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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

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.

These boots are made for walkin'

02SPpk

November 2, 2007

Petworks Momokos 007

Happy Friday everyone. Hope all that celebrate Halloween had a fun time tricker treating and such.

Today’s momoko is 02SPpk. She is the special Hara Museum version. There were five versions of this doll. Basically the same doll with different color shirt dresses and shoes. Their hair is slightly different on each doll too. I found her off Yahoo Japan and for some reason no one else bid on her so I got her for close to the original list price. She’s turned out to be a favorite. She’s so much cuter than I was expecting. I love it when that happens!

I finished a Blythe custom. It started out as my own project. I like to think about whether I’ll sell the doll or not but a customer said if I was doing a blonde one she’d buy her. I was already re-rooting this one in blonde. She came back to me and said she would buy her and then sent me a deposit so it turned into a commission. But I still got to go with my original ideas for the most part as the customer trusted my tastes and doesn’t like to “direct” the artist too much but instead let the artist decide.

So… here she is and there she went. Off to her new mommy. I’ll get to see pictures of her and maybe at a meet in the future. It’s always fun to see what the customer re-dresses the dolls in.

blythecust 008

She has been completely re-rooted. She started off as a Hello Harvest and has airbrushed make-up, repainted lips, new eyelashes and her stock eye chips were switched around. Also sleep eyes were added.

Well that’s all for now. Have a great weekend!

02KF

October 30, 2007

Petworks Momokos 012

As I said, I would profile my Petwork’s girls. So here’s the first one in the series. She hasn’t had much photo time since I got her during the super busy period of commission overload. This is 02KF. 02 meaning she was produced in 2002 and KF for Korizu Factory- doll fashion designers making colorful feminine somewhat folksy dresses and accessories. I do wish their creations were more readily available but I think you have to be in Japan to buy their stuff or something. I lucked out and got her in a trade.

Speaking of trades, I had a sudden desire to make 03AN my next girl. I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. I thought since I probably won’t be buying anymore dolls for the rest of the year, (with perhaps the exception of one of the new CCS girls and a Bonus Truck if they’re offered,) this conquest would have to wait till next year. It’s strange because I never cared for her pixie haircut and then I saw more pictures of her redressed and my eyes were opened to her unique charm.  Then it occured to me to check my dolly buddy from back east who has the world’s biggest doll collection. Sometimes she has doubles of dolls as that’s how I got my 04HB in a trade. As luck would have it she did have two and since I do customs for her on a regular basis we worked out a trade. Just like that! I’m so excited to add her to my collection. Not only that but we also added 04NF in the trade so I’ll have yet another unique Petwork’s beauty. Stay tuned…

Now

Back to the basics

October 30, 2007

Girls of Fall

Time flies and then I realize I haven’t updated in a while. I decided to take some pictures so here’s my Momokos of the day. I also took pictures of all my Petwork’s Momokos and will profile each one that I have. I found out through taking these pics that I have 12 of these original beauties. I really do prefer them to the Sekiguchi model and will probably thin that collection a little bit. Of course, many are candidates for customs.

There’s just something about the Petworks and now Close Clipped Sheep dolls that make them so alluring. They’re are definitely better quality as far as the heads go and they just have a clean simplicity and innocence. Sometimes the Sekiguchi dolls look too made-up for my taste.

On the customizing front I’ve got several works in progess and am finding it difficult to get at least one of them completed. The Blythes in particular have been giving me trouble. My black Blythe doesn’t want to hold the special paint on her body so she stays on the back burner untill I can get the paint on the legs just right. I ran out of hair on a custom Hello Harvest that I was re-rooting and then yesterday I was trying to airbrush her make-up and either would screw it up or just when I had it right the paint would get scratched. I ended up having to completely remove my hardwork and start all over again this morning. Finally I was fresh enough to get it right and now she just waits on more hair. I can’t wait to get her done and post pictures. She’s quite the stunner! A customer has already laid claim on her so I don’t get to keep her and it might sting a little to let her go. But hopefully, she’ll be thrilled as that’s the best reward for me.

I finish off with a picture of my DaBi wearing Blythe Closet Fashions. We did a trade and I must say both of us are very satisfied with our trade. YAY!
New clothes

Black Blythes and more

October 15, 2007

Beach Rodeo for Melissa

Well it’s been crazy busy here trying to do too many things at once. This is the last Beach Rodeo in a string of commissions. I think I did upwards of seven Beach Rodeos out of all the re-roots in the past 2 1/2 months. She’s a real popular one who’s original stock is pretty underwhelming but with new hair and style she really stands out.

On the Blythe front, I’m making up for lost time as I take a break between commission projects. I’ve got a few works in progress re-rooting one, dyeing hair on others and my first black blythe. Here’s her sneak peak.
Black Blythe

I’ll definitely be doing more of these delicious beauties. I have to also do one just for me if I ever get the chance.

I’ve been customizing a Tailor Gibson as well. I dyed her hair and gave her a bob. I also gave her all new make-up and changed her chips around. I’m not sure if she’s done yet. I may try to get her hair darker but not sure.
Custom Tailor Gibson

So as you can see the past week was a busy one. I also made a new dolly friend and had a dolly meet with her. She sews and in fact calls herself Sewpixie and makes the cutest dresses which she’s finally offering up for sale.

Till next time, have a happy dolly week!