Mini Super Dollfie (or MSD) is a brand of ball-jointed doll (BJD) made by Japanese company Volks. Like SD dolls, they are cast in poly resin, but are more child-like in appearance and stand about 42cm tall. Most Cream Soda Fashions are made specifically to fit these dolls.
I have been way behind on posting updates here on the site, but have been managing to get them onto FaceBook for any of you that follow me there.
So here I am finally getting a chance to make a much needed post 🙂
I arrived in Canada from Mexico on August 25th to set up my temporary studio and get ready for the arrival of all the Preorder Stella’s.
My traveling companion, Tinker and I, and all of my STUFF has invaded the home of my great friends who don’t seem to mind me taking over the place with all my mess for a couple of months….thank goodness for excellent friends!
Come September 7th, it was just like Christmas day in the house when 3 tightly packed boxes of the girls arrived…woohooo! Finally it was time to get down to work, snipping, painting, sewing, there was fur flying I can tell you!
Blank dolls and faced up only dolls were the first to go out and I was able to get the bulk of them shipped off to their new homes last week.
Rave reviews from collectors are already coming in….I love you guys!
I have all of the wigs sewn, most of the clothes for fullset outfits done and dyed and will be sending out more Paypal invoices this weekend for shipping.
Any Fullset dolls that were ordered directly from my website will be going out next. Then all the dolls ordered through the Denver Doll Emporium store will be shipped. Last but certainly not least will be the 3 one of a kind dolls that were purchased.
I will be wrapping up here and heading back home to Mexico October 27th. By then It’s going to be getting way too cold here in Alberta for this girl and her trusty chihuahua.
I am hoping to make a few of Stella’s stray cats, Princess available before I have to leave if time permits.
I do plan on being back again in March with Stella’s new little brother Ethan to do a bit of work on our way to The Quinlan Doll and TeddyBear show in Philadelphia April 12-14 /2018
Meanwhile there are shoes and eyes available for Stella in my Etsy shop and I’ll be adding some clothing there as I can.
Off and on over the past year I have been working on an idea for my version of a Catrina doll, quite unlike the traditional Catrina.
Here in Mexico the Catrina doll is a character that has become a part of the big celebration Dia de los Muertos.
La Catrina as we know her originated with Jose Guadalupe Posada, considered the father of Mexican printmaking. Born in 1852.
Since her beginnings in illustrations of political and social satire during times of revolution, Catrina has moved into a role of literal and metaphorical poster child for the Day of the Dead, symbolizing the joy of life in the face of its inevitable end.
Now La Catrina is the beloved grand dame of Mexico’s dance with death 365 days a year, appearing in movies, drawings, sculpture and taking on such roles as mermaids, brides and the all-around icon of celebrations.
The dolls will be on display at the boutique gallery Lujo Lifestyle in Bucerias, Mexico and will be sold through my Etsy shop and Facebook.
If you are interested in purchasing one please contact me here through the contact us form or facebook. Fully poseable she about 14 inches tall to the top of her head and 19 inches including her hair. She can be displayed on or off her custom doll stand.
The Maribel sculpt was originally done in paper clay and then cast by myself in white resin. Please note that these artist casts are not perfect and may have a bubble or 2. I have incorporated any imperfections into the design of the doll so they look like they are supposed to be there. It actually worked out beautifully making the resin look porous in places like naturally aged bone.
Maribel comes with her own custom stand and her mask of her former alive self. Her custom wig is made of wool with metal decorations and finished with an amethyst and crystals. I made the wig with magnets so it is detachable for easy shipping.
The stockings and shoes are painted on, and her clothing and eyes are not removable.
All the jewellery, clothes and tiny details were also made especially for this doll.
“The days of the Dead” is a time of celebration which refers to the Days of October 31 – November 2. October 31 is Halloween or All Hallows eve. November 1 is “el Dia de los innnocentes” or the day of the children and All Saints Day. November second is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead. During this time candles, flowers and the favorite foods of the deceased are placed on the grave and the family visits, eats, sings and tells favorite stories about those who have passed.
