Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Brielle Enjoys Christmas Tree Lights

I've been trying to get this photo just right and I think I may have finally succeed. I had to switch my lens to my 50mm prime. Still a work in progress using my 50mm lens.

Oh Brielle can finally show off my attempts at home tanning. Not perfect by any means either but she's still cute! At least she didn't turn a ugly color on me. LOL n.n

Brielle's Christmas Wish!

McKenzie wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

♥ Brielle ♥

♥ Brielle ♥ by Among the Dolls
♥ Brielle ♥, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

My sweet Lati Yellow Benny before I give her a hometan and faceup.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Blythe Eye Chips

New Blythe Eye Chips by Among the Dolls
New Blythe Eye Chips, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

My random assortment of Ixtee eye chips arrived. Now to figure out which to use in my next girl. :-)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Look Who's On Her Way Home!

sunshine faceup

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Look at my beautiful Sunshine. She is all finished and will be on her way to me shortly. Can't wait to reunite her with her twin sister, Rainbow and I also got her a new blonde wig to match... Well sorta! Thanks PlagueBearer for providing me a photo of Sunshine and doing her awesome faceup.

I think I need to make the girl's some new glothing for the change in the weather here. Can you believe that it's actually in the low to mid 50s here in Southern California? I think I'll make the girls some cords and long sleeve tops... not just for Rainbow and Sunshine but for McKenzie too! :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rainbow x Sunshine = Twinsy ♥

Look who also arrived today... Rainbow's twin sister, Sunshine, made it safe and sound but is already off to get her spa treatment. ^_^ Can't wait for my girls to be together.

Floor & Walls are Done!

Rainbow showing off her and Sunshine's finished but unfurnished roombox. ^_^

Sunday, December 9, 2012

McKenzie, Noelle & Rainbow

Noelle was feeling left out with me focusing my attention on all my new arrivals, so I had to include her too. :-)

Rainbow ♥ McKenzie

Rainbow ♥ McKenzie by Among the Dolls
Rainbow ♥ McKenzie, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Rainbow: "Look, McKenzie fits too!"

Rainbow & Sunshine's Roombox In Progress

Rainbow is readying the room for the arrival of her twin sister, Sunshine. ^-^

News... News... News!!!

I've been a really good girl lately... I haven't purchased any new dolls but in the last week. Okay I did finally get my Middie Blythe but I've purchased 2... well purchased 1 and traded for the other. ^^;

Remember when I said that I would purchase another Lati Yellow? Well I wound up finding a good deal on a basic NS Lati Yellow Benny, whom I plan to hometan. Am i afraid something can go wrong? Of ciurse but what's life without a little tisk. LOL She will be traveling from Germany so I'm not sure how fast she will arrive with the current slowing of the postal service due to Christmas mail. Benny has the pouty face I've come to like in Latidolls, so I'm really happy that I was able to scoop her up. I think the reason why I wasn't able to bond with Xmas Elf Coco was because she was smiling and I'm used to seeing Lati dolls pouting. I'm really excited gor her arrival.

Also with the arrival of Rainbow this past week, I have found that I ♥ her LOL face and was happy when I saw an opportunity to get a second one. I was able to trade my MNF Rheia plus other goodies from my trade partner to get her. I'm really excited because my trade partner is getting her dream doll and I'm going to have TWINS!! I got her second hand from here in the US. Hopefully she won't take long to get her BUT she won't be here too long before she's off to get her faceup done to look like her sister by the amazing PlagueBearer (on Flickr). I've never had twin anything before so this is really a new and neat experience for me. I'm already designing them a little roombox to sit on my dresser so I can see their happy faces first thing in the morning.  All my other BJDs stay in their perspective FL boxes but these two I can't do that to them because it's soo dark in those boxes. LOL


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hello Rainbow!

Hello Rainbow! by Among the Dolls
Hello Rainbow!, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

So happy Rainbow (PKF Pong Pong) arrived before I had to leave for work this afternoon. She is so perfect! Thanks again PlagueBearer (on Flickr) for everything.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

McKeznie Enjoys A Little Outside Time

Today is the first day since she arrived that it was warm enough to take her outside. Looks like she's enjoying her time. Yep, she's wearing a mini dress made by me. :-)

My Rainbow

My Rainbow by Among the Dolls
My Rainbow, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Squeeeee!!!! Rainbow (PKF Pong Pong) who has received a very BEAUTIFUL faceup from the amazing PlagueBearer  (photo taken by her) is on her way home! I'm so excited and can't wait for her to arrive. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ready to Create My Next Brown Beauty

I'm ready to start my next beautiful brown beauty. Now if only it would stop raining. This is my Neo Blythe Friendly Freckles with a licca body. I have on order new eye chips and hairs for this girl, so she'll COMPLETELY customized. So excited!! :-)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Good Morning McKenzie

Good Morning McKenzie by Among the Dolls
Good Morning McKenzie, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

McKenzie is trying out another outfit I made. I may need to adjust the shirt but I do like the way the outfit fits.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

♥ Sweet McKenzie ♥

I'm just lovin this sweet little girl. I was afraid she wouldn't have anything to wear but I was WRONG. McKenzie is wearing a dress I made for my BJD girls and some Kelly doll boots. n.n

It looks like my daughters will be inheriting some new Kelly dolls sans their shoes. LOL

I already want another one to customize her. I actually want ALL the Middies now. LOL

Welcome McKenzie

Welcome McKenzie by Among the Dolls
Welcome McKenzie, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
Anais & ZoĆ« welcomes our newest little girl, McKenzie (Middie Macaron Q-Tea Party). McKenzie is soo cute and I ♥ her size!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ready to Make My Next Custom!!

