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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 🙂

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 🙂

~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 🙂 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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~Delicious!~ Pink Rhinestone wig listed on ebay :)

Here’s the link….

~Delicious!~ on ebay 🙂

 

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Thanks for looking 🙂

~awsumgal

 

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Delicious – Pink Rhinestone Wig for Sybarites!

Just finished this one. I can’t help myself, I just love pink 🙂

Pictured on my Apple repaint and sporting a new dress design, she looks pretty fierce in her pink rhinestone wig!

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She’s got attitude to spare 🙂

~thanks for reading!

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Frozen outfits all done and off to their new home :o)

The Frozen outfits are all finished and have been sent off to their new home. They’ve likely even already arrived! I’ve been meaning to show some of the final pics for days now, but life has been kicking my ass all over town recently so there’s that.

It’s a funny thing when a project that you’ve had inhabiting your head for some time is finally done. It’s a denouement of sorts. This project consuming your waking thoughts is …. done! Not to say that’s a bad thing – just different. Time to switch gears and think of something else. Sometimes it’s hard to turn off.

I am very pleased with the end results. The look, the feel, it’s all what I was hoping for. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to really get something just right. I know that sometimes I redo things that would be ok as they are, but for me, just ok, is kind of disappointing. I want the thing to be the best I can make it, otherwise I’ll always be reminded of the improvement I didn’t make and I don’t like that!

That’s probably why these things take me so long to complete. I like to take my time and do things carefully. Sometimes I find I need to go away from a project and put my mind to something else in order to formulate a solution to a puzzle that’s dogging me. This can look like I’m not working on what I should be working on, but nothing could be further from the truth!

At any rate, I’ve blathered on enough already, so here are some final photos of Anna’s and Elsa’s dresses. (I did a couple of quick doppleganger girls to show off the outfits, but these heads were just for the pics….)

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