Things have been super busy at Chez Dollhouse. My exhibitions have finally started to wind down, so I have been able to work on a few girls. Currently, I have 4 girls in progress mode, and one girl has just arrived this week for a New Year’s makeover. So… here’s a little sneak peek of what I am going to be up to!
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).
I remember when I first started collecting Pullips. My brother had bought me a Hatsune Miku for my birthday, and I was researching them and wondering what they were all about. I fell in love with two – Kiyomi and Alice Du Jardin Mint. Kiyomi was available at the time, but I wasn’t ready to plunge (and I regret this every day) and Alice Du Jardin was long sold out. It didn’t help that many people stated she was their favourite, and watching videos of her (I’m looking at yours, Omochacrush!) really fuelled the lust. Some 25 dolls later, I still don’t have Kiyomi – but I do now have Mint!
I’ve been stuck in bed all weekend, and didn’t get as much work done as I’d like. But, happily, I did manage to get started on a few of the dolls I have waiting for commission as I wait for the supplies for the others to arrive.
It was a busy dolly weekend for me! Lots of making things, and finishing off some commissions. I wanted to share with you one of the girls from the weekend, a chocolate and wine coloured girl for Angie.
Today we’re going to look at how to re-body a Pullip type 4 with an Obitsu body. Chibi, my pink Poison-girl beauty is going to be the model, so she will get a new body to match her Toffee sister. Chibi is a Pale girl, and will be going on a Obitsu 27cm in white. She has a soft bust.
<Warning! More Dolly Nudity!>
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.
“Once upon a time there was a poor peasant who had so many children that he did not have enough of either food or clothing to give them. Pretty children they all were, but the prettiest was the youngest daughter, who was so lovely there was no end to her loveliness.”
Thus begins the fairy tale of a maiden who went searching for her love in a castle East of the Sun, and West of the Moon and her many trials and tribulations on the way. It was also the story that Melissa gave to me as inspiration for her girl.
Soldier of the Deep Waters, Soldier of Embrace, Soldier of the Sea, Princess Neptune. Michiru (or Michelle in the western anime adaptation) is arguably the most elegant of the Sailor Scouts in civilian form and in magic girl form – and this has translated to her gorgeous Pullip incarnation.
Merl. Kiyomi. Ally. These girls are constantly listed as perfect “beginner” dolls to introduce you into the Pullip world. With Merl – it’s not hard to see why. Re-chippable, flexible, and gorgeous, she constantly tops favourite lists. When she came back on sale after a period being of being difficult to find, I had to add her to my dolly family.