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8th-Oct-2011 08:57 pm - A pearly dress for Lagoona
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I found a cute little pearly white blue, light green, and dark blue dress in the Bratz clothes I won on Ebay. At first I overlooked it because it had damages; several of the beaded strands were missing beads (just the thread dangling) and I didn't think it'd be worth fixing.

Lagoona and I haven't got the same eye. ;) She ended up near the dress and I thought, oh hell. Here we go!

So I fixed it up. I took some thick nylon thread, replicated how the beads were sewn to the dress, and fixed up the front by snipping a few strands off the back. That finished, I got Lagoona into it only to think agh, it's still missing something. The top of the dress was a pretty close match to Lagoona's skintone so I decided to pull a few more strands of beads from the back of the dress and make dark blue pearly side-sleeves to create interest up around Lagoona's neck.

Finished! Here she is in her new (and repaired) gown!

Lagoona

(Does anyone know which Bratz doll this dress came on? It's quite cute!)
7th-Oct-2011 05:02 pm - Doll arrivals and outfit arrivals
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All of the Bratz clothing items I won on Ebay arrived today. I almost didn't see the key in the back of my mailbox! Kalli ([personal profile] softness) also had her items arrive today - Strawberry Shortcake dolls and a Draculaura, all Ebay. The Strawberry Shortcake dolls were securely packed in a box with soft dense paper, but the Draculaura was a completely different matter. The seller put the doll with her items in a simple yellow bubble envelope. The doll wasn't wrapped in paper towels to prevent damage, nothing. The envelope was torn on one end and some of the items had fallen out in-transit. Draculaura had a scuff on her face, her hair was a mess, she's missing a shoe, and the stick and attachment for her stand went out through the hole. All that remained was the doll (thankfully!), her journal, one shoe, and the top of her umbrella. The little handle fell out with everything else.

Kalli was, of course, really disappointed. I traded some doll shoes with her and we cleaned up Draculaura's face. She's dressed in some Bratz items now and I've broken a wooden kebab stick to put into the umbrella as a handle. If I can find some black nail polish I'm sure it'll be fine for photos, and we might be able to find another pair of her shoes on Ebay but Monster High shoes aren't cheap. :/

Once everything was sorted and cleaned up I started exchanging some outfits! Frankie got some camera time, Cleo got ... more than I thought she would, and Lagoona even got herself a punk photo! ;) I've snagged some pics of Kalli's two Draculaura dolls also, but they're for her to photograph mainly. I'll let her show 'em some love on her Flickr, but in the meantime.... the girls!

Under here! )
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I'm completely in love with my version of Frankie Stein. Every bit of me thought Lagoona would be my favorite but, even though I adore her, Frankie's stunning! Did you know her hair has a blue tint under certain light? It looks radioactive! Kalli ([personal profile] softness) discovered it yesterday.

That said, I have a few things planned for Lagoona that'll probably have me liking her even more very soon! I'm going to make small braids throughout her hair and give her a boil-perm because her hair is a little lackluster right now, mostly because it's full of that stupid factory goo they put in doll hair so it'll keep its shape. I'm going to wash it out and get started on her tonight. She looks good in all the things, by the way. It inspired me to be bad so I went to Ebay for more Bratz clothes. >.> Best way to profit? Go for the lots. The individual outfits are stupidly priced and rarely match.

I finally found something for Cleo to wear! It looks great on her. Pics soon!
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