Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ru Paul for president!

Integrity Toys' RuPauls are on sale right now--
Thanks to the post on the doll page for the heads up!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gilt group sale on collector dolls

Anyone else get the BarbieCollector email about gilt group having sales on some collector barbies? is the link, but I don't know if it will take you directly there.  If not, go to and click on baby and kids and you should see the link.  They have the To Catch a Thief barbie, Barbie loves Elvis and Barbie loves Sinatra for $19, a repro of the 1959 babs for $19, and the grace kelly wedding doll for 79.  I have ordered from them in the past...if I remember correctly the shipping was a bit slow, but the prices are pretty great.  Go!  Now!  Sale is only on for 2 more days. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

My Josephine Baker

So I saw someone post about Josephine Baker on FB for Black History Month,

and then I saw a Josephine Baker doll for sale (way more than I could afford) so I got inspired to make my own.  She was an interesting, groundbreaking and brave person, beyond being absolutely gorgeous, so she was just begging to be in my Barbie collection. 

Josephine starts life as a Hula Hair Christie

Shorn.  All that multicolor hair gone!

I used straight acetone to wipe her eyebrows off, and taped off where they'd go back.

First try. I like the right brow but not the left and the eye liner takes all the sparkle out of her eyes.

Face touched up and scalp painted black.

Flocked, waiting for glue to dry.  Don't mind the body.  She's on a spare body temporarily to make her head easier to work with

Painted, flocked, and ready for a nice Artsy body, which I can hopefully get tomorrow.  Not a twin, obviously, but close enough for government work. 

 Next up?  Fashion photos!  Because it's just not Josephine Baker without gorgeous fashion photos!