Sunday, June 25, 2017

AOD Meng LI

This Angel of Dream SD 1/3 is an relatively inexpensive way to begin collecting the larger BJDs. For around 400 USD, the doll poses well and seems to wear all SD fashions with ease.

Would love to get the Alice fashion ensemble for her!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Once was LOST or delayed

This is the story of a minor postal SNAF. Ordered an Eyes of Texas doll via Etsy. Sent couple days Priority Via USPS - supposed to arrive from Texas to PA on a Friday - never happened. That Monday I visited the PO in my town - the head postal person "would get back to me" IF it didn't arrive by the following Friday. Tracking showed that it did well on the journey from Texas to PA BUT got stuck in the Lehigh Valley facility which is an hour and a half drive from my house.

Frustrated I contacted the owner of the Etsy shop (Brenda) who is the BEST of the best in communications. She started a lost mail search and behold - the next day my text update showed it was being shipped from Lehigh Valley and the doll arrived the next day! THANK YOU, Brenda.

About the doll - Brenda's dolls are made by here using a Dianna Effner mold/cast. All fashions/face-ups are also by Brenda.

NOW - I do have a Studio Doll of Little Darling by Uri G. and had previously sold two others for immediate cash for a root canal. Sigh. These dolls retail through Studio Doll for over 300 USD. None of the artists their are currently taking orders. You can be put on an email waiting list - but it appears the wait can be around 18 months. In the meantime, many of the dolls are being sold on Ebay for way above their retail cost through Studio Doll. By WAY above I mean the $350 doll is getting bids of up to 1800 USD per doll!!!!! Enough said.

On to Eyes of Texas - cost begin at 150 USD and this includes doll, face-up, fashion, and shipping!
A lovely 13" doll that comes with any of the three sculpts.

My order was for

"Kaitlin Handmade Doll. Eyes of Texas Dolls. Dianna Effner Doll. Little Darling Doll. Handcrafted Doll. Dianna Effner Mold. OOAK Artist Dolls"


Lovely little dolls - actually purchased two more through Brenda's Eyes of Texas website. Her advert can also be found in the latest issue of DOLLS magazine!

My review on Etsy -

"OMGosh - QUALITY all the way - from communications to packaging to fashion style to doll detailing. Absolutely delighted with my purchase. Kaitlin is absolutely adorable!!! Thank you so much, Brenda."

Pre-order doll Soso from ''Ppinkydolls''

And the next of the pre-orders purchased through Etsy - Soso’ collectible BJD’ resin doll by Chrishanthi ''Ppinkydolls'' $150 purchased April 24, 2017. Supposed to arrive by July 4, 2017.

"Soso”collectible, is a resin ball jointed doll ,3 options.
She is a full ball jointed doll can customize with the most common customizations including wig changes,eyes ,face-up.
Soso” has resin head and body handmade with high class resin.Soso’ is made full ball jointed body,so she can stand easily and allowing for various poses!Face up handpainted(if you like more soft please send message) ,you will be able to chose freckles or no freckles also send me a message :)).

INCLUDING:

1) Basic type, blanc head and body.

2)Head & body,faceup ,glass blue-grey eyes, short brown or blonde wig.

3)Full set with hat(photos 1-2-3)
-A bjd Doll, Height:26cm
-Head-Wig:7′- 8′,soft brown or blonde short wig
-Eyes :12mm Dark blue-grey Glass eyes
-Face-up with freckles or not.(send message)
-Outfits,dress,pant, knitting hat,socks and shoes as photo.

4)Full set with blonde hair
-A bjd Doll, Height:26cm
-Head-Wig:7′- 8′,soft blonde wig
-Eyes :12mm Dark blue-grey Glass eyes
-Face-up with freckles or not.(send message)
-Outfits,overall ,knitting hat,socks and shoes as photos

Overall height: 26.5cm
Eye size : 12mm
Wig size : 7'-8'
Chest circumference: 10cm
Waist circumference: 9cm
Shoulder width : 5.5cm
Hip sircumference : 14cm
Arm length : 7.5cm
Leg length : 11cm
Feet length : 3cm

She will travel in her Ppinky box'"






