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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: Today at 12:04:11 PM »
respositob - that's so cute your cousin helps you with photos! Robbie looks quite comfortable, considering she's lying on hard wood  :)

Day 268



My last Bratz, Tyla. I can't get enough of her face!

Tyla is a true beauty! And yes, I took the picture of Robecca during a get-together at my Grandpa's, and my cousin always likes to help me with doll projects. He's one of the few children in my family who's interested in my doll stuff. :)

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Clawdeen, Howleen, and Clawdia's room/Clawdia's bed
To this day, Clawdia's bed is one of the favorite MH beds I've made. The wolf paw on her foot-board I cut from wood with the help of my grandpa and her blanket kind of mimics her red jacket overlaying her gold dress.

Clawdia shares a room with her sisters, Howleen and Clawdeen. I basically split the room in half; one side matches Clawdia, the other Clawdeen. (Howleen didn't get a say in decorating... XD) I made the pink zebra print carpet on Clawdeen's by printing out a clipart picture of a wolf's paw and tracing it onto the felt. And I don't know if it's noticeable, but the chair Clawdeen's sitting on is actual the shape of a high heel! I'm pretty sure it came with my Hannah Montana house I got when I was about eight.

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Nefera de Nile's WIP bed
Basically, I'm in the process of making Nefera a canopy bed. I'm using flatter, wider foam blocks for her mattress as well as canopy. Her headboard is going to be a circular woodshape with a scarab engraved into it that I got from the WoodshapeStore.com. I have yet to sew her blanket and pillow(s) but I below there's a pic of the fabric and trims I plan to use.

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Sooo, this post was SUPER DUPER long, and there's still more to show you guys! ^^;
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Thanks repositob for sharing your pics!! Love the rooms! And what a great idea, to use velcro to swap out the foam-core-mounted decor - that's a great idea and I like that one a LOT. I'd been grappling with how to do room box set-ups, and waffling between foam core structures or more permanent shelf structures, but your idea is the best of both.

With your cauldron - is that silver thing in Raven's room the thing you're talking about? If yes, can you share how you made it? And is it 'filled' with something?

I love how the werewolf sisters have to share a room and how both halves really capture Clawdia's and Clawdeen's personalities! (and how it's always the youngest that gets no say in the matter, lol) Who gets the top bunk, Clawdeen or Howleen?

And Nefera's looks to be shaping up nicely…I especially love the sequin trim for the canopy.

Please share more! Love to see your creative approaches and uses of materials, very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
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Thank you so much! It always makes me smile when someone compliments me on my beds and rooms! :biggrin:

For Clawdeen's room, Howleen gets the top bunk, that way I can use the shelves on the bottom portion to store Clawdeen's makeup! And yes, the silver thing under Raven's window is sort of a raised cauldron. I made it by hot gluing a Dunkin Donuts cup top to an empty toilet paper roll that I topped off with cardboard squares. I painted the whole thing silver, and then decorated with gems and ribbons that I thought suited Raven. It isn't filled with anything, rather I cut a piece of clear doll packaging (the plastic that acts sort of as a "window" so you can see the doll) and painted it in a swirl pattern with a mixture of acrylic paint and glue. I should mention though that I was inspired by a tutorial from a YouTuber named HeXtian to make the cauldron, so it wasn't my original idea. Here's a link to his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dvTswEKW-k

HeXtian also makes doll beds, so I recommend you check out those videos, too. He's really inspiring.


These rooms are absolutely fang-tastic!!!  :clap:

Thank you so much!

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Here's one of my favorite doll props - a museum replica of the King Tut throne chair. (Cleo asked Rochelle to jump into the pic for scale, please excuse her messy hair)

I believe it's a resin chair that's painted, not sure as I got it on ebay without packaging. But if you want one, I think they are still occasionally to be found, as are other 1/6 scale 'famous chairs'.


Rochelle shows off the King Tut throne for Cleo
by Lisa, on Flickr

Oh my gosh, that's too awesome! Perfect for Cleo, or maybe even Nefera!

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: Yesterday at 05:03:19 PM »
Shopkins Shoppies Lemony Limes arrived yesterday. I'll be posting pics of her in the Shoppies thread.

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: Yesterday at 02:34:22 PM »
respositob - thank you!!! DT Robecca is so cute! Looking forward to more of her adventures  :)

I was going to post a picture of Apple White today, but since Robecca is so popular...

A Nap by the Flowers by RNE Esposito, on Flickr

XD Please excuse her unrealistic hand position. My little cousin helped pose her for these pics.

neon_jellyfish - I think Jade is my favorite so far out of your Bratz girls. I really like her jeans with those shoes!

Nina - What a cutie! :inlove:

DogMom - Not to go off topic, but I got around to posting some pictures of my rooms in the thread you started. I hope you like them! :biggrin:

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Several Youtubers have inspired me to make beds and rooms inspired by specific dolls: Chad Alan, HeXtian, My Froggy Stuff, and, my personal favorite, Dolls, Toys, and Games Gal. The basic idea for beds is to take a foam block, cover it with fabric and trim, create a headboard and foot-board, hot glue that together, and then sew a pillow and blanket. As far as rooms go, I don't make the traditional room box due to limited space. Instead, I have four stack-able shelves that I decorate. I attach the wallpaper and floors, as well as windows and curtains, to foam board, then attach them to the shelves with Velcro. That way, I can switch them out for different displays.

