Post by kitnkabootle on May 30, 2016 20:15:58 GMT -8
My name is Crystal-lee. After recently buying a Blythe doll for my wife for her coming birthday (customized to look like her favorite book character, Flavia De Luce) I recently rediscovered my obsession with BJD. I've collected porcelain dolls my whole life and even took classes when I was very young in porcelain doll making. I discovered the beauty of BJDs in my early twenties but couldn't afford one. Eventually they kind of faded into the background and I forgot about them, probably out of disappointment.
Well now I'm back and I have actually just today, pre-ordered my very first porcelain BJD doll, an "Elena" mold from Lutsenko Dolls. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. I've asked for some customization, namely to freckle her and give her lovely blue eyes and curly red hair. I don't know how I'll be able to wait two months to hold her!!
I have been looking at and reading all the in boxing threads on here and I think I'll probably do an unblocking video when she comes because it's just too exciting not to.
I've already picked out names and shortlisted many - all Scottish and Celtic.
Thanks for welcoming me to the community. Can't wait to get to know some fellow porcelain lovers.
Hello Crystal-lee welcome to the forums!! Congratulations on buying your first porcelain doll, you won't regret it. I recently got my first (second hand through the marketplace here) and nothing compares!! I'm really looking forward to seeing your new girl and hearing which name you end up picking from your list
Post by kitnkabootle on Jun 1, 2016 13:54:47 GMT -8
Kamia - the name choosing will probably last until the moment she arrives! I keep thinking I've decided and then I haven't! But maybe that's the fun. I'm a 32 year old mother of 7 animals (hehe). Most of them have human names, Stanley, Dudley, Edith, Shelby and Bob, but I haven't got to pick out a genuine doll name before.
Galacticat - The funny thing is, my wife isn't a doll collector at all. She teases me a little bit about my love, but she really has a fondness for stuffed animals and toys of any nature. If it has eyes, she treats it like it's sentient. There is a box full of stuffed animals that we don't want anymore from storage but she won't let me get rid of them. She gets emotionally attached! Lol. She's much older than I am, but I'm definitely the adult. That being said she is in love with Flavia De Luce, the character the Blythe Doll is being fashioned after, so I think she'll be totally enamored. Lutsenko dolls kind of stole my heart. I couldn't be happier with who I chose to do my doll. It's fun seeing other people's dolls and checking out their artists because it opens up some ideas for possible new dolls in the future. I will for sure do a YouTube video. And get lots of details. There are hardly any YouTube box openings of porcelain dolls. I think there's 1 or maybe 2. I hope that changes!
Welcome Crystal-lee,you will find plenty of enthusiastic doll people around here!! i just recently got my first porcelain doll as well and i'm sooo in love with her! I look forward to seeing your new arrival and your box opening x
Post by kitnkabootle on Jun 12, 2016 20:27:29 GMT -8
Thank you so much everyone! I really am excited beyond words. I even got a fresh lens for my camera so that I can shoot macro and get some details of the doll when she arrives. I think I've decided on her story and her name now. How do all of you pass the time waiting for your dolls to arrive? I guess it's a testament to today's society as to how awful we are at waiting for things.