Thursday, 25 January 2018

Kidz n Cats Makeovers.....

I've been a bit busy over the last few days but didn't want to let my New Years 'resolution' to post here more regularly, slip within the first month!  So please forgive me for not posting new photos but I thought I'd share some photos of the few Kidz n Cats makeovers that I've done since discovering these dolls a few years ago.

I started out doing one for myself, this was my first Kidz n Cats doll, she was Grace, known as the 'classic face'  from 2015 if I remember rightly and I gave her a full makeover, including new wig, new glass eyes, and new makeup.

Here is her 'before' photo:  (sorry it's a bit blurry)


You can see she was a cutie to begin with but I just wanted to make her more 'mine' if that makes sense.

Here she is with her whole new look,  her lovely grey glass eyes and Monique Gold Roxie wig:  She turned into quite the tomboy!







 
You can see I had a lot of fun sewing for her too!  However, I decided to send her to a new home so then there was Elise!

Elise, who is still here, is from 2013 and she went under the knife too, becoming my little Afro Caribbean girl.....she got the full treatment, and I love her pouty little face.

Before photo:


And after.  Elise was given golden brown eyes and her wig is a Monique Christine which I styled into two plaits and then cut shorter, plus cut some shorter tendrils into the front to soften the look.  (You can see my girls have to share their clothes! LOL )







After this I decided to buy a sculpt that hadn't really appealed to me previously, what is known as the 'mischievous' sculpt, a Julika, from 2015.  I wanted to see what the sculpt was like in 'real life' and also I liked the outfit!

Before photo:  She was actually rather cute but I didn't like her wig which felt really very synthetic. 


But I did like this outfit which was multilayered and appealed to me.....


I gave her the 'full works' including blue glass eyes and a red wig, which I think suited her mischievous face, plus added freckles.  I liked her better this way but still she wasn't one of my favourites so she went to live elsewhere!!





Then I started to get requests to custom dolls for other people, the first two girls came for a visit from Switzerland.  The first is 'classic face' Laura who is the same sculpt as Grace, above.  Her mum wanted her to have a similar colour wig to her original, but not the same style, which was very curly and brown eyes.  Because the Kidz n Cats come with acrylic eyes, I replaced her originals again with glass, this time in deep brown, and her wig is a Monique Gold one, if I remember rightly it's a Geneva. 

Before photo:  (Sorry this isn't my photo, I forgot to take one before I started on her!)  She was pretty but her hair was a mess, again synthetic feeling and easily tangled.


After her full makeover:







The second girl to visit from Switzerland is Stine, who is known as the 'sweet face', and is also from 2013. 

Before photo:  Stine looked cute but her lips were very pink, as if she were wearing her mother's lipstick! 


After her makeover, she had pretty blue glass eyes and a trimmed Monique Gold Jojo wig....





Next came a girl from the South of France, her name is Rosie and she is also the 'classic face', she's from 2015.  Her mum wanted her to have a full makeover but to keep her default wig and eyes as the hair colour suited her well, and her acrylic eyes were a particularly pretty colour green.

Here is her before photo:


After photos:  I gave Rosie the full makeover, plus some freckles as I felt they suited her 'outdoorsy girl' look...
 






My latest Kidz n Cats makeover is Alice from 2016, she is the 'mischievous' face, which as I said above, wasn't my favourite but her brown eyes and hair appealed to me, so I adopted her.  I decided to keep her default wig but cut it short and of course she got the full works, including deep brown glass eyes.  She is now known as Scarlett, (thanks to Farrah Lily!), and you've seen quite a few photos of her recently, so I will just add a couple here:

Her before photo:


And her after photo:


Finally, I was tempted by another 'classic' face sculpt on Ebay a couple of weeks ago and little Lena arrived earlier this week from Germany.  She is going to get a full makeover very soon, maybe I will even make a start on her tomorrow!  So please watch this space if you like seeing dolly makeovers :)

Thanks, as always, for visiting, I hope you've enjoyed seeing these girls again.  I hope you'll drop by to see Lena when she's ready to show herself!

Have a great weekend! 

