It was a hot summer day, and she wanted to go swimming. I don't blame her.
(She blames me for putting that shawl on her in the middle of summer.)
Yeah, I should have been more careful, but I have successfully taken a lot of pictures at this site without any problems.
So here is what I did:
I dried her face off as best I could on my T-shirt. I went home immediately, and took her clothes off.
I them took her head off.
I unstuffed the body to let the cloth body and stuffing dry out.
I used a hair dryer on her eyes from a variety of angles, opening and closing the eyes.
A drop of water came shooting out of one eye- it looked like she was crying. No wonder, because she looked like the Scarecrow after the Wicked Witch of the West got hold of him.
I let her hair air dry. Then I did a second course on her eyes with the hair dryer after about twenty minutes. The only reason I had for doing that is because it's what I have to do on my own hair to make it dry, ha ha.
The next day, I put her back together, and voila!
Of course, I was really, really lucky. I hope that everyone reading this blog never has a doll fall in the water. (I'm looking at you, Penny!)
Still, it doesn't hurt to have some idea of dolly first aid that can help in this situation.