March, 2009

Spring is in the Air! New outfit for Dawn and Pippa

Good spring day!

The sun is shining and the birds are positively bellowing out there today! Such a welcome change!

I had hoped to finish this and two other Dawn outfits over the weekend but the teeny tiny accessories often take much longer than I anticipate. (I mean, they’re so small, they won’t take any time at all, right? HA!) They take the longest it seems…..

Anyway here it is. I have called it Spring is in the Air, because well, it is! I think you’ll agree though that this pretty and lighthearted floral mini is rather spring like.

awsumgal topper dawn pailtoy pippa handmade outfit Spring Air 1

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This cute little mini is topped by a white cotton jersey shrug that has co-ordinating pink over edge stitching. Her mini closes in the back with clear white core glass teardrop beads and white hand knotted thread loops. She carries a pink decorative purse that has a chain handle and an unusual pair of clear, almost transparent shoes. The shoes have holes to accomodate a Dawn type stand. (Should you be lucky enough to retain an unbroken and unwarped sepicimen!) I will be listing this outfit in my Etsy shop as soon as I finish this post. Click HERE to visit my Etsy shop.

I’ll be working hard this week, so check back to see what’s new!

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!

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Dramatic Evening Gown for Fashion Royalty up on ebay

Along with my Portia My Scene Barbie repaint, I have listed a glamorous gown for Fashion Royalty. I have Glimmering Luchia Z. modeling this handmade gown and fetching matching pantie for me. The bodice cups are fussy cut from a luxurious florentine quilters’ cotton. They cut to be a matched pair. The glass and metallic beaded straps are strung onto very strong beading nylon filament for longevity. (The bronze pantie from this outfit goes beautifully with Luchias’ stock bronze shoes!)

awsumgal for Wu Fashion Royalty Glimmering Luschia evening gown 1

These dolls are a blast to design for. They can pull off just about any look (even the racy ones!) And they are a joy to photograph. The camera LOVES them (me too!) and they are so very poseable. One could get spoiled……

awsumgal for Wu Fashion Royalty Glimmering Luschia evening gown 2

I don’t know what glitteratti filled fete she’s off to in this look, but it’ll go into overdrive when Luchia arrives…..

awsumgal for Wu Fashion Royalty Glimmering Luschia evening gown 3

She’s no shrinking violet! Ooh la la!

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Click HERE to go to the auction for this gown and pantie set.

Thanks for reading! Happy Saturday :o)

I’m off to finish some Dawn and Pippa items today, Yay!

~awsumgal

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~Portia~ OOAK My Scene Barbie Repaint

Portia is finished! She has all her features, shading and a new hairstyle! Here are a couple of photos…..

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The doll herself is in excellent condition. No missing digits, chews or stains. Her joints are tight and she poses well. I’ll be listing her on ebay later this evening. Click HERE to go to my ebay page. The listing will show there when it’s live :o)

I’ve also finished a lovely evening look for Fashion Royalty. More on that later!

I’ve been working on a few outfits for Dawn and Pippa. I’ve been quite busy this week! They’re almost complete and I plan to list a couple over the weekend. Watch this space for updates :o)

Thanks for reading,

~awsumgal

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Busy, Busy! New My Scene Repaint

Hello all!

I finished a new My Scene Barbie repaint. I have yet to take the final listing pics but in the meantime I have a couple of ‘in process’ photos.

I am calling her Portia!

Here she is before:awsumgal ooak my scene repaint Portia 1

Here she is sans factory paint, with the beginnings of new eyes.

awsumgal ooak my scene barbie repaint Portia 2

And a little more paint…..

awsumgal ooak my scene barbie repaint Portia 3

I decided to give her eyes a lidded look. It makes her look relaxed and sultry.My Scenes are interesting to paint because on the one hand, they seem entirely open to interpretation in terms of eye shape because the eye is ill defined in the plastic of her face, unlike say a Tonner face. However, My Scenes have this prominant lid business that cannot be denied! As a result this different eye shape was a little challenging to me. I am pleased though with how her eye turned out. It makes her look like there is something going on behind those eyes! lol!  I have given her a preliminary lip shape in the above pic as well.

awsumgal ooak my scene barbie repaint Portia 4

Her lips aren’t finished and she still has no eyebrows! She needs more lashes and some blush too! So, there was more work to do! In the end I gave her a new hairstyle as well and I’ve taken out her factory plastic silver earrings.  I hope to list her for sale tomorrow after I take the final pics.

Speaking of which, what ever happened to Barbie clothes at the toy store? It seems that to get clothes for Barbie, you have to buy a doll! I seem to remember racks of clothes and shoe packs and all of that. Not any more :o( Seems I’ll have to make my own, lol!

Until tomorrow then,

~awsumgal

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Moroccan Vacation

It’s the first ‘full’ day of spring! (Yesterday, was of course the first day, Yippee! I love spring!)

I have just finished a full ensemble for Dawn and Pippa and their gal pals. I have called it Moroccan Vacation, ’cause it’s HOT there right now, and this outfit would be perfect for it.

I will be listing this for sale on my website, but not until tonight. Here’s a look:

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Here’s what you get!

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I’m a little short on time this this morning, that’s why I’m not listing this right now. Here are the highlights of this colourful ensemble.

The skirt is a beautiful printed mesh, lined in soft white very fine cotton jersey. It has a white ribbon waistband and closes with a small green button and thread loop. Her scarf is the same gorgeous mesh with ends finished. Her bodysuit/bathingsuit is more very fine cotton jersey. Her belt is microsuede in grape and is fullt fuctional with a gold buckle. Her designer purse is also grape microsuede and features gold top stitching, 10k gold chain handle and decorative gear accouterments. It does open. Lastly, her peep toe slip on sandals are real very soft and supple pink leather. They have been hand sewn and sport bead heels.

I will list this for sale tonight (Saturday March 21) between 5pm and 7pm EST.

Thanks for reading!

Oh, just for fun :o)

Here’s a shot of me test fitting the pink leather shoes on a pair of Pip legs and finding that they could stand unaided.

I call this Pip Legs Walking, Lol!

awsumgal Pippa legs walking

That’s it for me! Feel free to contact me with questions or comments. I love to hear from you!

~awsumgal

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