Thursday, 11 August 2022

Kimi by Noemi Noe Roarks

 There are no words for this girl... just an emotion of love and want.

Here is my process to bringing this girl to life
















Update on my Creativity

I've gotten a few messages lately asking where I've been; creatively.



I've had an enormous amount on my plate these last few months and yet have stalled a bit creatively. Honestly, I haven't physically done much but mentally have moved mountains.

I wanna just address the elephant in the room that is hovering really only in my head. I am almost done with my Poe edition... but it still feels like miles and miles away from completion. Just to write this out (probably only for my own sake) I still have to:
Put them on bodies
Arrange their individual outfits
Create their little going-away packages
Photo them

They are all painted. Some are rooted. Some will just stay bald, which seems to be the public consensus. 
But I look at them and I just stop.
I don't want to keep going. 
Am I afraid???? Yes... I am so scared they won't be as well received as what I imagined in my head. What my amazing husband has bragged about. What my lovely friend has encouraged over. 

I am so proud of what I have done... created something out of nothing with so much effort and managed to take it from the start to almost completion that I think I don't want to have anyone not love it as much as I do.  There is so much love and effort and dreaming in Poe that if any response is less than what I imagined I think I would be so deflated.
How do sculptors do this?????
It doesn't feel like when I paint a baby.... it feels way more personal. 



So I have been stuck with this creative monstrosity for almost 4 years now. Then I've had some ideas that I am still working on. I wanted to create an ethnic paint palette but my first attempt didn't go so well... fast forward to today and I am still working on it.  


I've also started a commerce website and I still am at the point where I haven't clicked 'public' to it yet. Again, this worry that I haven't thought of everything before it goes live. This worry that it won't really be so well received. 

I've painted a few dolls but I am being pulled between wanting to sculpt and wanting to paint and the one winning is the sneaky little jerk called Limbo. 

Add on to Family Life where I have 4 teenage sons that are changing and growing and independently progressing so fast that I feel like I am on a zip-line,..... well you can see where the mental has taken the brunt of my time.

There is so so so much more than has happened in the year 2022. Enough to make this one feel like I am carrying a backpack of bricks on my back and yet there isn't a whole lot to show creatively for.
 Anyone else have this happen to them?
Would you like to share your experience with me?
I am all ears <3 





Thursday, 20 January 2022

Auction for Serena by Tay Freitas

 This is

Serena

Welcome to Serena's Auction. 

Starting Bid : $3500.00US
BUY IT NOW ~ $5000.00US

D.L. ~$3500.00
H.H ~$3600.00
J.C ~ $4000.00

SOLD for $4000.00
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO BID!!!

AUCTION DETAILS ~ I am holding a 4-day auction for Serena starting Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 5pm... until Sunday, January 30, 2022, 5:00pm PT (i live in BC, Canada...please google times if you need to know). 

**Place your bids in the FACEBOOK album by simply commenting with your offer. IN THE ALBUM under my comment of the starting bid **

If, you want to remain anonymous, privately write me and I will bid on your behalf with just your initials and offer. 

If you do not have Facebook just write me with your offer and I will place an anonymous bid for you and can keep you updated on the auction. My email is thedaintyloft@gmail.com 

You can bid as many times as you like. 

I am also adding a BUY IT NOW option. If someone BIN, the auction will automatically be stopped. The BIN option will be available at any time throughout the auction, even if there are bids. If the bids go over the BIN price, the BIN option will not be available.

Sunday, January 30, 2022, 5:00pm PT, the auction will end and I will post the winning bid. 

*Please do not bid if you don't intend to pay. I reserve the right to cancel any bids I deem unacceptable. 

Now in terms of shipping and payment. NON-NEGOTIABLE!!!!! I accept Paypal. Shipping in Canada and USA will be $40.00US. International will be more. I only charge the exact shipping costs. If paying in F&F Paypal I will include shipping for free.

I can only insure her for up to $1900.00...Canadian Laws. PLEASE BEWARE OF THIS. I will include tracking and signature confirmation so that she will never get lost. 

