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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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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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WIP Gene Marshall Outfit

Good Saturday people!

I have a growing collection of Gene Mershall dolls. I like their retro film star leanings. I’ve made an outfit for her that is almost finished, but I wanted to share the making of her shoes with you. Shoes are difficult and exacting and small, but really worth the effort when successful!

Here’s the outfit so far…

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I wanted to make a nice pair of shoes to go with this frock. To begin, I turned to a wonderful book that I found some time ago. I don’t know if it is still in print, but it might be and if you’re interested in fashion doll shoe making, I highly recommend it! (Not so much for tiny Dawn and Pippa though as the techniques outlined in this terrific book don’t work so well on such a small scale, as you’ll see.)

Here’s the book:

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The first step, as the book outlines is to make a “last”. This is a three dimensional replica of your dolls’ foot usually carved out of wood. I made mine of wood and it’s a slow process. It is, of course, reuseable, so it’s worth the time it takes to make one. Here’s mine  for Gene

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Now I can use this to make the shoes on. You can’t do as much on the dolls foot as you can on this last. Plus you won’t harm the doll this way.

I chose to make fabric shoes that match her dress. Here they are in process….

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The green is the outer fabric of the shoe and the cream coloured fabric is the lining. You can see the pink leather insole in the above pic too.

Here I have glued the pink leather insoles to some acid free paper and have attached the second one to the last to dry. The heels have been shaped and covered with fabric. I have temporarily wrapped them with thread until they’re dry.

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Here I have turned the toes and I’ve sewn the heel seam of one of the shoes. I’ve also embellished the toes with beads and have signed the insoles Lol!.

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Here they are almost finished. The heel seams are sewn. They are fitting Genes feet well, I think. All that needs to be done now is attach the fabric covered heel and attach the outsoles.

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And here they are DONE!

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That was difficult, but very satisfying so I’ll definitely do more :o)

For now though I’ve a little more work to do on her outfit…….

l8r Lol!

~awsumgal

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