Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Powder in Caroline...

Today, I wanted to try out a wig I had for some time, when I used to own a Dollmore model abjd. This wig was purchased thru ebay, and are actually very expensive. So, I was thrilled to see that it fit Abielle. Even though the size of this wig is 9-10, two sizes larger. Still, it sits nicely on her head!
Then, I added a beautifully made Swarovski crystal necklace by a seller on Yahoo Japan. This necklace came with a brooch and was a part of a Marie Antoinette dress set. I kept the jewelry for it obvious beauty. Now, Abielle is ready for the royal court... - ggsdolls

Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Vintage Japan items for me and for the shop...

One of the last boxes to arrive this week, just before Christmas was much anticipated from Japan. Above, is a lovely princess style Gem Jewelry music box that I got for practically nothing...I've seen this showcased in Ayumi Uyama's book about girl's style in the early 50's and 60's in Japan. It can be seen on the dresser at the back of the book.
This lovely box looks like it is made with heavy metal and chrome finishes, but its actually pretty light to carry and is made of plastic. At the bottom is a knob to turn to make the music play when you lift the lid up. There is not much of an area for you to put jewelry in, but it's still a lovely addition to my collection...
Below, I combined all the other items that came in the box, some flip coloring books with lovely retro anime girls. Cute! I looked at each one and they all have some beautiful pages to color! I've added these to the shop already.
Then, also these cute acrylic pencil cases one by Sunstar named colleen, and the other by Macoto. Both pencil cases found were very cheap. These days, I try to look for better deals, and to make sure that I am not spending over my budget. Still deciding whether to list the pencil cases or not in the shop...I love em' both, LOL! - ggsdolls

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Styling Fun with Abeille!

On Saturday, I made this pillbox hat in blue when I found out that she couldn't fit into the hats that Lina had-_-; Still the blue felt hat worked well and I added this lovely Cher scarf. Now, she looks so stylish as a Pan Am Airline Hostess...
Then, I tried out this lovely large black bow that belonged to a JeNny doll fashion I had for some time, added the pearl necklace and now, she looks ready for a social event!
Today, I couldn't sleep. My mind was swimming with other ideas or looks I could give the wigs, just by changing a few accessories around... Above, she looks like Ginger Grant from "Gilligan's Island"!
Finally, I decided to make another pillbox hat, in red, this time. I am told she looks a lot like Jackie O! Yes, I am having fun styling these wigs and creating a 50's or 60's look for Abeille... I wonder what else I can come up with?? - ggsdolls

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monique Wigs on Abielle Mannequin Heads!

I wanted to see if I could change out the "Beehive" wigs from the Abielle mannequin heads I got from Japan. So, with some cash in hand, I ordered directly from Monique.com the wigs, that I've previously gotten for my Unoa 2nd, back in 2006. I especially loved this one style above and below...called "Penny". Its actually suited more for baby dolls, because of the pink ribbons that are on the hair at the top. But I always take them off.
Only because I like the flip do without the bows. This look is always sexy and reminds me a lot of the 50's and 60's hairstyle. Then, I also got this one below called "Claire", for some reason I thought it was called "Roxy", but was corrected when I found the same style I had ordered so long ago.
This style is more of a modern take on the flip do above. I looked it up online and its called a "Fringe" bob. Still this is another fave with its wispy blown away look and bangs, very wild, yet sheik!
I found two other styles I liked thru Monique.com and when I get them will showcase them here as well. I remember back in the early 70's my mother used to own several wigs and wig stands for the hairstyles she used to wear during parties, and other social events...these are just reminders of a special time in history....ahhh the memories! - ggsdolls

Monday, December 13, 2010

More Items From Japan...

I was excited to receive this latest Lot of items. From above you can see all the goodies that came in...mostly Masako W. or Margaret items. Some posedoll autograph books, and a large doll!

I was able to get this Lot of posedoll signature books pretty cheap. The dolls are cutely posed. I will be adding these to the shop soon!

This amazing Margaret Cady, mint in box too! A lovely cute cady for any desk or room. This one already sold fast in my shop!

The amazing Masako Watanabe address books were sold in a Lot as well and I noticed that one of the girl designs is also on one of my cases! Too cute. I will add one to the shop and one I will be keeping. I am currently working on the large doll, and some of the other items in the photo are showcased on my livejournal...- ggsdolls

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kawaii Scrapbook Albums Vintage Japan!

These amazing albums arrived from YJA, and I couldn't believe the cuteness of them. I am having a hard time deciding to let them go at all. Still for a vintage item they are in great condition!

The blue scrapbook above has amazing detail to each of the cute characters on the train. Some even feel fuzzy as you run your fingertips across them. I will need to have the words translated to find out what it says. But this one is just too cute!

This green scrapbook above most would say is the cutest one. I would totally agree if it weren't for the silly eye on the deer. Maybe if it wasn't there I'd love this one more. Still the cute little duck and flowers is soo Ayumi Uyama cute! Hopefully I will add one or the other or maybe both to the shop?! Look out for em'! - ggsdolls

Monday, December 6, 2010

Doing Christmas family photos!

I found this amazingly cute silver dress by wonderkids at Kmart! I just had to find white stockings and black maryjane shoes to match. When I did I wanted my husband to take our family photos for Christmas. We all tried to match our attire to this particular dress and it worked out well. My youngest daughter as the centerpiece!

She looks amazing, and if only I could find an infant size of this same dress then I would dress up one of my cloth dolls in it too! The photos turned out beautifully... - ggsdolls