Fair Mio-kit face up

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Finally, FINALLY! I got my face up block broken, last Sunday I spent 6+ hours making this beauty. I feel like I got a new doll! :3 I like how she turned out, tough her lashes were not supposed to be violet… But after I made her violet eyelid lines… I was done for. Good thing I had really nice lashes for her. She needs a new wig, prolly black or violet or combination of them. I also put her on obitsu, might want her to have shorter one, but that was the only one I had available. (I wanted to put her in type 2 body, but the hole in her head was too small. I didn’t want to make it larger so…) Also her eyes should be more green, but on her I don’t really mind this more tealy color, it looks nice on her. :3

Well, without a further do, here is blind girl I made. I think her name is Milka (it was supposed to be Linnea…) after all. Hope you like her, at least I do! ^u^

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Summer Challenge~ Week 1

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Hi! There is a Summer Challenge in Finnish Pullip-forum, which originally is now 4th Summer, and first time I will participate. I don’t think I am able to take a picture daily, but at least 1 picture per week. Here is last week’s pics! ^w^

1/14 A) Paradis
Her eyes are green really, sadly they look blue with my cam and the lighting. I hope they will be correct on different lights…

1/14 B) Novis in flowerbed

1/14 C) Milka waving
Last one I edited the lips. The smile is stronger in the new Mio-kits, I don’t think it was as sharp in the old one. There isn’t even any make up in there, and it still looks like that! Oh well.

Street, Bouquet and Withered

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Hi again! Here is my newest Pullip dolls Street and Bouquet accompanied by Withered, who I have owned for years already. (She was actually a re-buy too.) Street I wanted to try, I could have always customized her if I didn’t like her, but I think she is better than I feared. The change of eyes definitely does it for me (she has yellow eyes normally), maybe adding/changing her eyeshadow (part of it is actually yellowing, she has very little of eyeshadow normally), but I don’t think she needs anything else. Maybe repair the eyeliner a bit, but these oldest Pullips were all handpainted, so the quality of the face up can be really poor. It isn’t bothering me as much I thought it could actually.

Oh, and her eyes… It was pain in the ass. Endless carving… The eyes normally have see-trough middle and a deep trail under the iris of the eyechip… So putting on new chips is not very bad. She did not have it, it was having pretty much straight line from the side to the middle part (pupil), very similar to blythe, except that there was about no trail on the side at all (blythe has small one). So i couldn’t pop out her eyes the normal way and carved forever to get the chips to fit her. They still don’t go as deep as I would like, but I got so fed up with it, I thought as long as it stays, it can be okay for now…

They were all made in 2003, and Street was one of the first 3 Pullips ever made, others being Wind and Moon. I currently own 5 type 1 bodied Pullips, all made on 2003, since the type 2 body was from 2004 onward. I have Squall (blank, needs face up) and customized Bouquet (she never had the face up, so this was the first time I actually saw a stock face up of Bouquet).

Bouquet I got, I was planning on getting another Withered to customize since I kinda don’t want to erase the current one I have. So when I saw this Bouquet for sale, I thought that she could make a perfect twin, who I could have the face up on (there is not really much to begin with, I could prolly just paint over her current one, it is all stock, she comes like this) instead. When I got them to compare, I knew my gut was right. She definitely does it, she even has longer hair and different side on her parting, the color being just slightly lighter than Withered’s.

Also the naming is kinda silly… My Withered, even the old one, since forever, has been Mugen Suru. I just got it in my head one day, and even tough Suru is also Finnish, her name wasn’t supposed to be so. So apparently one day I toyed with the word, thinking a name for the twin and… I got to Sugen Muru. I am too much into it, I find it very cute, Muru also being Finnish and meaning ”dear.” (Also a bit of something.) Since I usually call Mugen by that name, I found it funny that Muru would use the second name instead, if using just one of the names. Oh well… x3

I will have extra close ups on all of their make ups in the end of the post.

Lets start with a pic of all 3!

(The quality of this pic is not very good, but I didn’t take enough of them all together… ^^;;; )
And all the pics were taken in inside lighting, so…

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10 years anniversary! <3 (image heavy)

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Please check part 1, retrospect first!

