My first introduction to dolls really was when my brother bought be a Hatsune Miku Pullip. I found out later that Blythe had a version too… and she was translucent! She became a wishlist doll, but she slowly moved her way down, and sometimes out of the list. However, on a recent trip to Shanghai, I found her in one of the official Blythe stores… for an amazing price. Let’s meet Miku!
About one day before I left for Shanghai, a very special box arrived at my doorstep. Unassuming and brown, inside, the box held a little girl of wonder, rainbows and colour! I’d like for you to meet Bubblegum, my very own G.Baby girl.
I’m finally back from my work trip, so I wanted to introduce to everyone a very special visitor from late last year – Little Red Riding Hood by Nanuka.
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.
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.
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.
Q-Pot has always been one of my favourite fun fashion brands from Japan. I’ve been a fan of their keyrings, not even mentioning their adorable collaboration with Sailor Moon. So when Milk BisQuit de Q-Pot Blythe came up for sale, I jumped on the opportunity to own this sweet, sweet girl.
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.
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!
I first learnt of Caramelaw after seeing one of her creations on the front cover of the Doll Scene by Louis Bou. I was completely enamoured by the whimsy and the fun of her gorgeous girls. They had a certain style and panache – they were clearly from another world and bursting out of an illustrated candy land. So when Sheena Aw aka Caramelaw asked if I could help her doll home from Auguste Clown, I of course readily agreed. So – for a short few days I had a very special visitor, and I’d like you to meet miss Meilla.