Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I adopted the girl on the right from a nice lady on one of the doll forums.  She's a Kidz 'n' Cats Galina. ... The doll on the left is my Kidz 'n' Cats Kiki (rewigged).  I love these dolls!  They have a sweetness that's hard to match.

I made the dresses.  :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Deja Vu's new wig

New wig!  It's a Monique Gold Collection "Jojo" wig in size 5-6.  My Deja Vu Basic is also wearing an old Gene Marshall outfit called "The Perfect Gift."  It's a nearly perfect fit.  The skirt fits exactly around the waist, and although the top is a little loose in the bust, it still looks nice, I think.  Good enough for a Christmas photo, in any case.  LOL! 

In this getup, she looks like she's playing the role of The Ghost of Christmas Present from "A Christmas Carol."

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Deja Vu Emma

This girlie's hair looks EXACTLY like my hair did back in college! 

This is the 2013 Emma Jean McGowen Basic Black, from the Deja Vu line of dolls by Tonner.  She was supposed to be 1920s-themed, but I felt she was more at home in modern, casual clothes.  Cute hair?  Heck, yes!  Since she has my college hair, I thought she should put on some comfy college student gear.  This City Girls outfit suits her nicely.  The top is a perfect fit; the leggings are a little tight, but almost perfect.

I want to make her more of a punk-style outfit some day when I have time.  She'd be smashing in black leather pants and a rock concert tee!  I definitely want to punk her out a bit.  She exudes a bit of a cool vibe to me, and I'm not sure she's the gown type.  She seems more like she should be sitting cross-legged on a beanbag in an oversized shirt, reading poetry.  At least in my world, this is how I envision her.

Her face sculpt reminds me a bit of one of Tonner's other dolls, Evangeline Ghastly.  I think it's the cheekbones and nose more than anything.  She's 16" tall, but thinner than most other 16" girls.  She's a little cartoonish in a way I like, and has a slightly large head and hands like an animated character.  She's like a wonderful 3D cartoon lady who has stepped out of my TV set to sit on my desk.  LOL.   

The hands pull out to make it easier to redress her in tight sleeves, AND you can also use alternate Tyler Nu Mood hands with the body, as well, according to the Tonner Doll Company web site.  I haven't gotten extra hands for her yet, but this is one thing I'd be really interested in trying out.  Next time Tonner has a free shipping offer, I'm going to get the extra hands.  They're sold in a set of three.  That is, the Nu Mood set comes with three different pairs of hands, all in different positions (one pair of "holding" hands, one "relaxed" set, and one set of fists ... all mix and match). 

Oh, and I should mention this is a wigged doll.  The hair is held on by velcro tabs.  I'll have to put her in a couple other wigs and take more pictures.  She wears a size 5-6" wig.  I think most of the Deja Vu dolls are rooted, but there are a few that are wigged, including the Emma Jean Basics (both red and black). 

I'll have to do another photo shoot with this girl some time. 

The shading on the eyes is wonderful.
I think she looks cute in profile.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kidz n Cats Kiki, again

Just some more pics of Kiki, my Kidz 'n' Cats doll.  In some of the pictures it looks like I cut her hair, but I didn't.  I actually peeled off her original wig and gave her a new wig entirely.  LOL.  She can change from one wig to the other now whenever I'm in the mood to change her.  The wig is a size 8-9", but it is REALLY tight on her and I could barely get it on.  A 9-10" would be better. 

The clothing (except for the sweater and hat) is from the Our Generation doll line.  The fit is OK.  It fits a bit loosely around the chest, but looks fine, I think.  The Our Generation shoes fit nicely in the length, but are slightly wide for the Kidz 'n' Cats girls.  If it's a closed shoe, then it doesn't matter because you can't tell.  If it's a sandal, though, then you'd be able to see that the shoe is a little bit too wide for the Kidz foot.  I've heard Journey Girls shoes are a better fit. 

The sweater and hat were custom made by some talented person on eBay, but I don't remember who it was.  Sorry!  I wish I did.  I bought the set a long time ago, so the information isn't even in my eBay history any longer.

And now for the wigged pictures.  I think she looks cute.  :)


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Crazy here

Gah. ... It's been almost a whole month since I last posted, and I have so many dolls and things to show you!  It's been crazy here for the past month, though.  First my 5-year-old daughter got really sick.  She got a lung infection and was having a hard time breathing, and we ended up spending two scary days in the hospital.  She recovered nicely, though and went back to kindergarten for about a week. Then I realized she was getting sick again.  I took her to the doctor only to find out it was a totally different illness this time ... a wicked bad virus that's been going around recently.  She was sick all through Thanksgiving.  Then my sweet little girl gave it to me (thanks, Eva!), and I got super sick for a whole week.  I'm only just now recovering, myself. 

LOL.  So, needless to say, my mind hasn't really been on updating my blog for the past several weeks.  I'm only just now getting into the swing of things again.  I haven't even gotten to set my Christmas tree up yet! 

EDIT for Dec. 11th:  I finally got to set my Christmas tree up!  Yay!  Plus, I finally had some downtime to take more doll pictures, too.  More to come.  :)