College Savings Dolls – Clothes!

I mostly sew for BJDs, but when a dear friend of mine asked me to sew for her new line of dolls, I couldn’t wait to get started.

College Savings Dolls are wonderful dolls with realistic body proportions. Check out their site as well. 😀

In preparation for the Chicago Toy and Game fair, she requested career-based clothes for the girls.

I started out with a fairly basic skirt and sweater, and then created the sundress and cardigan. I’ll also be working on nurse and doctor scrubs.

College Savings Dolls
College Savings Dolls
College Savings Dolls

Mitsuwa Meet – September 27

We had a fantastic Mitsuwa meet on September 27! So fun to see all the great dolls 😀

I was only able to get pics of a few that attended (sorry for those I missed!).

 

Face-up Fun

I forgot how much I like doing face ups! I was able to finish a few over the past week or so and I can honestly say, I think I want to get back to doing them on a more regular basis <3

I did a face up on a friend’s Dollshe boy (Ebony Bernard). His lips came out super shiny which makes him look über feminine. But his owner loves him so I left it. If I get the chance, I may do a quick spray of ZM spray to lessen the shine.

Bernard

The same owner also had me do a face-up on his relatively obscure RML 01. Real Missing Link dolls are pretty hard to find now, but I love them! Love this guy!

RML

I was also able to finish up my modded ResinSoul Song. I got him in a trade quite some time ago with the intent of cleaning him up and selling him. Now, I’m not so sure… he’s so stinkin’ cute!

Song

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. 😛