Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lottie's World: New Year's Eve

Ah! This is like two weeks late, but better late than never!

Muddy Puddles and Spring Ballet celebrating the new year!

I actually have more shots from this shoot, but they're all stuck in my stupid iPhone that won't connect to my iPhoto. So I posted some of my photos to Instagram (heh, I couldn't access Facebook at the time), then saved them to my computer. The quality might have been altered because of this process, but for the time being, I will settle, lol.

Some behind the scenes photos, haha. Look at that mess.

And here's a photo from an old shoot. I wish I did something fancy to the panel behind her, like some kind of architecture going on in the background, but I was just winging this one. I didn't really plan what I wanted to do, so... I'll improve next time.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Zestar Scooter

I found these scooter toys in a shop:

I see tiny scooters.

I picked one up and it reminded me of...


Now I see there's candy inside the scooter, but is it even safe for kids to eat it? These are sold at a shop that do not sell food, so how can a customer be sure that they're safe?


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Lottie's World: Happy New Year!

I took photos of my two Lottie dolls for this project, but I've encountered a technical difficulty. Turns out that my iPhone won't connect to my computer, so I can't transfer my photos just yet, until I activate iCloud, and that might take a while because... reasons. 

Anyway, I used a different phone for this photo. I'm still getting used to this phone.

This is Good Fortune Lottie, here to make your 2018 prosperous, LOL!!!

This is my first time to spend New Year's Eve alone. I have a lot of things to keep me busy, so it's all good.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Marvel Fan Girl dolls

I heard about these dolls a while back, but I never paid that much attention to it. They're called Marvel Fan Girl dolls; fashion dolls that have been inspired by Marvel characters.

In this collection, the character inspirations are Black Panther, Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman, and Black Widow.

I was really drawn by the Captain America doll because of the striped skirt! It looks like a candy cane! And the up do hairstyle looks really nice. What if someone's bold enough to wear this outfit to prom? It might work, right? I mean, kids these days will try anything...

Now I want my own customised doll like this, lol. It looks DIY-able, yeah?

Monday, December 25, 2017

At My Grandmother's House

Every year, I spend my Christmas Eve at my grandmother's house. But it was only this year that I snooped around to pass time, and checked out my grandma's odd collection of toys and memorabilia.

These rubber dogs that would probably look better when cleaned.

This broken Towering Rescue LCD card game. 80's, man!!

This vintage tin car with Mickey Mouse on it.

This Rubix cube with fruits on each square.

This poor doll made in Hong Kong. I was tempted to sneak her out of the house and bring her home so that I could clean her. She has seen better days.

This other vintage doll, but I don't think it's for playing. It's meant to be a decor instead.

And these two miniature phones.

Turns out that these are Acme fridge magnets. Really cool! I wanted to touch and inspect them, but they were in a glass cabinet, and I didn't want to be obnoxious and ask my grandmother's permission to get stuff like this out of storage. She's an old woman. I don't want to give her any trouble.

Here's to hoping I'd be more active in 2018, lol!!!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Descendants, and Project MC2

I've never watched Disney's Descendants at all, but I know that the main characters of the movies are offsprings of famous Disney characters. I've become fond of Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen because she's so pretty.

One time I only had one Evie, now I have two. I've just forgotten to write an entry about the second Evie, lol.

Evie the second (left) looks prettier to me, so even if her hair is unruly, I kept it as it is. Also she came with no hands, so I just gave her plastic ones using this method. Her ballet leotard and tutu are from Ballet Barbara. Barbara has been donated for Christmas, by the way.

She's so pretty. Her face belongs to a Disney princess, I kid you not! I will fix her sometime in the future, haha.

Also, I have two Project MC2 dolls now!!! I got McKeyla (left) first. She had no hands, but like I care. Then a few months after, I got Camryn (right). She has hands, hey! Her head is a little wobbly so I had to stick some foam through her neck hole.

And decluttering update: aside from the two Licca dolls that I managed to sell, I also sold my Birthstone Barbie and Barbie book, and Eloise. I know the people I've sold these items to would love to have them. I'm just at this moment wherein I have to re-focus my hobby. I need to make more time for this blog!

No Lottie diorama for this year. I'm just not inspired to make one right now, even though my miniature Christmas tree is next to my desk, waiting to be used. I'll probably make one, but it won't make it in time for Christmas, lol. I don't care anymore. I'm not going to be punished for posting things late anyway, hahaha.

Merry Christmas, everyone! 

Friday, December 22, 2017

I Love VIP Pets Nyla

One of my contacts is a toy seller, and one night, she made a Facebook post about a familiar looking toy. Anybody who would be able to identify the toy would get the toy for free. I knew what it was, it was an I Love VIP Pets toy but I had to use Google to figure out the name. It's Nyla! So I left a comment on the post, and I was the first to guess, so I won the toy. After a week, I got the package!

Here is Nyla! Her hair is wild, and she has a stain on her right eyebrow, but no biggie.

I removed her dog body and replaced it with a Breyer doll body. The body came from a veterinarian doll, and the neck knob was too small for her, so I had to thicken it with masking tape and a loom band.

The colour matching is awful, but I don't mind.

I wasn't that patient with her hair though. I only styled the front with braids, then tied everything else in a high ponytail. The rest of hair has too much volume, they can stay up like that without any styling product.

Her ribbon is from a La Dee Da fashion pack. Her dress is from the Sea Monster doll of the Monster High Color Me Creepy set. Her shoes are bootleg Bratz shoes that split in half so even if the shoe shape is not the best for her, she can still slip her feet in there. I secured the shoes with loom bands because they do come apart easily. The shoes give her extra height, haha.

Because the joints of the body are too loose, she is not able to sit up right all the time. I have to pose her with her legs wide open and her hands supporting her from the back, if I want her to sit nicely.

I now have two I Love VIP Pets hybrids; the first one is Dakota, which also has a Breyer doll body! They have yet to meet. SOON!