A few years ago I fell in love with a style of doll I found on the internet. Ball Jointed Dolls. I was fascinated by how they would pose and their beautiful faces. There were a few obstacles in purchasing these dolls. First the price was scary to me, also ordering one from outside of the USA, then just how do you order them. I was seeing buy this doll head, order this body. It was very confusing!
So I went to Ebay and found my first Asian BJD second hand! This was less stressful for me. I found an Iplehouse KID in the USA for a decent price. The sculpt I found was Irene. Irene is known as Shay at our house.
I was thrilled the day she arrived! I was hopeful on how she would pose, thrilled that I could change her look by changing her eyes and wig as well as her clothes. My excitement was short lived, I found that my doll was not super easy to pose she had some limitations in how her arms bend, standing on her own barefoot took patients on my part adding shoes made it a bit easier. I am now researching how to wire and suede to make her more poseable.
My next doll was again found on Ebay an Impldoll baby Gela sculpt. Her price was low that helped and she had elf ears and would be so fun to create new fantasy costumes for! She came to live with me in a leather warrior outfit, purple hair and lavender eyes. She has some posing limitations but for the most part I love how she is working out as a model for me. Gela is now called Rayne (Rain)
My next doll was found living in Spain with a facebook friend! A lovely tan Bambicorny Ciao Bella Judy Sclupt. I fell in love with her tiny features and large eyes. She is such a lovely little lady. She is a bit jumpy in posing but so pretty to look at. She will be wired also once I figure out the exact wire to use that will not damage the dolls. We call her Sasha here. Sasha lends a lovely look to the fashions I am working on and a touch of sweetness!
I have a new girl on layaway. Another dream doll who will be re-homed to Montana as soon as I can pay off the layaway! I will post more on her Soon!!