Wednesday, April 30, 2008

we found this little guy (yes, we know it's a guy; he's clearly defined as such) tossed next to our dumpster this week. the poor baby had been marked up - - probably with every pen its household of origin contained; he was a wreck. we pulled him out - - he's such a nice size and shape, and doesn't have hair (I'm strangely, strongly opinionated about hair on dolls) - - hoping that his markings would come off with a good scrubbing. I've tried a variety of cleaning solutions and, while he looks better, the majority of the markings refuse to go. I have a feeling that he will make his way into the bag that goes next week to our local second hand shop (count on a Spanish woman to know an ink-removing trick that I don't!)

8 comments:

Dawn said...

How about hairspray? Did you try that?
:)

Desiree said...

Rubbing alcohol is great at removing ink.

Gabrielle said...

A few items of clothing to cover up those marks just might do the trick...~G

mrsdestroyer said...

I have been amazed at how plain white vinegar cleans so many things. You could try to spray some on or soak the doll (I mean little guy) in it

Megan said...

Hairspray really does work on ink. (Most will work, if the ink starts to spread as soon as it's sprayed, it's one that works. If it doesn't make the ink run, try a different kind. Aerosol usually works well.)

Anonymous said...

I love your all your pictures, Naomi. What kind of camera do you have?

Naomi Smith said...

You are all so great! thanks for the tips;
I tried alcohol this morning - nope, didn't work
Gab - - ha, ha. (it's on his face too!)
hairspray and vinegar are on my list; I'll let you know . . .

aaand, I use a Nikon D40; I really enjoy it, and I know I haven't even begun to tap into what it is capable of

Heather Pelczar said...

What about a Mr. Clean Magic Erasure??