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.


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.