So a lot has happened after I got my first 2 Pullip dolls. My collection has grown bigger and smaller, and bigger again and I have now a lot of different kind of dolls, not just Pullips. I have Bjds, Blythes, Azones and now even Monster High, Bratz and Barbie dolls (mostly my childhood Barbies tough). I have ”matured and grown” a lot as a doll collector and hobbyist, as with my taste and my skills on taking pictures, making face ups and clothes and wigs and so on. For example I didn’t like Blythes at first and I also hated Bjds, tough it was because i was frustrated I did not find a Bjd ”for me.” Currently the top3 of dolls I have most are Pullip, Bjd and Monster High.

But what about the first 2 Pullips, Cornice and Raphia? They have been sold, re-bought and don’t have stock face up anymore. Raphia is still named Sanika, but Cornice Frephina is now Proserpina. (Or Pina for short.)

But how they look nowadays? Sadly they are not in their final versions yet, as I got new smaller and right color bead-things for Pina’s piercings and I want to actually mod and carve Raphia’s mouth and teeth properly, but this is how they look currently, 10 years later! (And will look for a while since Raphia is not first in the line waiting for face ups… Like she has a face, I have prolly 20+ dolls waiting for face up now…)

But lets hop to the new pics now! ^3^

Cornice aka Proserpina is on the left. Raphia aka Sanika is on the right.

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10 years ago… (restrospect)

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…I just got my first Pullips. My first dolls. My first dolls as ”adult” collector. I lived alone, and I was 18.

This is the first part of this 10 years anniversary post, in restrospect.

Pullips, Raphia and Cornice. Bought from Pullipstyle at ebay, by my friend. She arranged it all, she ordered them and paid them with paypal and gave me tracking number. All I had to do, was to pay them for her.

It all started back in 2004 when I came across a Pullip doll online, Fantastic Alice. I felt instant love with this doll, but knew absolutely zero about them. I also was still underage and lived at home, so I dunno if I could have even afford it. By the time I got my first ones, she was already ”on the more expencive side”, and thus was not my first doll. I also used sweet lolita styled clothes sometimes, so Raphia and Cornice were a natural pick.

Then one day I came across with the dolls again and talked/showed them on irc for people and one of my friends knew more about them. She even had some and knew how to get and was a bit older than me, so she was more experienced in the field of international buying. She offered me to get the dolls, if I just paid them and I ofc said yes.
Later that year, end of the summer I think, I was visiting her and was able to admire her dolls. I remember I liked one particularly a lot and told her if she ever sold that doll, she should tell me. And I didn’t know then, but it was actually Fantastic Alice. I didn’t regonize her, she might have had different wig, I don’t remember it that well. But after that she actually sold her Alice. And I bought it. I got it so early, even tough I thought I would never got it. My grail. I paid it on layaway. But back to my first dolls.

Raphia I named Sanika and Cornice I named Frephina. They are cousins. I later sold both of them, but when I rebought them as same doll and character (with new face ups since before I only dared to do partial on them last time I had them, so this time I did them complete) and Frephina became Proserpina or Pina for short in the process. I also fell in love with the skintone of Cornice on some point, I like the olivy little tanned tone. (Venus also has this skintone.)

Here is the first pictures I ever took about my first 2 dolls. Even tough they are not technically the same dolls, they still are the same for me. Be aware that the picture quality is probably not very good. XD
The opening pictures and some of the first pictures were taken before I had access to a digital camera, and then you didn’t have much to see how your pictures turned out, not before they were printed out. It was also ofc more expencive so I didn’t have lot of pics. I was unable to locate the opening pics as physical copies, I should have had them, but maybe I lost them on some point when moving. So here is what we got:




Rest behind here: (Wearing old barbie clothes I had and made smaller for them in most of the pics.)
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Senior Meetup vol. 2 – Seniorimiitti

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This post is IMAGE HEAVY!

Hey! This has taken me forever to post again, but I finally have pictures from our meetup in southern/eastern Finland last year. But without a further do, lets get into the pics! (There is less than in the last one since it was almost winter already.)

Please note: all the dolls in the pictures are not mine, so remember that!

Lets start with group pics:

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Mini Pullips and Dal

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Please note: This post contains pictures of NUDE dolls.

Here is pics I took while I took informative pictures for Ayumi to use on her schoolwork for booklet for Kilala store (here in Finland). It should come online one day. So instead of taking just pics for her, I took some extra too. I will hopefully link it here when it is online.

