CARDBOARD CHAIRS FOR 18″ DOLLS LIKE AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS~ OUR GENERATION GIRL AND BOY DOLLS

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UNIQUE CARDBOARD CHAIRS FOR 18″ DOLLS

LIKE AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS ~ OUR GENERATION GIRLS AND BOYS DOLLS

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These chairs fit dolls like 18″ American Girl dolls ~ 18″ Our Generation Girl and Boy Dolls. There are many styles of 18″ dolls that these chairs would probably also be suitable. `

My passion is gathering throwaway stuff and making something unusual and unique. While looking at a stack of cardboard, I envisioned something different for the very popular 18″ doll. Chairs came to mind and the imagination started working overtime. The featured fourteen chairs became a four-month project and each chair project allowed me to make improvements. I am an 81-year-old widow and thrilled that my imagination is still going strong.

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I have been collecting and using recycled throwaways for the last 45 years in many of my designs. My craft categories are designing crafts, sewing, sculpting, paper-mache, crocheting, crafting using recycled cardboard, and plastic containers, etc.

I would love to introduce my CARDBOARD CHAIR DESIGNS FOR 18″ DOLLS and explain the supplies for designing these chairs, by featuring each chair by name.

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THEODORE TIGER CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, arms and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge, and cardboard toilet paper rolls (for legs) and wire for whiskers.

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PAULEY PANDA CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, arms and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge, Creative Paperclay for tongue and cardboard toilet paper rolls (for legs).

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CLASSIE CAT CHAIR ~ ( three dimensional, face, arms and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, wire foe whiskers, and mod podge.

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TRESA TOMATO CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, arms, tomato hands and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge, CREATIVE PAPERCLAY for lips and silk flower leaves.

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TREY TOMATO CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, arms, tomato hands and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge,  decoupage printed camouflage pages, CREATIVE PAPERCLAY for lips and silk flower leaves.

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FABIOLA FROG CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge,  printed pond pages for decoupage, CREATIVE PAPERCLAY for the tongue.

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THE QUEEN’S CHAIR Every dolly should have a queen’s chair ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, toilet paper rolls for legs. styrofoam balls for legs, mod podge, gold glitter printed pages for decoupage, sequin trim, gold metallic trim, and recycled jewelry pieces.

BUSY BUTTERFLY CHAIR ~ This chair is decoupaged using enlarged free photos from the internet and printed on my printer. The designs were individually cut out and decoupaged.  Supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, trim and mod podge.

FLUTTERY PETALS CHAIR ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, toilet paper rolls for legs. mod podge, silk flower petals, silk flowers, recycled jewelry, and wired cording.

FLOWER POWER CHAIR ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, toilet paper rolls for legs. styrofoam balls for legs, mod podge,  silk flowers, and silk flower leaves.

BENITA BEAR CHAIR ~ This chair is decoupaged using fabric from my fabric stash of 35 years.  The bear and other designs were individually cut out and decoupaged.  Supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes,  and mod podge.

BESSY BUTTERFLY CHAIR ~ This chair is decoupaged using enlarged free photos from the internet and printed on my printer. The designs were individually cut out and decoupaged.  Supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes,  and mod podge.

FLOWER DELIGHT TABLE AND CHAIR ~ Wow!  this was my first attempt to make a chair from cardboard and it is pretty rough.  The table is tippy, and the chair is not the best! My chairs improved with each attempt.  The chair and table were decoupaged using fabric from my fabric stash of 35 years.  The flowers (all sizes) were individually cut out and decoupaged.  Supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes,  and mod podge.

Hopefully, I will be working on more chairs in the future,  patterns, and how-to-videos for Youtube.   This has been a fun project!

If you would like to see more of my videos on YouTube featuring Custom Clothing Designs By Marilyn, click on the YouTube button on the bottom of the video.

You can also go to Youtube.com  webpage, and in the search  bar, type in marilynsmenagerie and a list of my videos should appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Reaction to Youtube Demonetizing My Doll Videos

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Read the story below about the devastating Youtube demonetizing rules that are affecting a huge amount of video producers on Youtube.

Wow, what a surprise when I was notified that I would be demonetized on all of my videos!!!!   The Youtube site is being inundated with video reaction to this change in monetization (so far undisclosed how many video creators are affected). This impact is huge! This video is my reaction to this notification, looking at this through the eyes of my dollies. Wondering why Youtube would be so uncaring about their video producers and wondering how long before there will be some real competition in the future!

This is Youtube’s new rules for monetizing your videos, 4000 hours of views and a thousand subscribers. You can still share your videos, you just don’t get paid. My videos have been monetized for five years since the first day that I uploaded my first video. Youtube had a pilot program when I created my channel that you could become monetized with your first uploaded video. I have never made more than a few dollars per year but I always had hope that someday one of my videos would become popular. If you check on Youtube, there are many devastated video producers talking about the impact of this demonetizing decision. Many rely on the monthly monetary payment for income, thankfully, this decision did not affect me financially.

