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molly

  • Posted on June 23, 2013 at 12:57 am

my adorable girl molly, the pictures don’t do her justice but it continues to pour rain here. half the province is in a state of emergency, much of the city is shut down with the worst flooding in decades, it seems silly to complain when all we have is poor lighting, and no way to go out for pictures without getting soaked, but it has been a very long spring :sigh
molly

eilidh gets a new look

  • Posted on January 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

eilidh got a new faceup recently – actually the same time kiri did- and we have been trying to figure out what to do about her hair since it just wasn’t right somehow. we tried a lot of different red wigs, but just couldn’t find “the one”. then one day we were playing in the wig box looking for a wig for lucy and eilidh discovered an old wig of ellyce’s. it was exactly the right color and length, it just needed some restyling….
eilidh's new look
personally i think it still could use some restyling, but eilidh seems to really like the wild mop head look!

with her makeup and hair sorted out she happily chose a new top to model.
this cherry red sparkly twist collared top is the first one in my new line of tops for littlefees in my etsy store – and it fits the honey delfs and bids too!

i made two of them, so eilidh gets to keep this one.

but there is one more available for sale

amber and crystal also return from the spa

  • Posted on August 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

amberglas and crystalorn had been playing a bit too hard and had had scratches and chips on their faces. so when skylar arrived and needed to go to the spa, they decided to make a girls day of it and get “prettified” with her. there was a lot of giggling involved and it took a lot longer to do three squirmy little girls, but it did keep skylar from being scared and amber and crystal were very happy with the results
amberglas new look
crystalorn reborn
i was happy that they retained their unique “selves” through the transformation

if at first you don’t succeed, sky diving probably isn’t the sport for you… šŸ˜‰

skylar unveiled

  • Posted on August 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

we just got back from holidays and here is the first picture of skylar/pio. i’ll get more up when i get more edited but i have over 500 pictures to go through! this will be her hair color, but she has blue/green eyes coming to match her big sister ananda, and apparently i went overly subtle on the freckles for this last bunch of faceups because they are almost impossible to photograph. of course it is threatening to rain again today so i have time to decide if i want to enhance them. anyway meet skylar…
skylar1

have no fear of perfection- you’ll never reach it. salvadore dali

painting painting and more painting…

  • Posted on August 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm

i’ve been do, and redoing faceups all week. the weather, as it has been all summer, has not been the best for it, either raining or threatening to rain so that even when i think it is dry enough i’ve been struggling with bubbly msc. on the bright side i’m getting lots of practice doing faceups!

this was the week of the pukifee. skylar (pio) needed her first. here she is unpainted
pio unpainted 3
amberglas had a badly chipped chin and crystal somehow managed to chip off most of her upper lip paint when i wasn’t looking, so they decided to keep skylar company and make it a girls day out. except it turned into most of the week and crystal and noni aren’t quite done.

oh yeah, noni. noni has a great personality but the white skin really bothered me and never fit in with the other kids. i struggled with whether to adopt her out and get a normal skin ante to replace her, (but then she would be too close to crystal), reshell her as a bonnie or dye her. two weeks ago digory (my other ws) got a makeover and now sports a lovely tan, but it took 3 days, 2 dye baths, 3 cans of msc and a LOT of fiddling. so i decided not to try it with a pukifee. so that left adopting her out and trying a different doll.
then i had the idea of playing up the white skin and repainting her as a ghost or a dryad. so noni was wiped down and joined the others at the spa. her faceup is almost complete and i’m loving her new look so far. it’s going to require a different wig and eyes completely so she might not be done for a while yet but i think she will be a keeper. she’ll also get a new name and character. so noni as such will actually go on holidays and come back some time in the distant future as a bonnie i think.

to be continued…

introducing noah

  • Posted on April 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

the weather was finally warm enough yesterday to do faceups. of the three i started only one got done. i have to wipe the other two down and start over, i sprayed to thickly and got bubbles. i have another girl who’s faceup also needs redoing. it doesn’t have any flaws really, i just don’t like it. it just leaves me cold.

anyway, my pukifee boy noah came out perfectly. he is just as i’d imagined. even the hair ended up right, inspite of a few mishaps. i tried him first in a carrot red synthetic wig. the color was great but i couldn’t get the hair short enough without getting bald spots. (kind of like my first attempts at cutting my barbie’s hair when i was a kid :lol:)

next i tried the two mohair wigs i’d picked up or him. with some judicious cutting (read hacking randomly with scissors ;)) i got the styles i liked, but the color was all wrong. the first one , which was supposed to be auburn, arrived as a dark brown with a slight reddish tinge in bright sunlight. very cute but definitely did not go with his red eyebrows and freckles. the other wig was blonde, and i had planned to dye it carrot red. which is what i proceeded to do…

unfortunately it was late, and i was tired, so i wasn’t thinking clearly and vigorously rubbed the dye in, and then just as vigorously rinsed it out – forgetting the mohair felts! i picked at it a bit then gave up and left it overnight to dry.

