Saturday, February 4, 2017

2017 Annual Blog Giveaway, Giveaway #1

And now what you have all been waiting for -- my 2017 Annual Blog Giveaway! Once again, there will be multiple items to be offered. I will be using the same format as before and presenting each item separately one at a time. The rules will follow at the end of the post.

To help me with item number 1, I have enlisted a couple of the new male residents in Hanaly Corners. Let's meet them first:

I had 2 Justin Bieber dolls and donated the body of one of them to another doll. The head for this guy has been rolling around at the bottom of my spare parts box for a while, but as I was reorganizing I found his head. I had purchased an Ever After High Alistair doll to use as a body donor for a Ken doll, but the skin was lighter than I thought. However, it was a good match for the Justin Bieber doll. I didn't want him to be just like the other Justin doll I had, so I made some changes to his hair. 

"Hello everbody! I was originally a Justin Bieber doll, but I have been modified and am now called Jared. I do have an older brother Justin, but I think I am much cuter than he is."
"After getting this new body, the human decided to change my hair. I do have to tell you that I think she did a pretty good job. "
I washed his hair first and then removed half of it. After cropping it as close to his head as I could get it with scissors, I used a razor to shave it even closer. What I couldn't get off with the razor, I used a toothpick to push through the plugs in his head. He has a pretty hard head, and because I wanted to leave part of the hair, I used this process and it worked pretty well. I trimmed and styled the remaining hair and then used some hair gel to help it stay in place. I the added 2 coats of flocking to the bald part of his head.  Below are 2 other views:




I did participate in the crowd funding for the Lammily Boy doll. My dolls arrived just before Christmas. Meet Nicholas:

"Hi everybody! My name is Nicholas, but you can call me Nick. My sister Katie already lives in Hanaly Corners, so I was very glad to move here."

"Don't you think I am a handsome fellow??"
Jared: "Hey, man, it is time for us to do what she brought us in here to do!" 
Nick:  "Umm, I've just been waiting on you. You just had to show off that fancy new hair cut you got!"
Jared: "Since you brought it up, I definitely think you need to do something with that hair of yours! You kinda look like an old man! 
Nick: "Hey, watch it with the insults!"

Jared & Nick in unison: "Ok everybody here it is! I think you are going to like this!"
This is the Pink Passport clothing set from TRU. There are 10 pretty nice outfits here. I know some of you have this, but if you don't and you win, I think your dolls will love it!

Here are the rules:

  • This Giveaway is open to everyone.
  • You only need to enter once per item. You may submit an entry for all Giveaways in this series, even if you have won a previous item. 
  • You will have one week to enter.
  • You will need to leave a comment stating you would like to be entered in the drawing for a particular item.
  • Winner will be selected at random using an automated number selector. 
  • The winner will be announced via blog and will be asked for personal email to communicate through.
  • You will have one week to respond.
  • Your item will be shipped out upon receipt of your shipping information and the postage will be covered by Phyllis. I reserve the right to remove any items from the original package and repack to reduce shipping costs.
Good luck!

45 comments:

  1. You did a really great job on the Beiber flocking! I agree about Nicks hair. He needs your help!
    I would like to be entered in this wardrobe give awayyyy!!!!

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  2. Oh boy, I want that fashion pack and it's not avaliable in my country! I'd love to enter the givaway.

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  3. Oh wow that fashion pack! We never get those in the Philippines! Pls count me in.
    ~jamiestoyblog

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  4. Wow I had not seen the Lammily Boy doll before
    I would like to enter for the fashiopn pack.

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  5. Particularly love the first dress, has a classic look. Would love to win the Pink Passport clothing set. Please enter me in the Giveaway! Thank you :)

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    1. This is a great set, isn't it? Your name is in the drawing!

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  6. I have the Boy Lammily too, he looks better with his hair down like you have him. I'd like to be entered into the giveaway, thank you!

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  7. The Lammily boy is so much cuter than the girls! I'm not entering the giveaway, but I came to say what a nice job you've done on Jared :)

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    1. Awww, thanks! I know Lammily is geared to look average, but average people do smile! I think they could look a little happier!

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  8. I love what you did to Jared's hair. He looks great! Love his jeans, too.

    The Lammily boy looks remarkably like the girl. Congratulations on getting him and thanks for your contribution to doll diversity. Yay, Phyllis!

