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Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Another thing I have been undecided on is the name for this doll, I have come to think of her as 'Katie' and might just add another moniker onto it- Katie for some reason always makes me think of Scarlett from Gone with the Wind whose full name was Katie Scarlett in the book...another name I have thought of is Lucy, LucyBell, and even Charlotte. So I am still undecided on her name, and might just go with Katie Scarlett since that is the favorite character from my favorite movie, and it sounds like it has a good ring to it...
I am already decided on my next doll, I had thought of the Dollzone Violetta, but have decided that is not the SD I want; I may go with a DZ Clovera. Violetta has a beautiful face, but there is something about her mouth that is odd, and I probably would not like her face sculpt after a while....I also like the Volks SD's too, and Souldoll SD's, which I may veer off to, or DIM (Doll in Mind).
I am looking at the ready made clothing for other dolls, and am hoping that the new BKC Ink dolls that are slimbodied and 18 inches may work for MSD's, someone on Den of Angels said that the clothing would with a little alterations. The clothing sets cost only $15 so I may go ahead and invest in some once she arrives, until I can get the clothing sets I want for her...I just do not want to buy something that will not fit well.
I am already thinking of my next bjd purchase simply because of the characters and storylines I would like to write. I have been thinking of one where Katie is the descendant of her French grandmother, which would be the same doll dressed in different wigs and period clothing....and which the modern furniture of American Girl and my line of Bespaq would fit. The other dolls would also carry the same storyline with their characters as well. Originally I thought to make this doll the daughter of the SD I want to acquire, but was thinking making them sisters might be more interesting. So I am thinking that would be really cute also, to create a schoolroom, which is another thing /diorama I would like to do, with maybe an SD dressed as a nun, for a Catholic young ladies' finishing school/academy scene.
I would really like Pipos cheese mouse, and a Puki Puki Sugar or Mary, for the dollhouses, and also to carry about to Photograph. So many wants and not enough time to collect- lol. I keep a journal of notes and storyline/diorama ideas for the larger dolls, and what dolls I would like to acquire for that...I have found the larger dolls so much fun to collect and create for.
Hopefully, I can get my MSD a costume from Arcadia dolls, I am thinking of the Regency outfit.
She will be here soon, so can hardly wait to take pics of the box opening!
Friday, December 11, 2009
This poor doll will not have any clothes unless I get hopping. I have bought a pair of sneakers for her, but am going to experiment with Bkc ink kids clothing on her- someone on Den of Angels said this clothing will work, and it will be nice to have something she can wear. I really want to dress her in 18th century clothing, but will have to wait, as Arcadia dolls is not taking orders just yet....
Another thing my Katie needs is a name, I am thinking of keeping Katie as her name as that is how I have come to think of her...maybe Katie Scarlett, like Scarlett from gone with the wind?? I really need to get her some period clothing if possible, to make her look at home with the furniture.
Will post pics of the box opening when she arrives!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Alas, I have so many plans for the doll room, as my BJD's will be dressed in historical dress and some of the AG accessories are perfect for this. I wanted Felicity mainly because of the colonial dress, (I want to create a court and have the smaller dolls go to Finishing School, like the academies and young ladies' academies that were so popular in the 18th & 19th century.) I already have figured out who will create the clothing for the dolls and Felicity and Elizabeth would be perfect friends for my little MSD Soulkid coming soon from DenverDollEmporium.
Currently I am trolling Ebay for some of Samantha's accessories, like her Scenes and Settings book, retired, and her school desk- which I will probably need two or three of for the dolls. Felicity's school desk is nice, but I like Samantha's more, it looks more like a schoolhouse, & also more room for the tiny books, pencils, and slates needed for finishing school cuteness.
Tori & BigAmandaDoll are still at the shop today; Tori was sadly disappointed we will not be able to go shopping in Williamsburg to shop for Christmas decorations, however, I need to make more lists about what dolls and dollhouses need trees, lights, and action.lol..
Will post more later, when I have some updates...and hopefully Felicity will be coming home around the time my BJD Soulkid will be arriving
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tori: I'm ready to go Miss Lisa!
After visiting with the cats, Tori surveyed damage that had happened today with some windy weather- a tree branch fell off in the driveway.
Tori: it's good that the van wasn't parked there today Miss Lisa, then we wouldn't be able to go at all to Williamsburg!
Me: That's right. But I had fun spending some time with you, just us.
Tori: I did too. But I really wanted one of those hats.
And so ends our day, not very fun or eventful with the tree branch falling, and visiting the mechanic- ugh. But it was fun to have dolly time, and some adventures.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
BigAmandaDoll: Look, we will help you. You already have some great photos, and I know you're hoarding stuff to do stories with us. Besides, we make those little fashion dolls in the OneSixthScaleDollhouse ( http://theonesixthscaledollhouse.blogspot.com/ ) Behave! You can't imagine the goings on in that villa since you have those new dollies that arrived in there!
Me: Well, you're right. It is...so I guess we will have to start posting some new photos until the new dolly arrives, right?
After this conversation with my two blog helpers, I decided to speak to the 'main' doll that oversees the running of the shop, Miss Minnie. Miss Minnie is a 40 inch Porcelain doll, who loves tea, old photos, lace, ribbons, and extravagant feathered hats. We like alot of the same things. lol.
Miss Minnie was having tea as usual.
Me: They don't? They've never complained...I didn't know Tori did that!
Miss Minnie: (leans closer so she won't be heard) You NEVER heard it from me, but I have told her that the fashion doll set is a ...little touchy.
Me: I see, well I will do something about it. Tori can visit Williamsburg with me when we go soon...we need some new pics.
Miss Minnie: She needs a distraction dear, & pardon me, but BigAmandaDoll needs a rest & a little time to herself. Tori is so very active! She & I & Molly can take tea together. This darling little American Girl doll is so quiet, and she loves tea, so well mannered....
Me: Molly is visiting Miss Minnie...
Miss Minnie: She is? She isn't going to stay???
Me: probably not, one of my customers Veronica, who helped me find the little BJD that is coming to live with us, lets her stay here.
Miss Minnie: By the way, I knew you wanted to get an American Girl doll, why hasn't she arrived yet?
Me: Well, you see....room...
Miss Minnie: Don't kid yourself. I have seen you cruising Ebay and the AG site...
Miss Minnie: What?? Run along now, my tea is getting cold....
So there ends my conversation with some of the dollies who live here, and now it looks like Tori will be going to Williamsburg to visit. I hope to post more of the dollies here on the Pumpkin Patch, and their stories..........