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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.

Compare and Contrast

December 12, 2007

2nd for Jackie

The weather outside is… RAINY. So I’ve been getting some re-roots done. Always seems to be some that I need to do. Here’s one of them for a customer. She was previously Baby Blue Labyrinth. I got this curly hair from dollyhair.com and it sure saves me time in curling hair. She’s wearing last year’s Odd Girl Out dress.

Here’s another set of my favorite doll, (well blythe is also a favorite,) and it’s sort of a technical comparison of a real BT06 next to my fake BT06. The red head is the fake. Her hair is saran and from what I understand, is a little brighter than the original. I heard that the real one has the same color hair as Victorian Nature red which I have. I’ll have to take side by side pictures of the red heads. The black haired girl who’s the real deal has different kind of hair. I’ve heard it’s called toyokalon and it’s bouncier and springier than saran. Saran has a more natural way that it falls whereas toyokalon stays stick straight. I suppose if I got really obsessed with getting the hair just right I could get some toyokalon but I love Ruby the way she is and the thought of starting over does not thrill me.
Technical comparo

Dolly Bonanza

December 7, 2007

009

So I just realized I think I’ve had this blog up for a year now. I can’t believe how time flies. I was reminded of this because of a comment on one of my very first 60cm face-ups. Admittingly not my best work but hey, it was my first one. So here’s my latest one. I had his picture up a few days ago but ended up redoing him and like him better now. Not so washed out looking and very sweet and innocent. I re-worked this wig too so that it would be more boyish. Gave it a haircut and turned it on it’s side. I may still get another wig for him as this one is kind of funky.

So today was quite a happy doll day. I finally got Princess a’ La mode after a few months of buying her. She was waiting on the release of Momoko Slow Smile Traditional. That release was delayed quite a bit so PAM now named Midori was waiting in Japan for a while. I guess you can say it was an early Christmas for me. Such colorful girls. Who knew I’d be drawn to fantasy hair color.
Midori

03AN

November 17, 2007

Yay for trades!

I just realized it’s been at least a week since my last post. Here’s 03AN Momoko. She was not on my list of wants but crept in as I saw more pictures of her and decided to make her my next Momoko. And just like that she came as a result of a trade. She looks really good in hats and can fit in them pretty well since she has little bulk in hair.

On the project front I’ve been taking some personal time working on my own stuff in between commissions. I do appreciate those awaiting their dolls spa treatment patience so I can recharge my batteries. Here’s a Blythe doll that’s been a work in progress for a while. She’s previously a Tailor Gibson and has had her hair dyed several times. The problem with Tailor’s hair is the greenish cast that is almost impossible to get rid of. I kind of like this ashy color so I think she’s done. I’ll probably post her for sale on my website. But here’s her picture in the meantime.
Mousey Miranda not so mousey

Yay for Trades!!!

November 8, 2007

More trades!

So I put a ban on getting any new dolls for the rest of the year which I was doing pretty good so far but we still have a little less than 2 months to go and the doll makers like to release some temptations right before Christmas. Somehow, I’ve ended up with 4 new dolls BUT… they were trades. I finally got the chance to get one of the highly coveted Bonus Truck girls- BT06 black. I could also get the red girl which was the one I wanted the most but I’d have to let go of my Daisy to do that and I just can’t bring myself to do it. Since I have my copy I can’t really justify it so that one will probably slip through my fingers. I am thrilled, however, to add the black version to my collection. I had to let go of 02KF but she was a somewhat neglected girl and her new owner really wanted her. I also acquired Victorian Nature Red. Said goodbye to another neglected girl Jelly Beans Momoko so hopefully she’ll be more lavished upon in her new abode. In another trade I received 03AN and Nadiff Momoko. I’ll post pics of them soon. It’s been a great week in trades!

I have a new custom Momoko I did. She’s had a complete overhall. She came to me as an already customized Out with Puppy and I decided to go my own way with her so I had to remove all her paint and repainted her. I still wanted her to have the Momoko look and tried to be as close to factory as I humanly could. She already had her hair removed by the previous owner so I re-rooted her and styled her with in a retro flip. So here she is. She is available for sale on my website.

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