Sitting across the bar, staring right at her prey
It's going well so far, she's gonna get her way
20th-Mar-2014 11:32 pm - Finally... some doll news!
teenythings: Beautiful artwork by Kazuko Taniguchi (Little sprite)
Thanks to school pushing me beyond my capacity to deal, I got myself a doll.

I've wanted this Jasmine for ages, and I had $20 sitting in PayPal.

She'll arrive in the mail within a few days! I can't wait! :)
22nd-Sep-2013 07:23 pm - Disney ladies (and suchlike)
teenythings: Beautiful artwork by Kazuko Taniguchi (Esmeralda)
Unrelated to my prior entry, but still relevant: I've been rekindling my love of Disney dolls. I used to have quite a few when I was a kid. My mother, sadly, threw out all of my dolls when I was twelve because she thought I was too old for them. I still don't really know how to explain how that made me feel; I asked where they were when I came back from my grandmother's and she said "gone." When I continued to ask about them she became angry. Finally she snapped and said she'd thrown them out because I was too old for those childish things and needed to grow up.

(Whatever, mum!)

Here I am, 24, and I still love playing with dolls. Fuck the opposition!

Kalli's been gifting me Disney Princess dolls here and there. She got me a Sparkling Princess Belle after some rather awful dentist appointments back in 2010. Belle's my favorite, followed closely by Mulan and Pocahontas. Esmeralda's also a favorite, though not a princess. (She's in her own category, really. I love her. She's my favorite-favorite.)

Anyway, I don't think I'll be getting the dolls I used to have. A couple of them are rather expensive, but that's not really what's stopping me. I've, instead, found versions I like even better. The Disney Store put out some really nice stuff from 2010 onward, so if you're similarly into Disney Princess go check it out! What's not actually on the Disney Store can be found on eBay, and oftentimes for quite reasonable prices (constant vigilance)! There's face-screening comparisons on Flickr, too, and just ... did you know they made a Vanessa doll? Ursula, with Ariel's stolen voice? She's a gorgeous doll. Pretty, but creepy in just the right way. It's a shame she's from a deluxe collector pack. I hope they release her individually within the next few years because that's just neat. I hope they do some Esmeralda dolls too, or at least one. She's not one of their standard princess lineup girls but she's still Disney, and still a wonderful character.

That's all for now, I suppose, but ... yeee, Disney girls!
14th-Sep-2013 07:23 pm - Rosetta came home + customizations
teenythings: Beautiful artwork by Kazuko Taniguchi (Darcy's trouble)
I'm a sucker. I got Rosetta while I was out at Walmart with Alisha earlier today. She was $11.99, where could I go wrong? ;) Kalli has their fashion packs on the way too; life's going to be nothing but fairy fun.

Under here! )

Besides fairies, I've been trying to work through a rather gigantic backlog of projects. I dug out my Esmeralda doll Kalli got me as a gift several years ago. She arrived with rather frizzed-out hair so I did a light boil-perm in an effort to relax it. This worked, but obviously left her with rather straight hair instead of the bushy waves she's got in the movie. I've been meaning to re-do her waves for years so...

...tonight was the night! )

I hope this works! I've had spotty success with boil-perms over the years. I'm rather suspicious that the altitude in Colorado Springs threw off some of my experiments, but quite a few 'errors' were definitely my fault. I've yet to melt anyone, but I did manage to give my witch CAM ringlets not unlike Shirley Temple .......... x.x (The look didn't suit her.) That's her wig beside Esmeralda, actually. I'm giving that one another go with larger curlers. I wanted big whorls, not ringlets.

Pictures tomorrow if all goes well! If my experiments fail, well.... back to the pot they'll go, I expect.

Esmeralda rather sadly has an old clacky 90's body. I keep forgetting to take her with me when I go places, but next time I'm out at shops that stock jointed Fashionistas I'm hoping to find a skintone match. They'll be getting switched, 'cause I love Esmeralda and it'd be great if she fit a wider variety of clothing. I'll miss the flat feet (for her personally) but, well, joints and clothes trump feet.
12th-Sep-2013 02:06 pm - Jakks Pixies
teenythings: Beautiful artwork by Kazuko Taniguchi (Little sprite)
Up until a few days ago I didn't think I'd be interested in any of the Disney Fairies. Disney and Jakks Pacific have been making them for ages but the lack of joints (and therefore limited poseability) turned me off from bringing any of them home. Quite a few of them had adorable faces, though! I remember seeing Spike back in Colorado Springs and thinking "if only they had joints..." 'cause she was a cutie, but well ... now Jakks is doing joints! These guys are wonderful, although I've been finding their wings to be rather flimsy. Poor Silvermist's wings have scratches down one side from being packaged. I felt the rough edging when I was deboxing her, but it's hardly noticeable in photos.

Pictured above: Tinkerbell, Silvermist, and Periwinkle (Tink's frost fairy twin). I've seen The Secret of the Wings and much more recently The Great Fairy Rescue so it's cute, having these girls hanging around. I might eventually get Rosetta too, but these girls came first because Kalli's been wanting a Tink and Peri set for ages (and those two were for her) and I've always found Silvermist to be adorable (and smart/resourceful) in the movies.

Jakks Pixies

(Planning on playing around with some of these girls and their outfits in a bit!)
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