I had some time to do some spring cleaning and thought I would shoot a little video of me putting one of my more recently acquired BJD’s room back in place and describe how I built her world. Rhea is a new-to-me Momoni Nena02 Reria in Iced Blue.
Rhea’s name was inspired by the 5th moon of Saturn, one of my favourite planets. It is an icy planet and as I found her icy blue colour to be lovey I thought it suited her quite well.
When you take a look at colourized images of Rhea, the moon, it is actually silvery, white and goldish in colour, which help inform my colour choices for her space. (Technically, the colors shown in the global mosaic maps are enhanced, or broader, relative to human vision, extending into the ultraviolet and infrared range...but you know, inspiration is still inspiration.)
The images that came back from Cassini as it explored Saturn, specifically the hexagon storm, also hooked my imagination and I aim to include all items hexagon shaped when I find them, which lends itself to the tables all being hexagon in shape!
Her space and wardrobe choices are all moved by this backstory and universe of inspiration.
Rhea’s mission is to be a traveller that collects all sorts of treasures, and her adventure is still unfolding. She may be a universal traveller, a terrestrial traveller or a time traveller, it is too early to tell.
I hope you enjoy this little backstory and sneak peek into my design brain and doll’s story!
There were so many things added to this room! Some were upcycled thrifted ideas, some were handmade and some were purchased from fabulous makers. I’ve tried to include them all below, with links to where you can find them if you would like to support the awesome artists who create them or shops that carry them!
Items in my dolls room set up (1:6th ish scale) include, in order of appearance:
Headboard - thrifted spice rack
Carpets and mat - thrifted upholstery sampler
Closet box - thrifted ikea photo box, craft store dowl inserted, 3D printed hangers by Stellar Evolution Designs
Dresses - Handmade by Stellar Evolution Designs
Pillows-same thrifted upholstery sampler
Doll winter coat stored under bed - upcycled Christmas ornament
Bed Frame - soup box
Mattress-small piece of batting with scrap knit material over top secured with safety pins
Top Blanket-Quilting Cotton from Fabricland in Star Material to go with Grey, Silver and Gold Metallic them
White fluffy blanket - Knit from Fabricland
Grey Hexagon Tables - 3D designed and printed by Stellar Evolution Designs
Plant cup - shot glass from Dollarama
Flowers and gold rocks- thrifted
Skull Vase - 3D printed by Stellar Evolution Designs
Chair - constructed from cardboard, sponges, batting, glue gun and fabric I had on hand. This was a trial and error project. If I do build another, I will aim to work out a tutorial!
Hexagon glass table - fabulous thrift store find :)
Blue Resin vase with flowers - 3D designed and printed by Stellar Evolution Designs, flowers from craft store
Silver crochet purse - found at a Doll Show
Denim 1:6 scale Sushi Tote - handmade by Stellar Evolution Designs
1:6 scale Grey Backpack, adjustable straps, functional zipper, cute tassel - handmade by Stellar Evolution Designs
Geode Dresser Drawers-Dollarama
Jewelry-random assortment of upcycled earrings into necklaces
Leather Shoes - handmade by Stellar Evolution Designs
Display Books - Handmade by Stellar Evolution Designs
Small blue resin vase with silver flowers - 3D designed and printed by Stellar Evolution Designs, flowers from craft store
Evian water bottle - from I Sew for Doll
iPad, iPhone, Starbucks mug - from I Sew for Doll
Mirror and clipboard - thrifted
Glasses - 3D designed and printed by Stellar Evolution Designs
Cat Donut Shirt on Doll- handmade by Stellar Evolution Designs
Leggings on Rhea-handmade by Stellar Evolution Designs
Space buns Wig-handmade of wool roving by Stellar Evolution Designs
Matchstick Picture Frames - handmade