    I am not entering this giveaway. It's a cool set, yes, but I'd rather sit this one out and let someone else get it. They'll be able to document the win. (Sniff. Still waiting to get a new camera. Can't stop buying other things ... argh!)

    BTW - I have you on my blog list again. Had lost your link for some reason.

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    1. I am glad you like Jared's hair! His jean's are actually action figure female jeans, but the fit him really well. I agree with you about the Lammily boy. He can even wear some of her clothes (jeans, shirts, shoes). I really like having a lot of diversity in my collection. I am happy that you are following me again. There will be 3 or 4 more items coming up, so maybe there will be something else that you are interested in. Please take care and God bless you!

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  9. Hmmm Nick's hair is unfortunate. I wonder how he'd look with flocked hair. Please enter me in the giveaway. I was admiring that collection of fashions in the store just yesterday.

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  10. Nick's hair is actually quite nice in terms of quality, I just don't like the styling. I have 2 of him, so I will definitely experiment with a haircut at least! The other one I will probably leave his hair as is and maybe give him some facial hair to make him be an older character. Your name has been entered in the drawing! Good Luck!

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  11. Great job with Jared's hair. It looks good on him. I didn't know there was a male Lammily doll. Is he the same height as the female or a little taller? Just wondering.

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    1. He is the same height as the female dolls. He can ever wear their clothes!

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  12. I liked your flocking on Jared. I think it turned out really nice. Please enter me in your give a way.

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    1. I am glad you liked it! I do too! I will definitely be flocking more dolls. You have been entered in the giveaway!

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  13. Wow, that's a nice gift set! Please enter me in the drawing.

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    1. You have been entered -- Good Luck!

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  14. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Great cut on Jared. Interestingly, I was thinking that this cut would be super cute on a female doll as well.

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    1. Me too! I am going to try to do something similar on a Lollipop doll I have. Her current hair is really bad quality but I think she could definitely carry off an undercut style! Your name has been entered in the drawing -- Good Luck!

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  15. Jared's hair looks nice! I've wanted to try flocking a doll's hair for a while now; where do you buy the flocking from?

    I'd like to enter the giveaway, please!

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    1. I got my flocking from Restoredoll.com. You are entered in the giveaway!

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  16. wow grate job on the dolls I never seen the lammily boy doll untell now and well some day i'm hopeing to get a lammyily girl doll but I don't know if thay still make them or not? any how can you add me in to your giveaway? thanks

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    1. Yes, you can still get all of the Lammily dolls on their website: Lammily.com. Your name has been entered!

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  17. Please enter me! I love the gift set! I have not tried flocking a doll with anything other than their own hair! (cut all the hair of and make it shorter) I might have to try it!

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    1. It was actually pretty easy and I liked the results! You are entered in the giveaway! Good Luck!

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  18. That is a really nice set, but I will leave it for someone else to win. I just wanted to comment on the new Bieber haircut. Great job! I really like it. Congrats on getting Nikolas. It will be interesting to see if he too, get a new hairdo.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! I was surprised it turned out so well. I haven't decided what to do with Nick's hair yet, but I think it definitely needs some work!

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  19. Great giveaway, Phyllis! Please enter me as well! I love the outfits the boys are wearing as well. Flannel is always a crowd pleaser. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Farrah Lily, I am glad that you like it. You have been entered in the giveaway!

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  20. Love Jared's new look! Awesome job on the flock! <3 I would love to be entered. ^_^

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    1. Thanks Cat! It means a lot to me that you liked it give the amazing hair transformations you do! You are definitely an inspiration. Right now, I am attempting to create a new look for my daughter's old Lollipop doll (whose hair has seen better days!) using a combination of rerooting and flocking. Your Top Model Nikki makeover you did for Miranda is the inspiration for her new look, so wish me luck! You have been entered into the drawing - Good Luck.

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    2. That is wonderful! I hope you will post the Lollipop doll's transformation when she is done! ^_^ I have no doubt you will make her over perfectly. <3

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  21. What a nice gift. Please enter me.

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  22. Awesome fashion gift pack .. please enter me

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  23. please enter my name, I like dolls. Thanks!

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    1. Sorry, this Giveaway has already closed. If you want to enter the one for the Lammily Boy doll, you need to leave a message one that post.

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