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Jujube keeps me company at work every day. Let's see what she does....
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This weekend I bought an Elfdoll tiny Winky, one of the original releases, with regular [as opposed to elf] ears. Here's a picture of what she looks like on the official site, but mine has a cuter faceup, with raised eyebrows and little freckles.

The Winky that I bought, whose name is Jujube, does not have any purpose in my amassment other than to be cute. I decided that she can be my at-work BJD, making me smile while I'm at my desk. Even though I already have non-BJD Junebug and her BJD Precious Little to keep me company, I can always use another, especially one as adorable as Jujube.

The technical definition of a jujube is "a cough drop of gelatin, sometimes made with berries from the jujube tree."
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Now she can sit down without getting a wedgie or having her pants fall down.Read more... )
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The pink hot pants and yellow stockings came in the mail today, along with Junebug's armbands. Sarah looks increasingly worried about the tackiness of this outfit, while Junebug thinks she is awesome for having bright pink armbands.

Regarding the status of this outfit, I think I'm slowly achieving meretriciousness. Needs more necklaces and some sort of belt, though.

EDIT: I have [hopefully] commissioned a waist cincher somewhere in the neon green to turquoise section of the spectrum. I have also purchased the Dollzone outfit at the link here [secondhand, so as not to support evil cheating BJD co.] with the intent of modding the top into a beautifully overdone vest.

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So I got Junebug some pants recently from the horseriding outfit set put out by Karito, but I really dislike the pants. They're very tight, and they keep slipping down when Junebug is sitting, which she does most of the time. I've been looking on and off for a maker of clothes for Karito Kids, but I haven't had much luck, since KKs are 21", not 18" like the hideous beasts from the depths of Hell American Girls. But I just found a maker who works with Karito Kids: Doll Clothes by Carole!! Look at the patterns available for overalls; I think that Junebug would find the red curduroy print simply fabulous! I just E-mailed her to see if she would make a pair of overalls for Junebug with extra-long legs, so Junebug can cuff them. Junebug will be so happy when she's not getting a wedige AND her underwear is not falling out.
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So today I went to Claire's Accessories, your neighborhood purveyor of tacky shit, and picked up some hair clips for my dolls and a necklace for Lola Paprika. Unfortunately, Junebug was a little too enthusiastic about modeling it.Read more... )
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Maria made Junebug a hat and a scarf, which she gave me at doll club yesterday, and Junebug is very proud of them.... Read more... )
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Went to doll club today. Brought Araminthe and her doll Petula. Araminthe went over very well, especially the contrast between her frothy outfit and her snarling expression.Read more... )

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I got a little Hello Kitty camera yesterday. When you look in the viewfinder, you see scenes of Hello Kitty that change when you click the shutter. Araminthe apparently has other plans for the camera.
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Araminthe arrived today! She's the first representative of B&G Doll [Boy &Girl Doll] that I've encountered, and I really like her. She has smooth even resin without mold lines, well-hidden double joints and perfect stringing. She stands and holds a multitude of poses right out of the box. I'm not going to even have to wire her arms!

Araminthe's headsculpt, the snarling Burrysa head, came with the bloody faceup, not the non-bloody one, so I guess she's a messy eater. Her default smoldering red eyes go well with the red and black tones used in her faceup, and the drips of blood outside her lips seem more stylized than realistic. As for Araminthe's head itself, it's very small compared to other 60cm heads, with fine, pointy features and harsh, flat planes. I think her expression is hilarious.Read more... )

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I always thought that Junebug's original outfit, with a skirt and tights, was impractical for all the activities she likes to do, so I finally got her some pants and an overshirt yesterday. Here she is in all her bright, non-matching glory.Read more... )
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What should Junebug, Sardonix and Sarah do?
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What kind of story do you think she is telling Noodge and Precious Little and the Rement bear?Read more... )
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J: "Lookit my toy butterfly!"
S: "Does it do anything?"
J: "It sparkles!!"Read more... )
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Here's Junebug reading The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. She likes morbid stories, especially on a stormy night. I used the burn/dodge tool to lighten her eyes, but the photos are otherwise untouched.Read more... )
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After she got home from Christine's, where she was getting a new faceup, Sarah immediately flopped down on my bed with a good book [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]. After she finished that, she saw that Junebug and Sardonix were reading Poe, so she told them about her favorite stories by him, "Ligeia" and "The Fall of the House of Usher." Junebug was deliciously creeped out; Sardonix was fascinated. Read more... )
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Here's a picture of Sardonix and Junebug enjoying Tales by Poe, one of the mini books that I purchased for my 1:3ers.Read more... )
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Behold her now with incorrect faceup, eyes and wig. Soon her head will be off to Arianne02 for repainting; she'll get some green eyes and brown hair [and pink hair!], and she'll be set. For now, we get some pictures. Lovely, fashionable outfit is by an42 or DollsAhoy.

