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 …
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. …
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- …
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 …
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 …
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 fits but who has terrible face paint, we’re going to cut out her neck with a craft knife and whittle that down until it fits in Steffi’s neck hole.
Here’s neckless Fakie and her whittled down neckhole fitting neatly on Barbie’s neckpeg:
Now using tweezers or a toothpick to push down the sides we insert the fakie neckhole into the Steffi neckhole – Ta da! As you can see, it holds well but you can glue it if you want it to be a permanent fix.
And here’s another fakie with a smaller neck grafted into Midnight Magic so she can fit on a monster high body