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Happy holidays!

Finally I had the time to do a couple of holidays pictures with my dollies. This year is the first Christmas in the new house and we are going to Portugal for Christmas to spend it with the family, so I decided not to buy a big tree but just a tiny one and some other simple decorations just to give the house a touch of Christmas (I love Christmas, it is my favorite holiday!!!). Turns out it is the perfect size for my dolls so I thought it would be cute to create a scene out of it with the whole family, even those out of the story joined. Everyone helped out decorating the tree and afterwards we took a family pic with everyone together ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Holidays!

The little girls decided to help with the decorations: Iris took care of the bows, Evie and Izzy were in charge of the rest of the decorations and Serena helped them out to reach the highest places. Also Charlotte together with Bee and Emi helped with the ornaments. Little Vanilla helped arrange Santa on the top of the tree and put his light in place.
George decided to play Santa himself and bring the presents to place under the tree and Eliza baked some cookies to welcome the real Santa while the others worked. Pandora was really excited about the cookies, and she wanted to eat them herself since she loves sweets (it is her first Christmas with the humans so she didn’t understand what they were for). Arya was quite confused about the whole thing too (since in her world there is not such thing as Christmas or Christmas trees) she spent the whole time wondering what the whole thing was about. Finally Alice, being a photography enthusiast, took care of the pictures to create some memories ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Holidays!

When the tree was ready Alice set the timer and the whole family took a picture together with it. Pandora was lucky to get a cookie, because Eliza felt sorry for her and Santa eats too many cookies anyway!

I am not sure how much time I will have for other pictures and posts before Christmas, maybe I will post something else but I’m not sure, so me and my dolly family would like to wish you all Happy Holidays: a merry Christmas full of love and presents and a wonderful new year full of wonderful surprises and dolly goodness!!!

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Meet Emi :)

Finally have time to do Emi’s presentation! I have been busy with my thesis lately… 1 month to go and I will present it, so it’s the most stressful part!

I don’t know if anyone remembers her (she used to be a JerryBerry Berry, but for a short time),I decided to re-shell her keeping her backstory with some minor changes.

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Here is a small introduction: Emi’s complete name is ร‰milie Marie Mignon and she is 14. She is French, born is Paris, but she is currently living in Milan, Italy (she has italian grandparents on her mother side). She is quiet and calm, and very positive about life (and maybe a bit naive). She loves pink and pastel colours. She is also a dreamer, dreams of traveling the world and being an artist to spend her life doing beautiful things โค

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I am loving this girl: like you probably already know, I bought her at this year’s LDoll Festival, she is a Another Space 43cm Peanut in NS, and she came with a fullset and an extra outfit+shoes (which was pretty cool!). I kept most of her fullset look, since I love her default wig on her! I just changed her eyes to CiG glass eyes (she came with dark brown acrylics that were too dark). I love her sweet and intelligent smile and how delicate she is! I know these dolls are not very famous, but I totally recommend them. Feel free to check this post I made about her body in case you are curious: https://dollwishes.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/another-space-43cm-body/

Extra pic of her fullset:
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IN OTHER NEWS:

As I managed to sell my Pukifee Luna (Xagadoll Lara is still for sale, check her here) at a good price I manage to put my new JID Owen on layaway!!! YEY! He will be real skin and with the default B face-up!

I am so happy! I currently have 2 dolls on layaway that I am totally excited about!!! I have been developing my Arwen’s character a lot and looking for clothing for her, she will be kind of romantic and “steampunk-ish”, so it hasn’t been quite easy but I managed to find some stuff and already bought an amazing dress from Lelahel for her! I have been eyeing some Dollheart stuff too…hehe.

My JID guy will be part of my Narae’s story (their names will be revealed soon), so he will have a pretty unique style as they live in a completely different world from ours (mixed between vintage/steampunk and dark). I saw some stuff over at Iple that I love for him but I need to search a bit more what fits these handsome men! I am planning on doing some moodboards for their style, if I have time ๐Ÿ™‚

With all these new dolls and plans I am kind of feeling overwhelmed by the old ones…sometimes I get the feeling I have too many dolls to give them the attention they deserve. I don’t want to sell anyone else though, especially not the characters from my stories, so I decided that I will buy new dolls only if they have a strong purpose from now on, that are an important part of one of the current stories or that have a special meaning to me. This way I avoid the frustration feeling like I “cannot” sell them, even if they don’t get a lot of attention (it’s hard to explain, hopefully you get what I mean). I could just say I won’t buy more dolls, but you all know how that ends… ๐Ÿ˜€

