Monday, November 29, 2010

OOAK Custom #45 ~ Magnolia is SOLD and moved to Australia :)

Introducing Magnolia

Magnolia's coloring was inspired by Magnolia flowers. I hadn't really panned to make her into an xmas girl, but her hair is so incredibly white and fluffy like snow and the holidays are coming up so I guess she fits right into the xmas theme :)

I put a lot of love and time into making this doll and I hope she finds a wonderful home!

Happy Holidays from Magnolia and GBaby xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Commissions are Closed possibly permanently

Unfortunately I've decided to close my commissions list and I'm not sure that I will be re-opening in the future. The final list includes only the names that are numbered, and a couple others who I had arrangements with. I am so sorry to all the people who have left lovely comments and requests to be added in the future. I can't tell you all how happy and flattered I am that so many of you would like customs from me, but at the moment I have totally got my hands full and it will be that way for quite some time. I hope everyone will understand :(

But the good news is that I will still be making dolls for sale in between my commissions so keep a look out for them :)

Thanks so much and take care!

hugs hugs

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Zella is SOLD and moved to Colorado :)

Finaaaally.. my sweet tooth vamp is all ready to go in search of a new home! I have been working really hard on this project for about a month now and I am so happy to see her complete. I never really had a plan for what I wanted to do with her from the beginning. I just knew that I wanted to try making a vampire so I gave it a go, and everything seemed to fall into place after that. Now here she is, and she turned out exactly the way I envisioned in my brain! ha ;)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Commissions Closed again, for now..

Hi everybody!

I am closing the waiting list again as of today August 28th 2010. I really would like to finish a bunch of my commissions before I re-open. If you're interested in being added in the future please leave a comment on the waiting list page with your contact info (ie: flickr username or email, etc) : click here ..... I hope you all understand!

If you contacted me in the past about a commission and I have not added you yet or responded please let me know. I erased a ton of my old FMs from flickr so I have no idea who had contacted me in the past few months, but if we have spoken before I will get you right onto the list even though it is currently closed :).... Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you so much for your patience!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Price Changes for 2011

Hello all!

Starting the new year 2011, I'll be making changes to the prices of reroots and the full faceup.

New price for reroots (labor only) - $170 instead of $150

New price for full faceup (includes all carving, all makeup, eyelashes) - $90 instead of $80

I apologize to everyone whom I just recently added to the 2011 list for not mentioning this beforehand! I hope it is not an inconvenience to anyone.

Thank you so much!!! :)


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Important New Info Regarding All GBabies

Hello All!

In an effort to make sure that all my dolls are as perfect as they can be, I am offering free ONE time services for retouching of makeup and/or fixing, cleaning of all GBabies... This is directed more towards earlier customs of mine since the quality of my work has gotten a lot better since then, but all of my dolls are welcome to these free services if need be. Btw, this offer stands for any one time in the future no matter how far ahead that may be. It does not expire! :)

- Fixing any makeup that needs retouching,
- fixing scratches
- Retouching mohair reroots if hair has fallen out
- Mohair wash and conditioning
- Mohair styling
- I will also fix things that break, but depending on what it is or how it broke there could be a small cost if I need to buy a replacement piece.

Please Note:
Customers are responsible for the shipping costs.

Other non-free services to consider
If you have an older custom of mine and would like a complete new look for her I will consider it if I think they doll would be better off with a new look :)... customer would pay for a whole new faceup. $110 for basic, and $160 for advanced
- Replacing eye chips for hand painted: $15 (discounted)
- Custom pulls: $10 (discounted)

- Adding or replacing eye lashes: $5

If you are interested, or have any questions about what specifically may be included as a free service please contact me via flickr or directly at to be added to the retouching list.

Thank you soooooo much!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My mom's Etsy shop Marie B Designs!! ;D

My mom has been working on some awesome creations for Blythe, the main thing she's making is kimonos for now, but I think it's great because I never find any and I'd love to have some, her's are so unique and super fun! I hope she can give me the daughter discount: FREE!! haha.. just kidding. Well, finally a few weeks ago she opened her own Etsy shop!! GO MOM!! yeaaaaaa! ;D I am so proud of her!

I'll be doing the updates on my flickr since she is not very active on flickr. But please feel free to check out her shop. link below:

We will be doing another update with a couple more kimonos available. probably next weekend around March 13th or so.. will update later when I know for sure.

Here are some of the lovely creations she has made:

thank you so much for looking!!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

HOW TO fix over carved lips or gauges

Above are the results of using this method.

1. over carved lips before. you can see the holes go straight through the faceplate

2. after the melted plastic mixture was applied

3. the result of Billie's re sculpted lips :)

Hello all!

*** First, a special THANKS to mabelcakes on BK who told me about this method ages ago! you rock ***

a while back I tried this MEK method to fix my first blythe Billie's over carved lips and I posted this info in my flickr stream as well as some other places. I've gotten a couple emails in the past and recently, asking how exactly to go about doing it so I decided to post the steps here :)

PLEASE NOTE: I would only suggest trying this method if your doll is SEVERELY damaged or severely over carved, because it's not going to completely make these things perfect again or even back to normal. But it does help the damaged area to look a little better.

MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) is an industrial strength cleaning solvent, or heavy duty paint remover, such things like that, ok honestly I dont really know what it's used for I just know it's heavy duty. You can buy it at a hardware store. Here in the US I bought mine at Home Depot and it only comes in large quantities like half a gallon and up. actually I felt so strange when I went to the hardware store to buy this big ass can of dangerous chemicals for my DOLL and I only really needed to use a couple drops!! hahahha...

So basically, let's say your girl has over carved lips and you want to fill in the hole and start over. here is the steps to do this:

1. you need the plastic Takara pull ring preferably from the same doll so you can have the same complexion.. you'll also need two tiny glass jars or something like clean baby food jars.. it must be glass not plastic.. and the last thing you'll need is a toothpick. and I would suggest doing this outside or in the garage or somewhere that you wont damage anything if the MEK spills.

2. you take the pull ring and shave a bunch of pieces however much you think you'll need to fill in the damaged area. You can use an xacto knife to do this. Then put the shavings into one of the jars.

3. Pour a small amount of MEK like a teaspoon worth or not even that much into the 2nd jar.. you are only doing this so that you don't have to carry that big ass can of MEK and try to pour tiny drops from that.. ok, so now you have the one jar with the MEK and the one jar with the shavings.

4. Take your MEK and add only a couple drops one at a time into the jar with the shavings. You really don't need much of this stuff it is very strong. Once you add the drops, the plastic will begin to melt and become a tacky/sticky mixture, you want to mix it a little bit with the toothpick to help it dissolve. It happens quite fast and it will also begin to harden not too long after it melts so you really need to work fast.

5. Once your mixture is all melted you take the toothpick and grab small amounts of the mixture and place it onto the damaged area filling in the holes or gashes or whatever it is that you're fixing. It does not have to be perfect but you kind of want it to maybe smooth it out and make it neat so that you have minimal work to do afterward.

6. Once you've filled in the damaged area you MUST let it dry for at least 24 hours. It is very important NOT to touch it, sand it, or re carve the area until it is completely dry. If you don't allow it to dry all the way the plastic will be crumbly and soft and you wont have a good result.
I made the mistake of trying to carve my doll only an hour after applying the mixture because it "looked" dry but it actually was not, I then ended up having to do it all over again and wait.

7. After it is dry then you can sand the area down with sand paper and if it's for the lips, then you can start to re carve the lips very gently. Keep in mind that the area you filled in with the MEK is a lot more fragile now than normal because basically it is broken down plastic, so you have to be really careful when re carving.

Whew!!! It's a lot of info and might sounds like a lot of work but honestly it's really simple! haha..

NOTE: Please do not re use the jars for food etc. I would throw away the jars that were used to do this and any other utensils you used, to be safe.

Ok I am pretty sure that's it, but if anyone else who has done this wants to add something or if you think I have something wrong please please let me know so I can edit this. It's been a long time since I tried this method so I am only going by my own memory.

Thank you so much for reading this and I hope it will help some of you who have really damaged dolllies but PLEASE pleeeeease be careful when using this chemical it is very strong and dangerous, and I dont remember but I'm sure it's also a fire hazard.. and remember to wash your hands and keep it out of reach from babies and etc etc... I'm sure you know all that stuff :) smooches!!


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Changes in Pricing

Hi everyone!

Lately I've been editing my price list. Since I 've only recently started offering commissions I'm still figuring out the "right" price for things and you may notice some minor changes to my pricing here and there, but nothing too drastic I promise!

Today I changed the cost for hand painted eye chips from $10 each to $18 each because I'm realizing that it takes a lot more time and patience to make them than I had originally thought!

BUT I wanted to point out that if we have exchanged emails already you do not have to worry about any new pricing, it would be whatever we had initially discussed :)

Thank you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Important Changes Regarding Mohair Reroots

To make it easier and less confusing I have edited my rates for mohair reroots and taken out the cost of the hair. Now the price reflects the labor only and if you want a mohair reroot you have to purchase the hair at least 3 weeks prior to your commission, as it does take a very long time to prepare. I do have a mohair supplier and will help you find exactly the type of mohair you are looking for so you dont have to actually go and look for it yourself. :)


A quick pic of Lili's eye chips for Natasja!

These custom realistic style eye chips were created by Ana Karina.

I am finally getting around to taking photos of the gorgeous eye chips Ana sent me for Lili. Thank you Ana they are fabulous! Sorry, but these pics are awful and so yellow.. indoor lighting is the worst! Lili still looks gorgeous though :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hello and Welcome!

I decided to create this blog so I would have a place to put my price list, waiting list, updates, and any other interesting stuff about my customs in a more detailed fashion other than posting all this stuff on flickr.

This blog might be a little plain looking until I can figure out what I'm doing and how to use html.. etc... haha

Thanks for visiting!