Thursday, February 23, 2017

Another Doll Make-over; Part Two

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends,

Technical problems have abounded these past few days or this might've been posted here earlier. If you happen to have 'stopped by' this blog post for the first hour or so it was posted you probably found it a blog post of few words! Why? Because I had to resort to posting it 'wordless' from my phone in order to get it to post at all. For some reason my Blogger app on my iPhone don't seem to get along too well. So annoying! Oh well... As a person in my 40s I remember when such technology was strait out of Star Trek so I will stop complaining about occasionaly glitches. Haha! 

On to the dolls! As I mentioned in a recent post, I made over an Engel Puppen doll a while ago but forgot to finish the blog post after just posting the initial photos of the 'surgery' portion of the process. *giggles* So... Without further adieu, I happy present the made over doll!


Meet Ashbee! 


He loves biking so much he even has a bike on his shirt. 


I think he is such a handsome boy doll. 



Since I needed to take Ashbee's photos and also had this 'new' fishing pole I'd gotten as a thrift shop find it only made sense to kill two birds with one stone and have Ashbee model the new fishing pole. 



I'd gotten the adorable fish in the mesh bag in a prior Thrift Store haul and had wanted to either make or find a fishing pole since then. The 'box of lures' is a Christmas ornament I found at a thrift store as well but I can't seem to find when I got it in my past postings. It was in perfect shape when I found it buy my dog found it when it'd fallen off the shelf once and decided she liked fish too (she broke the little fish on the front of it, it was red, can you tell?) I was not too happy with her that day but... Such as life with dogs sometimes, eh?


I think the poles 'handle' is too big really and maybe the scale isn't perfect but all in all, it think it looks pretty spot on and adorable. I lived in Hawaii when I was in my early 20s and we sold HUGE fishing poles and reels in the sports department there and so I know there are large ones. Usually for deep sea fishing but... Hey... Good enough, right? Haha.


I am usually pretty picky about the modeling of my dolls when photographing, adjusting their clothes and hair and accessories with painstaking (think OCD) detail.... So I laughed as I was editing these last photos... Ashbee doll has a bit of a lazy eye sometimes. No big deal because you can just move it with your finger and set it to rights and it'll stay. However I didn't notice before I took the photos and so didn't adjust it. Phooey. However, then I re-thought it. I actually have a 'lazy eye' myself... Not noticable really to anyone who doesn't know me really well and see it sometimes. It's usually when I am super tired... Once in a blue moon it'll show up just a bit in photos. So.... After thinking on it, I think Ashbee having a lazy eye is kind of cool. We all have our own 'crosses to bear' after all, right?


I also recently got this adorable denim ensemble at The Flea Market Toy Booth for a couple bucks. It was rather dingy when I found it (not a lot of people wash their doll clothes I am finding and if they get played with they get a bit dirty) but I washed it and it came out pretty nice. So cute! It's being modeled by Scarlett Doll and I think it reminds me just a little of the styles the new American Girl doll Tenney might wear. I really like that doll... I am not sure I want another AG but if I get one, she could be the one I want? I also think I might like to eventually get Logan but I will likely have to wait till they make more since from what I understand he is on back-order. (How could they not know he'd sell like Hot Cakes??! Silly!) 


Anyway, Scarlett saw Ashbee with the fishing pole and wanted to learn to fish too!


Was no time at all before she had a fish of her own. Awesomeness!



Well, I better run! 
Till Next Time!
XXOO
Heather





Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekend Thrift Store Doll Finds!

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends,

Just a quick post here to show you the other fun stuff I got a thrift stores yesterday besides the cool workbench I already posted about. 



One store had these adorable vintage doll clothes for 99cents a bag. I bought most of all they had other than the few that were baby doll clothes... Can't wait to try a few of them on the dolls!


I love the double knit pants! So 1970s!!


I am hoping these little dresses fit my Wellie Wisher or Melissa & Doug dolls or my HeartsForHearts dolls or my Our Generation Little Friends dolls. I think they'll work for at least one of them...?


This one I bought because I love the skirt on top!! Reminds me of American Girl Doll Julie and the 1970s. I was born in 1972 so that's pure nostalgia for me! 


I am also hoping this little robe with fit the shorter dollies... Isn't it cute?


Then I also got the cute Easter themed plates, just in time for upcoming Easter dinner and celebrations! They were only 69cents each! The fishing pole was 50cents and the beautiful depression glass bowls were also only 59c each. I also ran by Tuesday Morning and found the little book "Babysitting for Dummies" for only about 50cents as well. Isn't it cute! It'll be great for the dolls who are members of the Baby Sitter Club in the Doll House.


Aren't they pretty!?





I also found this little bag of yard type tools that looked great on the work bench!!



Then lastly I got this cute 'snow shovel' for 89cents! It's perfectly sized for the Dolls!! 



Isn't it cute? 

Better run!
Till Next Time!
XXOO
 Heather






Another Doll Make-Over; Part One

Hi Doll Friends!!

