This past Christmas my mother decided to start giving away her doll collections. Each of us girls got a doll that meant a lot to her or one that my grandmother made. They really mean alot to each of us as well. Since she has had them for a long time most of them are dirty and dusty. When I got mine I decided it needed a good cleaning, so I unpicked the back of the dress and then took the clothes off and hand washed them. Then I cleaned up the doll with a washcloth and sewed up any of the places that the Muslin was wearing out. I put snaps on all of the clothing so that they could easily be cleaned in the future if needed. When I am done the doll looks so good and almost new. When Lill saw mine she asked me to do hers so I did. It was amazing. Her doll actually had light green lace on it, but had faded to a yellow, so I took one of my Copic markers and used water and recolored the lace and it looks really nice. Then I saw Charlene's so I did hers as well. Her's is in lavendar. They all look so good now. I should have taken pictures of the others but I didn't. Mine is below.