Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tokidoki Barbie Inspiration Revisited ^_^

(She was a 2015 Asian Fashionista Barbie doll before her re-root. )

So, with all the craziness surrounding the latest Tokidoki Barbie release, 
I decided to make my own version for fun. 
 I cannot explain why, but when I re-root using fantasy colors the re-root seems less monotonous.  
This doll was no exception. 

She received a partial re-paint and a full re-root in 3 saran colors. 

Styling her was relatively easy, because I had just purchased this cute 
Tokidoki top by the talented Yvonne AtTinyLiving
She still has some really adorable items in stock! 

Stripped bare and showing off her hair! O.O
Here you can see the blue on one side, pale yellow on the other, with streaks of light pink throughout.

The dreaded part. I think the part took longer to complete than the entire re-root. 
Working with light hair colors requires a lot more attention to coverage and detail. 
Yay for extra work! 
Wait, no. ;)

She also got a mani to match the new hair .

And at long last, the close up. 
I urge you to enlarge this picture to see the detail. 
She has apricot and blue eye shadow on, and a lighter lip color. 
Yet another doll I am sad to see go. 
But she'll have a lovely new home, and I bought a second one of these to customize in different colors for my own collection. 

I am so behind on blog posts but I am trying to catch up. 
I have at least 4 more planned and started that you should see within the next couple of weeks. 
I'm really back this time!  
I've missed ALL OF YOU!!!


Have a totally amazing weekend!

(And her dolly horde...) 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I did something that scares me.

(Pictured above is Dead in her Tracks Dani by Integrity Toys before and after her makeover.
Re-rooted in More Titian from 

A full re-root with a full face up.
There is something that stirs in me when I see a blank doll face.
Pretty certain it is fear, no, crippling terror.
That's definitely it.

Maybe it is the blank slate of expectation that causes the stirred anxiety?

The good news is, I pushed through it and actually finished her.
She was a commission for my lovely doll friend Nick.

Her belief in my work has propelled me forward on many occasions and I wish to thank her publicly for her selfless sweetness. Thank you Nick! You're AMAZING. <3

(Just a note to others who may decide to re-do this dolly in the future. 
Those rooted lashes made things pretty tricky.) 

Oh yeah....a close up. ;)

I loved seeing her emerge from the icy persona of her former visage into a lovely butterfly.
I was inspired by the monarch butterfly as I painted her, so I think the above statement is a good fit. ;)

She has made it home safe as I write this post.
I'm glad I pushed through the fear of defacing and then refacing a doll.
Now to keep the trend going.

I'm working on some fun projects at the moment.
You'll have a couple more blog posts from me in the next week.
Things are swinging back into a normal ebb and flow after 2 years of craziness.
I'm looking forward to what comes next.


Hoping each of you are finding things to smile about.
+Cat and all her weird/obnoxious dolls.+

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Catching Fire Katniss Barbie Reroot

I thought I took a before picture of her. 
I was mistaken. 
For those of you who haven't seen this doll in her original incarnation click here. :)

A little less photo flair.

To the side....flair back on. ;)  

Up close and personal. 

And Bam! ;)  

I thought she would look good as a red head. Something about her understated facial screening made me see her as a flower child/bohemian beauty. 
She was completed a few months ago and is now on her way to her new home. 

Thank you all for your continued encouragement and support! 
It is seriously 70% of my life force right now. 

A Doll Affinity

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I Have Issues.

Last weekend I decided it was time to purge some doll items. 
I took out the shirt drawer and proceeded to dump all the little baggies into the center of a 4ft table. 
The above photograph depicts that moment. 
I crammed a doll into the pile so you could see just how huge the shirt pile was. 


I also discovered (though I already suspected) that my dress collection runneth over. 

I might also add that I have another large drawer full of gowns and fantasy style dresses. 
They are not pictured here. -_-

There were no pictures taken of my pants/shorts/capris/skirts and jackets. 
The piles are large but not nearly as daunting as the shirts and dresses. 
You'll be thrilled to know I did get rid of a few baggies full of stuff, so the piles are a lil' more manageable.  

Moments like these really set me back a bit. 
Pulling out one random doll clothes item and looking at it like a bad ex. 
Then you gasp,
"What WAS I thinking?!"

Yeah, it was a little bit just like that. ;)  


Now for the Bonus material...
The doll below has SOLD. Thank you!  ^_^

 She was part of my personal collection.
Formerly a DOTW  Philippines Barbie.
If you follow me on Flickr you might have seen her here.

While she was part of my collection I called her Mila.

 I hope the end of Summer is treating everyone well!

Until next time...
(A Doll Affinity)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

He's One Hell of a Homme!

Recently, I took a couple commission requests from a dear friend of mine. 
(Yes my commission book will be re-opening soon, but with very limited spaces.)

She sent Handsome Devil Damon my way for some much needed hair help. 

I like that his eyes look rimmed with tears here. 
Not sure if that would be a look of fear, desperation in his need for help, or just a crappy picture?
Regardless, that is the before look of our harrowing Damon. 



The after result looked like this. He looks happier. Well as happy as a devastatingly good looking Homme with a new lease on plastic life can look.
 I'd say his quick after picture comes off a bit suggestive. 
Oops.  *-*

Now to the fashionable and fun photos of the finished Damon...

Much better. 

Oh dear....not this again. 
It appears that Damon is trying to steal my Lucy away. 
Indeed a handsome devil....
and a sneaky flirt too. 

(Psst....Lucy is wearing HautePoppet.) 

Well, I will wrap this post up by saying that you will be seeing A LOT of me around here and everywhere dolls are concerned. I've made a certain, and terrifying leap. 
More on that later. 

Until then, may this find you well and smiling friends!

-Cat  (^_^)
(and all the rest of those wicked little plastic people who steal my money and make me smile.)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Go See Poppy Parker Re-root

For awhile now I wanted a Poppy Parker with red hair. 
I looked and waited for IT to release the perfect gal for the re-root I had in mind. 
Then, along came Poppy Parker Go See...
She was re-rooted in a hand blend of 3 different saran colors. 
I decided I liked her better on a Dynamite Girl's body, and am very pleased with her result. 

A quick before shot...

Pretty but not right for my collection. 

And one more picture for good measure. ;) 
The lovely dress is by the VERY talented Andy of HautePoppet.

I hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend!


Friday, July 3, 2015

Bittersweet Acquisitions

As many of you may know, the lovely and talented Dani  of  Vita Plastica 
decided to leave the world of 1/6 and go on to BJDs.
This led to her parting with her extensive collection of Grandville. 
(She is still selling off the rest here.)

(By the way, her BJDs and her plans for their stories, are incredible. Even if you don't collect BJDs I highly recommend you keep an eye on what she is up to.) 

I sent her a message about her local drug dealer Morgan, and the couch you see in the above picture.
I had to twist her arm to get the couch. ;) 
But in the end, I got two of my favorite things that once resided in Grandville.
Morgan is still a drug dealer on my side of the dollyverse, and she took the couch for her and her new boyfriend.

Introducing Ares, who went from this...

To this...

Re-painted and Re-rooted earlier this year, and I am just now getting around to posting him here.
I suck, just a lil.

They have quickly found much in common. 

Like their love of this couch, plaid prints, drugs, and....

Breaking in new furniture.


I'm going to be posting more and more gradually.
Working on the doll room this weekend and a Poppy re-root I cannot wait to finish and showcase here!

Oh yeah, and posting about the Homme with blue hair, plus two other lovely re-roots I completed.
Geez. I gotta get on this! ;)

Oh mini me....where are you? 

-Cat  (^_^)