Friday, January 31, 2020

Marina the Mermaid

Some of you might remember that when I first introduced the seasonal fairies, I had a pale, wig-less Ariel chosen to represent summer.  However, when it came time to start pairing the fairies' wigs and outfits, I noticed that the green wig I'd chosen for Ione didn't match her dress.  However, the green wig was an uncanny match for the sea-green factory eyes of wig-less Ariel!  That wig and that doll were clearly meant to be together.

In addition, something about the ocean-like shade of the eyes and wig made me think of mermaids.  I was reminded of the dreamy, muted-color scenes at the beginning of the movie The Shape of Water. Also, the doll has the Ariel face mold, which always makes me think of The Little Mermaid.

In any case, I set the green-eyed Ariel (and her wig) aside and finished the seasonal fairies with a different doll and a different wig.  I also sent a message to Julie Kelly of Fairy Tale Blessings to ask if she would be willing to design a mermaid costume for a My Twinn doll.  To my delight, Julie said yes!

So, I'm back today to share my first (and probably only) mermaid with you!  I named her Marina, which means "from the sea:"

2001 My Twinn doll with the Ariel face. 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Poppy of the Prairie

Hello again! As you might remember from a few months back, I intended to include a few less expensive fairy dolls as part of my last collection.  I still intend to do that, but I've run into another snag with the outfits.  So, while my hero Julie Kelly works on a solution for me, I figured I'd finish up some dolls who have been sitting around for quite a while.

The girl who I'm sharing today is a doll I've had since last summer--just after I started this blog, in fact.  She's a pale Denver Caitie who came to me looking like this:

My Twinn Caitie from 1999.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

And the Winner is...

Thank you to everyone who was interested in Serafina!  I really love giveaways and hope to do them more often this year.  There were 18 entries to win Serafina, and I used a random name selector from Teach Starter to pick the winner.

Next time I'll probably have to limit the giveaway to registered accounts--just to avoid multiple entries from one person.  I have no reason to think that happened this time, but it just occurred to me that it was possible.  I hate to exclude people, though, so if anyone has a good idea for how to fairly include anonymous accounts, I'm all ears!

Here we go...

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Nearly-Free Serafina

Happy new year!  I've been taking a very long and indulgent break from doll-making these last few months, and it's been fantastic.  However, I'm starting to feel antsy and am ready to get back to work!

I actually planned to post this particular doll before Christmas, but things got away from me and the doll put up a significant fight.  As usual, I'll tell you all about it.

This was meant to the the third doll in the series of Grab Bag Girls who would get to wear casual outfits from Fairy Tale Blessings (the artist who made the fairy outfits).  She's a 2003 girl with creepy eyes, a pale skin tone, and the Catherine face mold:

A 2003 My Twinn doll with the Catherine face mold.