Lucy shared with me that she is a seller on etsy, and when I visited her shop, I realized that I had probably seen her shop at some point, because I remember seeing those ADORABLE little felt dresses! Fascinated by her creative talents, I was more than excited to have her as my very first Featured BJD Fan/Collector/Artist!
|"Shabby Chic Style" dresses with ruffles AND leg warmers!|
"My name is Lucy, I am from Germany and I am 32 years old. I live in a small city in NRW and I like to cook, to eat, music, sewing, my dolls and my animals. I own a hedgehog, pet-rats and a gecko. I am a tattoo artist and been in this job for 10 years. I have opened my Etsy store in January 2013, because I don 't really like Ebay - as an artist and a handcrafting sewer Etsy felt like the place to go."
In an interview with Lucy, I learned that she has the most fantastic ideas for the creations that she makes for her shop on etsy, RealPukiPukiLand.
1. What inspired you to start a Realpukipukiland doll clothing store?
"I always liked to make things with my hands and being creative. When I discovered Tiny BJDs I was absolutely fascinated by these little critters - but I couldn't find any premade clothing for them that I really liked - so I made some myself. After showing the dresses to my best friend she suggested that maybe other Tiny BJD owners would also like these dresses .. and the shop was born."
|"Day in the Garden" embroidered felt dress - absolutely, undeniably CUTE!|
2. What kinds of materials and items do you use in your designs?
"I mostly use felt, because it doesn't stain the dollys and is easily available in a lot of beautiful colours. I also use glass pearls, little gem stones and things alike to decorate and embroider my dresses."
3. What makes your beautiful store unique?
"I have not seen any dresses like mine anywhere else :) I also created little bunny ears and bumble bee headbands .. the little ones look sooo cute with them. I guess what makes my store unique is the love that flows into my creations. Everything is handmade, hand stitched and absolutely one of a kind - even though I sometimes have 3 - 4 pieces of the same creation, they are never exactly alike."
|"Red Strawberry" felt dresses - deliciously cute!|
4. What would you say is or was your most treasured creation?
"I think this must be my Coconut Realpuki house :) I worked on this for hours and is now up for sale too .. I think making homes for Realpukis is so much fun - they just look like they belong in a house made of natural things like coconuts."
|Handmade "Coconut Beach House" is the perfect home for your Tiny BJD!|
5. What inspired you to delve into the hobby of collecting ball jointed dolls? And How long have you been in this hobby?
"When I was 18 I used to work in a Dolls museum. I have loved dolls all my life and I own quite a lot - from Tonner, Barbie, Monster High .. so it was kind of a natural step to discover BJDs one day.
I have been in this hobby for 4 years now, on and off. BJDs are just fascinating - they are so versatile, they are beautiful and they feed your imagination. Especially all the different sizes are interesting .. I own everything from Tiny to 1/3 and they are all very dear to me. A BJD is always what you make of her - I really like that about them."
6. What are you planning next for the shop?
"I am planning on making more props for the Realpukis and PukiPukis. I make a lot of miniatures out of polymer clay and will start making some mini glass bottle pendants in the near future. So make sure to stay tuned .. new stuff will be added regularly :)"
|BJD "Butterfly Collector" Glass Pendant with Cork & Polymer Clay|
That's NOT ALL...We are also holding a CONTEST for one of Lucy's adorable handmade dresses for your BJD!
Send a picture of your Realpuki or PukiPuki to email@example.com and let us know why YOUR tiny MUST have one of these dresses. Along with the picture, please send us a little story or some interesting information about your BJD, and as the winner we will also post your picture(s) in an upcoming post! We will choose the winner based on what we think is the most unique reason/picture/story!