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The Dollhouse / Re: Any news on Catrine?
« on: January 23, 2013, 09:30:48 AM »
I made a poor helpful employee scan the tag for me today to verify that she was on order for my local store today.  Her tag has been there for about a week taunting me....  Yep, on order...  So the waiting and stalking continues.  Lol.

The Dollhouse / Re: New Swim Class Dolls
« on: January 23, 2013, 09:25:54 AM »

Are those two different blues in her hair? @_@

Are those two different blues in her hair? @_@

Btw, didn't see an answer for this yet.....  Yes, there are two different blues in her hair, one a sort of opaque light blue and the other a more standard blue like what she normally has.  It's pretty nice IMO. :)

The Dollhouse / Re: I Wanna See Your Funniest/Weirdest Doll
« on: January 23, 2013, 06:51:04 AM »
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Western Barbie looked super pretty on her promo shots. Similar to Kissing Barbie she has a button that's meant
to make her wink. Unfortunately, the different vinyls used for her face and eyelids react over time and melt...leaving
us with this.

I had Western Barbie, I think she was supposed to be some sort of country/western singer (capitalizing on the fame of early 80's Kenny Rogers and Crystal Gale and such).  She also came with a stamp to "autograph" things, and I think she may have had a cardboard album.  She's also responsible for my childhood belief that "real women" always had that sultry, half-closed eye look going on.

I remember the stamp for certain....  I had (actually.....probably still have) Western Ken and his waist has a random elastic band so if you put him on one of the horses that were sold at the same time and make it buck....he looks somewhat like a bronco rider....if you use a healthy amount of imagination...  I need to go dig out that container of dolls now to see if he IS still in there.  My daughter commandeered the horses I had :)

The Dollhouse / Looking for swim Draculaura, Venus, nude Threadarella
« on: January 22, 2013, 08:09:27 PM »
All in the title....looking for these three girls.  Swim girls fully dressed, Frankie nude is fine, actually preferred.  I have some trade stuffs available but I don't have it sorted out at this time so buying might be the best way to go.  :).

The Dollhouse / Re: I Wanna See Your Funniest/Weirdest Doll
« on: January 22, 2013, 08:03:58 PM »
Omg I remember both of those Barbies!  (And eek, dating myself there aren't I?)

Blings Girl is ssooooo cute!

The Dollhouse / Re: I Wanna See Your Funniest/Weirdest Doll
« on: January 17, 2013, 05:00:40 PM »
OMG, I'm not sure if this thread has the potential to make me laugh uncontrollably or give me nightmares!  what toy genius thought an interchangeable bust with man hands was a good idea?  ROFLMAO

The Dollhouse / Re: Pullip's hypothetical daughter Yeolume/Yorume!
« on: January 17, 2013, 04:57:59 PM »
why must companies tease?  I mean....I know why in a marketing sense and all but whhhyyyy? /whine.

The Dollhouse / Re: New Kitty Hujoo Freya!
« on: January 17, 2013, 04:50:50 PM »
Oh, she's darling!  I love how you've got her colored!
thank you :)  I want to do a grey one too eventually but I'm not as inspired for markings for one that color so she's on the backburner for now!

Oh, that maneki neko Freya is too cute!!!
Thank you :)

Overall, I'm really pretty happy with her- particularly since she was my first real face up- I'm working on a few MHs atm but they had to be brought back to square one due to a materials mishap >.<

The Dollhouse / Re: Monster High Discussion 13
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:22:04 AM » eyebrows only started matching my hair more once I started dying my that I've had to start going lighter again (hello lightening effects of white hair!) they are not matching again, lol.  I tend not to be bugged by non matching eyebrows as a result....  :)

The Dollhouse / Re: Embarking on my first ever customisation journey
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:14:26 AM »
Since you're used to minis, you have an advantage in being used to working with small scale...but the free hand eyes are a whole new world for MH....  I have four dolls waiting for me to stop being chicken and get down to it with their eyes and I'm going the water color pencil route so I can use a q tip and water to erase if need be ( and yet I still feel chicken, lol) if you search for MH custom tutorials I guarantee you'll get a lot of hits and a lot of great ideas in how to go about it :).  The one I'm following the most is by nonaptime- I'm very visual so I appreciate how it's all pictured including a link on how to paint eyes.  :).

Customs / Re: Valentine Bouquet (for sale)
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:22:56 PM »
she's beautiful!

Customs / Re: Hemostats
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:14:50 PM »
Hobby Lobby near the models is where I scored mine  if I remember right... :) 

The Dollhouse / Re: New Kitty Hujoo Freya!
« on: January 16, 2013, 04:57:38 PM »
I blame this thread and Coin Operated Girls pictures on flickr....for this girl ;)  I still need to go a proper peg shaving to get her head cap to sit properly- it has a bit of a gap at the top- and I need to have some proper daylight tomorrow for better pictures, but this is Nikki :)

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Nikki (9 of 9) by Jamiefof, on Flickr

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Nikki (8 of 9) by Jamiefof, on Flickr

and yes, she is my third Maneki Neko or beckoning cat- her picture companions are intentional ;) 

The Dollhouse / Re: Painting question!
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:32:05 PM »
Thanks all. I am just going to forgo that project and end up getting a cheap Spectra LOL I don't think it's worth the hassle or headache after reading your comments :P

You guys use acetone to remove the face makeup like on MLP's correct? Because of it being a different type of plastic?

Yep, it's more of a vinyl on the face....I still rinse it after usually, but that's just me. 

The Dollhouse / Re: Monster High Pic Spam Thread
« on: January 09, 2013, 03:18:10 PM »
Thanks everyone <333 I am soooo in love with repainting MH stuff, its my new addiction heh

DiamondDreams- I used acrylic paint for everything. The Golden acrylic paint I have seems to work the best when its not watered down, that's when it sticks the best. The only other paint I use is Liquitex heavy body paint and TBH that's kind of a pain to use on the plastic. You have to do it in a bunch of thin layers otherwise it gobs up and if its too watered down it beads up and doesn't stick. I think I'm finally getting the hang of a method that works best for painting on the plastic lol.

Awesome thanks :). I think I still have a hefty supply of Golden paints here somewhere even if Liquitex is my main acrylic brand ;). My craft/ art supply closet is insane.

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