Since I was unhappy with Aidan’s first faceup, I ordered some smaller brushes on the internet and attempted another go last weekend. I have to admit, I was pretty much terrified when I removed the first face with acetone-free nail varnish remover. My fingers stuck to the resin where the remover was and I was worried that I was somehow melting the resin, so I quickly scrubbed the head clean and then put it in water to clean it. Luckily no damage was done (as far as I can tell) but I’m quite apprehensive about removing it again, so I’ll stick with this face for as long as possible.

It took me two days to do this faceup, as I redid the eyelashes and lips a fair few times and I was blushing the body at the same time. Overall I like it a lot more; it’s less feminine and more natural. I’m not so sure on the top eyelashes, but he looked a bit odd without any so I’ve left them there for the time being. Next up, I attempt to sew clothes!

Bonus pretend rockstar pose


I had the time to seal Aidan and paint his face today. I’m not 100% happy with it at the moment, but it will do for now and makes him look a bit less creepy!

(Holding my new Lunartik mini figure)

In progress


My first BJD has arrived today!

I somehow turned this bag of bits into a doll.

Next to a Living Dead Doll Fashion Victim (33cm tall) to give a size comparison. He’s a bit huge!

I’ll be painting his face at the weekend so he looks less creepy.

I’ve been a blog writing machine over the past week! I have been quite bored at work, I’ll admit.

I have big exciting news; my Ai ball jointed doll has been shipped. Luckily his clothes, wig and eyes arrived earlier last week, and I bought some pastels and sealing spray at the weekend for his faceup. Since buying him in January I’ve slowly been purchasing various items of clothing, accessories and art materials and now I have pretty much everything I need. I estimate he will arrive sometime during the week (depends on how long customs keep him) so I can get a good start on him at the weekend.

Another tidbit of exciting news, the creators of Tatty Devine have signed a deal with Virgin for a book on how to make your own jewellery. It’s not out until October but it sounds like the perfect thing for crafty jewellery-DIYers.

I watched Girl Walks Into A Bar on Friday, and was pleasantly surprised by it. It was very funny in places and slightly reminiscent of a Tarantino film with the mysterious, punchy dialogue. I enjoyed how the plot linked the main characters together, but I do feel that some of their individual stories were not resolved very well, simply ending with a tacked on line from another character. All in all it was a pretty good film and definitely worth watching as it is free!

Youtube Channel

On Sunday I finished Supernatural Season 2 and I think I enjoyed it more than the first season. The arc was more interesting and it had some brilliant individual episodes (like Heart which had me bawling, and Tall Tales which had me crying with laughter). I’ll move onto the third season this week, which is slightly shorter due to the writers strike so it shouldn’t take me that long to finish.

Afterwards I watched Howl, the experimental biopic of Allen Ginsberg starring James Franco. It is made up of scenes from the obscenity trial on ‘Howl and Other Poems’, faux-interview footage with Ginsberg (Franco) during the trial and animation to accompany the poem. Despite the hodgepodge of formats it was still quite interesting, and I think the animation was particularly effective. My problem with the film was that it was too short and didn’t touch on each subject enough. They could have gone into more detail about the trial or Ginsburg’s life, but they didn’t. It left me wondering what the point of the film was.

Next Monday is one of the most exciting days on my music calendar; the lineup of Reading Festival is revealed. Rumours are certain that Muse will headline the Friday, The Strokes on Saturday and My Chemical Romance on Sunday, but any news on other bands or stages has been scarce. I’m hoping for some Death From Above 1979, Blood Red Shoes and The Kills. Luckily I’ve only got one ticket to buy in the general sale as everyone else bought theirs in the presale last year. It’s always a stressful hour trying to connect to the rubbish Seetickets servers.


One of the best things about the new year, is all the fantastic sales that come with it. I’ve been perusing my favourite stores online and have come away with some nice purchases from Threadless and Tatty Devine. From Tatty Devine, I got a fob watch necklace, a glittery bowtie ring and a leaves necklace to match the bracelet I bought last year. It was only after I bought these, that I noticed the zip necklace I’ve always wanted was in the sale too! It will have to wait til next time I suppose.

My biggest sale buy though, was a Korean resin ball jointed doll. Ever since I got into toy collecting I have lusted after these. They are fairly large in size (about 1/3 scale), fully customisable and made in small runs, and as such are usually very expensive. Luckily for me one of my favourite doll makers Custom House have been having mad sales, so I managed to pick one up for under $100. It comes unpainted and unstrung so I will have to tackle those things myself, but I’m sure I will manage. They have quite a reputation for sending out the dolls after a massive wait so I’m not expecting him until mid-March, but it gives me time to buy supplies and clothes.