Friday, May 18, 2018

Two New Alexandra Khudyakova Dolls

They are new to me, anyway--possibly from the Moscow Doll Show, here with a friend for scale.
And here is another one:

I love the almost monochrome color palette, and all the lace!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Seian arrives!

She's here! UPS showed up at a reasonable time and the box was in perfect shape! This was my first
somewhat-new-from-Fairyland purchase (though it was actually "in stock" at Denver Doll, so she might have been a return or a failed layaway). I was interested to see how she was packed. I had bought a Chloe before from someone on DoA who sends things out "factory fresh" so I was pleased to see that it was the same--outer ship box, inner blue shipping box, and promo cards! I found Denver Doll's layaway super easy to work with--they send reminders on the same day of the month, so my fear of forgetting to pay an installment were unfounded--and they were very good about answering questions!

I remember when Fairyland used to just send the dolls with the "use and care" pamphlet--now they have a nice certificate:

Fairyland now sells headbacks as a separate item, so the headback doesn't have the mold name on it. Instead the faceplate has the name, but not the long identifier number and dates that previous FL heads had:


Inside of faceplate:

The only casualty of shipping (and it may have been being in cold weather earlier this year, too--superglue on foot magnet gave up:

Hilariously terrible headcap fit--if she was a return, I would guess this was why. Akutenshi warned me about that, so it wasn't unexpected, and the faceplate is secure.

She came with a sleeping plate! Along with being in stock, and being NS, I was so happy to be able to get her sleeping face! The hard part will be painting them to match each other, since my faceups are a little random :D

The sleeping plate also has her mold name in it. I haven't tried it on the headback yet, I am tempted to order a separate headback for it. I need to see what it would cost first, since she needs clothes more! Luckily I want her to wear more modern clothes, so they should be easier to find "off the shelf". For now this is cute though:

And now with her foot magnet glued in!:

If I can find my faceup supplies, I will paint her tomorrow :)

Leo Moracchioli Visits a Mall in Norway (In a Bunny Suit)

Just for fun. My Seian MIGHT COME TODAY, UPS willing.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Captured in Thought's Viridian

He belongs to Cat,and needless to say, Cat is thrilled with him. If you want to see more different dolls
and faceups by Captured in Thought, go here:

Viridian is a Soom Sard, one of many that Cat owns (I have actually lost track :o) Here is a couple more photos:

While I don't want one, the sculpt has really grown on me. It's hard to resist those ears paired with a
good faceup!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Why Scale is Important

Also, apparently Darth Vader plays with dolls:

In other news, I've paid off my layaway...but they are sending it UPS 0.o

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Otter Fountain

I could have taken a million photos in Philadelphia, but instead I took a LOT of an otter fountain. But it was so cute!

More bonus cute:

I'm ready to go back :D Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Philadelphia Details

So I have been in Philadelphia this last few days, and it was fabulous. The weather was perfect, and K and J and I walked and walked and walked..and bought shoes :D Here is K, new shoes, and some gardening at a local fire station near Chinatown.

Mr. Tuppy at home. He was actually Mr. Friendly, and very hairy. I bought him a brush, though I am not sure he was excited about it.

Photo of a photo at the Convention Center..a dollhouse!

The Hall of the Dwarven King, aka the convention center.

Penn Museum Roman dollhouse :D

Egyptian Throne Room for ants...or scarabs.

Hello Kitty at the Sanrio dealer!

The crowd at the Trocadero window.

Hotel view of the Galleria building being rebuilt. One of the things about being in a city hotel in the summer, is that around 7 AM, the local guys say "Let us sing you the song of our people!" and then"
BRAPAPAPAPAPAPAPAP go the jackhammers. The hotel was actually pretty soundproof--the hammering and sirens were muted compared to other places I have stayed in.

Cool rooftop shapes.

Gussy Fink-Nottle, who was pretty sure I was going to eat him.

A flowering tree with bees, near where I took the photo of K. I wish I had taken a lot more photos--I took some architechtural reference ones, but not the Macy's Wanamaker's giant organ, the cool graffiti, the little dogs being walked, cool store fronts and a million other things. If I lived there I would just take photos all day, but I was busy being a tourist. We went to a big company dinner at Ocean Prime, and the interior decoration of that place is the most gorgeous art deco/ marine theme; but the light was too low for my regular camera and I was supposed to be social and not snapping pix.
I have a few more photos for tomorrow, though. :D

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A Little Nanuri Head

Akutenshi and I co-bought a doll at the doll show, or rather, we seem to have bought a Fairyland Moe body, one of the Minifee sized ones, and a sketchy head. The price was amazing, and that might be why. So in the interest of having a genuine head on the body, I bought this little 2012 Nanuri head from another Den of Angels member; we also have a Lucywen-with-papers head to put on it. There might even be clothes later :D This little rascal is so cute--"He" is supposed to be a boy, but with those huge eyes and adorbs little teeth this head will make a cute girl.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Shushu Springs Up

My Luts Shushu (almost a decade old now) is usually the first doll I pull out when Spring makes it warm enough to go outside and take photos. This year that meant "May", so the Prairie Buttercups and snowdrops are all done. But the plastic sunflowers bloom all year. :D The clothespin next to her holds a new-to-her dress that might have been on a Tonner before, though it looks handmade. I will have her model it later once her hair is done. She has shoes to go with it! Someone at the Kane County Doll Show had little handmade shoes that fit her perfectly.

I've always wondered why Fairyland doesn't carry shoes to fit the Minifee all the time, since Minifee are so popular. Maybe it's a way to get you to buy their fullsets?

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Soom Raon and a spare Super Gem Body

So here is Soom Raon (I think he was a Fox before?)  in a new, cutie incarnation. He's not my style but I am sure lots of people will like him, since people have been asking for a "sweetie" male sculpt.
The most interesting thing about him (for me) is that you can buy his body as a separate thing. Soom only offers to do headless bodies once a year, usually in the fall. Here is the link to the body page.

You can order up to the 15th (Korea time) and in Normal or Tawny. I think this is still the 2016 taller slimmer, more muscular body (the blurry photo on the old post below has more detail pics of the new body.) I have two of these bodies now and they are good posers, but not the "soft and sweet" look of Raon's head--these bodies look awesome with IOS heads and the ws resin matches pretty well.

Friday, May 4, 2018

May the Fourth Be With You

It's the Hamilton/Star Wars mashup you have been looking for! Its close-captioned if you need it , and it has pretty great special effects! Happy Friday too!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pocket Fallen Angel

It's Nor and Dune with new wings and horns--the wings are pretty awesome! Dune looks more like a fallen Angel with this color scheme, Nor looks a bit more vampire-esque in gray:

The wing blushing is great. You can go see their sales page here! These guys are msd size as I recall.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Some Truth About The Lord Of The Rings

                                      (Pops up bigger if you click. Found on Tumblr.)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Moar Virtual Shoes

A shoe with weirdly inappropriate, but hilarious, sharks with hearts. It has great colors and I am so
proud of the velvet on the bow. I also did some "bunny slippers" for Andy--

I need to render the back--the heel is a giant carrot. Tomorrow I start on something more dignified :D

The Soom 2016 Body

Soom SuperGem Body 2016 and 2012 So here is a new, 2016 Soom Male Super Gem Body (formerly under a Brett, I think) along with Bird, a S...