Thursday, September 6, 2012

Heads will roll....

.....and get re-rooted. (^_^)   Well, that seems to be the way of things around here the past two weeks.
I finished up two re-root commissions that have needed done for AWHILE. Then I decided to go crazy re-rooting the many dolls in my own collection that have been severely neglected.

The first victim was for April. She requested I re-root her gal "Katrina" like my custom doll Carmen.
I did just that, and here was the dramatic result...

 (April's doll "Katrina")
*She also received a lip re-paint.*

(A reminder of who Carmen is.)

Another shot of Katrina...

(She was originally a Fashion Fever Make up Kayla....I think.)

Next up was a re-root commission that I put on the back burner of my "to do" list WAY too long. 
This was my very first Louboutin head mold. 
The outer rim on this doll was a nightmare. 
Also, the head was slightly thicker/harder than other dolls I've worked with. 
Of course most of us know the champs for hard heads are those Integrity guys an gals! (^_^)

Here is a crappy "in progress" shot...

(She is formerly a Barbie Basics 2.5 Metallics Model #14)

And finally....

(It was also requested that I darken her brows.)
Her hair was rooted in "Black Orchid".

Now the next doll I have to show everyone is now a doll I re-rooted. 
She was a doll I got already "re-painted", and I had to touch that paint up. Her hair had been messed with (highlights added) but they were never "set".  I no longer have a "before" of this doll. 
In truth, she was a hot mess. 

I removed her "re-paint" to reveal her original factory paint and then enhanced it. 
After that I "set" her hair and styled her. 

Presenting "Gabby"...

 (She is formerly a DOTW Princess of the Pacific Islands Barbie.) 

Last, but certainly not least (yay cliche time!).... *wink*

"Meena" was a doll I bought for $18 several years ago. 
She had become quite warn out over time and travel.
To buy this doll now will cost more than I am willing to pay for just a head. 
So, in the spirit of Tim Gunn...I needed to "Make it work!" 

I wanted to re-root her in all her original colors using Saran.
But then...
Rosewood Auburn looked mind blowing on her....

This doll was a DOTW Diwali Barbie...

Que stock photo!

 (Even though they didn't quite look like this...oh Mattel!) 

After a re-root and face paint enhancement she became this...

I am very pleased with how she turned out. 

Once more without flash!

I am in the process of re-rooting another one of my old dolls, and I am still sewing...

More blogs will come within the next week or so. 

I hope every one is doing AWESOME!!!


-Cat of A Doll Affinity (=^-^=)


  1. You made my day with these beauties! A wonderful job as always! I love Meena, she has a magnetic appeal <3

    1. Thank you doll! Meena was always one of my favorites. It was wonderful finally being able to bring her back to life. (^_^) *hugs*

  2. They all look wonderful, but that last one is my favorite. I'm sure it has something to do with the red hair. Thanks for posting. We love hearing from you.

    1. Thank you Vanessa! I am going through a re-rooting in red phase over here. I realized that I love red hair but had very few redheads. *hugs* I hope you are well!!

  3. Wow! Meena's eyes look so mesmerizing with that hair color! All your girls look fantastic!!

    1. Thanks Dani!! I actually enhanced her face paint. She has been in my collection for a long time and needed some TLC. Over time face paint seems to look more dull to me. Also, her factory eyes always looked bluer and brighter than the doll I had. So...I fixed it. (^_^) Yay for doll surgery!! ha!

  4. They look absolutely wonderful! I wish I had your mad rerooting skills!!!

    1. Aww thank ya Heather!! I am on a re-rooting "kick" here lately. Which is awesome...because I have A LOT in my collection beating down the salon door. Eek!

  5. Hello from Spain: your work on changing these dolls is gorgeous. I love your work on the Dotw Princess. Your work is awesome. Keep in touch

  6. My mind is blown! Meena looks absoulty lovely, and now I must force myself to stay on the list and not go out and buy her!

    1. Thank you Verona!! (^_^) A few years back I thought about re-buying her, but then I just could not bring myself to pay $100+ for her.

  7. I love all of them!!! Your work is just perfect!!! Katrina is home and loving all the attention she is getting!!! Even dolls love it when they are celebrities!!

    1. So happy to hear Katrina is settling back in well! (^_^) Thank you so much for the kind comments and continued support!! *hugs*

  8. I love seeing changes made to dolls. Loving Meena the most :O)

    1. Thank you Dollz4Moi! Good to still see you around the blog world!! *hugs* (^_^)

  9. Absolutely LOVE my Louboutin, TY so much , Muahhh you are amazing!!! :))
    The color is gorgeous, the part is fantastic and her new brows are Killer hehe
    Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you hehe

    1. You are SO SO SO WELCOME!!! Pretty sure she was STOKED to come home. Took me long ***BIG HUGS***

  10. That Louboutin is fabulousness personified! You do amazing work.

    1. Thank you so much Muff!! And I love that phrase "fabulousness personified".... (^_^)