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

Quick n dirty tutorial on how to turn a junk Monster High body into parts for Create a Monster

So see the create a monsters up there? one is wearing a draculaura leg and another has lagoona arms (and bits from a clone spider body) You’ll want a hacksaw or dremel with saw bit (wear protection glasses!!!), a grinder or a wire cutter + craft knife for cutting down plastic and a pair of… Continue reading Quick n dirty tutorial on how to turn a junk Monster High body into parts for Create a Monster

Teflon tape to fix floppy dolls

Teflon tape is one of the more important tools in a doll collectors arsenal, it’s a tape that won’t melt plastic or degrade and that can be pulled into a very fine string to fit around floppy joints, around necks that need re-inforcing and for holding glued things tightly together while they dry (snapped barbie… Continue reading Teflon tape to fix floppy dolls

How to fix floppy Monster High legs that use a peg not elastic

Temporary method: Wrap durable elastics (the type taken off stock dolls and their packaging) around the leg at the foot then gently roll them up the leg then use a tooth pick or tweezers to get them over into the hip socket. Permanent method: Teflon tape is one of the more important tools in a… Continue reading How to fix floppy Monster High legs that use a peg not elastic

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 “Midnight Magic” bodies compatible with Monster High

I bought these Midnight Magic dolls from Aliexpress in september and almost gave up on them but kept trying because well, glitter transparent bodies are awesome. I had been carving the big spherical neck knobs by hand with a craft knife until they snapped, then I tried putting in classic anchor style doll neck knobs… Continue reading Making “Midnight Magic” bodies compatible with Monster High