as plaid as she wants to be (plaidedbra) wrote in rebel_barbies,
as plaid as she wants to be

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Matt O'Neill ooak project tips?

i'm planning to buy a Matt O'Neill doll on ebay pretty soon. (at least, i hope to do so, because he's cheaper than Sean O'Neill) a few things confuse me right now. one, how do i take off his head to reroot? the one i have chosen is blonde (a cheap one on ebay), and i'd like to change his hair. i attepted to take off my Tyler's head, and failed, luckily not braking her. second, i want to change his jawline. i've seen repaints on ebay where they've resculpted his face, but they didn't reveal their methods. this is severely confusing to me. if i can't figure it out, i'm just going to save for a Sean doll instead. (as he has the nicer looking face; no icky jaw)

in other news, i haven't been repainting much. just knitting til the cows come home. i've stopped temporarily to work on a human-sized project, which is depressing me. (i can't finish it as quickly as the doll-sized pieces) i've been thinking about making doll-sized knitting for my Tyler or Barbie, but i want them to actually WORK and not just be for show. (really, i'm going to knit with the dinky needles!) i've tried with toothpicks, but the ends are too sharp. should i just file them down? also, it didn't work well with the yarn i have; the yarn reccomends size 6 needles, i think, though. is there such a thing as a smaller gauge yarn? i know smaller needles exist, but i want to find smaller yarn. i've considered using embroidery floss instead of actual yarn, but i thought that it wouldn't give the same effect as yarn. i haven't tried it yet, so this is just theory for now. if/when i do try it, i'll post pictures here.

thanks for all your help, guys.
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