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Topic: Batsy - the Vampire Doll with coffin, bat, clothes and accessories  (Read 6578 times)
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mieljolie
« on: January 05, 2011 10:16:38 AM »



Strangely, she was a Christmas gift to my daughter.  Her father and I agreed on a challenge to make our own gifts this year.  and NOT buy any supplies.  He made an awesome cardboard dollhouse.



Batsy and her pet "Batley" (daughter named them) may look vaguely familiar to those of you with kids.  She's a very distant cousin of "Draculaura" from Monster High.  Wink  She and her clothes are almost entirely made from remnant polar fleece I had around.  Even her hair (removable wig) is polar fleece strips.  I made her a dress, coat, skirt/shirt set, apron and an extra skirt.  The coffin is made out of cereal box cardboard and some remnant gold satin.



My daughter was thrilled with her.  Her favorite part about her was the bite marks I put on her neck.  Yes, my daughter is a wee bit odd, I guess like me.  Smiley  She stores her in her coffin during the days and sleeps with her at night.  I think I need to make Batsy some pajamas, huh?  I've got a few more pics on my blog.

Thanks for looking!
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AnnieBowser
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011 10:39:58 AM »

ooh I love her!
Great idea to make your own gifts, & I'm glad that your daughter appreciates the gift so much.  Not everyone appreciates handmade gifts, but I think they're the best :-)

Very cute!
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mieljolie
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011 11:43:37 AM »

...Not everyone appreciates handmade gifts, but I think they're the best :-) ...

Me, too.  I would rather receive handmade items.  Not only does it seem for thought was involved, but they are unique, too.  I wonder if my family feels the same, or if they just humor me.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011 12:34:15 PM »

that is much too cute-i love how she has her own coffin!
dont worry about your daughter being weird though-i have 2 cousins age 8 and 10 that are obcessed with monster high and everything else they think is creepy.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011 02:38:01 PM »

sooo cute! i love her!!!
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mieljolie
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011 08:07:19 PM »

...dont worry about your daughter being weird though-i have 2 cousins age 8 and 10 that are obcessed with monster high and everything else they think is creepy.

That makes me fell a little more at ease.  I thought it was just me rubbing off on her.  I've always had strange tastes.  Grin

Thanks to everyone for commenting!
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zippecar
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011 06:35:25 AM »

That is awesome!!!! So creative and resourceful, a great lesson for all of us. Gifts should be from the heart more than from the credit card. Does Batsy get a boyfriend for your daughter's birthday?
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011 06:37:59 AM »

Very cute! I think this is an awesome Christmas gift! Nothing odd about it (but then consider the source  Tongue lol) My daughter loves to watch Monster High as well.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011 10:14:42 AM »

This is lovely! I think that it is such a great idea for people to give handmade gifts especially if they have the talent like you! What a lucky daughter!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011 06:38:36 PM »

Ahh!! Batsy is so cool!!!

I'm jealous haha... :3

I have Frankie Stein, and she needs a friend so I've been thinking of buying her Draculaura. Boyfriend got me Frankie Stein for my birthday. ^.^ I'm 18 and I had no clue what Monster High was (still don't actually) but I loved the dolls lol :3

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011 05:35:16 PM »

What a lucky daughter!  The whole set is fantastic.
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mieljolie
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011 05:58:00 PM »

...Does Batsy get a boyfriend for your daughter's birthday?

zippecar, I'm not sure about a boyfriend.  We were possible talking about a friend, though.  Daughter is assuring me that Batsy is lonesome and NEEDS friends.   Roll Eyes

...I have Frankie Stein, and she needs a friend so I've been thinking of buying her Draculaura. ...

Fullmoon, if you want to attempt your own "friend" or know someone who'd sew one up for you, I can put together a quick pattern.

Does anyone know if the clothes on the Monster High Dolls come off?  I was just curious.  My daughter is a a stage wear she is constantly redressing her dolls.  She's now making her own dresses out of old socks.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2011 06:56:43 PM »

What a fabulous gift!  I'd have loved that as a child and would still love it today!  That dollhouse your husband created is definitely genius!  You two are very talented people!  Will you adopt me? ;o)

I love the monster high dolls even though I dont know anything else about it.  (I think the plushies are much cooler than the "barbie" dolls though)

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