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03AN

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

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02KF

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

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Back to the basics

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!
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