At the end of last week I finally received back the heads of Sevi (Cerisedolls Ninon) and Keina (Dollsbe Garlic) that I sent to the make-up artist. I sent them at the beginning of May and it has felt quite like an eternity to wait for them even though I’ve been seeing pictures of the process.
But anyway, the important thing is that they’re back now and I’m very happy with the result!!! 😀
Here you can see Sevi. I was waiting for her to come back so I could make her wig, since it was not possible for me to make the head-cap without having the full head. I should have done it before I sent her for the make-up but I didn’t think about it and when I realised that I should have done it before it was too late.
And here you can see Keina. I’m very pleased with her make-up, and in her case it was the last thing left for her to be finished. She has her final wig and eyes too. The only thing I still have to fix is the eye mechanism since the eyes she’s wearing right now are glass and they don’t work with the mechanism (it uses acrylic eyes) so I still have to fix that so I can use it with the glass ones, and so that way I can move the eyes without having to open the head and without using blu-tack.
So to sum up a bit the things I have left to do/get for my dolls are:
- Fixing Keina’s eye mechanism.
- Making Sevi’s wig.
- Put hot-glue to Nelda’s joints (it’s very difficult for her to stand up because the joint balls in her legs turn too easily), what means taking her apart and all that.
- Do Alani’s and the Limhwa ToYou make-ups.
- Finding the perfect name for the Limhwa ToYou because she has gone through too many (xD).
- Eyes for the two mentioned just now and a wig for Limhwa.
- New wig for Brynn.
- Sewing a looooooooot and take pictures. (I already started with the sewing).
Pfffuuuuuu… so much work! xD
At least I want to do everything that it’s not the buying part before the next member in my family arrives (that will be Olathe’s head). If I do numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 (partially) I will be very happy xD
Today I bring you comparison pictures of my Limhwa ToYou Mari and Merry Doll Round Mousse.
I’ve spent quite a few days making wigs. Everything started because Alani (Merry Doll Round Mousse finally has a name) needed a wig, and trying different hairs to my dolls happened what you can see in the picture below to the left.
I tried that alpaca hair that I had around to Niniane and I loved it (the hat was holding the locks together for the picture). So I decided to do a wig in that colour for her. Niniane has always been redhead until now, but the truth is that I like so much that colour that I don’t think she’ll be a redhead any more (I wanted to change the wig she had anyway because I never liked too much the haircut it had).
The result is what you can see in the picture below to the right. I still have to style is a bit more, but I also like it like this.
On the other hand, after thinking a lot about the various possibilites and trying a lot of things with Photoshop, I decided that Alani will have brown hair (thank you very much for all your comments through Facebook!). Brown hair was the last thing that crossed my mind because my Limhwa ToYou Mari had that hair colour and at the beginning I had in mind more like a blonde, because it felt different and that it would give more contrast, however when I tried my Limhwa ToYou’s wig to Alani there was a “click” in my head and I liked it very much, and I’ve been fighting against that thought with no success, mostly because I didn’t want two dolls with the same hair style and colour. However, it’s been a long time that I’m trying to find the right style to the Limhwa ToYou and I wasn’t convinced that that wig suited her especially, and I am/was in the process of changing her name because it didn’t convince me either. So I finally decided that Alani was going to have brown hair and that I would start from scratch with the Limhwa ToYou. I have some ideas for her, but it’s going to take me quite a while to get, especially, her wig.
Going back to Alani, Limhwa’s wig was too big for her, so I reused the hair of that wig but did a new headcap for Alani. The result is what you see in the picture on the left. I still have to style it a bit better, but that’s going to be her hair. I haven’t bought her eyes yet, because I’m not completely sure which colour I want for her and also because I want to buy new eyes for the Limhwa in the same shop. Technically she wears 6mm, but there isn’t almost any white bits, so I want to try ones in 5mm [Note: Alani wears 4mm eyes].
