Cassie’s preorder “Gift” outfit and WIP updates

Hi everyone!

Just a little update for you.  

During Preorder I offered a surprise gift outfit to all those that paid in full for their Cassie.

I'm finished with the designing and sewing of the prototype and wanted to share it with you.

The outfit will include:

  • Netted underskirt
  • Cotton overdress with ribbon and daisy side accent
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 pair of footless socks
  • Panties

Anyone who ordered a fullset Cassie will also receive this outfit as well as the fullset outfitt

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I'm just waiting for the finishing touches, buttons etc to arrive in the mail to finish off Cassie's fullset clothing options. Why am I always waiting for buttons? LOL

It's really hard to find just the perfect ones.  When they arrive I'll take final pictures of the fullset options and collect everyone's choices.

LILY

Lily is on her way to the factory for molding and casting her samples.  I don't expect to have sample dolls until about the middle or end of February and then I will doing some fullset designs for her before she is available for preorder. I have some great goodies planned for her. 

I am thinking preorder might be about the end of March

Checkout these little overall prototype I designed for her, complete with teeny tiny buckles.

They are way too cute!

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NEXT………

My next doll in the works is an MSD sized girl. I started her sometime ago and put her aside. She's been poking me to pick her up again.

I will be starting a WIP (work in progress) post for her soon. I have neglected to take pics of the early process but I'll make up for that with a ton of progress pictures.  I guess a post is going to mean a name for the new girl….hmmmm, I'll think on that one.

I'm sure she'll let me know soon enough!

 

Cassie’s Measurements

  Cassie measurements

CASSIE'S MEASUREMENTS

Head circumferance: 9" – 23cm

Height: 22" – 56cm

Bust: 8.25" – 21cm

Under bust: 7" – 18cm

Waist: (around belly) 11" – 28cm

Hip: (widest point) 15" – 38cm

Thigh: 7" – 18cm

Shoulder width incl arms: 4.25" – 11cm

Arm length: 7.25" – 18.5cm

Foot: 6.5cm long, 3cm wide

**Cassie fits a stretchy 8-9 wig or 10" non stretch wig, and 14MM eyes**

 

Cassie gets ready to come home

Thanks to everyone that purchased Cassie at her preorder.  

It was great to see those that had followed her progress from the beginning

and also some new friends.

Cassie has been ordered at the factory and should be shipping to me about mid January.

 

Now comes the next leg of work when I sew the final fullset outfits

and take pictures of the wig options.

I will email those that ordered fullsets by December 15th to finalize thier choices.

 

I hope when Cassie gets home you will all love her as much as I do 🙂

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Cassie kicks up her hooves

With preorder coming up soon for Cassie (Nov 8/13) I've been playing with her hooved legs.

Cassie's preorder page will be up and running, Friday Nov 8th/13 at 12:01am

 

Here's some pictures of them painted up to match her outfit.

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And a few of her with blank hooves

 

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AND the final pictures before preorder, Cassie as a fantasy faun

 

 

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Cassie Preorder update

Sample dolls of Cassie will be shipping to me from the factory this week

When she arrives I'll do a faceup and photos. 

She should be ready to start a preorder on about Nov 1st

 

I plan to offer Cassie with a few different options (pricing from $699.99 to $800.00)

 

 

 

 

* Blank with human legs only

* Blank with human and hooved legs

* Facedup with human legs

* Facedup with both sets of legs

 

 
All dolls will come with eyes, certificate of authenticity with original artwork of Cassie by the very talented Mjusi,
padded shipping bag, doll box, shipping box

 

I am also offering a layaway plan of 3 equal payments placed over 3 months

 

***A gift of a custom designed outfit will be given
to those that pay for thier doll/s in full at preorder 

 

Cassie will be limited to 30 dolls for this order with only 25 being sold at preorder.

(I may offer her at a later date in a different resin color)

I will be customizing the other 5 dolls for sale at a later time as artist fullsets.

 

I will also be taking a month after the doll samples arrive to design and sew some outfits for Cassie that will always be available on my site.

