Story: Winter Voyage

Taken: by Purplie, December 2012 / February 2013, Samsung NX10 30mm f2.0
Photos: 72
Comment: Well, it has been over 1,5 years since the previous part, oh my. Time has been flying fast because I’ve been having fun times in my life :) The next part might take quite a while too, it will come, but when, I have no idea. The winter scenery sure looks dreamy! It’s different to photograph during the winter: It’s easy to make the dolls stand in the snow (you can just stick them in) but it’s a bit difficult to avoid ruining the untouched snow. It also gets dark fast – makes it annoying because you can only take photos during some hours. And, it’s cold outside :D On the plus side, no ants or mosquitos to bother you!

Previous parts:
1. A Journey to the Mountains
2. The Dragon Priestess
3. To the North
4. Hunter’s Sin
5. Cursed, Not
6. The Dark Queen
7. The Apothecary
8. Seduction Attempts

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Photoshoot: Regal Frances

Starring: Frances
Taken: by Purplie, February 2013, Samsung NX10 30mm f2.0
Photos: 7
Comment: Long time no see! Lately, larping and making larps has consumed a lion’s share of my freetime and it will probably continue to be so for undefined time. I haven’t been playing with my dollies in ages ^^’ At some point, I will definitely return to them but when, I have no idea. It might be tomorrow, or a year from now. However, here’s some dolly goodness from a year back in the meantime! Finally edited these pics. Frances is loooooove ♥

doll posing

doll posing

doll posing

doll posing

doll posing

doll posing

doll posing

A little notice

I’m very busy with other projects at the moment (mainly organizing larp, Tracon, work and Master’s thesis), so unfortunately I will not have time to update La-di-da for some time. If I’m lucky, I might find some time in May – I can’t promise. In June I’m 3,5 weeks in China (yay!), a long awaited trip. However, in July I will have more time and I can promise to give you some update at least by then!

I have plenty of lovely winter photos taken for the Dragon Tamers’ Tale, probably worth next three chapters. It just requires quite much time to edit them, so bear with me. It just feels a bit stupid that I probably won’t have time to post them until July… x’D

I’m just so sad to not really have time to play with my dollies. Anyone want to write my Master’s thesis for me…? :D

Story: Seduction Attempts

Taken: by Purplie, December 2012, Samsung NX10 30mm f2.0
Photos: 42
Comment: I had fun with the dialogue in this part xD I took the photos between 4AM and 6AM… Good way to spend the night.

Previous parts:
1. A Journey to the Mountains
2. The Dragon Priestess
3. To the North
4. Hunter’s Sin
5. Cursed, Not
6. The Dark Queen
7. The Apothecary

On to the story:

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Story: The Apothecary

Taken: by Purplie, December 2012, Samsung NX10 30mm f2.0
Photos: 69
Comment: Taking photos inside in artificial light is difficult :< I far prefer outside since it's easier to photograph from different directions there and lightning is better too. Also, I had ordered some props for this one but they took forever to arrive so I got impatient and took the photos already - of course the props arrived only couple of days after. Oh well, it's okay. Lucie is doing a double-role here, any similarities with Lady Luciell are completely coincidental... :D In artificial light she looks soooo yellow ugh. I also need better walls - I'm lazy at ironing the current ones xD Also, it would be nice if they were the same color on every side... Previous parts: 1. A Journey to the Mountains
2. The Dragon Priestess
3. To the North
4. Hunter’s Sin
5. Cursed, Not
6. The Dark Queen

A: Apothecary lady speaking
K: Ken speaking
S: Shane speaking

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Story: The Dark Queen

Taken: by Purplie, October/December 2012, Samsung NX10 30mm f2.0
Photos: 47
Comment: The outside photos are taken in October (I planned far :-D) except the snowy landscapes which were taken yesterday like the inside photos too. I hope the snow stays on the ground so that I can soon take some photos outside with the dollies \o/ Right now it’s too cold for that (-18°C) – resin breaks much easier in the cold. Pity beacuse it’s very beautiful outside right now (as you can see in the snow pics ^^).

I stayed up all night editing this (took like 7 hrs). Then I very royally overslept (and completely unintentionally – my alarm clock didn’t ring for some reason, the alarm was still on when I woke up so I hadn’t turned it off in my sleep either…) Thank god I have very flexible working times xD

Ok, enough with the talking, on to the story:

Previous parts:
1. A Journey to the Mountains
2. The Dragon Priestess
3. To the North
4. Hunter’s Sin
5. Cursed, Not

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Box Opening: Frances / Withdoll Angela

Frances arrived today~ \o/ This is the fastest I’ve ever gotten a doll, only about 6 weeks wait! After the half a year wait for Shane (Souldoll Shaun) this felt really fast – too fast actually, I’m not prepared xD (not that I’m really complaining). Her hair and eyes are not here yet so it will take time for me to get her ready… The hair might be here only after a month or so :P And although I ordered eyes for her, now I think they might be too big – we’ll see.

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Story: Cursed, Not

Starring: Shane and Ken
Taken: by Purplie, 3rd October 2012, Samsung NX10 30mm f2.0
Photos: 44
Comment: I took these photos two months ago which is good because right now the weather is too bad for photoshoots :P It started getting dark so I had to hurry and that’s also why some of the pictures are not sharp enough.

(I really need to change the layout so that the pictures fit, too… :D)

Previous parts:
1. A Journey to the Mountains
2. The Dragon Priestess
3. To the North
4. Hunter’s Sin

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Arina face-up & Shane’s finger


Made in Nov 2012. The process of making my 14th face-up. Took me quite many hours… I’m slow :P


The ready face-up. I definitely have to fix the upper lashes: the line of the lashes is so blond, it looks stupid >.> Maybe I will paint it black or change the lashes to darker ones.


Shane broke his finger during one of the photoshoots. I finally attached it: First I tried super glue and hot glue but of course those wouldn’t work. Then I tried Epoxy Putty – it was better but still not enough. Last but definitely not least I tried this glue I bought from crafts shop. It is the same kind of glue as when making jewerly: really strong but doesn’t dry too fast (takes about 10 min). I think it’s some sort general / contact glue. I also put a small piece of metal wire inside to strenghten the finger. We’ll see how long it will last.

Smart casual set and cloak

I made some new clothes for Shane!

Doll clothes
Doll clothes
Made in October 2012. Vest, pants and collar shirt. They have some minor mistakes but otherwise they turned out ok.

Doll clothes
Doll clothes
Made in October 2012. Cloak with green lining for Shane. The buckles are snake-shaped. Can you guess where this is leading…? :D I even have a new hair ordered for Shane just for this purpose… You’ll see after I finish Ken’s outfit too ;)

Doll clothes
Made in July 2012. I made these already in the summer but forgot to add picture of them (although you have probably seen them in the photo stories already). Sandals for Ken. I also had to drill a hole between the toes for him to be able to wear them.