Back from DollConDK 2019

The past weekend we visited Aarhus in Denmark and the danish doll convention DollConDK run by Danske BJD Entusiaster. We had a wonderful time. The market area was filled with wonderful things and the exhibition was very impressive. The hole place was dripping with talent and packed with friendly people.

We had our own talble in the market area, selling a few things.

Here you see JennyM attending the table.

We both had dolls from our private collections on display in the exhibition and to my great delight (and surprise) I won fist prize in the MSD category with this display:

The doll on the left is the one that won the prize. She is an Iplehouse Tania dressed in a traditional oufit from c:a 1900 from the region in Sweden that I’m from.

A big thank you to everyone involved with this convention and a big Hello to everyone I met there!

A Squiggly Thing!

I have been working on something of a side project.
It’s an optional arm part for the Basil body, in the shape of a fully jointed tentacle.

This part will fit any similar socket, so it should be compatible with a wide range of dolls.
I plan to cast it in house and sell it through my etsy shop.

That’s all for now, take care and doll on.

Measurements of the Basil prototype body

These measurements are taken from the home cast Basil prototype. Please note that the measurements may differ slightly on the final version of the body, this is just to give you an idea of the size and proportions.
All measurements are given in cm.

Total height (including head) 39.5
Shoulder width 9.5
Neck circumference 7.5
Chest circumference 18.5
Waist circumference 21
Hip circumference 24
Length of foot 6
Width of foot 2.5

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.

Standing up.

And sitting down.