Sunday, December 8, 2013

Meet My First BJD, A Fairyland Littlefee

Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!  I'm sorry there haven't been many posts or updates lately, it's been so busy here with the holidays.  Our extended family spent Thanksgiving at our house, and it was so lovely having everyone over and visiting with them.  We spent at least the whole week before cleaning and getting everything ready though, so there wasn't much time for anything else.  After Thanksgiving, I began working on my first ball jointed doll (BJD).

In my last post, I told you about her.  She is a Fairyland Littlefee, which is a YOSD size BJD, so she's around 10" tall.  She is the Juri 2013 sculpt from Fairyland, which is a special edition faceplate from an event.  I ordered the blank Juri faceplate first.  Next, the body I found came with her original box, the Leah faceplate, a wig, and a pair of acrylic eyes.  I sent my Juri faceplate to Delicate Reflections to have her faceup painted.  While she was away getting beautiful, her body arrived and I had fun playing with her (with the Leah faceplate).  I am planning to sell the Leah faceplate, her wig and her eyes to help recoup some of the money that I've  spent.  

These dolls are so customizable that you literally choose everything to make them unique and individual.  There are many different companies that make BJD's, then there are different sizes and lots of different face sculpts to choose from.  Once you choose a company, doll and face sculpt, you can customize their faceup, change their eyes, and you choose their wig, clothes, and their accessories.  With all this customizing, no two dolls will look alike, even if they are from the same company and have the same face sculpt.

Friday was like Christmas, I opened the mailbox to find that my Juri girl had arrived safely back home!  Yay!!!  So, without further ado, here she is.

Introducing Rosalee...

Here'a a closeup of her precious little face.  Trinity did an awesome job on her faceup.  I love her little freckles and her long lashes.  I ordered two sets of glass eyes for her, one purple pair, and a pair that is half blue and half green.  I've never had a doll whose eyes could be changed before.

She's finally all put together.  Even though I didn't paint her face myself, I've had so much fun customizing her.  I made her super soft pink wig from a piece of Tibetan Lamb Mohair.  I knitted her sweater and sewed her leggings.  I even made her hair clips and her strawberry necklace.  I have plans to make so many more things.  Still in the planning stages is her room diorama.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the creative side of BJD's.  I would recommend to everyone, even if you don't have a BJD, pick your favorite doll, and get creative.  It makes the hobby even more fun and helps you to bond with the doll and make her even more special to you.

Rosalee is fully posable with joints in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrist, chest, waist, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles.  Her range of poses is incredible.  She can stand alone without a stand.

She can kneel.

She can sit like a little girl playing with her toys.

I find it pretty amazing that she can hold a pose standing on one foot.

My favorite pose is lying on her tummy because it looks so natural.  Because of the joint in her chest, she can slouch forward or arch backward.  This arching backward pose makes it possible for her to lay on her tummy and arch her top half up so she can pose leaning on her arms.  She is laying on her lovely book style box here.  Her box is navy blue linen with iridescent silver foil lettering.  It opens like a book and has a magnetic closure

Rosalee wanted to show you her favorite dollie.

She is very interested in the tiny Crystal Red Shrimp in my shrimp tank.  Can you find the tiny red and white striped shrimp she's looking at?

Until next time...

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Rosalee is beautiful! I love the sweater that you made for her as well.
    I look forward to seeing her new room.

    1. Thank you Isabelle! I hope to have her room done soon. I received an adorable tiny Totoro pillow in the mail today for her bed. I can't wait to get it all put together. :)

  2. What's her little doll? It's adorable!

    1. Thanks Dollgirl4! I found Rosalee's tiny doll on ebay. I had no idea what this doll really was when I found it, but it looked like it would make the perfect little Japanese anime style dollie for Rosalee. I did a little research and found out that she is a tiny action figure from a manga, which is a Japanese comic book. The auction description said she was imported from Japan. She is just over 2" tall, and she comes apart and can be put back together like a Lego Minifigure. All of her tiny pieces are made of plastic. She has a tiny doll stand that comes off too. If you look up "To Heart 2 Himeyuri Sango Palm Mini Gashapon", you should be able to find something like it on ebay. Those were the words in the title of the auction when I bought her.

  3. She is beautiful! I love that little sweater. You have done an amazing job!

  4. She is absolutely precious! I have never been so much of a fan of BJD because I have always felt like they looked either too grown up for my tastes or too much in the way of fantasy but yours just doesn't seem to have either of those two going for it. You did a great job and I think your BJD is the first one I have ever actually truly liked. :)

    1. Thank you Andrea! She is definitely a little girl version of a BJD. I think she's about 10 years old, similar to the age of an American Girl doll. She's close in height to Barbie, but she's not stick skinny like a Barbie. She is chubby and more substantial like an AG doll. The pink wig and purple eyes are a little bit fantasy, but I wanted her to look really sweet and girly. I am planning to make her another wig, maybe light brown to go with her blue/green eyes for a more natural little girl look.


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