Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Thrift Haul! and New Do's

After months of dead ends at the thrift store, I finally scored something worthy of it's own post. YIPPEE!!  I've never found black dolls before and I cannot contain my excitement! I practically skipped out of the store into the car. All the dolls are in pretty great shape and cost only .99 cents a piece! If not for some stress marks on her thumb the one in the middle would be perfect. It looked as though someone was trying to cut them off with baby scissors or even teeth. Also there were two of those chairs, the other painted red and a bit taller. The price was a bit too steep for me at $2.99 so just one would have to do. All told everything was less than $12. That is something to smile about. The little bag of randoms I got mostly because of the cube. I thought it would make a good pet cage or fish tank. 

Yay! for another Teresa!

I've been seeing jeeps everywhere in real life so I thought the ladies would enjoy it.

This car doesn't fit Barbie, but it will fit skipper dolls

One day I'll make a doll farm or stable and this will come in handy

I thought this was super cute and the little sheep? too precious

After washing I used some vitamin E oil I hand on my kitchen counter on the hair. It worked fine.

Her hair smelled kinda foul so I thought conditioning and cutting would be the best course of action

and she got a trim!

I decided some other ladies from Prince Harbor could use some texture so I got to boiling some water! For grace I wanted something similar to the Prettie Girls Cynthia Bailey Doll and I wasn't sure what I was going to get with Brooke but I loved the results!

Separating the curls and a trim may do the trick!
My Inspiration

Since I began rebodying dolls last year I've had the hardest time getting a Nikki Fashionista head to fit on a Liv body. At first I thought it was the amount of hair but nope. Teresa and Barbie Fashionistas with more voluminous hair fit on Livs perfectly. Head doesn't tilt to the side or flop around during posing. Not sure what's going on with that.


  1. Try wrapping some string or the rubber bands from your packaging around the Liv neck post. That has worked for several of my transplants and makes it so they don't wobble! Alternately, I have also wrapped some duck tape around the post to make it a little thicker and longer. Good luck. Love all of your hair redos.

  2. Thanks for the tip, This has been so trying. Haven't tried it yet but I'm hoping for the best