A long, chilly, damp day today, and just one indoor photo with no flash and custom white balance. Here’s another My Twinn doll with yet another Asian face mold–My Twinn has had seven different Asian faces if I’m remembering correctly. This little girl has the Tamsen face, and she was one of my first few Twinn dolls and my first Asian Twinn. I happened to spot her in an upload of assorted dolls on the My Twinn website, and I ordered quickly enough to get her. She’s an all-Denver girl with fair skin, dark brown hair, and dark brown eyes.
February 5, 2014
Another long day at work so just one indoor photo tonight. I’ve posted a few of my Asian My Twinn dolls recently, and here’s another one. This boy has the Pearl face mold, with tan skin, dark brown hair, and dark brown eyes. He is one of my few Twinns with head and body both made in the Virginia era of the My Twinn company. I prefer the quality of the older Denver era dolls, but this boy’s vinyl is very nice. I removed the eyes he came with and gave him some better quality eyes that are comparable to Denver eyes, and I also replaced his wig. I was surprised at how well he turned out! I used a custom white balance and no flash for the photo.
January 29, 2014
There’s no school tomorrow in our district due to weather–we’re expecting freezing temperatures mixed with rain tonight and tomorrow morning, and after seeing the problems going on elsewhere in the south with the weather, the superintendent decided to call off school. It’s wet and cold outside so we have another Twinn featured today.
This little boy has a variant of the Ariel face mold. There are a few variants of this mold, each a little different from the others, and collectors have had many discussions on telling them apart and what to call each variant. He has platinum blond hair and very light blue eyes. I never especially liked this eye color in other Twinns, but this boy’s pale blue eyes seem to suit him.
January 28, 2014
A cold rainy day, so I opted to stay inside when I got home from work and took photos of one of my My Twinn dolls. Like all Twinns, this girl is 23 inches tall with vinyl head, arms, and legs, with a cloth stuffed body with an armature. She has the Micale face mold, one of several Asian face molds that were produced. She is from the Denver era of the My Twinn company with nice quality vinyl and a long silky dark brown wig. She has light brown eyes. I think I’d prefer dark brown eyes, but eye changes are notoriously difficult on a Micale because of the comparatively small eye openings, so I’ve just left her the way she came.
January 21, 2014
Everyone knows what Open House at school is–the evening early in the school year when parents can visit the school, meet their child’s teacher(s), and hear about class curriculum, plans for the year, etc. We had that at our school back in August soon after school started. Well, today we had something new at our school–Winter Open House. Since it’s a new semester and there are schedule and class changes, they decided to hold a second Open House. So it was a very long day and I was very late getting home tonight.
I took a couple of photos of one of my My Twinn dolls. These are 23 inch dolls with vinyl head, arms, and legs on a stuffed cloth body with an armature, making them easy to pose and able to stand by themselves. This boy has one of the My Twinn Asian face molds, Kim, and he is an all-Denver doll–made back in the early days when the My Twinn company was located in Denver and the nicest dolls were being produced. He was originally a girl, but I changed his wig and turned him into a little boy. He has very fair skin, dark brown hair, and dark brown eyes. He’s wearing a pair of wire-rimmed glasses that I really like on him. I like his navy blue sweater trimmed in green too.
January 2, 2014
Errands and appointments on this dark rainy day. so I took a few indoor photos this evening. The first is the Star Gazer lilies again–the sliding glass door behind them looks like a black background. I didn’t use flash on this one, just available light.
And this is one of my My Twinn dolls. I haven’t photographed any of them in awhile, so I browsed my doll shelves and chose this sweet little girl. She has the Caitie face mold with light brown hair and lovely green/hazel eyes. Her head, eyes, and hair are from the Denver days of My Twinn when their nicest dolls were being made, and her body is a later Virginia body. She’s 23 inches tall and has an armature that allows her to stand by herself and hold poses nicely.
March 2, 2013
It was sunny but breezy and a bit cool today, so I didn’t really expect to see any anoles around. I was surprised to see this young green anole on the fence on the side of the house. It was turning from brown to green–you can see the green developing on its left front leg.
A closer look at the green anole.
And then I noticed a brown anole watching me from behind a fence post.
A bluebird was perched on a wire out front this afternoon. The bluebirds like to sit there looking for bugs down below. When they spot something they swoop to the ground and then back up to the wire to eat. I took a few photos through the window over my computer.
Two new My Twinn dolls arrived the other day. I have too many Twinns already and didn’t need any more–what I really need to do is move some along to new homes. But My Twinn was having a 50% off sale, and I gave in and ordered two of them whose photos on the website interested me. I didn’t care much for the wig on the first one, but she looked as if she might have nice green eyes from the Denver era of My Twinn. The second one also looked as if she had Denver eyes, probably some shade of blue.
I guessed right on both of them–both had Denver vinyl heads with beautiful Denver eyes. The first doll had very short thin upper eyelashes which I replaced with nicer lashes. I stripped off the wig and changed it to a blond boy’s wig, and painted some freckles. I’m not satisfied with his freckles and I’ll probably redo them a little, but overall I’m pleased with this new little boy. He has the Emma face mold.
The second doll had Denver blue eyes as I’d guessed, but a very uncommon, beautiful dark denim blue, contrasting with her thick dark brown hair and fair skin. This one has the Madison face mold.
One last photo of Sophie in the yard this afternoon.
January 31, 2013
Things are going to have to slow down at work soon–it can’t stay this busy for much longer. In the meantime, after another day of coming home too late for outdoor photos, I have another My Twinn boy for today.
This is Luke, an Asian boy with the Pearl face mold, produced by the current My Twinn company located in Virginia. I prefer the earlier dolls from the Denver era, but I wanted a Pearl boy and Pearls are not very common. So I ordered this doll when I saw it a few years ago even though it was a Virginia product. Luke was actually a girl when I got him. I replaced the original wig with a new boy’s wig and gave him some new eyes that I liked better than his original eyes. I was pleasantly surprised with the vinyl of his head, arms, and legs, which was better quality than I expected. He turned out to be a nice little Asian boy and I like him a lot.
January 30, 2013
Another busy day, so my photos tonight are indoor shots of one of my My Twinn boy dolls. My Twinn dolls are 23 inches tall with vinyl heads, lower arms, and lower legs, and stuffed fabric bodies with an armature that makes them very poseable. There are many different face molds and skin, hair, and eye colors. This is Nick, who has the Kelsey face mold. Kelsey is one of the less common face molds and is retired from production now, so his head is from the old Denver era of nice quality dolls. I like Nick’s eye color, his hair color and style, and his serious, thoughtful expression.
January 19, 2013
Today was a busy day without much chance for photography, so this evening I chose one of my My Twinn boys for a photo. My Twinn dolls are 23 inch dolls with vinyl heads, lower arms, and lower legs, and a cloth body with an armature that makes them very poseable. There are many face molds and many choices of skin, hair, and eye color, so each one is an individual.
This boy has the Emma face mold, a fairly common face but one I like very much. His big green eyes are Denver eyes, from the time when the company was located in Denver and produced nice quality dolls. His head, however, seems a bit small to me and the vinyl seems a bit different from Denver vinyl, so he may be made with parts from several production eras. He came with a rather dry sandy blond wig which I replaced with a carrot red wig. The red hair matches his eyebrows and goes nicely with his eyes. He came with a few freckles and I painted some more.