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I usually don't bring my dolls outside, so hopefully that lessens their risk of getting sunspots.
For some reason, I like the idea of putting a few dolls on display when I'm on vacation. It makes the room more "home-y". I show them to others, too. Last year I brought a bunch of MH dolls to a couple little girls whose mom is a traveling caregiver. They'd seen me with them before and wanted some, but I didn't have any I wanted to let go of then. They were so thrilled when I gave them their own dolls!
Have you tried using a bread tag?
If you have one or more these laying around, try cutting it to shape (like in a circle) and then putting it on the neck where the knob is. Then test the fit.
If you don't have any bread tags, you could probably cut one out of plastic and use that? Just a thought.
I wouldn't want to use rubber bands since they tend to dry out.
Do you ever bring a doll (or 2) with you when you travel?
That is, if you go on vacation or a weekend trip, do you bring a few dolls with you?
I do this all the time. I have for years, ever since I was little.
Last year, when I went to Texas for a short trip, I brought several of my dolls to look at, display and play with. This weekend, I'm going for another short trip to my mom's, and am bringing a few dolls.
When I bring mine, I don't always bring the same ones, but I do have a few "favorites" that go...like I always feel like I have to have Spectra, Ghoulia, Cleo, Howleen, Frankie, etc. with me.
Also, since the trip to my mom's is over 5 hours and I don't drive (I ride with my brother in his truck) I bring some hand sewing to work on. It's a great boredom buster and it's fun.
Majesty, I can understand your concern. I get tired of seeing people on Facebook or other sites (not this one) giving ppl who dislike the reboot grief, or treating them like dirt. Trust me, nobody here will do that and if they do you can be sure we will take care of it.
I can't really connect with the new dolls or lines, the styles and themes seem so..."little girl"-ish. They look like little 7 or 8 year old girls instead of teens. So, my money is going toward other dolls, and if you decide to invest in other dolls too, that's your business.
OK...I'm going to post this and hope for the best....I got a couple of Descendants dolls in a "doll lot" recently, and have pondered rebodying them to either the tall EAH bodies (if possible) or the standard size ones. Has anyone else tried this, and if so who matches who?
« on: April 20, 2017, 05:10:25 AM »
I'm sure many folks find Skelita rather "freaky." Personally I love her and would buy dolls of the whole family! Same with Wydowna and Scarah. Scarah is one of my favorites, I have loved her ever since she was a backgrounder in the webisodes. Truthfully, to me none of the MH dolls are that freaky. There are other dolls out there (like the Living Dead dolls) that I find freakier. Monster High found a way to make characters that sound freaky just by their name "freaky fab"and cool to collect.
« on: April 18, 2017, 09:06:20 AM »
I purchased a bunch of "newer" (1990s) Barbie bodies for use with my collection of loose vintage MOD era Barbie heads. The 1990s bodies tend to match well with them, and they have similar proportions to the originals.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one without a thrift shop honey hole! I very rarely see them at Goodwill, never at yard sales, and we don't have a local thrift store. Last one I got at Goodwill was a complete loose Skull Shores Cleo. And that was months ago.I haven't tried Goodwill yet, but I'm not expecting to find anything. I gave up looking at yard sales because nobody ever seems to have them. (Whine whine whine) I often have dreams at night of finding dolls at a thrift store or yard sale. LOL
« on: April 17, 2017, 10:47:32 AM »
Sigh....sometimes I can be so stupid, and this (below) is one of those times:
This is what happens when you apply fabric pens to an outfit but are not patient, and don't let it dry thoroughly! One ruined sleep shirt.
However....I am going to see if I can come up with a pattern similar to what was on that shirt, and either iron it (as a transfer) on some soft cotton, or use printable fabric. I find printable fabric is kinda heavy, so I'm going to see if applying an iron-on transfer would work better.
I did do one minor alteration, to reboot Frankie. I didn't care for the length of the skirt, so I cut it and re-hemmed. I also gave her some darker lashes and brows too.
Not perfect, but she doesn't look so childlike now.
I think it's common for doll collectors to go thru phases where they love a particular doll or line, then become bored or disinterested for a time. I get like that. But then I often go back to them.
For instance, with me, I love the old MH and always will. Since the reboot hasn't been to my liking, I either modify the dolls or work on clothes for the ones I have. I've also gotten a renewed interest in my vintage Barbie and Francie dolls. I guess that's why I never let go of a doll until I'm positive I don't want him or her.
« on: April 10, 2017, 06:13:14 AM »
I'm almost afraid to say this, for fear someone from Mattel will read it and get ideas....
at least they don't have the molded tops. But they are soooooooo boring and too cheezy for me.
« on: April 07, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »
Cute! Looking forward to Operetta modeling the shirt!
Well there wasn't enough extra fabric to make anything more, really. I might see if I can make her some cute slippers with my colored hot glue sticks. I also want to add a few coats of fabric markers to her top. It looks kinda dull to me.
I'm actually enjoying doing this, Oppy never had a Dead Tired doll so this will be my version!