ext_51796: (olos_edwina)
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Edwina is a bit cross-eyed at the moment. Kept trying to adjust them back, and then realized that the S-hook in her head in nudging over the eyestem on one of her eyes. This will be solved when the new eyes (urethane Enchanted Doll) arrive, as they have no stems in back. The gal organizing the group order said they should be shipping next week to her, so I'm thinking about 2 weeks to here.

A couple of more pics )
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20) What is your dream doll?

I'm not sure that these questions aren't the same thing? However, I guess of the dolls I have, the one that I had originally wanted but not been available was a white-skinned Bluefairy Tiny Fairy Jasmine. There was a fullset released called Limited G Jasmine that had been released in 2009, but they sold out quickly and I had no realistic hopes of getting one, at least not at a price that I was willing to pay.

Until a miracle occurred and a gal put hers up for sale on the DOA marketplace at cost. I couldn't believe it. I waited overnight to think about buying one (since I already had my Jasmine twins, who I adore), but I knew I'd regret it if I let this one slip by, so I pulled some money from savings and got her. Good thing I did, since it looks like a couple of other people wanted her also.

And so Georgiana came to live with us.

21) One doll you love, but will never (probably) buy?

This one: Volks Tae II, a limited edition that was only released once. [livejournal.com profile] rkold had been showing me dolls for years, and I thought they were interesting, but this was the first one that I ever really longed for. I still do, but they rarely come up, and when I do see one on the Marketplace, they are horribly overpriced. Also, I ended up collecting dolls in a smaller size.

I do hope eventually to make a Taisho Schoolgirl outfit for at least one of my current dolls. I've seen someone on the DOA marketplace that makes these, but since I've made human-sized wafaku before, I don't think it would be too difficult to do one for a doll.

The Questions )
ext_51796: (olos_edwina)
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Name: Georgiana Saltonstall
Nickname: Georgie
Age: 14
Type: Blue Fairy Tiny Fairy Limited G Jasmine WS
Faceup: Default Blue Fairy
Eyes: Enchanted Doll Urethane Milky #14 and Milky #22 (light purple and light blue), 16mm, low dome
Hair: Lavender Grey, sometimes Whisper Blue
Orientation: She'll know when she gets there
Likes: long walks, gardening, her cousins
Dislikes: people wanting her to grow up, romance
Personality: Georgiana is a beauty, and she knows it, and she works at it, but she's not terribly interested in romance. She's very task-oriented and self-motivated, so she doesn't take much notice of what else is going on around her
History: Georgie is the only daughter of the Arkham Saltonstalls, a branch of the prestigious Saltonstall family that was (and remains) a major political force in New England politics. Her father is a Senator. Georgie has only recently started attending The Sorrows, under mysterious circumstances. Her family is not Catholic, after all.

Georgiana (from the masculine name George) means "farmer, gardener", Saltonstall = "Farm in the Willows."

More Pictures )
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Meet Georgiana Saltonstall, newest student to Our Lady of Sorrows! Georgiana (Georgie for short) is from one of Arkham's founding families. I don't know much about her character yet, but I'm sure that will come out in time, and never quite as I expect it.

A bouquet of Jasmines )

I happened to luck upon a reasonably priced (ie: the seller was in the US, didn't need to make back the custom fee, and sold me the full set at the original price) Limited G White Skin Jasmine a few weeks back. Debated a day about it, consulted with Bob, and then decided to buy her, because that was the original doll I had wanted when first looking at Blue Fairy. But it was a sold-out limited edition from 2009, so I didn't think I had much of a chance of getting one, and I certainly wasn't going to pay jacked-up prices for her!

The seller was an angel--didn't charge paypal fees, shipped right away, contacted me every day until she arrived, and even cared about what I was going to call her! The doll was in great condition, except I did have to restring her. She was so loose that she wouldn't even stand up. I cleaned her up (didn't need to do much) and wired her at the same time. Then I didn't have any time to take out my dolls last week at all!

