Sunday, 23 January 2011

One is not enough...

Even before I had recieved Nausicaa I started looking for a friend for her. I'd been keeping my eye on a few girls on ebay and this one particular girl had been relisted 3 times so I thought, yes, she's the one! 

Actually Kirsche was near the top of my list, along with Grell... but I think I like Kirsche's blue eyes more, I just love Grell's stock outfit and accessories.

Again, it was a nude doll but I wasn't bothered. I wanted to make my girls clothes anyway.

Shortly after I had recieved Nausicaa I recieved Kirsche and its taken me ages to choose a name for her.

Out of the following I chose Larke.

Paprika:       like the spice!?
Keelin/Keelia: Celtic for Slender or Comely
Larke:         from the meadow bird, middle english
Alika:         Hawaiian, a variant of the name Alice,
               meaning "noble."
Sassa:         Swedish, Pet form of the name Sara in
               Sweden, derived from the Hebrew meaning  
Sorcha:        Gaelic, meaning "radiant."
Pearl:         Latin, taken from the name of the gem
               produced by mollusks. The name Pearl
               is frequently used in the bible as a
               metaphor for a thing of value.

Larke stood out to me more than any of the others, it seemed more lady-like and somehow it fits for me.

My only concern about the type 3 body was that I read that the hands break easily. I thought it'll be ok, I'll just be extra gentle... and it still broke.

I would like to get her an replacement body but I can't afford it yet... I've been checking out body comparisons and the best one I've found is on flickr by Bbabaa ... 

Volks EB Beauty, Volks Neo-EB Teens, Obitsu Hardbust
I'm very tempted by the Volks Neo-EB Teens. It seems more flexible than the other body.

I've personally found that the type 3 body upper-body twists, where as the type 4 doesn't. I'm now wondering about a replacement body for both of them... I'll have to start saving!!!

The wig nets arrived and were the wrong size, too big. I will remember for next time, I'm far too impatient to way, I want to start wig making!!! I'll keep you posted!

Still no luck with the camera, oh yeah, I do have it now, but no-body knows where the lead is... It's a sony so it will have a 'special' lead... I think I'll just purchase a card reader, it will probably be easier and cheaper than buying a new cable. Hopefully next time I'll have some pictures for you!

Miss M

Friday, 7 January 2011

My Very Own Pullip

After alot of hunting I bought my first Pullip Peter Pan nude for about £50! She was by no means my favourite by far but I wanted to customise and I thought if I get one that I loved as is, I wouldn't want to customise.

I ordered Nausicaa (Pullip Peter Pan) over christmas and decided to customise her to be like Nausicaa from Studio Ghibli's film. Mr T had bought me the illustrations book from the film and I felt better about my choice as the hair cut and colour was perfect. I just wanted to get some different eye chips. 

Because of christmas that she would take AGES to get here but it took even longer than I had anticipated! The seller on ebay was absolutely lovely though and said she would include an outfit to say sorry.

When I got her and opened the box the lovely seller had included several eye chips, a hat, and a lovely dress. I was so happy. Right after I ordered her I instantly started knitting her a shot pixie style dress just so she had something to wear, but having two outfits would certainly do for the time being. I had lots of plans to make more clothes but not having a Pullip to measure against I did my best at using pictures and measurements from online. Being someone who can't get on knitting to patterns anyway I just made it up. It turned out not to be too bad a fit when I got her.

Soon after she arrived I made an order for some wig nets, eye chips and other essential Pullip tools. They should be here soon and then I can start wig making!!!!

Unfortunately I don't have a camera at all so I have no pictures of my own yet... but my Ma has kindly said she'll give me her small digital one which is excellent!

Hopefully I'll have some pics of my own for my next post!!!

Miss M