Saturday, July 19

Rose and Twig: The Little Girls


The little girls got new wigs yesterday. The are from 1mim on DoA, and I love them. Her wigs are worth waiting for, since they completely conform to the scalp and fit perfectly. It was a breezy day today, so the only pic of Rose without hair completely distorting her eyes is this one. I love this pic, though, she looks so comfortable and relaxed, and enjoying the warm sun (and her new dress from Spampy).

Here she is with Twig. Originially I planned this wig for Fawn, so I asked that the two wigs be the same color. But Fawn has moved on (shocking I know, but I just never connected with her, and I really wanted 6 beds instead of seven). She and Rose are going to be best friends, when they finally meet. Of course that will have to wait until Jace meets Isabella. And I don't expect Isabella until October, at the rate Fairyland is moving these days. 


Sweet girl in her Nixie Pixie outfit. I still have her other two wigs, but this one fits so beautifully, it's definitely her primary wig. 
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I know I haven't been here much. I've been giving the AGs most of my time and attention. And I'm panicked about going back to work (it happens every year) so I've been sewing and napping to avoid thinking about it. Anyway, I haven't been here much, won't be here much for a while longer, but have no fear, I haven't lost my love and need for storytelling with the bjds. Everyone who is here now is staying, as is Isabella, when she arrives. I'll be in and out. With a story or two as the need arises, and a resurgence when Isabella arrives if one doesn't hit sooner than that. 

Tuesday, July 8

A Little Something

First off, a better pic of Harley and Crow. I finally took one in the daylight. They are in the same pose they were in when I wrote their story the other day. :) 


Then there is Rose, who is having fun with her red wig. I probably need to put a clip in the bangs if I want her to wear it on a more regular basis. No one can change wigs as often or as easily as Rose can.  I really want to make her Jace's sister, instead of a spirit. She could run away from home, too, find him, and that way it wouldn't be like he kidnapped her. But it would be a lot of strain on him, to be responsible for her. What are your thoughts on this?


And just because I'm feeling thankful, I want to thank you all for reading my blog! It's a lot more fun to create it, knowing there are readers out there, than it would be if I was the only one reading it.  Lots of love, Karlie

Sunday, July 6

Harley and Crow: A Little Teasing


So, how is the elf king?

What?

You know, your new best friend at work.

Are you jealous?

No, not really, I'm teasing...well maybe...

He's not interested that way. He's just a friend, and he knows about you. 


Well, that doesn't always stop people. 

Crow, he needs someone to talk to. His parents are more psycho than mine are! And you know, I get it. Anyway, I was hoping you could kind of befriend him, too. 

Me?
Yeah, you know, you could do some guy bonding. And you know, you're a shapeshifter...he's an elf...it's not like either of you are totally average people. 


Yeah, maybe...you know..you can't just make someone be friends. 

Well...maybe you could come to the coffee shop and hang out a little bit. And then you know...I don't know..just see if you can start a conversation. 

Hmm....well, I'll give it a try. Just don't be surprised if this totally bombs. 


Thanks.

Yeah.....


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Thanks for bearing with me. They aren't the best pics, but I wanted another one of those "late night conversation" moods. I really need to get these two to talk in the daylight hours. And a story was long over due. I've been a summer slug, and playing with that other brand doll.....

Anyway, here's two bonus pics of Harley. She's sitting completely unaided. I love this body, it's just awesome. Not kicky, not gangly, just pose it and it holds. Now if only Crow would pose as well. He's not one for standing without going down on one leg. 


Monday, June 30

Harley on the M-line

The M-line body I ordered has come in and Harley is definitely keeping it. I wanted to see how they fit together, and she and Crow fit as well if not better than before! So, here is a little story mostly just because.....


Hey Baby.


Hey.

You okay?


*little smile* Yeah, I'm good. 

Okay then. 


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Better?


Yup. 

Sunday, June 29

Jace: Just Like a Little Sister


How'd work go?

It was good.

Did you meet anyone interesting?

Not really. 

Did you talk to Harley?

Look, it's not like that...I want her to be my friend, not my girlfriend. 