I will post the link to the preorder page and faceup pictures when they are ready

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all that have been following Cassie's progress you make this incredible journey even more special

Biggest of Dolly HUGS,

Rhonda

Cassie : Sculpting / Work-in-progress (the story so far!)

 (Part 1)
Hi all,

I was lucky enough to spend the past few months in Mexico, where I was able to find a wonderful little creative space on the beach. This is where my new little wood elf Cassie unveiled herself to me.

She is on her way to being whole, and I have found a love in sculpting through her.

I am working now on drafting her a body, which is going to be a bit unusual, yet suiting to this wonderful little creature.

Although I have just arrived back in Canada, over the next few months I'll plan on re-filling my suitcases with clay and other dolly goodies, and then return to the beach in February to finish Cassie, and if all goes well, will possibly do a second sculpt! (either SD or Yo-SD size).

I'm sorry I haven't been posting as often lately, but promise to post new updates as I have them from now on! 🙂

Since our e-store here on the website is a bit of disarray right now, I'll be posting some goodies on eBay very soon.

 

 

Cassie Wood Elf – BJD Sculpt – Work In Progress – Part 2

April 26, 2012

Well here I am, I never made it back to Mexico, but instead moved my house and studio. Everything is settled now, though I did leave alot of sculpting tools and clay in Mexico — thinking I was returning there right away to get back to work on Cassie.

I have since found that some of the best tools are homemade ones, and Cassie is once again on her way to being whole.

I have her body drafted and start today to sculpt. I'll be shaping a styrene core and sculpting over that in paperclay. I sculpted Cassie's head in polymer clay because it's easy to work detail into and holds its shape well.

After sculpting the head I found myself with no oven or way to bake/cure the clay conventionally. So, for any of you that have ever wondered about boiling polymer clay, I can attest it works wonderfully! At first I panicked, because now I had this fragile sculpt that I was very happy with, threatening to squish if I dared try to transport it back to Canada in it's raw state.  I was armed with a one burner hotplate and a small enamel pot, so off I went into the front street that was comprised of flattened stone and huge craters…mostly craters, to find the perfect sized stone for the bottom of my pot.

I eventually found a couple under the guiding light of my cell phone, because I usually choose the oddest times to do things.

After adding enough water to cover the sculpt as it sat atop the stone, I cranked the heat up to bring it to a gentle boil for 15 minutes and then left the head in the water til it cooled, checking it periodically to make sure it hadn't slid from it's perch.

Once cooled I removed the head, happy to find it solid as a rock, no cracks …perfectly cured and no fumes!  All of my future polymer sculpts will be boiled. YAY!

Oh yes……I recommend NOT doing anything as crazy as this without first testing on just an old lump of scrap clay 🙂

 

 

May 14/2012

Cassie has had me all to herself the past couple weeks and we are making wonderful headway.

Phew am I glad she practically sculpts herself cause I have no idea what I'm doing LOL!

The rough body sculpt is finished, and over the weekend I will work on detailing her upper torso and fleshing out her arms, as well making shoulder joints and elbows so I can string her upper body.

I'm anxious see her start to come to life :)

 

 

Part 3

Cassie Wood Elf – BJD Sculpt by Rhonda/CreamSoda BJD – Work In Progress
 

Hi all,

Well here we are, soon to be a year since Cassie began to emerge from her lump of clay.

I have been so busy with faceups and fullsets this past year that Cassie has been getting little bits and pieces of time when I could find them.

Since my last update for May/2012, I have made her breasts smaller and done some refining in the upper torso and done a lot of adding, carving and sanding to her belly.

I wanted this extra joint for Cassie, it’s been quite a bit of extra work, doing and re-doing to get it working right and smoothly. By the end of the day I am usually covered head to toe in white clay dust.

Cassie’s rather rotund bottom sits atop sturdy thigh joints which I am so far very pleased with. They have wonderful mobility and these along with the 2 torso joints are going to give this girl such life…..I can hardly wait to play with her!!

The next undertaking will be the rough work for the elbows and knees
Thus far I am planning 19 points of movement, a cute little outie belly button and feet with 4 toes.