Note to self: Get some 12 gauge wire for Sarah's arms. Read more... )
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Junebug: "Isn't it great up here? We can see everything!"

Sardonix: "Now we can lord it over the cats, mwah hah hah!"
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I'm buying a Souldoll Shiva G from the DoA marketplace. Her name is Sarah, inspired by Sarah from Labyrinth [dreamy, bookish and shy, but not as whiny or as stupid with her mouth hanging open]. She's coming with this outfit.

Right now I have conflicting ideas about how I want to set her up. [I usually paint and dress my dolls once, then keep them that way, unless they are Anneka, Will or Velvette.] Part of me wants to prepare her as Sarah from Labyrinth, with long straight brown hair, brown eyes, jeans, peasant blouse, vest and loafers. Another part of me wants to put her in green eyes, pink ponytails, my an42 pink and orange paisley dress, black and white stripey socks. Of course, the beauty of BJDs is that I can prepare her both ways, but I'm just trying to decide which look to invest in first.

Since I have the paisley dress and the stripey socks, I think I will go with the obnoxious pink look first!

As Sarah is coming with a wig, eyes and clothes [even though they are out of character], I don't really need to prepare anything for her arrival except some footwear. I sold all my BJD shoes when I got rid of Jareth, Frank and Jennifer because my remaining BJD, Sardonix, goes barefoot [and wigless -- very low maintenance!]. I hope to get Sarah some loafers from the DoA marketplace, barring that, some boring black boots. [At 8.3 cm long, Souldoll Zenith girls have big feet compared to other female dolls in the 70cm range, which makes shoe shopping hard.]

I'm also excited to report that I'll be moving my big dolls [all 2 of them, Sardonix and Junebug] this evening. They currently sit on the very top shelf of my tallest doll bookshelf in my bedroom. Above eye level, they are isolated and rarely admired. I'm transferring them to the first shelf of my bookcase in the living room. They will then be directly across the room from my chair, where I sit to use my computer and read. I will then look up and see Sardonix with her arms folded and Junebug with her happy smile and, soon, Sarah with her wistful expression. All three of them should make good friends.
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It was about 80 degrees F today and a little hazy, so we had a preview of summer out.Read more... )
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Junebug and Sardonix are eating sushi [soaps] that my sister gave me for my birthday.
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My sister gave me some fragrant soaps in the shape of sushi for my birthday in the hopes that my dolls could use them. Junebug and Sardonix obliged.Read more... )







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Today was sunny, with a high of 55 degrees F, so Junebug went to the park with me, where she successfully conquered a HUGE boulder!! ^_^ Read more... )
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Took a few pictures in Ann Laurie's lightbox at doll club today.  Read more... )
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Junebug came to my parents' house in Essex, VT with me this past weekend. Read more... )
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She likes clowning around. She makes me smile! I am continually impressed by the expressiveness and posing opportunities I can get out of her, even though she is not very articulated.

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I scrounged a backdrop of winter trees from the holiday decorating contest at work, so I tried to use it to mollify Junebug, who wants to go outside, but doesn't have a jacket [or at least a sweater!] or a hat. I won't let her go out until she's properly bundled up. She's not happy about that. Read more... )
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Note: The opinions of my dolls in no way reflect my own thoughts. :D

I did a quick photostory of Junebug just now. I think she's quite expressive for a doll who's not very poseable. Maybe I am just enamored with her cute face, but she seems more lifelike than those frightening American Girls. Maybe it's because she can tilt her head from side to side and up and down a bit. Read more... )
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Tuesday Morning, a discount store, recently got a shipment of KidsGive's Karito Kids dolls in. Originally priced at $100.00 and worth every penny, the KKs were discounted to an unbelievable $30.00, so of course I had to get one, especially since I'd been lusting over them for more than a year.

Maria from doll club delivered my KK, Ling from China, to me tonight, so, forthwith, my pictorial review. Read more... )

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