(P) Eleda Shop – Your destination for uber cute and affordable dolls

I met Adele online a while back and was very pleseantly surprised to find out she’s Romanian just like I am. There aren’t a lot of Romanian collectors and doll lovers out there and my heart rejoices every time I find a fellow Romanian doll collector and artist.

Adele runs an uber cute eBay shop where she sells the most adorable OOAK dolls plus lots more super affordable playline and collector dolls. What I love about her is that she has things for everyone. You can shop for a beautiful redhaired Steffie, a sweet Heart Family Mom or a dazzling Fairytopia Barbie doll.

I have asked Adele to answer a few questions for you so you could get to know her better.

1. How did you start collecting and what made you decide tondo OOAK dolls?

I am originally from Romania and my first barbie doll was the 1991 European Exclusive Barbie Ibiza doll. This was brought for me from Austria because you could not buy anything like this in Romania. It was such a big deal for me. This was my only Barbie doll until 2008 :) when I spotted the gorgeous Carnaval Barbie from the Festivals of the World Collection. This was my first collector doll. I literally went insane after this and started buying a bunch of collector dolls. I just couldn’t get enough :) I was amazed by the beauty and outfits of these dolls. I had no idea until this time that there was an elite line of collectible Barbie dolls. This made me think, which adult would have time and money to collect Barbie dolls :) Then I found out about the Michigan Grant A Wish convention which now I attend every year. At first it amazed me that these collectors have hundreds of dolls, some over 1000. I thought this was crazy. Now, I am one of these people :) But I went even further than some people. I started restoring, repainting, rerooting used dolls and sewed unique dresses for them, added new jewels, slowly transforming them into one of a kind dolls or semi OOAK dolls. I was amazed by Ninimomo’s and Mario’s OOAK dolls at the convention. I had no idea this was even possible to make.

2. Do you have another doll artist that you admire and that inspires you?

I love Angie Gill’s repaints. Her dolls’ faces are so perfect. I love Ninimomo’s exquisite dress designs.

3. What are your favorite themes for your OOAK designs?

I love making fairy dolls, traditional national dresses for dolls. But I am pretty much interested in anything that makes a doll look unique. I made a clown doll for the 2016 Grant A Wish competition and I won. I also love making holiday dolls, for Christmas, Easter, Halloween.

4. And what is your favorite doll you have ever created?

Each of the dolls I work on will be unique, so I have many favorites. But probably the most original one was the clown doll because you really never saw anything like this before. This was my pure imagination, not copied from anywhere :) I love making fairy dolls too. I just finished 3 OOAK dressed dolls for the 2017 Grant A Wish and I am thrilled how they turned out. But unfortunately I can not say anything more about this until after the convention. I will reveal these photos after the convention.

5. 2017 has just started so tell me what are you looking forward to this year in the doll world.

I really want to get the King of the Crystal Cave Ken doll this year. I am also interested in getting the Platinum label one too. I love surprises. I am working on my next OOAK doll which will be in the Easter theme.

So if you are looking for great dolls and great deals, don’t forget to stop by Adele’s shop on Ebay and show her some love.

Little Rose – 12″ Fashion Doll – SEMI-OOAK by AndyMy Designs

My amazing friend AndyMy has released his first semi-OOAK doll and she is stunning! Meet the beautiful Little Rose semi-OOAK doll.

A Romanian saying goes like something like this : ” with a flower you cannot make spring” but i do think that with Little Rose you can bring the love one closer to you.
Dressed in a Virtual Pink crepe dress, with hand applied sequins, Little Rose is ready to enjoy a lovely evening with her loved one on the night of Valentine’s Day
There are approximately 50 million roses given on Valentine’s Day around the world, so let this doll be one of those roses.
Little Rose is a SEMI OOAK Doll, Made into a perfect gift.”
What you are bidding on:
12″ Fashion doll – restyled hair, with a little enhanced make-up
12″ Fashion Dress – fully lined, made of crepe fabric, with hand applied sequins.
12″ fashion Shoes – repainted
Heart shaped earrings
Box
Stand
Brooch
Certificate of Authenticity
THIS IS A SEMI OOAK DOLL – ANDYMY DESIGNS is a registered trademark but is not associated in any means with Mattel or Barbie

Check her out on Ebay and bid, bid, bid! Good luck!

Haunted Vampires Doll Collection by Livin’ Plastic Dolls

2016 is almost over and 2017 is looking like it’s going to be a lot of fun. Not only am I waiting for the new official Barbie dolls to be released (we’ll be talking about that tomorrow), but I’m also looking forward to what OOAK doll designers will be creating.

Servando of Livin’ Plastic Dolls is hard at work with a new collection entitled Haunted Vampires Doll and here’s a sneak peak of one of the dolls from that collection.

I have no word to express how amazing this doll looks. I love everything about her. The perfect sculpt, the intricate dress, the amazing concept.

Can’t wait to see more!

Ashley Graham gets her own Barbie doll

This year was the year of the new Barbie body types so it comes almost natural that supermodel Ashley Graham helped design a new Barbie doll with a curvy body and, as she herself said, has thights that touch.

The doll was presented to her at the annual Glamour’s Women of the Year ceremony where she was onored for her activism toward inclusivity in fashion and for being strong influence on young women. The doll was designed by Robert Best.

