Tuesday, November 13, 2012
And a big old check mark goes through...
This dress is being modeled by the lovely Anja who is an Integrity Playline head on a Barbie Fashionista body. Integrity is the parent company (I think) of those VERY expensive, often haughty looking Fashion Royalty girls. While I cannot afford a FR girl and never thought to look for these playline versions online as I never really cared for their snooty looks, this beautiful girl was sent to me by an awesome friend as a gift...and well what can I say, I am in love with her! My Anja doesn't look snooty at all, just more serious that her smiling Barbie counter-parts.
Here is a close-up of the dress. It's made from a printed quilter's cotton in black with the cream, goldenrod, sage and burgundy accent colors.
This dress has a rather large flair at the hemline, and I am debating making her a crinoline/tutu type under skirt, just for a little playful edge.
I have about 5 or 6 more of this same design cut out and prepped to go. (also from that same year ago pre-move period) Over the next few weeks I want to finish them all and get them listed as well!
Here is another shot of Anja...isn't her hair fabulous??? The only problem I have with her is that her head is a bit loose on this body and all that hair tends to pull her head back, making any pose other than this chin-down one VERY difficult to do!
But I had to get her off her original body, as she had the old style solid arms and click kneed rubber legs! This body suits her so much better!
Now if only I can figure out how to weight the front of her head a bit to allow better posing. Being shy only lasts so long! This girl needs to SHINE!
Plus I decided that instead of just coating each one with clear nail polish, I'd use a coat or two of a corresponding color instead! And um yes, I have more than enough colors of polish to create and entire palette of artist's colors!
I think I should be embarrassed by how many bottles of polish I actually have, especially since my nails are naked more often than not!
I really need to get back into the habit of doing my nails at least once a week! But that is neither here nor there. I think I have decided to offer the pencils loosely, in groups of 12, 24 and custom sets. A custom set will allow the customer to order certain shades...say all greens, or all purples of such. I am also going to be working on tubes of paints, paint palettes, possibly bottles of paint as well as things like sketch pads, and eventually easels as well! Oooh and drawing pencils too!
Well friends I'm off to plan my day tomorrow, and then off to bed! Thanks for reading along!