Thursday, October 27, 2016

A family visit and another Disney custom....

On Tuesday we had a great day with my husband's granddaughters who were on holiday here in Spain with their parents for three days.  We gave them dolly presents, the two younger girls who are 5 and  7 years old, were each given a boxed Disney Animator doll and the oldest girl, who is 9, I decided might like my recently customised Pocahontas.  She was delighted with her and wanted to know everything about 'customising' the doll.  I explained to her how the doll was now a little bit more 'delicate' than her sisters dolls, but that she could play with her as normal.  I was just the slightest bit concerned five minutes later when I saw her swinging her around by her ponytail....LOL...oh well!!!




We had a great day, as did the girls I think, running in and out of the swimming pool, even though the water was quite cold!!





On Wednesday I decided to customise the other Animator doll that I had here, Mulan.  I did her just like the last one, removing the default printed face paint and redoing her with pastels and watercolour pencils.  I am still not completely happy with the whites of her eyes but I think I'm getting there!!!  I didn't do the whites until after I'd finished the irises but I still feel that's not quite the right way to go....and although I used the finest paintbrush I own, I think even that wasn't fine enough! 

So here she is before I started on her:


And here she is with all her face completed....except I forgot to attach her eyelashes before taking these photos!!!!  She now has applied top eyelashes.













I hope you've enjoyed seeing what we've been up to this week.  Thanks so much for visiting, I hope you'll have a great weekend ahead!

Big hugs Sharon xxx

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  1. The girls are precious Sharon! It looks like they are having a great time! I love how you have taken the dolls and made them so much prettier. A lovely post! :) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Ginger, they are growing into lovely little girls :) It was great to see them as it had been some time since they'd been over here!
      I'm glad you like the dolls' new looks too, thank you on that. I really do enjoy doing makeovers as you probably gathered ;)
      xxx

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  3. Lovely to see Brian's Granddaughters playing with their new dolls.

    Love the new face up on Mulan, she looks more realistic and she's got that stubborn look you like ! lol
    I love her coat as well no doubt from your box of doll treasures! I box I'd love to delve through , thanks for sharing these photo's and lovely to see you enjoying playing dolls again :) xxx

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    1. Thank you Dee, they did seem to enjoy them! I wished I'd brought one with me to play with myself ;)
      I'm glad you like Mulan's new look. I still haven't got the eye whites just right, but I will keep practicing :)
      xxx

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  4. Hi Sharon,
    Kids will be kids eh? Maybe when she gets to our age she'll look back on this and appreciate the difference between a doll off the shelf and one that's been customised with all your love and care.

    I love seeing your make overs, they always look softer and more natural.

    Hugs,
    X

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    1. They will indeed Xanadu, I just had to laugh, especially after I'd explained to her how the doll was a bit more delicate than her sisters dolls! LOL Oh well, as you say, kids will be kids :)
      Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy seeing them....I really enjoy doing them!
      xxx

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  5. Great customisation and such lovely photos of the grandkids. I bet that pool was freezing ;-)
    Happy Halloween. Do they celebrate it in Spain, or is it more All Saints/All Souls?
    xx

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    1. Thanks very much Tricia, I'm glad you like the photos....and yes, the pool was cold, you wouldn't catch me going in it!
      Kids here are celebrating more and more nowadays and we actually had a group of four Trick or Treaters :) But mainly they celebrate All Saints on the 1st November, which is a public holiday here in Spain.
      xxx

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  6. Great customisation and such lovely photos of the grandkids. I bet that pool was freezing ;-)
    Happy Halloween. Do they celebrate it in Spain, or is it more All Saints/All Souls?
    xx

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  7. I'm amazed what you can do with those watercolour pencils and pastels. She looks so much more real now!
    But NO I won't start collecting Animator dolls - too little room...

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    1. Thanks very much Ursula, I really enjoy trying new things out and had fun with the watercolour pencils as I can control them better than paints.
      xxx

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  8. I think you have done a very nice job, the doll looks more realistic and the girls are so happy with the new dolls!

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