Thoroughly Modern LAUREN
I confidently took her parts in my hands and set about to removing the offending paint, smug in the fact that I would have no problem. No problem at all.
WRONG. It was tricky! For the first time, I wished I owned an air brush. Instead, I use the “tap” method. And when I do, a distantly remembered song comes to mind. I discovered it was from the movie, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, and it’s called “The Tapioca.” I don’t know all the lyrics, so I just sing the ones I know as I work.
Tap, tap, tap tapioca tap-tap!
My life is a musical.
Tapping the paint on with my hands rather than using a brush means I won’t have brush strokes on a girl’s skin. Lauren looks much better. Thankfully, her face was just fine.
Lauren is O.L.D. No. 12 and she was put up for adoption as of Sunday, 6:33 Iowa time. I’ve decided that’s when all the Once-Loved Dolls will go up for adoption, because 33 is my lucky number, and my Dad’s year of birth. You can see Lauren’s adoption page HERE.
I’ve dressed Lauren in 40s style clothes. The wool for Lauren’s coat was given to me by a formal local fairy named Beth who has since flitted off to Colorado. Beth, if you see this, thank you!
I also got a chance to use this strange curved cording I had that I didn’t know what I would ever do with. A black velvet ruffle open crown hat! This is why you never throw anything away!
And now! Once more into the breach!
Happy Tuesday! You’re my favorite.