Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Ultimate Polymer Clay Repair Guide

(This is a scheduled post, I will be visiting my aunt until Monday morning, so if you want to buy this guide, I won't be able to e-mail you until then)
It has happened to all of us: you've spent hours, days, even weeks sculpting that perfect little baby and it comes out of the oven cracked to bits!! All your hard work, gone!!
Or, you sell an OOAK and you get an e-mail from the customer that it arrived broken.
For me, repairing a polymer clay sculpt is an important skill. I do not like throwing away anything I have sculpted so if I can modify it or completely restore it, I am happy!!
With this downloadable guide you too will be able to repair your sculpts made from plastic based polymer clay (i.e. Prosculpt or Living Doll - not Cernit or Modelene, sorry), and salvage your hard work!!
This guide includes a mini ear tutorial, feature modification (in this case, the nose) and c-crack (moonie) correction.
You will receive your copy via e-mail within 48 hrs of completing check out (I will be away until Monday the 29th)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Limb sets for sale

I have 11 sets of limbs from the Gus/Ellis sculpts.
These include the connectors and elastic and instructions on how to attach them to a cloth body, which is dead easy!
They are very detailed limbs made in German vinyl.

Asking 40 Euros shipped registered mail to Europe and 43 Euros shipped registered to the rest of the world.
I also have 4 sets of arms (again connectors and elastic included) for 22 Euros and 24 Euros respectively.
These FULL limbs would fit any 14-15" head (circumference).

Set of limbs (includes connectors and elastic)
(PayPal won't allow me to calculate shipping per customer, so if you are in the USA, I will invoice you for the additional 3 Euros after you complete checkout)

Set of Arms (includes connectors and elastic)



Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vinyl Dolls for sale

One good thing about cleaning out your house and moving is you find things ;)

I've had these in storage for the last, oh, ten years or so? I will not do anything with them, so here you go. Some are very hard to find. I am sure you talented girls you can do something with them.

** They are all sold AS IS. Some just need cleaning, some had things like, eyes changed or wigs changed or blushed. So, they are sold as is, in need of TLC **

(click pics to enlarge)

Lee Middleton Heads. From top left the first one is Baby Boo (69/1000 if I am not mistaken), then there is a bigger Reva one, a Sherry Housley one, a sleeping Reva, another Helland, I think the twin of Baby Boo (28 of 1500). Bottom row, I think this was once Lions, Tigers and Bears. Another bigger/older Helland and a Reva one. The last Reva in the bottom line has had his eyes changed and I cut the head to do it, but it has been reglued, will be totally be hidden with a wig.
Boo, Reva girl, Housley girl

Housley girl, Reva sleeper, Helland baby
Another Reva sleeper, Helland older baby girl, Reva baby
Cathariena Tennusen Lillian for Zapf. I had removed her wig and glued on some mohair. You can see some of the mohair still stuck to her head but can be sanded off easily.
I don't know how but Lillian got these marks on both her legs and arms. I have NOT tried to removed them, don't know what they are, don't know IF they can be removed (make her an A/A baby if not?). Her head does not have any marks from what I can see. Sold as is!
Three Spanish Berenguer heads. One is Asian, nose opened, a tuff of hair rooted at the front, I have kept the neck as you can see so it can go to a cloth body.
Cititoy baby about 15" long? Eyes have been changed, the eye missing is actually IN the head. Needs a good cleaning.
Apple Valley Joanna, makes a LARGE baby :)
This is a Fayzan Spanos "Ships Ahoy". She makes a 30" toddler if I remember correctly. Except she is missing her wig and lashes, there is nothing wrong with her as far as I can see, other than needing a good wash.
Two sets of Reva limbs for Lee Middleton, one set of arms, Baby Boo's arms and legs cut down because they were at a weird angle and I wanted to use a cloth body with a skeleton for posability. Can still be attached to cloth body if you drill holes around them (see photo below) and sew them on. I have done it many times. Like this :
Apple Valley limbs, Reva Chubby limbs and cut down (and holes drilled already) legs and ONE arm of bigger Reva baby.
Reva chubby arm has this mark on it, not sure what it is, have not tried to clean it. The other limbs are fine, just need cleaning.
Reva newer limbs, nothing wrong with them.
I am asking for everything, sold as a package deal, $600 SHIPPED (very big heavy box).
You get:
11 Heads
4 full dolls (two of which are hard to find and limited edition, albeit in need of TLC)
7 full sets of limbs
and some parts :)
Now on eBay!! Reserve is $500

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Babies for Sale!! Super low prices!

I have finally started setting up my studio in the new apartment. Looks like I will continue sleeping on the couch lol :) But it's ok. I would rather sculpt than sleep ;)

I have some super deals for you today. Two sets of babies for sale in amazingly low prices!!
Baby Boy, OOAK, 2013, full arms and 3/4 legs, painted light brown hair, polymer clay. About 8" tall, cloth body filled with glass micro-beads, very cuddly. Comes in outfit shown (plus a matching hat not shown).

Baby girl, polymer clay OOAK, 2013, non-jointed, anatomically correct, painted brown hair. Comes in flower as shown, about 5" tall.

