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Mini G

October 11, 2009


Mini G

Originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls

Another doll from a month or so ago. I did a mini me for a client. She was kind enough to have really cool hair with red streaks in it. Of course, she had that before the concept of her mini me but it sure did make this a fun project!

She was originally a Bow Wow Traditional and I added the red streaks and gave her a new part line to match the owner’s hair.

For an SBL I really do like this girl. I had a BWT but sold her. But that’s o.k. I would have never come up with this concept on my own.

Where have I been?

October 11, 2009


Finished for Valerie

Originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls

It’s been ages, I know. I’ve been busy with kiddos and somehow the work has piled up again so I haven’t had much time to blog.

This is a few weeks old. She’s a puki multihead Ante on a brownie body. I did her face-up and think it’s one of my best because of the teeny tiny detail. I almost went blind doing it.

She’s in her new home after a rough trip from the post office. For some reason the packages I sent to San Diego got beat up. I sent 2 different one to 2 different people at 2 different times and both dolls got shook loose or searched or I don’t know what. Thankfully they didn’t suffer any damage and they were insured. Now I’m hesitant to send packages to San Diego. Priority mail took a week and I’m in a neighboring state.

Well, I’ll post more pics of projects soon.

New addition

April 17, 2009

FA- FRFR MSR hybrid

I’m taking a few moments here to catch up after welcoming a beautiful son into the world 4 weeks ago. When he was sleeping all the time during the day and hubby was home from work and parents were around to keep the other 2 busy, I finished up some unfinished projects.

The girl above is available for sale. She was a Friendly Freckles and got her scalp swapped with Miss Sally Rice. It was then dyed this fresh spring green. I gave her new airbrushed make-up, cool cat chips, lashes, lip carving and this hand made dress by yours truly. However, I’m still a novice sewer so it’s not perfect. But the doll is so cute and fresh. I almost hate to part with her but other dolls are calling.
So, if this spingtime lovely calls out to you visit my website for more info.
Another loose end that was a year and a half in the making was my black Blythe. I finally got a Pure Neemo body for her since it took the paint quite nicely. Pure Neemo can wear many of Blythe’s clothes. She’s already heading to her new owner so she’s not available any more. I made her dress as well.
Custom black blythe

I love her dark chocolate skin tone. Makes me crave some chocolate now.
So that’s the news in dolly land. Now back to the real world.

Crunch Time

March 12, 2009

Maggie's girl

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted last but I’ve been working on stuff and the latest is a mohair custom I finished for a customer. I’m really pleased with her outcome. Mohair is tricky to work with and gets matted so easily so it takes me a while to detangle it after finishing the rooting. She has a Cool Cat scalp and eye chips and was previously a Prima Dolly Aubrena. I airbrushed her make-up in pinkish tones including some airbrushing on the lips. I must admit she’s pretty dreamy and I wanted to play with her more but her owner didn’t waste any time paying for her so off she went just as soon as she was finished.

I say crunch time because I’m expecting any day now so I had to get as much done as possible before the new living dolly make his entrance. This may keep me away for a while although I hope not and hope to get back to work after some recovery time. In fact, I’m expecting the new set of Prima dollies toward the end of the month so hopefully that will motivate me to get back to work. Or at least provide some much needed doll therapy.

I’ve also had many people ask if I’ll be putting up more episodes of The Chronicles of Judith and my answer is yes, I hope so! Probably slow but definitely plan to continue for as long as my sister writes for it and my husband is willing to do music for it.

But for now I prepare for the new one which will definitly keep me busy. Until then, sianara!

Musical Scalps

January 13, 2009

Coco

This stunning beauty above is Miss Sally Rice with Milky Sugar Way’s scalp and then I gave her bangs because I’m partial for bangs. She has the hair I want. The color is so rich. I had played around with different scalps for her and I’m finally settling on this one. Her previous scalp was Velvet Minuet’s I had laying around. VM ended up getting Merry Skier’s scalp which was then dyed to black and turned into “Goth girl for Iveta”

So where did VM’s scalp go?

HH custom

Here it is. The custom Hello Harvest that I’ve been working on for now what would be a year has finally settled on VM’s scalp with this paige boy hair cut. She now has a totally mod look to her. She’ll be available for sale soon. I’m just waiting on a custom dress for her. Do message me if interested.

She originally had her own scalp dyed red and then given bangs but now the scalpless Merry Skier will get that I think.  The RBL’s and SBL’s scalps are molded the same. It’s just a matter of prying them off their domes.

So, that’s the story of musical scalps.

Best Intentions

December 23, 2008

My one SBL

Hello all. I hope everyone is getting ready to have a festive Holiday.  We’ve been busy with getting gifts off and kids being off school. I’m still working on mostly Momoko commissions and sneaking in some Blythe customizing to keep things interesting. Above is a new girl that I tried to hold off getting.  I originally just wanted her for her scalp so I could put it on Miss Sally Rice. She looks really good with other hair and many Blythe collectors have been experimenting with different scalps. And for now, Miss Sally Rice is still reasonably priced.

However, she will probably go the way of Ebony who was the cheapest and least popular of the Primadolly 2’s and became popular as a base doll for customizing. But then she became harder to come by just stock and now is hard to find and expensive.  To think I had an Ebony. Sigh… She was one of my first customs. Ah well.

Anyway, this girl above is Bow Wow Traditional and since she’s an SBL, I intended to break her down for her scalp and use her as a custom base. I’m not too fond of the SBL mold so I usually pass on these dolls. But I really like this girl and now my plans have been dashed for now. I’m just keeping her as is. I wish CWC would make more jet black haired girls. Especially an RBL girl. I would buy several.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and stay tuned for more episodes of The Chronicles of Judith.

Am I there yet?

July 5, 2008

Yern with mohair wig

There’s a double meaning in the title today. As it is the time of much traveling and we have heard our kids say “are we there yet?” But also in my face-up practicing. The latest is the above Lati Blue Yern. She actually had a very beautiful face-up from her previous owner. But I really intended on getting a blank Yern from Latidoll and then this one came up in the secondary market so I grabbed it and was excited I wouldn’t have to wait most likely 2 months for one from Latidoll to arrive. Also the make-up was a lot more dramatic and I prefer subtle natural “nude” face-ups. So here she is and I’m really happy with it.

Finally, I decided to finish Miel. I had originally started with redoing her eye-brows because the default had way too much criss crossness going on and too bushy. Miel is portrayed as a boy doll for Lati but many like to make him a girl. The renewal bodies are genderless anyway. Then I decided to take off the rest of her make-up and managed to leave the new eye-brows in tact. So here she is and I’m so happy I went all the way and redid her.
New face

Happy 4th of July for us in America and for the rest of the world, Have a great weekend!