I just found this posting in my drafts collecting cobwebs and forgotten about... Ooops. I hate it when I do that. I apparently started telling you the story of the makeover and forgot to come back and finish the story! So we will call this a Part One and I'll take some photos of the "After" dolly and come back with a Part Two soon.


I'd found this cute Engel Puppen Doll at Goodwill last year and loved her sweet little face sculpt...


As you may be beginning to see, I really don't like the 'soft body, 'shoulderless' body type for dolls... So she had just kind of sat on a shelf since I'd found her because I don't really use dolls with that body type for models for blog posts becasue they simply can't stand or sit correctly. So when I found this Our Generation Doll with hair that was a tangle fest and with a face sculpt and eye/hair color combination I have several of already, I knew it was time to give the Engel Puppen doll a new body and a new lease on life. 


Ironically enough, I also never really cared for her wig (so 1980s!) either... So after her body transplant, I kept looking at her, trying to puzzle out the doll she was meant to be. Then it struck me! She would make a really handsome and adorable boy! When I first got her, I'd just become friends with my friend Patti like six months before and I'd decided she needed a Doppelganger Doll in the Doll House. So when she arrived, given she had brown hair and brown eyes like Patti, my first inclination was to assign her as Doppelganger Patti. Since then though, I found a Doppelganger Patti that looks much more like her. So, having given up that idea, changing her into a boy doll made perfect sense! So, I removed her wig and glued on a boy one... I'll have to come back in Part Two for the Great Reveal! 

Till Next Time!
XXOO
Heather


American Girl Doll Sized Workbench Goodwill Find!

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!

Happy President's Day!! I hope this finds you looking forward to a great Monday with no mail. Kidding!! I have been waiting on something to come in the mail and so I am painfully aware of it not running today. I ordered a My Social Book for my PCR Facebook Page after I found out you could order them for 'fan pages'. I've always thought it might be fun to have my blog in 'paper' form, if only the photos, but when I looked into it it was crazy expensive given I have 480 posts when I post this one today. That's a lot of content. I honestly never wanted all the 'how to' photos, just the highlights as a memento. So, I ordered 2016 from my Facebook page and can't wait to see how my doll photos look in print! I'll come show the book to you the minute it arrives... In the meantime, I'll tell you of an amazing Goodwill score I found yesterday after church.


I found this work bench at Goodwill for $1.99! I'll be honest, I almost didn't buy it because I have so many doll things probably... but how could I not? Right?


Here is Josh Doll showing you the price sticker from Goodwill. Great price!!


Here is the workbench all stocked up with tools and other items... The Our Generation Woodworking Kit (I linked to a non-Target website because you can't buy the small accessory kits online from Target... Which I think is lame lame lame but I digress...) I got as a Christmas gift from my amazing friend Beth looks perfect on the work bench! I'd also picked up some 'tools' at thrift stores along the way and got the Home Depot tool box from Home Depot at Christmas time, it's a gift card holder but it holds nearly all the tools very well. (Only the saw won't fit)


So here we have Josh Doll getting ready to paint the Bird House he just made for Heather doll. 


Aren't doll sized items the most fun!! Have you found any great Doll items at the Thrift Store lately? I'd love to hear about your treasure hunts as well! 

Better run!
Happy Monday!
XXOO
 Heather



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fashion Show in The Doll House!!

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!!! 

It's finally here!! The great idea Oriana had of having a Fashion Show in the Doll House was realized yesterday! Who would've thought so much work went into staging one...! But it all paid off because everyone had so much fun!!


The featured designer is the amazing Goofy! Her clothes are the favorite clothes of all of the dolls in the Doll House because they are so well made and stylish. Frann has sent so many amazing ones!! Thanks so much Frann for all the beautiful clothes!! You'll have to show Goofy the Fashion Show! 

*Update!! Goofy has a blog! It's written in Korean but the photos are so much fun to see! Here is the link! Enjoy!!


The first ensemble grouping was the amazing Adidas Jumpers! 









The next Ensemble Grouping was the adorable sweatshirts and cute polka dot skirts!









Then came the cute reversable vests! The girls who'd been in the Hula Class had already been in basically the same outfits and so they decided it made sense for them to model the vests too... Perfect outfit for the midwest this February actually... It's cold in the morning but has been getting up into the 70s all week!









Next came the cute fall outfits.....






Then the Spring Dressses... 









Then the traditional Korean Dresses....








Then the Prairie Dresses...




Then the amazing coats!







And last but not least the beautiful wedding dress and fancy party dresses!!







That's it for now Doll Friends!! I know this was mostly photos and I didn't write much but I've been having technical issues for 24hours and it took most of the time I have to write the blog to even get it to upload!! So... I plan to come back and do a better job of telling the story but wanted ya'll to be able to see the photos too. I'll try and give all the doll credits (type of doll) but if, for whatever reason, I don't get back here to update (I have been known to forget such things and get on to the next doll project.... Teehee) be sure and ask me any questions you might have about doll types or anything else you see that you have a question about! I have to run and get ready for church or I'll be late!!

Till next time!!
XXOO
Heather