Big hugs, Sharon xx






19 comments:

  1. I marvel at the way you transform your dolls, I love the colourings you choose, their clothes and the way you bring out their personality. The camera captures perfectly what you've accomplished, a true talent! Viv

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    1. Aww thanks so much Viv, I'm glad you like what I do with my dolls....I do enjoy doing it, probably about as much as I enjoy sewing for them and taking their photos! Hugs xxx

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    2. Love your blog. We don't have anything like it in Southern Arizona, U.S.A. I find bits and pieces of what you are doing , here and there on the net. You have brought it together. Mary

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  2. What a fun post! I am so amazed how you really gave so much life to these dolls by your talents. Each one is more lovely than the next. Truly wonderful. Are those eyelashes real false lashes that we would wear that you end up cutting or do they actually make dolly lashes? They add such a nice touch and I'm tempted to try some on my BFC Ink dolls to spice them up a little. :) I think my favorite, of course, is little Scarlett!! :) xoxo

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    1. Thanks very much Farrah, I'm glad you enjoyed this post....I think I got a bit carried away with all the photos but sometimes I can't choose!!!
      The eyelashes are usually either real false eyelashes for humans which I buy locally or I sometimes use eyelashes made from Blythe but I have to send for those from Hong Kong, so it's better if I can use the human ones as they are so readily available. I usually use one eyelash for the two eyes of the doll. But they do make dolly eyelashes except again they have to be bought on line and they are much more expensive. My friend sometimes sends me some from a doll shop in California but I don't like to keep asking her to go there for me!
      I think you should give it a go with the BFC Ink dolls, it does make a huge difference I think.
      Yes I think Scarlett might be my favourite KnC doll too, but don't tell the others!!! ;)
      xxx

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    2. Thanks for the tips! And I won't tell :) xo

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    1. Thanks very much Ronny, I'm glad you think so!
      xxx

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  4. Did not realise you'd done so many Sharon. They all look much more natural in the after photos . I love how will cut their heads open to change their eyes!
    Maybe that's because you were used being able to do that with your bjd dolls.
    I always love the outfits you either make or put together for them.

    Glad to see your not letting your resolution to post more slip 😉Xx

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    1. To be honest Dee, I'd forgotten how many I'd done too!!
      I'm glad you like the end results as I really enjoy doing it. I think you're right, it is probably because of my bjds that I don't worry about cutting their heads open, and I do think that the glass eyes make a big difference to how they look.
      I'm trying really hard to make sure I don't neglect the blog this year! ;)
      xxx

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  5. Amazing work, Sharon! The girls do look more softer, more real and so much prettier after your make overs. Stine, with her new look, reminds me of a friend to my daughters. Made me smile! :) Hugs!

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    1. Thank you very much Niina, I'm glad you like their new looks.
      xxx

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  6. Hi Sharon,
    I always enjoy seeing you repaints, you have the ability to turn a doll that looks like a doll, into one that looks like a little girl. I love them all. :)
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Thanks so much Sandi, I do have fun doing it, although it can be a bit frustrating too sometimes....when something doesn't do right and I have no patience with myself!!
      xxx

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  7. Wow, Sharon, you did fantastic work!

    I'm impressed by how you chose the dolls' images. I'm waiting a new AG doll, and I was about only to change her wig (after she will arrive). But now I decided to follow you way and make a full customization :) Thank you for inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much Ariadne, what a lovely compliment that I've inspired you! I look forward to seeing what you do with your new AG doll. I really like the AG dolls except I'm not a fan of the cloth body, although I do love their cute legs and the one with the little teeth!
      xxx

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  8. Is is incredible how you can tourn a nice doll in a beautiful one, Ikm so happy you did Rosie for me. Seeing all the doll that you have transformed makes me wish to get another one to send to Spain ;-)

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    1. thanks very much Daniela, you are very kind. I'm glad that you still love Rosie and you know I'll always customise one for you if you want me too as I enjoy doing it so much :)
      xxx

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  9. Hi Wow..your Talent inspired me.....can you tell me what size glass eyes these beauties take and where I could get them
    thanks in advance
    Colleen

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