Posted tagged ‘custom’

So Close!

September 10, 2016

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…

Back in Business

July 16, 2010

Lids, originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls.

Well, I’m back from IFDC and all those pressing projects and commissions are finally out of the way,(except for Iveta’s…haven’t forgot about you my dear ;-)).

I feel like I can breathe again and decided I will accept commissions again on a very limited basis. I’ve decided I’ll accept two a month and already it looks like August and September are booked so I have 4 more openings for the rest of the year. This means that if you send a doll for me to do during your month it will be completed the same month. I was falling so far behind that that wasn’t always the case.

This will be for face-ups only. I may accept 1 or 2 re-root commissions here and there but it will be a longer wait from when the doll is received.

I’m taking the rest of July off and will work on projects here and there. Perhaps paint my family room and bathroom. Also I want to get back into other forms of creative expression. So maybe I’ll do some artwork. Wherever the wind takes me I suppose.

Now, I briefly mentioned my friend Iveta. She also goes by the title “dolly pimp.” Well, her photography is featured on a clothing line website. Congrats Iveta!

Wendy Dreary came for a fix-up

May 28, 2010

Wendy Dreary came for a fixup, originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

This lovely sad girl I customized a few years ago was showing some wear and tear in her photos.  So, I asked her owner to send her back to me to fix up. She really loves her Wendy Dreary and was reluctant at first and said she couldn’t stand to be away from her.  But she finally sent her over.

It’s kind of nice to reunite with what was one of my first Blythe dolls. She was previously a Rainy Day Parade and was the one doll that perked my interest in Blythe. I think I wanted her most of all but went for some less expensive dolls.  I gave in eventually.  Now I know if there’s a doll I really want, I just need to plan on getting it instead of trying to satisfy my want with a cheaper doll.

Eventually, she turned into Wendy Dreary for a collector friend who was wanting me to do a goth girl for her. And Wendy has been very dreary. She got stuck at the post office without a notice to her mom. We wondered where Wendy disappeared to but her mom persisted and she had been sitting at her local post the whole time. So from the start she’s had a rough life in this incarnation.

Now she’s all freshened up and I will ship her back and hope there isn’t another strange ordeal of being lost in the wilderness.

In a Corner

April 21, 2010

In a corner, originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

Meet Lucy Limeade. Remember a week or two ago I mentioned the factory or proto-type Blythes that I was expecting? Well here she is. Actually,  it’s just her scalp put on a Simply Lilac bait Blythe I had lying around. I’m deciding what to do with the faceplate she came with. I believe it is Tarts and Tea’s. It looks to be natural and the only one that matched to the pictures.

When my factory girls came they had some flaws with the eye-mech where they weren’t turning properly. I have since fixed the little problems.

The other doll I got was a Ribbonetta Wish Scalp on Urban Cowgirl. The eye lids also are RW’s. I’m deciding what to do with her. I fixed her hair. She didn’t have the bangs cut and not much thatching was in place so I sorted that out. I had to give her bangs because her thatching stops midway because she was meant to have thick bangs.

For now I plan to keep my Amaryllis girl. Normally, I find it difficult to bond with my customs unless their make-up is very light. But with this hair, I just have to enjoy it for a while.

The Power of Green

April 6, 2010

Agua get’s a makeover, originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

No, I’m not talking about money…well not directly. I’m talking green hair. Anytime I’ve customized a doll with green hair and then offer her up for sale or even before she’s been offered up, the doll gets snatched up pretty fast.

This pretty girl in the picture is my customized Simply Peppermint, Agua.  Alas, she’s mine no longer and is actually on her way to Australia.  ‘

I wasn’t initially planning on selling her but the previous doll I finished up, Frankie Freckle Face, became too irresistible to sell so I decided to keep her for now.  And after an impulse buy or two,  I had to put another girl in her place.  Agua volunteered. My house is too crazy for her I guess.

I will miss her.  However,  I’m waiting for a factory doll,(impulse buy,)  that has Amaryllis’ hair and I’ve been itching to add her to my collection. Plus since this doll is a factory/prototype doll, I don’t have to feel guilty about customizing her since Amaryllis is quite expensive.

Back to green hair. I guess it’s no coincidence that of all the fantasy colors CWC uses, different shades of green seems to be one of the most frequently used. Pink is actually used the most for fantasy colors and then I think green is next.

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.

Lakshmi

November 3, 2009

Lakshmi, originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls.

This Lakshmi, my Heather Sky. I gave her a new look with carved lips and philtrum and new make-up, lashes, chip ect.
I think she’s a keeper for now. I thought of selling her but she’s so unique.
I was inspired to redo her after giving another HS a re-root in black for a client.
I would like to offer a custom for sale soon. Right now I’m busy with commission work and will squeeze something in between.