Miniatures and Dolls

This sub-blog is about all sorts of crafts involved in doll making, dioramas, and miniatures. Everything from wig making, to face-ups, to sewing, sculpting, and more.

Xaga Doll May Box Opening - Ball Jointed Doll

Feb. 9, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

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After a long, highly anticipated wait, my first ball jointed doll has arrived! For those of you unfamiliar with ball jointed dolls (BJDs), these figures are highly collectible pieces of art, hand sculpted by artists and cast in smooth resin. Although the term "ball jointed doll" refers to any doll that has ball and socket joints, it is most commonly used within the doll niche to refer to a particular subset of dolls created by Asian companies.

Because these dolls are generally made to order and ship from Asia, it can sometimes take several weeks or even months to recieve ...


How to Mod an Obitsu Head onto an Azone Body

July 13, 2016, 10:51 p.m.

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If you've read my Obitsu/Azone Hybrid Comparison Guide, you know that I'm a big fan of the Azone body. It's just so cute!

However, the neck hole of the Obitsu 21 cm Female Head is too small to fit onto the Azone Pure Neemo Flection body. The natural opening to the head is only as big as the smallest, top most portion of the Azone body.

original Obitsu neck

hole is too small

After months and months of sitting in pieces on my shelf, I finally decided that it was time to overcome my fear of accidentally messing up the Obitsu head and ...


My Current Doll Projects

April 16, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

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all my dolls

I've been itching to make progress on my dolls lately, so I figured it would be good to introduce everyone to my current dolls and projects! I have a horrible habit of starting more things than I finish, so most of these are works in progress. Although, I think at this point I have enough different types of ongoing projects that I'll always be able to find something to work on without needing to start something new.

Anyways, onto the dolls:

I first got started in the doll hobby through Monster High dolls. This Skull Shores Ghoulia was ...


Plant Fiber Comparison for Doll Wigs

Feb. 21, 2016, 10:46 a.m.

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One my absolute favorite activities in the doll hobby is wig making. I feel a good wig can really make or break a doll, and is one of the quickest and easiest ways to completely switch up a character. While I’m certainly no expert at making wigs, it is my most practiced activity within the hobby and I feel like I have enough experience to be somewhat helpful.

I could talk for hours about everything I’ve learned over the past few years, but that’s not why I’m here today. Today, my goal is to show you a few alternative and ...


Azone/Obitsu Hybrid Skin Color and Size Comparison

Jan. 24, 2016, 1:46 p.m.

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I really like Azone Doll bodies; I love how well their joints are hidden and naturally flow with their design. This results in a very posable, yet very aesthetically pleasing doll. I'm probably not alone with these opinions, as Azone Doll bodies are commonly used as posable alternatives for stock Blythes, Pullips, and other types of dolls.

However, full set Azone dolls can be quite pricey, which is a waste if you're just looking for a body or want to completely customize an entire doll. As a doll customizer, I didn't really want to spend over $100 ...


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Azone/Obitsu Hybrid Skin Color and Size Comparison

Azone/Obitsu Hybrid Skin Color and Size Comparison

Look no further! Here's the ultimate guide to Azone/Obitsu skin color and size comparisons.

Plant Fiber Comparison for Doll Wigs

Plant Fiber Comparison for Doll Wigs

One my absolute favorite activities in the doll hobby is wig making. Have you tried using Ramie, Tencel, Ingeo, Rose, or Soybean fiber? Here's a comparison of some different plant ...

My Current Doll Projects

My Current Doll Projects

I've been itching to make progress on my dolls lately, so I figured it would be good to introduce everyone to my current dolls and projects! Monster High, Azone and Obitsu, Dal, and...

How to Mod an Obitsu Head onto an Azone Body

How to Mod an Obitsu Head onto an Azone Body

The neck hole of an Obitsu 21 cm Female Head is too small to fit onto an Azone Pure Neemo Flection body! Here's what you need to do to make them compatible!

Xaga Doll May Box Opening - Ball Jointed Doll

Xaga Doll May Box Opening - Ball Jointed Doll

After a long, highly anticipated wait, my first ball jointed doll has arrived! For those of you unfamiliar with ball jointed dolls (BJDs), these figures are highly collectible pieces...