Is this doll I wish to buy actually stolen art?

So you’ve found a doll on amazon, ebay, wish or aliexpress and you’re wondering is this a factory reject, a fakie/knockoff or straight up stolen by scanning an art doll that was lovingly sculpted by an artist, and making copies stealing sales from the original artist? Let’s have a look at the doll, it’s name,… Continue reading Is this doll I wish to buy actually stolen art?

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

freckles

I mix two browns, water and matte acrylic sealant with a brush then use one side of some craft tweezers -large size but pointed ends- to make the dots. One dot to test on the little piece of plastic used as a palette, one or two, sometimes three on the doll to vary in size… Continue reading freckles

Sympathetic doll design

Here’s a post for anyone wondering about why they don’t/didn’t click with overly “grinny” dolls. Sympathetic doll design hinges on the eyes and it’s so easy to mess up… The test is to place your finger over the mouth and see if a doll still looks happy or if she now looks bored or distressed.… Continue reading Sympathetic doll design

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

Neck grafts to make a doll head fit a different body

This is 80’s – early 90’s Steffi by Simba Like many Simba fashion dolls she comes on a body with a large spherical neck knob like this: Which means that when you rebody her on standard fashion doll bodies modelled on Barbie, her head is too low down on the neck: Enter Fakie who’s neck… Continue reading Neck grafts to make a doll head fit a different body

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