Sunday, 29 June 2014

A twist to my miniature hobby

I haven't used my blog in so long! I seem to go through fits and bursts with my miniatures hobby. I've found that If I have all of my craft things easily accessible, and in a place I can leave what ever I'm working on I'm more likely to actually get in the mood and craft. So I'm happy to say I've set up shop in the extension on the side of my house which was formally my junk room! So the twist! I love Pinterest! I sit and have a flick through and it never ends up 'quick' anything haha. A couple of years back I bought my daughter, who was around 12 at the time, a 'Littlest Pet Shop' Blythe special edition. I decided to get myself one too and chose a cute girl
I wanted to personalise them as you can a Blythe and decided to have a look around on EBay, Etsy and Pinterest and realise I had to find the scale, which is when I discovered the 1/12 scale BJD(Ball jointed Doll)I came across these cute little things that ranged from $25 right up to $500!! I came across a doll on Ebay from a seller in America and realise this was the doll I wanted! Size is, in fact important to me and 1/12 is about the size I prefer and seem to be drawn to, so when I saw the doll looked good in scale with 1/12 miniatures I was sold :) I trawled websites and shops online and found you could personalize everything on the doll from eyes to hair and of course outfits. The dolls I came across seemed in my price range so I chose the Jun Planning Ai BJD. I didn't want to spend too much in case I didn't like the doll. Unfortunately the postage was as much as the doll but I decided to go for the plunge. The doll had tracking and I was constantly checking to see if it was in the UK
My first BJD arrived on valentines day!!
She came in a cute little box which opened like a book, She is called Plum :)
She came with shoes and some cute things. A little box had what looked clay in which I later found out was 'eye putty'. I adored her size straight the way :)
I started taking pictures straight the way and adored her little clothes and the way she could pose :)
I immediately wanted to buy her clothes and shoes :D I decided to find eyes to fit her and the ones she came with looked a little 'beady'.
There are a few pictures on my flikr if you want to take a look :) Let me know what you think to my new girl Lilly :)