Today I am going to share a story with you, which I feel is pretty apt considering it is Easter a time for resurrection and rebirth.

Last winter I purchased a very sorry looking early Gotz Sasha doll waif. As you will see from the two photo’s below she needed help.

brunette gotz damaged 1brunette gotz damaged 2

When she arrived I was not expecting the damage to be as bad as it was. Her face was covered in black ingrained soot type dirt, with some kind of lacquer or varnish on top of that. Her facial paint was not in good shape. Her torso was nearly split in half with tares to both sides of her neck and numerous tares under both arm sockets. She looked so sad. First of all I took her apart and began by trying to clean her face with a soap solution.

IMG_0539That only helped a little. The oxy treatment did not work. I then tried to remove the lacquer with nail varnish remover, which helped quite a bit  and there was beginning to be light at the end of the tunnel.


I then covered her face with Vaseline and left her in the conservatory for a couple of months to allow her skin to lighten.





I managed to get her skin as light as I could, but it will never be perfect. Her face paint was not good and the only way to get rid of the substance on her face was to remove her eye paint.


I then started to fix her body, which as you can see from the photo’s below was very badly damaged.




I did the best I could, using Gorilla glue which bonds with moisture and then backing the splits with leather.





I don’t know how long or if it will last forever but for now her body is back together.

As this poor young lady had been through so much I asked Janet if she would paint her some new face paint and she said yes.

I had decided to call this little waif Frankie (due to the body part issues)

Apart from a few missing plugs to the front of her hair line, she had beautiful hair.

So, I would like to introduce you to the resurrected or reborn Frankie. Thank you to Janet for making a very sad girl happy again and a very happy Easter to you all.

Frankie 1