Altars are usually decorated with flowers, candles, pan de muerto, ceramic skulls, and most importantly pictures of loved ones.
Drinks should be placed in the altar to quench the thirst of the dead after their long journey back home.
Salt is considered the spice of life and is one the staples that are often left at the altar.
The rituals used to celebrate the day are varied and colorful. Yet, all carry the same message, celebrating the day of the dead is a true celebration of life.
Here are some pictures of her progress. I am also working on 2 more one of a kind dolls in this series.
The DOLLS magazine “debut of dolls” issue just came out. Stella has an article in it and I’ve had several inquiries about ordering her.
I do have a few extra dolls I was holding back for upcoming shows that I am going to release now so that the collectors just receiving Stella’s advertising now get a chance to bring her home as well.
**These dolls will be shipping starting August along with the regular preorder dolls.
Anyone that is a new collector of my work please consider signing up for the periodic newsletter. Stella has a little brother in the works and a couple of friends as well as some one of a kind stray cats. The newsletter is a great way to be one of the first to hear all the new news!
Open only until 12 dolls are sold out.
My newest cutie pie is 40cm tall with an oversized head
and 18 points of articulation.
I can hardly wait to see what everyone does with this expressive little girl.
Delivery of dolls will start about 60-90 days after the end of preorder. Time varies depending on how busy the casting house is. I have no control over this.
Shipping invoices will be sent via Paypal once the dolls are ready to come home.
We expect $25-$35 in Canada $35-45 USA and $60-75 elsewhere.
Stella takes a size 11 wig, and can wear 22mm or 24mm eyes.
Shoulder to crotch 5″/13cm
leg length (crotch to floor) 7″/17.5cm
around bust 4.75″/12cm
outside shoulder to shoulder 3″/7.5cm
around waist 4.75″/12cm
around hips 7″/17.5cm
She can wear a lot of yo-sd clothes except pants with legs will be too short. A yo-sd dress will fit Stella like a long top and looks great with a pair of pumpkin pants. She also wears yo-sd shoes but can also stand in slim MSD shoes.
After May, I will be stocking the Etsy shop with some
other clothes, shoes and wigs for Stella, stay tuned!!
Now that I’m happily settled into my new surroundings here in Mexico it’s time to start spreading the dolly love and share the beauty of this mystical place!! Have you ever wanted to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Mexico or maybe just take a creative journey under a palm tree, poolside? Here’s your chance! I now have space in 2 classes.
A SAMPLE OF THE DOLL STYLE I WILL BE TEACHING IN CLASS This is Tiffany
*please note, fabrics, clothing styles and facial features of your doll may differ. No two dolls ever turn out exactly alike.
WHERE?: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
WHEN?: November 5-11, 2017 & November 12-18, 2017
6 nights, 7 days stay in a beautiful artist’s retreat close to the beach (read more about the venue and see pictures below)
all tools and supplies needed to complete your art doll
5 days of art doll instruction and 24 hour access to the studio
meals prepared by a personal chef
Sunday evening Welcome Reception, 6 full breakfasts & 5 lunches (more like dinner) served poolside in a tropical setting and a Saturday departure breakfast.
optional local sightseeing as well as an incredible night cruise to an eco island lit solely by hundreds of candles, be entertained under the stars as Mexico’s past comes to life through music and dance. The show is followed by an amazing dinner beachside with open bar.