Pre-order doll irreal MILKSHAKE

Waiting in anticipation for these pre-orders:

From

irreal erym 400E 2/13

the link

http://www.irrealdoll.com/

Their info - but still no clue when Milkshake full set will arrive

"Hi,
Long time no see. Hope everything is going well!
Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been doing lately: Laura is working on new dolls while finishing up and improving some other stuff, and I’ve been working on a new website. Since the new website won’t be ready for while, we won’t keep you waiting until it’s done for new pre-orders.
We’ve been getting many requests asking for a new Ery pre-order lately, and well, the time has come.
Ery will be up for pre-order on February 12th at 19:00PM, UTC/GMT+1 timezone , and will be available in the usual three skin tones: Milkshake, Peanut and Toffee. You’ll find prices and more info on Ery’s product page on our shop.
Remember that Paypal and wire transfer options for full payments will be accepted, as well as a 3 instalment layaway plan through Paypal. Make sure to read our layaway guide if you’re planning on using the latter option!
Your Ery package includes:
  • Assembled doll (make up is optional)
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Box and cushion
  • Special Ery pajamas
  • A pair of glass eyes (random color)
If you have any questions please refer to our contact page.
Don’t forget: Ery will be waiting for you on Sunday, February 12th!"








 

Can it be a year?

With FB and Flickr and texting being easier ways to communicate, I have neglected my blog "duties." Several dolls have been added to the collection of Drearydom Larks in the past year. 

One at a time - today will highlight Cassie who is the third doll from doll artist Dale Zentner /Canada.

While I am not fond of  "toothy" dolls, Cassie does complete my  Zentner collection and I must admit she is pretty amazing!!!!

The link

Cassie in yellow

I did change her eyes to a Platinum/green/blue pair from EyeCo. Think it accents her facial features better. (Not pictured here)




Cassie ~ Banana Beauty ~ 2000. Cad ~ Sold
(approx. ~ $1490.usd)
Cassie is Pure- Oriental skin ( DollShe colour chart )
Dress a frilled fabric and consist of a top with a short skirt and a separate long skirt. The outfit can be worn with out without the long skirt
The bodice is stretch lace with a braid trim and laces up with ribbon.They feature hand beading on the shoulder straps. Necklace and earings are glass beads and Swarovski crystals. She weasr strech legging to match the dresses. The head dress is adjustable and decorated with paper flowers.
Eyes are "Eyeco-Platinum Series", wig from"Monique Gold" and the sandals are handmade by KZShoes -(straw braid with polymer clay soles)
 
 
 
 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lissa - Pure Summer by Dale Zentner

Lissa is Pure-Fresh skin ( DollShe colour Chart )

Lissa's dress is rayon with tree different prints and opens in the front. The neckline trim, necklace and earings are glass beads with Swarovski crystals. She has a cotton underskirt trimed with lace netting. Her hat is felt with silk fowers and paper butterflies. Her pashmina is rayon.

Her eyes are "Eyeco-Platinum Series", her wig is "For My doll" and her shoes were handmade by KZShoes- (leather with polymer clay heels)

Lissa ~ Pure Summer ~ $1950. Cad

 
http://www.pinkgrapefruitfashions.com/2016/SoldDollPages_2016/PureSummer.html

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Beauty by Dale Zentner soon to arrive

That ultra grail that is always out of reach - for me it was a Cassie or Tessa designed by Dale Zentner. Soon a doll dream will come true and a Tessa will arrive for Spring. (Pictures and comments from the Dale Zentner websitre: (My pictures will appear in a separate post when she arrives.)

http://www.pinkgrapefruitfashions.com/2016/SoldDollPages_2016/SpringBeauty.html

Tessa ~ Spring Beauty

Tessa is Pure- Oriental skin ( DollShe colour Chart )

Tessa's dress is cotton with islet trim. It features hand beading around the neckline. Her necklace and earings are glass beads and crystal.The waistline is trimmed with lace threaded through with ribbon. Her hat is felt with silk flowers and ribbon.

Her eyes are "Eyeco-Platinum Series", her wig is "For My Doll" and her shoes were handmade by KZShoes- (leather with polymer clay heels)

Update - beauty and quality beyond words -