Thursday, January 31, 2013

ADAD 31/365

ADAD 31/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 31/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Custom bait rescue Middie Blythe Milk and Honey
Work in Progress... now if I could only get her darn head open!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

ADAD 28/365

ADAD 28/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 28/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

I think I've found my favorite Dal yet. Isn't she a cutie?!

Doll: Dal Pinocchio

Sunday, January 27, 2013

ADAD 27/365 - Monster High Werecat Twins

In honor of Monster High Sunday on Nick, couldn't resist using Werecat twins Purrsephone and Meowlody for my ADAD. :-)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sleeping Beauty Awakens

in borrowed fashions. My oldest daughter let me borrow her Barbie dress. n.n I need to go shopping for my girl.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty by Among the Dolls
Sleeping Beauty, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

BJD & Blythe Break

When I say break I don't mean leaving my girls alone but I mean NOT purchasing any NEW ones that aren't already en-route or on layaway. Who's currently en-route and/or on layaway?! 2 BJDs (Lati Yellow Miel and Minifee Chloe) and 1 Middie Blythe Little Lily Brown. I'm really excited because Middie Lily Brown and Lati Yellow Miel are paid off and on their way to me. MiniFee Chloe should be paid off  by middle to end of February... hopefully. :) I'm hoping for sooner. It's a slow time at work and hours are limited BUT if all goes well, she'll be home no later than March.

But I will be adding another new Pullip Miku Hatsune beside my custom Lunatic Alice to my dolly family. Yes I know I sold my Romantic Alice Blue Version a little over a month ago but I'm totally regretting that decision. :( I've never given Pullips a fair shot even though I've owned and sold Neo Noir and now Romantic Alice Blue Version. I still have Nahh-Ato but she's still NRFB and I don't plan on deboxing her either. You can go back in my posts to see I've said they are gorgeous dolls but I've never really played with them enough because in all honesty I didn't know how and I'll admit I was too afraid I'd break their bodies. ^^; But thanks to my BJDs, I've learned how to handle, pose and photograph articulated doll bodies. Also customizing my Blythe clone has helped me let go of some of my customizing fears as well. My poor Little Pullip Cheshire Cat has been one legged for far too long that I've decided to fixer up and make her a hybrid.

I'm also thinking about getting 2 more American Girl Dolls. I know I just sold two BUT I would like to have a diverse group of American Girl Dolls. So my American Girl Doll photography can be appeal to more people. :) Plus I started the girls a blog, The World According to Lala & Alyssa, like I said I would. I have an idea of what direction I want the blog to go in but I need at least another girl. Okay, I don't need but want. ^^;

Happy Saturday All! :)

ADAD 12/365 - Just Because

Gifts from my #1 dolly habit enabler, my hubby. :-)

Friday, January 11, 2013

11/365 - New Arrival

11/365 - New Arrival by Among the Dolls
11/365 - New Arrival, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Re-wigged & rechipped Lunatic Alice... name in progress ^^; Re-wigged & rechipped Lunatic Alice... name in progress. ^^; She is so beautiful, I want to make sure her name is perfect and fits her.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

5/365 - ADAD 2013 Petite Chocolate Treat

My attempt at making a beautiful brown LPS Blythe. She's a cutie and man did I learn A LOT! LOL She started as a Flowers N Fashions LPS Blythe.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Doll A Day - 1/365

a doll a day - 1/365 by Among the Dolls
a doll a day - 1/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Taking the A Doll A Day (ADAD) challenge to photograph at least one of my dolls everyday for the WHOLE year! Really excited about doing this challenge. It'll make me interact with my girls daily and hopefully improve my doll photography. :)

New for the New Year!

Alright so a lot has happened dollywise in 2012. I have had dolls come and go as I find out what dolls appeal to me as a doll collector. In the beginning of 2012 I just bought any and all dolls. No matter what they looked like or what type they were. Throughout the year I kept saying that I was going to be more discriminating dolly collector but I didn't follow that very well and still just bought dolls because they were a great deal.

My goal for 2013 is refine my doll collection to only include dolls I can't live without not just pretty dolls that are great doll deals. Like before I actually owned a Middie Blythe I was going off others feelings toward them about them being too small. But once McKenzie arrived it was instant love and now I want ALL the Middie Blythe releases. She is the perfect size and I absolutely ❤ her. I'm to the point where I'd happily give up my Neo Blythe to have more Middies. I'm actually thinking about putting 2 or 3 Neo Blythe up for adoption because I want more Middies beside the one I currently have on layaway... a custom bait Little Lilly Brown and the one who should arrivethis week... Francoise Ananassa. I'm thinking of transforming Middie Little Lilly Brown into a custom brown middie blythe. That's still only a thought though. :)

Also on the adoption front, I've also adopted out two of my American girls because they weren't receiving the love and attention they deserve. I did keep Alanna (#26) and Alyssa (PM Josefina) who I plan to do A LOT more with in 2013, like more photo shoots, creating clothing for them and maybe even start a blog for them to chronicle their dolly adventures. Still trying to decide on a name for their blog.

I learned MSD & SD BJDs are gorgeous but they're just to BIG for me. I feel my comfort level is YoSD and smaller. I will TRY to purchase BJDs within that size range with the exception of a MiniFee because they are gorgeous and I'm already sad I no longer have my MNF Rheia. Hopefully I can purchase another in the future. Yes my tinies will grow in numbers. I just finished paying off a layaway for a PKF Bonnie and have 1 more layaway payment left to pay on a Lati Yellow Miel. Like I've mentioned before this hobby is a little too enabling with the whole option of layaway.

Anyway, here's to 2013 being a year full of MORE dolly fun!!
Happy New Year!!!