Did a little Target today. The shelves were pretty much cleaned out but there were two new Fashion Avenues that were cute enough to pick up, though I’m not really into this J. Lo thang.

And then there was TRU. Grabbed the last of the Bratz egg chairs and this 1/18 Ultimate Soldier “City Fountain Playset” … a little small for true scale, but a nice prop none the less. The angel’s wing is even shot off and she has bullet holes in her. Nice backdrop for Miette to learn the accordian.

And took this nice picture of Kisara, just cuz.

Peppermint Princess Pinky

I got a sewing machine for christmas. Wowie zowie. It has been years since I’ve had one, and consequently haven’t sewn anything (hardly) since.
I was so excited I sat down and made a wee dress. Things always turn out more complicated than one plans, but in this case it was all for the best! Much better than I had originally planned.
This is out of recent scraps I’ve bought for something to do SOMEDAY. Well, that someday still hasn’t come, but the wonderful thing about 1/6th is it takes very little of your precious stash.
So, here she is, my Peppermint Princess:

I made a quickie pattern out of muslin for the bodice, and then used it for the bodice lining. The rest of it was improvised. She really needs some spaghetti straps as the bodice does NOT want to stay up on Pinky’s new petite bosom (I didn’t want too much of a challenge on the bodice fitting). Any sudden movement and she’s shamelessly exposing herself. Va-va-va-voom!

Dollfie Day

I finally got my extended Thanksgiving Holiday dollfie day. Got up this morning, pulled out the supplies and started painting in my pajamas.
I had finally found a 18/0 gauge brush at Amsterdam and hadn’t had the opportunity to use it.
Lavinia is a doll I conceived of doing soon after I got my first Volks body and realized how easily the hands are removed.
For those not familiar, Lavinia is one of Shakespeare’s most abused characters from his most infamous & violent play “Titus Andronicus.”
“By S. Clarke Hulse’s count, Titus Andronicus is a play with ’14 killings, 9 of them on stage, 6 severed members, 1 rape (or 2 or 3, depending on how you count), 1 live burial, 1 case of insanity and 1 of cannibalism–an average of 5.2 atrocities per act, or one for every 97 lines.'”
In Shakespeare’s own scene notes it reads “Enter DEMETRIUS and CHIRON with LAVINIA, ravished; her hands cut off, and her tongue cut out”
And that brings us to… Lavinia

Next we have a repaint, re-style. This was one of my earlier dolls. But not early enough to excuse the original horrible paint job. And especially since it was supposed to be me, in a highly idealized, fantasy sort of way. Well, the original boil crimp had long fallen out, and since been squashed in my recent move. She was a perfect candidate for an overhaul! She has and NDR Ellie-ish head. And she got the same do as above, but it was combed out just a bit and re-gel’d and sprayed.Kallisti is wearing a Bratz Boys outfit. I liked the roughed up vintage leather and the orange retro shirt. This is what redheds are supposed to wear, I never manage too.
Like the accordian.
The painting on both of these is much finer, if still a little clumsy. But LO! The difference between these and any of my other customizations. I, too, can make a fine line.

Lavinia definately needed some texture to her hair, and since I planned on restyling the doll below as well, I used a similar technique of twisting the hair, then wrapping it around a pipe cleaner. This gives what in essence is the opposite of a sausage curl. For Lavinia I sprayed them heavily and endeavored to keep the spirals all intact. She needed to have angry snakes for hair.
Oh, and I made the dress too. A simple sack made out of cheese-cloth, then wetted, starched and ironed. It is a terrible piece of workmanship, but that is what I wanted, so lucky me!

Winter Runway

Made a lot of fashion finds recently, not the least of which being the Azone Athena dress that got lost in the Japan post for three months. Curiously, these are all white. Just in time for winter (which isn’t white where I come from).
Here’s Mieux modeling the white Athena dress & boots.
Also, I’ve had super good luck on two Lollipop Girls outfits I bought off Ebay sans dolls. First in our line-up is Miette wearing Nicole’s frilly frou-frou outfit. I originally wanted this for a volks mini outfit, but the bodice is just too large to look right. On a Volks A figure the fit is absolutely perfect due to the stretchy bodice fabric. The outfit is soooo cute and comes with little panties too. I need to find the right stockings and shoes though.
And then we have Molly all wrapped up in Suzy’s Seattle Winter duds. The quality on this outfit is super nice. The coat and pants are a linen like cotton, and the coat actually has inset pockets. The pants barely fit and are a bit too long, hence the chunky boots that don’t really go this this outfit.

Sailor Pinky, ahoy!

Got the Volks “Who’s That Girl” Juliet Jams punky sailor outfit…

Sailor Pinky - Volks Juliet Jams

Here’s Pinky in her new duds posing with Sailor Gay Billy!

Sailor Pinky & Gay Billy

These outfits are designed specifically for the WTG line, based on the Beauty S Volks body. So the fit is pretty tight. I had to switch Pinky’s body to an EB A from an H and even then the outfit is a little tight. Even these stockings, unlike the other WTG stockings I got, are made for the delicate Beauty Body feet and were kinda tough to get on.
Pinky don’t care, its a fashion statement.

Beauty B

Something else I haven’t made her own page for… The Volks Beauty B body with #2 style Dollfie Plus head.

Er, she doesn’t have a name yet either! For some reason I’m not in love with her. Fiddlesticks. I love Visine, but not enamored of the dollfie plus’ I guess.
In any case, she’s still cute in the Azone Chocolate Cushion Valentine outfit (white) and the red velvet Fairies O’ Darkness. The boots are also spectacular. The problem is I’d rather see all these on another doll. Sigh.