Author: jannmakesthings

I was born young, and stayed young at heart. I love creating things whether it be via paintbrush, model making, or digitally dreaming.
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Winnowill, Lord of the Gliders and sender of Pain

When TimmiLynn asked me to create Winnowill from Elfquest for her, this required a bit of research. I wasn’t aware of the character at the beginning, but a few hours later… I found out. She is one wicked lady, more evil than Maleficient, and boy, did she relish in her actions. Her description on the Elfquest page reads, “Winnowill’s cold, calculating elegance is backed by psychic powers of limitless depth and depravity”. She was going to be a fun one!

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Learning to Photograph Dolls Pt.1

It was while writing my 2015 round up that I realised how different my photography of dolls has – I’d like to think improved – over the year.  So for today’s post – I thought I would focus on one of my favourite dolly-related activities – taking photos of the girls, and how I go about doing so. Hopefully there will be some handy tips in there.

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Onwards to 2016! The lessons learnt in 2015.

I’ve been seeing a lot of reflection posts for 2015, but I didn’t make it in time (working till the last day boo!). However, 2015 was a really exciting year for me in dolly-collecting, and I feel that I’ve matured a lot and really worked out what I love, don’t love, and what (dolly) resolutions I have for 2016. I think this might be my first -true- blog post, so beware, pic heavy, long, and rambly.

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

Nori, BB-8, Mr Husband and myself wish you all a very happy holidays!

The next couple of weeks is going to be hectic, but that doesn’t stop you from realising that your Sphero-BB-8 is the perfect size for a Blythe Doll Companion. My brother picked him up for me for Christmas, and of course, I had to get my favourite muse (with antlers) out for a Christmas spin, and explore. 

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Dal Heiwa, The Little Dreamer

As you might have guessed for a while now, Poison Girl is one of my favourite customisers. She’s the creator of my gorgeous Toffee, and Chibi, so when I first discovered her awesome work, I was delighted to find that she had collaborated with Groove to create Dal Heiwa, part of the Creator’s Label series. The only problem, was that Heiwa could not be found in the wild anymore.

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Updated Commission Services and Finished Doll Pages

A quick little update.

Now that I am a bit more versed with making full commission girls, and how long it takes to get all the pieces together and shipped to me all over the world I’ve updated my commissions page. I’m now filling slots for February, with the idea of ordering pieces for your girl by the middle of January, and having everything ready to start by mid-February.

If you have contacted me but don’t see yourself on the Feb waitlist please tell me so I can put you on!

 

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Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt

She was the protector of nature and the hunt; both wild and tame animals were under her protection. She also protected the agriculture and animal herding.

I had a lot of fun researching Artemis, the Goddess of the Hunt. She was a bad-ass Goddess with her twin Apollo, and she ruled the moon. It bought back a lot of memories of when I was a child, and would with great fascination read about the adventures of the Greek Gods. So when Melissa asked if I could make her Artemis (or Diana, in her Roman equivalent), I completely jumped at the chance.