Pete & Nordica's BJD Stuff

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Snapshot Saturday ~ Take a picture of your doll TODAY and post it to Tumblr tagged ‘snapshot saturday’. It’s a great way to get more pictures of your own dolls on your Tumblr without having to do a time-consuming shoot, worry about the timing and tags, and in general just as a push to get to photograph again! 
Here’s little Henriette, or ‘Hetje’ as we called her. She finally got a face-up and a cute pearl hair band made by Nordica. She’s an Obitsu 11cm doll and functions as our PukiPuki model. Not a real BJD, I know, but she just looked too cute today not to photograph ;p
☆ Petesy

Snapshot Saturday ~ Take a picture of your doll TODAY and post it to Tumblr tagged ‘snapshot saturday’. It’s a great way to get more pictures of your own dolls on your Tumblr without having to do a time-consuming shoot, worry about the timing and tags, and in general just as a push to get to photograph again!

Here’s little Henriette, or ‘Hetje’ as we called her. She finally got a face-up and a cute pearl hair band made by Nordica. She’s an Obitsu 11cm doll and functions as our PukiPuki model. Not a real BJD, I know, but she just looked too cute today not to photograph ;p

 Petesy

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Doll Plans Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday again :D As per eveningdreams8's idea, let's talk about our doll plans for the future. Did you fall in love with another head but need bodies for your floating heads first? Or did you recently make your first real piece of clothing on the sewing machine? Tell me all about it (and pics are definitely a plus! :p)

Reply to this post or mak a new one tagged “doll plans Tuesday”! :D

Petesy

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Please, don’t buy recasts

freakstylebjd:

For a long time I’ve been hesitant to write this post, because I don’t want it to come across as a cry for sympathy. And I don’t want to wage war on paper.
When talking about recasting,  I could of course point fingers and say how the recast community has changed from “target only the big boys” to “whatever, anything goes”. Or, I could write about how those big boys aren’t big at all. Instead, I’ve decided to keep it closer to home and tell you about my own situation.

I am one of those small-time artists. “FreakStyleBJD” is nothing more than a desk in a corner of my apartment. 150cm by 65cm: That’s all my business is. I don’t have a fancy office, I don’t have dozens of employees working under me, all I need is a webshop to function.

Making dolls is my only source of income, and I don’t even make half of minimum wage right now. Because I’m chronically ill and declared unfit for work, FreakStyleBJD is my only option to at least have some sort of a livelihood. Sculpting is something that I’m able to do in those moments of the day when I’m feeling well enough to concentrate on what I’m doing. And having my own business gives me the flexibility I need to deal with the symptoms of my illness. But, as with all starting businesses, it takes time to get a client base large enough to warrant a steady income.

Sometimes I think we forget how privileged we are, being able to spend money on dolls. There are times when I don’t even have enough for food. Hopefully this will change soon as my shop is gaining more awareness, although with that awareness also comes something that I really dread: The attention of recasters. I’ll be honest with you: my biggest fear is for my work to be bootlegged. Not because this goes against my ‘artistic integrity’ or something, but because if I have to compete with my OWN work sold for not even half the price, I won’t be able to keep my head above water.  

This is just my own situation. Aside from me though, there are many more artists. People who are not the faceless corporations we want them to be. These are men and women with children to feed, with hopes and dreams just like us. All artists, me included, have to rely on the good heart of the people who make this community, so please, think of them – think of me – when considering what doll you’re going to buy next. And please, stay away from recasts.

Thank you,
Frederieke

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imperfectpearl said:

Have you considered using Storenvy as well? They allow more personal customization than Etsy does

I have, only we still have 200 business cards with the Etsy URL on it :’) I would prefer for Etsy to at least allow a banner at this point. But if it stays like this I feel like they will lose a lot of sellers… :(

But StoreEnvy is a good choice. We do want to stick with a ‘shop provider’ since it’s easier to trust an Etsy/eBay/StoreEnvy store than a random website :o

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The new Etsy layout…

So some people are already ‘chosen’ to view the new Etsy layout, and personally I really really dislike it :/ I feel like we’re failing to properly showcase our brand with the current layout that reduces the visible items to the number of categories we have. The navigations is shit, the shop is messy, all important information is pushed to the bottom of the page instead of the neat sidebar we used to have. tl;dr it SUCKS!

This is a sort of apology from us that we don’t have the proper way to show our shop to you, and that we hope that this FAILayout doesn’t stop you from stopping by our show. I am honestly very concerned about how this shitty layout will affect our biz ;3; I’m going to talk with Nordica about possibly moving away from Etsy (but the listing manager is GREAT tho). 

