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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I could not find a black Blythe doll so I made my own on: October 25, 2006 12:22:12 AM
I have become a serious doll collector over the past few months, mostly blythe and other big eyed dolls, I love how expressive their faces are.  But, I am disappointed that there are none of these dolls modeled after women of color.  I had been considering buying a Blythe and doing a custom Black Blythe, but seeing as how I have never customized a doll, and Blythe dolls are kind of expensive, I got cold feet.  Instead I bought a Lil Big Eyes doll off of Ebay (the "rare" Dark Skinned model).  She arrived a few days ago looking like this:

No offense to the makers of this doll but she was a mess!  She is a Blythe-a-like but not as well made.  Her eyes change colors like Blythe but they were dull and flat, her hair was stick straight and slightly greasy.  I will say her clothes were well made and I love the shoes she had on.  I decided to customize her

I bought some sanding sponges and proceeded to remove the awful eyebrows and lipstick, figured out how to remove the flat dead eye chips, and repainted them to make them less dead.  I also gave her new eyelashes.  I am planning a mohair reroot for her but I have not gotten the hair in yet.  This is my first doll customizing project so be gentle.

Here's Jeetah ( her new orange eyes look like a cheetah, and I love Derek Jeter or jetah as they say in Boston, hence the name)

I still have some work to do on her (i need to repaint her lips, she's wearing my Nars gloss for the photos, her right eyelid is droopy, and I have to reroot her, but I am very proud of her so far!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / a hat for Pipha (warning--if very cute Blythe dolls creep you out....don't look! on: September 23, 2006 09:46:35 PM
its starting to get cool out in Boston, so Pipha informed me that she would be needing a hat

she loves it

her phone is always ringing off the hook

this is gonna keep her ears really warm

theres also a matching scarf

a shot of the back
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Apron from H@ll on: August 19, 2006 09:02:17 PM
I finally finished the apron from h@ll.  I decided to tackle several new skills at once.  It is a little weird looking but at least its no longer a UFO.  By the way I have a newfound hatred for "baby rick rack"  only adult rick rack for me from now on Cheesy

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Rasta Jeans Bag-IMG heavy on: July 15, 2006 07:57:30 PM
I just finished this jeans to bag project- It came out a little lopsided but I really love it.  I put a little crocheted belt with rasta beads on it and a large crocheted circle with button center.  Any suggestions for making  my next one less crooked would be appreciated.

thanks for looking! this is my first posted purse!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First Post--Neck Warmer - Be nice! I am an artist and sensitive about my isht... on: July 15, 2006 07:45:06 PM
Ladies, I have been lurking a long time.  I am a crocheter but with all of the cute knitting patterns out there I thought I would try to learn to knit.  This started as a swatch, grew into an experiment in decreasing and ended up finished as a neckwarmer.  I tried spool knitting cord for the button loop, it came out a little wonky.  Any comments, suggestions or constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated Grin

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