EEeeee, so excitingggg!

This girly makes me want to sculpt 24/7

SOoooooo…..

Cassie got her start in Mexico and I think she really likes it down there so I have booked us tickets and we’re packing the bikinis.
Well she is…I don't quite fit into mine anymore LOL.

So after the first week in November I will have regular progress updates
(I promise)

So check back often to watch her evolve.

PS. Cassie is my first BJD sculpt and really I am pretty much winging it with Cassie’s guidance. So feel free to make comments and suggestions if you like.
If you see me using a butter knife when I should be using a screw driver, not to worry ….it happens lots in my studio 🙂

Updated pics here:

 

 

Part 4
 

Well Hello There, Hola, here I am still kickin' and enjoying the sun and sand in Mexico again!

My agenda is sculpt, sculpt,sculpt.

When I was here last I started work on Cassie (SD) as well as 3 other sculpts and put them all away in a dark, rather large box for the trip back to Canada where they sat for some time with the exception of Cassie coming out for a little one on one time when I could get to her.

Once back in my studio my days were packed with faceups and full sets for some great customers, but no time to sculpt.

With my sanding needing to be done outside there is no possibility of that happening in the frigid Alberta winter so my husband packed me and the girls up and sent us on our way for a six month stay. How great is that! Yep, I know what you're thinking right now….but I'm pretty sure there is only one of him out there and he's all mine 🙂

He loves the dolls as much as I do and is anxious to see the girls all come together. It's so exciting to see them little by little gain their individual personalities.

I arrived about 3 weeks ago found a wonderful little casita in the midst of a ton of banana trees, an amazing creative workspace. I knew right away it would be where the girls would come to life!

Next on the list was an internet connection….hmmm not the easiest task without Spanish beyond asking for the washroom LOL.

I was able to find a vendor on the beach that volunteered to take me by the shop and be my translator, YAY!

We got that task done and the crew of 2 arrived 10 days later in the dark armed with ladders and tools to wire my little place. Me being used to how things are done in Canada was surprised to see them ready to work late in the evening and they quickly had the wires laid and just like that I was online about an hour later. Who knew.

The next important thing was a work table, which I needed made for me the right size to fit through the door so I could wheel it inside off the terrace at night. Well I tell ya my Charades and Pictionary came in very handy when I found a little carpenteria. For $120 my table was built and delivered 10 days later, I'm sure 10 must be the magic number down here.

Very sturdy and well made I couldn't be happier with the new table. Excited I promptly loaded up the table with all my goodies, and thought to myself….
"ok now let's see if my measurements were right and this will fit through the door"

That's when I realized that the castors didn't rotate and they were on facing the wrong direction, haha my Pictionary skills weren't that good after all. Come to think of it , I usually lost badly at that game.

Soooo, I unloaded the table, called a friend with a screwdriver, the problem was quickly remedied and the maiden voyage was successful….woohooo it fit through the door.

The weekly artwalk was that evening so off I went to mingle and celebrate my victory!
While scoping all the beautiful wares from talented artists of the area I happened to notice a box full of the cutest little puppies wanting to be adopted.

I can imagine you already know how that story ended 🙂

Yep, you guessed right, a 6 week bundle of mischief came home with me and he was named "Raza"

The little guy is learning English and I am working on my Spanish, I can tell you he is learning much faster than I am

We take frequent play breaks and he is happy to curl up on my feet when I work, the perfect relationship. It makes me miss my husband, he likes to do the same thing 🙂

Now that I have everything I needed, including Raz it's back to work.

Cassie has had her torso revised a bit with girl parts added and a cute "outsie" belly button. After much working and reworking I got the basic double jointed elbow joints done for her right arm and her hands almost finished.

The left arm and joint should be done tomorrow so I can do a test stringing on her torso, I can hardly wait!
Today I also messed around with her feet and got the basic shape done with 4 cute toes. "Don't toes usually come in fives?" you may ask.

Cassie tells me that it's much easier to hop from toadstool to toadstool if you have rather large big toes, I'll just have to take her word on that one.

