Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Love My Lolly

I can hardly believe it . . . I received my notification from Luts on Monday and even though my package was opened up for inspection, Lolly arrived today!!

 She's just as pretty as I'd hoped she'd be.

There's nothing about her I'd change and I like that she has blue eyes, as I had already decided she was to be a blonde. Now she needs a decent wardrobe of clothes. :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Good Night Irene

I should say g'day Irene . . . yes, my sweet Irene arrived today and I couldn't wait to show her off! She arrived naked apart from her face-up, so I was away to my cupboard to find her wig and clothes that I had ordered for her some time back.

I was so pleased she arrived several weeks early as I was becoming quite impatient.

Not the best photo but more will follow I assure you. Her full unveiling is here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Julian AKA Legolas

Well finally my elf boy Julian arrived from Doll Family. I have to put his eyes in and give him a face up which I am quite daunted by and excited about at the same time. I have done many face ups on Blythe dolls, however, this will be my first venture into BJD's and I'm unsure how the pastels will take on the resin. Still I find it does me good to experiment and it will be a good experience I'm sure.

It took me ages to get him all unwrapped, there was so many layers of bubble wrap, not just on the box but on all his joints and around his head and ears...which is probably just as well as his elf ears really stick out quite a bit!!

I already have his wig which I will have to braid and style, and two pairs of boots. He will, with any luck, undergo metamorphosis to become my own interpretation of Legolas from Lord of the rings when he is finished. I have two costumes planned for him, one in silver satin brocade, the other in green and brown ultrasuede.

If you would like to see his complete unveiling click here.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Tutorial: Fairy Skirt for Puki Fee

I can hardly believe it's been a week since I posted here, I have been so busy and the time has just flown by. This little tutorial is just a tiny part of what I have been up to . . .

For this project you will need:

40 cm long x 56mm wide broderie anglais lace. The width of this lace will be the length of the skirt, so if you want a longer skirt, purchase a wider lace.
Cut 3 strips of matching lawn, voile or batiste each 35mm wide.
1 x 12cm long for the waistband and 2 x 7cm long for trimming the back closure.
2 press studs (snaps), needle and matching thread.

That's all folks!