Saturday, October 1, 2016

Spook-tacular October....

I did not post much in September.  I was caught up and am still busy with taking care of my father who had triple by pass heart surgery and is 81 years old, and in astonishingly good health for his age to go through this procedure. The whole month has been taken up with taking care of him, now that he's home, been visiting him in ICU with other friends and family, and then rehab, and so on. As well as taking care of two households, and day to day business. 

I thought I might pull out pictures of dolls as I was going through pictures from the archives of a Halloween /spooky nature and start posting them until I can get new ones up. I am in a holiday sort of mood. Just to get the diorama juices flowing. I did not post very much lately, truth to tell, I haven't had much time to even set up or play with my dolls at all. 

I have ordered a small pure neemo articulated body for my Alice Blythe, so I can continue her customization. More on that in another later, post when the body gets here and a review. 

Since Ihaven't been posting much on my blog, I thought I would do posts with some of my best Halloween or spooky photos of the dioramas I have done in the past for the month of October.  I would like to set up the Gothic Mansion again but I honestly do not see myself having the time or energy with my heavy schedule. I have always, always wanted to do a big Halloween party with my dolls. I just don't have the time and energy it takes right now to stage and build and create the props needed right now, with the family health issues going on.  sigh. 

I hope you enjoy the photos, Lisa...

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Powder Puff Poppy Parker

I have been away from the blogging world, too much family stuff going on right now.  I have missed my dolls!! I have had this beauty and Ooh La La! Poppy for a while now, over a month and have had no time to play. Yesterday I took some photos and had time to concentrate and get the diorama just like I wanted. 

A few years ago I built and created this bed one rainy weekend from scraps but never had the proper doll to display it as I wanted. I've never built the proper bedroom setting for it either. Now I have the doll, so I might be on a mission. She is so matchy-matchy with the bed. 

Enjoy the pics!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Re-visiting Blythe...

          Alice, my factory girl Blythe, I have been experimenting with lately over the summer. I plan to re-body her with a small pure neemo body when I get time and money- the pure neemo bodies are not cheap. I had looked at Obitsu originally but upon further research on the really great photographers and collectors of Blythe on the groups, like Dolly Treasures  and 4dloveofblythe on Flicker their dolls seem to have this articulated body which moves more easily than the Obitsu and the Takara which my factory girl is on. 

I have done some rough sanding to matte her face, than blushing of her cheeks, and colored her lips with pencils. I haven't sealed them yet. Her clothes, surprisingly, are Sparkle girls! from Walmart. I had been wanting some little overalls for so long and knowing my limited abilities to sew the cute clothes I want for her, and unable to afford the Blythe overalls on Etsy, I decided to check out the Barbie seperates at Walmart and saw the Sparkle girls look Skipper /Momoko size which is PERFECT for Blythe. (Blythe wears the same size as vintage Skipper) I can deal with 1.97 versus $35-60 for an outfit for her!!!  Some Etsy sellers make marvelous clothes, but I cannot afford that for an outfit for myself, LOL...though I know how much work they put into their creations. 

Anyhow, her shoes are some vintage green boots from my Barbies that I had and are the only ones I had that will fit her feet.  I have been meaning to get her boots/shoes but wanted to wait until her body gets here. When I order it. 

On another note, my Poppy dolls Powder Puff and Ooh La La! should be arriving soon, I finally got the funds to pay for them. So some pictures should be coming soon. I need some new dollies....

Happy Labor day weekend...though what is so good about Labor I don't


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker- 3 day auction

I am parting with my Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker in a 3 day Ebay auction. 

Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker Doll on Ebay

Joyful in Japan is one of the dolls it breaks my heart to part with, but she must go on the auction block to help pay down the medical bills from when I was sick in April, May and June. That is why I have been selling so many of my dolls lately and been such a party pooper on my blog with non-diorama posts about boring things like selling. Though I have made a dent in the expenses and have played catch up, it is only a scratch in the surface. Hopefully there will be more lovely dolls to take her place and she will find a home with someone who loves her as much as I do. 


Friday, August 26, 2016

Some more dolls on Ebay

I haven't been doing much lately but have sold alot of dolls and added more to Ebay. Here are the  newest ones added. 

                    Aristocratic Agnes Von Weiss NUDE  $99 STARTING BID


 Rule Breaker Pierre NUDE  $99 Starting bid

Groovy Galore Poppy Parker $99 starting bid

These dolls relisted as Buy It now, Prices lowered!

$115 or Best offer


$125 or Best offer

Auctions end August 29th and the others are Buy it Nows. Thank you for browsing my auctions, I have alot of other items also listed as well. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Few things on Ebay...

So.....I have decided for a few items (mainly dolls) to go up on Ebay.  And since all blogs are mainly shameless self-promotion , Here I go. 

Before I start the long listings- sometimes you just get tired of keeping the same old dolls, and I am one of those who likes to 're-decorate' my doll room. Out with the old, in with the new. Seeing the new incredible, realistic dolls coming out makes me yearn for better dollie photos and the level of realism and I can't achieve that with no dolly So onto ebay they go. 

First up is an old Glam Barbie Laundry set.SOLD
Click HERE

Next up is Spicey in Spain Poppy Parker SOLD

                                       Groovy Galore 2015 Poppy Parker RELISTED

                                    GLOSS Convention Dark Moon Poppy Parker SOLD


La Ville Lumiere Simonetta  STILL AVAILABLE