You might remember awhile back I was telling that I was interested in “making under” some Bratz dolls. If you don’t know what Bratz dolls are here is a peak.
In my opinion over done. Too much make up and in appropriate clothing. I really want kids to be kids an not to grow up so fast but these dolls in my opinion don’t help that. I was so excited when I saw this video that showed how to “make under” the dolls.
I was inspired so I started looking for some dolls at my local thrift stores and garage sales. I found some but also found that I wasn’t a painter and doing the faces was MUCH harder than I anticipated. I’m also not a knitter.
A family friend came over one day and helped me experiment with the shoes. I am not in love with how I am doing with those but can at least see that I will be able to practice to make them okay.
So fast forward to last weekend. Our daughter Kayla was home for a visit. She is talented with paint and with yarn….so some progress was finally made on the dolls.
Kayla knitted the sweater on the doll to left and painted the faces. I love them. She had a fabulous yarn for the sweater and did an awesome job on the faces.
The little knitted sweater is just adorable. The person who did the video (Tree Change Dolls) also wrote the pattern to knit the sweaters. I see that she now had a dress and a chicken pattern too. Of course I’d love to have them both but alas…I can’t knit. I’ve tried several times and just can’t do it. I can’t get tight stitches and I can’t figure out how to count a stitch either. UGH…
I tinkered and made the blue jean shorts and shoes for the doll on the right while Kayla was busy painting and knitting.
Sadly, that’s all we got done. The dolls have been sitting on the kitchen counter drying. The shoes take several days to completely dry and it’s taunting the childcare kids. They want to play with them. I’m not letting them until I have at least six dolls completely done.
Isn’t the transformation wonderful to see??
I tried to talk Kayla into taking them home with her and working on the faces or knitting sweaters but she wasn’t too excited about that.
Typically when she comes home we work on some type of project so I guess these little gals are just going to have to wait until Kayla comes home for another visit and we work on another project.
In the meantime I am hoping to come up with a little pattern for some bib overall shorts. I think they would be really cute on these dolls.