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The Purple Beryl

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  Yes, there IS a PURPLE (!!) version and it is a beautiful color!! And since I knew she was coming, I was able to use some saved credit card points to order my own Haze of Phantasm Beryl...in Peony White. I know you are saying, but isn't ..purple..the reason you wanted a Purple Beryl? Well, the truth is a) I really really like the Peony White..and I know I can paint a face on it, while I was very uncertain of my ability to paint on a darker surface. Since I have had Covid I do better working on things with a lot of contrast. I did have to ponder it overnight, though :D Anyway, I did order the hoofed version. You can order her with the legs and hooves, and with both the Romantic and open eyed heads (this is the Romantic eye head), and with either the Extra legs or the simple legs (I always say get the Extra legs, it makes posing so much easier) and either a small bust or the regular bust. (both are nice, Beryl's head is a medium sized head for the slim body, so the bigger bust

Becky without Snakes

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 I had forgotten that Iplehouse issued a Medusa baby doll, but I happened to be procrastinating and I went to look at Iplehouse, to see what was new, and while the snakes are no longer available you can still get Becky with the cutie hands, and as a promotion, an extra head. (Extra heads are not really the plus it sounds like :D) If a company routinely sells bodies, then it's ok, but Iplehouse does not. Anyway, I regret the lack of snakes with bow ties. They look so pleased with themselves :D

Cate's Dolls

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 The is the Flickr of someone who just followed me, and what a treat! The dolls are beautiful but oh the clothes! Such fun to look at them-- lots of beautiful detail.  Take a minute and check it out: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54841237@N00/with/51792434676/ Meanwhile Andy and I finished another set of bathing suits with sort of an Italian theme--this one is "Murano Glass" and it was done at the end of the set when we were ...uhh something blue? Shiny? Peacocks? For no reason except peacocks are blue and shiny and I had some licensed peacock designs from Digital Curio on Etsy , which if you do digital scrapbooking, is a treasure trove. Or texturing too :D That mermaid floatie is by Lilflame and I love it :D

Soom Wenzel

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  So here is Mr. Wenzel, looking soulful and sporting a pandemic haircut--the listing says he is a new head, not a reissue, but he's definitely a Soom guy. I like his nose :D Even more, I like his horns, and of all the fantasy parts I have owned, horns have not moved along for the simple reason they Keep The Wigs On. Especially mohair wigs, which I love-- but they are notoriously shifty, sliding off at a moment's notice. So I used some points that I had piled up at Soom and ordered the horns. I figured if they end up being too large for anyone here, Cat might have a Sard in need of horns at her place--but I think these horns are the same mold as the ones that Sophie the Beryl always wears, so they should fit any 8-9 head that you can stick magnets into. By the way, I often buy the bigger neodymium magnets from K and J magnetics in the US, they ship pretty fast, though I don't know what the pandemic has done for their supply chain. https://id.dollsoom.com/en/shop/persona-wen

Suddenly, Diana

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 In order to clear some room for things like...shoes...I have been downsizing my doll collection, and I have been doing pretty well (though I seem stuck at the current number). Akutenshi even offered me a very  lovely Dollshe Diana (she waited two years at least for it), and then was disappointed when it came; it was on the Pose body, which has a movable neck that looks odd to me--and unpainted she looks a little bland. So I said no, a little regretfully (they are beautiful dolls). But then Cat, out of the blue, shipped me a box with a gorgeous Diana head painted by LuckyL, and the little resin minx immediately moved in, stole some clothes, took a brand new wig and settled herself into the one empty spot on the shelf, and there she is. She will be Gwen here, and I am happy to have her!! Thank you Cat! (and Bob, who packed her so well) <3

Muransky Vs Godiva, the sequel

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Way back in 2016, I put up a (surprisingly popular) blog post about how I had my AmEx card hacked,and some of the background to the Great Chocolate heist of 2015:   https://dollsartcats.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-six-million-dollar-box-of-chocolates.html So years have passed, we had a pandemic and an attempted coup and then, on Friday, I got an envelope in the mail from the Muransky v.Godiva Chocolatier Claims Administration, and inside-- there was a check for $32.52 ! My portion of the settlement! I can't eat chocolate now (or regular coffee; thanks Covid) but I will take my $32.52 to Ted's Montana Grill, order a salad, and thank Dr.Muransky and American Express for the meal :D (If you have poser, the petit four in the illustration is a free download at Renderosity.com: https://www.renderosity.com/freestuff/items/78798/poser-petit-four

Breccia Sweet Shine

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  Soom is releasing a number of classic molds this year--today it's Breccia, with the fox legs and the new body. She's so cute :D Even better, you can choose a Bronze Romantic version! You can as usual mix and match heads, or get both. Order period lasts until March 2nd, Korea time. Here is the link to check it out: https://gem.dollsoom.com/en/shop/breccia-sweet-shine/ Rumor has it that Beryl will be released in June, so I am waiting to buy anything :D