Every now and then, I’ll get custom orders for dolls. I do enjoy customs on occasion, but sometimes I just get a little bogged down.
I received an email from a man, which I rarely get, and he wanted to request a surprise doll for his girlfriend’s birthday. Once he mentioned his girlfriend’s name, I was overjoyed! His girlfriend is one of my regular clients who has one big doll, two mini dolls, and a couple of animals from me. She’s super sweet and I wanted to make sure her birthday doll was absolutely EVERYTHING.
He gave me some specifications on what he would like for her doll to have, such as hair, skin color, and accessories. He said she likes unicorns, so I wanted to do a little unicorn sweater/jacket for her dolly. I had a bunch of ideas, but only one doll.
It took me a while to get started, as I struggle with seasonal depression and mine is, surprisingly, in the summer. I could barely pick up a crochet hook, a paint brush, anything. Once I finally broke free of my funk, I got to work on her.
This doll was the first one I tried out my modified pattern on. I wanted to give her calves, thighs, and booty. My recent (in the last year) dolls have had booty, but I wanted to add definition. So she is the first of her kind!
I had created her body, but I knew hair was gonna be a challenge. This client has STYLE. Her hair is always different, is in different colors, and is always amazing. Her doll had to match! I began brainstorming. And then…
She contacts me, saying she wants to start planning out her next doll.
#skressed. I immediately hopped online to email the boyfriend to let him know! I couldn’t let her buy a doll, and I couldn’t tell her why. So I entertained the convo by asking her what she was thinking of designing, so maybe I could get some of the features she desired onto this current doll.
Her boyfriend agreed, and I decided that I would just make this doll naked and whatever clothes I gave her would be removable, so she can grab as many outfits as her heart desires in the future.
So we get back to the hair. Boyfriend wanted cornrows in pink, and I wanted a unicorn theme. I thought, What if I do a pink cornrow mohawk, with curls that come down the middle and the front sort of like a “mane”, and add a unicorn horn? Boyfriend wasn’t overly sure about the idea, but i showed him a picture of a previous doll I did with a similar style, and he gave me the green light.
It was on.
I think her hair turned out AMAZING. The curls were fluffy, they were defined, and I had enough pink to do multiple colors. And her little horn was done in a nice silk yarn blend for a little shine, and I added some glitter glue around.
Baby girl was off to a good start. I wanted to have her dress match, so I made her a removable pink party dress. It ties up the back sort of like shoe string laces, and it can be loosened and taken off for wardrobe changes.
Then, boyfriend wanted her to have cream colored glasses. I added them using the same silk yarn from her horn. I asked him how he felt about adding eyelashes to her, because I wanted to add these beautiful Tarte lashes onto her (I got them for myself, knowing good and well I don’t know a damn thing about applying eyelashes 🙄), and he wrote back saying that he always roasts her about her “bat lashes”, and she would never believe that it wasn’t his idea to add them. PERFECT! And of course, she had to have eyebrows.
At this point, I knew she was ready!
This doll was so dang beautiful to me, y’all. She means so much to me, and I know she would mean the world to her new momma!
Oh, and before each doll leaves our home, Hubs has to make them dance. It’s sort of their “initiation into dollyhood”. This was her dance.
He makes me sick 🙄😩😂
So my girl got her dolly for her birthday. She loved her so much! She said she cried! I almost cried at work. Lol!
Don’t they look happy together?
Just know… if any of your boyfriends, girlfriends, hubbies or wives wanna hit me up for a custom babe, send them my way! I will probably cry from joy because I’m emotional, lol!