So tl;dr I am selling my extra Ashton Drake doll and the woman buying it wanted it to take a paci and I, being the ever adventurous crafter, decided to have a go of it myself.
I have removed the head and upon removing the stuffing also found a bag of sand. Filled with dread, I unstuffed the body and found a second bag of sand and a larger bag of poly pellets. I know that what I should do is replace the sand with glass beads, but I do not have glass beads on hand, nor do I wish to order them. I am also under the impression from the buyer that this is going to be for her daughter. Would it be better to replace the weight of the sand with poly pellets? Or should I just suck it up and order glass beads?
Since I am now very concerned about there being more sand in this doll, I am taking apart the whole thing. I should probably mention at this point that the doll that is currently being taken apart is my own doll; I am going to have her reborned anyway so I’m not really concerned. However, I am wondering now if I should order a new body and just completely take apart and reassemble the doll fresh. So far it appears the limbs have poly pellets which is good. I am thinking about ordering this body from @MacPhersonCrafts; has anyone ever bought this body before/have a picture of it? I am hopeful that it has a gathered bum. I do not have time to make up one of Chelle’s bodies for this doll.