I have designed a wonderful new doll style especially for the classes. Come join me and a wonderful group of people for an unforgettable time of learning and discovery.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?: Making a complete art doll in air dry Ladoll clay. Your doll will be about 16 inches tall if posed standing. This will be a static doll in your chosen pose, with the exception of one ball joint in her neck for extra expression. by class end, you will have a good understanding of my techniques for
Armature construction and striking a pose
Sculpting the complete body, head and hands
Making a ball jointed neck and stringing
Hair and eyes
Painting and blushing your doll
Designing the outfit and dressing
Making leather boots
And MUCH more
There is much to learn in 5 days so we will have full days in the studio with evenings free for enjoying the sights or just relaxing. WHAT IS THE COST? $1800 USD per person all inclusive except for dinners QUESTIONS?** Are the rooms shared?: Yes the rooms have 2 beds and each room has a private bathroom. If you are coming with a friend, great if not you will make wonderful ones here. as we already know doll people are incredible! **Do I need to bring anything for class?: No unless you have special trinkets, or fabrics and trims you would like to include in the making of your doll **Do I need sewing skills?: No we will be doing only a small amount of hand sewing. I will have a sewing machine onsite as well if you choose to use it. ** Do I need prior sculpting knowledge?: No, not at all, I teach in a way that is suited to both beginner and the more advanced student. **Can my spouse come with me?: Yes they are welcome but the venue does have an extra fee of $450USD for a spouse or companion which includes 6 nights stay as well as breakfasts and lunches on site. If your guest would like to attend the excursion the cost of that is $130USD. If you would prefer to stay off site I can assist in booking something close to the venue. ** What should I pack?: I would suggest you don’t pack like I did on my first trip here, with 8 pairs of high heels 🙂 A pair of low heeled sandals comfortable for walking is all you really need. Mexico and the places we will be for the most part are casual. Don’t bring any gowns! Cool light weight clothes and maybe a sweater in case you need one in the evenings Sunscreen, sun glasses and a bathing suit Pack light, if you forget anything don’t worry you can get anything you need here for cheaper than you could back home. **When do I have to book by?: Class space is limited to 12 students onsite so booking early is a good idea. I can take more students but you will need to book your stay off-site. **Do I make a deposit?: All bookings require a $500USD deposit.
You may also pay in full if you choose. Payments can be made through Paypal with the above “add to cart” button.
In order to hold a reservation we must receive the deposit within ten days of the booking being made. The balance is due 45 days prior to your arrival date. ** Cancellation and refund policy: Reservations cancelled prior to 90 days, 50% is refundable. Less than 60 days, 25% is refundable. Less than 45 days prior to class, fee paid is non-refundable ** Is there WIFI?: Yes About the Venue
Located just 3.5 miles south of the airport, the walled garden hacienda with swimming pool and inviting common areas is artist owned and operated. Art abounds! Made on site mosaic tables and fused glass tableware serve to enhance your breakfast in this lush garden setting. Palm, mango, guayaba, and banana trees, along with flowering ginger, hibiscus, jasmine, bird of paradise as well as the ever-present bougainvillea create delight for all the senses. upscale Mexican neighborhood that affords visitors a chance to experience the charm of daily life in old Mexico. You will find cobbled streets, where tortillerias and markets catering to the locals rather than the tourists…..craft shops, cantinas, night life and adventure. Your optional excursion: The adventure begins with a scenic ocean cruise across Banderas Bay to the isolated cove of Las Caletas. As the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean and darkness descends, you’ll enjoy a privileged view of the shimmering lights scattered along the coastline. Enticing aromas of freshly grilled steak, chicken and fish lure you towards your private beachside table bathed in the soft glow of candles. The dinner buffet is complimented by freshly prepared vegetables, salads and authentic handmade tortillas. Our dessert trays boast brownies, pies, traditional rice pudding, and plenty of local fresh cut tropical fruit. And the show starts: In a hypnotic and exhilarating spectacle, stories of an ancient civilization are told through live music and modern dance as one of Mexico’s most innovative contemporary dance troupes transports you on a magical and mystical journey through time. After the show, end a perfect evening with a nightcap and dancing beneath the stars on the short cruise back to your point of departure. No other nightlife in Puerto Vallarta comes close to comparing to this amazingly unique experience. Immerse yourself in the Rhythms of the Night.
A little about my vision for Stella, OR more correctly, Stella’s vision for herself.
She is about 40cm tall with a slim type body and an oversized head. Normally this size body would have about an 6-8 inch head (measured around the top of the head) Stella’s head will be about 11 inches.