After creating Malia, I'm ready to create my next custom cocoa cutie... a.k.a. custom brown Blythe or Basaak. I already have the idea for at least 3 or 4 girls that I would love to make. I think I'll get a couple of Basaaks (Blythe clones like my Malia) and a couple of regular Blythe to make more custom brown Blythes. I do have a Neo Blythe Friendly Freckles that could use some love and attention. Only problem is I will need to purchase a new eye mech or figure out how to get the current eye chips out because they are hideous PLUS Malia currently has hers. n.n

I also want to attempt my first re-root but I'll start on a smaller head though so I can get the hang of it. I have 17... No 18 LPS Blythe that I could practice re-rooting. I've already dyed a couple of my LPS Blythe hairs but I'd really like to try re-rooting. I've heard it's tedious but it may be a stress reliever of sorts from my 5 children. LOL Speaking of LPS Blythe, since I want to re-root one I might as well give her tan too. n.n

I also have a Monster High Draculaura that I plan to customize as well. I'm not exactly sure what I want to do just yet BUT I think instead of doing a re-root, I may do wig or flock. Still trying to decide on that.

Just some food for thought.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Photogenic Malia

Photogenic Malia by Among the Dolls
Photogenic Malia, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
I think I'm obsessed with taking photos of Malia. Isn't she soo photogenic? I ♥ photographing her. :-) I'm seriously ready to make her sister.

Malia - Custom Brown Cutie #1

So excited how this girl turned out. Now I'm ready to tackle my second but using a real Blythe instead of a Blythe clone.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

WIP - Malia's face plate & body

Ii'm so excited that her legs are nice and smooth... not sticky as that was my fear.

Can't wait to get started on her make-up but it'll have to wait until after my son's doctor appointment.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIP - Malia (custom cocoa cutie)

My first attempt at making a black Blythe using a Basaak as a test subject. LOL Will begin her makeup tomorrow after I take my youngest to the doctor. I'm really excited to see how she turns out.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Next Dolly Project

Malia (before customization)

Thanks to gaining courage from doing my face up on Autumn (LTF Ante). I've decided to try my hand at customizing my first Blythe... Well not my first Blythe that I've owned or even a real Blythe but a Basaak (Blythe clone) that I got off a doll forum for a whooping $30! I purchased her with the intent of learning how to customize Blythe dolls sometime ago but was too afraid to mess things up. Well that fear is now gone and I'm ready to go. n.n

My plan is not just to re-do her makeup but attempt to make myself a cocoa cutie... Yes, I'm going to try to make my very own custom black Blythe! I'm waiting for the spray as I type. Hopefully it'll be here by the end of this week so I can get started.

Can't wait... So excited!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tempest (MNF Rheia) New Sweater Dress

Tempest asked me to make her a new outfit for the changing weather, so I made her an off the shoulder sweater dress.

I plan to list this dress as well a couple more in the shop this coming weekend. These sweater dresses will fit slim msd like Minifee, Unoa and other similarly sized dolls.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Autumn All Put Together

Autumn's New Faceup

Autumn's New Faceup by Among the Dolls
Autumn's New Faceup, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

So I decided tgis morning to try my first BJD faceup.

What I learned?
1) Eyebrows are a beast.
2) Erasers are your friend.
3) Build pastels SLOWLY.
4) Can't wait to try it again. :-D

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Piper & Autumn

Piper & Autumn by Among the Dolls
Piper & Autumn, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

My LTF girls together. Yep they are sharing a body. I hope to get another so the girls can take a "real" photo together but until then... sharing is caring. n.n

Autumn (LTF Ante)

Autumn (LTF Ante) by Among the Dolls
Autumn (LTF Ante), a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

First real photo of Autumn (LTF Ante) with Piper's wig and Natalia's eyes. She'll keep the eyes but I'll get her a new wig. n.n

Autumn :: LittleFee Ante

LittleFee Ante by Among the Dolls
LittleFee Ante, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Piper (LTF Rachel) now has a bestie her own size. Her face plate anyway.. Autumn (LTF Ante) will share a body with Piper until I can her her own. :-)

Monday, October 29, 2012

MNF Rheia

MNF Rheia by Among the Dolls
MNF Rheia, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
My newest arrivial, MNF Rheia in a temporary wig and eyes. The eyes aren't really in her head they're kinda just placed there. LOL she is nameless as of right now. Trying to figure out her personality. :-)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Dolly Musings

Guess who's downsizing their dolly collection? Okay I'm not really downsizing, it's more like I made room for dolls I prefer.

