Welcome to Pumpkin Hill.....

Welcome to Pumpkin Hill Studios, where I create in the smaller side of life, and also sell on Ebay
For more of what I sell on Ebay, visit this link at my Ebay store Pumpkin Hill Studios https://www.ebay.com/str/pumpkinhillstudios

I specialize in antique & vintage Dolls and toys, dollhouse miniatures, Barbie, Fashion dolls, fashion doll furniture, antique and vintage China, Glass, and high quality art collectibles and other unique items.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Introducing Grace..Soulkid Katie A. bjd...

Well, she arrived on December 17, 2009 at about 2pm in the afternoon via UPS. I could hardly wait to get home to open her box, but sadly, couldn't play with her much as I had to go out for that evening. Next morning I purchased some clothing made for the 18 inch BKC Ink dolls you see at walmart, it fit her great, was cheap, and now my poor doll wasn't nekkid anymore. lol.

For a long time, I knew I wanted a bjd, but never really got it as to why some people were so obsessed or into the hobby so heavily...but when I opened her box, I knew. She has such a peaceful and serene look on her face sculpt. Surprisingly, I had thought I would just keep the name Katie, but looking at her out of the box, I knew she needed another name. In fact, she made it quite clear her name was 'Grace', she liked to read, and also liked horses, and would I please get her some suitable clothing? It was cold here. She was very happy to discover we lived near Williamsburg, as she preferred 18th century dress/fashions to modern dress, but would graciously humor me if I wished her to wear 'that modern' stuff....Talk about opinionated dolls!

Saturday it snowed, and snowed, and snowed until I thought there was nothing but white stuff that would float from the sky forever. (Did I make mention of the fact I hate the cold and snow?? Typical southerner...lol.) Since I was cooped up in the house, I took out the april 2008 arcadia haute doll pattern I had had enlarged, and started working on her dress. With a little modification to the skirt, it came out looking like I wished, and not bad for a first try, if I do say so myself....
I have some pics here of the finished gown, which is in two pieces. The bodice laces up the back with pink ribbon and the skirt ties with ribbon sashes also. I used white muslin, sheer eyelet and the picot tassel trim on the bodice- I have some more I think I will add to the skirt's hem. I restyled her wig to have her hair pulled back so it doesn't look like she just rolled out of the box..lol. I need to make a little bonnet, or headdress or hair ornament for this dress, and add some jewelry to complete that Trianon look I was going for. I still have to make her stocking s and her panteletts, and maybe a petticoat also. I will probably have her shoes made to match by one of the bjd shoe people who make such great shoes..
all for now-

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Soulkid Katie A. Shipped & on her way to Pumpkin Hill!

Well, my Soulkid Katie is on her way home to Pumpkin Hill! Denver Doll Emporium sent the UPS ship notice, and I can hardly wait. Right now her tracking notice from UPS says she is in Commerce City and should be here by the 17th!!I have already purchased two pairs of shoes, a pair of sneakers and a pair of Mary Janes in black.

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

Soulkid Katie A. coming home soon...

Well, it has been long since I posted on this blog- was amazed. But the final payment at Denver Doll has been made today- and w00-hoo! My Soulkid Katie A. is going to hopefully be on her way home....
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!