The dolls in the pics:
-Little Pullip Rudolph – Riia (old)
-Little Dal Pisces – Ariel
-Little Pullip Hippopo – Hippo (new)

To the pics:

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Keeppi + Blog fixed

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So yeah, if you wonder why it has been so quiet here, it is because I have had the control panel of my blog broken. I had it work either showing my blog or the control panel only, so I chose to see the blog. Today I finally got it fixed after god knows many tries again.
So hopefully I will catch up and post some pics soon too. ^^

Also, take pics of keeppi/cape for Pullip I made before as part of Winter swap, for my swap partner. :) I have another one for myself in the making, but it has been so for looong time already… I like how it turned out, I had no pattern or guidelines, just made it.

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To the Sea

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If you thought the pics of last post took long to put up, you are wrong. Here is pictures from end of the summer, from a cruise trip I was on. Gosh. x_x;;

So I took one Monster High doll with me, Skelita, and took pics of her while on the trip. I really like the pics, tough it was quite challenging to try to take pics there. I was really happy and lucky for the weather tough, it was really nice. ^^

First it was windy, so the hair is everywhere. (Tough i like it on some pics, it creates movement.) Second, I had a chain on her leg while taking photos on the reeling, because I wanted to make sure she won’t fall. I should have planned this ahead, I crafted something I found on my bag on there. So it was huge, black wire… Also on some pics I hold the doll tight too… The sunny day was also bit tricky to take pics,so some are very bright or white. And not to mention people staring at me… XD
(Also some pics have the circle, ignore it, I had something on the lence and i didn’t notice it until i got the pics on my comp…)

Either way, to the pics now:

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Rin opening~

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Hi! I ordered Rin Hoshizora (by Azone) in January this year. Little did I know, it was going to be a lot longer wait than I was ever ready for. She was supposed to come out in May. I sat on the money, because Amiami charges it when it arrives. Well, wait tenses up. I wanted to order something to go with her, but their ordering system was really unfriendly to customer in my opinion. I couldn’t order the things to go with her, of course after it got delay it was good i did not, but I had more trouble with them than I thought I would. I was pissed too since they didn’t apologize or anything, tough at least they told me she was delayed. For 3 months. Of course this (the delay) is not Amiami’s fault, but I didn’t like how they handled the customer service. I was not ready for the waiting. I didn’t know Azone could fuck it up that much.

I have waited long times before. First super long wait was 6 months, when the doll was supposed to get ready for shipping after 1 month, 2 at max. It was Custom House and they had sales that were cheap in price, I guess they underestimated the amount of orders they would get. Needless to say that sucked ass too. Second and my longest before this, was from Soom, before they fixed their chedule. It was my first Soom order, and needless to say it sucked too. That was 7 months. I even got a doll shipped from them before, who was ordered 2 or 3 months later, from the same company. Well I am glad they fixed the schedule, because long waiting times suck.

But back to Rin. Well, it didn’t end there. On August, they had another delay, of 1 month. Same thing on September. I really started to crack up by them. Then FUCKING FINALLY they got it. And the sitting ended, I paid it, and the doll was shipped. It still took time and went on November and then I finally got her. I was worried the whole thing would make me unable to like her and all, since long waiting times have sucked my bond with some dolls before, because there was so much negativity before I got it. Thank god it didn’t happen with Rin, she is the cutest thing ever. ♥

But let’s dig in with the opening pics, she will also model with the new outfit I knitted before she came (for Monster High tough, fitted her too), so showing kinda handcrafts too. ^^
Also don’t mind the crappy inside light, the sun had set long before I got home with her to open her… ._.;;;

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Bulbasaur, Kirby and butterfly handcrafts

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Hi again! I have some crafts to show this time. Bulbasaur ones are from last year, I gave them for sis as git, but forgot to take pics of them. ._.;;; So here they are now. Others are done this year, summer/autumn. I will try to post doll posts soon, I have a lot of pics ever since August but still haven’t got them ready for blog. >_>;;; Well, one day…

There is:
-Bulbasaur tipless mittens (rannustimet/kynsikkäät)
-Kirby purse (kukkaro)
-Butterfly bag (perhospussukka)

Let’s start with Bulbasaur:

Basically half mittens, but since they only show your nails/fingertips (are more warmer, but you still have the ability of using your fingertips) I all them tipless/nail mittens.

Knitted with acrylic yarn. Bulbasaur’s head done while doing the whole mitten, the details done after, by hand copying the loops. Design is mine, I had no pattern or whatsoever as base, I also knitted it myself.

Close up of the details.

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