Blissful Dolls takes cast off dolls and gives them a new life. Each doll is tenderly cared for throughout her process, starting with the removal of everything that is not working for her, striping each layer away until she returns to the fundamentals, the bare bones of what she used to be. Then once back to her most basic state, I build her back up with a fresh new coat of paint, new hair, and other accessories far exceeding the old both in quality and thoughtfulness. She is transformed from a mass-produced, discarded toy to an individual, unique girl. A piece of artistic beauty.
I am Eliza Bliss, and I love breathing new life into old dolls. I mostly repaint Monster High dolls. I have chosen Monster High dolls because, unlike many other widely available mass-produced dolls, they have many joints and are very flexible and poseable. Also unlike other dolls, such as Barbie or Bratz, they have a much more girl-like look to them with smaller breasts and a more childlike face shape, which is not to say that they in any way accurately portray young girls, but they are the best that are widely available, in my opinion.
I repaint, reroot, and carve all of my dolls. For repainting my dolls, I use a combination of watercolor pencils and acrylic paint. When rerooting the hair on my dolls, I use only high-quality natural fibers. As plastic hair can get frizzy and decay into a sticky mess over time. My favorite choices for hair are Tibetan lamb’s wool and alpaca, although I have used silk chiffon in the past. When carving my dolls, I generally remove the factory panties and writing to give them a smoother look. I take a lot of care and time on each doll. They are made with love, and I hope you will love them as much as I do.
Which doll do you want to adopt? Check current availability in my Etsy shop: Blissful Dolls.