I added more shape to the legs too, sculpting and carving until I was happy with them and then held my breath and closed my eyes while I cut them apart at the knee. No blood either…I mean mine. Raz was keeping a close eye out.

I plan to have new posts on Cassie every few days now that things are in full swing with her being finished in a few weeks. After the major sculpting is done I still have a lot of refining, joint testing and sand, sand, sanding to do.

I hope to see you back soon!





 

 

 

Part 5

Well here we are again.

I spent most of the past week fixing imperfections and working on hands and feet, almost finished.

The elbow joints are working well though I might make them a tad bigger.

I fixed her butt, making it larger so she sits properly.

The knee joints need to be refined and I may just redesign them completely, at this point they are a bit kicky

The wrists need a bit more work as well for better posing.
Today I fixed a crack that was making it's way up the seam in one of the lower leg pieces and enlarged the neck ball a bit

I also reworked her upper torso for better posture and balance (after the photos)

Work is done for the day and it was PLAYTIME with Cassie…YAY!

Tomorrow will bring more sanding to the head and face along with any adjustments there.
Also more work on the wrists, ankles and finish the feet

After this weekend I should have another progress update for you ….STAY TUNED

 

 

 

Part 6

Well here I am again 🙂

Still in Mexico for 1…2…3…4…5 more days, eeek time flies!

I spent the past two weeks helping out in a dental office after getting a frantic call because the regular assistant was sick.
Well, I've never been a dental assistant before but I HAVE used all the same tools in the making of Cassie so I was up for the task!

I had a lot of fun and met some great people from all over so it was a wonderful experience if you don't count the time I passed out and fell down the stairs during a surgery, LOL.

Anyways I was glad to get back to Cassie and made quite a bit of progress in the last 2 days with her.
I realized when she was sitting her posture was not so good so I overhauled all 3 parts of her torso a bit.

It made me think of grandma who always tried to drill into me …"chest out, shoulders back"!

Next I reworked her knee joints so that her regular lower legs and elfie feet could be interchanged with the Kaye Wiggs "Nelly" lower legs and cloven feet.

No reason really except that I have always loved hooved feet of all types and I happened to have some….YAY me!
I may even spend some extra time and sculpt a pair of her own hooved legs, can never have too many girls with hooves I say 🙂

I also added a ball joint to both wrists (after the pictures) for more range of movement, I want Cassie to be very expressive in her posing. I am really happy with her thigh and torso joints so far, she's a joy to play with. I have to remind myself that we can't have a play break more than a few times a day or I'll never get anything done!

Now it's time to rework the elbows because I'm not quite happy with those yet. Then it's coming down to the small refinements and final sandings, inside and out and priming.

She is getting close! I already have an idea for a dress design for her.

 

 

 

Part 7

Well here I am , I’m sure some of you wondering if I expired in the heat of Mexico.

Nope…..I got back to Canada at the end of March (mental note….March is too early)

An update for Cassie is far overdue so here we go.

I have been making a ton of small adjustments and one or two big ones

I found after a test stringing that Cassie was pretty well balanced except for her being a bit “butt” heavy. She on occasion wanted to tip backward.

These are the kinds of problems I don’t mind….the easy to fix ones. I grabbed my dust mask and goggles, started up the tools and with dust flying I went to lightening the “load” on the inside of Cassie’s butt.

I opened the inner well more, taking out excess clay…PRESTO….SOLVED

I made small adjustments to her bust as well as changing up her elbows a tiny bit, though I'm not sure they're perfect yet.

HMMM….. What elsssse?
OH YES, grrrr, how could I forget that?

Well it hasn’t been all roses and without mishap, LOL

Admittedly, I have a side that is very impatient, though after spending more than a year sculpting a dolly who would have guessed? HAHA

Anyways……
I had been dying to get a temporary faceup on Cassie just for a peek of what she might look like with some color in her cheeks, not to mention I was getting a bit bored of looking at grey primer.

Soooooo….I added a final coat of primer to her head, then 2 coats of white primer, then 3 coats of a flesh tone acrylic paint….good huh??
Ohhh, forgot to add I painted all those layers in, ummm…. about an hour.

