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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!

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!