Posted tagged ‘Dolls’

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.

Fresh and Fruity

April 7, 2010


Happy Easter!, originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

Here’s my new girl “Simply Mango.” I haven’t given her a name yet. She came with “Simply Guava” who has fluorescent pink hair. CWC will sometimes release dolls as a set which brings the price down per doll. I try to take advantage of these so I can have them around to customize.

But I really like this girl just as she is. I love the color of her hair. I’m not wild about Guava. I’m sure once Guava is customized though I’ll change my tune. But this Mango girl. I just LOVE her hair color! It’s the color of a mango lassi. Maybe I’ll call her Lassi. I’m sure everyone else that gets her will call her that too. I can be sure there will be at least one.

For now I will change out her chips. I enjoy the shiny newness of a freshly released Blythe. Then when I tire of her I’ll probably customize her and debate whether I should sell her nor not. Right now I can’t imagine doing that. I just really get happy when I look at her hair. PAM does the same thing. I don’t play with my PAM that often but I get a little pick me up when I look at her teal hair.

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.

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.