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Come on @Barbie, let's go party!!! ?Thank you to my new and incredible @Mattel family for this honor! #beautybeyondsize #barbie #curvybarbie

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I wonder if this doll will become a Collector doll just as the Ava DuVernay doll. I bet a lot of collectors will go crazy for her.

2016 Spanish Barbie Convention ebay Charity Auction

The 2016 Convención Nacional de Coleccionistas de Barbie en España ebay Charity Auction has started a few days ago and you still have 5 more days left to bid on some amazing OOAK dolls. Check them out below.
All the money will go to the Fundación Sandra Ibarra, an organization that fights agains cancer.

Click on the titles of the dolls to go to the bidding pages.

“MISS LOLLA PIN“ OOAK by Magestic Dolls

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“Red Queen“ repaint doll by Francisco Roldan

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“Kiss in TIME SQUARE“ OOAK by COLLECTORS

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The Captain OOAK Doll by Ninamorgue

Nimamorgue is the designer team behind the companion doll from the Coleccionistas de Barbie en España “Fabulous 40’s” convention and they have just released another OOAK doll (SOLD) that is just amazing.

Formally dressed in white head-to-toe, this glamorous lady is here to rule the ship classy and stylishly in her Captain attire. Featuring gold-buttoned pencil skirt, ruffled blouse and dramatic length-floor jacket lined in vibrant gold, not forgetting to mention her fabulous Captain hat adorning her perfect platinum hair-do. Anchor-motif tattoos decorate her forearms while Pin-Up inspired face paint, golden seahorse earrings and retro spyglass add the final touches.

The Captain OOAK Doll by Ninamorgue

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Love her! I do wish we would get a sailor/sea cruise inspired official Collector doll again. But now a Silkie. A normal vynil Barbie doll.

Check out Nimamorgue’s Facebook page HERE.

OOAK collections by Monissima: Sakura & Aloha 50’s

Monissima (aka Mon Arena) is a doll artist and enthusiat from Spain. She was involved in the organization of the past Convención National de Coleccionista en España and now she has presented two new OOAK collections at the sales room from this year’s convention.

The first one is called Sakura and it’s a delicate MH collection inspired by the beautiful Japanese flowers.

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The second collection is inspired by the sexy designs of the 50’s pin-ups and is called Aloha 50s.

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Love both collections so much!

“One Night In Bollywood“ OOAK doll by Artist Creations

Artist Creations has donated this year also a beautiful OOAK doll for the Madrid Fashion Doll Show charity auction.

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One Magic Night in a land so far away… This is the sparkling atmosfere where you can find the amazing OOAK Doll created by Artist Creations for MFDS 2016. The dress is made out of gold laminate tulle fabric and is completely hand embroidered with crystals and tiny sequences, imbraced by a colored frame of fuxia and yellow soft tulle fabric. All these elements are part of this sophisticate evening gown adorned with many different kinds of precious decorations including Svarowsky crystals, all 100% hand embroidered. The elegant train and the shape of the corsett make the doll even more precious.

Hairstyle and accessories are all hand made by Artist Creations: total facial makeover, hand painted with high quality water base acrylic colors, hairstyle, earrings and bracelet in tiny Svarowki elements, stockings, and matching shoes.
Doll size: Barbie(TM) 12”

Doll Pictures by Marco Colletti

The auction will start tommorow so stay tuned for the links to all the dolls.

“Anjali” OOAK Doll by Sebastian Atelier

The charity auction for the 2016 Madrid Fashion Doll Show is getting closer! On September 30th you’ll be able to start biding on a lot of amazing dolls and all the profits will benefit Un juguete, una ilusión.

Today let me introduce you to another one of the dolls that have been donated to this charity. This is “Anjali” by Sebastian Atelier. “Anjali” means ” one who loves the soul of peaple and things “. She wears an evening dress inspired by the indian sari. This gown is in fushia taffeta haloed at the bottom by curvilinear designs embroidered with silver sequins and beads. The top consists of many petals worked assymmetrically et remembers the petals of the lotus. Each one was made and embroidered by hand.

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A long scarf is born on her shoulders and ends in a cascade of flowers blossom and a peacock feather embroidered also with silver and beads sequins.
Her face was fully painted with professional acrylic paint and varnish. To accentuate her sweet look, “Anjali” wears eyelashes. Her raven hair is collected to form a high ponytail surrounded by a tress. Over a silver metal crown gives her a princely air.

“Anjali” will be shipped in her box with her certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and her doll stand. Original sketch included!
All accessories and the embroideries are handmade by the artist Sebastian Atelier. Outfit fully lined and cannot takes away from the doll.
The original doll is Silkstone Lingerie 3.

You can discover more of his ooak creations on his website.

OOAK Sumatra doll by The Black Swan Company

My dear friend (yes, I have a LOT of friends in the dolly world) Francesco Catalano is back with a gorgeous doll he created for the Madrid Fashion Doll Show charity auction. Her name is Sumatra and she reminds me of the stunning Tribal Beauty Barbie doll. I love her details, the mix of cultural elements and her beautiful face. So stunning!

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Ber sure to check back here in a few days for more details about the dolls that will be auctioned on behalf of the MFDS.