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Monday, 29 February 2016

Mini Ideas and Finds

I recently went to a Bric a Brac Fayre and managed to pick up some lovely items, perfect for minis.

Firstly was this little trinket box.

I love the pattern on the outside and it is the perfect size for my 24th scale cottage. I am so happy with this little box.

I am not so impressed with the inside at the moment but I can use this as one of my little projects.


It will be going in the loft of the cottage and I will be finding some little objects.  People who know me know that I love the idea of miniatures that offer something new to look at whenever someone looks.

I also found these...

The internal workings of small watches.  I thought these would be perfect to make authentic looking clocks for my twelfth scale house and pet shop.  As other mini fans know, sometimes you can just look at something and see many different ideas.  This little bag was one of those.


I havent started working on them yet but here they are out of the bag.  I shared them with my mum so she can also make some clocks.  I am going to experiment with a variety of materials, wood, clay, cardboard, leather etc to see what different looks I can find.  I have all sorts of ideas and doodles to work from.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Quick Update

I am not very good at remembering to update my blog.  I really must bet better at this.

I have quite a lot going on at the moment at home, work and with all my hobbies.  My work hours have increased and as we all know, housework is never ending.  The increase in hours is only temporary but I am glad of it.  I am one of those strange people who love my job.

With regards my hobbies, I am following a magazine at the moment to knit up squares for a large throw/blanket.  I am enjoying this because it is increasing my confidence with different stitches and patterns.

I have a few things I still need to be working on for my dolls houses and shop.  I still have so many books to make for the shop.  The large bookcase is currently standing empty, and the bookcase in the house is also empty.  I am hoping to get a move on with those over the next couple of weeks and then all the dollhouses need to be sorted and tidied.  I have a feeling tacky wax will be required to keep all the small items in place.

Next year I am planning on going to Miniatura so I can get more of the items I cant get from our local shop or make myself.  I had some lovely items when I went to the one in March this year.  I am hoping to pick up another doll made by an artisan but this time for my house as I love the one I purchased for the shop.


With regards my larger scale dolls, I have had another increase to my BJD collection.  Watch this blog for current photos over the coming days.  I also have several items on order so I am looking forward to deliveries over the coming months.

I have decided to slow down with my collection though now.  Most of the dolls I have on my wishlist now are dearer and I am only planning on ordering one doll next year.

As you all know, I already own Mirai.


The next doll I plan to purchase will be Kizuna, along with a couple of items of clothing.  Fingers crossed I stay focused on my savings and don't get sidetracked by another doll along the way.

Well, I am off again now.  I am going to be working on my hobbies and taking pictures along the way so should have plenty of updates over the coming days, weeks and months.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Another new Beauty


Here is the arrival of my Resin Soul Dan.  She actually arrived a while ago but I have only just realised I have not introduced her yet.

She is my biggest BJD so far and is SD size.  All my other dolls are either MSD or YoSD size


I love her horns.  These are the extra horns I ordered with the painting and shading done by Resin Soul.  I am so happy with the effect and really glad I ordered the extra set.


These are the horns that came with her, again the shading was done by Resin Soul.  Love them.


And here she is.  This photo does not do her gorgeous face-up justice.  I do need to do something with her eyes, they are not sitting right in her head but I am considering changing them for some red eyes I have seen.


Now all I have to do is find her some clothes that do her justice.  Easier said than done I fear.
Once I have sorted her some clothing and hair, I will post some more photos of her, she poses really well and her hand sculpt is really lovely.

I can see her becoming a favourite quite easily

Monday, 21 September 2015

Sometimes you just have to go with it :)

Here he is.  I love his face up.  You will recognise him from a previous post.  Love him, but here he is wearing a new wig and in new clothes.  You would think that I would be ecstatic, after all, he looks great at first glance...


Unfortunately, his body and head dont match.  There is a gap around his neck and the skin colour doesnt match.  Still love his face though. :)

Of course, this then left me with an issue. A headless body...


Well, I have ordered a new head for this body.  I ordered the Xavier head, with the scar on face.  I am quite excited :) an unexpected treat.  Of course, I already have his clothes and wig so once the head arrives he will be complete.


Unfortunately, I am still left with a floating head.  Sad really, but I have treated him to a new wig and once I have some money saved, I will buying him a body that will fit. I still love him.


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Mei Update

I am one of the lucky owners of a Resin Soul Mei (Can you tell I love her? lol).  She is just so pretty.



For a while now I had been waiting for clothes and a wig that I was I felt would be just right for her.  Luckily, Angelesque has a good range of clothing in addition to beautiful dolls and I found the perfect dress and wig for her.

Here is the view of her wig from the back.  I believe it is a For My Doll wig.



And here she is complete (for now).



Although I may buy her some more clothes in the future to change her look, I am really taken with her wig and it would need to be something really special for me to even think about changing it.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Mirai is Home

I have so much news but I am going to go through a bit at a time over a few days.

The first and most exciting currently is that Mirai (SmartDoll) arrived today.  This post is going to involve so many photos so beware haha.

Ok, predictable, but here is the outside of the box.  This was where the excitement began  :)


This was what it looked like in the box.  It was all so well packed and the outer box is very strong.


The bag is very pretty and so different from other doll companies I have come across so far.


This was the view inside the bag.  Mirai is very tall (60cm so the tallest doll I have so far in my collection) and at this point was kneeling in the bag.


She comes as a full set up but I did buy extras as well, so here are all of the clothes that came in the box you can see in the bag.


Anyway, here she is


And here are her 'default' clothes.


She is not the easiest to dress, as you can see.  I had to take her arms and head off to put on her top and her arms were so difficult to get back on.


Anyway... Moving on, the clothes are really well made and fit beautifully.  Her shoes are fabulous too and so detailed as you can see in this photo.


And finally, here she is.  This is not a head to toe picture as I wanted to show how pretty her face is.



To say I am happy with her is an understatement.  She is my most expensive doll to date but worth it.  She is such good quality and her wig is also beautiful.  I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested although I would also say to those undecided to look at the videos on youtube.


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Mei is home

I just wanted to give a quick and somewhat belated introduction to Mei, my new Resinsoul BJD I ordered from Angelesque.  She was in stock and arrived a couple of days after I ordered her.

 

Here she is.  She is very pretty.



She is on the single jointed body and to be honest I was resigned to the fact her posing would likely not be up to what I wanted and would probably need to get her a body with double joints. However, she is posing better than I thought and so I think I will keep this body for her for a while.



Of course, as she was an impulse buy, she does not have any clothes or wig yet (although they are now on order).  I am also thinking of changing her eyes as I have seen some lovely dollzone eyes that I think will suit her... we shall see.

I have however got her a pair of Dollzone shoes again ordered from Angelesque which are lovely quality and do fit.