Sunday, November 19, 2017

38th Japanese Festival and More...

We made sure to attend the 38th Annual Japanese Autumn Festival this year, since last year was awesome!
 This year, the difference was parking, was a bit farther and more people came to the event than last year. It was crowded pack, seriously! I told my family members to go and they all did. Yay! As we made our way to the masks booth, etc. I made sure to get a mask and told Sara she needed to get more gold fish friends for George. Poor guy he has been alone for a year.


 After getting the things we wanted, we decided to head out, and on the way, we got two Blue Hawaii Shaved Ice cups. Yum!

 It was a quick trip and we knew we would just quickly go through and that was fine. Still a beautiful festival and a lot of amazing things going on. It felt good to know, I got my two brothers and their wives to make it out there. It will be a good family event for them to enjoy from now on. Yippee!

 My mask I got as a memory of the festival. I have to take a photo of the Ultraman mask from last year and this sweet Sanrio character, I just learned about her, called, "My Sweet Piano". Also, what was nice was that they handed out floor plan maps when we got tickets to know what was featured. Good on the Japanese Club of Guam for doing that!
 In Saturday's mail, I received in the mail this cute yellow version of the Miss Cutie Pie egg cup. I only have one another Miss Cutie Pie and that was a pink cup. So, this one was a cute addition.
 A few knicks, otherwise she was perfect. I found her through Etsy.

 I also, got a Lot of vintage retro girl hair clips from Yahoo Japan. I will keep a few and put a few in my etsy shop later.

 There will be cute retro girls flowers... These are my faves...
 Flowers with tennis designs in them...
 Colorful bunnies...
 ... and flowers with tulip flowers in them. They will be listed in my shop later today.
Then, I took a quick pic of my cute blue bunny by Happy Sachiyo and the meyercord bunny shrink plastic charm... to advertise! They are also available in my etsy shop!
Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Friday, November 17, 2017

Japan Goods and My Dolls

Since that quick trip, I finally had time to work on my collection and much more. First, here's what came in earlier this week...
 I received a set of Vinyl Artist Gatcha Morris the Cat with Antlers by Hinatique. I had several people via IG asking if I could bring some in. So, I did. They sold very quickly too. I will try my best to bring more in. But, after checking most places, have sold out!!
 They are all so adorable! Then, Sara asked me to make her a charm to hang off her school bag. She wanted her favorite game character, "Bendy". Here's the end result. Not too bad, too. I also used the last sheet in the packet to make a cute pink bunny!
 What do you think?
 These below are listed in my shop already. If you buy two charms you get a third one free!
 I saw a fellow collector post on this set, so I quickly went to Amiami and bought it. Sanrio Little Twin Stars cosmetic Rement. I fell in love with the mirror and dresser!
 So many cute little pieces, great for scenic shots with the dolls too! Lots of stickers to put on and cut outs too. It was work!
 I also won this vintage Tomy Co. Mitty dollhouse case, "Restaurant." I have seen these sets before, but they often sell for a lot more. So, I was quite surprised to win this one so cheap... But, I'm not complaining. Hehe.
 It even comes with the doll that is a part of the set. I'm assuming it is about 1960s or earlier. The doll is named, "Mitty" and she is about the same size as "Dolly Darlings" or "Tiny Teens."
Poor thing, she's faded and her shoes had melted into the stand. Her dress is mint though. Needs cleaning for sure. The back side of the box, has four illustrations of Mitty's other house cases, besides the "Restaurant", is a "Bed Room", "Shop Store", "Hair Salon", and "Grocery Store".
 Inside the restaurant, there are plates, utensils, a pitcher, cups, tea cups, plates and ice cream cones, and a vase. It has the background scene of a restaurant and an area rug for the floor.

 Restaurant Signage too. Sadly, no register, counter or a table with chair set. I may try to find one that will fit inside...
 More on this house later, when I get some other furniture pieces for it. Then, I also got my replaced Afrocat Iphone 6s case. Yay! It fits too. I have it on my phone right now. Sadly, can't take a photo of it on my phone. LOL I was very pleased with how, Afrocat fixed the situation without any fuss. Awesome!

 I redressed Francine in this lovely pink dotted Susie Sad Eyes dress, that I altered and added a black velvet belt. Underneath she is wearing a tutu.

 I just need some ballerina flats or slippers. She has such unusual feet, that it can be hard to find her something to wear, unless it is boots, or tennis shoes! I just love her long slender legs the most!
 I also was able to find this lovely commissioned Kiraz fashion by the famous "Poupee Mechanique"! Leo had done this fashion for me when I used to own an original Kiraz doll. I knew keeping the fashion would be useful one day! One of my fave designs too, down to the little buttons on the coat. Leo has always been very intricate with details on his fashions.
 My 2nd Mamzell de Paris is no longer nude! LOL

My two girls side by side...
Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Monday, November 13, 2017

Amazing Work by Alex Dalton and More!

A few months ago, I was smitten by a doll from a fellow collector via IG posted on his stream. It was the teen version of Pebbles, from "The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show", 1971. I decided to be brave and ask him where he bought her? His reply was, "No, I repainted and made her outfit." I was in awe... I loved the show and to have a doll just like Pebbles, would be dreamy. So, I asked if he was willing to customize one for me? He agreed. Oh my!
(Not my art, images from google.) 

I am so glad I asked him. She arrived to me safely, and I'm just in love with her! She really does look like Pebbles, and her dress is just so much like her cartoon character!! Alex did an awesome job!
 I love the little bone at the top of her head, used as a hair clip, so true to character!
 I will treasure this cutie. She now sits in my display case to be admired as I work. Thank you again Alex D. You are truly gifted dear!

 If you would like to contact Alex, and ask him about any of his amazing works of art. Just message him through his website here.

I also got this cute Woolikin Cat plush from Etsy. Her face reminded me of a Rushton. This cutie was made in Japan. Definitely vintage about 1950's or 60's. About 7 inches tall.
 She's was very well loved. I had to wash her clean, then, sew some areas and add a bit of fluff to her. She is small and I love her pink color.

A sweet vintage big eye plushy. I also added purple ribbon. After my trip I finally had time to take photos of my latest cell charm shrink plastic creations. I was playing around a bit with a few images. Some by Meyercord decals and also some vintage anime...

 If you hold them up and let light shine through you can see the images better. This shrink plastic doesn't have the white background, just the clear background.
 What do you think?

 I also redid some of my vintage ceramic figurines. The ever so popular polka dotted deer couple and my favorite red flocked bunny coin bank.
 I will add them to the shop soon. I also hope to do others later on...

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls