Credits for the characters and items used in these photos:
All four of the main characters are from Andrea Meyer’s Wildflower Dolls Etsy shop. If a doll can be a muse, and I’d argue they can, then Andrea creates muses.
Each doll is one of Andrea’s head sculpts (each limited to a run of 50), which she then customizes by painting the face and gluing on hair. The head is then attached to a doll body – most of mine are on Barbie Made-to-move bodies.
Daisy is from Andrea’s “Ruby” sculpt. She was my first doll, so I didn’t have any specific instructions, beyond making the hair blond.
Camellia is from Andrea’s “Jacqueline” sculpt. I spent a long time figuring out what makeup/hair I wanted, and then finally just bought a doll Andrea had already made because, it turns out, she was just perfect.
Lily is the original doll in Andrea’s Jane sculpt. I wanted an older doll, and am in love with Joan Hickerson as Miss Jane Marple, so Andrea created a doll based off that character (using the Jacqueline head as the starting point). It was so popular, that she turned it into its own sculpt.
Rosie is from Andrea’s “Rosie” sculpt. I needed a young doll, and Rosie’s face seemed right. Andrea gave her a young paint job and put her on a smaller Obitsu body.
Other OOAK dolls
Rosemary is from DovileDollart on Etsy. I’d spent what seems like forever finding a red haired doll who could be Rosie’s doll self. When I saw Rosemary, I knew she was the one. Her head, lower arms, and lower legs are handsculpted from polymer clay. Her body, upper arms and upper legs are soft, and there’s a wire armature in upper legs and upper arms which makes it possible for her to hold a pose, although she can’t stand on her own. Her dress is handsewn and attached to her body.
Two BJDs appear in the cast of Underfoot – my photo vignettes of two dolls making their way in a human-sized world.
Buu is a 19cm doll from Mudoll. She’s the only doll I have that I could call “cuddly,” even though she’s just as hard as the rest.
Jinjur is a 25cm doll from Aimeraidoll – part of their Wizard of Oz line. Unlike most BJDs, she’s genderless. I keep her in long pink hair and dresses to push her to the female side, because I think it makes her role a little more interesting. I’m loath to pick favorites in my doll world, but at the moment I’m head over heels about Jinjur.
I’ve used several mass-produced dolls in the story:
- Two large dolls and their smaller versions (Blythe and China doll (from Oz)) appeared in Rosie’s doll adventure, part 2, along with James Franco (also from Oz)
- Licca participated in the search in Lily and the case of the lost doll, part 1. I picked up the Quentin child doll from Goodwill, so I don’t really know what/who she is.
- A red-haired made to move Barbie’s and Cate Blanchett’s Lady Tremaine appeared in Daisy and the mysterious stranger.
- Mini doll Rapunzel (in wig) appears as the young daisy in Daisy and the mysterious photos.
- Many felted items in Rosie’s room, including her extremely smart dog, are from my talented sister, Melanie.
- The painting of the bear and girl on the wall in Rosie’s room is from my favorite painter on Etsy – Amber Alexander.
- Camellia’s raven is from DarialVovsky on Etsy.
- Camellia’s panther is from Conchy Gem Dolls on Etsy.