Make your own Bratz doll outfit with white butterfly wings and dress
- Published on Friday, 23 March 2012 13:40
- Last Updated on 22 March 2012
- Sharon J. Bainbridge
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Saturday morning I was playing around with one of my little girl’s Bratz Dolls. I had read Monica’s write-up about Tanith Carey’s book “Where has my little girl gone?” And I felt a sense of relief that a Mother had published such a powerful message to give hope for change for our little girls future. The Bratz doll was mentioned and I felt it was time to change this doll into a Butterfly.
I grabbed my old black top and started to cut it up to create the dress (butterfly body.) Then I went through my many masks I had created to save my little girls Butterfly Meadow and found the white butterfly doll mask. I put the mask on the doll and thought about making the wings. My little girl asked what I was doing and wanted to create her own little creation. She chose the Holly Blue Butterfly and this one has been a great success with London Mums.
So I thought I would show my little butterfly costume too. Not as amazing as my little girls as she took the dolls shoes off and made a butterfly dress body with no feet. She is so fast at making things. Her butterfly body costume took all of five minutes, where as mine took half and hour. I don’t think the wings took her that long either. I wonder do you think I could sell Butterfly Doll Patters for Bratz dolls and Barbies?
BUTTERFLIES ARE OUR LIFE
We love butterflies. When I wrote my fairy book Butterfly Lullaby I could not find any butterflies to photograph apart from the cabbage white, which sadly got trapped in the spider’s web.
Since then I have managed to photograph some beautiful butterflies, some of which came from the school Butterfly Meadow and that is why I wrote to actor Michael Sheen in the hope he would support us somehow. He kindly wrote a letter and I managed to get this in the paper. For now our meadow is safe thanks to every ones help and support.
I used to work in Gilbert’s house for Haskoll Architects. I really enjoyed living in Pimlico, Putney and Wimbledon. Back then I used to travel and dated a New Zealand guy. Eight years of no ring on the finger and I decided to quit. My sister convinced me to go to Dorset for a weeks holiday and fixed a date with the local singer. We are still together 11 years later and have a little girl. I have always been creative. Nan used to make peg dolls with me and left me her old sewing box, which I treasure. When I worked in a pub in Hastings I made my own clothes. In my twenties I did a doll making course in Brighton and tried to start my own business. I managed to get some handmade brooches into a Covent Garden shop. But decided to stick to secretarial work, which brought in a regular salary. I adore taking photographs so when my little girl was born I decided to take a local photography course. My tutor was so impressed with my Photoshop skills he asked me to teach him some of my techniques. When I showed my Mother in law the Victorian style dress I made for my little girl she said why don’t you have a go at making a Butterfly costume. Well the rest is history. Butterfly Lullaby was born. Butterfly Lullaby is my fairy book, album and Trademark. The Mark Jermin Stage School are the characters in my story and my partner created all the songs. The book was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre back in March 2007. It was truly beautiful. You can view the little fairies dancing on You Tube. Robin Stevens who you may know from Rosie and Jim is on my Butterfly Lullaby website reading my fairy story Colour me a fairies wish. We were going to do personalised children’s stories together. But shiny things attract gremlins. The trick is to keep going and never give up. My little girl danced to our song Butterfly Lullaby at the Enchanted Manor in front of famous fairy artist Josephine Wall back in October 2009. My little girl and I love making art and craft videos, which we hope to share with London Mum’s. The one thing I adore about London is the way you just fit in. The City is full of different cultures, which makes it an interesting and friendly place to live. I am currently trying to scrapbook postcard my family history. Does anyone know anything about the family history on the old LeFevres department store in Canterbury which is now Debenhams. My Nan’s Grandmother’s name was LeFevre and she lived in Bayswater. Nan was an orphan so we are trying to uncover the hidden ghosts!