A few days ago I mentioned that I like to mix and match heads on bodies in a Dr. Frankenstein styley. One of the comments that day was from Megan Wallace *waves hello* who provided a link to another blog, and a post on Frankendolls.
I'd been unaware of the controversy surrounding so-called Frankendolls, but I can absolutely see why, in the antique doll world, they are a complete no-no.
However, as I'm not trying to pass mine off as anything other than artistic craft creations I'm sure I'll escape the curse of Frankendolls.
Anyways... one of the photos in that post got me thinking....
What if I transplanted some of my toy animal heads onto doll bodies?
Sorry it's not a great photo... the light was fading, but you get the idea. In the top row, from right to left, rabbit, cat, hare, mouse, mouse, duck, lamb, lamb.
Second row... bear, rabbit, hare, car, bear, bear, goose.
Each animal head has been grafted onto the relevant size of doll body. I also cast matching arms and legs for each hybrid.
I'm thinking that I can dress them in suitable clothing and use them as toys. I remember when I was a child, I had a doll that had a rabbit's head, and was dressed in clothes so I think it might work.
Can't wait to get the rest of this casting batch finished so that I can crack on with soft firing them.
This channelling of my inner Dr. Frankenstein is strangely satisfying....