MaskCat Girls Are Home!

OMG I just received my MaskCat girls – tan Ceci & tan Aruna on Friday.. They are so stinkin’ adorable! And it’s a good thing, too, because our post office seriously sucks.

Fabric Friends and Dolls was not to blame at all. Iris addressed the package correctly, but our post office didn’t want to give it up.

BUT I have the girls now, and s’all good! Wootwoot! 😀

I originally ordered the girls with 2 different eyes – one pair in green and one pair in a gray-blue. I received a pair in a gorgeous dark blue in lieu of the green ones. While slightly disappointing, I really can’t complain since they are still beautiful.

MaskCat Ceci & Aruna

On Saturday, we were supposed to get together at a friend’s place for a sewing day. Unfortunately, she had a power outage due to bad storms Friday night. So instead of sewing, I did the girls’ faceups.

I haven’t touched my faceup supplies (other than moving them, of course) in over 2 years! o.O

MaskCat Aruna & Ceci with Faceups

Actually, I don’t think they came out too bad. Not their final faceups, but good enough for now. 🙂

Aand, I completely forgot how much I enjoy doing faceups.

Garfied Conservatory – August 16

ChitownDollz hosted a meet up at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago on Saturday.

It was a pretty small turn-out (ok, it was a pretty dismal turn-out – there were 2 of us), but it was actually for the better.

Unbeknownst to us, the conservatory has been undergoing maintenance and half of it was closed – including the Palm House and the Desert (Arid) House. How disappointing!

We did, however, have a family of siblings come over to explore our BJDs. They ranged in age from about 2 to 11. They were wonderful kids – absolutely precious! They loved how posable the dolls are, and how the hair is all wigs. And the older brother did such a great job wrangling in the younger ones when needed.

After the kids left, we walked around for a short while before we decided to head out to Oak Brook to have some coffee and chit-chat.

It was such a good time being able to catch up with a good friend.

I was a bit lazy, though, and didn’t get very many pictures.. Actually, I only took 3 pictures during the entire day. Talk about slacking!

The next meet up, I need to make sure I do better. 😛

Tan Ceci & Aruna

So I broke down and put both a tan Ceci and tan Aruna on layaway with Fabric Friends & Dolls.

Iris is absolutely wonderful to work with – I was able to put the girls on a 5-month layaway! Wow!

Since the girls are both tan-skin, I opted to go for the brown wigs instead of the gold/blonde.

MaskCat Doll Mawal Wig

Ceci should be coming with beautiful green (Prasinous) eyes:

Prasinous Eyes

And Aruna should be coming with gorgeous gray-blue (Bice) eyes:

Bice

I’m so excited!!

I’m not sure I’ll be able to wait that long, but at least I know these 2 girls are coming home to me. <3

Hopefully it won’t take the full 5 months to pay them off! *fingers crossed*

DairylandBJD Summer Meetup

DairylandBJD Summer Meet 2014

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it! *dances*

DairylandBJD forum is hosting their annual summer meetup in Madison on July 19.

A few of us are getting a hotel to make it a full weekend of dolly goodness. And I’m so excited!

Attendance was limited to 100, so if you weren’t able to grab a spot this year, join the forums and keep an eye out for next year! There are tons of dolls to see, and many people bring items for sale.

If you WERE able to grab a spot – can’t wait to see you there!

What: DairylandBJD Summer Meet Up
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time: 10am-5pm
Where:
Badger Columbus Club
5256 Verona Road
Madison, WI 53711

The Hiding Kitty – MaskCat Dolls

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine linked me to a photostory on Den of Angels showing an SD-size doll receiving a doll of her own. When I first saw the story, I didn’t think a whole lot about it – it was cute as a photostory, but that was it at the time.

Over the next few weeks, my friend starts talking more and more about this newer company.. how the little dolls have bodies with SD10 proportions (which I absolutely love!), and how they can wear Lati Yellow/PKF/Blythe clothes.

I finally gave up and decided to find out more about these little dolls and what company is making them. (Gee, thanks Kiyono!)

After looking around on DoA and Facebook, I found the company: MaskCat Doll.

OMG! The special size dolls are so stinkin’ cute! At 21cm, they are a bit taller than PKF, and with the immature proportions, they can still wear some of the same clothes.

I’m absolutely head-over-heels for Ceci. Seriously, check out her adorableness!

MaskCat Ceci

MaskCat Ceci with Nutcracker

MaskCat Ceci with Flowers

And they are currently running a promotion for tan skin until July 16! The tan skin is a lovely color compared to the normal skin.. Check out Aruna in both skintones – it’s a great picture to show the body sculpt as well. <3

MaskCat Tan Aruna

I actually just found out that they also offer a 2-part layaway on their website. Woot! That is really tempting – especially since they are offering their girls in tan skin for a limited time.

There are also 60cm girls available. I have heard rumors of a 60cm Ceci… and am secretly crossing my fingers. 😉