Fiona is my Little Fee Ante by Fairyland in South Korea, and I have had her since 2008 when she came to me secondhand from California.
Fiona/Ante is approx 25cm tall, normal skin, resin ball jointed doll. The Fairyland dolls have about the best joints for posing that I've ever come across in my 9 years of collecting BJDs. I don't think another company has yet come close to achieving the posability of these dolls to be honest. I remember being amazed at the company's photos when they were first released and wondering if it was really possible to get them to hold such great poses, but yes, they can indeed hold great poses. I thought I'd share some of those old photos with you which are from the Fairyland website.....warning dolly nudity!
The dolls also have magnetic wrists and ankles so that their hands and feet can be removed for easy dressing, as well as magnets placed inside the resin on their backs so that they can wear little resin wings and on their heads so that they can wear horns!! You can also purchase additional hands, such as pointing fingers and little fists, as well as different faceplates such as 'winking' or 'sleeping'!
A funny little story about a lovely friend of mine who sadly has since passed away, and her Little Fee's magnetic hands. My friend used to knit and sell on Ebay and one day she wrote to say that she'd lost her dolls hands, she'd looked high and low and couldn't find "the darn things"! I made a few suggestions because I'd also had occasion to lose mine.....had she checked the metal legs of the ironing board? Her buttons tin? Anywhere metallic near to where she knits? Yes, she'd checked all these places but they'd failed to turn up so she got onto the Fairyland company and ordered another pair. A week or so later, she received an email from an Ebay customer in America to say that she loved the cardigan that she'd just received having won on Ebay, but did my friend know that there was a Little Fee hand in each of the sleeves?!!!!! Mystery solved! So although the hands don't usually just fall off like that, they have a little notch that keeps them in place, they'd obviously got snagged on the yarn in the sleeves and gone off with the cardigan!!! It's always nice to have a pair of spare hands though, isn't it!
Standing up straight showing the jointing system from the front:
And from the side, I love this pose because it's so like little kids stand when you tell them to "stand up straight"!:
And from the back:
A cute little pose:
Sitting down nicely, a typical child's pose whilst sitting on the floor to play!
Another cute pose:
Standing on one leg:
A great TV watching pose!
Playing leapfrog with a friend!
Awww Little Angels!
Well I got a bit sidetracked there, didn't I!! But I know that there are some friends who follow my blog, who, although they don't collect bjds, are still interested in them and their posing ability so I thought I'd share.
So going back to Fiona, every now and again I change her wig to give her a new look and a new lease of life.....and nearly always change it right back to the original again. Today she is wearing this pale blond one but I'm not sure that it's actually 'her'......I think this sort of short wispy style but maybe a darker blond?
Fiona is wearing a very simple summer dress which I made for her last week, the bodice is lined, and the sleeves are not inset, so it took me no time at all to produce and yet I think it looks really quite nice on her!!! :) She's added her white leatherette summer sandals too! Next time I would make it shorter in length though, I prefer to see children in shorter dresses so that they can run about and play without the extra fabric getting in their way! ;)
Well I hope you've enjoyed this little insight into Fairyland Little Fee dolls and their posing....and of course seeing Fiona, she, for me, is definitely a keeper! :)
Have a great week!!