I got two more wigs from Amadiz Studio - these wigs are just gorgeous.
This is "Milady" in copper, modeled by Iplehouse Doria;
Doria is in the "glow" realskin resin and is wearing urethane eyes by EnchantedDoll Eyes. Her jewellery is by Lyanne.
My new Iplehouse EID woman is Lahela, in glow peach gold resin. This is a lovely warm colour which photographs beautifully;
Her wig is "Skyfall", which is a lovely silky blond with aqua streaks at the ends. Lahela aka "Lark" is also wearing urethane eyes by EnchantedDoll Eyes. Lark is wearing a silk crepe top made by me - I made a few of these over winter, to go with stretch jeans made by Lyanne.
Goodness me, has it really been that long? ... Yes, yes, it has...
Strangely, I feel that I've doing lots, but my Flickr account certainly doesn't reflect that... of course, it has been a miserable winter and spring this year, with seemingly endless rain from July right through to October. I didn't think it would ever stop, but the weather reluctantly (or so it seemed to me) starting clearing up in November, and the first and second days of December have been glorious - blue skies, sunshine and light breezes. At last!
But I have not been idle over the winter - I've picked up my crochet hooks and have been attempting to make some pretty things for my bigger dolls. I think it's been thirty years since I last crocheted anything...
The first thing I made was a bolero jacket in little flower motifs - actually for my HID Doria, but seen below on my friend Lyanne's SID Lahela. In fact, it doesn't quite meet at the front on Doria, but fits SID Lahela tolerably well except the sleeves are a little long. Still, that's the style nowadays, right?
Lahela is wearing stretch cotton jeans by Lyanne - again for EID so a little loose on Lahela, but still very attractive. Lahela has been posed and photographed by Lyanne, who is brilliant at it.
Doria has her outfit back, but has never been photographed in it. Poor Doria!
The cardigan took me about two weeks to make - all those itty bitty motif squares - but it did whet my appetite for tackling another crochet project. Which turned out to be a little more ambitious than I thought... a free-style crochet motif top for Fantasia Vivian, which will be the subject of my next post.
Doll meet! A couple of friends came over, and of course some of their dolls came for a visit too!
We always have lots of fun, and it's great to see their dolls.
Wow! Check out the legs on Helen's new HID Lahela!
Her beautiful Doria came too;
Lahela and Doria's clothing is by Iplehouse. Their shoes are by Paul Zhangby (ebay).
Lyanne brought along her FID couple Arvid & Stella - she has painted their faces herself - what a talented lady! I made Stella's sweater - it's a little too small for FID woman and looks better on a 16 inch Ficon fashion doll (it's from a Barbie knitwear book), and Arvid's sweater is by Lyanne's mom I think.
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.