June 2014: Going to the Beach!

Thursday, 26 June 2014
Hello everyone!
How's everybody going? Currently the heat wave is hitting Malaysia. It is very very hot, and I really wanted to do something fun and soothing! I wish I can go to the beach!

Therefore, to ease the thoughts of going to the beach, let's feast our eyes with the picture theme!

From admin Teddy Tales:


Lovely 3 girls at the beach~

From Amos L Alexanser:

From Babykitty Doll:

And lastly from myself, Videl...
These were taken at the beautiful Similajau National Park, Bintulu. ^^

Aahhh~~ I really miss the beach! >O<

Yours Truly,
Videl Ichiban

Happy Chinese Year 2014

Saturday, 1 February 2014
The Dolly Carnet wishes everyone Happy Chinese New Year!
We hope that the year of the horse brings prosperity and happiness~
Our FB members would like to express their greetings with their gorgeous and lovely dolls~

From Hairul
"Jinafire & me would like to wish a Happy Chinese New Year 2014 to all! May the year of wooden horse brings a lot of fortune and prosperity in our life."

From Abdul Rahman Abdul Halim
"Luchia on behalf of me & my dolls would like to wish Gong Xi Fa Cai to all"

 From Nor Hayati
"Happy Chinese New Year to friends that's celebrating"

Last but not least from TeddyTales~
"Happy Chinese New Year and May The Year of the Horse bring more dolls to everyone!!"

Thank you for your wonderful wishes and submissions~~
For more pictures, check out our FB group (The Dolly Carnet)

Yours Truly,
TeddyTales (Rozene)

26th December Birthday!

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Stay cute always, Uepu! :)

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We really enjoy looking at the holiday pictures from our FB members!
Lovely moments, wonderful wishes, and stunning DIYs!

From Hairul:

Black & White Christmas

Have a Scary Merry Christmas!

The Boy Who Stole A Christmas Gift.

From Roa Kyle :

Ryan wishing everyone a very Merry Xmas 
and may the New Year brings 1001 new hopes~!

From Joanne Meadowcroft :


From Izuan :

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Jingle Bell Rocks!

From Khoo Jeremy :

From Donato D'clay :

My kiddos wanna say ' Merry Christmas' XD.
 I've made the urgent christmas tree...haha merry christmas everyone ^^

Thank you for sharing with us! ^_^
Please visit our Facebook page for more pictures!

The Dolly Carnet Secret Santa : Registration Form

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

  1. Strictly for The Dolly Carnet members only.
    Registration must be made to The Dolly Carnet blog by the 20th of November 2013 (10 p.m. GMT+8) via the form below.
  2. Your Secret Santa will be randomly selected by using Random.org.
  3. We will send out the receiver's name to you via email, the latest by 25th November 2013. So please be patient! ^^
  4. Gift must be sent out the latest by 5th December 2013 (For Internationally participants) and  16th December 2013 (For Locally participants). You are welcome to send it as early as possible. But if you could not make it by the date stated, please inform The Dolly Carnet admins at dollycarnet[at]gmail.com. The gifts should be arriving right on time before Xmas or not later than New Year. :)
  5. After sending out the gift, please notify and send us (the  admins) the tracking number or the shipping confirmation number along with a picture of the gift that you sent as soon as possible to dollycarnet[at]gmail.com together with your FB name and your receiver's FB name.
  6. Gift must be doll related only. Check out your receiver’s Likes and Dislikes as guidelines.
  7. The gift can be handmade or bought.
  8. The indicative value of gift is RM30 / US$10 inclusive of shipping. The value can be higher but if possible, not more than RM100 / US$ 30 to prevent any disappointment.
  9. Please DO NOT BACK OUT once you have submitted the registration. Your name will be published in Hall of Shame and will be banned if you failed to keep in the track. Please do inform us if anything goes wrong a.s.a.p. to work things out.
  10. All of your information will not be shared or published through any other third parties.
  11. Once you have submitted the form, you have agreed to follow the rules and regulations of TDC Secret Santa Gift Exchange Event.
  12. The Dolly Carnet will not be responsible of any incidents of lost/damage case to the gift consignments. Please check for Insurance through your local post office if you need one.
  13. Have a Happy Festive Season~

Happy Halloween!

Friday, 1 November 2013
Hope it is not too late! :)
We have changed our FB group picture to this:

Hopefully we can change according to every celebrations (if we have time. :P)!

Now, here are the Halloween submissions by our fellow The Dolly Carnet members:

From Roa and Ryan :
"Treat me, or trick you~"

From Joanne Meadowcroft :
"Trick or treat! :)"

From Khoo Jeremy:
"Happy Halloween!"

From Hairul :
"This is how I'm TREATing my man if they TRICKing on me! - RED DEVILISH RUBY"

From Abdul Rahman Abdul Halim :
"Trick or treat Poppy's style."

From Naj Daniell :
"One of the palace maid spotted the ghost of Mary Antoinette wandering around during the nite of the halloween..."

