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Cool doll clothes

So I found this ugly bug in a charity shop recently

He was actually in his box, so I know that he’s from one direction. What I liked about him was his clothes.

His trousers and jumper are a great fit on my action style doll, a get real girl. And I love the jumper!

Even his shoes fit her when she has her socks on. Its great, because she doesnt fit a whole lot of fashion doll stuff, her body is more athletic.

He also had this stripy top under the jumper. I decided to try it on my EAH hunter huntsman who didnt have a top. Its a little tight, not sure its his style, but I was getting a bit of a hipster vibe so I put it with dexters glasses.

Ive already sent the doll back to the charity shop. Hes of no interest to me, but I think his clothes were really nice, especially that lovely jumper. I like that because its something Id find quite tricky to make.

Slightly random custom doll

So I had some spare doll parts from other customs, and I decided to combine them

Disney store mulan head on a raven queen body. The hair is pretty damaged, so im still considering giving her a trim. 

For some reason I just got inspired to make her a witch. The cloak and hat are from bratzillaz yasmina clairvoya

I made the dress, though its hardly my finest work. Its kind of just a sack with a belt and lots of bits of net

Without the belt you can see its really just shapeless. She’s got raven queens tights on and the necklace is actually shriek wrecked clawdeen

I thought it kinda worked with the moon on it. And everything else is just pinched from casta fierce

Including the ridiculous broom/microphone stand

Here I tried to pose her like she’s riding it. 

I also touched her face up a tiny bit

Just did the eyebrows and lips. I think mulan just has quite a distinctive face, so i wanted to tweak it a little bit. In my head she’s mostly a nice witch. 

Doll head swaps time!

This is a super, super late post. Bad Felix! Ive made posts about more recent stuff, whilst these photos have been sitting on my laptop for a good month Id guess. Uni and work has just really hotted up, and Ive found it easier to write about the more recent things, on the few times I have managed to write.

So, some time ago, I went on a little adventure a bit further afield than I do regularly, to get to a toysrus. I like to go for a good look around, but I do need at least half a day free to manage it. In a way thats a good thing though, because it makes it more exciting. I could go to my local toy shops less often, and make a treat of that, but then I might miss stuff, particularly with TKMaxx. On this occasion, I found a bunch of individual Barbie outfits, and two fashionistas dolls that were on offer.

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I went a bit nuts with the outfits. A lot of Barbie stuff is dresses, which look nice, but you cant mix them up so much. Individual pairs of trousers and things like that are a huge bonus to my doll wardrobe. Although I do have quite a lot of doll clothes, I think that a good two thirds of the bulk is made up of princess dresses, which arent super versatile.

I would only ever buy the Barbie fashionistas dolls when they are on offer. They can go for as much as £25, and I only use their bodies, to put my Ever After High doll heads on. This was like a two for one, or for half price or something offer, and I did have two dolls in mind. A few months back now I bought the disney store Merida doll, who Ive wanted for ages, but I think we all know what the disney store bodies can be like. This was one of the ones with pretty much the least articulation, but even the ones with more articulation are pretty flimsy, so I had my eye out for a good body for her. I’d also been eyeing up one of the newer Ever After High dolls, Rosabella Beauty. I really liked her look, and it was pretty distinct from the dolls I had already.

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Id been waiting to pick her up until I could find a new body for her though, because not only do I not like the EAH body much, but Ive rebodied all my others onto articulated Barbies, so she wouldnt fit in otherwise.

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These are the fashionistas I got. Barbie usually matches EAH ok for skin tone, except Raven and Apple being a bit pale, and Cedar Wood is a bit dark. Rosabella looked pretty standard, so I thought that should work. I took a gamble on Midge and Merida, given they’re both red heads. This was the only was I would ever have bought that Midge doll, because I really dont like her face at all

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And, just as a side note, look at what they did to the back of her head!

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There really isnt any way that that was necessary. Five plastic ties.

