Where jedis meet Xmasman and Qui-Gon gives out life advice

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What happens when you plan on taking a few shots of your new dolls – and un-expected short story starts to form ๐Ÿ˜€
And while ago I was sad because had lost the ability to play… but apparently you can learn again.
Veronique was used for scale when she decided otherwise…
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Obi-Wan: ‘Master! Isn’t that my jedi robe! She stole my robe’
Qui-Gon: ‘Hmm. And my lightsaber.’

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Qui-Gon: ‘I hope she does not hurt herself with the saber.’
Obi-Wan: ‘Nevermind that! What about my robe! It’s my favorite!’
Qui-Gon: ‘I thought it was your only one?’
Obi-Wan: ‘Exactly!’
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She’s making a getaway! Convenient Fiat is convenient!
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Alas! Long coats are not compatible with small cars.

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Obi-Wan: ‘My robe! She’s ruining it!’
Qui-Gon: ‘Relax, my young padawan, everything’ll work out eventually’

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Obi-Wan: ‘But how can you be so calm! You just lost your lightsaber!
Qui-Gon: ‘How? It is very simple, my young padawan, I just don’t give a s***.
Man: ‘Hello!’

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Qui-Gon: ‘What in the name of the Force!’
Man:’I am Xmasman! Can I be of assistance?’
Obi-Wan: (the force is warning me not to look at his crotch.)

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Qui-Gon:’I am jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn, this is my apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi. We seem to have lost some of our belongings to this blonde…’
Xmasman:’Nice to meet you! Happy Xmas! I can help you!’
Obi-Wan: (aaand I looked at his crotch)

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Xmasman:’Just follow me, I know where she’ll be going to’
Qui-Gon:’Thank you, mr. XmansMan’

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Obi-Wan:’Master, are you sure we can trust him, there is something very peculiar about this man.’
Qui-Gon:’Never judge a book by it’s cover.’
Obi-Wan:’…this one didn’t have much cover’
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Qui-Gon: ‘Just because you prefer dressing up in layers doesn’t mean everyone else should do the same.’
Obi-Wan: ‘But.’
Qui-Gon: ‘You’re the one who looked at his crotch, not him.’

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‘eh how do you turn this thing off! It’s burning a hole in the sleeve.’

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Hope you enjoyed this little ridiculousness brought to you by the childlike glee of getting your hands on miniature Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor. And apparently, an Xmasman…

You can never have too many men… Jedi dolls in da house

I am quite happy, already got three commissions to make this month and it’s only beginning of month ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, got incredibly happy opening a package from ebay… I found something I wanted so much as a kid but couldn’t afford.

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Shirtless Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan Mcgregor doll

Don’t tell me this isn’t the first thing you do when getting new dolls ๐Ÿ˜€
I was only curious to see the articulation of these action figures you know…

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Shirtless Qui-Gon Jinn Liam Neeson doll

Qui-Gon Jinn, 13″. I always went to admire this doll when I was a kid and went to town. Well, I was in junior high when the phantom menace came out so young teen… Lol the lovely age when you proudly still had Spice Girls and kitten posters up but started to make room for Ewan Mcgregor in suggestive poses x| I didn’t have any dolls back them, but I would have made an exception for Qui-Gon… He’s my absolute favorite jedi in all of star wars. Not that I’m superficial, but it doesn’t hurt he also looks like Liam Neeson.

Okay, I’ll try to get pics of them with clothes as well… Here’s their very first adventure when arriving and making contact with a local doll on instagram:ย https://instagram.com/p/9n_WTRkCJS/

Star Wars the Force Awakens – Rey custom repaint doll

– the long slumbering star wars fan in me. So, after crying over the wonderful The Force Awakens trailer, I took a brunette Barbie doll and tried to paint her as Rey.

Hey, hey. #starwarsrey #tfa #theforceawakens #cusrompainteddolls #fashiondolls #bb8 #starwarsbb8 #bb8droid #fashiondollrepaints #barbierepaint #customsyatwarsfigure #customreyfigure #starwarsepisodevii #imnoone #imadethis #dollrepaints #ooakdolls #dollsta

Not perfect, considering trying to transfer a generic barbie face, but if and when the actual Daisy Ridley face sculpts (oh how I wish for a doll and not some ugly action figures) appear, they would be so nice to repaint and most likely to gain nice resemblance. In the meantime, this Rey doll brightens up my day, waiting for the movie ๐Ÿ™‚
And no, I don’t have tickets… I don’t have anyone to go with so I didn’t want to try to get opening night tickets for the fear my social anxiety might prevent me from going alone :/
And then there would be an empty seat at the opening. Not fair for the one who didn’t get a ticket.
It really has been that bad lately, I’ll just try covering my ears from gossip after opening and sneak in to see a day show some time soon…

bb8 droid papercraft found on papermau blog

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsOkay had to snatch another pic.Hoping to continue her next week. #custombarbie #rey #daisyridley with #papercraft #droid #repaint #repainteddolls #bb8droid #bb8 #starwarstheforceawakens #starwarsepisodevii #starwarsrey #customdoll #customfigure #dollrepai
Made her clothes out of what ever I had at home at the time… ย so not accurate (yet) but I think something she could wear.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

