Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Doll a book!?!

(Photo by Alison Rasmussen of The Fashion Doll Review)

The girl on the above cover is the 3rd Steffie I was commissioned to re-root. 

She started life as a Miss America Blonde Quick Curl, and looked something like this...

 Alison wanted her to be re-rooted in Cotton Candy Pink Saran with ponytails.
(I purchased her hair from

As you can see from the factory holes, this vintage beauty was no joke to alter.
 So I started by giving her an outer line of plugs fit for a modern doll.

Once I had her hair filled in evenly on each side, I started on the LONGEST part I have ever done.
It was made more difficult due to her thick vinyl.
But it was completely worth it.

As you can see from the above photo, there are two tight lines of hair on each side of the future part.
This is something I do with lighter hair colors.
It cuts down on transparency, and gives the doll better coverage.

Here she is almost finished...

This doll was such a special project because I learned SO much.
I want to thank Alison again for such a great experience!
This will be the 2nd time one of my custom gals will be featured in one of Alison's books.

 The above Steffie appears in Alison's first book, Steffie: Out of the Box, which you can purchase here.

As soon as I know when and where the 2nd installment can be purchased I will blog it. 

Oh, and not only will the Miss America Steffie be in the 2nd book, but so will these gals...

Each of you give me hope and keep a smile on my face!!
Sending love to you and yours..

-Cat of A Doll Affinity

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring Fever: Introducing the talented Asavina!

(Aylah and Nana modeling dresses by Asavina.)

As an artist, I feel it is so important to spread the word about other artists. 


So, today I bring you the talented Asavina.
I decided to do a few photo shoots with clothes she has made. 
Some of you have asked about certain pieces that have already been showcased in past photos.

Without further babbling I give you the product of today's photo shoots....

 She made the ADORABLE hats, and the dresses! <3 <3 <3

(Gillian and Madeline model dresses and a hat made by Asavina.)

For some reason these two made me think of artsy club kids. 0.0

(Yes, I took the "club kid" thing a lil' further....)

(This dress has also been worn in another photo as a top.)

Speaking of Asavina dresses you may have already seen...

 (This is one of my personal favs. Desiree models it beautifully.)

Below is the hat that came with the above yellow dress.
I didn't have time to pair it with anything, so Nana was sweet enough to showcase it.
(All of her hats tend to be AMAZING! Best part is, you can find cute, affordable hats in your size when you visit her Etsy shop. The link is at the end of this post.)

And the last dress you may have already seen was on the crazy blonde (Sammy) during Brini's package opening.

But I felt this dress deserved a better presentation than the one Sammy gave.
Now this girl knows how to wear a dress like a lady!

Next is a dress modeled on my Barbie doppelgänger "Cat" (another mini me)...
She is the only Barbie I have ever found that resembles me even remotely.
I find it kind of creepy...
Onto the dress....

The last dress is modeled on the lovely Kelis...

(This shot really makes me think that Kelis is heading toward
Studio 54 or making an appearance on Soul Train.)

Check out the back...
 (I admit that she had to be squeezed into this dress. Totally worth it.)
Beautiful, Strong, and Fierce!
 Asavina still has a few of this style listed in different colors.

 But her talents aren't limited to dresses and hats...

(She made the stunning blue jacket in this picture. Modeled on a re-root that has since traveled to Italy.)

What I love about her work, is that it is well made, and AFFORDABLE!
In the doll hobby that is invaluable.
I know her as "Asavina" on
However, I have also seen her using  the name...

"S.L. Fashion Artique"

So, be sure to look for her using that name, as well as "Asavina". 

You can buy her creations at the following links:

Asavina's Dollpage

Asavina's Etsy

You can see pictures of her lovely creations (past and present) at the following links:

Asavina's Facebook (be sure to like her and spread the word!)

Asavina's Flickr

Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting yet another talented doll artist!


May this find each of you blessed with a heart full of joy!

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-Cat of A Doll Affinity (=^.^=)