Payment must be made no later than 1 day after the end date. If payment is not made within the day, I will sell to the second-highest bidder without any warning. I will ship within 3 business days. 

Layaway: ABSOLUTELY, I will allow layaway. But you must talk to me about terms before the auction ends. I ask for 30% right away, immediately after the auction. I will then allow up to 6 months for the remaining amount. 

All payments are non-refundable under any circumstances. If paying with layaway, the first deposit MUST be made as friends and family thru Paypal. 

International Bidders: I love you and I know how customs can be unfair to you. So, please talk to me beforehand about shipping options and I may have a solution for you.... I will ship within 3 days of final payment. 

IF I have forgotten anything PLEASE PLEASE write to me 💕 All Sales are Final and Non-refundable so please bid carefully. 

Best Wishes on your effort to adopt Serena!!!! Her details are below.



Details.

This is my version of the stunning Serena, sculpted by Tay Freitas. 

She is produced by MacPherson Arts & Crafts and poured and poured in silicone by The Dainty Loft. 

My Serena is the Prototype for the Silicone Edition.

Serena is approximately 17 inches (if her legs were stretched out) and approximately 3 pounds. 

She is poured in EcoFlex 20 silicone.  She is a partial silicone (head and limbs are silicone) with a cloth body.  She has full limbs. I've added a handmade silicone bum insert for her bottom to be heavy and squishy. Her body has been weighted with polyfil and a sewn pouch of glass beads. 

Serena can take a magnet pacifier as her mouth doesn't open. 

Serena's gorgeous, thick head of dark blonde hair has been rooted by the magnificent Lazara Brito. Hours and hours have been spent on her hair. She is micro rooted with beautifully soft, thick, and straight mohair. 

I've made her eyebrows a combination of hand applied and painted hair. A true work of realistic art. 

Serena has been painted by me, KrisC, from The Dainty Loft. I have worked hard to learn and achieve the best paint techniques out there. I use only the very best silicone paints. With this amazing paint, I have given her a beautiful newborn skin tone with mottling and subtle veins. Every inch of her has been painted, made to look like a breathing baby. Tiny details and dewy touches give this little girl a spectacular look. Even her nails have incredible detail. 

With a final layer of matting, her skin is not shiny or glossy like some silicones. Her matting is STUNNING and she has the softest, silkiest skin EVER! All of this is an EXTREMELY time-consuming process and is difficult to achieve this look. Everything you see on this little girl is unique to him. This makes her one of a kind.

She wears preemie and micro preemie clothes. All the outfits you see in the pictures travel with her. All outfits are handmade. The knitted set is from Oms' Knits (my grandmother). She will also arrive with a pacifier, diapers, blanket, care package and COA.

Photos have been taken at different times of the day, with two different cameras. Natural and daylight bulb light.

I do not take on custom work. So if you love her, do not hesitate to bid now. Once she is gone, she cannot be replicated.


(before hair)





Blank kits are available for purchase here: 

https://macphersoncrafts.com/online-store/silicone-kits-in-stock/serena-silicone-by-tay-freitas-6892.htm?lang=en-GB





LOTS MORE PHOTOS HERE:



Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Chi by Bonnie Sieben

 This is 

Chi.

Welcome to Chi's Auction. 

Winning Bid for $7800.00

AUCTION DETAILS ~ I am holding a 7-day auction for Chi starting Saturday, December 4, 8am... until Saturday, December 11th, 7:00pm PT. (i live in BC, Canada...please google times if you need to know). 

**Place your bids in the FACEBOOK album by simply commenting with your offer. IN THE ALBUM under my comment of the starting bid **

If, you want to remain anonymous, privately write me and I will bid on your behalf with just your initials and offer. 

If you do not have Facebook just write me with your offer and I will place an anonymous bid for you and can keep you updated on the auction. My email is thedaintyloft@gmail.com 

You can bid as many times as you like. 

Saturday, December 11th, 7:00pm PT, the auction will end and I will post the winning bid. 

*Please do not bid if you don't intend to pay. I reserve the right to cancel any bids I deem unacceptable. 

