You're Never Too Old for Barbies

You're Never Too Old for Barbies

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dena OOTD Posts

I've been having a wonderful time doing Dena Outfit of the Day posts. Today I decided she need a designer tote to wear with this rather conservative wide v-neck dress. I think it's a winner!

Friday, May 20, 2016

I'm Still Here

I know it's been a while but I'm still having fun with my dolls especially Dena. Not only did I reroot her (my very first) I recently opened an Etsy shop and am selling clothes for Dena, Dasia and Dawn...the Big Beautiful Dolls. If you own one of these dolls stop by my shop and have a look. It's called SmokingNeedlesCrafts. Check out some of the fashions I've made and sold.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas 2015 Fashions

Although the Man Cave didn't have their annual "Ugly Sweater" Contest, they did have a "Wear Your Favorite Christmas Fashion" Soiree. The photographer was able to capture the ladies showing off their style.

The fashions above are newly created.

 While some of the ladies were dressed quite elegantly...others were downright hideous!

Each lady received a special gift...

and posed for a group photo.

 Some of the guys jump into the photo not to be totally left out!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A New Graphic Tee

I made Dena a new Graphic tee complete with rhinestone bling. Her jeans are black with a gold metallic coating. Unfortunately it doesn't how well in the photos. Of course I made both as well as the jewelry and the sunglasses!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Partial Repaint

I have a half dozen Brandi's including two working Singing Holiday dolls. I've never liked her look. Thanks to my internet buddy Tamisha McPherson, I've been experimenting with repainting in particular partial repainting. I don't take the entire face off but rather leave the eyes intact. They are the hardest part to correctly repaint for me so I'm glad not to bother them. So here Brandi is before and after.

What do you think? Do you like her better before or after?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Doll Sweater Dress from Gloves

I'm always looking for a way to make fast and easy doll clothes. Previously I made sweater dresses for Barbie-sized dolls out of gloves.

I've also made doll sweaters from socks.

This time I made Dena a sweater dress from a pair of $1 gloves.

It was super fast and easy. I simply cut off the two center fingers and stitched a seam on the wrong side to be able to cut off the thumb.  For the remaining two fingers I cut off the ends to serve as sleeves. Instead of hemming the "sleeves" I roll them to make a cuff. By hand I stitched a narrow hem for the neck. Give it a try!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Graphic Tee shirts

I've been wanting top try my hand at making Graphic T-shirts for my dolls and yesterday was the day. I decided to make them for my guys first because I already had a t-shirt pattern that fits them well. After capturing images of my favorite teams and sports in Michigan, we gathered at the man cave for a photoshoot.


I love how them look and can't wait to get started on Graphic T's for the girls!