Thursday, December 28, 2017

First Attempt at Rerooting...

I recently, decided to try my hand at rerooting... If you search it up, several videos are posted via Youtube that you can watch to learn the basics. I found this one to be simple and fairly easier for me to attempt. Here.

I removed Francine's hair and waited for the saran hair I purchased via etsy to arrive from Australia. I wanted golden blonde to reroot too.

It arrived and I finally had a day at home to start it off. Unlike the video, I just used my scissors, a big eye needle and threader I got from the 100yen store and my craft pliers. As the video showed, after you've removed the hair, you take the saran hair you want to use and separate into sections. I tie the one end up and use my scissors to trim the excess. Now, depending on whether you want long hair or short, determines how much of the hair you will have to use.
 Since I want Francine to have long hair, I used the same length as the saran I bought. Taby thinks she will look like Rapunzel instead. LOL Maybe?! After you've made several of these sections of hairs and made a knot on the ends, you can either finish doing that to all the saran or like me take my time and do just a bit at a time.

My first day, I just did, the front section of Francine's head. I took the needle push through the neck side of the head up into the already made holes from the last hair plugs. In the eye of the needle, I use the needle threader to pull the hair plug through the opening. I hold the tied side of the hair plug, and gently pull the need through using the pliers to help me. As you pull gently, slowly, and very carefully, pull the plug of hair completely through. Next, let go of the tied side, and pull that slowly, so that, the tied part of the plug goes into the head of the doll.
 One by one, I did the outer rim of Francine's head. On day two, I continued that outer rim and started to work on the inside section of her head.
So far, the challenge is keeping the other hair plugs from getting caught on the one you are pulling. Ugh. I have some stray hairs coming through too. So, I trim them if its really a lot. They don't warn you about that... I may need to buy more saran? Unfortunately, Francine's head is bigger than Barbies, which I didn't think so and I will need more saran. More than likely, it's because i kept the length long, really long. Haha.

Anyhow, here's what I got in the mail too!
 A sweet vintage ceramic puppy coin bank from Yahoo Japan auctions. He even comes with his original box. I am deciding on listing him in the shop or not?!

 For Christmas Taby gave me a new display cabinet!! OMG it is a lot more larger than my previous cabinet, which was actually a book case. I've given that one to the girls to use in their room, and now here is my lovely display case is done!
It took us two days since Christmas to put together. No instructions, just a material list. Ugh. But we did pretty good.

Later in the early evening, we went to dinner with my mother in-law and saw the Christmas display at Agana Shopping Center. Sadly, it was raining so we didn't get to go to the Governor's house.

 Then, we left for Yogurtland... Sam and Taby's drawing, as we waited for Sara to finish her yogurt...
 We also went to Payless Supermarkets for groceries, and I found these made in Japan snacks! With "Be Love" manga magazine art. How cool! On this Toppo chocolate sticks snack.

 Along with other snacks. Expensive on Guam, since they are imported.

It was a good family day out. More on my reroot experience when I get more saran in!

 Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls