July232014
roughdiamonddolls:

And the final intro- for now -of the latest addition to the family. This is Céline. Well, her face. The rest of her is securely wrapped up for the flight back to Nashville from New York City, and I don’t want to unwrap her just to wrap her back up again.
I found her at Obscura Antiques and Oddities in the East Village. They have several dolls there, mostly in states of disrepair (because of the strange/macabre/creepy theme of the shop). She’d been there a grand total of two days when I wandered into the shop on Sunday and fell in love.
Her head and lower limbs are wax over papier-mache, and in pretty good condition- except her face. Most of her nose and mouth are missing, as well as her eyebrows and eyelashes. My significant other says she looks like a burn victim. To which I reply, “But a very cute burn victim. Make all the boy [or girl, if that was her fancy] burn victims go ‘WHAAAAA’.”
That’s a Princess Diaries reference. I’m hilarious.
She has pierced ears and, as you can see, gorgeous fixed brown paperweight glass eyes. Little threads in the irises and everything. She also has pierced ears, her original linen petticoat, and a defunct squeaker mechanism in her stomach. Her pate and wig are missing, but I plan to buy her a new wig in the near future.

roughdiamonddolls:

And the final intro- for now -of the latest addition to the family. This is Céline. Well, her face. The rest of her is securely wrapped up for the flight back to Nashville from New York City, and I don’t want to unwrap her just to wrap her back up again.

I found her at Obscura Antiques and Oddities in the East Village. They have several dolls there, mostly in states of disrepair (because of the strange/macabre/creepy theme of the shop). She’d been there a grand total of two days when I wandered into the shop on Sunday and fell in love.

Her head and lower limbs are wax over papier-mache, and in pretty good condition- except her face. Most of her nose and mouth are missing, as well as her eyebrows and eyelashes. My significant other says she looks like a burn victim. To which I reply, “But a very cute burn victim. Make all the boy [or girl, if that was her fancy] burn victims go ‘WHAAAAA’.”

That’s a Princess Diaries reference. I’m hilarious.

She has pierced ears and, as you can see, gorgeous fixed brown paperweight glass eyes. Little threads in the irises and everything. She also has pierced ears, her original linen petticoat, and a defunct squeaker mechanism in her stomach. Her pate and wig are missing, but I plan to buy her a new wig in the near future.

8PM

hazedolly:

Vintage 1920s cloth / composition boudoir doll

Photo credit: eBay seller ID “piggleyspassion”

3PM

thebeastpeddler:

Tiny clay and earth mandrakes!

Coming with me to Cambridge Open Markets on Friday, then going up in the shop!

3PM

hazedolly:

"Minette": Rococo-inspired porcelain BJD art doll, made by German artist Sabine Vogel

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3PM

hazedolly:

"Fee" 

One of a kind porcelain ball-jointed art doll by German artist Sabine Vogel.

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4AM

hazedolly:

"Beauty Ideals - Edict of Conventions"

One of a kind porcelain ball-jointed art doll by German artist Sabine Vogel. (To be honest, this is a little on the overly didactic/literal side for my tastes, but it’s an interesting piece.)

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4AM
July222014
bat-beads:

I just can’t stop sewing:)

bat-beads:

I just can’t stop sewing:)

July212014
bat-beads:

my princesses ♡

bat-beads:

my princesses

3PM

homemadehorrors:

http://wormsandbones.com

A commission for the talented Bernice Gordon, of her character Gudrun! Gudrun was tough on a number of levels. Finding the line between obviously human facial features, rabbit and fawn while maintaining a sort of forest-spirity vibe took some doing.
Secondly trying to maintain the androgyny of the original (Gudrun has no gender) was an interesting challenge - hopefully we got close! Wii also needed to be able to stand bipedally or quad. That was about the easiest part to manage!

Gudrun’s, hands and feet are sculpted originals, painted and sealed and assembled using ball and socket armature for a nice realistic range of motion. Gudrun’s body is faux fur, with wefted accents and a super fluffy chest & tail that I am particularly fond of (the term fuzzbutt may have been tossed around!).
Character & design belong to Gudrun’s creator, Bernice Gordon.
This one was a pleasure to work on, thank you Bernice!

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