Bratz Dolls Without Makeup
“These dolls have been rescued and rehabilitated from op-shops and tip shops around Tasmania. These lil fashion dolls have opted for a “tree change”, swapping high-maintenance glitz ‘n’ glamour for down-to-earth style. I hand repaint the dolls faces, mold new shoes, and my Mum sews and knits their clothing,” Sonia.
“My sisters and I grew up playing with second-hand dolls and home-made toys in the beautiful Tasmanian natural environment. I love the satisfaction of repairing and reusing discarded items to give them a new lease on life.”
Before and After
“If all goes well these little dolls will be ready to move out in March. I hope they are enjoying the day spa before their make under!” Sonia.
“These lil dolls (salvaged from the Recovery Shop in Glenorchy) will get a good wash, new feet, new faces and homemade clothes. Then they’ll be ready for a new home! They may still have some scars from their previous lives (look at those chewed legs) but at least they won’t become landfill,” Sonia.
Sonia’s mum sews and knits their clothing
The whole gang in the garden
Sonia, the artist behind the dolls
The ‘making of’ video:
So inspirational! I love that she has recycled something which is very stereotypical and forceful to young girls to be as these dolls look and to then recreate them into natural much more beautiful looking dolls.
I love everything about this an hope it really does change the way toy manufacturers project the look of women today. Maybe it’ll end this big makeup craze where lots of girls feel they need to be contoured and have a full face painted to go out of the house.
These are the dolls I would want my kids to play with, my sister and I used to change our Barbie’s looks and make our own clothes for them. Memories! 🙂