I made a great find at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. I actually gasped when I saw this Disney Store Animator's Collection Merida on the top shelf.
Yes, she did look pretty lousy and was going to need some work. But I have been wanting one of these for ages. She's even the original version with the dark green dress.
|...and toenail paint...|
|...and fingernail paint and a ring.|
She was also pretty dirty. So the first step was a good bath...
|She was none too pleased about the bath.|
|In fact, she looked pretty peeved about the whole thing.|
So it took quite a while to get that hair detangled and the part rewoven. I don't know how many episodes of the Great British Baking Show Ken and I watched while I did it, but it did give us a chance to get caught up!
And the bad news:
And the good news:
But I'm glad I have her. From other dolls I've managed to find at Goodwill in the last year I thought someone who donates shops at the Disney Store. I was hoping Merida would show up some day. Luckily I was there the day she did!