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Desperately Seeking Susan Replica Skull Case on eBay!

Hi peeps! I have just listed on eBay for a one week run, a mini replica (my take anyway!) of the skull case from the film Desperately Seeking Susan.

Please have a look at the auction if you’re so inclined. Click HERE to go see…

It’s fully functional. It opens and has a luxurious pink satin interior complete with an elastisized pocket in the lid. Perfect for your dolls’ extra wigs, shoes or jewelry!

In the meantime, here are a few pics, the first ones showcasing TRAPEZE!!!! my new Sybarite. Gawd isn’t she fabulous? (There will be much more of her to see in the near future.)

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Thanks for reading and have a great night :o)

~awsumgal

Sept 1 09

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~Lainy Sedgewick~ ooak Gene Repaint B4 and After

Hi all!

I have just listed a Gene Marshall repaint and redress on ebay (click HERE to visit the auction) and wanted to show a the before during and after of her.

Here’s what she looked like before I did anything.

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I like Gene dolls, but I did get a little tired of the identical face ups. Sometimes I don’t like grey eyebrows either, but maybe that’s just me! I have a couple of Genes that are perfect the way they are IMHO. Like “Dance With Me” in that gorgeous bronzy orange dress and “Breathless”. I love those two! Breathless stands overlooking my sewing machine in my studio as inspiration I mean look at her!

The Ashton-Drake Galleries Gene Breathless Doll Mel Odom

And here’s Dance With Me (It’s a little bronzier in person :o)

Anyway, those two I will not touch!

The doll I’m customizing is unknown to me. I don’t know who she is as I received her nude. The only clue is her number and the pearls in her hair…. But I digress, let’s get to work shall we?!

Here she is with all of her paint and lashes removed:

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Her lashes were a little tough to remove carefully. They were a tenacious little buggers :o) In the end perseverance won the day!

I started the painting with the eyes, the irises in particular. Probably everyone starts with the eyes, but some begin with pupils. I use several colours for my irises as peoples’ eyes are all manner of hues contained in a single eye. I paint my pupils in last. I don’t know why. The pupils seem to me to be the mood and personality of the doll. The size of the pupil can change the look of the entire face. This dolls eyes have decided to be mostly green….

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I gave her a little light periwinkle eyeshadow to contrast her green eyes. Here’s the palette of colours I used so far. I thought they looked nice together all of these hues. Makes me wish I could design my own fabrics, hmmm…..

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I began the defining of the lids and tear ducts etc and some facial shading too. I have also roughed in where I want her eyebrows to be, and no, they will not be grey :o)

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Here eyes are beginning to  look a little softer and more subtle now. I spend a lot of time blending colours gradually, for a natural sort of look.

Next she received her lips, some defining black eyeliner and some more facial contouring,awsumgal ooak Gene Marshall repaint 6

I liked the look but something about the vibrancy of her lips bothered me. That coral lip put me in mind of seaside picnics on rugged shorelines in the 50’s, nice, but not what I had in mind for her.

So, I added her eyebrow and matted her lips thinking that I would like them better, and I did, but still it wasn’t really what I was after, so next time maybe….

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I removed the lip paint and went to a very pale pink. This new lip colour sets off her eyes better.

Here she is finished as she appears on ebay. I have given her lashes that are thick and dramatic, but not ridiculously long :o)

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She has a custom dress, earrings, necklace and shoes all made by me.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed her transformation. Please visit her auction to see more

LAINY SEDGEWICK on EBAY

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

~awsumgal

Aug 21’09

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Dewigging My Queen B Sybarite!

Well today I did something I knew was inevitable, scary, but inevitable!

… I scalped my Queen B!….

Yikes!

Those of you familiar with these fabulous dolls know that this is kind of a big deal. After all they are not inexpensive, and you don’t want to damage them. Having said that , the reason I chose Queen B as my first Syb is because she is a versatile beauty. That’s why I knew the dehairing was inevitable. (She tires of her crown from time to time anyway…. it is after all, heavy!)

It was a slow process and frankly a little tedious towards the end! Getting the glue residue off was a challenge! I took my time though and was painfully careful. In the end I was rewarded with a bald beauty and a perfect wig!

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Dang but she even looks gorgeous bald!

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See, she doesn’t mind a bit. It’s just a little breezy up top, lol!

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Queen was even generous enough to lend her hair and crown to Gene, but only for a moment :o)

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It looks quite sweet on Gene actually!

Now that Queen B is ready to try new hair, I’ll have to go and make some wigs! Woohoo!

Happy July Fourth!

Thanks for reading :o)

~awsumgal

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“Desperately Seeking Susan” WIP No More!

Well, this is no longer a “work in progress”! This is a project completed! Not a WIP but a PC lol!

For those of you who have been following faithfully lo these many posts, I give you the finished outfit and accessories. Tomorrow it will be on its’ way to join the doll it will adorn, then another trip to its’ new home! From Canada to the United States to the United Kingdom, this gal and her clothing sure get around :o)

Without further ado…..

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And there you have it! The boots are incorrect, but my client has made a pair for her and of course this is not the destination doll. This is just one of my pretty blonde Genes.

I do hope you’ve enjoyed the trip and what a long strange trip it’s been, lol! Kidding! It’s been a blast every step of the way.

Thanks for reading :o)

~awsumgal

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Meet The Press ~ new outfit for Gene Marshall!

Just a quick post to promo my second Gene outfit that is on auction right now. Here’s the link
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270343777727

Go look! :o)

Here’s a pic

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I’m really having a blast making these wee shoes. They take quite a lot of time and are very exacting work, but so satisfying!

Speaking of satisfaction, the shop where I purchased my Clash Control FR Erin (who turned out to be an Ayumi!) the very wonderful Vogue Collectibles has managed to find an Erin for me! Apparently she’s on her way. Yahoo! Pics to follow :o) Now I have two (shucks!)

~awsumgal

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