Google+ BJDs for Beginners

Monday, February 27, 2012

Shaia and Briana

Shaia and Briana by alington
Shaia and Briana, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Here is a sculpt and resin comparison between Suntan Shaia (left) and The Glamour Briana. Both dolls are Fairies of Color by Peak's Woods, and while their tan color was limited, the basic versions are still available on their website.

New eyes and wig

Suntan Shaia by alington
Suntan Shaia, a photo by alington on Flickr.
What a difference dark eyes make! Wow! While these glass eyes are just a tiny bit too small, I'm pretty sure I'm loving Shaia with slightly darker eyes. It gives her a crazy cute youthful look.

I've got some comparison photos on Flickr!

Shaia - deboxed!

Default look - first shots by alington
Default look - first shots, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Peak's Woods Suntan Shaia has arrived, and I think she's simply stunning. I hardly know what to write, since I'm knocked out every time I open a doll from Peak's Woods.

Here she is in her default eyes (a nice light topaz) and wig. Check out the full set of photos on Flickr.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Suntan Shaia has shipped!

Suntan Shaia, limited edition Fairy of Color BJD by Peak's Woods
Photo property of Peak's Woods
I've received a shipping notice from Peak's Woods this week: the lovely Suntan Shaia is on her way home! She was available for order between December 13-27 last year, and was a wonderful Christmas gift. I'm so excited to be adding her to my collection of Peak's Woods dolls!

If you like her sculpt, basic Shaia is available from Peak's Woods in normal or white skin. Every full doll receives a free gift this month - Moonie - a tiny sleeping fairy. She's just adorable.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pink Ballerina from Peak's Woods

Pink Ballerina, LE full set by Peak's Woods
 The new Fairy of Fairy Tales full set, Pink Ballerina, has been released at Peak's Woods. She features the recently released Cheshire Goon sculpt, completely dressed in a pink ballet set, including leotard, tights, tutu, cardigan and shoes, plus a wig, face-up and eyes.

She's pink, gorgeous and squishibly cute!

She's $389 for the full set, available in white or normal skin, through March 13, 2012 only. During the month of February, you will receive the Fairy of the Month, Moonie, for as a free gift with your order.

Photos property of Peak's Woods.

Pink Ballerina, LE full set by Peak's Woods

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yami is back!

Bride's Wish by alington
Bride's Wish, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Vampire Yami by Peak's Woods is back--I know, I'm terrible--in my collection. Here she is on a Soom Gem body, which is actually pretty green. And not from my wall, either. Instead of yellowing, this white resin has greened. I've heard of this happening to resin (Luts resin, I think), but I haven't seen it before.

I think I'll try some sanding and see if this helps. Otherwise... well, I don't know. I believe the body came from a damp climate, so perhaps this is what causes the greenish tinge. I'll keep you posted. But it's pretty irritating to look at, I have to admit.

Yami sure is yummy, however. You can see more of her delicious Bride's Wish (in stock at the Doll Peddlar) School of Vambane DollHeart outfit on Flickr.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Briana by alington
Briana, a photo by alington on Flickr.
This is tan Briana by Peak's Woods, dressed in a dress by Jennygrey Designs and earrings from Claire's. Our theme for today's doll meet is Valentine's, so I thought this would be perfect.

You can see more photos on Flickr.

Pretty in Pink, by alington on Flickr.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lovely Lilac Layla

Lovely Lilac Layla by alington
Lovely Lilac Layla, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I've always wanted a Kaye Wiggs BJD, and would you believe it, I was able to trade for not just *any*, but a lilac Layla! She is unbelievable.

This is her very first photo shoot. (I know, I haven't been feeling well or shooting many photos lately. But I'm still here. I'm not dead yet!)

She's wearing a wig by DollHeart, Christened on Tuesday from the Solomon Grundy collection, and a Volks shrug. I wanted to take photos of her amazing hands and feet, but I just used the basic "P" setting on my camera today. I know, DoF issues. But whatever.

See more photos on Flickr.

Lovely Lilac Layla
Lovely Lilac Layla, by alington on Flickr