Archive for the ‘momoko’ category

Introducing Judith.

November 18, 2008

Surveying her surroundings

I sold my first Prima dolly Aubrey I earlier this year but then CWC came out with an encore version so I jumped on getting another one at the Prima Dolly introductory price. I finally got around to giving her her own special look and personality. So here’s Judith and she may be starting her own blog chronicling her life in Suburbia as a boarder of a soon to be family of five. As you can see she’s pretty nervous.

Below is a very light custom I did for a dolly friend who always keeps me busy with her huge collection of dolls and ideas. She’s Mod Molly with some added make-up changes. I kept her green eye shadow and airbrushed a fresh yellow on her lids. I also repainted her lips and added more blush. She’s been given new lashes and sleep eyes and boggle. Nothing too dramatic from the original as I think Mod Molly is a great doll to begin with. She already had this hair cut but I went ahead and evened it out and fixed the wonky bangs that, for some reason, always need adjusting on stock Blythes.

She’s borrowing a sweater that my mom knitted. Perhaps I could get mom to knit more of these cardigans in different colors…

Iveta's girl

Well, back to work on the line of Momokos waiting to be madeover for those who wait. But I just had to have a Blythe binge the past week and get it out of my system.

No turning back

June 28, 2008

Hello

All this time I’ve been known for my love for Momokos and have re-rooted so many of these girls. So I feel a little guilty each time I sell another to fund yet another resin purchase but there’s no turning back. I’m truly hooked on Asian ball-jointed dolls and the choices are many. I’ve let go of quite a few momokos and am down to 13. Meanwhile my resin kids are multiplying. I think I’m up to 12 but half of those are Lati yellows and those are small,(actually shorter than a momoko,) This latest girl is Domadoll Okja. Her story is so cute and irresistible that I had to have her. She stand just a little taller than a Momoko but completely different proportions. I just love her sass and her rubenesque body.

Now here’s an experiment I had fun with. I had a Bobobie Erin that I got for the body but then didn’t need her body so I took her apart and put her in rit dye and now she’s this little green girl. Not perfect but pretty cute I think.
Take me to your leader

Ball-jointed Mania

April 12, 2008

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I’ve had 60 cm resin ball-jointed dolls sitting in work pile for some time. Sooah here was a birthday present from hubby- well more like a gift certificate which I picked out this girl thinking I may be interested in a doll this size. But she sai in a box not made-up and here she finally is finished. I think as far as the resin dolls are concerned I prefer the tinies so I’m adopting this one out. I enjoyed doing her face-up though and am trying to hone my skills in that area. I finally got the tricks and techniques and am very pleased with how she came out. I also redid my DIM Persia head…

SOLD
Again, sitting in the not played with pile so I will also adopt him/her out. I just prefer little dolls and when they get bigger than 11 inches tall, I lose interest. I don’t have the room for dolls this size with little hands wanting to grab and tug so it’s just not practical. They are lovely to look at in pictures so I’ll just enjoy them from that angle.

Working on these dolls was a nice change of pace from re-rooting. I have stuff waiting to be done and will tackle those this weekend. But I have to break it up so as not to get burnt out. Here’s my latest re-root. Just a simple one but less is more sometimes. I also changed her eye color, eyebrow color, added lashes and freckles.
For Anna

Meegiko wants a sister

March 11, 2008

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So I think I’m going to get her one. I’d like a Lati with less of a frown and am looking at Lumi. And I’m definitely selecting the make-up option so I can just enjoy her when she arrives. I went and touched up Meegiko’s make-up as I found myself obsessing about any perceived imperfections. Oh well. I’m happy with her now… for now…

I made Meegiko some dresses. The same A-line pattern from puchicollective only Lati sized. She’s wearing one of them and I’m getting the hang of the machine. Still going at a painfully slow pace but since these dresses are so small it doesn’t matter. It still gets done fast since there’s only at most a 3 inch line of fabric. I hope to tackle another kind of pattern like the empire dress.

I’m squeezing these little me projects in between re-roots. Here’s my latest, a re-rooted 04NY. The customer wanted an opposite version of Dramatic bride and 04NY is the perfect doll to do that. Imagine Dramatic bride without melanin and this is what you get. She’s a nice fresh cool version. Here she wearing R&D’s Midnight Sparkle dress.

The anti bride

Another Year, Another Bonus Truck

January 31, 2008

She likes her hair too!

Just over a year ago, I experienced the excitement of the Bonus Truck. The mystery of what I would get was too irresistible. Last year I got what the consensus considered the least favorite-04NY. I liked her though but admit that when I opened the box and saw her I was a little disappointed because I was really hoping for the more rare red head the most. The black haired girl was next on my wish list. It was still a great deal with all the goodies and I still have my plain Jane Scandinavian I call Anika. Sometimes I refer to her as Anika Underrated.

This year I made out! I went through two sources to try and obtain a Bonus Truck. One was the lottery at RnD,(didn’t get picked.) The other was a wonderful dealer right in Japan that several of us Momoko addicts used to purchase the Bonus Trucks at Doll Show 21 where they were selling this year. He couldn’t promise anything but was successful and immediately sent my mystery box out. I got it yesterday and could hardly contain myself as I opened the box. I was immediately shocked and thrilled to see I got one of this year’s coveted girl, the natural redhead dead center. Right now her twin is up on Yahoo Japan at over $600.00. I’ve heard the caddy redhead is even more rare but I’m really happy to have this one. The color goes very well with her skin tone and it’s plenty different from the 05AW girls. So yesterday was definitely a Happy Doll Day!

