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« on: September 24, 2012 02:43:06 PM »

I was lucky enough to get a spot in the ever epic Wicked Tin Swap of 2012.  I got paired up with the fabo goatgoddess.  We were required to make a list for our partners to choose from.  Originally I was going to pick Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmatians, but it just never worked right.  But, the inspiration faery finaly whacked me with her stick of "Do This and Not That" and told me to make baby Bellatrix Lestange from Harry Potter instead.  Everything fell right into place and I finished it in a day....the day before I had to mail in fact (it helped a bunch the cacklcoo gave us TWO extensions Grin *bows deeply in uber respect for their mad cool orging skills*).  So lets get on with the show..



The Bellatrix Lestrange Play Set consists of Bellatrix, her mansion, her pet snake, and her rattle.



She is made from an original Trolls doll body (it had no head when I found it, so it wasn't me who ruined a vintage toy), and the head of a doll that I couldn't identify.  I tried to set the head at an angle to mimic how a toddler has to look at grown ups.  I repainted the doll face to try and make it look more like  Helena Bonham Carter might have looked as a toddler.  Her eyes are red right now because we are looking at the moment that her snake teaches her to "bring some life" to her rattle.  Her hair is made from some unwound poly cording.  I hand sewed it to some felt and then glued it to her head.
Her dress is made from a bit of a vintage lace collar made of silk crepe.  She has tiny skull beads on her hand sewed booties and a gold pin for her fuzzy black diapers.

Her pet snake is felt.  I sewed it ruffly by hand to help it look a bit scale...not compleatly sure that part worked Grin.  her Death Eater rattle is made from a skull and cross bones bead with the cross bones cut off, the end of a wedding bubble wand, a glow heart bead, a bingo chip to support the head, and a smiley face bead to cap the top.


The Lestrange mansion is made from a Bandage tin (I had to upgrade a few sizes after I put all her hair on her, she wouldn't fit in an Altoids tin..).  I covered most of it with part of an Irish linen tea towel and some lace paper in the same tones as her dress.  I feel quite clever about the pillars.  The are made from Gitterman thread spools, scrabble tiles, and a wooden ball.  The mantel is made from heavy craft foam and the little plastic letters that stores used to make signs with. (the green astrix covers a way to dirty for pictures fingernail Grin)

The poem is a spin on the classic "There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her fore head.  When she was good...well..that never really happened, but when she was bad she was HORRID!"


Considering it was a one day project, I'm quite happy with the way it turned out
Thanks for looking Grin

(and thank you for the new pic loader craftster rulers.  That was SOOO much easier!)
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012 01:01:09 AM »

How amazing is that! I love all the wee details and the fact that you used a troll body and a different doll head: I would never have guessed!
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012 05:47:25 AM »

I know I was in that swap and commented before, but it's still awesome. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012 09:33:12 AM »

Thanks y'all! 

No worries SonjaBoo, I don't mind hearing it twice Grin

Antdigger, I tried some other doll bodies, but they looked more like little girls than a toddler.  Then I remembered my headless troll and it was just what I wanted Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012 02:05:42 PM »

I love it.  Another great project!
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012 01:36:41 PM »

 Amazing! This is why I will never join an altered tin swap. Stuff like this is WAY too intimidating! Love it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012 01:59:01 PM »

gozer!  With your mad drawing skills you have NO reason to be intimidated.  Now I'm going to have to pester you every time altered tin swaps pop up Grin
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