I am now working on the 5th head for her as she didn’t approve of the first 4.
Fussy girl she is, she knows what she wants and it took me a while to get it right 🙂
Yay!! We finally got her a head that we are both happy with, now we can get on with the rest of her 🙂
This would be a great time to give awesome thanks to Christopher for putting time in to edit my videos for me!……I am kinda clueless when it comes to that sort of thing and would rather be sculpting than learning how to edit vids.
Well that was FUN…Let’s see some more! Who knew there was so much to making a BJD. It usually takes me a year to make a master doll of part time sculpting. I mean with life happening.
If I sculpt 18 hours a day which I did quite often with Stella I can make better time and cut that down to about 5 months. I get a bit delirious and some pretty great things happen amongst having a whole lot of conversation with myself and the doll 🙂 Oh yeah, I LOVE what I do!
THE LAST VIDEO ON FINISHING STELLA WILL BE POSTED IN A COUPLE OF DAYS!….STAY TUNED
An update on Stella’s stats:
wig size 11 inches, eyes 22-24mm, height 40cm or 16 inches, shoes- yosd, she will wear many yosd clothes though her legs are longer than usual. Stella is pictured with in standard yosd pumpkin pant and top which could be a short dress on a standard size yosd doll.
Here she is, “Sophie”, the newest ooak doll from creamsoda
Sophie is a Custom House Rena sculpt -msd in normal skin
Our little Sophie has wonderful sad eyes and playful freckles, giving her a pile of character and soul.
Sophie’s outfit also from CreamSoda includes a fun striped long sleeved top, a wonderful embroidered jumper made in pink baby cord that does up at the shoulders for ease of dressing, a pair of purple polka dotted socks with ruffled tops, and adorable little pink shoes.
Sophie will also come with the glass eyes pictured and the Kemper wig pictured
This wonderful little girl is a Resin Soul Ju sculpt msd
Daisy is full of character, a bit stubborn and bossy telling me all the way her mind and sassy opinions 🙂
With a cute freckled face, dyed and styled wool wig as well as glass eyes.
Keep an eye on her progress. Body blushing comes up next …and of course more lovely freckles in all the right places
Finally after about a million and two tiny little freckles Daisy’s body is all done and attached once again to her head
And here is this sweet little Daisy all finished up! She has a cute little country romper with a removable apron, striped thigh highs and grey ankle socks. Her whole outfit has been tea dyed for the wonderful antiqued look I love.
Daisy also comes with her pal Bitz who also has a well loved look. My wonderful husband made miniature seed packets to slip into Daisy’s apron pocket.
Jan 28. 2011:
Hello, doll lovers! I wanted to share with you my newest project, her name is Rhea. Rhea is a Resin Soul “Li” (msd) in normal skin. For some time now, I have wanted to do a full tattoo on a special doll. Not to mention the promptings of a certain wonderful customer and dolly friend 🙂
Jan 30, 2011:
A couple of days into the project and Rhea is coming to life. Her tattoo is done completely freehand, and so far she has the basics. Next I will do some large tattoos on her legs and feet, then on to her very special sweet face. Once she has the bulk of the tattoo work finished I’ll add more details and she will get an all over powdering to tone the lines down and then a complete faceup and body blushing. Of course as with all my dolls all the work will be sealed with 8-10 coats of MSC ensuring the work is well protected. Rhea , hasn’t yet let me know what she wants as far as a wig, which will more than likely be custom. She will be dressed minimally in a harem type outfit so the artwork won’t be completely covered. As soon as I have the tattoos finished (hopefully just a couple days) I will post an update so be sure to keep an eye out for her progress.
Feb 2, 2011:
Rhea now has her legs and feet as well as her body blushing. Her tattoos have been toned down so they look more natural. She has been blushed everywhere you would expect her human counterpart to be for more realism, fingers , palms, buttocks, breasts, collarbone, belly etc. Ready now for a manicure and her faceup 🙂
( time passes … )
Rhea’s faceup is finished and she has been given a silky, flowing dancing skirt with a beaded chainmaille belt and matching chest adornment. A little more work on her wig and a manicure and pedicure and she is ready to dance for you 🙂
( sometime later .. and finally! )
Here she is “Rhea” all finished up and ready to dance her way into your heart.
