Showing posts from October, 2017

Happy Halloween!

I didn't do anything doll-related yesterday because I was glued to the news and reading indictments; but I thought I would do a little review of the L'Oreal Colorista temp hair dye now that I have been in it for a couple of days (and gone through a shampoo). I have dyed my hair for so many years I have no idea what my "natural" color is (apparently a sort of salt and pepper steel gray?) and over that I had very streaky, brassy gold highlights that no longer flatter my more pinky older self. So I wanted something in the purple tones anyway to tone down the brassiness of my permanent dye. I bought the color knowing that while it is advertised as a "temporary" color, things with blue pigments tend to be quite colorfast and that I would be wearing it for a while.

When I opened the box, I found the directions, several pairs of gloves, and one pre-mixed bottle. If you want really intense color, there is another Colorista product you need to use first, which I th…

Doll Meet Photos

I had so much fun, the time just flew. The dolls were fabulous and I don't think I even saw all of them :D And since it was Halloween, people came dressed up! Check out Black Cat Nya's costume that she sewed!

So perfect!! More pix of dolls"

A really cute Dollfie Dream in costume--I never think to give my dolls costumes at Halloween, though I did sort of attempt with a random Halloween hat this time.

That is a Fairyland Scarlett with a artist faceup and a gorgeous custom dress, photos do not show all the tiny detail or how beautiful she is with this faceup--I liked Scarlett, but I never though she was beautiful until now!

Make and take crafts! The mask bases are just thin craft foam, and then if you put lace over that and glue it, and add feathers and bling, the end result looks wonderful! Plus the masks are super light and won't damage faceups.

A Lillycat Cerise..I love that dress!

Tying an obi is amazingly hard--it's like doing origami with 12 feet of very stiff…

Chitown Dollz..teaser

I will have more tomorrow, I have to clean up and resize the photos I took, and some of them need sharpening and color balancing. In the meantime, Sicktress took a photo of Naomi in her corset and skirt! Here's one photo that Sicktress took... and the colors match!! I had to pick colors blindly because I remembered Naomi's old look-- but I knew that Sicktress was redoing her and I didn't know what her new tatts would look like.
Here she is!

Tada! If you are on Tumblr you can see the whole set!

A Meet-Up Tomorrow

I am bringing 5 dolls and it took me ALL DAY to locate shoes, wigs and jewelry that was presentable for these guys. I need to start drawing names out of a hat and each week make one complete outfit for each doll, so that if they have a chance for an outing, they have something to wear..both tops AND pants. I never did find Rusty the Vampire's cravat, though it has been floating around on table tops for weeks. Up there is Isley, named after Poison Ivy. She always has good shoes, though I just today realized that they don't zip all the way up her calves 0.o

After this photo I found shoes and a witch's hat for Cherry, though she still looks a little chilly to me.

Rusty, saying "Who needs a cravat anyway? Blaa."

This girl needs her own clothes--she got the cast-off tights I made for Naomi and decided they weren't good enough, a skirt that belongs to Tanglewyn, and a corset owned by Cecelia, who is a Granado Nuevo and has a similar wide shoulder. Coral might be t…

Two DollZone Mermaids

DollZone's Halloween Event is..mermaids. I love mermaids in general, and I think these are brilliant, but they are not for me--because they are ...perfect. There is nothing left to be done! You buy them a tank and a few rocks and a cheesy castle and a reef background; and there you go. OK maybe a tiny skeleton from the Halloween store. But you can't really improve on what DollZone did here. And for me, there are no feet. I guess when it comes to dolls what I really like are Sea Nymphs, which have feet.

Anyway, this beauty is named for the tarot card The Empress, and you can get her direct from Denver Doll, or from Alice's if you are a Pacific Rim dweller. Sales period is from now until November 11th. More pix:

And now for another mermaid, the High Priestess!

This one looks a little bitey. Full view:

They are 76 cm including the heads, but very long and thin, the heads are almost msd sized...16.5 cm around. They take 14mm eyes. Whoever is painting them does a gorgeous job!

Hannah And Her Sisters

Impldoll Shaun has been hard at work making some crazy great fantasy heads--this is Hannah, who you can buy as a rolling head for 120.00 ....but wait there is more :D Another version:

Here is the fabulous back of the head--you have to look hard to see the headcap in all those petals:


Hannah in Special Red. The fullset clothes are available too; I think you have to get a Star or Idol body to get those, but I am not sure. I will give you the link to Alice's Collections, as I think the Impldoll site is sometimes glitchy:
Impldoll Hannah

Here's how to get the head alone (From the Impldoll Facebook)
we released our new doll Hannah.She has three special makeup effects.we offer free make up event for her(period time October 23th- October 30th). In order to thank you for your support:)we sell these 3 sample heads in the skin head/ real skin head / red skin head.
Each head only costs $120, including shipping charges. If you're interested, please send…

Hitch Ball Cover

So I was walking around the marine department at Bass Pro shops, as you do, and I spotted a tiny, bjd head-sized deer head. It's actually a Hitch Ball Cover, the little plastic or rubber part that people put over the hitch ball on the back of their pickup truck, when it's not in use, so it doesn't get dirty and rusty and make it harder to pop your boat trailer or whatever on there when summer comes around.

The hitch cover was all of seven dollars, and made of soft rubbery plastic, just like a mask. It's one of a series, there are Rubbery Bass you can stick on there too. Here is what it looks like underneath:

I'm going to stitch it to a collar of a sort of vest so it will stay put on a doll body--the head won't turn, but it will still be mad fun. Look at the nice detail on the head!

Angel Toast

"Angel Toast" is an artist and bjd sculptor, and she has a Flickr; which is fun to look at if you a) want to see what her own dolls look like (Lunnula Moonbeams up there is hers) and b) want to see fantasy hair colors on her personally. I am intrigued by the pale lavender she had a while back. ;) Her faceups are as good or better than the various factory makeups, and she is very professional about communicating, invoicing, and returning the finished head/item. I commissioned her for something years ago--I don't remember exactly which doll it was, but I remember it was a pleasant and painless experience. It also makes a difficult doll easier to sell if it has an Angel Toast faceup--for one thing, she can usually coax a happy/pleasant expression out of even a pretty grumpy sculpt.

Here is her website for commissions--the link goes to the commission rules page, and then you can jump to wherever else you want (like the Gallery). I have a head I am debating sending her but I …

Casual Flats and an EID Head on a Mirodoll Muscle Body

Chalyss wanted to see an EID head on the Mirodoll Muscle Body, and the Rebecca head is a little large. Rebecca is one of the largest heads Iplehouse has made, Carina is a little larger, but most of the other heads are a bit smaller and should work on the Miro body. The shoulders are wide enough to look proportional, especially for heads like Grace and Asa, which are fairly small. The neck does gap, but a sculpey filler, or even a styrofoam one, would fix that. I still need to take out the knots and restring this body to have the knots inside the torso. Here is the view under the neck:

Now here is what I did all weekend--make tiny shoes. The first 3 shoes I made were a fail, so I threw them in a pile and started over. (Apprenticeship is hard). This morning I took the feet off the Loongsoul girl I am trying to make shoes for and started over:

This pattern is just a toe piece and a sole and an elastic strap. How hard can that be? Hah.

 I cut two toes, right and left of the fashion fabri…