A person named Linda beham has sent a question through our "contact us" option but the email she included for a response is not "good/functioning" so I'll answer here. The question was about an Ann Estelle doll currently listed on eBay with pinkish eyes. (eBay listing 264244842233). I myself am not aware of a Tonner-made doll with eyes like these. My best guess is that someone transplanted pink eyes into the doll to make it look like some styles of BJD dolls (you could tell if you can see "surgery" on the head, under the wig). Or the doll was left in strong sunlight for a long time and the eyes faded??? Sorry I can't be of more help. R.
Don't know if this link to a video from Facebook will work or not ...... (the Facebook "person" is TOY IS MONEY). I wish I could just paste the video, but I've never "grabbed" a video from Facebook ....
But talk about the "perfect" doll!!!!! R.
I can't help myself - I just have to share some closeups that I took while working on the Hina Matsuri line-up photos. I love these happy faces!!!! And I'm so pleased with myself that I had a part in making them "work" .... not that I could do it now/again (it's been so long since I learned to do the face painting that I'd have to learn all over again .....) R.
I had grand plans for Hina Matsuri this year and I even started planning, dressing and "wigging" dolls several weeks ago to implement the plans. I wanted to see ALL of my kimono and yukata on dolls simultaneously. And I wanted to make a photo of all the group together in one shot .... but my current physical disabilities got in the way of that part of the plan. So I've ended up photographing them in smaller groups and presenting the lineup here as a "slide show".
I suppose I should be a little embarrassed by the number of kimono I have purchased over the years from miniorient on eBay - they "called" to me, what can I say??!! And I've also had a lot of fun using great fabric from my "stash" to make all of the yukata (and a few of the kimono too.)
Although this entire project to celebrate Hina Matsuri this year was a bit of a chore (and although I'm disappointed in the image quality that I'm able to get out of my current camera) I'm happy I did this. It is so fun to have so many dolls dressed like this together. And it was fun to get my hand back into doing some routine BJD stringing "tune-ups", something I haven't done for a LONG time! The fourth photo in the line-up shows my Customhouse Petite AI Naneal (who is the resident ghost of Joe Pye Towers) and Sweet Pea, a Luts Cutie Delf. It is especially hard to get the Petite Ai to hold a pose, so I finally gave up and put Gabriella's head on one of our wonderful Tenner bodies. So this is really a completion of a full circle, since my way-back-when original efforts of combining Tonner heads and torsos with ball jointed arms and legs was with Petite Ai arms and legs! As I've said before, many times, our custom Tenner ball jointed body is the creame de la creame of ball jointed bodies .... they hold a pose so well - no quibbling, no sudden collapses!!! Andria and Claudia - we really did make the perfect doll, didn't we??!!!! R.
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