Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sundays are for fun stuff.


I'm getting better at taking weekends off.  As I tend to be a workaholic when it comes to dolls and sewing, it's more like a busmans holiday, but at least I can spend time on my own dolls.  I love my collection of 12"  dollies, and have plenty of them that need re-roots and something to wear.

This one is the Audrey Hepburn Barbie. I absolutely love her face, but her hair was not only a bit crap (it is a playline doll after all) but Mattel do insist on filing their doll's heads with that disgusting sticky stuff that leaches out over time.  Hence I try to reroot all my Mattel dolls.

Barbie Audrey Hepburn re-root

 I'm not very good with styling hair, once I've rerooted it, but I do like silky long styles with either a centre or side parting, so I'm using a two-tone brownish saran hair for this girl.

She'll get something pretty to wear too... eventually!

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  1. Nice reroot! I do like two tone saran - I really must finish some reroots!!

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    1. thanks Trish! I'm about to stick her head in just-boiled water, but we have visitors, and it would look weird if I go downstairs with a doll wrapped in clingfilm and boiled her head, lol! So I have to wait. I find re-roots quite therapeutic, it's just finding time. I've resolved to spend weekends just enjoying my dolls a bit more.

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  2. No you don't want to be known as a dolly boiler lol!!! Good idea re enjoying your dolls more - I just wish mine weren't so demanding lol!! I've just upset one by taking the dress and coat off her and giving it to someone else...

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    1. No, indeed. I don't mind my housemates knowing I boil doll's heads, but not my housemates elderly parents. I wrap them in clingfilm too, when I do the hair, so it's like i'm having a Dexter moment... haha.

      Oh, I feel mean when I take clothes away from on doll to give to another as well! I always say it's just lendsies....

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