Monday, October 22, 2012

Enabled and Cut Off At the Ankles


After reading Limbe Doll's Kid Stuff post, I ventured out to a couple of Dollar Tree stores this past weekend in search of teen-sized fairies.  I only needed one fairy to redress in the Bratz school girl fashion I purchased several months ago. 

Fairies were in stock at the first store but none were dark skinned.  There were, however, several dark skinned fairies at the second Dollar Tree.  I examined several boxes before choosing what I thought was the best of the ones examined.

After the purchase, I returned to my car and deboxed and disrobed the fairy.  I placed her box, dress, wings, wand, shoes, comb, and purse in the Dollar Tree shopping bag with plans to discard this immediately upon returning home.  I did not want the shoes because one shoe would not stay on the doll's deformed left foot.

On the drive home I decided how I would remedy her foot and shoeless issue.

Dollar Tree fairy has a slender body and extremities; one leg is little longer than the other, but for a dollar she's still cute and useful.

The great toe area of the left foot appears "swollen." Plastic protrudes from the inner seam of the other leg.


I used scissors to cut off the feet at the ankles.  The fairy's legs now fit perfectly inside the shoes that came with the Bratz school dress.   
Shoes that came with Bratz school girl fashion


De-fairied and dressed, she has become an eager-to-learn school girl.


  
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12 comments:

  1. Wow! Great idea Debbie. She looks great. They have not shown up at my Dollar Tree yet. I will check out the next closet one this one. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hope they show up for you GG. They can be used as an inexpensive repaint doll. I am tempted to darken her orange eyes and probably will eventually.

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  2. Glad to see you found someone who could make use of that cute school uniform. Several of the teen fairies I bought from Dollar Tree had burned big toes but I bought them mainly for the heads.

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    1. Thanks for enabling me, Limbe Dolls. I didn't think I'd ever find a doll that could wear the Bratz fashion, but I knew I was not going to buy a Bratz doll for it.

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  3. Great idea. Your little girl definitely looks ready for a great school day. I had to laugh at the immediate disrobing in the car. Every time I debox a doll in the car, I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning.

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    1. I don't do it often, Vanessa, but I have been guilty of opening up dolls in my car while parked in the parking lot of wherever they were purchased. If one is delivered to my PO box, I have been known to open the box up in the PO lobby and walk right out of the PO holding my new doll in my hand after discarding the box and packing materials in the PO trash receptacle.

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  4. Great idea about the feet. Lovely redress

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  5. Hello from Spain: congratulations for this good idea. Your feet change to put the Bratz shoes is very good. keep in touch

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  6. She's cute. Thanks for sharing how you gave her greater poseability!

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  7. Wow, a fast, surgical and highly effective makeover! :)

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    1. I love quick fixes that actually work, Carmen.

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