I hope you enjoy her as much as I did creating her 🙂
Resinsoul grey skinned Rong
Steampunk fullset with custom faceup
Msd sized (42cm)
Short layaway available (see below for terms)
This auction is for a wonderful, Grey skin Rong from Resinsoul. MSD sized (42cm)
with custom faceup, manicure, blushing and steampunk outfit by CreamSoda
She comes complete with :
pair of CreamSoda steampunk eyes
custom faceup, manicure and blushing pictured by CreamSoda
over the knee socks with buckle detail
laceup front waistcoat
sleeve pair with wrist flounces
black lace ascot with attached clockwork brooch
garter with buckle detail
steampunk monocle or goggles (buyers choice)
*** Parasol not included ***
The shoes pictured are not included as because I made them a bit tight for her (it’s a bit like trying to squeeze the step sister’s foot into the glass slipper) I am concerned that either the foot or the shoe will break over time.
I can make a new pair of shoes available in about 2 weeks for purchase at a cost of $65.
These shoes are very expensive to make and take me about 3-4 days to do
This wonderful doll came to me blank with no makeup right from Resinsoul and I stared at her for 2 weeks (taking time out to eat of course)
until she told me what she wanted to be. Then it happened, out came the drawing paper and there she was. Next it was time to design the patterns for her special outfit.
Off to a perfect start, Rong’s little tan and black striped double ruffled shorts are accented with bows at the outer thigh and secure with a snap at the back. Her laceup front waistcoat was made from faux leather and complimentary blended cotton.
Once together it was detailed with a ton of topstitching and tiny antiqued brass eyelets.
Rong’s ascot is made of vintage black lace and sports an attached one of a kind brooch made from tiny watch parts and gears, finished off with amethyst beads and delicate antiqued chains.
Black stretch sleeves with bell flounce wrists are perfect for this outfit.
Rong’s buckle topped grey knit socks can be worn with or without the black stretch spats decorated at the sides with coppery nail head brads
A stretch lace garter with buckle detailing is worn on her upper thigh and a special belt sits at her pretty waist made of leather, jute and more steel and brass watch parts put together just right .
The crowning glory is an exceptional clockwork monocle or the goggles pictured (your choice) both do up with a buckle at the back and are adjustable
Rong also comes with 2 custom made steampunk eyes by CreamSoda that reflect the light perfectly and photograph beautifully.
Also included is a Monique wig styled by CreamSoda. Her hair has been piled high, secured with small bobbypins and has 2 tiny braids added. Her hair can be let down which shows off waist length beautifully highlighted hair.
Rong’s faceup, manicure and blushing were done with premium acrylics and pastels and sealed with MSC. by CreamSoda
This fullset will be the talk of the town and is truly a one of a kind work of art.
Rong is double jointed poses beautifully, and is a pleasure to play with.
She comes from a smoke free/pet free home studio
LAYAWAY is available
Terms: 1/2 down at the end of the auction (non-refundable) and the balance within 30 days
Ju’s faceup and manicure were done with premium acrylics and pastels and sealed with MSC by CreamSoda. Her one of a kind 3/4 length dress was made from antique hand embroidered cotton, embroidered with all over delicate designs for a very romantic english garden look. The attached under skirt is made of a very fine bridal tulle with light boning at the hem to give just the right amount of support for this beautiful dress.
The pleated pinafore is made in a beautiful navy cotton with a gentle herringbone pattern and does up at the back with a snap.
The outfit is finished off with a pair of navy and white striped thigh high socks with a second pair of white lace knee socks that have been scrunched down around her ankles.
“Bitsy” is handmade by CreamSoda and the perfect friend for Ju.
Her muslin body had been coffee dyed for the Gramma’s attic look. her face, socks and shoes have all been painted with acrylics.
