My Doll Collection...My Dollection!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Barbie Additions

I've been trying to get a Happy Family Midge doll for a while (at a decent price) but haven't had any luck so far (I got Alan at a thrift shop, and the grandma and grandpa off Kijiji).

I saw this posted on a local storage wars site, with a reserve bid of $50.  I had to bid, of course, considering on Canadian Amazon its $300 and on eBay is $80+ (plus shipping!!).  Luckily nobody else bid on it!  Squee!  It will satisfy my desire for a Happy Family Midge for now!  

Don't open't do it...

The plastic on the box is a bit yellowed, and there is some shelf wear to it; but I am happy with it.  Now to resist the urge to open it!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

My First Repaint

I told myself that I shouldn't buy any more dolls until I finish one of my many half done projects, and sell them (my intent for the projects).  Yesterday I finally finished my first upcycled Bratz doll, with face repaint and hand made outfit.

Here is the before and after photo of the doll face (in different lighting):

And now with the outfit:

Thankfully she came with her original feet (from the thrift store), so I didn't have to try making any!

I don't have an Etsy shop *yet*, so I'm going to try and sell her locally first.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Liv Addition

I found a new addition to my Liv doll collection, from the thrift shop.  Bonus...she is fully clothed *with* her shoes!  Yay!

I recognize her as Katie, and Googled her to find out she is from "Katie and Sk8" set.
Image from Amazon
I love her.  She looks so cool.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 4, 2016

A Chainsarm (Chainsaw for an arm...get it?)

Happy New Year to everyone!

I had this Amanita Nightshade Monster High doll that was missing an arm (bought in a lot of used dolls), and was trying to figure out how to make an arm for her.

I had another forearm piece in her same coloring; but it was a bit larger, I assumed it was from a male doll.  I was perusing the Dollar Tree and found a wrestler type action figure with a chainsaw accessory.  My mind went immediately to Ash vs. Evil Dead.
Photo from Google image search

I used my new Dremel tool I got myself for Christmas, and carved out a hole in the end for the chainsaw to fit on the forearm piece.

Hubs is the glue and adhesive master in the household, so he then filled it with hot glue so it was flush.

Looks pretty good so far!!  The larger arm looks more muscular from holding a chainsaw attached to it!

My next step was on to painting the saw.  I sprayed it with Krylon Matte Spray before hand; as I wasn't sure how the hot glue would take the acrylic paint.

Almost finished!  I also painted her other hand with black to make it look like she has a fingerless glove.
I added a coat of glossy varnish.

I repainted her lips and eyebrows black.  Now I just need to make her a kick-ass outfit suitable for zombie killing.


Thanks for looking!