This is our nursery section for baby dolls.
The dolls are mostly Baby Alive and Baby Born.
Most of our doll stuff were bought from local thrift stores or directly from friends.
Our dolls and accessories are kept in that pink cupboard,
which I recently purchased online for RM143 including the postage fee.
It is in the shape of a castle.
I really recommend this type of shelves to store toys.
It is very easy to build and dissemble.
Simply google 'cube wardrobe' for further information.
Well, some dolls and toys are also kept in the old plastic cabinet next to the pink castle cupboard.
This is the dolls look like in the cube.
These are some of the highchairs. The one on the left is 2in1 Annabelle doll highchair.
It can be a baby doll carrier on the back.
It is quite heavy for young kids, but will not be a problem to 8 years old and above.
The one on the right is 2in1 Fisher Price doll Highchair which can be a swing too.
The chair can be reclined for sleeping baby doll.
This is the bunk bed. I don't know what brand this is.
That single bed is from Baby Born Zapf Creation. It is musical with baby snoozing sounds too.
The small raideer highchair is from Baby Alive Hasbro...and the cloth carrier too.
There are several more cloth carriers like that in the cube cupboard.
The hanging dining seat is from Levatoy.
Last but not least, the doll carseat and bouncer.
So that's enough for now.
I will show you how we keep and arrange the dolls and accessories in that castle cupboard soon in the next post.
This DIY Baby Alive keychain is very easy to make. You simply need any of the original Baby Alive accessories from Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin' Lily set.
This set comes with a spoon, plate and doll food mould which you can turn each of them into a lovely keychain.
You can add more stuff to it such a bow, button or even some glued glitters according to your preferences.
Here they are!
This is my backpack which I take it to work everyday.
Yes, I know....WEIRD...LOL.
They will look much better with kids though.
Your kids will be so proud having these, I am sure!
This is an evening gown I made for Baby Alive.
To make this dress, I used the original dress worn by BA Real Surprises 2013
as the sewing pattern.
As you can see, I cut out the pattern.
Then I cut the fabric based on the pattern sheet.
It became like this.
I sew the edge to avoid hairy edge later.
This is the close-up picture of how I finished the edge of the cut out fabric.
After attaching (sewing) the shoulder parts, I sew some ribbon tape as sleeves.
Then, the bodice became like this.
Now, it is time to show how to make its skirt.
I folded part by part and lightly stitched the skirting.
It looks like a skirt on its own and ready to attach to the bodice.
This is how I did it.
Tadaaaa! The final result.
It even fits the biggest BA doll My Baby Alive 2010.
It looks good on smaller BA dolls like Wets 'n Wiggles 2010 and Snackin' Lily 2015 too.
I have encountered this kind of experience many times
with my old Baby Alive dolls.
The same thing usually happens.
The water or doll food is coming out from certain parts of the Baby Alive body
after or while feeding.
The leaks usually come from underarms, legs, necks and speaker holes.
When anything like this happens, I will open the doll and see what's inside.
Normally, I will see the broken tube here and there, hence the leakage.
what I usually do to fix this problem.
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Maintaining doll hair is tedious...
but fixing it is way more outrageous.
As a child play with the doll,
its hair becomes frizzier and frizzier over time.
So how can we fix it?
All you need is PATIENCE.
Yes, that's all.
And a comb comes second.
You have to wash the hair using any kind of shampoo.
Don't forget to use a conditioner too.
For the frizziest hair ever, you can use any fabric softener to soften the hair.
Simply leave the hair in a bowl of fabric softener and water
for about one hour or more.
Let the doll hair dry using a towel.
You can use a fan for air-drying but never use a hair-dryer.
After that, use any types of comb or brush available near you...
and start untangle the hair.
Be patient, you'll be done soon.
You can style the hair according to your preferences.
You only need some baby/body lotion, water and food colouring if necessary.
4 tablespoons of lotion + 4 tablespoons of water + 1 drop of colouring.
Stir the ingredients together in a bowl until well-mixed.
Add more water if you like runny doll food...
and use less water for thicker consistency.
Well, it's up to you.
I often use yellow food colouring to make 'pumpkin-soup'.
Now it's ready to be served.
Don't forget the water bottle too!
Don't forget that the doll must wear a diaper before feeding.
You must always let the dolls drink some water after each feeding.
What a mess!
You can also use potty training while feeding.....
to save the doll diapers of course.
If the doll is wearing a diaper, you must clean it after feeding.
Don't forget to clean the doll after feeding.
It's your job...LOL. Kids don't clean it, they only play with it.
All you can do is to
let the doll drink a lot of tap water until you're confident that the inside tube is clear.
This is to prevent the growth of germs and molds.
You can use vinegar too!