Hello and thank you for stopping by!
I'm SillyLady, I was introduced to BJDs in 2007 and have been hooked ever since. I have been doing aesthetics since around 2008 and now I offer my aesthetic services for commission as SillyLady Aesthetics.
I will be sharing some of my work here as well as other photos of my BJDs and perhaps some from local meets as well.

 

uberotakudesign:

Last Unicorn Screening Tour Seattle 2013 Sneak Peek on Flickr.
This lovely story was such an inspiration to me as a kid and I started my own story of Unicorns because of my love of this film. I just had to take little Amalthea with me! A group of friends and I went and saw this screening and got to do a meet/greet, signing, and QA session with the author of the book - Peter S. Beagle! Him and his staff/volunteers were really great. They did a fabulous job at making this a fun organized event! I plan on doing a full review and posting it soon! More pictures and some video snippets to come!
The tour’s info can be found here <a href=”http://lastunicorntour.com/” rel=”nofollow”>lastunicorntour.com/</a> Go! See it!

uberotakudesign:

Last Unicorn Screening Tour Seattle 2013 Sneak Peek on Flickr.

This lovely story was such an inspiration to me as a kid and I started my own story of Unicorns because of my love of this film. I just had to take little Amalthea with me!

A group of friends and I went and saw this screening and got to do a meet/greet, signing, and QA session with the author of the book - Peter S. Beagle! Him and his staff/volunteers were really great. They did a fabulous job at making this a fun organized event!

I plan on doing a full review and posting it soon! More pictures and some video snippets to come!

The tour’s info can be found here <a href=”http://lastunicorntour.com/” rel=”nofollow”>lastunicorntour.com/</a> Go! See it!

calliopeoracle:

Cheshire body blushing, done! I’m in love with this little guy.

Cute Cheshire!! Great job on him!

calliopeoracle:

I don’t know which head I like better!

Lookit the cute kitty! I got to watch him get painted ^_^  (Soom Cheshire)

istoremygirlsinboxes:

So tonight I made the inner lining for my proof of concept crypt drawer. It wasn’t the neatest of jobs. I was using fabric scraps so they’re not perfectly sized. Still, this gave me a good idea of whether this was too small, too large etc. I have to size this for the largest doll so Doll Chateau Christina and Dolores are both much taller than Iplehouse Bianca shown here. 

You can see in the first two photos that she’s closed in by the cushions but has ample space. In the next two we can see that there’s plenty of leg room. The next two show how much head room she has. The last shot shows that her arms tuck into the cushions almost under her. I do want these drawers to be a tight fit. The inner space measures about 28 inches. Which is shorter than DC Dolores. However, I think with custom cushions this will work if he has slightly bended knees. 

To make sure this is workable I had to think about what the day to day logistics would be. Pulling the drawers out or putting them in means possible doll slippage. So for my Bianca here I would definitely fill in the space with deeper padding. Unlike my coffins where I make them nice and roomy so they can hang out as well as sleep in them, this would be a nighty-night spot. There’s the possibility that I would be using this as a table and it would get moved around so again, the cushions would have to be designed doll by doll for perfect immobilizing padding. 

Because there is definitely more room than necessary top to bottom I considered making the drawer shallower. Then I started thinking that if I was inserting a drawer carelessly at an angle the possibility would arise to bump a nose or something. So a little extra room is preferable. 

The next step is to figure out the logistics of what sort of extra space a drawer needs to slide in to the crypt itself. I’ve been thinking that I could probably go ahead and build the basic crypt shell and use the mat board drawer to test “slide in size”. Then when I build the wooden drawers I can know how much adjustment I’ll have to make. I’ll likely borrow my friends table saw for this project. The rough cuts at Home Depot are not likely to “cut’ it here where things need to be more exact. 

Lookin good! Can’t wait to see what you do with this project!!!

Are you using foam, batting or a combination of the two for the cushions?

donnkinney:

Steve was a bit grumpy most of the con until he found candy, then all was right with the world :-)
Sorry again for another bad photo, Im working on some good ones with Vince that i hope to have finished with in a few days.
Yesterday I returned from the Atlanta Ball Jointed Doll Convention, the con was over on Sunday but i decided to take the scenic route home through the Great Smoky Mountains (and a scenic route it was!)
The con was wonderful!! I highly recommend it to anyone into BJDs and I plan on returning next year.  It was great to see some old doll friends and it was wonderful meeting new ones!  thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hey and also thanks to everyone who attended my panels/workshops, anyone who can sit in a room for an hour and look interested while i ramble on about casting/sculpting/Steves friends/etc. deserves thanks :-)
Steves lovely lollipop was made by the super talented dapperzebra be sure to check out her tumblr page!




I got to meet this awesome doll at the Atlanta BJD Convention, he is awesome!! Even more awesome was the fact that I got to meet the artists behind the doll, they are amazing people!

donnkinney:

Steve was a bit grumpy most of the con until he found candy, then all was right with the world :-)

Sorry again for another bad photo, Im working on some good ones with Vince that i hope to have finished with in a few days.

Yesterday I returned from the Atlanta Ball Jointed Doll Convention, the con was over on Sunday but i decided to take the scenic route home through the Great Smoky Mountains (and a scenic route it was!)

The con was wonderful!! I highly recommend it to anyone into BJDs and I plan on returning next year.  It was great to see some old doll friends and it was wonderful meeting new ones!  thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hey and also thanks to everyone who attended my panels/workshops, anyone who can sit in a room for an hour and look interested while i ramble on about casting/sculpting/Steves friends/etc. deserves thanks :-)

Steves lovely lollipop was made by the super talented dapperzebra be sure to check out her tumblr page!

I got to meet this awesome doll at the Atlanta BJD Convention, he is awesome!! Even more awesome was the fact that I got to meet the artists behind the doll, they are amazing people!

istoremygirlsinboxes:

This was coffin number one. Made last year for Celine. 

Beautiful!

istoremygirlsinboxes:

This was coffin number one. Made last year for Celine. 

Beautiful!

istoremygirlsinboxes:

I cut up some mat board and created a drawer. DC Christina and Dolores are pretty tall so I made it 29.5 inches long, 5 inches tall and 7.5 inches wide. The drawers will need to be nicely padded so I’ll be sewing up some pillows to see how thickly I can cushion my girls and still have enough room for storage. If these dimensions are solid I’ll buy some plywood and start the core build. Here’s Sybille, my Iplehouse Bianca (who’s going to have to give up that body to her sister Lyonnette!) modeling.

Can’t wait to see what you do!

Sealant acted up, accidentally created a starry night sky kind of look.

Sealant acted up, accidentally created a starry night sky kind of look.