Meat Fairy

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What better day than Memorial Day to present my brother, Mr. Biggles, with his Meat Fairy Dollfie. He had so much fun with my Kallisti doll at one of the last bbq’s that I immediately started planning to make one for his very own, and here she is! We’re about to take her over to the BBQ (along with my famous pasta salad).

She’s an Azone #2 (kisara-ish) head on an Obitsu body, if’n you didn’t know. Shown here with some items from a Barbie BBQ set. Oh, and I stitched the wee oven mitts myself. Awwww.

It’s chicken fryin’ time!

For all those who think “Oh, she’s got a Super Dollfie now. She’ll forget aaaall about all her wee ones.” the answer is “FAT CHANCE!”
These girls are spoiled, spoiled, spoiled. And I luuuuurve them so.
Here’s the latest. Kallisti Doll is goin’ to the county fair to man the kissin’ booth in her chicken fryin’ outfit! Thanks be to Christina for the wee flurfy chicks.

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She’s wearing her Azone Valentine’s Day ensemble (please note the gingham teddy that she is holding). Now, I have to say, the obitsu body is not my favorite, but it sure do have the best cleavage. This dress is *perfect* for busty girls! I might go back and get the pink one too. Aaagh. No I won’t. Please stop me.
And now… Mazzy grows up! I sold her ninie body, and she’s now inhabiting my beauty white K body. Yum!

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I’m not quite used to her with the giant boobs. She may not have them for long, but she looks scrumptious here.
Lastly, we have Mod Gretchen. She stripped poor Calendar Girl Tamaki, took her clothes and then sold her on the open market! Those germanic ladies sure are tough cookies!

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This whole evening was an excersize in lighting. We’re trying to solve our indoor photo problems. Mr. Kallisti picked up some clamp lights and outdoor light simulators that don’t have the yellow of incandescent bulbs. And my brother sent over an umbrella. I have to admit, I have very little patience for all this and Mr. Kallisti has been doing the hard work. Bless ‘im!

What to do on a Sunday

As a money saving scheme we’ve decided to not buy any dolls unless their skin is bloo or they have nipples.
So Sunday we went on The Quest for the Bloo Fairy (Fairytopia Barbie). We already knew that the Targets near us only had the pink and the purple fairies so we decided to hit every store within a 40 mile radius. Including a TRU and a KB Toys.
We hit FOUR FREAKIN’ TARGET STORES. And no Bloo Fairy.
So we got these instead (note: my loverly husband did all the following photoshop magic):

My Scene “Quava Gulch Tiki Lounge”
Cheap plastic toys just don’t get much better than this. Ok, so we love tiki stuff. The Bay Area has always been a polynesian mecca of the tacky 60’s drunk old man kind. I don’t mind so much when this kind of thing goes mainstream, because I don’t give a toss about mainstream culture. And I can get cool crap like this for my girls to hang out in.
Billy is servin’ the cocktails. Ain’t that sweet! Oh, and the volcano is actually a souvenir mug we got from the Peppermill Casino & Hotel in Reno this last Christmas. Sweet, eh?

Living Dead Dolls Fashion Victims: Kitty
An Official Review
I hadn’t seen these in person yet. There were two in beat up boxes left on some mall shop shelf. At first I was surprised by how big they were. A real meaty 13″. The first thing I thought was “how R. Crumb!”… both dolls were bursting out of their tops, and clearly they had nipples! That, for us, is nearly an immediate sell. The faces seem like angry squashed melons. But honest, the more I look at her, the more the angry melon face fits with the artistic integrity of the doll. Whatever. What struck me next is that clearly the quality of their outfits was much superior to most dolls of the price range ($30-$40). Kitty was wearing her red and black pvc cheerleader outfit, and it was very well made, fit snugly, and was also really cool. She comes with a pleather catsuit as well. Oh, and please note the surprise “Deadmate of the Month” poster that was included. We didn’t take that picture, we scanned it. We ripped the box open when we went for snacks and felt up her boobs. The whole body is kind of a hard bendy rubber, like gumby, but better. Her hands, feet and legs are jointed, but the elbows must rely on wire. In any case, pretty cool, despite the unfortunate features.
And no, neither her clothes nor her shoes will fit on any 1/6th dolls, not even a Barbie. She’s just too big!

