Bratz Yasmin Repaint

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (1)

I attempted my first Bratz doll repaint recently.  Not sure about the results :)  Originally a Yasmin Bratz doll, she had some damage to her make-up so I removed all her facepaint and began again with a view to giving her a more natural look...

I found repainting her a little difficult as her features...

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Retrodolls Stain Remover Saves the Day

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Recently I had a mishap with one of my favourite Tidgy Dolls, Sheila.  I took her out for the day and popped her in my purse 'to keep her safe' only to find the dark lining had stained her face terribly :(

I managed to fade the marks a little by scrubbing with bicarbonate od soda (that's what the white residue is) but as you can see, it didn't help much!

So I ordered some doll stain re...

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Kid Kore Find

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Look what I found on a Cat's Protection League charity stall at the weekend.  This adorable (if rather dirty) little Kid Kore doll from the early 90s.

She needs a bit of a bath but her conscience is clean since she helped raise funds to help all those little kitties ^-^...

She se...

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Thinking Doll Custom OOAK doll no.3 The Tree Fairy

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Thinking Doll proudly presents custom one-of-a-kind doll number 3 - The Tree Fairy.

She began life as a rather harshly painted generic fashion doll.  Don't get me wrong, she is well made, not unlike the dolls made by Simba toys, but her face-up was rather garish and harsh, and by the time she came to me she was also a little battered and naked.

I immediately felt t...

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A Diversion Into Jewellery Making

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 3:43 PM Comments comments (2)

I recently bought a large mixed lot of doll shoes and was left with quite a few pairs of doll shoes of non-standard sizes that just wouldn't fit any of my girls.  So rather than waste them, I decided to try my hand at making earrings - here are the results :)


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Glinda The Good Witch OOAK Custom Doll No. 2

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Hot on the heels of our custom 'Belle Doll' comes The Thinking Doll OOAK Custom Doll number 2 - 'Glinda the Good Witch' from the Wizard of Oz.

Obviously she isn't an exact replica of the character in the movie but simply inspired by her (I guess even Glinda likes to mix up her wardrobe now and again ;D)

This doll began life as a normal vintage Ro...

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Rerooting Tutorial

Posted on May 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I have now added a rerooting tutorial to the site.  This particular tutorial shows how to reroot a Barbie or Sindy type fashion doll with nylon hair.  You can see it here:


Sneaky peek of custom costume doll (in progress)

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 7:26 AM Comments comments (1)

Can you tell who she is yet? (Said in my best Rolph Harris voice ;D)

Stay tuned for more.... well, don't STAY TUNED as such, you'll probably be sitting at your computer for a day or two but, you know, check back.... =D

Holly xoxo

Taming the Tangles!

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 6:01 AM Comments comments (2)

The Dolls of The World Princess of the Portuguese Empire Barbie that my daughter got for her birthday is her favourite.  Unfortunately her curly, frizzy hair proved to be quite unmanageable!

She asked me if I would help to tame the tangles so a boiling water straightening session and a slight trim later here is the result...

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Large Scale Doll Rescue!

Posted on May 14, 2011 at 8:04 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning, I hope you all remained unscathed after Friday th 13th!

Today has been a busy day.  I rescued a lot of 11 fashion dolls from Ebay.  They're going to need a lot of TLC, and I think one is even unsalvageable (though I haven't given up yet, I never liker to 'lose' a patient!)

Photos to follow :)