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Another Year, Another Bonus Truck

January 31, 2008

She likes her hair too!

Just over a year ago, I experienced the excitement of the Bonus Truck. The mystery of what I would get was too irresistible. Last year I got what the consensus considered the least favorite-04NY. I liked her though but admit that when I opened the box and saw her I was a little disappointed because I was really hoping for the more rare red head the most. The black haired girl was next on my wish list. It was still a great deal with all the goodies and I still have my plain Jane Scandinavian I call Anika. Sometimes I refer to her as Anika Underrated.

This year I made out! I went through two sources to try and obtain a Bonus Truck. One was the lottery at RnD,(didn’t get picked.) The other was a wonderful dealer right in Japan that several of us Momoko addicts used to purchase the Bonus Trucks at Doll Show 21 where they were selling this year. He couldn’t promise anything but was successful and immediately sent my mystery box out. I got it yesterday and could hardly contain myself as I opened the box. I was immediately shocked and thrilled to see I got one of this year’s coveted girl, the natural redhead dead center. Right now her twin is up on Yahoo Japan at over $600.00. I’ve heard the caddy redhead is even more rare but I’m really happy to have this one. The color goes very well with her skin tone and it’s plenty different from the 05AW girls. So yesterday was definitely a Happy Doll Day!

In projects, I finished another punk rocker commission. This customer wanted the reverse of Mama Told Me with mostly pink hair and black streaks. Really clever idea from the customer and I definitely love the results.

For Blair

Last Doll of the Year

December 13, 2007

Last doll of the year
Follow My Back Momoko arrived yesterday and she’s very pretty and unique. She has the cutest little beauty mark below her eye. In the promo pics people complained saying it looked like a spec of paint. But when you see it in person, it looks like a freckle and fits well adding that extra touch.

She’s the last doll I expect to get this year and a good one to end my ever growing collection for the year. I’m going to have to consider letting some other dolls go if I’m really going to continue collecting different dolls. Most of my Sekiguchi Momokos are in the wait pile for a new look and then probably offered for sale. I’m probably not going to keep adding Blythes with a few exceptions here and there and only after I let some others go. I just don’t have the space or attention span to have hundreds of dolls. I only have 2 shelves that I can devote to my dolls. So all this is going on my New Years resolutions. Maybe I’ll have to watch some Clean Sweep episodes to inspire me not to hoard.

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

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