Sunday, May 7, 2017

Asha's Half Boat Pose

Remember this post I made about Asha's fifteen minutes of fame? I mentioned a manager. Well, I met the manager of my favourite band, and had the chance to show Asha to him. He liked her! He immediately tried to manipulate Asha's body to do a certain yoga pose, but she kept tipping to one side when he puts her down on the table, lol. I kept telling him that wire or some kind of support would keep her balanced.

Anyway, I wanted to work on the pose he tried on Asha, so I made this.

She did a half boat pose, but for some reason, her hip joints won't let her bend her even more to create that tight V-shape with her body. Instead we have this. It's all right... I mean, yoga is a journey and an internal dialogue with oneself in real life anyway. You're not expected to do a certain yoga pose properly on the first take. There will be times when you'll keep falling or tipping to the side, but repetition is the key and you will be able to do a pose properly at one point. It takes time for muscle memory to kick in, anyway.

I didn't use wire to stabilise her; I used a long paint brush, haha! And I finally made a yoga mat for Asha. It's just a piece of foam I cut to size.

Hope I can take more photos of Asha! And of course, Lottie. I haven't updated my Lottie's World project recently. I've just been really busy, that's why.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Doll Pool Party

I hosted a doll pool party not long ago, and my friend came over together with her son, and her younger sister. It was fun.

Asha striking a pose by the window.

I almost called this a 'tea tree pose', hahaha. It's simply a tree pose.

A group photo! The girls are all excited to swim! There's Ariel, Printeta (yeah, it's just a bastardisation of the Filipino word 'prinsesa', or 'princess' in English, but my friend kept calling her that and it stuck), and Fringe, and there's Asha and Lottie.

Asha and Lottie.

Fringe somewhat floating away from me, haha.

This donut pool float is really cool!!

My friend's kid with Lottie.

Asha and her sail boat float.

Ariel can't swim so she hangs on for dear life on Asha's pool float!

Lottie playing on her own.

Asha striking a few poses by the pool side.

"Look at me, no hands!!"

Lottie underwater. She really does float, haha.

I don't know if I can do something like this again. It's because I found out that said friend is leaving the country soon. It made me sad when I heard the news, but I'd rather she leave if it's going to make her and her family's life much easier. Sigh.

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Photo Dump! [Part 12]

Oh my, it's been a while since my last post. Please forgive me.

My brother sent me these photos of Monchhichis at Hong KOng. I don't collect Monchhichis, but they look cute.

Here are additional photos from the doll pool party I hosted. I haven't posted my photos yet, but they will be on my next post. These images were all taken by my friend.

Oh Asha, you're so theatrical. LOL

Ariel really can't swim, hahahaha.

The squad.

Asha, what are you doing????

Ariel on the side of the pool because she can't swim, hahahaha.

More theatrics from Asha.

I love the pool floats I got at the mall.

This is my friend's child, by the way. And I gave them a Kung Fu panda toy. He played with it in the pool.

Now here is a set of 3D puzzles that I bought at a thrift store. It was marked down really low because nobody wanted it. I did assemble the pieces but it was missing one sheet. That's all right.

I haven't taken photos of the puzzles yet because they take so much space when displayed, so I stuffed them all in a paper bag, in the mean time. I might have to fix some of the puzzles when I finally take them out of the bag.

A trip to Daiso at Fairview Terraces:

Ah, a banana rack. Perfect for making your own hanging egg chair for your dolls.

These food picks. They're so cute, they can be used as doll wands or scepters.

I believe this is a bamboo mat used for rolling your own maki, but I thought I could use something like this as a background for my doll scenes.

This pack full of cats. The paint job isn't that good, but they're still cute, and perfect for doll dioramas.

Needles of varying sizes. Perhaps this is handy for rerooting. I don't like rerooting though. It takes so much time.

Window stick memo. I thought these are cute and can be used for doll diorama, but they're flat. This gave me an idea, I can make window treatments on their own, then I can just stick them temporarily to a panel whenever I need a window in the background of my diorama. That might work.

I saw this doll called Pretty Angelia at SM Department Store. Her face is from the Buni dolls I've seen before, and her body is your generic clone Barbie body. I like her hair though. It's a combination of brown and light pink hair. It's pretty cute, and looks silky.

Here's to me making more posts this month. I struggle, but I know I will be able to do it.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Asha's Fifteen Minutes of Fame

A while back, I posted about Asha's photos of her hugging a small pillow. Well, one thing led to another, and I found myself responding to a private message from the manager of the band I like. They were asking for photos of my doll! It was so weird, surreal, but definitely cool that my two interests are colliding again.