NOT so good.

I picked up her head and all the layers shifted under my fingers making a giant mess and then I made it even worse when I started to take it off with remover. I made an ucky, sticky, gooey mess that took about 2 days to clean off and sand down to the raw clay again.

EWWWW…guess I learned my lesson. At least til the next time

OK, then I carefully did it all again, and painted her fleshy again. Not only Can I be impatient but also stubborn.

Cassie looked great with her temp. faceup and it gave me a chance to see all the detail in a different light. I noticed a few tiny spots that needed slight adjustment.
So I got what I needed from the experiment and sanded her face again and once again she was in primer.

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The next big change came a bit further down at the knees. I had struggled from the beginning with the decision of …single or double jointed???

Well I finally made the decision and went single jointed. I went this way mostly because… I LOVE HOOVES!

I really want Cassie to have hooves, even if I don’t end up reproducing her with them, I wanted to sculpt her with some. Maybe because I hadn’t sculpted hooved legs before?? I love a challenge and the chance to give it a try …I couldn’t resist!

The rough sculpt for the lower legs and hooves turned out better than I expected , first try and I just have to adjust a bit to clean them up a little
Knock on wood.

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Today I stopped to do a test stringing for the hooved legs to see where I needed at make changes, AND I need to get some play time in too!

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Part 8

Today I redid Cassie's wrist joints so they have more mobility. Expressive hands and the best possible posing are pretty important to me.

I also added a bit of clay to the shoulder joints.

Now that her whole torso is pretty much finished except for a little more sanding and priming I decided to stop for a few hours to play and get some pictures of her mobility so far.

ANY excuse for playtime is a good one I say 🙂

It's exciting to see Cassie as almost a completed doll now rather than a pile of miscellaneous parts and pieces.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and soon Cassie, my very first completed doll will be a resin reality.

I say, "first completed doll", because I have 3 others that were started a couple years ago even before Cassie was and I never got around to finishing them with other projects and "life" in general taking me away. Soon they will be back out of their boxes and on my studio worktable again.

So here she is, Cassie posing for the camera lens again….she loves to be in the spotlight….and I love to take pictures of her.

 

 

 

Part 9

Hiyas all,

There were a few Cassie fans anxious to see her with a faceup.

Here she is with a quick, temporary one just to give an idea of her potential. I have to admit it's nice to see her in something other than , grey….grey…and oh, more grey.

If you look at the primer in differing shades of light it's more exciting ….really 🙂

Haha, anyways, now that we have had a quick preview, her head will be getting a sanding and a couple more coats of primer then it's ready to be sent away.

I have made the decision to make Cassie's elbows double jointed. After much deliberation……actually it was more me being afraid to cut off the existing single jointed ones that worked perfectly fine. What if the new ones sucked?? Then I would just have to make them back to the way they were…..uhhgggg.

I gave myself a little talking to….

"Really you can't wreck the doll, just add more clay and change what you don't like, easy peezy…silly girl"

OK normally I don't talk to myself…..well Ok maybe I do, I just don't admit it  LOL

 

Anywayyys, I have one arm almost done and I am soooo glad I made the change! Cassie was a great poser before but now  she is even more fun!

See ya in a couple days with another update and THANKS for stopping by….HUGS!

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Part 10

The time is getting close for Cassie to get packed up to travel to Asia to be mold and cast.

I spent some time with her today to do some final pictures of her with her new double jointed elbows, which I am very happy with.  For now we are still seeing her in in primer and acrylics for her temporary faceup.

Cassie, being my first completed master doll,  has taught me a lot and it has been an amazing journey.

This special girl came straight from my heart and I hope you all have enjoyed the trip as much as I have. Everyone around me, her followers and friends have all made it possible to see her to completion and we love all of you.

I will keep everyone updated over the next few weeks as things come together and resin color samples and sample dolls come from the factory.

I have had a very talented friend offer to make custom crafted wooden boxes for Cassie and will be posting pictures of those too as I get prototypes.

See you soon!

