My Doll Collection...My Dollection!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

She's Here!!!!!

Zombie Elsa is here!!  Yay!!!

I'll show you the preview photos I received from Alyssa at Earth Wood Beauty Dolls, then some of my own photos :)
Photo credit:  Alyssa at Earth Wood Beauty Dolls

Photo credit:  Alyssa at Earth Wood Beauty Dolls

Photo credit:  Alyssa at Earth Wood Beauty Dolls

While I adore the pink dress she made, I also asked for her signature dress to be distressed!

Photo credit:  Alyssa at Earth Wood Beauty Dolls

Here's how she arrived today:

Peek a boo!

Love the little tag!

The doll and the original dress.

She's fantastic!  As you know I take most of my photos with my phone, since I am lazy.  Today I pulled out my Nikon!

The lighting in my dining room was horrible.  So I moved outside.  Neighbors probably think I'm at weirdo.  Oh, well.  

I tried to pull her hair back into a messy braid, like her signature 'do.

I love her hands.

After laying on my stomach in the grass for a bit...I realized I was getting still wet from the rain!  I went back inside and found Prince Hans.

I just love her.  I'll have to make her some sort of display box, as I don't have many doll stands.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Making Monster High Arms

While waiting for my custom Zombie Elsa to arrive, I got a few Monster High dolls for free off a local upcycle page. They were from a day home, so in pretty rough shape!

I thought they would be good dolls for practicing repainting and the like.  Plus, Ghoulia.  I can't get enough of Ghoulia, she's my favorite!

I haven't cleaned them all up, yet.  I started with this Spectra:

Poor Spectra.
All Clean.

The first attempt at making hands (with polymer clay), I made the hands and forearms separately, and glued them together after baking.  I also tried making molds for the hands, but it didn't work out quite as I thought (I know now silicone is better for that).

First attempt.  Hands kind of clunky and uneven.

Second attempt.  I molded the hands right on to the forearms this time.  I watched a YouTube video for hand making and tried that method.  Worked out better, but still need some practice!

The arms on Spectra.  I have not glued them on yet.  Contemplating trying again.

Fingers still a bit clunky looking, but better than the first try!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Earth Wood Beauty Dolls

I came across another gal who does Bratz doll and other doll repaints, and have been following her on Facebook. Her name is Alyssa and she runs the Earth Wood Beauty dolls.  She does wonderful work!  I love how she puts the Bratz heads on Liv doll bodies.  I want to try this myself but haven't gotten around to it yet!

Anyhoo...she had a post recently looking for a trade.  A certain number of Bratz/Liv/Barbie dolls for a custom!  I jumped on that!  I sent her this lot of thrifted dolls, some of which I had bought for $0.25.  I also sent her the doll that I want for a custom.  It cost me $30 to ship them to the US, but I think it will be worth it!  I love her work!

The cheapest shipping option for me was Expedited due to the weight of the package.

The doll I sent to her is a thrifted Elsa doll, that I would like to be turned into a Zombie, like the Once Upon a Zombie dolls but a bit more gruesome!

Gah!  Poor Elsa.

I asked her if I should try to wash the blue paint off her hair first, but she said she'd take care of it!  I shipped the package yesterday and I'm super excited to see how the custom turns out!

Now to wait!

Thanks for looking!