Thursday, April 24, 2008

MORE Dollhouse Stuff

Okay, I did it! Instead of using Rich's scanner, I photographed old photographs with my digital camera. It worked like a charm!
Here's what my Haunted dollhouse looked like before I had to tear off the front.Here is the interior "Hallowe'en Feast" going on. Some of the food still exists, except for the really cool "Jell-o mold" at the back. It was made of coloured silicon. I bought it at a miniatures show.....but of course my children eventually destroyed it.
Here is the little house I built while living in Arizona. The kit only cost me $13!!!!! It was one of those punch out, die cut things. Some of the furniture is Chrysenbon. I find their stuff a little small for 1/12 scale....but it's still really cute.
Here's an old late 1980's photo of me and my very first dollhouse. I built it while I was going to Sheridan College in Oakville. I made it into a haunted house of course. This was a very blurry photo.
Here's one shot of the interior. It was VERY simple inside. I fell in LOVE with the skeleton wallpaper and used it in the tiny upstairs as well.
Now onto a couple customized Barbies! The doll on the right was originally blonde, and I painstakingly coloured each strand with a black "Sharpie" marker. Crazy, eh? I also had to paint her eyebrows darker and give her a bindi (the decoration on her forehead).
The doll on the left was a proper "Indian" Barbie, but I wanted to make her look less formal......so I kept her choli (shirt) and made a new skirt for her. And I had to give her more bangles.
Here are three Barbies that I customized. I'm planning on doing more bellydancers, but I haven't had time! There is a previous post where I showed my Xena Barbie. I sold her.
I know I posted my Burqa Barbie before, but here are some clearer photos.
Surprise. She's the bellydancer. It's sort of a political statement. I got the idea from those "United colours of Beneton" ads, where they showed some Afghani girls with and without their burqas. (Well, lifted up...not really without.)

6 comments:

Rich Dannys said...

More Burqa Barbies?!
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne Dargie said...

Oh you!

el pancake said...

I remember you brought some of these in to George's (I think the Xena one and a trailer trash Barbie)

Suzanne Dargie said...

Yes! I'd forgotten about that one! She was Trailer Trash Skipper to be exact. I even made a little pack of Export A cigarettes for her. Ahhhh, memories. She's long gone.

smehreen said...

you have a lot of patience! coloring hair with a sharpie! :D great job on the makeover by the way...

kika said...

oi sou brasileira e gostaria de saber se vc vender essa barbie burca? vc fala portugues ou espanhol?

hello i´m kika, a dont speak ingles, i like your barbie burca? do you sell?? for sedex?