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Penny a ooak Draculaura is up in my Etsy shop :)

Good Sunday morning!

I have a new girl to see. SHe is a Monster High Draculaura that I have repainted and redressed. I’ve called her Penny. Penny is a girly girl. She has pretty grey eyes and light pink lips and she wears a crop top with magenta straps and a light, soft pink gathered knee length skirt aith self waistband and attached gold toned chain belt. I have given her tiny gold bead “stud” earrings and recoloured some Monster High shoes to better match her outfit.

Here are a couple of pics. If you’re interested, there’s a link at the bottom of this post to take you to her Etsy listing πŸ™‚

Penny on Etsy

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Sunday! Don’t forget Sadie Pippa ends tonight, don’t miss her auction!

Sadie on Ebay

~awsumgal

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Sadie – ooak Pippa doll reroot repaint make over

Happy Saturday doll fans! Today I have for you a repainted, rerooted and redressed vintage Palitoy Pippa doll. Same scale as her American counterpart, Topper Dawn. I don’t do very many Pippa makeovers, not because I don’t like Pippa, but because they are very hard to come by on this side of the Atlantic, especially in Canada. No finding them in boot sales around here!

I have a small collection that I have curated over the years and there have always been a couple of girls who were waiting patiently for new hair and faces. This is one of them πŸ™‚

I gave this girl a platinum blonde reroot because I just love that super pale blonde hair! I use a sew in method that is a variation of the lock loop, so I don’t fill their heads with glue. I don’t use any glue. I also don’t poke the hair into the scalp from the outside as that method tends to tear the vinyl of the head.

After her reroot she was parted and styled and given a trim. (Side note: I was sure I had taken some in process pictures but now they’ve disappeared! If I locate them I’ll update the post.)

Then on to her new features. I gave her warm brown eyes with a little black subtle liner and deep red lips. I use artist quality paints pigments and sealers on my repaints. I want them to stay looking fresh and just painted for years to come. I rerooted her lashes as well.

She needed something fitting to wear and I chose deep red silk to match her lips. Her raw silk outfit is a two piece dress. The strapless bustier top is fully lined and fastens with two brass beads ands hand knotted red thread loops and the matching gathered skirt has a silk waistband and also fastens with a brass bead and hand knotted thread loop. It has metal chain and red glass seed bead hem embellishment all the way around the hem.

I’ve made accessories to finish her look. She carries a hard sided red silk purse. This tiny purse has metal wire handles, is lined inside, opens for Pip’s important bits, and fastens with, you guessed it, a brass bead and hand knotted thread loop. She’s also got a chain necklace sporting a small red Swarovski crystal in the center and she wears a custom pair of shoes. The little gold shoes have chain uppers and stacked bead heels.

This little lady is on Ebay right now but only for another day and a half!

Sadie on Ebay

Thanks for stopping in πŸ™‚

~awsumgal

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“Holly” a Monster High Skelita Repaint for the holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends south of the border where they are no doubt enjoying family and food and fun πŸ™‚ May it be healthy and happy for you all!

I have just finished and listed a Skelita Monster High. In honour of the holidays, her name is Holly.

She wears a nod to the Nordic countries ofΒ Europe and their Christmas celebrations with an evergreen crown festooned with candles.

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It gets better πŸ™‚

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Now it just needs some berries!

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I gave Holly a couple of holly leaf and berry motifs on her ankle and her shin …

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And here she is in full Christmas regalia!

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Holly is currently available in my Etsy shop. Here’s a link:

Holly on Etsy

Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

~awsumgal

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One more MH Skelita Halloween girl :) Esmeralda!

I’ve listed one more Skelita repaint and redress in honour of Halloween.

This ghoulish beauty is currently on offer in my Etsy shop. I don’t have in process pics of the painting progression, but you all have seen that a million times from me anyway, yes? Drop me a line if you would want more of that. This time though I took a few shots as I made her bow.

The violin itself is a cute wooden Christmas ornament that I tweaked the strings on, removed the hanger and added a chinrest. The bow I made from scratch.

First I carved and whittled down a piece of wood. The wood needed to be as wide as the width of the frog. Trying to attach tiny pieces of wood for the frog and the end of the bow would have been a waste of time. Nothing would have stayed and the moment you touched it, it would have fallen apart. So I started with a larger piece of wood (birch, I think, not balsa, too soft).

Here it is carved, but not sanded and of course not painted, and the violin, pre chinrest. I drilled holes for eventual stringing with the tiniest drill bit I could find.

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Here it is with paint. I used a real bow for reference and tried to emulate what a real bow looks like.

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And here it is “strung” I have glued the knots on both ends of by bow strings and when that’s dry I will trim the excess and varnish again. I will also add a little clear elastic loop to help Esmeralda hold her bow as she should.

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Esmeralda listing on Etsy

She’s a virtuoso on the violin and has taken it with her into the afterlife. Here are some photos πŸ™‚ Her dress has a faux suede bodice and pink sparkly and black mesh full skirt. The gown is accented with pink Swarovski pearl beads and black seed beads on the pink floss tie shoulder straps and two more pink Swarovski pearls and hand knotted thread loops as fasteners at the back.

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Esmeralda listing on Etsy

Thanks for reading.

Happy Halloween!

~awsumgal

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Moana – OoAK Monster High Skelita Repaint and Redress

Ikr!? Two posts in one day, lol!

I want to share my newest repaint and redressed girl, available in my Etsy ShopΒ in the hopes that you love her so much, you must take her in πŸ™‚

In honour of Halloween which (pardon the pun) is coming up soon, I present Moana.

She has Day of the Dead type shading and should fit right in with any Halloween display!

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A happy Halloween and Fall season to you all πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading!

~awsumgal

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