 

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Jun 27 2013

First of all a quick note to let Cassie's fans know her priming is all finished and I'll be carefully packing up all 23 pieces of her for her journey to China. I hope to have sample resin dolls in hand about the end of July or mid August.

Cassie 23 parts ready to go

 

Chantel Souldoll Zenith OOAK fullset

This very special one of a kind set is sure to WOW!

 

Souldoll Zenith Chantel is double jointed in white resin with a factory faceup. That's where the "normal" stops

 

I have removed her factory eyelashes and given her new ones, thicker with more shape and a hint of silver glitter, just right for the party.

Chantel's gown was custom made in a beautiful black with just the right amount of shine and stacks of ruffles in all the right places.

 

It fits like a glove and is professionally finished zipping up in the back for easy dressing.

 

Her lacy undergarments(bra and panties) are also included in this set, as well as her high heel feet and shoes (no flat feet)

 

I spent most of the week sculpting Chantel's masquerade mask especially for her. The 3 top pieces are wired and movable if you prefer them in a different position.

The mask was sculpted from paper clay, painted, sealed and decorated with vintage and antique goodies from natural stone beads to a single antique aurora borealis crystal.

To finish it off I have added very thin suede to points on the inside to protect the dolls faceup and added ribbon ties for attaching it to her head.

 

The ebony wig has been styled and sewn as it is.

A sparkling antique rhinestone piece has been added as a hair ornament to the back of her wig.

 

Accompanying Chantel will be her original certificate of authenticity.

 

MEASUREMENTS:
Height : 63 cm
Neck : 8.8 cm
Shoulder width(including arm) :11.5 cm

Chest : 26 cm
Waist : 17 cm
Hips : 26.3 cm
Arm (to wrist from shoulder) : 17.5 cm
Leg (to ankle from waist) : 39 cm
Feet length :8 cm

Feet width : 3 cm
 

LILY yo-sd WIP (work in progress)

I peered into the darkness of my studio storage closet making out the form of a small shoebox.  It sat high on the top shelf tucked between styrofoam balls, pipecleaners, paintbrushes and other miscellaneous supplies that had gathered over the past 2 years…….

 

This is Lily

I started her in August of 2011 and got busy with life and a couple of moves so she was tucked away but not forgotten until last week when I pulled her out and once again began work on her.

I found that her original midsection and legs were longer than I liked so a little chop here and there and we were off and running.

This is where I had left off last time, with the long middle torso piece that I decided I didn't like, and the long legs.

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Here I decided to add a ball joint for the center/tummy piece and gave her a quick stringing to test posing and the workings so far.  

This is the first of MANY test stringings that happen between now and finish. After every change I make that may affect balance or mobility the doll has to be strung and unstrung.

My elastic gets a real workout.

 

Next…….

I spent a couple hours on lips, always a challenge for me to get just the way I want them . I love working with paperclay but sometimes I find tiny detail difficult with the fibers in the clay…..always up to a challenge 🙂

I also shortened the neck and upper torso a bit cause she was a bit lankier than I wanted her to be.

I think the most important thing to go by when you are sculpting is "never be afraid"  Hack and whack, add more and take it away.  You can't wreck anything permanently and ya never know what great things may come out of what you figured were you mess ups.

In this sitting Lily also got a tummy and butt and her arms were cut to get ready for elbows.

Then another test stringing 🙂

 

 

 

June 14/2013

 

I worked on Lily's face a bit more today and sculpted her a cute pair of her own panties.

Then we PLAYED 🙂 She doesn't have feet, elbows, hands or knees but she didn't seem to mind much

 

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June 20/2013

Today with Lily was one of those days when you spend ALL Day and don't really get anywhere 🙂

There are lots of days like that when I'm sculpting.  I spent most of today trying different things for her double jointed elbows….Yeehawww  I have one pretty much finished LOL

I also shortened her neck a bit and made one hand.

Lily's face is finished too….I added eyelids, more clay to her upper cheek area and a brow.

Next she needs ears, which I kind of forgot about….poor girl

It's been really grey and gloomy here all week so I will try to get some pictures in the next couple days to update the progress.

