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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Boyou and Passion....Barbie Fairy Dolls

The below pictures are of 2 of my favorite playline Barbie dolls. Both were formerly Barbie fairies, but I didn't care for the painted legs or the fairy fashions. I loved the color of their hair and their facial screening. I thought both of them had such sweet innocent faces. When these 2 dolls went on sale for a much reduced price, I bought them so I could give them new bodies. Once I had given them new bodies and new fashion to wear, I was much happier with the results. I decided to name them Bayou and Passion. You can probably guess that the doll with the blue hair is Bayou and the doll with the pink hair is Passion. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. Please leave me a comment about these 2 very sweet and innocent looking girls.

Don't forget to play with your dolls or create something pretty.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Barbie and Ken as Mr. and Mrs. Jack in the Box

I came across a Barbie and Ken doll that I transformed into Mr. and Mrs. Jack in the Box many years ago. This idea was not original to me, and I can't now remember where I even came across someone else's Mr. and Mr.s Jack in the Box dolls. Sorry....I've slept since then. However, I haven't come across
anymore pictures anywhere of dolls transformed into this fast food couple since then. So...without further blogging about this on my part, here is the couple that I made for my own collection.

Creating Mr. Jack in the Box was fairly easy, but the Mrs. needed some added steps in order to complete her. I used some craft store curly orange hair and glued it on to the JIB head. Before gluing the hair on, I carefully used a craft knife and removed the hat. I wanted the hat to look as if hair was underneath the hat too, and that's the only way I could think of to get that look. Once the hair was in place, I glued the hat back on and added the two flowers to it. I just dressed both dolls in black and white fashions, and they were done. Pretty cute huh?

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please let me know what you think of my JIB couple.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. Don't forget to play with your dollies or create something


Monday, April 16, 2012

Barbieville Doll House Progress

Happy Monday everyone. I thought I  might share the progress on the doll house that I shared with you several weeks ago. I am far from done arranging, decorating, or prettyfying each room. This doll house will probably always be a work in progress, and I hope you keep tuning in to see all the changes as I make them. Here we go..........

 This kitchen is a Kitchen Little play set, and it's fabulous. I'm not crazy about the pink and purple
accents on the kitchen pieces, so I might try and change those colors to something else. I will be adding and/or changing certain kitchen items as well.

I love how the couch in the living room turned out. It originally was a dark blue, and the coffee table could be attached to the back or used as a coffee table. I just unscrewed the apparatus on the back so I could paint the couch this wonderful blue color by Folk Art. It's acrylic paint, and it went on great after I primed the couch. I masked off the legs to preserve their silver color. I'm not sure if the pet bed is staying, and if it is....it will be painted a different color. I'm also not sure I'm keeping the chair in the corner....or the lamp. The TV cabinet was a My Scene furniture piece originally. I spray painted it with Fusion for plastic in white. I used a piece of scrapbook paper to cover the back of the cabinet and the china cabinet in the dining room. The tea cart was a bright Barbie pink, and I spray painted it white with Fusion for plastic. The ship on top of the fireplace was a magnet. I found the silver picture frames at the Dollar Tree. The pictures might change inside them though. Not sure about the lamp on top of the fireplace either. The tea set on the tea cart is Rement, and I really love it. Also...the candlesticks on the dining room table came with the tea set. I made the pillows on the couch. The flowers in front of the fireplace were given to me in a swap. The tiered tray on the dining room table was found at the Dollar Tree too, and I spray painted it a different color that it was originally.

Some of the items in the kitchen are Barbie, some are Kitchen Little, some are miniatures I found in various places over the years. It's been so long now for some of them, I can't remember where I found some of them. The glass Oreo cookie jar on the shelf above the sink....I do remember I found at Michael's some years ago.

You can see that several rooms have the origami lucky stars that I shared with you in an earlier post. The Barbie mixing bowl winds up and really works.

You might recognize the bedroom set as being Barbie Fashion Fever. Love this set, and it probably will stay. Not really sure yet, but I'm leaning that way. The items on the vanity will probably change to look more like items a girl would use when sitting in front of her mirror. The Barbie phone is so cute, and winds up and rings. The pink flower arrangement next to the vanity I found at Tuesday Morning several years ago. The TV on the chest of drawers was found at the Dollar Tree. I need to find a more appropriate picture to put on the screen. Next to the vanity ottoman is a cute decor item that I made with my Cricut. It was going to grace the bedroom wall, but I don't think it will stand out too well. So....my thinking cap is on how I can change this and use it in this room.

You can see the blue wallpaper beneath the pink and white striped wallpaper. I'm not totally happy with this at all, but I ran out of the other. I might might see if putting some vellum over the blue will
make it less bright and noticeable. I'm also thinking of adding something like a chair rail to anchor both pieces and make it seem more realistic. You can also see the blue paper in the bathroom as well...picture below.

Bathroom items still need to be added to the sink/cabinet piece. I painted the Barbie wicker type furniture white. The birdcage on the shelf of the big etagere piece is actually a charm I bought at Michaels. I might spray paint tub tray a different color. I'm not really liking the green. More lucky stars on the small shelf unit in the corner. Need to add some tissue to the waste basket to make it seem more realistic.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and have an idea of what I'm going for with this doll house. I'm calling it Barbieville. I have another Barbie doll house that is Barbieville 2, and I'll be sharing it at some point. Stay tuned for final pictures with dolls living in Barbieville with everything in it's place. Of course....nothing is ever permanent. My girls like to redecorate a lot. hahaha

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment, and don't forget to play with your dolls or craft something pretty.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dollie Reroots

Hello everyone. Long time no blog to. lol Today I thought I would share some of my dollie reroots that I've completed so far. I have many more in the works that need to be completed. But for now, I'll share the ones I've completed up until now. I hope you like them.

Some of the dolls in the below slideshow of the dolls I've rerooted, have gone to live somewhere else.
A few of them are in my own collection, and the ones I have in the works are for my own collection.

Enjoy and please leave me a comment. I would really appreciate it. Don't forget to play with your dolls or make something pretty.