Sitting across the bar, staring right at her prey
It's going well so far, she's gonna get her way
5th-Oct-2011 09:01 pm - Progress with Lagoona Blue!
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On top of the braids, I made some teeny jewelry for Lagoona because I hated the cheap crap Mattel stuck her with. Titles will appear if you hover your pointer. )

The braids are not permanent. I'm planning to boil-perm her hair and, once it dries, gently take them out so her hair will set in a crimped style. It looked as though her hair was lacking something when I received her and I want to give it a little body. Frankie, my partner's Draculaura, and Cleo all have body to their hair. Poor Lagoona got stuck with limp curls and nasty factory gook (which I washed out)! :( She's going to be a fancy girl, but for now she's a little punk. I'm going to try her out in a few more Bratz outfits when they arrive.

Her pearl jewelry was made out of a single pearl-bead Barbie necklace. I took a thin pin and threaded it, running a double-string through the beads. Originally I'd thought to try and take her head off so she could wear the Barbie necklace but I didn't want to snap the pegs on the inside (she's too adorable to get broken over such foolishness) so then I thought, seriously, this necklace is worth nothing I'll break it and, luck of luck, there were plenty of beads to craft things with! Monster High dolls have such tiny little necks.

I may buy a little bead-pack at Wal*Mart and try my hand and making snazzier jewelry for all the girls. Cleo might like a gold-bead necklace and I'll bet Clawdeen (when I get her!) would love ropes of multicolored beads!
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WIP - but these might hang out for a little while. CERTAINLY didn't take me several hours, oh no. (She and I chilled on the sofa and watched some Munsters and Addams family. It IS October, after all!)

Lagoona - punk girl?

No I was NOT procrastinating on my homework.
22nd-Sep-2011 11:27 am - Moxie Teenz, take II
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Since my last update about Tristen Reilly-Rae I've acquired a Moxie Teenz Melrose. My partner Kalli ([personal profile] softness) picked up Arizona and Bijou. We've got a Moxie Teenz family! I'm looking at Leigh for Christmas, perhaps, but we're pretty tapped out as far as doll funds go. Rikka ([personal profile] rikkadolls) wants a Momoko so I'm going to do that for him for Christmas, probably, along with a new camera because I really think the one I've got is degrading. :/

Anyway, doll news: I picked up a Melrose after a cursory examination to rule out broken limbs, faults with the eyes, etc. It didn't occur to me to stare at her skintone so I honestly had no idea she was on Arizona's body until she was out of her package. I decided I'd be taking her back in the morning and exchanging her for a correct doll (I wasn't mad, just kind of disappointed). A few hours later I picked her up in the shreds of her packaging and, since it was raining, my brain imagined her sitting in Wal*Mart returns and eventually ending up in some bin out in the rain somewhere.

I'm such a sap.

We're all misfits here, so I told Kalli I was going to keep her. She's unique in her .. bad tan job? Kalli, of course, knew (even before I knew!) that I was going to keep her. She read me like an open book, she did. ;) So Melrose stays and she and Reilly have Arizona and Bijou for friends!

Kalli's in a bit of a fix about Arizona's hair. It's lovely, but the curls are somewhat matted and since they're such small ringlets we're both worried it'll frizz all over the place if either of us attempts to brush it (even gently). I used to be the doll hair genius fixer-person when I was younger and actually made money off fixing dolls. A friend's mother paid me $20 to repair all of her daughter's dolls once. I did it and she was really impressed, but it's been over a decade since then and I've forgotten some of the things I used to do (steaming, low boils to set curls). I need some stock Barbies with obscene hair to work on before trying stuff on more expensive dolls.

Here's my Moxie Teenz set on Flickr. I took some pics of Melrose's skintone difference, but thankfully my camera doesn't pick it up. I doubt it'd be noticeable unless someone was intentionally looking for it.
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