this morning it didn’t look much better, but with nothing else working, i figured i’d plunk it on noah’s head and use it till i could figure out a replacement. to my shock, and pleased surprise it was perfect, or almost so. i turned under the elastic band, which showed up to clearly now that the wig was darker and voila, noah arrived!
noah

now my only problem is i only planned to have girls this size, so i have no clothes for him, hence the paper towel toga šŸ˜†

eyelash heaven

  • Posted on February 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

i love doing face ups and seeing how i improve with practice, but always hated adding the lashes ’cause i just couldn’t seem to get the hang of it. it would usually take half an hour of fighting and glue everywhere! not to mention i would be unhappy with the result. so when trying on a dress caused ember’s lashes to come partly unstuck i decided to try andreja’s method and it worked amazingly. who would have guessed that cutting them in pieces and using tweezers instead of trying to push a full length strip into place with a toothpick made such a difference. less than a minute per eye and i have perfect lashes!

new lashes

new lashes

new lashes

for anyone else who would like to see how she does it here is a link to her video

30 day photo challenge day 1

  • Posted on December 14, 2011 at 11:56 pm

i was chatting on doa and someone mention doing a 30 day challenge, which got me thinking. i don’t take photos regularly and when i do i often forget to edit/post them. so i decided to turn it into a 30 day photo challenge. each day i will post a subject and have to take a picture of it. if i miss a day i’ll start again the next (since i’m going over christmas i’m sure to miss some!), but my goal is to do this as consistently as possible. i have all of the days preplanned, thanks in large part to photo game challenges on doa.

if anyone wants to join in, just comment on the posting with your url and i’ll add a link to your blog/site.

so, on to the first challenge:split personality:one doll multiple wigs.

i was going to do this challenge with my jid asa, who just can’t seem to find the right wig. but eilidh said her wig just wasn’t right either and could she please try on some new ones? please, please, please? so here goes…
original
elidlh’s original wig. the color was good but the wig style was kind of blah and matted really easily.

blonde and brown
this is really not her color! and the style which looks lovely on some of the “older” girls just isn’t right on eilidh.

crazy curls
closer, the color is not bad, but the style is not quite there. she might borrow this one occasionally. but i think ananda gets to keep this one.

dark auburn
love this color but the style is definitely too babyish! ellyce gets her wig back ;O)

brown pigtails
not bad, color is good, but it just doesn’t work for me somehow. i think she loses character with this one, she is just too ordinary.

dark brown
she does make a lovely brunette, but blends in too much with my other girls this way.

carrot curls
now that’s better. my spunky little carrot top is back!

straight red
a little more muted red but i think this one suits her too. i think she will probably go back and forth between the last two. my girls all like at least a couple of choices for variety.

mistakes

  • Posted on November 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (scott adams)

so continuing on from my last blog, i was putting the eyelashes on becca and polly (eilidh decided she prefers polly and refuses to be called anything else), and decided that tiera could do with a new set, because hers were looking decidedly scruffy. they came off easily enough, but when i tried to take the glue off, her eyeshadow came off with it. big chunks. there was nothing to do but wipe her down and start again.

after my problems with becca and polly i was understandably nervous, but tiera is a much more cooperative soul and came back the first try. i am actually quite happy now that i had to redo her. she is still definitely my tiera, but her face is softer, i’m getting better at eyebrows, and apparently she has been sneaking outside without sunscreen, because she has a light dusting of freckles on her nose now. i love her new look but you can judge for yourself

here she is before:
tiera before

and after
tiera's new look

now i’m psyched and think that ananada ans ellyce could do with a new face!……..but maybe not today šŸ™‚

failure

  • Posted on November 4, 2011 at 11:32 am

If at first you donā€™t succeed, you are running about average.

that seemed an apt quote for what i’ve been doing lately. i want to get an etsy store up and running but i seem to be running in circles instead. i’ve been making up a bunch of crocheted hats for pukifee and littlefee sizes (sneak peak under crochet) so i decided i should get faces on some of my other kids to give me a wider range of models.

i finally got my littlefee pipi and bid elin done after three days and 3-4 wipes each. i kept getting fuzz in the msc no matter how carefully i cleaned (i want a hermetically sealed room for faceups! :lol:) i’m very pleased with the results but if these had been my first face-ups. i’m not sure i’d have ever tried again.

anyhoo, here is becca (iplehouse bid elin)
becca

and eilidh???
eilidh2
my red-haired freckly girl seemed to cry out for a celtic name so i have tentatively called her eilidh (eh-lee) but i’m not completely sold on it. she still may end up as polly which was her planned name, i just don’t know. any thoughts?

to be continued….