Here's what happened when one mum gave over-made-up dolls a makeunder
A mum and artist from Tasmania is offering an alternative to the over-made-up dolls that can be found in shops (and homes) all over the world.
Sonia Singh takes second-hand dolls that she finds in charity shops and upcycles them in a down-to-earth style. She told Australian website Daily Life that she started collecting used dolls with her two-year-old daughter in mind. After posting the project to her Tree Change Doll Tumblr page, she began selling the dolls on Etsy, earlier this month, where her creations have been in high demand.
Sonia uses nail polish remover and eucalyptus oil to clean their faces, and remove their lipstick, eye shadows and painted-on eyes; replacing it all with more natural features. The dolls are also given new and more simple looking outfits, consisting of knit ensembles made by Singh’s mother.
The result is fresh-faced dolls that are more child-like (and less terrifying - in our opinion). We think it's a vast improvement. What do you think?