Baby Girl, 2013, polymer clay OOAK, about 5" tall, 5 way jointed (head, shoulders, hips), anatomically correct girl, painted light brown hair. Comes dressed in cloth diaper and dress as shown.

Kittaby, polymer clay OOAK, end of 2012, 5" tall, non jointed, anatomically correct boy. Rabbit fur hair and back side pelt, tiny tail. Kittabies are half-babies, half-kittens so he is a fantasy creature. About 5" tall.

Resin baby boy, cloth body, dark brown mohair (glued on). Comes dressed as shown. 6" tall.

And now, for the amazing prices!!!
Babies are sold as shown, I cannot separate them but for that price, you are getting an awesome deal.
Jointed baby girl, one piece baby girl and Kittaby for 320 Euros shipped (tracking included).

And, resin baby plus 8" OOAK, fully dressed for 230 Euros shipped!!


Friday, July 05, 2013

Freya kits update

Hi girls,
My blog posts automatically on FB even if I can't access it for the moment, I just wanted to let you know if you need anything please mail me instead of sending me a FB message.

I am expecting the Freya kits very soon, in the next couple of weeks, they are just about ready to ship from the factory. As soon as they are here of course, I will sort and ship them immediately.
Thank you again for your patience!!!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Thoughts on healing and moving on...

One thing I realized today was that this whole "road to healing" thing is not linear.
I will have a mostly good day and then the next day I will feel crappy again and the whole process will be a little "rinse and repeat" until... until what? Until one day I realize I have more good days than bad? That I get more done? That I started sculpting again? That my kids don't raise their arms to protect their heads anymore whenever someone reaches a hand out to touch them? When I love again (if!? I love again)?

Maybe... When my father died, it left me breathless and disoriented but it wasn't my first death, so I was able to make it through it better. This IS my first (and please God Almighty, my LAST!!!) divorce. I don't quite know how to do this. Add the fact that this wasn't a simple "we fell out of love  and we parted as friends divorce", and I find I have very few people around me who know what it is like to leave an abusive relationship, leave all your worldly possessions behind, the place your boys called home and making a brand new start some place else.

It is an adjustment for all involved... yet, strangely, as  I was laying in "bed" (I can't afford a bed yet so I sleep on the couch, hence the "") a couple nights ago, staring at the ceiling and not sleeping, I felt at "home". This apartment, with boxes still around, started feeling like home. Maybe even more so than the previous one. Why? I have only lived here 3 weeks, yet I had lived in the previous one for 12... What changed? Very simply, my heart. Home is where the heart is...and this is where my heart is now.
Now, if I could only SLEEP more than 2 hours a night, THEN I would be happy ;) I am bone tired but too many things are in my head and they won't let me sleep. Have you tried sleeping while your brain is "screaming" at you?

My head is still swirling with the "shoulda, coulda, woulda" and yes sometimes I miss him. I miss the times he was good to me although to be honest, these have been gone for years, if I am being honest, probably since the boys were born. It is easy to get over these moments though. His roaring, raging voice, filled with accusations, the look in his eyes, the sounds of my kids crying uncontrollably, the pleading look in their eyes "mommy save me!", snap me out of it pretty quickly. I miss a person that "died". That person I miss, doesn't exist, maybe he never did.

Am I to blame? Possibly. I don't believe in the "it was all his fault" view. I leave this marriage, knowing I *really* tried. I tried HARD and never gave up, to make it work. I tried so hard to become who he wanted me to become that I don't remember who I started out to be and I need to re-invent me. I don't remember what I liked, can you believe it?
I often find myself talking like him, thinking like him. I remember I was fun loving and bubbly and that is one thing I miss. I was silly even. He didn't approve...

So yes, I am also to blame except I never raised my voice, never called him names, never made him feel unloved or unwanted or worthless and God forbid, I never raised my hand or threw anything with the intent to hit him. I wish I wasn't divorced sometimes. I wish things had worked out, I wish I was a stronger person. Maybe if I had told him that very first time he "lost it" that "listen Mr. that won't fly, now settle down or I am out, I don't deserve this"... maybe things would have gone better.
Here we go with the "shoulda, coulda, woulda" again.

I don't know how but I do know one thing: I will survive this. I will become a better person because of this. I will be the best mom ever to my boys and they will grow to be proper, good, strong, self-sufficient and well rounded men who will treat their families with nothing but love and respect, will not buckle under pressure and will learn to think for themselves. That I promise!

Once again thank you kindly for your support and your patience. I can't wait to start sculpting again, my head is swirling with ideas :)

HAPPY 4th JULY to my American friends!!! Have a great day!!!

Facebook hack!

Hey guys and gals,
If you have messaged me on FB, I am sorry but I had my FB account hacked and still haven't managed to get it straight yet.

On other news, we are ok. The boys saw their father last weekend for 24hrs. They came home a little upset, especially Cody. I was told that this is "normal" but it did take him a couple days to calm down. Hopefully if/when he asks for them again, Cody will take it better. So far he hasn't asked for them again but of course, I don't mind him seeing them any time he wants (if it doesn't interfere with their schedule).

On other news, if you have ordered a Freya, I should have them soon :)

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