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« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2006 07:47:57 PM »

Well, according to UPS, jamesdean's doll should have arrived to her on Wednesday, but I haven't heard anything from her, so I'm gonna post photos anyway. 









She took a lot of time to do...especially the hand-sewing of the skirt with the cotterpins on it.
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« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2006 07:57:43 PM »

oooo--I like it!! Very disturbing--in a good way, of course!!!  Tell us more please--what is the body--a recon?  How does it stand?  What is the skirt--I am working on one with a gauze skirt (like in rolled up bandage stuff!)--I would love to know more about the construction...wond erful doll topolino!!
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« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2006 08:12:23 PM »

Wow!  I second the need to know more about the logistics and what it's made of.  The shot of her face, or what you can see if it, is fascinating.  I totally have the desire to pick her up and study her more!
Great job Topolino!!!
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« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2006 08:14:44 PM »

Oh I forgot to mention how great Damien is!!  I love the fact that he's kind of geenie-like at the bottom instead of having feet.  (and i have to say it, he is kinda cute  Wink sorry Damien, maybe you'll grow out of it)
What a fantastic first swap Avril222!!!
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« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2006 07:05:58 AM »

Thanks you two!  Cheesy

She would also be considered a recon.  I bought this wooden victorian doll and spray painted her off-white.  Decoupaged some newspaper on her.  Sewed on a skirt.  I'm not sure the name of the fabric I used but it's like a really light, soft, loosely woven burlap.  Stitched permanent "wrinkles" into the skirt and stitched antique cotterpins to the underside of each wrinkle.  Made some arms for her out of eye screws and floral wire.  The mask is made from shrinky-dink plastic (cut three times too big, baked, and then immediately pressed against her face to make it the right shape), covered in double stick tape, and dipped in clear microbeads.  Cut a floral butterfly in half and glued it to her (jamesdean expressed a love for "wicked fairies" so that's what I was going for).  Painted her hair, eyes, and mouth.  She came attached to the metal base when I bought her.

She's pretty fragile.  That's why I had the people at Mail Boxes Etc pack her.  I was nervous.

I love all the other doll so far!
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« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2006 07:13:17 AM »

Shrinky dink, eh?  Now that is a novel idea!!!  I am not familiar with microbeads either but I am interested now!!!

I love writing down new techniques to try and since I am new at recon, I love learning how to make such changes!!  I have over 20 dolls of all sizes and shapes to experiment on--you have given me so much info!!  I absolutely love this one--very off center (hee hee--like me!)

I think the arms disturb me the most--reminds me of tree branches reaching out to grab you...ewwww
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« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2006 03:20:20 PM »

So.
I just got back from A.C. Moore and JoAnn Fabrics and decided it was time to stop slacking and post pictures of the most excellent dolls my hubby and I recieved from Alwaysinmyroom.
Without further ado, I would like to introduce......

Thalia and Leta!


Both are representations of "good vibes".
I told you you would be jealous  Wink


Thalia (ta-li-a) represents the desire for peace in all aspects of our lives and the world.  Her pendant says peace and her earrings are hearts with peace symbols. 
 

Leta (lay-ta) is my big tropical mama full of love and laughter!  She has the best beaded seashell necklace, earrings and a bracelet and her dress is so tropical.


Did you happen to notice the most awesome hair on both of them!!!!  It's fantastic!  Unfortunately my cat thinks it is as well and so both the dolls have to be kept up high and out of his reach.

I could go on and on about how much I love these dolls but I'll restrain myself.  Wink  Thank you SO much Alwaysinmyroom for a wonderful swapping experience.  My faith in swapping has been restored (didn't have such a great first experience) and I'm well on my way to being an addict!!!!
Please, if you have more/better pics post them.  I just know I didn't do them justice.

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« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2006 03:30:35 PM »

both those dolls are awesome!!
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« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2006 03:40:31 PM »

the pictures were worth the wait!  beautiful!  i would love more detailed closeups of all these dolls!!!
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« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2006 04:35:05 PM »

Ha ha--they were fun to make and there were a few harrowing moments (like the dog running off with Thalia's leg so I had to make another one but could not get it to "match"...)--you guys are not going to believe it, but I actually used up yarn that I have been stashing for years!!!  Finally had a use for it!!

I am so glad the hoodoo's were posted first as I do not want anyone to get the wrong idea once the voodoo one is posted, ha ha!!

Thalis was actually kinda inspired by teddybearbones (I love her mohawk!!)  but the yarn was too cool to cut, so I just kinda shaped it a bit like a mohawk--hee hee

I am going to work on figuring out how to make them stand because right now, everything I make has to be leaned against something!!  Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

I think you can always think of more to do and things to change, but sometimes, you just have to let go!! ha ha  Glad you like them--not sure I have any better pics than vtgirl took!!

I just want to say one more thing:  I learned this in the OTT swap--smaller = harder!!!
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