Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Trader Joe's Brand Insulated Shopping Bag

So I heard there's a recent bit of drama in the doll collecting community. Some thin-skinned president of a certain doll company got all kinds of online grief after pricing a doll bag at around 413 USD (based on current exchange rates). That price is ridiculous. I'm going to use the above Trader Joe's insulated shopping bag instead. This bag has a lot of padding and seems to be strong enough to take all kinds of abuse.

Thursday, January 24, 2019


For various personal reasons I won't get into here, I won't be buying the Smart Doll version of Jougasaki Mika. Waiting for the Smart Doll version to be released and then buying her would have been a lot easier than some of the things I ended up doing. Since a Dollfie Dream version of Mika hasn't been announced and isn't likely to happen at the moment, I waffled over the idea of creating a custom.

...yeah, I made a custom.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Faceup Guide From Someone With Unsteady Hands

I don't take faceup commissions. I'm also not under the delusion people are willing to pay me hundreds of dollars to paint their dolls' faces. I don't claim to be an expert. My hands shake quite a bit so it's difficult for me to draw a straight or even a consistent curved line. Let's just say my hands shake enough so no reputable medical school would consider me as a potential future brain surgeon.

However, I think I've done enough of these faceups to at least be able to give competent advice to people who have less experience than I do.

Let's start with a blank DDH-07.