Remember I recently received two Lati dolls (Lati White Sp Kong & Lati Yellow Christmas Elf Coco)? Well I found I'm just not smitten with them as I thought I would be. I love most Lati Yellow doll sculpts like I LOVE the pouty expressions of Lea and Miel. I should have just waited and gotten THEM instead of two other Latis just because they were available. I thought I would like Kong & Coco but I was WRONG! LOL So, they have since been adopted.

I am finding that I really can't bond with a doll if I don't like their sculpt. Yes I sold my Latis but that doesn't mean that I won't get any more. I do plan to get both Latis... Lea and Miel. I would love to hometan them. :-) I've seen them hometanned and they look AMAZING.

I also found out I like Fairyland dolls better. I currently own PukiPuki Cupid (Penelope), PukiFee Luna (Noelle), LittleFee Rachel (Piper) AND have a MiniFee Rheia (Tempest... I think.. LOL), PukiFee Pong Pong (Rainbow) and LTF Ante face plate (she'll share Piper's body until I can get her own) on the way PLUS MiniFee ShuShu on layaway. Ideally my collection would be complete for now but I wouldn't mind getting a MiniFee Chloe, LittleFee Luna, PukiFee Bonnie and PukiFee Ante though. ::Hint! Hint! Hubby perfect Christmas (12/25) & 10 year wedding anniversary (12/28) presents!!::

A girl can dream right! :-)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Talia Keeps Warm

Talia Keeps Warm by Among the Dolls
Talia Keeps Warm, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
Talia keeping warm on the walk home after dropping the kids off at school this morning by wearing the girls top by ericaduh they won in her giveaway a month or two ago.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Current BJD family photo Oct. 2012

Yay for quick and impromptu first family photo of my BJDs. As you can see there are a couple missing from this photo but they have moved on to new homes. I'm honing in on my preferences and letting go of those that I'm not bonding with.

Current BJDS::
(top lt to rt)
Piper :: LittleFee Rachel
Echo :: ResinSoul Rong
Penelope :: PukiPuki Cupid
(bottom lt to rt)
Rain :: LE Lati Yellow Xmas Elf Coco
Noelle :: PukiFee Luna

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Piper is whole.

My LTF Rachel now has a body. Yay! I also found out that she can fit my Blythe dresses but I had to remove her hands first. LOL So excited for my Piper to be a complete dolly. She was so worth the wait. I <3 her!

Friday, October 5, 2012

More Dolly Time Coming Soon!!

So I have neglected my girls for quite a few weeks and I feel TERRIBLE about it. But that's all about to change. Sort of... I have a couple of new girls arriving soon... Does a LittleFee Girl body count as a new dolly? Of course it does. LOL My LittleFee Rachel will soon have her body, hopefully it'll be here by Monday or Tuesday.

ALSO, remember how I wasn't able to get Middie Blythe Melo Melo Mew? Well as luck would have it, I happened upon a custom kitty Middie Melo Melo Mew. She should be here hopefully by the beginning of November as she's traveling from Norway.

AND I also have a MiniFee Rheia who should also be here by the beginning of November as well. Yes, she's also traveling from Sweden.

It appears that I love adopting new dollies internationally. LOL These new girls will need names, off to think...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Afternoon Echo

Afternoon Echo by Among the Dolls
Afternoon Echo, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Echo enjoying the afternoon.

Sorry No Dolly Posts

I've been a little MIA this past week and probably for the next 2 weeks due to working on a project that I started back in March of 2009. I will reveal all on 10/05/2012. Why two weeks from now? Well I'm hoping to meet that goal and be able to show the fruition of my efforts. Keeping my fingers crossed that my 15 month old cooperates with me.

Until then...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lady Echo - ResinSoul Rong Box Opening

ResinSoul Rong Box Opening

ResinSoul Rong Box Opening

ResinSoul Rong Box Opening

ResinSoul Rong Box Opening

ResinSoul Rong Box Opening

ResinSoul Rong Box Opening

Echo - ResinSoul Rong

One of my latest arrivals is this beautiful girl, Echo (f.k.a. ResinSoul Rong). She has the prettiest face-up by the previous owner. I'm really happy to be the new person for such a gorgeous girl. I see now the shirt I made for my daughter's, Misty (f.k.a. Bobobie Ariel) will not fit the way that I would like it too. The BBB mature body is more solid than the ResinSoul slender physique of the ResinSoul Double Jointed body. I LOVE Echo's physique! Welcome Echo to your new family!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hello Rain - LE Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco Box Opening

Hello Rain - Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver Coco 
I'm so excited and pleased to welcome my free spirit, Rain, a LE Lati Yellow Christmas Elf ver. Coco!