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Showing posts from April, 2014

Forgotten FInds

Long before I began collecting BJD's, I designed and made teddy bears and along with the teddy bears came TOYS! Yes, toys that could be used as props when photographing my teddy bears for magazine photo shoots. Every now and then, I come across something that has long been forgotten . . . today I found this hiding behind some carousel horses on one of the shelves in our library (shows you how often I dust).
My dear Antoinette soon claimed as her own. She quickly threw her leg over it and made herself quite at home, now I can't get her off the seat!
Of course it didn't end there, Lindt ended up crying "Where's mine?" So I went in search of something suitable for her and found this old mane-less rocking horse . . . needless to say, it's kept her amused for hours. 
Hopefully they will both leave me in peace now, and I can get back to my sewing. :)

Yummy Stuff!

Found these little Fast Food Erasers the other day when hubby and I were out and about. Sometimes he has the patience of a saint, which comes in handy at times, especially when I stop to look in all the shops where I am likely to find things at a bargain price for my BJD's!

I bought two packs of these tiny erasers, one with the hot food and the other with the cakes and icecream. They are a pretty good size for my PukiFees as you can see with Cadbury. The pink cookie maybe a little big, but I can use it with my LittleFees instead.
I also found a great round box which will do nicely to make a biscuit barrel home for the new arrivals due later this year. This will be a project I'll photograph and share with you later, when I have finished all my other UFO's.

Thank You!

Just a brief post this morning to thank all my loyal followers for their comments and interest in my sewing project for Seraphine. I truly appreciate you all taking the time to do so.

I did manage to cut the bodice & lining out on Sunday and put them together yesterday, but it's no way near finished and I doubt if I will get much done today, as I have another corner to paint in my kitchen. It's taking a while to finish, as we have so much furniture to move and very little space to put it. So it's a case of move it to one side of the room, complete a section, put the furniture back and go on to the next bit!
That's what comes of being a hoarder!! :)

Creating Seraphine (Part 3)

The bodies arrived on Thursday as expected, the floating heads are finally on their chosen bodies and the borrowed bodies are also back at last with their respective owners.

Looking at Seraphine sitting on the table in her new completely naked body, inspired me to begin making her costume and yesterday I managed to finish both the floor length underskirt and knee length top-skirt. I am happy with the way the two layers look together, they are both full enough and the black fabric in the under-skirt has helped create that beautiful shade of crimson that I was looking for . . . it's a perfect match to the tips of her hair and sparkly pupil-less eyes.
I love sewing this style of garment, the separate pieces are interchangeable and by combining them in different ways, it makes several outfits a possibility. The elastic waistband in the underskirt and top-skirt is also advantageous, as they can be worn by various dolls, some larger than the doll I actually made them for.
Hopefully, I wi…

Bodies Shipping

I was over the moon today when I received my shipping notice from Luts to say my parcel's on its way. Perhaps I may just be lucky enough to receive them in time for Easter. It's been a long wait (although not as long as I thought it would be) and they would be more welcome than chocolate eggs right now.

Having heads hanging around without bodies and dolls wearing other dolls bodies is all a bit creepy. Besides, I am extremely anxious to see all my MSD's finished and sitting pretty side by side in my room.

One Should Never Say Never

Fairyland have done it to me again!
Fairyland's Photos
I think I am going to give in and order these two, they are just too gorgeous to resist.
I like their pretty costumes, but I know they would end up coming off as I like to do my own thing with my dolls and I never use sleeping plates. So although I love them as they are, I think I shall most probably order them as basics with default face-ups.

Change of Season

It's times like now, when I look out my window and see it's all grey, wet and miserable, that I get really fed up, depressed and just want to hibernate. I guess the only thing I really like about winter, is having green grass and flowers in my garden that aren't gasping for water!
I'm not a winter person at all, I love the sunny autumn and spring days and feel at my peak when I see the summer sunshine! People have often asked me "how do you cope with the heat", but it's never really been a huge problem, after all, we do have ceiling fans and air conditioning. 
 Although, winter does have a small upside, it allow me more opportunity to contemplate which direction my BJD's are taking me. For example, do I want to write more photo stories, buy more dolls, change my blog?  After pondering those questions for some time, I came up with a simple answer, YES!
I'm seriously thinking of breaking my blog into sections, which will suit my dolls and the storie…

New Dresses On Etsy

My little Goth girl Kismet, did some modelling for me today and I thought she did a mighty good job!

Both dresses are ready to ship and are available through my Etsy Boutique. They fit Lati Yellow and Puki Fee beautifully.

Yesterday's Meet

It's always a lot of fun when the dolly mum's get together with all their dolly families and yesterday was no exception. There was only eight in attendance, but everyone brought so many dolls it was hard to take them all in. This post is image heavy so please give them time to download.

Our April Adventure

What a challenge Heather set for the Adventurer's Club this month! Exotic Animal took some rattling of the brain cells to come up with something original, but I think we have accomplished it.

I have quite a family of girls and they are always looking for something to do, especially during the school holidays. This time I will only have five to cope with, but if I don't plan ahead and organise something, they tend to get into mischief.
It was when we were all sitting on the patio, during our recent school holiday planning stage, that Hershey asked,"Mummy do you think you could take us all to Zoo Doo?"

"Zoo Doo?" I replied, "I think not, it would cost a fortune to take all of you to Tasmania, but we could go to Serendipity Farm, they have lots of unusual creatures to see." There was a loud chorus of  "Oooh yes please!" followed by a real buzz of excitement and anticipation.
Now Serendipity Farm, is widely known for having the weirdest and m…

Stuff Up Rectified

Today, I have taken advantage of the monthly Doll Choice offer at Iple House and parted with a whole heap of cash once more. This time I made sure I marked GIRL bodies, even though they will end up as boys when they arrive. Now my recent stuff up with the BID boy bodies will finally be back on track and I will actually have girls with the right bodies and my first two little boys!
I decided to order the Elemental Guardians Naias scuplt in normal skin with the original make-up, showing the little teefs. :) 
And the Serca sculpt in special real skin with the KID Peach B make-up. I'm not sure how different it will make Serca look, but I wanted something really boyish that I can put with a short black wig.
Of course I didn't think about eyes and I'm not sure they are provided with a custom doll, but if they are they will be random and I will most probably need to change them anyway, so that's no big problem.

I did think about ordering IH wigs, but decided to wait and have…