her the first time I saw her. I didn't think I would get her, but I knew if I did all I would "repair" would be her left eye, which is partially missing.
Then she came home....
Her wig was ratty and crusty feeling, and while I loved the color on her, I was not about to keep the dirty thing! And then, inspiration struck--so I got out my wood epoxy----
Gave her an "Evie" style, and I inserted tiny magnets on each side of her head, and also in the back, so she can wear ribbons. Touched up the paint on both eyes, and then put a wash of dark brown over them to make the painting look old.
And then, just like that, she came back to life.