Tomorrow I'll work on ears and the other elbow joint

 

June 26/2013

Lily has been coming along slowly but well.

I have her double jointed elbows and hands done though both are still rough and need a bit more sanding and primping. She also got her ears!

I snapped a few pictures of her today to share with you. She looks pretty happy and proud of herself 🙂

I'm really looking forward to getting a temporary faceup on this sweetheart, but I'm fighting the urge to jump ahead of myself.

I think I'm going to move onto leg joints and feet next, and yes of course she is going to have cutie toes too!

How could she not?

 

 

August 1/2013

 

 

I'm a bit overdue on an update for Lily, I've been so busy with her I have been lacking in my posting duties 🙂

 

Since the last update I Made a few changes.

I sculpted a new set of hands, the first ones were a bit chunkier than I wanted and I roughed in her little feet.

I have also added a bit more eyelid and thinned them a titch.

Last but not least a ton of sanding and some more primer

Here's a quick snap of her rough feet and new hands

New hands feet

 

Aug 7/13

 

It's been a bit rainy and dreary here over the past few days so I haven't been able to do any priming.

That means ……PLAYTIME! ……WHOOT!

I did manage to get her hands and feet finished and primed up since last time we met, so that't good news

I did a test stringing and designed a little dress for our girl and snapped a few new pictures.

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Poor Mister Beans has been getting "what for" all morning because he has started refusing to eat the lima beans Lily has been throwing under the table.

Give him any other kinda beans but there is just nooooooo twisting his ears on those lima beans!

 

I also made a dress form double of Lily's body so that I can still sew for her while she is off in China being reproduced. I wish I had thought to do the same for Cassie before I sent her off. Guessing sizes is not such a great idea when designing LOL.  Though I have done sillier things

dress form

If you sew for your girls , these duct tape dress forms are GREAT and easy to make.

Just wrap a plastic bag or saran wrap around your doll from neck to midway between thigh and knees and tape it on. I also put a bit around her shoulders.

Next I cut strips of duct tape about 2 inches long and cut the width down into 3 pieces because she is small the thinner strips worked best.

Start adding the tape over the plastic til it's all covered. When it's all done turn your doll over so you are looking at the backside and carefully with manicure scissors cut all the way up the back from knee to neck.

Be very careful to take small snips so you don't scratch your doll and DON'T use an exacto knife!

Slip the form off your doll and then tape the back up again. You should have a perfect model of your doll now.

Tape up the hole in the neck and arms and stuff in fiberfill in until it's solid. About half way I added a dowel inside for the stand. it also works to add an actual doll stand with the top half inside. Finish stuffing the form and tape the bottom shut

There you have it! If you added a dowel now you can add a block of wood for the platform.

I made a tube of stretch lace to slip over the form just to pretty it up a bit.

I think I'll make one of these for all my girls.

I once did this to make a dressform for myself. First putting on a large t-shirt and duct taping myself in. It's actually better to have help for the fullsize one and a guaranteed good time …haha

For the my sized form I used spray foam to fill it up after it was finished the kind that expands when you spray it. I think I'll try the spray foam on the next doll sized form I make.

 

August 11/2013

 

 

Well yesterday I spent the day spraying the grey away on Lily so I had a nice kinda fleshy base to work with.

This time I actually let it dry overnight, unlike the mess I made on Cassie when I let my impatience get the best of me 🙂

 

So today I got to spend the day messing about painting this little Miss.

Her panties were a ton of fun to paint and they turned out wonderfully. I added lace trim to them when I was finished just cause I could and I wasn't quite finished playing around.

It's going to be a hoot to see what great ideas different people come up with for painting and embellishing her panties

Then a temporary faceup just to see how she was going to come to life.

Of course painting on clay and layers of primer is never the same as the surface of resin and any boo-boo's just stay put.

I never seal a temp faceup making it impossible to remove messups….. that is unless I want to sand it off and start over…NOT.

I have a basket full of wool roving from a past lifetime when I tried, and failed, at needle felting mini dogs that ended up looking more like turtles…if you can imagine that LOL

So Lily's new wig was born.