Her eyes do not look green at all in person--they look quite grey! I was surprised when I saw the photos I took today that there was so much green. Georgie is not keeping the default look--I'm going more fantasy with her. Waiting on some eyes to arrive (blue and purple, should look stunning) and will put that with some purple/grey wigs I have. With the Beauty White skin, the look should be interesting. We'll see how it comes out.

Here's a pic of her in the color of wig I'm talking about. )

She's the first blossom body doll that I've bought, and I'm going to have to do some experimentation to see what clothes look best on her. I think Georgie will be a year or so older than the twins. I'm debating getting a gentle body for the next Blue Fairy boy I buy (whenever that will be). Probably a Kyle, unless a limited comes along that I want instead. Just not sure yet.

I think I mentioned before that I'm buying another second-hand doll (a WS Xiao boy) right now. That transaction hasn't been as smooth. I did get the price knocked down quite a bit, but the gal just put him in the mail TODAY, which was nearly two weeks after I paid for him. She did say she might take a few days, but there is a difference between three days and two weeks! I'm waiting to see what condition he's in. I know he'll have to have a face-up, and the gal I know in Madison may not be able to do it, so I'll have to shop around. Someone in the US for sure...I don't want to be mailing him overseas.
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Name: Sabrina Rosier
Nickname: Bree
Age: 13
Type: Blue Fairy Tiny Fairy Jasmine NS
Faceup: Default Blue Fairy
Eyes: Enchanted Doll Urethane Milky #26 with Milky #35 rim (grey with dark blue rim) 16mm, low-dome
Hair: varies between brown and ash blonde
Orientation: That way
Likes: cute dresses, reading magazines, organizing student activities, teasing her sister, Sebastian
Dislikes: apples, shadowed places, Edwina's fashion sense
Personality: Bree is rather different from her sister. Edwina is rambunctious, while Bree hides her insecurity behind a wall of femininity and sarcasm. She can be a bit catty, although she does love her twin very much. She also has her eye on Sebastian, and he rather likes her as well. Bree is trying not to let that get in between her and her sister. She doesn't much care for Edwina's friendship with Dominic, but knows better than to say anything.
History: There are secrets in the Rosier family and Sabrina has stumbled across a few of them. She's a bit scared of her parents and is happy that she and her sister were sent away to school. Edwina has little idea about what is really going on at the Rosier estate, and Sabrina would rather wait to tell her, since Edie seems so carefree.

Sabrina means "From the border". Rosier is "where the roses grow".

More Pictures )
ext_51796: (olos_edwina)
[identity profile] reynardine.livejournal.com

Name: Edwina Rosier
Nickname: Edie (pronounced EE-dee)
Age: 13
Type: Blue Fairy Tiny Fairy Jasmine NS
Faceup: Default Blue Fairy
Eyes: Enchanted Doll Urethane Milky #26 with Milky #35 rim (grey with dark blue rim) 16mm, low dome
Hair: varies between brown and ash blonde
Orientation: This way
Likes: boy's clothes, playing tricks, exploring the woods, teasing her sister, Sebastian
Dislikes: pizza, greasy foods, having to stay in chapel
Personality: Edie is pure tomboy, although she does like cute clothes, her sense of style is...well, let's just say it isn't. Except when her sister picks out her clothes for her. She and Sabrina are very different, and sometimes fight like any other siblings, but at heart they are very close to each other. Edie is usually in the center of whatever ruckus is going on and is fast friends with Dominic. However, she has a crush on Sebastian.
History: The Rosiers are a very old, very rich family from Providence, Rhode Island. But there is a reason for that wealth and the twins' family wants to shelter them from that. At least until they're old enough...

Edwina means "Wealthy friend". Rosier is "Where the roses grow".

More Pictures )


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This is a little blog about my Asian ball-jointed doll collection. Many pictures, some doll stories, sewing attempts, and modding adventures.

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