Goodies

Did a little Target today. The shelves were pretty much cleaned out but there were two new Fashion Avenues that were cute enough to pick up, though I’m not really into this J. Lo thang.

And then there was TRU. Grabbed the last of the Bratz egg chairs and this 1/18 Ultimate Soldier “City Fountain Playset” … a little small for true scale, but a nice prop none the less. The angel’s wing is even shot off and she has bullet holes in her. Nice backdrop for Miette to learn the accordian.

And took this nice picture of Kisara, just cuz.

Peppermint Princess Pinky

I got a sewing machine for christmas. Wowie zowie. It has been years since I’ve had one, and consequently haven’t sewn anything (hardly) since.
I was so excited I sat down and made a wee dress. Things always turn out more complicated than one plans, but in this case it was all for the best! Much better than I had originally planned.
This is out of recent scraps I’ve bought for something to do SOMEDAY. Well, that someday still hasn’t come, but the wonderful thing about 1/6th is it takes very little of your precious stash.
So, here she is, my Peppermint Princess:


I made a quickie pattern out of muslin for the bodice, and then used it for the bodice lining. The rest of it was improvised. She really needs some spaghetti straps as the bodice does NOT want to stay up on Pinky’s new petite bosom (I didn’t want too much of a challenge on the bodice fitting). Any sudden movement and she’s shamelessly exposing herself. Va-va-va-voom!

Dollfie Day

I finally got my extended Thanksgiving Holiday dollfie day. Got up this morning, pulled out the supplies and started painting in my pajamas.
I had finally found a 18/0 gauge brush at Amsterdam and hadn’t had the opportunity to use it.
Lavinia
Lavinia is a doll I conceived of doing soon after I got my first Volks body and realized how easily the hands are removed.
For those not familiar, Lavinia is one of Shakespeare’s most abused characters from his most infamous & violent play “Titus Andronicus.”
“By S. Clarke Hulse’s count, Titus Andronicus is a play with ’14 killings, 9 of them on stage, 6 severed members, 1 rape (or 2 or 3, depending on how you count), 1 live burial, 1 case of insanity and 1 of cannibalism–an average of 5.2 atrocities per act, or one for every 97 lines.'”
In Shakespeare’s own scene notes it reads “Enter DEMETRIUS and CHIRON with LAVINIA, ravished; her hands cut off, and her tongue cut out”
And that brings us to… Lavinia

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Next we have a repaint, re-style. This was one of my earlier dolls. But not early enough to excuse the original horrible paint job. And especially since it was supposed to be me, in a highly idealized, fantasy sort of way. Well, the original boil crimp had long fallen out, and since been squashed in my recent move. She was a perfect candidate for an overhaul! She has and NDR Ellie-ish head. And she got the same do as above, but it was combed out just a bit and re-gel’d and sprayed.Kallisti is wearing a Bratz Boys outfit. I liked the roughed up vintage leather and the orange retro shirt. This is what redheds are supposed to wear, I never manage too.
Like the accordian.
The painting on both of these is much finer, if still a little clumsy. But LO! The difference between these and any of my other customizations. I, too, can make a fine line.


Lavinia definately needed some texture to her hair, and since I planned on restyling the doll below as well, I used a similar technique of twisting the hair, then wrapping it around a pipe cleaner. This gives what in essence is the opposite of a sausage curl. For Lavinia I sprayed them heavily and endeavored to keep the spirals all intact. She needed to have angry snakes for hair.
Oh, and I made the dress too. A simple sack made out of cheese-cloth, then wetted, starched and ironed. It is a terrible piece of workmanship, but that is what I wanted, so lucky me!