August, 2010

My First Joe Tai Doll ~ Meet Bessonova!

This girl is my first Joe Tai doll. I hadn’t been moved to purchase one before, but when I saw her, I knew she was the Joe Tai for me!

She is  a vinyl doll and stands 16 regal inches tall. She is beautifully presented and luxuriously outfitted. I wondered if she would be as gorgeous in person as she is in her media pics. Imagine my excitement when she arrived at my door….

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Eeep! Albino peanuts! Always a good sign :o)

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Isn’t this a pretty box!?! So gorgeous! I opened it slowly to relish every moment …..

and this is what was inside!

A veritable feast for the senses!

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Look at all the accessories!

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Ooh and the shoes! I love the shoes!

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Are they delightful, or what?!?

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She says, OK enough with oohing and ahhing, get me out of my box and put my awesome hair on!

I dressed her in all of her finery and accessories and took her to the studio for her first shoot with me. There WILL be more, lol!

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What a visual extravaganza!

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Her costume is just so extraordinary!

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The camera loves this face up too. Photographs beautifully :o)

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Look how pretty!

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Lovely two layer skirt. The red brocade is used underneath the red sequin one. And of course, the same is used in her fabby shoes!

I am really enjoying this doll. I thought she was excellent value for the price point too. The wig is gorgeous, everything appears to be made well. The shoes are easy to put on and they stay on her feet. The mermaid style skirt is wonderful, but it does make taking her on and off of her stand a little tricky. Apart from that extremely minor observation, I am totally impressed with this wonderful doll by Joe Tai. I am happy to add her to my doll family :o)

Thanks for reading!

~awsumgal

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Auction ~Cloud!~ OOAK for the Sybarites is Live

Well doll fans, this ensemble is up on Ebay for a one week auction!

~Cloud!~ on eBay

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Surf on over and have a look :o)

Caio!

~awsumgal

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~Cloud!~ OOAK Sybarite Outfit Done!

Yay! I’m finished my newest Sybarite one of a kind high fashion outfit and I wanted to share the pics!

Without further ado, I give you ~Cloud!~

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The ensemble consists of beaded wig, silk and silk lined shaped bodice with flared asymmetrical peplum, silk and cotton gauze asymmetrical skirt, and stretch satin heelless boots. All items entirely handmade by me in my smoke free studio.

Well, there you have it! The whole enchilada, lol! I hope you like it :o)

I will be sending out the sales newsletter directly. I’m just putting the finishing touches on the description…..

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

~awsumgal

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New OOAK Outfit for Sybarite ~Cloud!~ WIP 4

Happy Saturday doll lover folk!

This delightful project is coming to a close. I am almost finished. I hope the ensemble will be ready for sale tomorrow or the day after…wheee!

Where I had left off, this poor gal only had half a bodice. Definitely time to rectify that :o) It might be more avant garde to run around bare breasted, but Trapeze wanted none of that!

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I toyed with a bunch of ideas before coming to rest on this one. Once decided though, the work just zoomed ahead! It seemed fitting to have a smaller version of the skirt treatment appear on the bodice. So after constructing a form fitting base layer, I began gathering and sewing tiny wispy gauze to the right side of the bodice. I used satiny, very strong lingerie thread for this. Looks great if it should happen to show and is really strong!

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There it is almost completed. The effect is pleasing, I like it :o) I added much more stitching and then a sprinkling of clear glass seed beads for a bit of added visual interest. I also decided on the strap. I have wound lingerie thread around the gauze strap for function and embellishment. I think it provides a nice contrast to the fuller right side.

Next, the head treatment! The beads decided it for me! Of course I considered hair. A platinum long pony would have looked nice, and the rhinestone ~Shine!~ wig looked great too, but I wanted something new……

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Don’t worry, there will be more to it, lol!

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Here it is coming along nicely. I’m free form bead weaving here so I had to keep checking the fit on Trapezes’ head. The red threads will be removed, they are only markers…..

Half finished, red marker threads hanging, Trapeze still commands a room :o) Gawd I love these dolls!

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Here it is about 3/4 done.

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The next time you see this ensemble it will be complete! Oh, and the shoes…..! I have something quite special in mind for the shoes! They’ll be revealed when I shoot the complete look. It will be up for sale through my newsletter in the coming days. Watch this space!

Thanks all for reading and following along. I hope you enjoyed the posts! I will embarking on a period character commission as my next project. I am beginning the research now and it will be quite exciting, I think!

I have a bunch of other Sybarite outfits in my head that I also can’t wait to make. (Not to worry Syb fans!) So, in the meantime I’ll be sketching them out….

~awsumgal

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~Shine!~ and ~Illuminati!~ Rhinestone Wigs for Sybarite Dolls

I have finished and listed two new custom, handmade rhinestone wigs on ebay.

The first one is ~Shine!~ the cleopatra-esque with a bang style.

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~Shine!~ on eBay

The second one is ~Illuminati!~ a new style. A dramatic peek-a-boo style…

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~Illuminati!~ on eBay

A tale of two sisters….. Here they are together :o)

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Here is Trapeze in ‘some’ of ~Cloud!~ and her ~Illuminati!~ wig :o)

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the pics. Check out the auctions if you can!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

~awsumgal

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