Friday, October 18, 2013

Dolly Update 2

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Next up is Operetta. I got her  a few weeks back. I haven't done anything to her because I'm not sure what I want to do yet and I want to be sure since I'm horrible at doing eyes. I like her hair, but at the same time I kind of don't and a reroot practice would be good. So mostly this is just a post about the clothes I've made for her....

The awesome skirt I made for her. If I had the right figure I'd totally make one for myself. I haven't really made any shirts for her but I want to pair this with a long asymmetrical black tank.

Some badass leggings (scrap fabrics bin at Hobby Lobby is like a treasure box of awesomeness). They're not perfect because I had to leave some wiggle room for her ginormous calves since the fabric isn't super stretchy. She's wearing her skirt as a top.

 Skirt and dress (and headband) from the same old shirt.

 Knit skirt with leg warmers and some booty shorts that are a test run from the pattern I made.

Also, I was looking ALL OVER for some super thin velcro because I didn't want to buy something stupid like velcro online, but none of the stores around here have sew-on velcro that thin. Then I finally saw this stuff in Walmart the other day. It's supposed to be used for keeping electronic cables and such together but it sews onto fabric beautifully and is super thin and flexible. Six bucks for four pretty long rolls. I'm sure it will last me a while.

Dolly Update 1

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I'll do this in two parts since it's about two different dolls.
First up is Sophie from my Liv dolls whose face I repainted. Just as a recap, this is what she looked like before:

This is what she looks like now:

Not great, but I don't think it's that bad for a first repaint. I kept it simple because I'm horrible at drawing a line of any sort. There are some subtle and not so subtle flaws, like her eyebrows being a bit wonky, she's got no lower lashes or any definition to her eyelids, and there's a mystery spot of something glossy on her forehead. Like I said, I tried to keep it within what I could handle.
The wig is Tibetan lambskin. It's not that great. I was trying not to spend too much money so I wouldn't get in trouble with the hubby, so I bought some 2" scrap pieces (but not enough of each color because I'm REALLY bad at math). But then I had the ingenious idea to do a two color wig but couldn't find a pattern that would position the colors where I wanted them to be, so I had to make one from scratch and it ended up not being so good. That's also a pretty bad shot of the wig. I don't know what is going on but it wasn't laying the way it's supposed to. Here's a better shot of the wig:

And here she is with the pink Moxie wig I have and the entire outfit I made for her:

That's actually not the original dress I made. The first one was a tan vintage fabric with little flowers on it.
And here's her new (not so good) shoes:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Nook cover

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Nook case that I redid a few weeks ago and never got around to posting. I liked the style of my old one but it was getting pretty gross. I sewed all the edges and the elastic then glued cardboard between the fabric on the front and back, while gluing the sides of the center piece and the bottom/side edges of the pocket in between those layers. It's far from perfect (that pocket is pretty crooked), but it works and looks mostly pretty.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Baby's Room

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I have been putting off making this post because the baby's room isn't quite finished how I want. But I'll go ahead and throw it up here and just update later.

I'll start off by saying that we only had a crib and changing table for her that were two different colors and bought a vintage dresser for $20 at a yard sale. Also a different color from the other furniture. The hubby thought it would be nice to have dark/black furniture with pink accents/bedding, but I knew already that I wanted her room to be bright. the pink and green happened to be a happy accident in my color scheme. I don't remember what I saw or bought that made me go that direction but I'm glad I did.

Above is the awesome dresser and it's no so awesome knobs (that I have saved for painting and using elsewhere).

Got these babies at Hobby Lobby for pretty cheap. They were having a bogo on their knobs and I wanted something "girly".

Picked up the green chair and two pink bean bags at a yard sale for $10.

This is the dresser after we painted it. The two lamps came with our living room set and they were orange but the hubs painted them pink. Curtains were from Walmart and the canvas things were clearance at Hobby Lobby.

Closeup of the knobs on the dresser.

 Changing table and wall art we picked up at Hobby Lobby on clearance, and her crib which now hold all her stuffed animals that she throws on the floor when she doesn't want to go to bed.

I've also got two frames that I would like to use on some artwork I make Lexi do in the near future. And there's a fuzzy pink rug at Walmart that I've been eying for her room.


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