Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Saying Goodbye To Most Of My Dolls

 A bit sad, but I had too many anyway! :D

 I'm keeping the ones I got from my daughter as gifts, plus one BJD that I cant seem to part with yet.

This is Mig, a YoSD 27cm Hujoo Lily, the doll I don't want to part with.


 I bought her used on Ebay in 2016. She came to me with a pink frilly dress, white wig, and lots of yellow in her faceup, and (you cant really tell in this photo) way too much blush. It was really thick!

And I changed her eyes. Her original ones were too big and reminded me of those old-fashioned thick "coke bottle" glasses that magnify your eyes! They always made her look weird...

(That time I made striped jammies for all my BJD's)

Mig and her sister Mash. (Hujoo Ivy) I bought the Ivy doll, but never really liked her face. She's just not as cute as Mig. I sold her not long after I bought her.

For years I kept putting light-colored wigs on Mig, and didn't really like how she looked. 

 I don't remember where I got the blue/black one she's wearing now, but I like her better with dark hair.

  I only last year re-did her faceup. Now there's no yellow and not so much blush. She's ABS (hard vinyl), not resin, so I had to scrape/sand off most of her faceup. Acetone and even rubbing alcohol melts the plastic, so they cant be used. I really like how her face looks now.


This is Ruki, a MSD 43cm Hujoo Sara. She's also made of hard vinyl, not resin. She was a gift from my daughter, so I'll never part with her. She was purchased directly from the Hujoo website. She was the blank version, so I did her faceup as well.


 I also put light colored wigs on her for years, and kind of didn't like them. 


These two photos are from a few years ago when she still had blue-ish eye shadows and light eyebrows. Now I think it looks a bit wimpy.
I recently redid Ruki's faceup, which I originally did to try to complement lighter hair on her.  I think she looks much better now. Her bangs kind of cover it, but she has darker brows and more natural shading around her eyes. :)

 I really prefer my dolls to have black or dark hair. It's just an artistic contrast thing. I think it frames the anime-style big-eye faces better. Now I just need to sew some more clothes for them.

 I know some folks make out a whole back story and character for their dolls. While I do give names to some of mine, I don't have the mental energy for all that fiction anymore! I'm OLD! But I still like to play with dolls! :D

This is a vintage vinyl articulated 12" Nasco Raggedy Ann walker doll from the 70's. I got her also as a gift from my daughter. This is how she looked when I got her. (My daughter bought her used from a seller on Etsy.)
This is how I made her over:

No special name for her. She's still Raggedy Ann. :D I probably wont make any new clothes for her any time soon. I wanted her outfit to kind of resemble her original one, except for the color. Check out her little bee shoes!



The only other doll I have besides a couple unfinished projects and a small cloth doll is a Rainbow High doll my daughter surprised me with randomly. (the one in the purple dress- I don't know what her name is) The doll with the white hair has been sold.
LOL! I forgot. I still have a handful tiny dolls for my dollhouses. :D
Technically, Veggie is an action figure, not a doll. :D I could probably make him a little pink "Bad Man" shirt... 
I pose him regularly in my dollhouse camper with the blue-haired Dolly Darling. (Bulma, of course) I sometimes lay him on the camper bed with an open book in his hands. I'll have to take some photos of it sometime.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Miniature Clocks And Stuff

 I've started working on a 1/12 scale dollhouse clock shop. I only just started, so I only have a few clocks completed. I've ordered an old clock case to use as a room box for the shop, but it hasn't arrived yet, Progress so far:

A replica of an antique Ingraham clock my great grandpa had. I made the mini out of basswood.


Also made of layers of basswood, two cat clocks. One a Kit Kat style clock, the other similar to a vintage Spartus cat clock. the eyes move on the original clocks. :)

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Customizing Dollhouse Kits And Stuff

I've assembled and customized nine separate dollhouse kits in the past month. This bookstore one is for my daughter because she loves bunnies and books.


Another Rolife kit. This one I also customized quite a bit. The crabby granny figure suits it. :D

The Rolife hut kit:

A coffee shop kit:

An ice cream shop that I added lots of bunnies to. :D

 Rolife Rainbow Candy House: I added a few things here and there to jazz it up.


Rolife Alice Tea Store kit:

And a Chocolatier kit.

My daughter planted some mums and brought me one saying it reminded her of the mum cushion item in Animal Crossing. :D