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Another Space 43cm body

Since you might have read in my previous post I just bought an Another Space 43cm Peanut at LDoll Festival. She is not yet read for her official presentation (I will make another post on her character) but many people have been asking me about her body so I decided to make a post about it. Like I said before:ย I like her body quite a lot, it is simple and single jointed but very sweet and well made (i am quite picky about hands and feet design and I must say they are great!). For a single jointed body she poses quite well, better than my Narae, but I am considering sueding her arms to get some more range of montion. She stands well on her own, she is very sturdy and stableย :)

Here are some pictures of her ย in simple poses, so that you can get an idea of how it looks like. She is normal skin and has the factory face-up, in case you are wondering ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

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LDoll 4 Reportage :D

I came back from LDoll yesterday and it was awesome, so as usual I am writing a reportage ๐Ÿ˜€

This year I decided to go all weekend so I could enjoy both days of the Festival since I had time (unlike last year). I went by train again from Milan and I arrived Friday night, in the same hotel last year (Ibis Budget), very smooth trip and familiar places to start.

Saturday morning, I woke up early and I was excited for the first day of Festival, this time however I knew what I should expect so I went earlier to avoid big lines (last year I waited an hour to get in) and I was one of the first people to enter (I bought a presale obviously) ๐Ÿ˜€ I only bought a doll with me this year: Charlotte, my Minifee Ryeon, but she got a lot of attention ๐Ÿ˜‰
I must say it is always an amazing feeling to see so many doll stuff, even if it was not exactly new to me but it is so unusual!!! Everything was totally awesome, there were so many gorgeous dolls: SWITCH, Another Space, Migidoll, Sadol, Dollmore and the european art dolls: dust of dolls, Lillicats, etc. and then all the amazing talented people selling stuff! When I got in I decided to shop, enjoying the fact that there weren’t many people yet. I had an idea of what I needed but I have to confess I ended up doing a lot of impulse shopping too ^^; I decided to get the most possible since you always save so much on shipping fees and it’s actually so much better to see what you buy in person! But I tried to convince myself I didn’t need a doll (even if it didn’t go as planned, more on that later) And probably there won’t be much money for dolls until Christmas hehehe but I am happy!!!
After shopping I went to meet with Floriana from HarajukuDolls, who had a stand there and it basically become my favorite spot on Ldoll! I spent a lot of time with her and we had a lot of fun together, meeting other people and enjoying the festival, a special thanks to you dear, it was a pleasure!!! And I also bought some beautiful dresses for my Narae, from her and she even gave me an amazing set as a gift ๐Ÿ˜€ (check her out, her style is amazing, pics soon!)
I also saw some faces from last year, like lovely Sanna from SweetNeat, and met some new people: it was awesome to meet everyone

On Sunday, I took everything easier, I did some shopping of little things I had missed the first day and then I went back to Floriana’s stand because we decided to have Charlotte model on her stand with her Ryeon, Bambi as twins. They are identical because they were both painted by Caroline from Viridian House (a total coincidence though), and it was fun to have “twin dolls” for once hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

Then there was the “unexpected new BJD” story later… I had been adoring a little MSD girl Peanut from Another Space (when I learned they were coming I was drooling all over their MSD dolls) and she was there in fullset at a good price. I came by for a couple of times and asked about her and when Lee (we met one of the sculpters in person!) understood I wanted her but I was indecisive, he offered to include another set of clothes and he gave us (me and Floriana) extra freebies!!! I couldn’t resist the offer obviously! He was so nice, it was awesome to meet personally the person who sculpted the doll I bought: she became so very special โค And this is the story of how I brought home a new doll ๐Ÿ™‚ I must say it is awesome to buy a doll and have her immediately, I have been wanting a less mature MSD doll for a while now and she is perfect: I have been planning of bringing my old character ร‰milie Mignon back (she used to be a Jerryberry Berry), but maybe with a slightly different name (more on her soon), and I am keeping her fullset look: I love her wig and clothes, I just changed the eyes for glass because they were acrylics ๐Ÿ™‚

All in all, it was an awesome festival, I met amazing people and BJD professionals, I made friends and I saw and bought beautiful things (wish I had money to buy everything!!!). Thank you to all who participated!!! I love coming to Lyon and hopefully I will be there next year again โค

Find all my photos of the Festival on my Flickr here:ย http://www.flickr.com/photos/w_i_s_h_e_s/sets/72157631785396288/

And here are some pics of my girls (Charlotte and new girl) after the LDoll showing off all the new stuff I got:

LDoll 4 Reportage <3

LDoll 4 Reportage <3

LDoll 4 Reportage <3