In projects, I finished another punk rocker commission. This customer wanted the reverse of Mama Told Me with mostly pink hair and black streaks. Really clever idea from the customer and I definitely love the results.

For Blair

Another Kenner!

January 18, 2008

After her hair treatment

I’m still amazed at the opportunity that fell in my lap the past 2 weeks. A fellow doll collector and flickr buddy has developed a new love for Petwork’s Momokos. Previously a Blythe collector, he started his search of Petworks girls and came accross my collection in my flickr photostream. I had some of his dream girls-particulary Nadiff. He had posted on several boards a want to by notice on this girl. I thought about it but wasn’t quite ready to give her up since I just got her not too long ago. But then he contacted me. So I decided to look at his collection to see if there was any girl I was looking for. I saw he had some Kenner girls so I mentioned I’d be willing to work out a trade for one of his Kenners. I thought to myself that he probably wouldn’t go for it but it turned out he was thinking of letting go of his blonde sidepart! My heart lept and I was taken aback thinking it was too good to be true. I knew I’d have to let go of more than just Nadiff in the deal. I struggled to think who else could go and finally decided on 03AN who came with Nadiff. He was looking for her also so we worked out a deal. Of course, he got some extras and some cash but thankfully it was within my reach. I had wanted a blonde Kenner and put her on my wishlist thinking it would be a while before I could afford her. So to suddenly have her and not have it be too painful as far as money and trades is really the best part. He’s got his dream girls and I got mine and we are both just ecstatic over the deal.

It was hard to focus on my dolly projects during all this but I did get some done and here’s the latest commission. She’s a Whiter Shade of Blue Momoko re-rooted in toyokalon. The customer wanted the pin straight texture to achieve this Princess cut. I found toyokalon hard to work with but definitely will use it as an option for when I want that super straight look the the BT06 red and black girls have and my 03RD has.
for Icey Nerd

Kawaii

January 13, 2008

FS- cafe au lait custom

Today’s Momoko is my latest custom up for sale on my sale page. She has been re-rooted in brunette Katsilk and has added freckles and repainted lips. Cafe au Lait has such pretty make-up but boring hair so here she is with a new hairstyle. I guess I’m on a freckle kick from the last custom I did.

Here’s a Lati I adopted from a lovely person in Spain. She’s a Lati White basic special Lily. She’s is only 4 1/2 inches tall and fits in the palm of my hand. I’ve named her Chiyo-chan. She epitomizes the word Kawaii which means cute in Japanese. She’s wearing a dress from Kelly’s wardrobe. The special body is a little taller than the basic body so there’s even smaller Lati’s than this.
Meet Chiyo-chan

Doll therapy

January 9, 2008

First doll of the year

Here’s Silver Crescent- my first doll of the year and this is after I said I wouldn’t get any more Sekiguchi momokos. Best laid plans. I saw her out of box pictures and she had rave reviews from all who owned her so I decided since I let some other dolls go, I had room for her. She really is much more beautiful in person. She’s very glamorous and I think one of the best Sekiguchi releases in a while. And right now she’s providing some good therapy for a stressful week of MIA packages. I’m hoping it’s just some holiday season fall out and the packages reach their destination.

I’ve been busy with several projects. Here’s the latest custom Momoko request. Rou Rou Momoko wanted a sister and the customer had me vary the look using blonde hair and two tails instead of one. This was previously Day off Delight Momoko who has a very similar face to Rou Rou. I added the freckles to complete the likeness. She’s pretty cute. Very sweet and innocent looking. Maybe Rou Rou’s younger sister?
Rou rou's sister for Iveta

Also was busy making a playroom for the living dollies. The tent can come out and a the inflatable guest bed can go in it’s place for when grandma visits. See grandma, we haven’t forgot about you. The little table can double as a night stand with a reading lamp. They’re making good use of the room so far and hopefully we can set up clickstart on the spare little t.v. in there.
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Happy New Year!

January 3, 2008

New Papers

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Celebration. Here’s a Blythe of the day. She’s Ichigo Heaven and she’s modeling in front of some nice paper that my husband got me for Christmas. He also ordered Lati Lea so I’m anxiously awaiting her arrival which will probably be sometime this month.

On the doll projects I finished a cool commission I really like. The customer asked for Snow White momoko to be re-rooted with a princess hair cut and red streaks in black hair. Here are the results.

For Shoshanah
She’s also modeling in front of the papers hubby got me.

May your 2008 be great and prosperous and full of happiness and peace.
Happy doll day!

Last Doll of the Year

December 13, 2007

Last doll of the year
Follow My Back Momoko arrived yesterday and she’s very pretty and unique. She has the cutest little beauty mark below her eye. In the promo pics people complained saying it looked like a spec of paint. But when you see it in person, it looks like a freckle and fits well adding that extra touch.

She’s the last doll I expect to get this year and a good one to end my ever growing collection for the year. I’m going to have to consider letting some other dolls go if I’m really going to continue collecting different dolls. Most of my Sekiguchi Momokos are in the wait pile for a new look and then probably offered for sale. I’m probably not going to keep adding Blythes with a few exceptions here and there and only after I let some others go. I just don’t have the space or attention span to have hundreds of dolls. I only have 2 shelves that I can devote to my dolls. So all this is going on my New Years resolutions. Maybe I’ll have to watch some Clean Sweep episodes to inspire me not to hoard.