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Meet Lusine (and an important announcement!) <3

Meet Lusine <3

My Dust of Dolls Meel has a name!!! Sorry for the thousand uninspired pictures but she is so cute I just couldn’t choose!

Her name is Lusine (which means “moon” in Armenian and I love the sound of it). I will tell you more about her soon, but just a small introduction: she isn’t part of any of my current doll stories, as she is so different from them. She is a house fairy/spirit, that protects the house and keeps balance, but also is playful and plays pranks on you. For example when you loose your keys, probably a creature like her has hidden them to play with you, or when you are feeling sad, these creatures will be there to make you smile πŸ™‚

She is so perfect!!!

Meet Lusine <3

Meet Lusine <3

Meet Lusine <3

Meet Lusine <3

In other news, there might be some changes (due to real life happenings) in the hobby for me, at least for a while… if you want to know more please watch this video:

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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 πŸ˜€

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) πŸ˜€ I only bought a doll with me this year: Charlotte, my Minifee Ryeon, but she got a lot of attention πŸ˜‰
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 πŸ˜€ (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 πŸ™‚

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 ❀ And this is the story of how I brought home a new doll πŸ™‚ 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 Γ‰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 πŸ™‚

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 ❀

Find all my photos of the Festival on my Flickr here:Β 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

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Couldn’t resist: New doll on the way ^^;

I know I said I would buy a head for face-up practice and it would be a DIM Larina, but usually plans don’t work as expected, I am quite impulsive about getting dolls and that’s what happened! Face-up practice will have to wait because I got a new Bimong/D-Storic Narae 416!!! She was available at DoA, brand new (this person that bought 2 Naraes and decided to keep just one) and I couldn’t resist! I have been dying to have a “darker” skin doll (she is Korean Real Skin, a beautiful light brown) and Naraes are beautiful sculpts/dolls but that I always thought out of my reach (maybe because of all the complications in buying them…), so she was perfect!!! And my boyfriend was sweet enough to indulge me…even if there was the usual question: “But you have so many dolls already, why buy another one?” Hehe, yeah…dolls are never to many, I guess! But I promised him that after Ldoll I will calm down a little with doll expenses, let’s see!

Narae 416 is not a very popular sculpt but I love her serene and realistic face and I think she will work well for what I want to do with her, I am already planning her character, but I will wait for her to get here and get a face-up to decide for sure. πŸ˜‰

I am currently looking for European Artists for her face-up, I have some people in mind but nothing sure yet. Maybe you have a suggestion? (I prefer within Europe because I always get so nervous sending my dolls away, especially if there is customs in the middle) :S

Here are some pictures made by the previous owner (find her here on DeviantArt: Satu)Β , to show off my new girl:

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[images by Satu]

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New chances and new dolls :)

I have been having a hard time finding inspirations in general and that reflected on my dolly hobby… I was kinda distracted from dolls for a couple of weeks but lately they have given me some good feeling again.

I had a Littlefee drama while having this small dolly crisis…it seemed to me that I never choose them to play, I almost “force” myself to take them out because I don’t photograph them for a long time…which is weird!
So I decided to change it and have a look at my girls with different eyes: they certainly need a closet renewal, they are my oldest dolls and so they have a lot of stuff that doesn’t fit my style anymore, and they don’t have many clothes they actually wear (hence the closet cleanout ;))… so that’s decided!

But still something was not working, I ADORE Beatrice (my Ante) she is my oldest doll and a grail doll, she is amazing and adorable and I could never let her go! Β But Isabelle (Rachel), I have had my doubts and lately I am just not feeling the connection. I bought her a bunch of wigs but none seem to work for long. I tried her wig on Bee and it is adorable so maybe all they need is a complete makeover! A character remake (maybe I am stuck in what their characters should look like…)

Bee

I put Rachel as a feeler for adoption. I am considering getting a new sculpt for her (maybe Chloe or Leah) or maybe selling her completely (do I need 2 Littlefee, when they are probably not my favorite size?). But I also bought some new eyes and wig for her to give her a last chance. I decided I will see how I feel about her new looks and then see if I let her go or she if she stays. The new stuff should get here in the next weeks! In the meanwhile Bee is keeping her new looks πŸ˜‰

In other news:

A new girl is on her way!!!

COMING SOON! <3

Picture by Xaga Doll

It has been a while since I wanted a 27cm mature tiny and I came across this girl selling her Xaga Doll Lara so I couldn’t resist! She is coming home and should be here in the next weeks, can’t wait!!! She is amazing <3<3

Anyone knows any good quality clothing shops/etsy shops that make clothes for Momoko/Blythe or this type of girl? I need to get her some stuff πŸ™‚

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FEELER! Littlefee Rachel Girl NS

FEELER! Littlefee Rachel Girl NS

Email me if interested and for info!

She is NS and has the default face-up on both OE and Sleeping faceplates. She is from 2010 and I am her first owner, she doesn’t seem to have yellowed, at least when comparing to my newer dolls πŸ™‚ Feel free to make an offer, I might consider it. I am also open to trade her faceplates for a Luna, Leah or Chloe.

This is a feeler, for now I want to see if someone is interested in her. I don’t feel the love for her lately, I thought I just needed a wig change but I am still not feeling it…I’m deciding maybe getting her a new face-up…or getting just another LTF faceplate for her. But if someone wants her maybeI decide to let her go 😦