If you watch Youtube video producers explanations about the impact of these new rules, it is having a major impact on their financial well being. One of the producer’s demonetized video talks about losing $500.00 to 1200.00 a month. This may sound like a small amount, but if this was my channel, the loss of that amount of money would have been devastating to me.

The challenge of Youtube is building a channel that allows you to start at the bottom and hopefully work your way to the top. I do believe that Youtube has made a major mistake and this opens up the competition for others to become an alternative to Youtube.

When Ebay made their drastic changes, Esty became the site to list your items. It quickly grew from obscure to what it has become today. A competitor would have producers ready to make the move to another site just because of the callous way in which these changes were thrust upon Youtube video producers. In my opinion, if there is a willing competitor, the viewership for a good alternative site would likely increase very quickly. It will be interesting to watch who will challenge Youtube!

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Hand-tied Tulle Tutu Dress For Daisy Doggy

This video features Daisy Doggy in her first Marilyn’s Menagerie Custom Dog Designs & Accessories design.  This is a custom hand-tied tulle TuTu dress with a manufactured stretch crochet bodice and has glued on silk flowers. The dress slips on over the dog’s head and pulls onto the body.

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Last weekend, my niece, Lesa and Daisy Doggy, came to spend a few days and I immediately fell in love with this doggy.  I had promised a TuTu dress for her doggy when we were able to have a few days together.  The mind started spinning and I decided to make a video featuring Daisy Doggy’s TuTu dress.  The following is Lesa’s story on how she acquired this loving pet.

I have fallen in love with hand-tied tulle TuTu dresses for dolls. My Size Barbie Doll (36″/38″tall), My Size Elsa Doll (38″tall), and My Size Anna Doll (38″tall) are my favorite dolls to create Marilyn’s Menagerie Custom Doll Designs & Accessories.

Now, I have fallen in love with making TuTu’s dresses for dogs. This my second TuTu dress for a dog and Marilyn’s Menagerie Custom Dog Designs & Accessories will be designing for dogs.

This has been a delightful project and there was a lot of laughter while we worked on this Daisy Doggy TuTu dress.  I have so much more to share and hope that you check out my blog.

 

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Hand-tied Tulle TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall) And Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall)

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I have fallen in love with hand-tied tulle TuTu dresses.  My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall) & Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) are my favorite dolls to create clothing and accessories designs.  The following photos feature Tutu Dress Ensembles that fit these dolls.

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White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the headpiece, flower belt with ribbon flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers glued on using a cool temperature glue gun.

White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits My Size Barbie Doll (38" tall).

White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits My Size Barbie. The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the headpiece, flower belt with ribbon flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece/hat and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers glued on using a cool temperature glue gun.

Aqua Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38"tall).

Aqua Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the flower belt, headpiece/hat, with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Aqua Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38"tall).

Aqua Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the flower belt, headpiece/hat, with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Orange Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits My Size Barbie Doll (38" tall).

Orange Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the flower belt, headpiece/hat, with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

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Orange Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the flower belt, headpiece/hat, with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Aqua Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall).

Lavender Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the flower belt, headpiece with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Lavender Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall).

Lavender Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the flower belt, headpiece with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Red, White, Blue Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall).

Red, White, Blue Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flower are used for the flower belt, headpiece/hat, with chiffon flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Red, White, Blue Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall).

Red, White, Blue Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flower are used for the flower belt, headpiece/hat, with chiffon flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Green And White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall).

Green And White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the flower belt, headpiece, with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic items with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Green And White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall).

Green And White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flowers are used for the flower belt, headpiece, with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The headpiece and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic items with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Pink And White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall).

Pink And White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flower are used for the flower belt, headpiece, with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece/hat and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

Pink And White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall).

Off-White Hand-tied TuTu Dress Ensemble Fits My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall). The ensemble consists of a TuTu dress, headpiece/hat, flower belt, and crochet shoes. Silk flower are used for the flower belt, headpiece, with silk flowers trimming the shoes. The Headpiece/hat and flower belt are constructed using recycled plastic as a base with silk flowers attached using a cool temperature glue gun.

TuTu Dress Ensemble, dress, headpiece/hat, and flower belt only fit My Size Barbie Doll (38" tall) & Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38" tall). These dolls have a slightly larger head then the My Size Barbie Doll (36" tall) pictured with a red cross marking.

TuTu Dress Ensemble, dress, headpiece/hat, and flower belt only fit My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall) & Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall). These dolls have a slightly larger head then the My Size Barbie Doll (36″ tall) pictured with a red cross marking.  The TuTus & flower belts will fit all three dolls, but the pictured ensembles will be sold only for My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall) & Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) because the featured headpieces/hats fit only these dolls..

