Photos from customers

I have received these wonderful pictures from customers recently.
Start with this 16 inch Bru Jne 6. I made the bisque head and bisque shoulder plate, Bru hand and composition legs. And my customer finished the doll by making Chevrot style body by herself.
This is the first time I received pictures from a customer who made her own Chevrot body.
If you ever attempt to make this body, it is very complicated and time consuming.
Not only that, making the body in correct balance with the head is also not easy to do.
I am very impressed with the quality of this body. She did such a great job! Congratulations!
She also made her a beautiful dress by using antique fabrics and trims. She wrote me that she was saving these fabrics for her special doll.I am happy that she finally got her special doll!
Next one is a lovely 18 inch Circle Dot Bru.
She was sold without a dress and my customer made this dress for the doll.
She looks soooo sweet in this turquoise color silk jacket and lace over the skirt dress.
I especially love the picture that she is holding two teddy bears. She looks very happy and sweet and brings smile on everyone who sees this photo. 
It’s always nice to see how my girls look happy at new home.
Thank you for sending these photos and sharing with us!
You can also view these photos at ” customer photo” section on my website.
Please email me if any of you have photos that you want me to add on ” customer photo” section.
I would love to share your talent and creativity and how we ” play dolls” !
他にもHPの”Customer Photo” のコーナーに載せて欲しい画像を持っている方がいらしたら、ぜひ送ってください。

My new and last custom order doll ~ 19 inch Bru Jne 11 ~ SOLD



 Spring is already here and I just finished a lovely doll perfect for this season.

She is a 19 inch tall Bru Jne 11. Her head mold is the same 19″ Bru Jne 11 mold I have been using for more than 10 years

This mold was originally made in early 80’s so it’s a vintage mold.
Most of doll artists probably do not use mold this old because of wear on mold causes to looses crispness of facial features.Also mold seam line on the side of the head becomes more prominent even after careful cleaning.Another wards all of my 19″ Bru Jne 11 doll have very visible seam line on head and hands.

 I prefer to use this vintage mold because of fuzzy mold line of eyes lets me create variety of size of eye cut.
Antique Bru dolls come with many facial expressions. Some look very sweet and some have a sharp piercing look. ( I happen to like both of them. )

I can create different facial expressions from the same mold, and being able to alter the shape of eyes is one of the important key to do this.
 It’s not very easy to do this procedure with new mold with crisp eye shape.
In order to create a softer and younger look on this doll, I also paid extra attention to her eye brows.
The shape of the eye brows is gently curved, and the color is fading away towards nose bridge.
 Choosing a darker shade of eye color also helps to create a sweet look.
The corners of her lips are painted slightly upward to give the hint of a smile, and I painted her upper lip fuller than her bottom lip to create more child-like lips.
People may not notice these small details by glancing at her, but they make big a difference in the final appearance of a doll’s face.
Some people may have noticed that her ecru and baby blue silk dress is the same design as my AT doll in the gold dress.
It’s lots of fun to create different dresses by using the same pattern.I alternate decorations on the collars and the trim above the skirt.
And I applied ribbons below the puffed sleeves instead of on the cuffs.
It sounds easy to fix but it took me many hours to come up with this design. I tried different styles of decorations to find out which works the best.
Each trim or ribbons and lace has to have the right balance of color and shape when applied to the dress.
Sometimes thinking about design and detail seems to take more time than the actual sewing.
I would easily spend a few days in this process, including resizing patterns and finding the right materials.
But if you love dolls, planning how to decorate your doll is one of the most fun parts, and we all know that.

Today, I have a very important announcement I have to make.
This will be my last custom ordered doll I will make.
I have decided to discontinue taking custom ordered dolls permanently for personal reasons.
I have been making custom ordered dolls for more than five years, and I have met many wonderful customers and doll friends.
I could not have come this far without your support.
I cannot say enough to show my appreciation to these many wonderful people I have done business with.Thank you so very much.
I will still continue making dolls but will be producing fewer numbers.
I will be posting a doll for sale on my website as I make each new doll, and the doll will be sold to the first person who commits to purchase.
The style of my dolls will not change. My goal is to make a doll looks as authentic as possible including costume.
However, they will not be custom ordered dolls. Each doll will be entirely designed by me and reflecting my personal taste.
 I am hoping to finish at least one more doll before the end of this year, but I am not sure at this point. We will see.
I am deeply sorry for the many customers who were looking forward for me to start taking new orders. I hope you will find a doll you like from the dolls I will be making in the future.
Please feel free to email me for any concerns or questions. I will do my best to answer your questions promptly.
Sayuri Sinn

19インチのBru Jne 11です。