Sorry if this seems ranty but I have provided feedback for the new layout with Etsy. I just really want my banner back :/

(also yes I Googled how to make a screenshot on a Mac since I’m at work and I didn’t know how.. xD)

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Doll Plans Tuesday

eveningdreams8:

sicktress:

sicktress:

petenordicabjd:

It’s Tuesday again so we’d love to hear about your BJD plans! :D

Nordica bought an amazing Pullip doll from her Dolliverse profits! I finally fond a pair of champagne glass eyes for Jyo and managed to finish him in time for Dolliverse.

So, what are your…

Stop buying dolls is shorthand for stop buying dolls right now XD

WOAH i am so happy to see my idea catch on Cx!

bodies bodies for everyone ! and gotta make clothes… nobody is dressed

Yeah, everyone is after the bodies! And it’s a great idea to see what people are doing every week, and especially how plans change sometimes :o

My crew is also in need of some more clothing (though Jyo just got his tattoo done so he won’t need a shirt right? xD)

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Doll Plans Tuesday

dollception:

petenordicabjd:

It’s Tuesday again so we’d love to hear about your BJD plans! :D

Nordica bought an amazing Pullip doll from her Dolliverse profits! I finally fond a pair of champagne glass eyes for Jyo and managed to finish him in time for Dolliverse.

So, what are your doll plans?

- buy more things for sachi. her wardrobe is seriously lacking

- eventually commission someone for in character outfits for hiei and crowley

- i started working on armor for alistair, but well…my original idea of making it out of clay isn’t going so well (plus i got sidetracked by sculpting a head…)

- make clothes for csilla + alistair

- make weapons for csilla + alistair

- …and armor…

- probably buy new stringing for csilla so i can restring her. hopefully something thicker will make her stand a bit more solidly (she also needs new s-hooks for her feet..)

- eventually send alistair and crowley out for faceups (nyssa will eventually need one too since her current one got chipped a while back). been thinking of sending riyo and sachi out too.

- save for iplehouse zera and justin
been thinking of just getting a justin head and hybrid it with a less bulky and slightly shorter body, but idk what to go with that’ll be in the generally right shade…plus iplehouse heads are so tedious to get on their own. DX very few people ever seem to want just the bodies OTL
ps - suggestions for 1/3 scale boy bodies that an iplehouse yid boy head will fit on that’ll be shorter than a sid woman would be appreciated. posing isn’t super important for this particular character. as long as it can sit and stand well, i’ll be happy. slouching is also a plus

- do poseability mods on gabe’s and harper’s bodies

- annnnd still need to decide on selling this one dollzone 1/6 body i have. xD; it’s sachi’s old single jointed one from before i got her double jointed body. been putting back selling it because her new body still doesn’t match her head at all ffffffff

That’s a pretty serious to-do list! I’m curious to how the armor will turn out, doll-sized armor always looks great but it also seems like a lot of work @_@

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Doll Plans Tuesday

neenajaydon:

petenordicabjd:

It’s Tuesday again so we’d love to hear about your BJD plans! :D

Nordica bought an amazing Pullip doll from her Dolliverse profits! I finally fond a pair of champagne glass eyes for Jyo and managed to finish him in  time for Dolliverse.

So, what are your doll plans?

Petesy?

Faceups: Kennet (LUTS 2013 KDF Event), Elisedd (Crobi Micru), Stew (Batchix Orpheus), and Curry (Migidoll Molly) are all sitting there blank and sad … I’m not even counting all the ones I need to redo

Restring and/or suede just about everybody — I was just packing up all my complete dolls to bring here from my parents’ place, and there was a lot of floppiness

Make wigs for Cairbre (LUTS Centaur Bory), Stew

Sew clothes for Stew

Buy clothes for Curry (I haven’t decided what sort of style she’ll have)

Buy bunny ears for Curry

Buy urethane eyes for Elisedd, Kennet, and Mark (YoSD Colin)

I still need a Spiritdoll Proud body for Mason (SDGou Yukinojou), something 65cm-ish for Luke (Crobi Nao), and something 60cm-ish for Van (Crobi Zack), but I’ve already blown the dolly budget so probably not this year ^^;

That’s a big to-do list! And I spot the recurring trend of buying bodies for floating heads xD I still have to decide on a body for my K-doll Kael, K-doll had its own 70cm body produced now but it’s not sold seperately ;;

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