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Still, the skin tone match looks pretty good. The contrast makes Midge look even less appealing though. Meridas face is just so sweet and charming. Although it is obviously different, I do think her face shape is similar to my EAH dolls, and I think she’ll fit in just fine living with them in their room (which I still havent finished).

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I love Rosabellas glasses. I did nearly buy Ginger Breadhouse, with her glasses, but I wasnt totally sold, and once Id seen Rosabella I was glad I hadnt

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The glasses wont sit totally straight on her face, but even so, she is just amazing. I cant put my finger on it. I have the same love for her that I had when I got my first dolls, and was totally enchanted by their different look. My fist EAH was Maddie Hatter, with her really quirky look, and I followed her up with Cerise and Raven, as well as Dexter, my one boy. Cerise, Raven and Maddie all look very different, they have a different face sculpt, hair texture, everything. Rosabella is different again, she will stand out with the others. Even though I love these dolls I dont want them all, I think they start to blur into one a bit.

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Here they are immediately post body swap. I wanted to have a mess around with the outfits, and I decided to restyle my other three EAH girls. Dexter doesnt get anything new to wear because I dont have anything else for him.

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This is how I had them before. I knew exactly what I wanted their style to be, but I wasnt quite happy with these versions. Im much happier with what Ive got them in now.

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Heres Maddie. I want her to keep with her fairly eclectic, bright coloured look, which she’s had from the start. Stuff like leg warmers, and the flower watch, seem like the really random things Maddie might shove on. I also gave her a bow in her hair, which is actually a collar from a LaDeeDa, because Maddie always needs to have something on her head, being the mad hatters daughter. I dont think a hat would have really worked with the rest of the outfit, and anyway, I dont have vast quantities of doll hats!

Heres Raven

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Shes got the fashionista jacket and top, and a tutu skirt from the individual fashions. I also gave her a bit of flowers for her hair. I think this outfit looks a bit more scary, I guess than her old one. I know Raven isnt actually evil, but she can be scary at times. Its a bit like the descendants Mal dolls look. Not evil, but you dont want to mess with her either.

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Ive kept Cerise in the cloak she had on before. Its not hers originally, its from a Bratzilla, but I think its a nice take on the red cloak, without the hood getting in the way of her gorgeous hair. The rest of her outfit is in the same style as before, sporty and easy to move in, very casual. Cerise wouldnt wear something sas fancy and fussy as the other girls.

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Rosabella is also a bit more casual than Maddie and Raven. Ive kept her hair exactly as it was, because it was gorgeous, and put her in patterned jeans, but her top and shoes are a bit fancier. And she gets a puppy, because she loves animals. Thats a big part of who she is. Likewise, the animal print on the top. And flowers on the trousers are a bit of a reference to the roses from the beauty and the beast story too.

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Finally Merida, also in jeans. She looks so cute in her new outfit, and she can pose better now. Its a pretty good outfit for running through the forest, and riding horses and what have you.

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And here they all are relaxing in their almost finished room.

