Thursday, May 29, 2014

My $5 My Twin Doll Rescue! My Yard Sale Gem!

This past Saturday, I stopped at a yard sale for charity and found this very loved and old My Twin Doll. The seller wanted $5 for her and I quickly agreed! Even in the shape she was in I knew she was worth more then that $5 to a child who will love her.
Some people rescue dolls for money, some rescue to collect,  I rescue to find the doll no one wants and turn her into a doll a child will love. I think my nieces will fight over this one.
Here she is before, her nose and forehead had dark scuff marks and her arms were grimy but her legs, protected by the tights she was wearing were in perfect condition.
To clean up a rescue doll you really need a few good tips and some great products. I use Heads Up Detangler from Twin Pines Of Maine,
I put it in a spray bottle and use it on all my dolls hair and it was a "God Send" on this poor dolly's wig. 
For her body I used Formula 911 also from Twin Pines of Maine    
The 911 can be diluted which I do for surface cleaning but on stubborn stains  I used it straight on the cloth and on the dolls vinyl. I was thrilled with how easily the marks came off with a cloth and straight Formula 911.
Her wig was a challenge for sure but with the detangler and starting from the bottom and working my way to the top of her wig I am thrilled with how her hair and wig turned out. 
Her hair brushed out was amazing and so long!
 Once her wig was combed out I had to find away to re attach her wig and I asked Char what she thought about which of my adhesives I should try and I am so glad she recommended Aleen's Fabric Fusion Peel and Stick Tape. This was so easy to use and it was the perfect size to run along the old glue line and hold the wig in place! You can find Aleen's Fabric Fusion Peel and Stick Tape from
I think all dolls are worth a second chance don't you?

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  1. Every time I see posts like this, I could kick myself for passing up a $2 My Twinn doll at our local Goodwill a few months ago. At the time, I didn't know of anyone fixing them up for charities, so I just passed on her. Hopefully a "needy" girl got her.

    You did a great job fixing this one!

  2. Thanks for the tips! I might get some of the Formula 911 to use on the Bitty Baby doll that I bought on Ebay. It is not in bad shape but it could use some cleaning up.