I've been doing this for about three or four years now, and have beds for Monster High's Rochelle Goyle, Casta Fierce, Skelita Calaveras, Wydowna Spider, Clawdia Wolf and EAH C.A. Cupid (though I guess her bed could double for MH) Farrah Goodfairy, Raven Queen, and Apple White. Then, I have rooms for Clawdia/Clawdeen/Howleen and Raven Queen.

I haven't included pictures of everything I've made, but I will be adding more pictures to this thread soon. Here's what I have for now:

Raven's Bed/Room
This room was rather challenging to find wallpaper for, but I finally settled on a black and silver swirl paper that I got from Hobby Lobby. The floor is plain purple card stock. The curtains are made from this really cool fabric with feathers I got in a fat quarter from Jo-Ann's, and I glued two sparkly black beads to the end of the "curtain rod" to hold them in place. As far as furniture, I've put in Raven's Getting Fairest vanity, her custom bed I created (it features a feather and crown headboard, and magic mirror foot-board), and a cauldron I got the idea to make from HeXtian. I used a table that came with the MH Deadluxe High School as her nightstand/potion table. I found these really cute mini glitter bottles at Michael's that I'm using for magic potions, as well as a sparkly skull bead that is displayed on her nightstand. 

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Clawdeen, Howleen, and Clawdia's room/Clawdia's bed
To this day, Clawdia's bed is one of the favorite MH beds I've made. The wolf paw on her foot-board I cut from wood with the help of my grandpa and her blanket kind of mimics her red jacket overlaying her gold dress.

Clawdia shares a room with her sisters, Howleen and Clawdeen. I basically split the room in half; one side matches Clawdia, the other Clawdeen. (Howleen didn't get a say in decorating... XD) I made the pink zebra print carpet on Clawdeen's by printing out a clipart picture of a wolf's paw and tracing it onto the felt. And I don't know if it's noticeable, but the chair Clawdeen's sitting on is actual the shape of a high heel! I'm pretty sure it came with my Hannah Montana house I got when I was about eight.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Nefera de Nile's WIP bed
Basically, I'm in the process of making Nefera a canopy bed. I'm using flatter, wider foam blocks for her mattress as well as canopy. Her headboard is going to be a circular woodshape with a scarab engraved into it that I got from the WoodshapeStore.com. I have yet to sew her blanket and pillow(s) but I below there's a pic of the fabric and trims I plan to use.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Sooo, this post was SUPER DUPER long, and there's still more to show you guys! ^^;

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: September 23, 2018, 05:33:01 PM »
Nina - Your Hairdorable is sooooo cute!

neon_jellyfish - Griselda looks wonderful! The teddy bears are a great touch.

DogMom - I tried getting pics of my doll rooms earlier, but I couldn't get the lighting right. I'll be trying again tomorrow. :)

9/23

And Dead Tired Robecca graces us with an appearance yet again.

Robecca by RNE Esposito, on Flickr


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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: September 22, 2018, 02:48:29 PM »
repositob, would love to see Clawdeen's room in more detail!

I can start a thread in Catrine's Art Studio if you'd like. I also have a room for EAH Raven Queen, so I'll include that, too. If I don't get to it tonight, I can probably put it up Monday. BTW, I haven't forgotten about taking pics of Nefera's bed. (that was you who asked me about it, right?) Truth is, I haven't completed it yet! I could take work-in-progress shots, though. If you'd like to see them, let me know! :)

9/22

My favorite (and only) full sized Dragon Games doll, Mira Shards! Here she is in Raven's custom room.

Mira Shards by RNE Esposito, on Flickr

The silver thing next to her is a cauldron I made. I got the idea from the YouTuber Hextian.

neon_jellyfish - Yasmin looks stunning! I love her jacket!

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: September 21, 2018, 04:32:16 PM »
neon_jellyfish - I had no idea there was even such thing as world gratitude day. But your picture captures it PURRRRfectly, :P. Your cat has gorgeous coloring.

9/21

Room to Howl Clawdeen. You can see the custom room I made for her in the background.

Clawdeen Wolf by RNE Esposito, on Flickr

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: September 21, 2018, 05:30:25 AM »
I wonder if she could sit on his drum with her arm over his shoulder?

You know, that's a great idea. The next time I'm at my grandpa's I'll have to try that! :biggrin:

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:05:55 PM »
9/20

The lighting is terrible in this picture, and Robecca's pose is awful-looking, but it's the only one I was able to get. :blush:

Here is Dead Tired Robecca with her boyfriend, the lamp that my grandpa has in his basement (and no, I don't have any idea why my grandpa decided having a lamp depicting a Revolutionary War soldier would be a great addition to his decor :lol:). Either way, thought they looked super cute together.

