Introducing Petal

Posted September 12, 2016 by sylviecola
Categories: Dolls

She’s just about finished. A quick post about Petal. I plan to list her and will update when I do. But for now, it’s time to just introduce her.

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She started off as Charlotte Fleur. I got her without her scalp and dome so I went shopping for hair. I don’t like to do re-roots anymore and will do anything get out of doing a re-root. I do love the look of the natural fibers like alpaca and mohair so sometimes I’m able to trade services for one. In fact, for this girl I thought I’d have some gorgeous wool hair for her and sent it off for a trade but the person who I sent it to hasn’t had a chance to get to it yet. So… that meant trying something else. There’s this Etsy shop that sells some interesting scalps. I had my eye on this pastel bob for a while.

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It reminds me of Hydrangeas we have around the neighborhood. They grow so well here and I love the way they go from pink to blue. I thought of naming her Hydrangea but decided on Petal.  I’d like to say it was her that told me her name but I think the eye chips might have had something to do with it.

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These beautiful chips by Irene Garcia, aka Ig Sirenita really make her special. I hate to sacrifice them on a doll I’m going to let fly the coop but they were so perfect for her.

More on Petal later including where to get her. For now, I want to just enjoy her flowery goodness!

So Close!

Posted September 10, 2016 by sylviecola
Categories: blythe, Custom Dollies, Dolls

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And yet so far! I’m almost done with my latest custom.  I carved.  I sanded. I sanded some more. And more.

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Finally the make-up. Shading, airbrushing, eyebrows. Will I do freckles?  I don’t know.

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I still have eye-chips to do and some other odds and ends. This is the part where I get excited and impatient. Stay tuned…

Let’s resurrect this thing

Posted September 7, 2016 by sylviecola
Categories: blythe, Custom Dollies, Dolls

Hello Dolly friends. I’ve let this blog go and thought it was time to get back into it. I miss the old days of Flickr and it seems everyone migrated over to Facebook. But I found Facebook to be too negative. Even with all the cute kitty pictures and fun posts. I’ve been busy, still customizing and haven’t really shared them much over here. So without further adieu here are some of my more recent Blythe customs:

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These have all gone to their homes or are on their way so they’re not available for adoption. I am working on a new girl though and will make her available soon. Stay tuned! I’ll be sure to post her here as well as on Flickr, Instagram, Facebook etc.

See you soon!

 

 

Alabaster

Posted August 22, 2013 by sylviecola
Categories: Dolls

Alabaster

I will be listing this girl on Etsy on Friday August 23rd at 10 am PST.
Here is my shop link http://www.etsy.com/shop/SCoLaDolls
Work done on her:
Sand-matted
Advanced carving of nose, philtrum and lips.
New make-up in pastels and airbrushed acrylics.
All new eye-chips including one set of hand-painted ones.
Gaze-adjusted, boggled and sleep eyes.
All new pull charms
She comes with the Melacacia dress pictured on a Licca body.
Hair is mohair and I believe it was done by Ris-Ras dolls.
If you have any questions, I can be emailed at petensylvia at cox dot net.
You can view her set on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sylviecola/sets/72157635179263228/with/9566855966/

Custom Meowsy Wowsy

Posted February 27, 2013 by sylviecola
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Custom Meowsy Wowsy

She hasn’t a name yet but she’s as cute as can be. I’m real happy with how she came out.

Custom Border Spirit

Posted February 27, 2013 by sylviecola
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Custom Border Spirit

I call her Humble Daisy which I stole from XTC and their song titled Humble Daisy

I’m back.

Posted February 17, 2013 by sylviecola
Categories: blythe, Custom Dollies, reroots

I’ve been away from updating this blog in a while but not completely away from dolly world. We moved out of state further west and have pretty much settled in and planted roots. We had rented a house when we first moved and it was very small and I didn’t have a studio. Now I have my own studio. A place I can keep the kids out of so that’s a real treat.

I’ve had a handful of custom Blythes that I did. My most recent are still getting some finishing touches like pull charms. I’m fresh out of pull charms so these two new girls wait for something as simple as that but otherwise I’m really pleased with how they came out.

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This girl is quite a stretch for me.

Caught between two worlds...

As you can see she has something going on with the left side of her face. I don’t know what her story is. Not sure if she’s had a spell cast against her or if she’s stuck between two worlds. Who knows? But she’s pretty special. She has two sets of hand-painted chips. She’s a translucent factory RBL girl with gorgeous lavender hair. I’ll probably offer her for sale eventually but my fingers have been sticky lately and I just want to enjoy her for now till I’m ready to move on and let her go.

I also did a mohair custom. But I think I’ll be staying away from doing re-roots for a while. I took forever to finish this scalp. I’ve just done so many re-roots in my past that I’m burnt out. All those Momoko re-root commissions from many moons ago really turned me off. The good news is another customizer wants to trade with me where I do a face-up for her and she does a re-root for me! She enjoys them and finds them relaxing so in the future I’ll let someone else do an alpaca re-root for me!

Anyway, this girl is named Estella. She’s a starry eyed girl.. Literally! She has a set of Melly Kay resin chips which I just love on her!

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I gave her a set of hand painted chips also.

Estella's hand painted chips

She will be made available soon! Still getting her pull charm together. I may put her on eBay. Haven’t decided yet but open to enquiries also.