Here's a golden oldie from 2010. This bunny head was made by Custom House to fit on their Petite Ai bodies.
I apologize that there are problems with a somewhat random selection of the website images not enlarging when you left click on them the way that they should. I'm working (although that isn't quite the correct verb!) with Weebly to correct the problem, hoping that I don't have to go back and re-load all the non-functioning images! In fact, I don't have the originals of some of the ones that are "broken" so there would be no "fixing" them. Sigh.
Michael and Yoi decided to spend a quiet day enjoying the beautiful fall weather at the mill pond (and yes, they have time traveled a little bit into the future since it isn't this far into fall here yet.)
Michael is floating in the canoe, bird watching ......
... he's pointing at this exotic, migrant swallow that is flying over the pond.
And Yoi brought his large sketch book and pencils and has been drawing the old grist mill. What an artist!!
Froggy just popped up to say "hello".
I apologize for so few posts recently. Shortly after I finished the substantial task of adding the ME drawings to the AE archive pages my old computer and old OS began to fail me and thus I've gone through complete upheaval acquiring a new computer and getting used to a new OS, while also attempting (and failing, sigh) to get a DSL ISP. And when I settled down to take these pictures, I found that my even older camera is failing .... when it rains, it pours!! Hopefully I'm not next!!!!! So now, while I can, I'll wish everyone a happy fall, even if it is a little early!!!
There is less than a week to go before we make the order to the factory for our custom ball jointed Tenner bodies!!
Lots of people have made pre-orders - thank you very much!! To encourage any of you who haven't made up your mind, we are making two special offers: we have reduced the number of dolls per order needed for "quantity discount" from 5 to 3 (the discount is $10 per body) and we are discounting any purchase of the Tenner Dark body by $20 (but please, no "doubling up" on these two discounts and/or the coupon you may have seen offered on eBay.)
Please go to www.dollycraft.com to shop and purchase bodies (there are a few heads left too.)
"Don't let this offer slip away!!" Thanks. R.
Here is a photo of Georgia with our new Tenner BJD body. Not only does it show you what a great student she is in school (she always has her hand up to answer questions, and asks a few too), but it shows you how well her Tenner body models Patsy's Tonner wardrobe. And why shouldn't it - it is pretty much exactly the same size and shape as Tonner's bodies!!!
For more information on the Tenner body please go to www.dollycraft.com
Thanks for looking!! R.
It was a dark and stormy night. Deep in the basement of Joe Pye Towers, Drs. Frank and Stein (aka Annie Laurie and Sudha) were up to something ......
WHAT is going on here????!!!!!!!
I'm not sure about this!!! What are these two up to??
"Apply the tickle treatment, Dr. Frank." "Yes, Dr. Stein."
"Merciful heavens!!! It worked!!!"
That's Ann Estelle!!!
That's Ann Estelle with wrists and elbows and ankles and knees!!! That's a ball jointed Ann Estelle!!!
"I can see!!"
"And now for the final touches."
"Ha ha. What a funny story", you say. But is it JUST a "story"???
Those of you who have followed our blog and website will remember that having a fully articulated, ball jointed body with the color of our Tonner dollies' skin IN the resin has been a dearly held wish by us for many a year now. Well guess what??!!! Our wishes have come true!!!!
With the help of Berdine Creedy, (and Drs. Frank and Stein??) we have created our own ball jointed bodies!!!
Not only did our dreams come true, but if you share that dream with us, it can come true for you too because .... we will be selling our extra bodies!!
Please check out the sales website http://www.dollycraft.com
Excited??? WE ARE!!!! R.
I haven't been doing a good job of keeping up with introductions to the various members of the clan here, have I? Well now is a good time to remedy that and do a small "feature" on Gwennie, who you don't see too often. That's because she's shy and she worries a lot ... about all sorts of things .... like having her picture taken!
Gwennie has the head of a Jacqueline Kent figure attached to a Tonner body. Jacqueline Kent makes lots of different "collectible" figures - not dolls, per se, since they are not meant to be redressed or "played" with, for that matter. They have cloth bodies, with or without armature. The heads and hands (and sometimes feet) are caste in resin, and, in my experience, the heads are solid. Thus Gwennie's head could not be strung onto a Tonner body; it had to be fixed on with glue (hence I used one of the bodies with jointed legs since they do not require stringing to the head to attach to the body.)
Ms. Kent's forte is the wrinkles, lines and character of older folk's faces, but occasionally she will produce a face that looks younger, like Gwennie (who is from the hanging/flying angels set.) I would love to find one of her figures in the correct scale to act as a granny for the gang, but so far the ones I see are either too small or too big. Here is a great Youtube video showing Ms. Kent sculpting a head in time lapse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JxIngq-ZcI
And here is a little compendium of older photos of Gwennie. Enjoy! R.
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