Monday, April 14, 2014

Chocolate Bunny for Dolls

My Version of My Froggy Stuff's Bunny
These are 1 1/2 inches tall or 43 cm.
Made from cardboard and craft paint. 
 I finished mine by adding peach colored silk ribbon.
You can even make your own packaging with cellophane and paper.

How to make these:

And her great blog:

Happy Spring Everyone!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lagoona Made Over As

Marie Antoinette

This is Marie finished.  The following photos show her as a work in progress.
Re-rooted with white mohair, piled high. Net is attached to keep hair neat.

Beginning of face painting and blushing.
Face painting finished.  Mohair curls attached around face.
Beginning of top.  White silk with lace overlay.
Skirt is partially finished.  White silk with embroidery.
Hose and shoes.  I painted the shoes antique gold and pink and added tulle bows with flowers.
Inside of skirt is lined with ruffles.  All of her clothes are hand sewn.  Skirt and top close with snaps.

          "Psst!  Marie, there is small white mouse on your table! I think he is sampling your tart..."

Earrings are antique Czechoslovakian glass beads.
Marie is now for sale in my etsy shop. 
On a personal note:
I am very slowly getting back to my work.  Marie has given me a lift and I am hopeful that I will begin to put some speed on now.
Thank You for all of the support!
Cheers, PB


Friday, March 7, 2014

Black Widow Gown

I am feeling much better these days and have been working on some different projects.  I found some spider web tulle and cut it apart and then sewed it back together piece by piece to make this gown.  The top piece and panties are made from lingerie lace and elastic.  Gown closes in back with a snap.

Frankie loves this gown.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Letters From BlogLand

To all of my Followers, Lurkers, Comment Writers and Searchers out there in Blog Land, I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Bright New Year.

This has been a very challenging year for me and for my family, as it has been for many I am sure. 

One of the challenges I am facing right now is Meniere's disease.  I have terrible vertigo and am spending my days trying to accomplish things all while being dizzy and nauseous.  It is not easy.

Currently I am in the process of re-vamping my etsy shop.  I am painting new back drops, painting furniture and making props.  It should return by Jan. 1st 2014. 

Recently I have had several people contact me through my etsy shop. 
Unless it is a short but sweet question or involves business on etsy, I would prefer you did not do this. 
I love it when you use the Comment section here- there is some really good stuff in the Comments on several of the Monster High custom tutorial pages where you can learn more about doll customization.  When you comment, and I publish it, it reaches a larger audience.

Also, unless I have used a technique myself, and can document it here in writing and with photos, I will not be posting what it is that you do yourself for your own customs.  I have my own sense of integrity about things of this nature and will not advise anyone to do anything I have not also done.  One should know what the results will be with certainty before telling you to try it.

Over the last 2 years I have put in a lot of time and energy to make this blog helpful.  My posts have slowed down recently as I have faced the challenges of just finding the time to do the things I need to do, let alone the things I like to do.

Lastly, to those of you who have said Thank You, who have told me they have gone on to do their own custom dolls - you have made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.  I am grateful.

If you have photos of your doll customs you want to share, send them here:

Cheers, PB Ray

Yes, I know, not Monster High :)~  But these are some of my other girls ready for Christmas.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Non Doll Post

Dolls are fun.
Today's post is about being human.
The people of the Philippines are in dire straights.
Please Help if you can.
World Vision – First flight with relief supplies was today.
Philippine Red Cross – Emergency Aid
Doctors Without Borders – ‘nuff said.
Habitat for Humanity – To repair and rebuild homes
Thank You.  Every little bit counts.
~PB Ray

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Bit More




 I am at work on a custom Monster High doll and of course more fashions.  Stay Tuned :)


Saturday, September 28, 2013

More, We Want More :)

More Monster High Fashion
Cheers, PB

Friday, September 20, 2013

New Fashions for Monster High

Eye Candy for September... so far.
These are the pieces that are finished and up in my etsy shop.  I have many more in the pipeline.  When I finish this round, I am headed back to making some new patterns and then more new things -- so stay tuned :) 
Cheers, PB