As I was saying before, I have quite a lot of work to do to the Limhwa, I want to sand the rough edges (maybe I’ll sand her completely, I don’t know if it’s me or not but she looks generally yellowish), I want to sand her nipples too (xDDD), no, seriously, her nipples look like cherries on top of cupcakes, they’re so exaggerated and big taking into account her body size (people are going to think that I’m obsessed with doll boobs, but the thing is that you can see the nipples through any kind of clothes she’s wearing and it doesn’t look natural at all xD). I also have to do a new make up for her (and one for Alani) if the weather lets me some time… uggghhh. But anyway, I’ll do everything little by little!!
I want to sew them some things. The have some clothes but I want many more xDDDDD and I also have in mind some furniture and accessories (among them there is something very important for Alani and I can’t wait to make it (and I hope I can do it well)).
On the other hand, not too long ago I had news about my two heads in make up process. Sevi is finished, but Keina is still missing some details. I hope they come back soon, it’s been nearly four months that I sent them. Keina will be complete when I get her back, since she only needed the make up. Sevi won’t, since I have to make her wig and I’m still not sure about her eyes and I’m waiting for her to come back to finally decide.
Thank you very much for reading and I hope you’re having a great week 🙂
I’ve been working three days on this entry, because I decided to make an unboxing video, and I’ve had all sorts of problems with technology and all its format and extensions incompatibilities among others. But after keeping at it for a long time, I did it! So I leave here the unboxing video of my Mousse from Merry Doll Round. The video could be improved a lot and I ended up speaking quite slow and with a lot of pauses because I was doing too many things at the same time, but little by little I’ll improve them. By the way, when I say “today” it’s because the video was recorded the 13th that is the day I received her, but because of the problems with the editing that I mentioned before, I haven’t been able to finish and upload it until today 16th.
They are actually not that new, but it’s because I had in mind to talk about them and show them even before I finished this blog. It had been a long time that I wanted to buy shoes for Elín because the poor little girl has spent years with only one pair (I’m very picky and I wanted something really specific) and when Keina arrived to my family it was clear that I needed shoes of that size. After searching and searching I found a shop on etsy that had cute shoes and I didn’t doubt to buy some.
This entry is going to be mainly a summary of the dolls I’ve had but that they’re no longer with me. I had always done this type of post with little dolls but this time I’ll post pictures (bad ones) of the dolls I had in the past starting with the oldest one. Continue reading
Today Breezy, my pukifee luna, has gone to a new home.
It had been a while that I was having doubts about her, and knowing myself, when I start to change the physical appearance of a doll is because something it’s not quite right. Then I start thinking if it’s worth changing things non-stop until I find the right thing or if it’s better to just start a new project that feels more exciting.
Even though I know that a doll will end up for adoption when I start having doubts, I always end up over-thinking more than I would like. In this case I think that I’ve over-thought it more than usual, it’s been a lot harder. I think that her face, always pouty and sad, didn’t help since it made you feel bad, it’s like a little kitten looking you with those begging eyes. But at the end I thought it was for the best. I’ve been lucky and it has been quite easy to find her a new home, so today she has gone to United States, and I hope in her new home they give her everything I haven’t been able to myself ＼（＾ ＾）／
I have in mind to do an entry about my general history in the BJD world since I started, which dolls came, which ones went away, and in that post I will also explain my theory about why right now of all the dolls I bought in 2011 I only have Brynn (and she won’t go anywhere). Sometimes I’m surprised about how much I can get to know myself through my dolls and my history with them. But as I said, I will leave this for a future post.
Thank you for reading! ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
Welcome to Dolls’ Cabin, my personal blog about my dolls.
It’s been a while that I had this project in mind, but for some reason I kept postponing it. Lately I haven’t been too active in the world of the BJD (when it comes to taking pictures and other things) because of personal reasons, and it’s something I wanted to change.
When I look back in time I realise that I’ve rarely written down things that have changed in my dolls, or new things I got, or in which moment I thought/found their names and personalities. Because of all that and more I’ve created this blog, to make a record of what I do in the hobby.
So I’m very happy to start this project, finally!
I hope that you have a good time around here and many thanks for reading!