I became quite curious about this new trend of remaking dolls, erasing their faces and giving them new clothes.
And the other day I came across a used doll in the store for 2 dollars, so I decided to give it a try.
The first person I saw remaking dolls is a lady from Australia, and her company is called Tree Change Dolls. She likes to erase all the make up from the dolls, and give them a more child like appearance. So I follow her instructions to erase the face, wiping baby oil followed by nail polish.
Next I draw the new eyes with a pencil. What I like to draw is more anime style faces, with the big eyes. So that what I went for.
Then I used my acrylic paint to finish the eyes. Since she is my first doll and I am not very good with paintbrushes. one eye was bigger than the other.
After the eyes were dry, I had to decide on her clothes. To follow the style of her eyes, I decided to make a Japanese inspired outfit. I didn't have much of the fabric, so I had to adjust here and there.
The doll comes with those huge boots and she does not have feet. So I used clay to make new feet and sewed new shoes, trying to resemble tabi boots.
I placed her hair up and made little kanzashi flowers for her hair. The only challenge was to make it very small, so I made in the same way but using tweezers.
I found a beautiful ribbon to make her obi, and tied the obijime as best as I could, because it was so small.
After that, I could play with my doll the way I wanted.
We are in the middle of a snow storm, and I know later on I will have to shovel. So for a little motivation and rewarding myself in advance, I decided to make some chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse inside.
I first made the cakes in my Half Sphere Silicone Baking Mold. After cooled I used my melon ball cutter and made a cavity inside.
I made a simple chocolate mousse with whipped heavy cream mixed with melted chocolate and placed a scoop in each cavity.
Last I covered with melted chocolate.
After all covered they looked like this.
A few minutes refrigerated they were ready to eat.
I made an extra so my son could cover with regular frosting and sprinkles.
They all looked very tasty.
And should give me enough strength to go outside and clean up.
I love my little earrings but lately they have been scattered all over my bedroom table. Then they get mixed up and end up getting lost.
So when I got a visit from my mother-in-law, she bought a lot of vitamins and we were looking for smaller containers to combine them. When I saw the weekly pill dispenser, it looked perfect for my earrings.
The slots looked a little big, but that was the only model from the Dollar Store. So I made a little division with cardboard and the space could be doubled.
The big letters still made it look not very appealing, and I discovered they could be scratched off with a penny.
After all clean, even though it had little scratches from the coin, it looked nice.
And for the final touch, also to cover up the scratches, I used my Emoji stickers.
A little fun way to organize little things you like.