Making these felted wigs is a lot of fun but incredibly time consuming…a whole day. 

At least the way I do it, which is pretty much by the seat of my pants. Really I had no idea how to go about making one, just dove in, and it worked!

At least it doesn't look like a turtle….ummmm I think 😉

Over the next week or so I will be fixing up a few little things on Lily and working on one more magnet attachment inside her headcap. Much more sanding and back into grey primer. 

Lily will be the first resin of the New year.

I have 2 more dolls to finish working on that I started 2 and 3 years ago now orrrrrr,  I may just start another new one. Too many dollies dancing on my brain and not enough hours in the day for Meeeeee.

 

 

Cream Soda’s first original Yo-SD size sculpt!

Yes, the rumor is true, we are working on some of our own custom sculpts again!

Couldn’t resist the temptation to dress up our progress on a sculpt we are creating in Yo-SD size using paper clay as the base media.

Here is a picture of the sculpt in progress, itself:

Here are front and side views of the sculpt wearing a cute little outfit:

There’s no hands or feet yet, and she’s unstrung, however stands well on her own.
This is very promising ^^

We’re anxious to get to the next stage- we’ll be adding joints to the knees and elbows.

An incredible new design THE VERSI SKIRT **endless possibilities

An exciting new release from CreamSoda Fashions is here!

With collectors owning more and more dolls it can be much like supplying
a house full of teens with trendy clothing…very expensive.

Thank goodness for the Versi Skirt!

The new Versi Skirt ***(patent pending)

The amazing new skirt with 20 great different looks!  (so far)

Our model, Iplehouse Carina is large busted

but this will also fits well on the medium busted EID sized girls



The Versi Skirt both sexy and versatile can be worn many ways.
The length can be put to the side, front or back for totally different looks.
 

Turn it backwards and wear it pulled up for a sexy mini

 

 

 


Or leave it long and pulled low on the hips for a casual, flirty look



Why not even wear it as a dress itself?

The skirt can be pulled up to wear as a tube dress
 

or taken off and turned upside down,

the tail of the skirt is draped over one shoulder to form it’s own sleeve and snaps in the back

using a tiny snap secured to the underside of the skirt.


 

WOW  four different tops!

 

 

 



The Versi Skirt can also be pulled on over the head to wear as a vogue
style head wrap for an uptown, classy look

 

or pulled down under the chin,and worn as a fabulous scarf!

 

 

 

 

OOOH,  wait I found more!

 

 

 

A hat, shrug and a headband
(not alot of movement is allowed with the shrug but I couldn’t resist)


 

AND if you have more than one Versi Skirt the possibilities just got bigger.

 

 

 

Carina is modeling three Versi Skirts all together (skirt, top and head wrap)

The posibilities of the Versi Skirt are  so MANY.
The more you play with it the more ideas you will find
Available Versi Skirts are currently being sold on Ebay
and will in our store for the first week of January.

Please sign up for our email list, to be kept up to date on new designs and happenings.
 

Dolly HUGS ,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon! Ellowyne Fashions!

Ellowyne fashions by CREAM SODA, coming soon!

Hot off the presses!

Great news! Just a quick note to everyone (especially those of our customers who have Ellowyne Wilde 16″ dolls!!)

We are pleased to announce…

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Cream Soda Fashions is now making one of a kind designs for your Ellowyne dolls!

So keep checking back for information!

More coming soon!! ^^

About Ellowyne dolls:

(quoted from the official website)

“Designed by renowned fashion doll artist and designer Robert Tonner, Ellowyne stands 16” from head to toe. Made of high-quality vinyl and hard plastic, she boasts 12-points of articulation, essential for unlimited posing possibilities. Hand-painted features, rooted saran hair, and designer outfits that use the highest quality fabrics and trims are the hallmarks of this temperamental girl. With a personality as unique as her wardrobe, Ellowyne is definitely the newest doll with a mood.”

( image shown is standard dressed ‘Moody Blues’ doll from Ellowyne Wilde )