Saturday, December 12, 2015

Poppy Parker Makeover

This lovely lady was a commission for a dear dolly friend. 

She started as a Corie Bratter Poppy Parker. 

 (Her before shot.) 

The process was arduous at times, but well worth it. 

(Before the bangs and freckles.)


(Getting there...)


 And all of the above made this girl possible.


As a bonus, here is a picture of a doll I did for my mom's birthday back in October.
I used Nylon hair and gave her curls. :) 

I have quite a few things in motion. My recent commission work has kept me quiet. However, that does not mean I am not plugging away at future endeavors. ;) 

I'm excited for the new year!

May this find each of you well and thriving!



Thursday, November 5, 2015

He's one hell of an assistant!

I am ever so pleased to present Sebastian Michaelis of Black Butler fame. 
For those of you who have not seen the anime I am referring to, he is one of my favorite characters. 

He has been a 2 year project, but he was worth the wait. 
Sebastian's re-paint was done by the talented Joey Versaw of Mary Magpie dolls. 
I re-rooted him, and then gave him a cut/style using premium black nylon hair I purchased 
Sebastian has been dressed in random pieces of Ken clothes I've acquired along the way. 

It is here that I should note he started out as a Legolas Ken doll. 
His metamorphosis can be seen in the photo below.  

I have special plans for this new member of my 1/6 crew. 
Some hints await you in the following photos...

Such a curious first meeting...

A most alarming chemistry between them....

Not romantic, as one might assume...

 An agreement. A contract perhaps?

Did I mention our dear Sebastian has only one weakness?
He loves cats. ;)

I hope everyone is enjoying the changing of seasons in preparation for the new year.  
And if not, I hope you're staying warm, or cool depending on where you are in the world. <3

(And you know...the rest of them.)


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Warning: Edgy Makeovers Inside

This is going to be a picture heavy post, but I'll try not to be long winded. ;)

I didn't lie! I've been busy and I've certainly been around. Maybe not around the blog but I'm doing better than I was, so we'll try to focus on the positive. 

In this post I will be showing you three different custom gals I worked on within the last few months. As of this post all three are home with their respective owners.
First up, the custom Barbie Fifth Harmony Dinah Doll with a partial re-paint and a full re-root. 

She did not start life glamorous. In fact, I was going to just sell her head and move on. 
Then inspiration struck as I realized what a pretty face she had. 
It caused me to remember what once propelled me forward in my creative dolly endeavors. 
My joy came from unearthing something beautiful in a doll others would look over.
I settled on a two color re-root using saran hair, and followed it up by enhancements to her original face paint.

Of course I cannot leave you with just a before and after shot.
Let the photo shoot commence...

 The above picture is unedited as is the one beneath it. The edited pictures are truer to the colors in real time, but I decided to add these photos and showcase a different angle of the finished doll.


Yes this couch will be seen in a lot of my photos. ;)

Next in line for her blog debut is a doll I am really pleased to have worked on!

 Formerly a Top Model Nikki Barbie given a re-root in Nylon hair and flocking on one side.
 She belongs to the very talented Miranda of OneSixthAvenue.
Be sure to keep an eye on OneSixthAvenue's blog and Facebook for this girl's appearance in the future. ;)

Before I get to the fashion shoot with this doll I would like to take a closer look at her hair.
Please keep in mind that these photos are not edited.
I don't think I will do a short hairstyle using Saran ever again. Premium Nylon was superior in it's performance to obey what I needed in every way.
Thank you for trusting me Miranda!! <3

After the cut/style and boil it laid beautifully. 
You can see more pictures taken by Miranda here and here.

Now the photo shoot...

 I hated to see her go. Can you blame me?!  
Miranda mentioned she had a Kill Bill character feel and I have to agree with her. 
Maybe my subconscious enjoyment of the Kill Bill movies were at play while I styled her? 

And the last gal I have to share today is one I made for my personal collection. 

 I decided I wanted a more punk LA girl.

She was given a reroot in two saran colors, flocked, pierced, and partially re-painted with eyelashes added.

I don't have a mouthful to say about this one. Just that you'll see more of her in the future.

The last photo shoot (and it's short)...

And as a bonus, for those of you wondering how her original hair looks up close, I took some pictures. 

Feel free to click the photos to enlarge them for detail. 

I hope each of you is having a wonderful October!! 
More coming soon!  


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...)