BarbieFans deviant Art group

If you are on deviantart and like fashion dolls – or not yet have an account but might like to join, it’s like a social media/ art portfolio platform but with people posting their art and creations instead of selfies ๐Ÿ˜€
Here is the BarbieFans deviantArt groupย I was asked to moderate, otherwise it might have been closed. Wouldn’t want that… Instead, there is now fantastic Barbie doll customization gallery, and even the genius that is Noel Cruz submits to the group ๐Ÿ˜€ ย In the Gallery you got to scroll Barbie and doll photos and fan art people have submitted.
If you’re new to dA, I’m happy to help you with the site ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, it pretty much still looks the same it did 7 years ago when I joined… but unlike most social media today, there is very little trolling or bullying. Artist want to encourage each other!
The age limit to join is 13 (like everything online) and I believe mature filter is set on by default, and you have to manually set it off if you wish to explore the more saucy art posted there.
BarbieFans group however does not allow mature content at all.

barbiefans deviantart group

barbiefans deviantart group

Fall Fashion Dolls

I had high hopes of making a lot more Autumn fashions for dolls, but basically just made a few simple coats and knitted some scarves. Putting some on CustomFashionDoll.etsy.com on Monday, today I really really want to have time to draw.

Not enough hours in a day… and I’m 80-90% un-employed, with no social life and only one kid!* How do people manage?

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Chunky scarves time… Chunky blob of clothes time is coming…
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Whimsical polka dot rain coat, clothes modeled by 12″ Fashion Royalty doll Veronique Perring! Alas I don’t have enough to make a life size version, I’d love a pretty raincoat like this for myself!
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Ariel, the little mermaid doll – she’s repainted by me, but as you can see her face paint is not finished yet. What I said about hours in a day…
Here’s sporting an One piece suit.

Now, time for afternoon walk, then hopefully finally chance to sit down and draw…


*and she’s a dog…

Free Printables: Animal, pirates and ninjas halloween masks for fashion dolls!

Went on and designed a few silly masks for regular playscale fashion dolls like Barbies to print at home ๐Ÿ˜€
Or, just for fun, or to tease your guinea pig (oh don’t tease guinea pigs…) or print out 50% to get dollhouse scale.
I know they don’t look like much, but took hours for me to make them… I may refine them later and update, but then again, there’s only so many free hours in a day so I thought better share now as otherwise I might forget…

Pirates masks! Ninja masks! Kabuki Mask!

Free printables pirates and ninja masks for playscale fashion dolls, barbie, action figures

Free printables pirates and ninja masks for playscale fashion dolls, barbie, action figures

Animal half masks! Black cat, tiger, bat, dog, lizard and ofcourse, pig and a fly.

halloween masks for dolls, animal masks, cat mask, bat mask dog, pig, tiger, fly, lizard. Free printables!

halloween masks for dolls, animal masks, cat mask, bat mask dog, pig, tiger, fly, lizard. Free printables!

Hero masks. Plain hero masks, just add glitter ๐Ÿ˜€

Free printables hero masks for playscale fashion dolls

Free printables hero masks for playscale fashion dolls

//not for resale or Re-upload! Feel free to share with link to the original, please ๐Ÿ™‚

Print on thicker paper/cardstock. The original is postcard size, approx 10x15cm /4×6” so make sure you’re printing 100% and NOT fit to page otherwise you’ll end up with huge masks! Unless, you want 1/3 masks for SD BJD, then choose to print Fit to page, it might work, let me know! ๐Ÿ˜€ Though the print quality may be very poor if printed bigger, I re-scaled these to allow easy print in their intended size.

Don’t have a printer?

Made them available as higher resolution greeting cards on Cafepress, should you not have a printer, or maybe someone might find this a nice idea for a combined birthday card including a little gift. The card is folded so you can still write your message there and it won’t get cut ๐Ÿ™‚ And honestly, if I’d go and print these to sell, the price would be much higher than cafepress cards…

How to make?

Tutorial coming later! Craft should be easy enough to make without instructions, but there are a few tips and tricks I’d like to share to make sure you won’t get frustrated with this tiny craft – it can be tricky making delicate little masks, so hoping to make video tutorial next week-end.

Stay tuned on this blog and Merineiti youtube channel!

Ps. you can always wish for a craft!
Pps. Yes, I think I’m whimsical enough to make a few celebrity masks available (to print at home only) to your dolls to wear ๐Ÿ˜€ which celebrity would you want as a miniature mask?

Vampire Costume for Fashion Dolls – video tutorials and free pattern!

Video tutorials for Vampire Halloween costume for fashion dolls are up!

Here you can find and print out theย Free Fashion Doll Clothes Pattern 3 piece vampire costume: corset, cape, skirt.

Part 1: How to sew a cape:

Part 2: How to sew the (mermaid) skirt:

Part 3: How to sew the doll corset

I might later make a video on how to sew neater/finer version of the corset as this one is for felt/pvc faux leather or fabrics that do now fray.

Bonus video of accessories may also be broadcast later this month, so Subscribe to merineiti youtube channel to not miss out ๐Ÿ™‚