Robecca and her Boyfriend by RNE Esposito, on Flickr


In my doll universe, Robecca and her boyfriend (who has yet to be named), have sort of a long distance thing going, because even though my grandpa only lives fifteen minutes from me, getting there in a doll car would take a whole lot longer! :biggrin:


neon_jellyfish - Ashby is rocking that outfit!

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Off Topic / Re: Things you wish they would make in doll scale
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:59:37 PM »
Curvy Barbie MtM...oh wait, they did that!  :haha:

Would love a PALE Curvy Barbie MtM now....

I know, right? LOL

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Off Topic / Re: Things you wish they would make in doll scale
« on: September 19, 2018, 02:48:55 PM »
Dreadlocks would be cool.  The Fresh Dolls have a male doll for pre-order that has micro-braids, but I think they are supposed to resemble dreadlocks: https://the-fresh-dolls.myshopify.com/collections/wave-2-pre-orders/products/malik-doll-wave-2-deluxe-fresh-squad (They also have a bald doll, which is pretty awesome.)

I'd like to see flocked or rooted facial hair on a male doll, but what are the odds of that happening when we can't even get flocked or rooted hair.  :annoyed:

Ah...doll dreams.

Ooh! He looks awesome. I've never considered buying Fresh Dolls before, but the guys might have won me over. And flocked or rooted facial hair? Epic!

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:54:21 PM »
neon_jellyfish - Oh, okay! Either way, she's a gorgeous doll! And Vandala, is too. :)

9/19/2018

Here's a super quick fall-inspired picture of Ashlynn.

Ashlynn and her Pumpkin by RNE Esposito, on Flickr

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:13:07 PM »
respositob - welcome to A Doll A Day! Nice pics, I especially like the one of Treesa in greenery! Avea and Sweetie are a nice color combo  :ohyeah:

Day 261



neon_jellyfish Thank you! It took me awhile to find a good place to take pics of Treesa, so I'm glad you liked it! Your Bratz doll is beautiful! She's a Dana, right? :)

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Off Topic / Things you wish they would make in doll scale
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:28:06 PM »
So earlier today I was thinking about all of variety we now have with Barbie Fashionistas when it suddenly hit me that although they had made a doll with cornrows, they never made one with dreadlocks. I suddenly really want dreadlocks on a Barbie doll now, but I'm awful with doll hair, so I'll just have to wait until Mattel makes one.

What other things, whether it be a certain facial feature or accessory, do you wish they would make in doll scale?

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Monster Discussion / Re: Ghostly Tea Party
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:22:45 PM »
I hope they come out at some point, even if just on Amazon.... I especially want the Draculaura from the Hoodies line...

I know. I was in love with Ghostly Tea Party Lagoona, and was so glad that Howling Hoodies brought back the original pets.

Also, not to go off topic, but does anyone know if the Frankie Stein with her desk was released? I was looking forward to adding that to her bedroom.

I saw it once at Toys R Us, but opted to get Lagoona with the smoothie stand instead.  I never saw it again at any Toys R Us, and there used to be 3 in my area that I frequented.  A few months later, I found it on Kmart's website of all places.  It's still available: https://www.kmart.com/monster-high-frankie-stein-doll-in-the-computer/p-004W009103269003P

Hope you are able to get it!

Holy moly! It does exist! :freak: Thank you so much! I'll be ordering that ASAP!

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Sightings / Re: Tuesday Morning has MH/EAH!
« on: September 17, 2018, 01:04:39 PM »
The closest one to me is in Massachusetts (I'm in Maine) :bawl:
Oh no! :(

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Sightings / Re: Tuesday Morning has MH/EAH!
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:04:44 PM »
Was meandering around Tumblr and saw that Angrywonderlandcollective found a whole bunch of MH and EAH at their Tuesday Morning!

MH included Electrified, Shriekwrecked, Garden Ghouls,Emoiji, some of the family dolls and the cute set of Draculaura and Twyla wearing the PB and J dresses! EAH had the back to School ones.

Thought I'd share as some of these weren't widely distributed; we never got most of these in my neck of the woods and didn't even realize the PB&J dolls were actually released ^^; (seriously, if someone finds a good set of DL and Twyla pack, let me know!)

And of course there's no Tuesday Morning in my area.

I know how you feel. :( The closest one to me is an hour away!

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:54:30 AM »
Everyone's pictures are beautiful! I just started seriously getting into doll photography. Would you guys mind if I join the challenge, even if there only are three months left in 2018?

Please join! This thread could use some life  ;)

9/17/18

The lovely Avea and her new Shopkins best friend, Sweetie Le Peach!
 
Out for a Ride by RNE Esposito, on Flickr

Post Merge: September 18, 2018, 06:03:02 AM

9/18/18

I just received Treesa in the mail yesterday from an Arena member! Here she is in her natural habitat.

Treesa Thornwillow by RNE Esposito, on Flickr

(Please excuse the dead leaves on the ground...it's autumn in the US :P )

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Wanted / Re: respositob's Wants Updated 7/9 - Looking to buy
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:46:55 AM »
Bump! Now looking for a Shoppies doll stand!

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