Now in terms of shipping and payment. NON-NEGOTIABLE!!!!! I accept Paypal. Shipping in Canada and USA will be $40.00US. International will be more. I only charge the exact shipping costs. If paying in F&F Paypal I will include shipping for free.

I can only insure her for up to $1900.00...Canadian Laws. PLEASE BEWARE OF THIS. I will include tracking and signature confirmation so that she will never get lost. 

Payment must be made no later than 1 day after the end date. If payment is not made within the day, I will sell to the second-highest bidder without any warning. 

Layaway: ABSOLUTELY, I will allow layaway. But you must talk to me about terms before the auction ends. I ask for 30% right away, immediately after the auction. I will then allow up to 6 months for the remaining amount. 

All payments are non-refundable under any circumstances. If paying with layaway, the first deposit MUST be made as friends and family thru Paypal. 

International Bidders: I love you and I know how customs can be unfair to you. So, please talk to me beforehand about shipping options and I may have a solution for you.... I will ship within 3 days of final payment. 

IF I have forgotten anything PLEASE PLEASE write to me 💕 All Sales are Final and Non-refundable so please bid carefully. 

Best Wishes on your effort to adopt Chi!!!! Her details are below.

Details.

This is my version of the stunning Chi, sculpted by Bonnie Sieben. 

She is produced and poured by Maria Lynn Grover and her hair has been rooted by Lazara Brito. 

Chi is 22-inches and 11pounds. She is poured in Soft Blend silicone. She has beautiful 20mm brown German glass eyes and tiny rooted lashes just in the corners of her eyes. 

Chi also comes with an opened mouth, complete with upper gums and a tongue. I took out her tongue, painted it and the inside of her mouth with lots of detail, and then re-sealed it back into her mouth. She can take a standard preemie or newborn pacifier. 

I've added armatures to her arms. Gentle bending must be used. 

Chi's gorgeous, thick head of dark brown hair has been rooted by the magnificent Lazara Brito. Hours and hours have been spent on her hair. She is micro rooted with beautifully soft and straight mohair. 

I've made her eyebrows a combination of hand applied and painted hair. A true work of realistic art. 

Chi has been painted by me, KrisC, from The Dainty Loft. I have worked hard to learn and achieve the best paint techniques out there. I use only the very best silicone paints. With this amazing paint, I have given her a beautiful newborn skin tone with mottling and subtle veins. Every inch of her has been painted, made to look like a breathing baby. Tiny details and dewy touches give this little girl a spectacular look. Even her nails have incredible detail. 

With a final layer of matting, her skin is not shiny or glossy like some silicones. Her matting is STUNNING and she has the softest, silkiest skin EVER! All of this is an EXTREMELY time-consuming process and is difficult to achieve this look. Everything you see on this little girl is unique to him. This makes her one of a kind.

She wears newborn and 0-3 month clothes. All the outfits you see in the pictures travel with her. Some are vintage pieces. The knitted set is from Oms' Knits (my grandmother). She will also arrive with a pacifier, blanket, toy, COA.

Photos have been taken at different times of the day, with two different cameras. Natural and daylight bulb light.

I do not take on custom work. So if you love her, do not hesitate to bid now. Once she is gone, she cannot be replicated.

Blank kits are available for purchase here: https://marialynndolls.com/chi-kit








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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Elliot by Izzy Zhao

 This baby is one of celebration.

HUGE CELEBRATION!!!

As many of you know we pour and cast for MacPherson Arts & Crafts. They have been our exclusive company for the last year and a half. Most wonderful company ever and we love them to death,

But Izzy Zhao asked if we would pour and produce her CLAY head into a Silicone Cuddle Edition. An honor and such an incredible opportunity but also a very serious responsibility I stressed about. We mold off vinyl...not clay. This was a chapter we were not experienced in.

But she believed in us and now we have ELLIOT! 


I couldn't be more proud!!!!

And to top this DELIGHTFUL cake off I was asked to do the Prototype!!!!

Here is 

Elliot
















Of course, I had to see what an Ellie would look like...