Whatever you say.....


Besides, her boyfriend is a shapeshifter!

They exist?!?

Of course.

But....how did you...

I could sense it when I met him. 

Oh...well you don't need to get taken down by one of those. So, I guess Harley is off limits. 

I told you.....

Ssh, watch TV
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Bonus Pic:

Saturday, June 21

Jace: Let's Talk about Rose


Hey it's me again, things have been settling in for me. Since it's the summer and a lot of the college kids go home, I am working full time at the coffee shop, which means I can actually save some money from my paychecks and not blow it all on food and rent. There's only two of us working there full time, besides the owners. The other one is this nice girl, Harley. I guess she was going to go back east for the summer, but she changed her mind, so she didn't get to sign up for any summer school classes. Most of the other people working there are going to summer school. I mostly just keep my head down and do my work. I really don't want to have to tell everyone my life story. But Harley and I talk a little bit, so I might tell her some bits and pieces. She's totally involved with someone, so I don't have to worry about things getting weird between us. It's nice to just have someone to talk to, and be friends with, without other crap in the way. 


Did you write about me yet?

No, not yet. 

You know, you really should. 

Why?

You know why. It's good to work through all of this and I'm an important part of you. 

Alright, go sit back on the sofa and I'll write about you. 



Then there is Rose. Rose has been with me for awhile now. She found me when I first started cutting myself. She scared the shit out of me at first, and I really thought I was losing my mind. .... either that or dying. But now I'm used to her. She's always with me....Hmm...well, not always, she does give me some privacy, and she does her own thing, but whenever I think about her, there she is. She's sort of like a guardian angel, except that she's not. She can't guard me and she's not an angel, more like a ghost spirit. She talks to me, and listens to me, and can sometimes show me things...so she's more like a spirit guide, but not all knowing or always right. I mean, she's only 10...well, she's been around a lot longer than that, but that's the age her spirit is set at. When I was ready to stop cutting myself I was afraid she would disappear, but she assured me she wouldn't. She said she'll never go away, not permanently, but she can disappear for awhile, but only if I really want her to...and I don't. I like having her around. She's helped me get through the worst times of my life. And I know she's real, and not just a figment of my imagination, because there have been times when she's shown herself to other people around me. But she usually stays hidden. At some point I would like to be at a place in my life, with people I love, who know about Rose and can see her, too. But it might be awhile before that happens. 




Friday, June 20

Ready...Set....Tomorrow for Sure!


The bjds are all sitting in their boxes, ready for me to unpack them, re-wig and redress them. I always takes me a few days to get to them, after I get back home, but I am ready to bring them back out again and start telling their stories again. I've rearranged the doll shelves a bit, and I like them better this way. Isabella's room and the room with the sofa are still works in progress....and probably will be for quite awhile.


I want to talk about this here, since this is where most of you are, even though it's not explicitly bjd related. I'm feeling a little bit raw underneath, even though I am still my usual happy self.  It's how I got into doll collecting in the first place.

 I got into American Girl (AG) dolls after my mother's death. It was a horrible death, and was preceded by years of emotional abuse and blackmail on her part (and my father's part, who died two years prior). I bought Rebecca, as a symbol of my reconnection to my extended family, in 2009. In February of 2013 I sold off all my AG dolls, moving solely into ball-jointed dolls. Last night I had a dream (nightmare) about my mother , which coincided with Bodhi's arrival. I hadn't realized until then, how intertwined my AG collecting had been with my feelings about my mother. I plan on collecting a little differently this time: slower and with less turnover, and without re-creating any of the characters I had before, even if the dolls are repeats. It took me about three years to work though my mother's death, to the point where I wasn't always waiting for another catastrophe, so I'm in a very different place now, than I was before, but I just found it interesting, how the collecting and the process of recovery were connected. I am hoping that with this reintroduction into AG , that connection will begin to disintegrate. Luckily, I don't have those feelings tied up in my  ball jointed doll collecting at all. It's free from other issues, since I started with Emma in 2011, but didn't really get deeply into it until the summer of 2012, when Harley and Crow showed up.