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« on: July 01, 2014 12:37:55 PM »

I scored a box of porcelain doll arms and legs (all arms) from a closed doll hospital. OK, it was an impulse bid on eBay that won buy sheer contrariness.  Now I have all these legs and arms, small to medium to well I haven't reached the bottom of the box yet. They range from 2 1/2 inches to over 4 inches. Some are glazed, most are bisque (unglazed, perfect for painting).

Now what do I do with them? I do want to use some for creepy toys at Halloween. But really, how am I ever going to use these up? Contact me if you want to do a private swap for some doll parts. Sounds pretty creepy but only if you use a ghoulish voice.

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014 10:01:15 PM »

Nice!  I would have snagged that too...but I have a box of plastic doll arms already, so I'm creepy up to my lips Grin.

I suppose I might try and find ones that are similar lengths and see how many I could glue to the bottom of a container of some sort for legs...or glue them all to a base (wood?) and have all the little arms holding a decorative ball or crystal.  Or, see about filling the empty space inside (like with hot glue, just to make them tougher), attach them to a plaque and use it to hang jewelry on....or make a tree out of them and spray paint it....glue them to the outside of a clock or mirror like those 60's star burst clocks....arrange them in a star burst pattern around a shrine of some sort...but to be honest, I would probably get a porcelain doll head and make a cephalopod out of them Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014 10:13:55 AM »

You make me laugh! All wonderful ideas and really opens the box. I am using some of the odd arms out to make a shrine for the 100 craft challenge...if I get it done in time and all my ideas work. So watch for it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014 09:27:22 PM »

I have my fingers crossed for you that timing works out.  I can't wait to see your entry Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014 12:06:14 PM »

Here is what I did with mine and gave it to my daughter...


and an ATC I made...


I also made doll arm earrings but do not have a pic of that yet, well, maybe but who knows where!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014 02:14:26 PM »

oh I came here to look at the arm projects!

I already have fingers as hooks to hang my scissors and hold some WIP project bags...

cmarion and I did a personal swap, and now that I have my assortment of arms, I am itching to make stuff!! Grin

Love the jewelry holder!  and the ATC is clever!!!

surreal---plastic arms are also great in projects...

I hope to have two projects done soon! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014 03:51:34 PM »

blu...what fun projects. What weird minds we all have. I like the jewelry holder...great idea.

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