 

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TuTu Hand-Tied Tulle Dress For Puppy Dog CeCe

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Project Runway Inspired Headpieces/Hats For Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) And My Size Barbie Doll (36″/38″ tall)

 

The above YouTube videos features the headpieces/hats  showcased in the blog below.  Click on the arrow to view the videos.

 

The above YouTube videos features the hats showcased in the blog below.  Click on the arrow to view the videos.

The above photos feature Project Runway inspired one-of-a-kind head pieces that fit Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) and the current My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall), both style dolls have a slightly larger head then the vintage My Size Barbie Doll (36″ tall).  The one-of-a-kind head piece was inspired by Ashley Tipton’s head pieces worn with her winning runway designs for Project Runway (season 14).  The one-of-a-kind headpieces are constructed using recycled plastic items.

The above photos are one-of-a-kind head pieces that only fit the vintage My Size Barbie Doll (36″ tall).   This style doll has a slightly smaller head than the newest My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall).  The one-of-a-kind head piece was inspired by Ashley Tipton’s head pieces worn with her winning runway designs for Project Runway (season 14). The one-of-a-kind headpieces by Marilyn’s Menagerie Doll Clothing and Accessories Designs are constructed using recycled plastic items.

Project Runway  (season 14) Inspired Headpieces For Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (36″ tall) And My Size Barbie Doll (36″/38″ tall) are my newest one-of-kind head piece designs.  I love, love designing for the large size doll and decided to create silk flower  head piece inspired by Ashley Nell Tipton.  Ashley Is  The First “Project Runway” Winner To Win With A Plus-Size Collection on Season 14 Project Runway Show. I have fallen in love with her silk flower head pieces featured with her clothing designs since watching her winning runway collection. Working with silk flowers has always been an important part of my doll designs for My Size Barbie Doll (36″/38″tall).  Lately, I have added the Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) to my collection and will shortly add Frozen my Size Anna Doll (38″ tall).  Check out my Pinterest pins of head pieces that also inspire me to design more head pieces in the future.

Project Runway addiction is difficult to deal with when the season ends and it is months before the next season starts. My friend and I meet every Thursday night to watch, then critique the weekly fashion designer show. We pick our favorite designers at the beginning of the season and enjoy watching our favorite designer either move ahead or be eliminated. I get depressed (just joking) when the season show ends, but the previous years have been filled with the other shows such as, Project Runway All Stars,  (now playing, almost completed),  Project Runway: Under The  Gunn  (Tim Gunn, no longer available, I personally liked this show), Project Runway: Juniors  (hope that this show returns again).

Recycle ~ Design ~ Create! This a collection of recycled items that I use in designing doll clothing and accessories. Before anything is thrown away in my home, it is studied and assessed for being used in a doll design. It is amazing how a piece of plastic can be used to make something of beauty.

 

Recycle ~ Design ~ Create! Using throwaway junk for my dolly clothing and accessories is very important. It is amazing how beauty can be designed from junk.

Recycle ~ Design ~ Create! Using throwaway junk for my dolly clothing and accessories is very important. It is amazing how beauty can be designed from junk. I have used recycled items in many of my designs by Marilyn’s Menagerie Doll Clothing And Accessories.

The above photo shows my collection of throwaway recycled items that are used in constructing many of my doll designs.  The featured one-0f-a-kind head pieces pictured in this blog are constructed on throwaway plastic containers such as some of the items shown in this picture.  Some doll designs that I have used throwaway plastic:  head pieces, many styles of hats, stiffened collars, shoes, stiffening peplums, masks, crowns, wedding crowns, head wreaths and much more.

Recycled items, such as: plastic containers, newspaper, cardboard, paper mache, plastic bottles, and much more, are used in many of my Marilyn’s Menagerie Doll Clothing and Accessories Designs. These head pieces are constructed on plastic containers that the silk flowers are placed and glued with a cool temperature glue gun to the base. Getting burned by a hot temperature glue gun is not something that I prefer, so a hot temperature glue gun is not part of my supply list.

As I am collecting food items in the grocery store, my mind is racing ahead trying to figure out how I will use the recycled containers in my craft designs.  There are other recycled items that are used in my designs, such as: newspaper, cardboard, paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, plastic containers from fast food restaurants, containers containing fruit or vegetables, the collection grows very quickly.  Unfortunately, my living space is small and I have to limit the amount of recycled items that I  can store.  Many times if I need a recycled item for a design, I have to make a trip to the store to acquire a grocery item just to get the container.

My dream was to be a fashion designer in my early years ( now 78 years old), so shows like Project Runway are of interest to me. I am using my imagination to design for large size dolls like Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) And My Size Barbie Doll (36″/38″ tall) and having a lot of fun. I would like to see these dolls become popular for a young girl to learn about fashion design because the doll size is ideal for showing detail in a garment.

 

 

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