Showing posts with label dolls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dolls. Show all posts

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween everyone!

I have to be honest: I love Halloween! I love dressing up in costume and pretending to be someone different! Unfortunately, this year I'm not doing anything to celebrate it. Then I got an idea from some dolly friends (meaning, fellow doll collectors/ooakers ): Halloween for my dolls! Since I couldn't dress up myself, and because it's cheaper to make costumes for my 1:6 scale friends, I decided last minute to do this! So less then a week ago I started putting together a few "costumes" for some of my favorite dolls. It was really fun and stretched me a bit because Barbie clothes are expensive! Well, expensive for me, lol. I ended up going through my limited doll clothes bin to see what I could come up with! But I couldn't just end it there. They need the right setting, so I decided to do my first diorama. It's extremely small and literally started gathering stuff for it two days ago, but overall, I'm pretty happy with my first attempt!

Onto the pictures!

“One life ends…another begins.” - Avatar

Reunited Love
"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." -The Princess Bride

Touched by Evil
"My, I'll bet you monsters lead innnnteresting lives." -Bugs Bunny

Romantic Rendezvous or Captured?
"I will not be denied. I'll give her the chance to come willingly. If she won't come, I'll take her by force." -Lex Luthor, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Hanging out with the Gang
"You ain't never had a friend like me!" - Aladdin


Costumes in order of appearance:
*Mummy - He's wrapped in gauze I bought from the dollar store! Very easy to do!
*Genie- Princess Jasmine attire I had on hand
*Girl Bunny - The pink suit I bought in a lot with some other outfits. It originally had stockings I cut off and pink feathers I replaced with white fur. The tail is a cotton ball and the ears I made out of felt and pinned to her head.
*Love smitten Lord - The blue costume is a prince outfit I had on hand.
*Fleeing Maiden - This was the most involved costume I made. 
The original dress was this:
I replaced the front panel, cut the skirt and added the underskirt, added sleeves, trim and lace. And I love it! She might have to wear this dress a little past Halloween. :)
*Witch - The purple top and black skirt I had in my stash. I made the hat out of felt.

The Diorama:
The coffin and the cat came from Michaels. The cat was originally orange that I painted black.
The tombstones, pumpkins, skeleton, background and moss all came from the dollar store!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back with a vengeance!..... maybe...

I know, I know, I've been really, really bad. Super bad. I'm hoping to start updating more, but I have to be honest it's going to be a bit hard since my computer is broken. It's definitely not for the lack of subject matter, that's for sure! So here we go!

My all time favorite movie is Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." I love that movie. Love it, love it, love it. So here are two items that I've crafted having to do with that movie and I love them both equally.

The first, is a Gaston doll. I have a few Belles, I have a few Beasts, and I realized I needed a Gaston. Would you believe that they didn't make a Gaston doll?? (I think villains are shafted when it comes to the doll department.) Fine. I guess I'll just have to make my own! 

The Before Doll

This guy, I believe, is a Power Team action man. He was sent to me by a wonderful lady who just had him laying around and gave him to me when the doll I bought for him ended up being an epic fail. He's big, he's bulky, he's perfect for Gaston. He even has that I'm-better-then-you-and-I-know-it smirk on his lips. He just needed some refitting.

The After Doll - Gaston!

"Every last inch of me's covered with hair!" 

Yes, I did paint chest hair on him. I couldn't not do it! Anyway, he really only needed a few things for this amazing transformation. I trimmed the hairline back and molded new hair using this stuff called clay cloud. It was a pain because it dried REALLY fast, but the plus side is that it's been very durable. I sanded his nose to make it more crooked, removed the lip paint and repainted the pupils and eyebrows (and the very much  needed chest hair!). The clothing is made by me and the boots I stole off of, ironically, a Beast doll. I am more then pleased with how he turned out. So far, I haven't wanted to change anything about him!

The next thing is a necklace. I found this at the Disney store and loved it. Just loved it. But $50? I was pretty sure I could make it for less. I found a glass dome on etsy for $5, pulled out my oven bake clay and set to work. This was my result:

Although there are some minor changes I would like to make, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! It's one of my favorite necklaces and I wear it quite a bit!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

N.C.M #25, #26, and #27 - Babylon 5 and Superman Doll Recons!

It all started with my Weeping Angel Christmas Tree Topper. Reconstructing a Barbie doll into something waaaay cooler was so much fun, I thought about reconning other dolls into my favorite characters. Truthfully, I was afraid that people would scoff at me "playing with dolls" but I found that there's a whole community out there that does this! And what I found out is that I like using several different techniques on one project (sewing, using clay, painting, etc). I haven't done many so some of my techniques are still... rough, lol... but I really enjoy what I've done so far!

Delenn from Babylon 5

I'm going to post my latest one, and favorite one, first. :-D I love the show Babylon 5. If you haven't watched it, look it up! Fantastic sci-fi show. And my favorite character is Delenn, a Minbari who transforms into a Minbari-Human hybrid, which is how I made her.

She was really fun and challenging to make! I drafted the pattern for her clothing myself. The fabric was given to me, and I actually plan on using it to make a Delenn costume! I just needed a tiny bit and thought the sacrifice worth it. ;) The gold and silver trim were ribbons that I glued/sewed on. Fray Check was my best friend for this project. It would have been so time consuming to hem everything, especially when a majority of the edges were going to have trim on them anyways. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

N.C.M #18 - #20 - Doll Clothes, Wedding Stuff and Scrapbook Page

#18 - Doll Clothes

One of my favorite dolls as a child was a handmade cloth doll my Mama bought me. She was so pretty and cuddly and I just loved her! But then I grew up, moved out and forgot all about her. When Mama passed away, I found her again. And looking at her on my shelf, I decided that I needed to make her some new clothes! (Her name is Felicia!)

The first set was from Disney's Beauty and Beast because it's my all time favorite movie!

Belle's Blue Dress

Belle's Library Dress

Belle's Christmas Dress

For her fourth dress, I chose to make Christine's pink gown from The Phantom of the Opera. I'm beyond thrilled with how this one turned out!

 I drafted the patterns for them myself. Each dress was made from scraps I had laying around so the only things I had to buy were the roses. My favorite one is Christine's because of how lovely the train turned out and she's usually wearing it.