The main reason why I know of Licca’s is because I love to stick my Blythes on their bodies. Licca-chan is basically Japan’s Barbie, she’s popular, and sometimes, she has very special releases. A few months back I was scrolling through when I saw the most whimsical little set-up, and I was in love! I set out trying to find this little Licca-Chan Kiki.
Wow! It’s been so long…. 1.5 months since I posted! I am so sorry… but, I have been good and keeping my Instagram up to date. Since I have last spoken to you here, I’ve gotten a few new girls *YAY* and a boy (another coming) and then finished a few commissions, done an installation overseas, and finally had some time to work on some parts that I have had floating around for a couple of months (or over a year in some cases…!) Let’s see how well I can update >.<!
I was so excited to see another creator’s label doll released this year. This time, it was a pair of twins (Callie & Cassie) by the fabulous HAPPYDOLLY/Memento (I’ve linked here to the promo pictures and her facebook profile). I thought I was on a pullip wind-down, but as soon as you say that of course, you fall in love with another. It took me a while to decide on just one sister (it was hard not going to lie), but she arrived in all her glory straight from Japan this week. Let’s meet Callie.
I have had a few regrets in my dolly-collecting journey. One of the major ones, is not picking up the original Pullip Kiyomi when she was available – because, truth be told, she was the one that made me love Pullips. When I missed out on her, I tried to keep filling the void with other releases – so when Groove announced a Kiyomi remake in a new minty colour scheme, I didn’t even think, I just hit order.
Look at her, strutting her stuff, in her fluffy pink bear suit and dress. I mean, her expression is full of attitude! To pull off such a bear costume, you better be confident wearing. Everyone, meet Miss February, Cherie Babette.
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!
Back in May, I excitedly shared Groove’s announcement that they would be releasing Alura as a Dolly Japan Magazine exclusive. Alura is the sister to Laura, released earlier this year and is part of the “Creator’s Label” collection. They are both styled by the ever-talented Laura (or Pure Embers as she is known on Flickr), and have a combined collaboration with Mistubachi@BabyBee (face up) x Momolita (outfit).
Eve Sweet is a Springtime (well… at least in Australia) release that is so filled with sugar she kind of left me flabbergasted. She’s overly saccharine, soaked in pinks and pastels, and all-in-all… a little bit different. Let me introduce you to the mori-esque pastel girl, Eve.
The ‘Flower Shower’ girls (Penny and Berry) were the 18th Limited Edition releases for JerryBerry, and the Summer release for JerryBerry. When they were announced, I love all the teaser photographs for them. Light, airy, with a little summer breeze. The girls looked sleepy and glowy as they passed summer days and nights. With this in mind, and keen to see what the process was like to order a Limited doll from Jerryberry, plus I was in my Jerryberry loving mode. Penny arrived 6 weeks after I ordered her.