@Organtitus is disassembling it to get through the kitchen doorway. Or we would have to bring it up the big front stairs. It is a big baby! 48″ wide x 32″ tall x 30″ deep. Luckily he didn’t know it wouldn’t fit through the kitchen door before we brought it home. But it is through now and he is reassembling it. It is big enough to fit a super dollfie sized room! Something had to go though. Bye bye antique trunk, I traded you for something see-thru.
I am delighted to announce latest release of my long hours of labour, Claudia, capturing a story of a girl who is neither living nor dead.
In a tranquil manor of the 15th century,
There lay a fair white skinned girl with enchanting golden eyes and golden locks, named Claudia.
She comes with a new slender type body with a small bust, replacing our previous androgynous type body.
Early on during my yard sale yesterday Claudia (by Hypermaniac) arrived! I barely had the energy to open the box after the sale, but did. Claudia is stunning! This is the first time I’ve opted for a Hypermaniac faceup and I’m so glad I did. Gorgeous, and highly detailed. Saddest face in the world. We’re gearing up for a bunch more events this month, but am trying to find time to loll around with my dollies.
It has been a four years since Hyperdolly has had any releases. I understand she was busy making babies instead. I’ve been lucky enough to pick up a few over the years since she’s been offering them on an english version website.
2004 Ksy (Ondine Alice) – scored head and body separately on 2nd hand market
2005 So-som (Dropsy) – ordered originally on official site, but she couldn’t fulfill the order. Someone took pity on me and sold me one 2nd hand
2006 Muse (Dainty Fidget) – Finally! was able to order and receive direct from Hyperdolly
2011 HaHanBi (On Flickr) – After a long dolly dry spell (we bought a house) I welcomed home HaHanBi
2015 Claudia – Gorgeous! Claudia is similar size to HaHanBi, but with a more girlish body vs the previous child body.
Beautiful sculpts and expressive faces over all. Hypermaniac is probably my favorite doll artist.
Who do I still pine for? Sleeping Kakiva. Oh my breaking heart.
A couple years ago I begged Paul Kaiju (http://www.paulkaiju.com) to do his magic on a dollfie dream body so I could have a Devil Girl in vinyl along the lines of his Yooskie. I’d had my heart set on a Delf Winking Ari head JUST as Luts discontinued her. Wah! But then… THEN… Nofunangie was selling her Winking Ari “Tankgirl” on the promise that she would be totally wiped and live no more. Mr. Kallisti did so, and sculpted some devil girl pointy ears on the head, while I bought my Brother in Law’s Dollfie Dream 1st Edition body (optimum for the doll anus in the sculpt. I know, I’m funny that way). We inset magnets into her forehead, Mr. Kallisti did quick horns. There will be more.
Face-up by me. I promise to take more pictures of her, Evelina is RAD!
More pictures of our Holiday palace at Casa de Crockett!
It is Gay Pride 2011, and Licca & Billy are celebrating the victory in New York! California must surely be next ^_^
I used to watch Pride every year when I lived in The City, I’m more retiring these days, but my heart is always there, as are many of my very dear ones, friends and family alike.
I’ve also been collecting porcelain dandy figurines. I love porcelain, but most of it, the good stuff, is so far beyond my reach. So I’m targeting mid-century-regency twee pieces, and they can be had for a steal. I look for good color, and the faces must be well painted. And anything “made in japan” is fair game! I love the dandies, some of them are so poncy that the sellers on eBay often mistake them for women, such as my Mint Bicorne figure below.
Pintucks & poufy sleeves, I cannot resist! It’s been awhile since I’ve bought dolly outfits, and as I’m still unpacking what I already have and need to sort through it, I really have no business bringing any more home. The White Rose collection from Volks usually consists of Victorian & Edwardian inspired “whites”… so much love! I just happened to check the website late Saturday night, and The White Rose Ladylike Dress was one of the only sets that hadn’t completely sold out. Joy!
Aaaand a sneak peak at the Doll Nursery being unpacked… STILL! Look at all the treasures, I’m unpacking goodies that haven’t seen the light of day for 4+ years, and two moves ago! Oops!
Between real life and work, bloggy blog has suffered. Yet I’m still chatting away to myself on the internet on flickr, twitter and facebook. I need to focus and bring some of that over here to the lovely new WordPress blog.
Two super-cute Licca-chan sets coming down the pipes! Links below to the offical releases. I’m hoping to get at least the Happy Pink Bunny set below, but they also have Hamster & Cat outfit sets, not to mention FOUR pink haired dollies. YEAH!