These last few months have been quite busy in terms of things happening in my doll family, and I waited for things to slow down again to make this post.
As I mentioned in the previous post I made at the end of last year, I reassessed my doll family and made some important decisions regarding selling some of the dolls I had. Talking in past now because they’re adopted now and no longer part of my family. The three that have gone are MRD Olathe, Dust of Dolls Lünn and Littlefee Ante.
MDR Olathe: I’m sad it didn’t work with this doll as I planned and intended. One of the main things that stopped any progress with her was how difficult it became to find things that would fit her just right and liked being an in-between size. Didn’t dislike her size but I was not pleased about things of it and once I got my Dollshe Arsene I knew she would look tiny compared to him, and while it was obvious because he’s huge, her being even shorter than a standard 1/3 size, she looked tiny. Her expression didn’t suit the mental image I had of her in the end either and as much as I thought of changes to make so it worked, none did. There were other things here and there that finally made me decide to sell her. I’m not sure if her character will come back in another sculpt, if I find a perfect fit it might.
Dust of Dolls Lünn: It surprised me a lot that I got to that stage with her. I LOVE her face, but I got tired of her body. I feel nowadays it’s getting to a point where the pose-ability of dolls is very important to me, and the appearance is not enough. I loved the shape and figure but in terms of posing it was not a good poser and being an in-between size made it complicated to find clothing and shoes (not finding shoes that fit or I like is the thing that frustrates me the most). I would have liked to have the possibility of changing her body for a newer Appi one because I think it’s a better poser, but since that’s not a possibility I decided she had to go, sadly. I might bring back her character if Dust of Dolls makes another doll that fits with my image of her and has an updated body with more pose-ability.
Littlefee Ante: My oldest sculpt in recent times, she was in very good condition for her age, although needed a makeup change since it was getting old, but still holding fine. I decided the sculpt was getting small for her character and I had never been a big fan of the body since it’s not very visually pleasing for me personally. So I decided to change her for a Dollmore Narsha Zihu, rename her (I was never a big fan of her name, picked it more in a rush back in the time) and I’ve changed some things of her appearance but character stays the same.
So her new sculpt I named her Saga, and she arrived the 29th of May, one of the shortest waits I’ve ever had for a doll, she arrived in a month and a half after ordering. I was surprised of her skin colour, I expected it more white pale, but it has a very nice pinkish-brownish tone that I love. She’s a very good poser for a single jointed doll and I’m loving this size. My Dollshe Angela has the same size and my soon to arrive Dust of Dolls Cham Byol is also of the same size, so I can’t wait to play with the three of them together in photos.
Everything in this photo is borrowed. My plans for her are making her blond haired and I’ll also do the freckles like the old littlefee ante had. But we’ll see what feels right in the end.
My Dust of Dolls Cham Byol changed to processing so she should be shipped soon and I’m very excited about that. No news about MDR Bunyol that changed to processing a month ago but hasn’t been shipped so far.
On the other hand a few days ago I found this person selling a Dust of Dolls Krot ïlus and helö in lilas skin colour. I originally wanted ïlus in lilas but being quite rare to find them around the second hand market (although these days they seem to be appearing so much more), I went with a peach colour one that was offered to me, that is the one I introduced in my last post and that I’ve had since then. When I saw those two in lilas I decided to go for them and replace that way also my peach one for the lilas one since it’s the colour I really wanted from the start. They were sold together, so I got Helö as well. At the start of all of this, and like I mentioned before, my idea was to get ïlus and then at some other point if Dust of Dolls made another Krot that I liked (preferably with mouse style ears as well), to get one with a more cheerful expression like ïlus, but I’m not sure if they’ll make more krots or any that goes well for the idea I originally had, so helö will do and if it ever happens I find one that adjusts better to my character idea then I would consider if doing the change. I’m really excited to have them both and get on with the photo ideas I had in mind. They should come very soon since they have already been shipped!
I think generally this june is going to be the month of doll arrivals it seems!