Sunday 28 January 2018

Trying outfits for size....

Jo, my new Zwergnase Junior Miriam has been trying on outfits for size as, at 55cm tall she is the biggest of my 'play dolls', excluding my two Himstedt dolls, and so far we haven't got much to wear in her size!  I tried lots of things on her and had intended taking more photos of her in different outfits, but Sods Law the weather today has been dreadful with really, really high winds that have smashed several of our flowerpots and uprooted trees locally, not conducive to taking dolly photos!  So I will just show her in the one outfit I photographed yesterday......

I made these overalls/dungarees for a Super Dollfie sized BJD so they are way too long on Jo but they do fit her quite well elsewhere, so she is wearing them for the time being.  They really could do with an extra snap put on the sides where the gingham pocket backs are, as she is currently showing off her knickers from the side!  I guess she has a bigger tummy than the BJD they were made for!!

Her hat is from another doll who's name escapes me but one of the doll companies here in Spain....

Leoni (Violet) also got a change of outfit this week but hers is new and I didn't make it, I bought it's nice to have someone else do all the hard work sometimes!  I really like this fine needle cord jacket and skirt with the orange long sleeved top and the striped leggings.  The hat and ankle warmers are from Kidz n Cats.

And finally, just a quick photo of the beach and the sea taken a couple of days ago on my afternoon walk....yes the morning one was missed as I overslept!!!

The afternoons at this time of year are also great for walking except that Lucy and I keep getting caught up by the local goatherds and their hundreds of goats as they walk through the campo as we do!!  Lucy goes berserk and wants to 'help' with rounding them up.....whilst I always seem to get embroiled in conversations about the weather....and we don't get very far very quickly!!!

The goats are very interested in Lucy and not in the least bothered by her mad barking at them!  

Well, thank you for visiting, I hope you've all had a good weekend and that you have a great week ahead!

Big hugs, Sharon xx

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