Archive for the ‘Custom Dollies’ category

Frankie Freckle Face

March 31, 2010

IMG_2069, originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

This is a new girl I sneaked in some time to work on.  She’s a custom Primadolly Winsome Willow. As her name suggests, her face is covered in freckles.  She doesn’t like to wear make-up but I managed to convince her that some blush and lip gloss would look nice. Of course, it had to be flavored lip gloss.

I gave her this girlie haircut, four new sets of eye-chips and she’s been gaze adjusted, boggled and sleep eyed. Her eyelashes match her hair color.

I’ll probably make her available soon. She’s kind of irresistible. Just deciding on what to dress her in. For some reason I’m thinking Brady Bunch but that’s because Winsome Willow reminds me of Marsha Marsha Marsha when her hair is uncut. She does have that 70’s look about her.

The neverending re-roots

March 29, 2010

After bang trim., originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

Here is my latest commission I finished. She was a Piccadilly Encore and her owner wanted her to have new hair and new make-up. I gave her a high color palette. Hard to believe she was a PiccaE.

Well, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and I have decided that I won’t be accepting any new commissions for a while. I continue to get further and further behind and put off my own personal projects or I feel guilty when I take time to work on personal projects.

Initially, I kept thinking once I finished with all the commissions, then I could work on my own creations. It seems that I always had some coming in which I’m grateful for. However, as an artist I always want to try new things and explore different possibilities so I have to accept my limitations and there are only so many hours in the day.

I will finish everyone on my list and once those are done I will be closed for any new commissions indefinitely. It makes me a little sad but it’s been long overdue.

I plan to practice more sewing and coming up with designs to dress my future ooak Blythes. Maybe I’ll get back into painting. Maybe I’ll try something completely new. Maybe I’ll be able to write more and keep up with this blog and getting better at photography. Whatever it is, it will be something creative and hopefully open new possibilities.

March 7, 2010

New episode of The Chronicles of Judith

Judith is back and the poor girl just can’t get a break.

Dreams of Daisies

March 5, 2010


Sleepy Daisy, originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

This is a new custom I just finished. She’ll be available soon and comes with the matching daisy dress. I just love her eyelids. I had fun with these. Always nice to try new things.

I’m still busy with re-root commissions but I took a little break to get this girl done. Otherwise, it becomes too monotonous doing just re-roots.
But I shall plow full steam ahead on the pending commissions.

She dreams of faraway places.

February 24, 2010

She dreams of faraway places., originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls.

This is Amelie. Isn’t she sweet? She’s a custom Punkaholic People. She is available for adoption. She has had the following customizations:

Sandmatted and give new airbrushed make-up. Her lips were carved and were sealed with Liquitex Acrylic glossy sealer. She has new lashes and new hand painted eye chips. Her eyes were also boggled and sleepeyes added and she has new lashes.
She was also given a hair cut to be a perkier shorter bob.
Her dress is 100% cotton and was made by me. Her teddy bear is felted with all natural fibers by Cutelittething. The burnt orange color shows up on the bear as you can see and matches her eye shadow and lips. The same color serendipitously shows up in her dress as well.

Please visit her set on flickr for more pictures. Visit my website sale page for more details.

She’s a very sweet and elegant girl and is ready to go places.

twittering along

January 29, 2010

Well, I’ve joined the twitter bandwagon. Not sure how it works just yet.  Actually, I have an idea but I’m just trying to get the hang of it.  Feel free to follow me if you are in the twitter world.

So much to talk about. I don’t have much time to update, (why am I going on twitter then?) but I’m excited to say my custom dolls made cameos in the February 2010 issue of Haute Doll Magazine. My good friend and avid doll collector Iveta Babiakova wrote an article covering BlytheCon 2009. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend but our friend Maggie joined Iveta and she has several of my customs Blythes and brought them along.

They made the front row in the picture above and you can click on the picture to see which are mine. So that’s a little exciting. There’s another picture where there’s some green haired girls and Maggie’s Apple shows up.  I’m also mentioned on the first page as being the one to get Iveta addicted to Blythe. Good thing they’re not really drugs or I’d be put in the slammer as a pusher. Funny enough that’s Iveta’s official title among her doll friends.

A big congrats to Iveta on the article. It’s very well written and a must read for all the Blythe obsessed so do check it out. I picked my copy up at my local Barnes and Noble.

June 9, 2009

Jet

Good evening fellow Blythe fans! I have a new custom doll for auction and I went ahead and put her up for auction at that evil bay place. I’ve been boycotting over there for some time but unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be an equal venue for the exposure it could get. There is a new auction site called TIB-X which is off of Thisisblythe.com but it hasn’t picked up much so far. I had high hopes for it too but there were quite a few sour grapes over them shutting down the previously hopping Buy and Sell thread.  I don’t mind it because I thought it would be a nice alternative to eBay but so far not much.

Until then, I decided to sacrifice this lovely because I had a couple people ask me about her and wanted to give everyone an equal shot and taking her home.

She’s had the following work done on her:

  • Dyed her original hair to jet black.
  • Sand-matted, gaze adjusted and sleep eyes added.
  • New airbrushed make-up around eyes, lids, cheeks and lips. Additional hand painting and glossy sealer on lips. Her eyes have purplish plum shadow around them and grassy green on lids.
  • Make-up is sealed with Mr Super Clear UV flat.
  • New lashes
  • Carved lips and philtrum
  • 4 sets of Cool Cat eye chips with foiling behind them.
  • New pull charms.
  • Hand made dress shown in picture also made by me and included.

I made the dress and it took the longest and I’m still a novice sewer. Hats off to all my favorite etsy sellers who make such beautiful well made clothes. I hope I can get at least half as good as the many talented folks over there.