As many of you may know, I have been busy. There hasn't been a ton of time for me to have doll days, so I will do my best to catch everyone up on what I've been into since my last blog post.
I completed my very first " spiral perm" on a doll I re-rooted. She was a commission for a friend of mine on Flickr. Yes, she is another Steffie. ;)
Her hair is actually "Bitter Chocolate Brown" mixed
with a lower percentage of a lighter brown, not black.
I achieved the spiral curls by wrapping pieces of hair around long pieces of foil. Then I poured boiling water over the hair and stuck her head in the freezer ( a super nifty tip from "Still Plays With Dolls" on Flickr). The freezer really helped the curls hold in the heavy Saran hair.
I re-rooted another Steffie via a commission, but she is top secret until after Christmas.
I have also been dipping my toes into re-painting by doing partial/over paints. The following two were commissions. The blue fella is meant to look frozen and the other guy will be getting a re-root by his owner.
(Formerly an Edward Cullen Doll)
I also flocked him in blue.
(Formerly a Barbie Basics Ken)
There is still so much I want to learn/try with re-painting.
You'll see much more from me in the future!
For those of you who have not seen her on Flickr, I present Claudia, Persephone's older sister.
I re-rooted her in two different browns, and I love how she turned out.
You can find out more about her in the Doll Drama Character Profiles section of my blog.
I am fully aware that it has been a VERY long time since I posted an episode. I have episode 14 written and partially photographed. I had planned on doing a Christmas special, but I just did not have time. Maybe I will get around to a little photo story that I'll post on my blog. Even though you haven't seen an episode in awhile, there is A LOT going on.
Here are just a few new characters that you'll see in the upcoming year...
This is Adrian, Nahla and Chandra's oldest sibling. Yes, I got another Fashion Royalty doll. He is formerly "Victor James", and the day I got him I removed his hair and flocked him. If you look up a picture of him you'll see why. I have his Character Profile written up, but I haven't been able to get his "proper" picture taken. So, consider this a sneak peek. ;)
Meet Julius and Maria.
The wealthy and wicked parents of Persephone and Claudia.
I customized my John Smith doll, and realized he made a great father.
And speaking of fathers, meet the guy above. He is the man who fathered Haven and Kiko. I will be ordering his body sometime this week, but he finally arrived from China. I had mentioned in a previous post that I lost out on him, but I did find him again, obviously. Ha! ;)
There are other new characters planned and actually in my possession, but this post is already going to be entirely novel-esk in length, so I will save some things for later.
Next in the land of my dolly-verse are the newest dolls (currently non-doll drama characters)
that I purchased.
A re-bodied Integrity Jade doll. I purchased her NIB from D7ana.
I have wanted this doll forever, and I adore her. :)
It took me awhile to find one whose face I adored, and I got lucky at Big Lots!
I saw her and connected with her instantly. Another Big Lots find.
(Above) Samantha aka "Sammy"
She is such a fun little firecracker.
I don't usually buy dolls with teeth, but she has serious personality!
(Above) LissetteOne of the dolls on my dream list. She needed work when I got her, so I gave her a bath with a condition and boil. She had to have several plugs replaced around the outer line of her hair, and her lips were given a full re-paint. Oh, and of course she was placed on a fully articulated body.
By now we all know who this doll is. ;) I got mine weeks ago, and finally got around to photographing her. She is perfection in front of a camera. I haven't yet found a name that sticks. If any of you have some ideas leave them in the comments or e-mail me. :)
I know many of you have heard of MyFroggyStuff on YouTube, if not, go check it out. Using her crafty lamp idea with some tweaks of my own, let's just say, Sienna is rockin' a new lamp.
I haven't made anymore yet, but I have plenty of stuff to make quite a few.
Who doesn't love a great lamp?
Last, but not least (oh the cliches) I decorated the mall for Christmas. I'm sure everyone is sick of seeing the mall, but here it is anyway! ;) Ha!
Please excuse my Christmas lights in the background, they are what I use to light my dioramas. They look great in person, but not so much when they are photographed.
I also have "The Perfect Fit" decorated, but can't seem to find the picture I took.
You'll just have to take my word for it. ;)
That covers a large chunk of where I've been and what I've been doing. I have several projects in mind, and a couple commissions lined up for the new year. I am taking time to catch up on some projects for my own collection and get a good breather before 2012.
May everyone have a blessed holiday!!
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You're THE BEST!
-Cat of A Doll Affinity