Sunday, February 19, 2017

Just some old photos.....

My son is over here for a week on holiday and so for the next couple of days we are at home and my dolls, apart from one, are not....so I thought I'd share some old photos as I've not had the time or the resources to take new ones.  I hope you enjoy seeing these 'oldies' from my 'adopted out doll' photo archives :)

This first little girl was Judy, a Caio Bella tanned Judy by Bambicrony in South Korea.  She was a sweet little thing and had a lovely face up.  I remember selling her as I needed the money for another 'must have' doll, thinking that I could easily replace her at a later date. 



And I did indeed replace her!  With another tanned Judy with the same sculpt and face painting.  I used the same plum coloured glass eyes and even the same wig (not in the photo below of course) but this doll never seemed to 'hit the spot' like the first Judy, so she also was sent out into the world for adoption!!! 



The next photos are of one of the Blythes I customised some years ago.  I called her Candi but she was actually a Blythe Border Spirit.  In the first photo you can see how she looked after I worked on her, I was really pleased with how she came out.



After a while I thought she might benefit from pink hair so I dyed her blond hair using a cherry coloured fabric dye, and it came out this great deep pink colour!


Some time afterwards I rerooted her scalp with a soft baby pink hair and put it into two plaits.  I also gave her some freckles.  My friend Janet Myhill Dabbs fell in love with her and asked if she could adopt her, so last year Candi went to live in the UK where she is happy being Janet's first (and I believe, only) Blythe.


This next doll was called Briar and she was sculpted by the American artist Anita Collins, also known as Sleetwealth.   Briar was a very limited edition doll but I just had to have her!  I loved her haughty look, she was so beautiful but also very aloof looking, her serious but elegant sculpt really appealed to me.  However, I have to admit that really I am not a collector of more mature sculpted dolls, preferring child dolls, so this lovely girl didn't stay here long.  But I enjoyed photographing her whilst she was here.





Having said that, she did do a great job babysitting these two little Lati White tiny Belles, who really could be a handful sometimes!!


The next lovely girl is a Hello Harvest Blythe customised by the very talented Spanish artist Barb McFly Stark, also known as Little Miss No Name.  This was my first custom Blythe and I just fell in love with her the minute I saw her up for sale.   After a couple of years here, Cali, as she was called by the artist, went to live with another friend in the US.



The next photos are of a small Yosd sized BJD (ball jointed doll) from the now defunct company called Custom House.  She is an Ange Ai Honey Hani and she really was a sweet doll.  She was made before the company started to have problems and she arrived within a month after me ordering her and she was in perfect condition.  Sadly this wasn't the case with later dolls and there were horrendous problems for collectors who not only waited more than a year for their dolls but found that they were full of problems once they arrived.  :(



The little girl in the following photos also came from Custom House and she is the same size as the one above but she is an Ange Ai Uri who I had home tanned and painted by the Spanish artist Olga Ramirez, also known as Vainilladolly.  She was a real cutie but went to live in the UK a couple of years ago. 



These overalls have been worn by many of my dolls over the years.  As they were the first pair I made in this size, I decided to keep them and they really have had a lot of wear, from being worn by tall girls like this one, or with rolled up legs for shorter girls.  In the photos below they're being worn by Ganga by Dollstown, she was approx 45cm tall and had a very slim build.  She is another doll that I'd like to own again but probably would prefer her in light tan rather than this skin colour that I had before as it's a challenge to photograph her pale resin in the bright sunshine we get here.


Wonderfully grumpy profile!


Finally for now, some photos of another long gone girl, a tanned Mini Riz by Planetdoll with a custom faceup by Mystical Maz on Den of Angels.  This doll was a lovely one, very slim and child-life with the serious expression that I love, although not a great poser.  I don't really regret that she is no longer here, after all I can't keep every doll that I buy, but when I see her photos I do wonder about her!!





Well I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of my old photos in the absence of anything new, but I'll soon have some new photos for you, hopefully!  I hope you're all having a great weekend and hope the week ahead is a good one for you!

Big hugs Sharon xx

20 comments:

  1. These were wonderful! It's so nice to see more of "the crew" that have blessed your dolly world. Each one is so unique and special and it's great that you have such nice photos of them to look back on. Lovely! xo

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    1. Thank you Farrah, I'm glad you enjoyed seeing these even though they're now elsewhere.
      xxx

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  2. Your photos are great, Sharon. It's interesting to see not only the 'contemporary' dolls but these, who are gone - and reading why.
    And you know, I truely love the way you dress them!

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    1. Thanks very much Anne, I appreciate you liking their outfits etc :)
      xxx

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  3. Those photos are beautiful. Show us more please.
    I wish i was the one who adopted your first Judy doll.
    Keep having fun!
    Arlette

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    1. Thanks very much Arlette, I'm glad you enjoyed seeing these adopted out dolls. I will be sure to show more soon :)
      xxx

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  4. You probably can't keep them all. So it's nice to have their photos to look at.
    I love the white dress on the last pics. The buttons design does it...

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    1. Unfortunately no, because if I want others, then someone has to be 'sacrificed'!!!!
      Thank you on the dress, it was a very simple pattern as this girl is small and very slim!
      xxx

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  5. It was wonderful to see these unique and lovely dolls that have been adopted by others. A very nice trip down memory lane. ๐Ÿ˜Š xxx

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    1. Thanks so much dear Ginger, I'm glad you enjoyed seeing these girls :)
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  6. Thanks for sharing some more of your dolls. I love the Blythe Candi,she is gorgeous ,you did a lovely job with her. I must be getting a bit more aware of these dolls as I thought the doll,who turned out to be a Dollstown,looked like the ones Jane has and I was right!
    It's so interesting to see all the different faces and sizes of these dolls and you always dress the so beautifully like true little children ๐Ÿ˜€Xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Dee. I'm sure you're definitely getting better at recognising the different dolls, their makers and soon their face moulds too :) And if you don't know you only need to ask as you know I love talking about any types of dolls!!!!
      xxx

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  7. Such a lovely set of photos, Sharon, thanks for sharing them. Isn't it strange that you can have two dolls in the same sculpt, with the same hair and eyes and yet they don't 'feel' the same? I tried replacing a childhood doll with an exact same model/size etc. but it just wasn't Mary and had to go!

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    1. Thank you Jenni.
      Yes it's very strange, every single thing the same...but NOT! I have no idea why it is but it really is! I just think that replacements very rarely work because we have an idea in our head which maybe does not match up to reality!
      xxx

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  8. Hi Sharon,
    Yep there definitely is something different between the Judy's, I think the eyes hold the key. Your Ange Ai Honey Hani really was a sweet doll and I don't know how you could part with her. So was your Custom House Ange Ai Uri, of course this size really appeals to me, so I may be biased. :)

    It was really good seeing some of your past dolls, you have obviously seen quite a few in your time.
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. There is, isn't there Sandi. It's weird because I'm sure they were even painted by the same person at Bambicrony, but I guess even faceup artists don't always paint exactly the same. I just know that I was really quite sad that the second one just didn't hit the spot and she had to go. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing these dolls though :) Thank you!
      xxx

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  9. Loved the posing, backgrounds and photography here.

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    1. Thank you Kendal, I'm glad you enjoyed them!
      xxx

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  10. Lovely! Very interesting to see the dolls that come and go...
    Love the wig on your last girl there, the Mini Riz!

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    1. Thanks so much Jano.
      The wig was one of my early wig makes, it was lovely lambswool, such a gorgeous colour. I wish I could remember where I got the lambswool from, it was a great colour and I'd buy another piece!
      xxx

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