Yesterday, two of those photos were posted on the band's Facebook page. This page has more than 19,000 followers!

I love the fact that somehow I'm spreading the love for dolls. The band's manager also messaged me about "my kids". They wanted to know how many I got. At first I didn't get this question, so I said, no kids, but later I realised that they were talking about Lottie, who has her own public photo album on my Facebook profile, and my collection. I felt a little bit stupid for not getting that right away, lol.

I've been very busy for the past week because I'm involved in promo work right now, but I know that in June, I'll be free again. I still would like to post here on my blog, and that I will do because I took photos at the mall a couple of days ago.

Here's Asha doing a mermaid pose, by the way.

I really need to make a miniature yoga mat because Asha just can't keep doing yoga without it. It just doesn't feel complete when the yoga mat is missing, but oh well...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Susie Sad Eyes Style

I tried repainting a Monster High doll with Susie Sad Eyes faceup and failed miserably, lol.

I didn't have the correct tools to make it work because with the right ones, I could make this look much better, but nope.

It's still a nice experiment.

Friday, April 14, 2017

I've Gone Back To Toys R Us

It's been a while since I've been to Toys R Us, and so when the opportunity came, I just had to go there and look around.

Twozies are finally here. They're quite expensive though. These figures remind me of Kewpie so much!

Nah I don't think I can afford buying any blind box soon.

The Ever After High shelf.

Apple White. I didn't like Apple's old face, it was so sad looking, so this reboot face is much better for me. But it's still bland, so I'm still not feeling Apple. She's just not my favourite.

Bunny is pretty cute. Her smile though is not something I prefer for her because her character is a bit shy or reserved, and I feel that her smile now doesn't reflect that.

I like Raven. She's one of my favourite characters in the series. When I first saw the promo photos of Raven's new face, I was disgusted. But it has grown on me since then. I like her face here. Even though she's expected to become evil because she's the daughter of the Evil Queen, she's good and definitely one of the nicest girls in the Ever After High campus.

OMG Venus from Gloom and Bloom is on sale for P500. I swear, this doll is the one that made me understand Monster High's appeal. The dress is so perfect and her hairstyle looks awesome with the undercut! I didn't get her though because I'm saving my money for a concert, lol.

I was thinking of getting Skelita's signature doll too because it was on sale for P500, but I didn't get her either. Look, I'm at the point where I know I should stop collecting Monster High dolls for a while because I have tons to salvage and fix, and the reboot couldn't come anymore timely.  I just feel my collecting interests have changed and I'm shifting to something else, I don't know what, but I know that Monster High is still close to my hobbyist heart, lol.

Barbie accessory packs! This is awesome!

I like this one. It's good for scenes at the beach!

5 pairs of shoes for P299.75? Not bad. That's like P60 for each pair and that's like the same price for bootleg Barbie shoes sold online, and these ones are authentic! And you don't need to pay extra for shipping. I think it's worth it.

Sushi set!

This Barbie Dreamtopia playset for Kelly! It's so cute!

I feel that Lottie can sit in there just fine. But she can't sleep in there because it's too small for her. Ah! It's so cute!

Barbie furniture sets!!!

For the beach!

For the dining room!

For lounging in the backyard, perhaps!

For the living room!

Ah!!! So so cute!

I think I've seen these Disney Descendants Jewelbilee dolls before, so they're not really new.

Ally is ok. Not my favourite.
By the way, I found a signature Ally doll for P500 but I thought hard and decided not to get her either. I have two Evies now; those should suffice as my only Descendants dolls in my collection. I know I have a small collection of Alice in Wonderland themed dolls, but I'm not feeling her doll for some reason even though I think she's adorable.

Evie! My dear Evie! She looks so sassy!

Whoa, a budget Mal doll? Non-articulated elbows but with knee joints? What...

Nah, I'm not feeling this either.

Hasbro Ariel and her stuff.

Snow White and her artsy fartsy skirt!

She looks cute from this angle.

Barbie budget doll packs. Hmm.

These are the old budget dolls. I don't know if it's really a good deal to get them.

A cutie patootie Barbie with a rainbow inspired outfit and pink sculpted hair!

Num Noms that light up!

Yeah they're expensive.

A metals die cast of the Red Ranger from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! I just examined this one because I have a small collection of Red Rangers.