Friday, May 2, 2014

A new arrival.....

I want to apologise in advance for all the photos!!!  I have been looking at these dolls for ages....they are 13 inch vinyl Little Darlings sculpted by the American artist Dianna Effner.  When I first started looking for one, the waiting list was about 6 months and me being very impatient, I didn't think I could wait that long for a doll to be painted and sent to me.  However, my interest in them didn't wane, in fact it got stronger and finally last month I ordered not one, but two of them, from different artists in the US.  Each artist is trained by Dianna in her beautiful eye painting techniques.  The eyes are amazing, they're like glass eyes but are actually created completely with paint techniques.  So I ordered a #1 sculpt from a newish artist called Pat Green and a second #1 sculpt from Lana Dobbs.  Pats waiting list is about 4 months so we're looking at about July.  However, Lana's wait time is 11 months so it'll be quite a long time before that little doll comes home.  I've since tentatively changed my order with Pat to a #2 sculpt, I'm just waiting to see examples of her work on the #2.  The good thing about these dolls is you only pay a deposit on ordering and the rest on completion of the doll, so my two 'balances' will be spread far apart.

In the meantime, I tried to be good but I couldn't!  I kept looking and looking at photos of these dolls on the internet and when I saw this particular cutie up for sale, I just couldn't resist.  I had to adopt her!  She is a #1 sculpt handpainted by Dianna Effner herself.  Her given name is Elena so I'm going to call her Ellie.  She has the most beautifully painted brown eyes and a little bunch of freckles across her nose.  She was being offered for sale on a BJD forum, otherwise I think she'd have been snapped up sooner than she was, I was really lucky to be able to bring her home.  And the seller was fantastic, sending her quickly and as a gift.  She only left the USA on Saturday and arrived here this morning. AND I didn't get caught for any customs charges!!!
I had made her this little knit dress last weekend as I know these girls only come in their underwear. The first wig is her default one, I might trim the curls a bit, but I really like it on her.









I love how she looks in this fur wig by Spite & Malice, soooo cute looking....this might be my second choice wig for her!



This is a Monique Gold wig, can't recall which one though.....cut shorter by me, she's cute as a blond but I think I prefer her as a brunette.


This is a mixed blond wig, made by Leeke World:


Another Leeke World wig, this time the same style but in brunette:


Right, I'm off to play some more!!!!  Have a lovely weekend everyone!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sharon. I love these dolls. And I too have placed an order for one from Lana !! It was so hard to chose, what to have for her hair and eye colour. did not even think about that I could change her wig when she arrives to give her different looks!
    I must be slightly behind you on the list for Lana. I was so tempted to buy two!! lol
    I may have to order a dress from you nearer the time she's due !
    Love Ellie lucky you to have one now...only another ten months and seven days to go.........

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    1. Thanks so much Dee! I'm glad you got your order in as Lana has closed her books now! I know it's a long wait but you'll not be disappointed, they're lovely dolls!! It is tempting to buy two and as you know....well I have ordered two...I will let you share mine until your girl arrives. Just let me know on a dress, I'd be more than happy to sew one for you! Perhaps we could do a trade, you knit, I sew!!!
      Lets hope that by closing her list, Lana will maybe get her list a little shorter!!!
      Big hugs Sharon xx

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  2. She's so cute!
    I understand well, that you're not able to resist these eyes.

    (The waiting time seems to be like being pregnant :) Gut Ding will Weile haben - Good things need time?!

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    1. Thanks so much Anne, I'm glad you understand! I just couldn't resist her!!!! And yes, very much like being pregnant.....only longer in some cases, a bit like an elephant being pregnant!!!!!

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  3. I live and learn about dolls that I've never even heard of on an almost daily basis from your blogspot.
    Luckily no good for me as I wouldn't have the patience to wait that long for one to arrive. Can barely cope with Sasha next day deliveries !
    She's a real little darling.... though mustn't get tempted! Loving those shoes and socks.

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    1. LOL, I'm glad I keep you informed Kendal! Noooo, it is a heck of a long wait, but I think it will be worth it in the end. I'm happy that you like her though, I don't want to tempt anyone, I just like to share my joy....and my photos! LOL
      Thanks on the shoes and socks, but I need more shoes for this little one!!
      Hugs Sharon x

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  4. Dear Sharon, she is gorgeous and it is so nice to see the various wigs. I, too, have a Little Darling doll painted by Diana. Her name is Ginger but she is in her box for a long time now. I do not have clothes for her. I look forward to seeing your Little Darlings :) xx

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    1. Thanks so much Ginger, I'm happy that you like her, she's such a sweetie! I didn't realise you had one too...I thought you might be a diehard Sasha collector! I would LOVE to see her, do you have any photos that you can share? How sad that she's in her box though.....I promise to keep showing my girl, maybe that will encourage you to release your girl from her box!
      Hugs Sharon x

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  5. Sharon, I will take a photo of her face for you. We have no clothes :(((.

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    1. That would be lovely Ginger, I really look forward to seeing your little Effner girl....and don't worry about clothes...it's too hot here for them anyway!! ;)
      xx

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  6. I love the Dianna effner dolls. Can you please send me the doll. Thank You! Can you please makes my dreams come true? Here is my address. 783 Ne 127 St,North Miami,FL,33161

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  7. I love the Dianna effner dolls. Can you please send me the doll. Thank You! Can you please makes my dreams come true? Here is my address. 783 Ne 127 St,North Miami,FL,33161

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