It has been a busy beginning of March, and a good thing. I was asked by a friend to get a vintage Rushton Kitty plush from USA for her in Australia. The kitty arrived to me, but sadly, she was filthy. Luckily, since she had to get to me first, she asked if I could give her a spa treatment! Of course, I was happy to oblige! So, my work began... She is a vintage Rushton Valentine's Kitty with red satin bows, etc. But, her fur could use a good wash, and her face was dark and dingy along with a cut or scratch on her cheek.
What she looked like before her wash. I was so glad her red felt hearts didn't bleed or disintegrate. Whew! I had removed her ribbons before her wash. She came out white with some areas that were still brown from years of dust sitting on her fur. But, it had turned a gold tint. LOL Mostly on her back side. I began removing the dirt and caked on dust on her rubber face. At first, I was worried it might be that her rubber face had begun degrading from age, but it was just dirt. Thank goodness! Next, I had to figure out what I could use to glue and help set her cracked vinyl cheek. I used some plastic glue and that worked out nicely. I added some blush and touched up her eyes and TaDa!! She was done.
Here she is beside my kitty! They are like sisters! I added the white n red dotted bow for my friend to keep! Now, she is ready to shine in her collection! I was also asked to help acquire this lovely vtg Rushton Mouse from Japan. He arrived quickly and I mailed him out to a fellow collector in Mexico! I'm very excited to see him get this one! And I also found a few goodies online as well, like this lovely flip book of a ballerina dancing, and a bear brooch. I plan on repainting the eyes. So more on that one later...
Thank you for visiting! ~ ggsdolls