A Lily in the Garden

April 22nd, 2014

A Lily in the Garden (1 of 5)

A little rabbit, named Lily, came to live at my house recently. I had tried to resist her charms, but her cuteness wore me down. Amongst rainstorms, I managed to get a few pictures of her in the garden.

A Lily in the Garden (2 of 5)

I ordered her with the default face-up, but it didn't look like it did in the sales photos—while the black mouth-line was there, her bottom lip and bunny teeth were unpainted. Also, she had a slight black smudge on her nose. When I rubbed it off—gently—with a Magic Eraser, the blushing color came with it. So, I redid her nose blushing, added extra blush to her cheeks, painted the two white dots under her eyes, and finished her mouth and bunny teeth. I dusted some glitter over her face as well, but it doesn't show up at all in the photos. I also applied some pretty eyelashes.

A Lily in the Garden (3 of 5)

I think she has an adorable profile.

A Lily in the Garden (4 of 5)

I painted her fingernails and toenails a pearlescent white. In person, it gives them a subtle depth and sparkle. I wanted to highlight them a bit, but I didn't want to do a color since I was worried that pulling her hands and feet through clothes would wear the tips away and that would be very noticeable with a darker color.

A Lily in the Garden (5 of 5)

A quick review:

She's a YoSD-sized BJD, but made of ABS plastic instead of resin, which means she costs a fraction of what she would be if she was a resin doll. The ABS plastic also means she's considerably lighter than my other YoSD-sized doll. She poses like a champ though and is really stable on her feet. I didn't even have to wire her or use hot glue sueding (except for her neck). (If you want to see how well she can pose, I recommend reading Retrograde Works' excellent review.)

One thing I don't really like about her is how her head is attached to her body. It's hard to explain, but the elastic attaches to plastic "bars" in her head. It makes it really hard to remove the head, which is necessary to change her eyes. I much prefer heads that attach with S-hooks or O-rings—they make the head so much easier to remove. In the future, I might try restringing her so that she can use an S-hook instead.

The headcap was also almost impossible to take off. I actually had to use the can opener on my Leatherman tool to gently wedge it open. haha! Luckily, that was easy to fix. I just filed the sides of the pegs a bit and I can pop the cap on and off now.

Overall, I'm really happy with her. She's super-cute and I love her smiling face. I also love that she can share clothes with Wednesday, my Lati Green Coco.

 

Credits:

Lily (Fallindoll Rabi)
dress by Funtland@etsy
pinafore by icantdance@etsy
eyes by ? (10mm)
face-up by Fallindoll with enhancements by me

 

3 Responses to “A Lily in the Garden”

  1. Mom says:

    Oh my I love Lily in your backyard. What a wonderful make over you did she is lovely:) Yeah she now cuteness all over clothes:) Can't wait to see her in person:) Love M

  2. Alasse Carnesir says:

    Oh she is adorable and very perfect for Easter!

    It bugs me when dolls don't appear like they do in the sales photos. My very first BJD was like that and I was sorely disappointed. Glad I stuck it out and ordered more dolls regardless.

    I actually had no idea she wasn't resin. She looks like she could be a resin doll.

  3. AtomicSpaceKitty says:

    @Mom: Thank you, Mom! :) You'll be seeing her soon.

    @Alasse Carnesir: Yes, she got here just in time for Easter. She's my Easter Lily. ;)

    I'm pretty impressed with the ABS plastic. It seems to be a pretty good alternative to resin. It feels a little different from resin though, in addition to weighing less, but with MSC on it, it gets a nice tooth for painting. Apparently, it won't yellow either.

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