I absolutely LOVE the made-under Tree Change Dolls (http://treechangedolls.tumblr.com/), both for the idea of recycling footless dolls found in thrift stores and for the idea of making the dolls look more like the little girls who play with them. Their outfits are so cute, too!
So when I saw a few of these dolls orphaned in one of our own shops, I thought I would give it a try! Here are the two I brought home:
I'm a little nervous about re-painting the faces. My hand isn't that steady anymore, and I'm not the artist that Sonia Singh is! I'm guessing my acrylic paints have all dried up after so many years, and I'm sure I don't have the 00 or 000 paintbrush or whatever it is she recommends (I can just see me spending .50 on the doll and $5 on a paintbrush...??? I have no idea what they cost.) Maybe I will start with the wardrobe.
Speaking of wardrobe! There are several DIY make-under videos by Sonia on YouTube which I was looking for when I found one on caring for frizzy haired dolls... and that fellow had a "spa robe" for his dolls to wear while having their hair done! (Yeah, I said "fellow" and "his". No judgments here.) Jade and her friend here will not be quite that pampered. But I do want to get that hair under control! Anyone have a doll brush?