You're Never Too Old for Barbies

You're Never Too Old for Barbies

Thursday, September 24, 2015

My New Favorite Girl - Dena



I admit it. This is now my new favorite doll. Could it be because she is also my first successful repaint? No I didn't know what I was doing or why I chose to jump in on a doll that I didn't have nor would be able to find a replacement for. I guess I'm just crazy like that! Anyway I love her. Other than an extreme case of hair breakage...she's perfect. She shaped similar to me but as far as proportions goes, I'm taller, my arms aren't as long, neck isn't as thick and calves not as big. Maybe we don't have a similar build. Let's just say I'm closer to her proportions than I am to a Barbie doll. She's got curves and is not built like a teenage boy!


I plan on her wardrobe being as impressive as mine. Now I just need to learn to make doll wigs or how to install a doll weave! LOL. We had quite the photo session




Thursday, September 17, 2015

A New Arrival

A new girl has moved into the house. My Dena arrived yesterday. She's a plus size girl. Of course she was stark naked and barefoot so I had to quickly make her an outfit and shoes as there are lots of men in the house. I wish I'd been able to get a Dasia but sometimes you just have to take what you get. I noticed there is a difference between the coloring of her body and face. Also as I was separating the curls in her hair several locks came off and some other are just disintegrating. Is that normal? At this rate I'm going to have to learn to reroot or make wigs.




I crocheted the top but need to tweak the pattern some. I added different color to her eyelids and lips. The shoes are made out of cardstock, craft foam and elastic. The necklace is one I made which all the dolls have to share. She made a quick stop by the Man Cave and  may have already found herself a man. She'll fit perfectly into another project I already have going.