Sunday, February 23, 2014

just a little update

Hi everyone! How have you been? It looks like I'm becoming a weekly blogger doesn't it lol.. It's on the weekends that I get a bit of time to post, as the hubs is around and the kids get more into his hair instead haha.. So I thought I'd quickly write about Lucy, and a new little girl who's up for adoption!

Well, actually Lucy came and went within the past week; I didn't even take as many pictures of her as I'd have liked to, in part because I've been feeling so terribly sleepy. There's sleep debt with the baby of course, but I've just had a revelation that I'm entering into that stage that precedes the big M: perimenopause, whee! Mood swings, headaches, fatigue -- I've even learnt that there's something called crashing fatigue! And then, plus the annual acrid, smoky haze wafting over on the breeze.. well, thank goodness for a bit of dolly goodness to cheer one up.

Here are Lucy's eyelids. Blythe eyelids are just as important as any other part of the customizing process -- some artists do amazing work on these tiny "canvases". The lashes are swapped out too -- Blythe stock lashes are just awful, stiff and poky.

And this is my new little girl, Ophelia! I love how dark she is, and a little melancholy, but sweet too. 

You see I couldn't quite get away from the whole Victorian/old world thing haha.. 

Ophelia is up for adoption in the shop now (though about 10 minutes ago a lady requested that she be reserved..). I'm off now to get the kids cleaned up -- catch up again real soon!

12 comments:

sonia said...

Stunning! Those eyelids!

Birdie said...

I know that fatigue all too well! I take my hat off to you though, I don't know how I could do it with little ones around!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

OHMYGOD...these dolls are the cutest things I've ever seen. They are so gorgeous and charming! I bet you're having a grand old time creating them.

I'm in the perimenopause period, as well, although my symptoms are quite subtle. Still, I can't wait till it's all over. The sudden hot flashes drive me batty!

Hope you're all doing well!

Jane Chérie said...

Wow your new dolls are incredibly beautiful! I like Ophelia's dark edgy side! Congrats on your success in customizing them!

Oh I feel so much the same as you do with the crashing fatigue! I just wished it would go away! My whole weekend was just a long exhausted feel. Two hours ago I started feeling better though! Have a great week!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

She's lovely doll...I hope you have a marvellous week, get some time for yourself when you can :) xx

Miss Val's Creations said...

The girls are so, so sweet! I love those floral eyelids. I hope you are able to work with your body's changes. Crashing fatigue does not sound fun!

Lady Lilith said...

They do have sweet faces. I like there big innocent eyes.

FASHION TALES said...

Such adorable dolls! Yeah, It's hard to keep up with life and the blog sometimes. hope you have a wonderful and productive week! :-) /Madison

Claudia Aguilar said...

I love the name Ophelia! Hope you are able to get more rest and feel better!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm just glad you're still blogging :) And you should just do it on a schedule that works for you. I switched to 3 days after I got ill and I've just stuck with it since it's been manageable. So amazed by the the beautiful work you do with your girls. It's no wonder they get adopted so quickly :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Magic Love Crow said...

You do amazing with these dolls! Truly stunning!!! Take Care ;o)

Libby said...

I cannot imagine how much work goes into making these dolls. What wonderful creations!

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