Trial and error with déco flocking. Part 1

Barbie “Wonkette”: Success! Décoden caulk in plain white with AB coated 1mm glass beads and 2mm “micro diamonds” sharp facetted AB coated glass. Doesn’t shed. The shimmer effect is *~*amazing*~*. Kept. Draculaura: Mixed. Décoden caulk white with a drip of red which ended up clashing with the face and not looking like icing at all,… Continue reading Trial and error with déco flocking. Part 1

Carving hip joints or How to get a bent leg fashionista barbie body to sit down

How to get a bent leg nu!fashionista body to sit down: You’ve probably seen this before with @dollsahoy‘s Disney dolls and @oak23?s Fashionista mods but here are some closeups just to add to the knowledge. This is pretty in Python fashionista with a slightly bent leg so she can’t sit: I cut + shave with… Continue reading Carving hip joints or How to get a bent leg fashionista barbie body to sit down

Wraparound petal fairy skirt for dolls

This is a classic no sew ribbon skirt with pieces taken from 10cm fabric roses knotted in first then ribbon added in between. It was then clipped down and ironed at low heat (with my hair iron) to fold the rose petals. I had bought the fabric roses to make hair clips but they turned… Continue reading Wraparound petal fairy skirt for dolls

Pullip Fur Wigs (ramblings on fur and doll scale)

So if you’ve known me for a while you know i’ve been experimenting with repurposing faux fur for several years. Partly driven by the desire to not spend 5-6 hours rerooting each bald head that comes my way and the fact that me and glue do not get along. I have stashes of various faux… Continue reading Pullip Fur Wigs (ramblings on fur and doll scale)

Making a cheap doll stand sturdier

Review of “Adjustable Doll/Bear Stand Display Holder 8.7-13.4? on ebay for 1.60$ free shipping. Well made, nice and sturdy, fits Barbies but nothing shorter than classic Barbie without bending the (very hard) wires. The plate is slightly domed and the smoothness of the plastic makes it a little slippery for some barbie shoes such as… Continue reading Making a cheap doll stand sturdier

Displaying your dolls and toys safe from dust

I’ve tried all sorts of things over the years for displaying my tiny toys: slotted cardboard to make squares, cardboard steps that didn’t hold up, etc… Buying display steps costs a small fortune and woodworking is just not possible for me. These steps were made from insulation styrofoam (left over from the move) which can… Continue reading Displaying your dolls and toys safe from dust

Faux fur gloves to doll wig tutorial

1- Purchase dollar store faux fur fingerless gloves or cuffs (or search ebay for “fur” with free shipping, worldwide, under $1.50) 2 – Unpick the fur part from the wooly part using a seam ripper Note: If you’d like to save the gloves, stitch through all the open loops using a matching yarn. 3 –… Continue reading Faux fur gloves to doll wig tutorial

Barbie to Monster High/Bratzillaz trouser (pants) tutorial

Monster Highs don’t have much in the way of casual trousers so here’s how to turn a pair of cheapy barbie sized trousers into nice monster high fitting ones without having to sew from scratch or move the velcro! * Turn inside out (use a pencil or screwdriver), pin velcro closed. * Move the waist… Continue reading Barbie to Monster High/Bratzillaz trouser (pants) tutorial