Astræa Menace

Baby Menace (Miss Astræa) is home at last! Hermione & Lysander’s youngest sibling arrived at the Blastmilk Orphanage on August 6th. We’ve been so busy with moving preparations and surprise visits from abroad (Micha from New Orleans! Liz in SF who I still don’t manage to see enough!) that I barely had time to marvel.
But marvel I did.
Hermione & Astræa
“There is no sinner like a young saint.” —Aphra Behn
She’s amazing. I really love her default face-up. It is very evocative of Sasha, without being a clone. My only kvetch is that the beautiful strawberry blonde eyebrows are too high. But they’re so lovely! So I’ll keep them for a bit… at some angles she’s very, very sasha-like, though she is a bit different. I’m waiting for the detailed comparison photos from those who can compare them. Her head is tiny, regular SD (9-10) size wigs swallow her head, so definately a DD (8-9) wig girl. “Sasya” is scratched on the inside of the headcap. Which makes me think (duh) that they resculpted right off of a Sasya head. Awesome. The 18mm melon eyes I got from Gina are gorgeous but too large I think. Time to order 16mm!
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More pix on Flickr!
I know ya’ll know what this girl means to me. The fact that she was made at all is such a stunner that I’m completely gobsmacked and have been since I found out about the release.
First, I’d like to thank Lyssa, who encouraged me to put up the petition and is one of Sasya’s biggest fans. And the 111 people who signed it! Then I’d like to thank Elizabeth D. for putting in for her on my behalf at the NY Dolpa 2. Anika for taunting me with beautiful pictures of Roselynde for the past three or more years. And of course Volks: Kyon for designing Sasha, and Valico for reinterpreting her exquistely as Masha; Kaori Saito (Left Thimble) for her heartbreakingly wistful dress design, and Mr. Shigeta for smiling and accepting my petition even though he didn’t know a word I was burbling to him. And last, but not least…
Oops, looks like I ran out of time to thank Mr. Kallisti… bah! I love him so much, and he lets me. That is all.

Fifi Mahony, returns from rehab!

It is like getting a whole new doll! Who knew she’d clean up so nice. She may be tamer, but I’ve warned Mr. Kallisti that she still might get him in the middle of the night if he’s not nice to her. Rawr.
Fifi Mahony turned three on January 20th, ‘magine that!

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Volks Halloween Party!

Mr. Kallisti as Blobpus, Volks Halloween Tea Party

Hermione & Miette won 2nd Place and a big granite trophy in the dolly costume contest for “Bo Peep and Her Sheep.” I didn’t get very good pictures as it was really crowded! So official photoshoot for the archives SOOOOON. Also got interviewed by Mikey for the Japanese Television. That was nerve wracking. I look real purdy in my Laughing Sal outfit with my toof all blacked out. Pretty girl! It was a barrel of excitement, everything happens so quickly it is hard to keep up. Such a whirl!
But here’s the news:
1) Christmas 2006: new doll or re-release of an LE girl
2) June 2007: 2 day NYC Dolpa w/ FCS & Painting Class (and LE doll)
3) October 2007: Japanese Style Dolpa in Los Angeles. They will be hiring a 747 to fly out 500 Dealers & Fans from Japan, and encourage U.S. people to get sewing so they can be dealers too! Location at Hotel and reservations to be announced. Also an LE doll for this event.
My Pix: Volks Halloween 2006 – a photoset on Flickr
And a couple more choice selects from Melissa (swak!): Paul & Heads, and me in really fancy company w/ trophy.
P.S. Special congrats to Aimee for finally winning the baby angel of her heart. And A.J. too! Wow! No postcards!

Dolpa Goodies ™

Volks is slowly posting all the goodies from the August twin dolpas.
They’re re-releasing the early White Rose favorites pumpkin pants for msd & the SD13 lingerie but NEW! with ribbons in pink and blue. I stalked YJP like a crazy stalking stalker trying to get those sets!

So, have at them, kiddies! Like the LA Tea one-offs, I already have my favorites… but what I really want is that blue swimset (?) that Nono is wearing.
You know, I secretly pine for a Nono. FCS Nono in white please, thanks!

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My doll looks like Lisa Loeb! Lulu’s gonna stab me…

Goody box from Volks arrived Wednesday. The glasses are awesome. They’re all perfect and everything. I also really like the dress. S’cute! Gosh, if they could do cute stuff like the wtg line 60cm style, what a killing they’d make! But I guess the size and the price point probably make that prohibitive. Meh.

Introducing Miss Fifi Mahony!

She’s been here all afternoon, and after running some errands we were finally able to sit down and open her! And then I’ve been taking pictures all evening.


Ohmigosh. I can’t tell you how beautiful she is. I wasn’t prepared at all! When I pulled her out of the box I just sat there, turning her around and around. I am completely in awe. I honestly wasn’t sure how in love I’d be with her face, I began to have doubts. Mimi sometimes doesn’t photo well and there are certainly plenty of unflattering pix of her out there. But she is superb! You just have to be careful lighting her nose *wink*

They didn’t do the face-up that I asked for though >.<

But you know what? That is ok. Cuz she’s gorgeous, even with the default natural make-up. Besides, I want to redo it myself anyways, and this will give me more of an excuse now that I don’t have to worry about messing up a custom volks gothy smokey make-up job.
So, I’ve been playing with wigs and outfits all afternoon. The pink one is a re-styled poshdolls wig, the other ones are obviously Volks. The wig she came with is unbelievably gorgeous. An inky midnight blue. I might, after a bit, iron it straight after all. Haven’t decided yet! And her eyes, volks glass neosium, are stunning! Sometimes they’re rosey lavendar, sometimes they’re purple, and sometimes even pink! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah! I die!

Ok, I’ll hush up now. You can go see the pictures. Here’s a teaser…