Bitsy’s cute little head has been topped with yarn pigtails and her dress is made of coordinating cottons.
Her body is slightly floppy so she can be draped naturally over an arm or sit.
Ju has been SOLD and is very happy in her new home 🙂
When this girl came to me she had a wonderful, and maybe a bit mischievous little fairy inside of her.
Here she is now all blossomed out into what she was meant to be all along.
Mei arrived new and as a blank slate to me 1 week ago, her life here began by being unstrung and sprayed with two coats of protective msc sealer. She then received her body blushing and faceup, which is when she revealed who she truly was.(finished and sealed with 7 coats of MSC)From there Mei’s character developed with a custom wig of snow white Tibetan lambs wool and my own custom made eyes made especially for her.
Mei’s dress bodice and upper skirt are made of silk with a rich but delicate pattern in black and earth tones, edged with black cotton crocheted lace trim.The underskirt is made in a black cotton tiny floral print finished with lace edging.Two tiny antique brass colored skeleton keys hang at the side of her dress, telling secrets of hidden forest finds.An accent of beads and a vintage teardrop rhinestone adorn the center of Mei’s bodice and a matching necklace graces her delicate neck.
The armbands and matching socks are the perfect whimsical touch, with playful white polka dots circled with silver sparkles.The toes of the socks have been wired and padded so they can either be curled or left long and pointy.(Mei likes them curled)
The wings were made by a talented artist. I have drilled holes into Mei’s back and inserted brass tubes inside. I also put a slightly smaller brass tube onto the ends of the wings so that they can be slid inside of the ones in her back to secure the wings.This way the wings can be easily changed or not worn.
Mei will be shipped without her wings on so they don’t get damaged in transit.I will also send her with a bit of clear wax that can be put at the top of the wing tube before putting them into her back which will make sure that they don’t rotate or move around while she is being played with. Mei anxiously looks forward to exploring a new home
This beautiful one-of-a-kind Msd sized outfit has been lovingly reconstructed from vintage garments
with added trims and embellishments.
Included are cute little pair of strapped balloon shorts, shirt and 2 pairs of socks.
The strapped shorts are made in a light blue cord and do up in the back with a button, the straps also do up with buttons in the front but don’t need to be undone to dress and undress.The pretty little blouse is fitted and detailed with a lightly smocked pattern. The outfit is finished off with 2 pair of socks, one set of thigh highs and one pair of short socks.
A very cute outfit
The blouse is fitted so that it needs to be pulled on over your dolls hips rather than her head.
The shorts cuffs also fit snug around Courtenay’s thighs and can be pushed up for a more of a balloon look or pulled down.
Treat your doll to a One-of-a-kind original by CREAM SODA
Ooak doll fashions by Cream Soda
This beautiful one-of-a-kind MSD sized outfit has been lovingly reconstructed from vintage garments with added trims and embellishments. This Minnie cosplay set includes a custom designed lined hood with attached mouse ears and bow to match the dress.
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Hood pulls on over your doll’s head.
Stockings are made in matching black stretch knit.
Feminine, lacey bloomers made of crochet cotton are accented with red ribbon bows at the knee
The pretty red and white striped dress does up at the back with snaps.
A wonderful little mousey tail with an attached bow snap to the back of the dress, so it can be worn either with or without the tail.
I have made the tail poseable so you can bend it however you like.
The outfit is all finished off with a tiny pompom nose that ties at the back of the head on a fine elastic cord.
This outfit will fit MSD sized 16-17 inch dolls- please see the “meet the models” page for specific measurements so you can compare sizing with your doll. We have used our Courtenay (the big featured image above) and Isabie (the rest of the photos here) models for this outfit.
Note Courtenay’s arm bands and crinoline underskirt are not included with this outfit
Legal note: Cream Soda Fashions has no relation to and is not endorsed by Disney, whose mouse character ‘Minnie Mouse’ is a registered trademarks and/or copyrights of Disney. In no case does Cream Soda make any explicit or implicit claim to any intellectual property rights associated with Disney.
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 )