Durham Photos

I hope this works. Turns out, the last time I tried to write a post from my laptop I accidentally made it into a page which appears on the top of the blog. Im not sure how to turn it into a normal post, or indeed if I even can. I could copy it into a post and repost it then try and delete the page, but then it’d appear out of order, and that’d bother me rather. Never mind! Try again, because I have more photos 🙂 Last week I went to visit my mum and little brother, and we went for a day trip to Durham. That’s a bit of a trek for us, something like two and a half hours on the train, which made it a bit of a treat. Ive been when I was looking at universities, my mums been years ago, and my brother had never been at all. Before we set off I checked in with them and asked if they were likely to die of embarrassment if I took a doll with us and started taking photos, and they decided that they were in fact ok with that. I mean, they kind of think Im nuts, but they were ok to let me do my thing if I really wanted to. I wanted to take a smaller doll with me, so she’d fit easily in my bag, and also I kind of wanted to take a doll my mum had seen before, so she didn’t start grilling me on where Id got it from. She doesn’t mind that Im into dolls, but she’s a bit awkward about me spending money. Because Im still a student she gives me a sum of money every month for rent and bills and stuff. I told her she didn’t need to do that, id rather have got the loan because even though debt isn’t good its a debt that loads of people are going to have, its not like im going to get my stuff repossessed if I don’t pay it or anything. With student loans, if you cant pay, you don’t pay, basically. Its really more like an extra tax for people who went to university than a regular debt. Anyway, because she gives me that money, and told me not to get the loans, she feels that she has a right to have a say in what I do with it. Which is fair and all. But I kind of disagree, because its not like she’s giving me her food money, its money she saved for that purpose, and she’s ok with me using a bit to go out with friends or whatever, which I don’t often do, I tend to spend my leisure time sewing for dolls and stuff instead. I don’t think she can really tell me how to enjoy my free time. Either she can say that Im not allowed to spend it on anything but essentials, or Im allowed to spend some of it on stuff I enjoy and it doesn’t matter if its not something she’d enjoy. Like, unless its drugs or whatever, obviously, that’s not ok.

So, digression over, I took Maddie Hatter. She’s met my mum before because she went back with me for Christmas because I was halfway through sewing her a dress. She got her own seat on the first part of the journey, because that train was quite empty

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That is not a great photo :/ But then, Im not a great photographer, and I was taking it from the seat opposite, before Id figured out the zoom on my camera.

On the second train we took there wasn’t a spare seat for her, but we had a table, so she could get a nice view out of the window instead

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For most of the actual visit she stayed tucked safely in my bag, but we did visit a lovely botanical garden, where she came out to stretch her legs, and also be a total poser. By this point it was a lovely sunny day

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There were lots of displays around the gardens, like fossils and plants from different places

Maddie climbing a fossil
Maddie climbing a fossil
One of the interesting plants. We thought it was bamboo, but my mum (font of all plant wisdom) said it was something else
One of the interesting plants. We thought it was bamboo, but my mum (font of all plant wisdom) said it was something else

There was a lovely conservatory that I could have spent ages in taking photos, but mum didn’t really want to wait around that long, and because it was a small space Id have been getting in peoples way a lot more. This is one from in there though

Theres a great view of a fishpond from that bench
Theres a great view of a fishpond from that bench

Finally she had another climb, on a rockery

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Cheers to my longer limbed brother, who reached over to get her up there, and positioned her for me, and found the zoom function to take the photo. Also he actually took it, because again, longer limbs. So this is basically his work. That’s pretty much the end of Maddies durham adventure. The only other thing she found exciting was a fantastic toy stall in the indoor market, where she made a new friend

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Seriously, that market stall was awesome. There were the pinkie cooper dolls, Lottie dolls, which Ive never seen sold in a shop before, and a whole bunch of random other ones that weren’t necessarily anything special, but were just things you don’t see in regular shops. Like, there were a few dolls with a very different look, one really reminded me of some of the Japanese doll lines, kind of like Licca around the face. I could have bought a bunch of things there, but I was with my mum so I didn’t, I just bought the one. Id like to go back to that stall on my own, but train tickets to Durham from where I live aren’t exactly cheap. I have friends who live there, so Im considering asking one of them to go for me, but Im not sure if I could properly explain what I want to someone who’s not into dolls.

My bed has been hijacked!

Im doing a bit more work on the ever after high room, painting in the wood panels and stuff. Its all a lot darker now, which I like, and fits with what Im after, but its not going to make it any easier to photograph, since I dont have a flash

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While the paint is drying, the ever after high gang have been evicted for a little while, so they need somewhere else to hang out. I said they could share someone elses space for a bit, and then i found this

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I guess it is someone elses space. Thing is, its mine! They’ve settled in on my pillow! Looks like Im going to have to evict them once more, or else Ill get no sleep…