Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Year News

Okay so it's...almost March...but...it's still a new-to-me year!

I haven't been spending as much time with my dolls as I wanted to. Life keeps throwing curve balls. My computer died around Christmas, so I finally broke the piggy bank and got myself a pretty nice new one...but now I don't have any software to edit photos or videos with! We lost my grandmother last month, and nearly lost my uncle soon after. So...it's all a bit of a mess right now.

I needed my dollies! I brought them all in from the storage and they live in their box in here with me. There's not much space, but now I can take them out and make them clothing. A few new faces have joined since last year. Mostly, I am just getting reacquainted with the ones I already have!

If you follow my Instagram, you'll have seen many of these photos, but if not, enjoy!

Andrea and Anya have a comfy chat
Anya went all out for Halloween!
Snow Queen!

Mel shows off a new creation

A take on the Little Black Dress

A sweater dress made from a sock

Same sock, different sweater (and she's very excited about her new blue streak)

I made a dress from leftover scraps
Violet got a new look
Celeste got a whole new head!
Andrea and Mel went on vacation...
"We really...really need this vacation!"

On the plane

Where's our luggage?
...and returned with a new friend...

A new guy arrived...

And more keep showing up out of the storage pit, or ebay finds!

I even tried a little bit of makeup, just for fun, on this Flynn who needs some repairs anyway...I have plans for him! Muahaha!

I have much more to show, dolls I dug up, projects I've worked on (my old Stacie doll, Alexis, got rerooted and she looks like a mess!), but sadly no more pictures for now. Still, it was a pretty long blog post trying to get caught up from last year!

I'm so excited about winning Ms Brini's birthday giveaway! 

I hope life has been treating you all well!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Costume Shopping

I only have a few dolls out right now, but they wanted to try on some costumes since it's almost Halloween! They managed to find a few that they liked. (be sure to check out my Instagram for more pictures of their adventures!)

Andrea: "That dress is perfect on you Anya!"
Anya: "Thank you! You look amazing as well!"

Melody: "HI LADIES!"
Melody: "Do you like my costume? Saving lives is so sexy! Also this floaty thing has room for candy! The only downside is that I have to run everywhere in slow motion."
Anya: "Oooooh candy!"

Melody: "OH ANYA I LOVE THAT MOVIE sing the song!"
Andrea: Oh no...
Andrea: Now I'll never get it out of my head! At least Anya has a good voice!

Thursday, October 12, 2017


I've still been mostly unable to reach my dolls. It's been a sad, doll-less summer. But I have made a few doll purchases, despite my mostly-shut wallet. There were a few I just couldn't pass up!

This lovely lady was one of them.
     I also fulfilled a (slightly revenge-fueled) childhood doll dream and I'll be making a separate post about that as soon as I get some good pictures.

    Mostly what I've been doing to get my doll fix, however, is making profiles for my doll characters on a site called Charahub. It's free up to 100 characters, 10 pictures can be uploaded per character. It's awesome for story organization! There's a system in place for grouping, and another for linking characters and creating custom relationships between them to keep track. I have 85 characters to figure out the relationships between them, their backstories, their personalities, their names and occupations, everything, and it has helped immensely. It's even helped me flesh out some plot ideas!

    Being the somewhat overly-organized person I am, this site has been amazing for keeping me sane while I physically can't organize anything else in my life. Plus, I'll have a much better idea what I'm doing with my dolls when I actually start building physical sets someday.

Melody is not a morning person
        Instagram is where I'm doing most of my photo doll stuff for now. I have pulled out Melody, Andrea, and Anya for short adventures when I can do them.
    They're living in a tiny shelf cubby "studio apartment" with no furniture. It's not glamorous, but I guess it beats being stuffed into the doll storage box!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Introducing the Twins

     Hi, all! It's been quite a while since I last posted here, I know! I've had to put away all of my dolls this summer due to the heat and losing three air conditioning units in a row (whew, that was bad!). But I found a really sweet pair of dolls recently, and I couldn't resist grabbing a few photos of them with my phone...
"Hi, I'm Kasidy, and this is my brother, Avery! He's a genius, and also a doofus."
    Meet Avery and Kasidy! They're twins. Like most siblings, they're quite different, but they love each other just enough to torment each other constantly without really meaning harm. They live together, currently, while Avery works through his first year at architecture school and Kasidy works full-time at a popular amusement park.
    They both had today off, so they decided to take a break from studies and housework and go to the neighborhood park for some much-needed outdoor fun.
"Avery! I wasn't ready for that picture! Gimme that phone!"
"Hey, now I wasn't ready...!"
"Okay, now I'm ready!"
They're currently the only dolls I have out, and I don't have any other doll things (clothes, accessories, rooms, etc) so they may spend a lot of time outside this summer! Hopefully it won't be too long before I can dig their friends out of storage. 

My other news is, I now have an Instagram! I'm lightwavesdolls. I've never had a smartphone before, so this is very exciting!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

More Sparkle For A Rainy Day

     The last time I went to WalMart, they didn't have any new Sparkle fashions to catch my eye. However, I still had a few on the card leftover from several other shopping trips, so I decided that it was time to set them free. Of course, I asked for help from Lilu and Paige, our resident fashion models. They were more than happy to lend a hand and do a little photoshoot, despite the suboptimal lighting. They are definitely thinking "summer" thoughts, and they are ready for some fun in their wardrobe!

The outfits in question.
     Lilu went first. This outfit has a nice casual, summer look to it. I like the rolled detail on the pants.
     It fits her just fine, but she has a slightly thinner body than Barbie. The pants are a bit stretchy, however.
     Paige looked great in the next outfit. It's another I would not have chosen for myself, but actually worked well on the doll. I chose it for the skirt and broke my "rule" of not buying anything pink. I'm relaxing that rule a bit more now that I've built up my non-pink wardrobe a lot more!
     This outfit was slightly disappointing, as the top did not close in the back, even on Lilu. It will not fit a normal Barbie. The shorts are large and stretchy and fit just fine. It's such a cute little set, I wish it was just slightly larger. I haven't tried it on the Liv girls yet, but it will probably end up being theirs.
The final outfit was this interesting top that looks like a beach towel tied around Paige's waist. It has clear shoulder straps, so it doesn't slide right off!
    I'd love to see Sparkle get more summery with their clothes, maybe even put some swimwear out? Either way, it's always like a little treasure hunt when I get to the Sparkle box!