Archive for the ‘Dolls’ category

A Tale of Two Reis

October 27, 2016

 

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My husband got me Ayanami Rei either for my birthday or Christmas. I can’t remember which one as he got me 2 different anime dolls and my birthday is a month before Christmas. Usually he will get me a not so limited special release Blythe doll because he knows I’m just going to customize it and then turn around and sell it. It’s sort of like he’s getting me art supplies and canvas. But of course, Blythe dolls are expensive canvas.

We both love the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. So he decided to go ahead and get Ayanami Rei. I told him I would just customize her and actually keep her. Here she is below. My first Rei. I did keep her at first. But then I had a few people ask if I’d consider selling her. And of course, money is always tight around here. I eventually took up someone’s offer and she ended up going back to whence she came. Japan. How fitting is that?

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But alas, I missed her and I felt a little guilty even though my husband didn’t really care one way or the other. He likes when I bring in some money from time to time. But I love the doll and the character and eventually searched on Mandarake. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone it’s sometimes a good place to find Blythe dolls and not pay inflated prices…) I was able to find another one for a good price. So I decided I’d make another Rei for myself.

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And to make it extra difficult to part with her, I put in some Alice Blice galaxy chips in her.

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So this girl I will keep for now. She’s a cool character and now it’s putting me in the mood to pop in the Neon Genesis Evangelion DVD series.

Next post will be show and tell. I have 3 new dolls from other customizers I got to add to my collection! Stay tuned!

Introducing Bucky

October 22, 2016

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My latest custom is a Zinochika. I love the FBL mold once customized. Such a sweet face they have.

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Her hair is pretty long and I think FBLs foreheads tend to look big so I gave her eyebrows and bangs to help frame her face better.

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And of course, I call her Bucky because of her teeth. She’s a sweet little ginger. She has already found a home and I hope her new mama gets a lot of enjoyment out of her.

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I will be working on some personal projects and need to find a new doll to customize to offer for adoption. I have a Middie waiting for a new face so we’ll see if I make her available or decide to keep her.

Till next time!

A girl named Arcadia

October 11, 2016

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Say hello to my latest custom, Arcadia. This is the name her mom has chosen for her. She is a trade with a dear friend in Argentina. She had a Stable House custom that I was smitten with and she finally agreed to let me have her by trade. So I got this Marrakesh with her in mind as she had always wanted a custom of her.

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She has that wonderful color hair like the much sought after Princess A La Mode doll. I’m happy to report her mom is thrilled so I get to keep the girl she traded with me for her. I’ll do a photoshoot of her soon so I can show off a new girl in my collection

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She just waiting on her Puppelina chips and then she’ll be ready for her flight home. I hope she gets there fast without getting stuck in customs!

 

Maybe 2, Maybe 3

October 4, 2016

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I’ve been having more time to customize and trying to have a goal of what I can get done in a month now that school is back in session for the kids. September came and went fast. Last week of September I took a quick inventory of the dolls I did that month. Wasn’t hard at all as I found it was only two! I had another commission on my desk waiting and decided to get cracking to see if she could be finished before the month’s end. I went to it, working on her in my studio instead of in my kitchen. Less distractions that way! I have afternoon help now with my son because of his special needs. So I took advantage of the extra help. I almost made it too. But my help cancelled on Friday, the last day of September so I had to stop working once the kids arrived home. Otherwise, I may have made it.

Saturday, I did have help so I was able to complete her. Technically she’s my first doll of October.

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She’s a custom Candace Majorette. Isn’t she sweet? Her mama seems very pleased. I had to pack her up and send her back already.

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As you can see she has little teeth and perhaps you can see some eyebrows peeking out too. My last three dolls have had eyebrows. I do like them from time to time. I can’t say I’d want them on every doll. Part of what makes Blythe a Blythe is that she for some reason never had eyebrows. But now it seems eyebrows are all the rage on these girls. Ah well, they’re fun to have on some girls. They can add a lot more expression for the overall look.

So October is officially here. I will set my goal to do 3 more girls this month. Stay tuned!

 

Little Girl Lost

September 26, 2016

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I just finished this sad little commission for a lovely lady in Argentina. I don’t know what her mama will name her yet but she is a custom Cherie Berrie. Or Very Cherie Berrie. I don’t know how you tell the difference between the two. I know her mama is ready to give her lots of love and kisses.

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It will be hard to say goodbye to this little one. She’s so photogenic.

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Don’t cry little one. You’ll be home soon!

Welcome to my room

September 14, 2016

One of the fun things in this hobby is the many ways you can express your creativity. It’s a miniature world and the center of it, a dolly, needs a place to rest her head.

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Enter, the dolly room. There are a few artisans out there that can make a complete miniature set up with everything a doll could want and need. No building permits necessary. The expense in materials is much more doable and your dolly could have her very own dream room, (or home.)

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This beautiful room is created by Bimba Bambolina. I was lucky enough to get this in a trade with a client who wanted custom work done. I don’t use it often but every once in a while I like to take it out and pose my dolls in it.

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Every little detail is thought of. There’s books, knick knacks and even tiny pencils. This room has cute bird house lights that actually light up!

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I met another doll collector online today that also makes fun miniatures and room furnishings. Check out her blog!

Petal is ready

September 12, 2016

I wouldn’t mind if she hung around for a while but a las I must offer her up in the world and allow her to fly if she wishes.

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I even found a cute dress for her to wear. I think it goes well with her coloring.

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Her hair is heat resistant so it may be fun to style more and play with.

If you think you would like to take her home, I’ve listed her in my Etsy Shop