Sally has little boots and slumpy striped socks. My Freaky Friend doesn't have real shoes. She has red shoe-shapes covering wide, triangular leg ends. Nothing foot-like under the shoes. Like Bratz before them, oversized shoes are a HUGE part of the Monster high look. Doll Sally won't have the tiny little feetzies of film Sally. … Continue reading Sculpting Sally
Ariel's hair abides. It's magical. I don't know chemically or structurally what makes her red Disney Animator Doll hair so impervious to abuse but I am thankful for it. It doesn't suffer the frizzled bent shape that plagues other matted colors. It bounces back. You soak, untangle, and go. Here are two from the box … Continue reading BoxDoll: Ariel’s Blessed Hair.
What am I doing to relax now that the giant box of dolls has come to live with me ? Oh, some days when I get home I’m just turning on Netflix, pinning a doll between my knees so she won’t struggle, and then dividing her hair (after hours of soaking in liquid fabric softener, … Continue reading BoxDoll: The hair.
"Oh, my apartment is full of dolls. They are waiting for me to come home.” I told a dance student I was giving a private lesson to. “What’s new?” You ask. I don’t think you understand. There’s been a major leap in dolls. Big dolls. Thanks, Gina. Gina and I first met on LJ, back … Continue reading When the dolls come for you. Boxdolls
Because I had left over air-dry polymer resin clay I decided to make Starfire her own Silky. To color the clear/white clay I had I added a little acrylic to a blob of clay and rolled/kneaded it until the pigment was evenly distributed. And I set to work rolling, pinching, and sculpting. The Silkie I’m … Continue reading Starfire 1.0 Finished
My Sadness has tiny little feet. She falls over easily. 100¥ shop time! I bought cork coasters, a set of adhesive felt squares and (not shown) a wooden dowel. I then glued two coasters together and drilled a hole slightly narrower than the wooden dowel. You could easily cut a hole with an X-acto razor. … Continue reading Sadness stands
Last we saw Starfire had her face painted, her body sanded, and her hair done. Onward to clothing. There's not much to be said about the clothing itself. Its a miniskirt and a crop top that closes in the back. It's shown here with the basting stitches still in. The difficult part was dealing with … Continue reading Starfire: Part 4
I'm still here! I'm just preparing to make a tutorial and some free patterns for Teen Titans Go eyemasks.
Me (watching YouTube videos): wow, but who has the patience for that? That’s too finicky for me. Me (months later): Well, I guess now I do this too. And so it was with rerooting doll hair. I’ve been on the lookout for a “Clawdeen Wolf” 17inch tall Monster High doll to make into a Teen … Continue reading Starfire: it starts
We all have a few pop culture references that are so specific that we rarely say them out loud, knowing that they will fall on ears that don’t get them, yet so persistent that they haunt us time after time. One of mine, and I think it too often, is: Jerry: I was under the … Continue reading Not Orphans