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!
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.
Towards the end of last year, I had two spectacular visitors to Chez Dollhouse. I would like to introduce you to the first (and she almost needs no introduction), the ghostly Erendira, by the immensely talented Irene Garcia.
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.
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.
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.
Emmeline isn’t a Wicked Queen or anything like that, but she’s a bit of a beauty and she knows it, and flaunts it. You can constantly see her flicking her hair – understandably, as it falls past her shoulders and many lengths past her toes. I’ve shown you guys a sneak peek of this girl before, but now that she’s finished – here are her final pictures. I’d like you to meet Miss Emmeline, an ethereal, ghostly, beauty.
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.
I’ve always been enamoured with Miss Sally Rice. She constantly shows up on “Wishlist” girls for many Blythe Collectors. Like Margo Unique Girl, I never thought that I’d actually be able to obtain one. Her prices were always very high (hitting around the $800USD mark at the beginning of this year) and then… suddenly…