Kosta Nallemässa 2017

The 22nd of October the annual teddy fair is held in Kosta, Sweden.
The fair is organized by Margarethas Dockskåp. This store sells many different types of dolls, toys and miniatures. Among other things they have a large selection of wigs and eyes suitable for BJD and a huge selection of doll house miniatures that fits 1:12 scale dolls.
We have not attended this particular event before, but we have been to other events arranged by the same store.
While the main focus of the fair is teddy bears and other stuffed toys; dolls, doll house miniatures and other miniature and craft related things are also welcome.

We will be there with more or less the same stuff we brought to Jointed Hearts. This means the Skyfall head will be available for purchase as well as various clothes and accessories. We will also bring the Basil body prototype. Feel free to handle him a bit, ask questions and tell us what you think. We’d love to get some feedback.

If you visit the fair, please come by and say hello!

Back from Jointed Hearts

We are fresh home from this years edition of Jointed Hearts, a BJD convention held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden.

While a bit on the small side, it was still packed with interesting people and an astonishing amount of skills and talent. There were several doll artists present and many other lovely crafts as well.
The theme of this years exhibition was “the Machine” and it was so much fun to see the many interpretations. The most impressive one being a working arcade machine in 1:3 scale! Way beyond awesome.

I managed to make a rough cast version of the Basil body done in time to take with me and I had him displayed on our table with a note encouraging people to pick him up and examine him closer and many did. I learned so much out of the amazing feedback that people gave and also a lot from just watching how people handled him and what they looked for first.
A big thank you to all who did!

I also had the great fortune to be able to get some feedback from more experienced artists and a chance to nerd a bit about casting and sculpting materials.

Now I will take a couple of days to wind down and rest up a bit, then it’s time to do a bunch of minor fixes to Basil and to make him ready to be professionally cast. With a bit of luck I will be able to open the first preorder for him later this fall.

Introducing Basil

Meet Basil, a body I have made to fit the Skyfall head.

He is about 41cm tall with the head and that puts him in the shorter range of the 1/4 dolls.
I am almost finished with the original sculpt. The plan now is to cast a prototype in house and hopefully have it finished enough to bring it with me to Jointed Hearts.

To give an idea of his size and proportions, here he is posed next to a Doll Leaves Wish.

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Standing up.

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And sitting down.

First Order Period Open

I am happy to announce that the Skyfall head is now available to order.
Only a limited amount of heads will be released this time, the order period starts now and ends July 31, or when the heads are sold out, whichever is first.

To order, simply place an e-mail to dolly_dark@hotmail.com and tell the amount and skin color you wish to purchase and provide name, address and your Paypal information.
You will then receive a confirmation mail and a Paypal invoice. Pay the amount within 5 days to confirm your order. Your order is not complete until we have received the payment.

The head is available in a Normal Skin that is intended to match Volks Normal and in White Skin.
The cost of one head is 85 euro
Shipping cost will be 13 euro to most countries (more info about shipping at the end of the post*).

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Skyfall takes 12mm or 14mm eyes and wigs in size 6-7. She fits S-hooks up to 13mm wide.

*This shipping option has tracking available to the following countries:
Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Canada, Croatia, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zeeland, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Hungary, Belarus, Austria.
If your country is not on the list and you want tracking, let me know in your order e-mail and I’ll get back to you with what other options are available. Please be aware that the shipping cost will likely be a bit higher.

Possible Hybrids

I have tried the prototype head on the bodies I have available.
Since this is still a prototype, these pictures don’t say anything about resin matches, but they can be useful to see size and proportions.
The head should fit nicely on any body with similar measurements. They all have a neck circumference of between 7 and 7,5 cm. The head has a decent range of movement on all of these bodies.

Doll Leaves Teenage Dream boy body
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Luts Kid Delf Romantic body
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Lati Blue girl body
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