From Izuan Ismail :
"I love you Mr. Arrogant. ;)"

From TDC admin, TeddyTales:
"Get Ready for My Wolfie Love Bite~"

Thank you for the submission everyone! ^__^

The Borneo Post: All Dolled Up

Sunday, 8 September 2013
Sincere appreciation to Antonia for interviewing The Doll Carnet again. Checkout the original article on The Borneo Post: All Dolled Up.

All dolled up

by Antonia Chiam, reporters@theborneopost.com. Posted on September 8, 2013, Sunday

CREATING A FACE: A blank Obitsu doll head undergoing transformation at the faceup workshop. 
– Photos by Antonia Chiam

A LOVELY shade of eye shadow slowly appeared on the face as careful fingers expertly painted the area above the unmoving eyes.

Further works with brushes and pencils began to add colours and details.

Soon, the face was beautifully completed but the painted eyes remained unmoving and expressionless.

It was the face of an Obitsu doll head.

From a blank faceless canvas, it was transformed into an exquisite face fit for a doll body of suitable size.
This transformation was seen at the Basic Doll Face-Up Workshop held in Plaza Merdeka during the annual anime, comics and games convention known as Kyanime Convention.

The workshop was organised by The Dolly Carnet (TDC), an informal group of doll enthusiasts based in Kuching.

Being the first of its kind here, the workshop attracted a decent number of participants – from doll collectors to the curious alike. 
Each was given a blank Obitsu doll head, colour pencils, brushes and a palette.
They were then guided through a demonstration before having to work their magic on the doll heads.

HEALTHY HOBBY: The Dolly Carnet brings doll enthusiasts and their collections together.

What exactly is a doll faceup?

According to one of TDC’s founding member, Jessica Lee, faceup is not just about makeup for a doll but also creating a desired look at one’s own will.

“If you are interested to faceup your doll, make sure you plan the faceup you want for your doll or you might end up re-doing it multiple times."

“Expenses for materials and tools should be considered because if you buy them blindly, you will end up spending on unnecessary items. Research is important to prevent messing the faceup or even the doll."

“Faceup can be time-consuming if not properly planned. Initially, there will be some errors but that is where you learn, as it is challenging,” she told thesundaypost.

In short, face-up is the general application of varied media to a doll’s facial surface to create various aesthetic effects similar to makeup for the human face.

On doll collecting, Jessica believed people’s perception plays a role in encouraging or discouraging the hobby.

“During the earlier days, doll collectors in Kuching were either children, usually girls, or those who still keep their childhood collections.

Most of them would just keep their hobby to themselves and did not bring their dolls out in public.

People’s perception plays a big role partly because our community tend to think dolls are only for kids so when adults like us bring the dolls out, they would give us questioning looks,” she said.

Jessica noted dolls easily found in Kuching are Barbie, Monster High and Mini Blythe.

“Pullip dolls and ball-jointed dolls are mostly available online but some are limited editions and hard to find. The prices for these dolls are high.

For new collectors, it’s best to buy a full set doll that comes with wig, eyes, faceup, clothes and shoes. This works when you have no idea where to source for doll’s clothes, shoes, eyes and wigs or not knowing how to start a doll faceup."

“It’s advisable to spend time researching on the doll just like getting to know a person. All dolls are beautiful but it will be impulsive to buy out of passing interest and in the end, just sell them off or put them aside to collect dust."

“Before I got my very fi rst doll in 2010, I questioned myself whether I really wanted to start this hobby after doing research for a month,” she revealed.

The Dolly Carnet was founded when four girls discovered they shared the same passion for doll collecting.

They are Jessica, Syamim Ikmal Kamil, Siti Rusmaliza and Vela Thomas.

Syamim, who gave the group name, said when she first started the hobby, the others already had blogs about their dolls.

“Siti already has a Facebook page for her ball-jointed doll Cloverina and Jessica has a blog on her dolls. Vela followed suit with sharing pictures of her dolls on Facebook.

Because of that, I suggested we should start a doll blog to post our activities and pictures – which we did. Our doll blog was launched on January 16, 2012, after we held our very first doll gathering in October 2011. Jessica and I are the main admins for the blog. Jessica also created TDC Facebook group,” she said.

From four core members, TDC has nearly 300 members in the Facebook group now.

“The numbers are growing daily and members are not only from Malaysia but also Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, the US, Russia and others. There are many international doll designers, artists and photographers who joined us.

In addition to sharing pictures of our dolls, we also share various information about the hobby and help each other."

“Some members even develop their talents in the art of customising such as making new faceups, sewing doll clothes and such. This can actually generate income because many doll collectors worldwide are keen to collect customised products,” she enthused.

During the three-day Kyanime Convention, TDC booth attracted many curious mall-goers who stopped to admire and take photos of the pretty dolls.

Naturally, some reacted negatively, especially with the latest horror movie The Conjuring still fresh in their minds.

A doll collector John Ling Jing Dao was amused by the reactions towards his collection on display which included five Little Apple dolls.

The unusual Little Apple dolls look eerie because of their incomplete faces.

They are dressed in exquisite fabric costumes together with a detachable apple on the palm of their hands.

Created by artist Ufuoma Yurei Urie, they look minimalist but at the same time, perfectly depict the essence of Japanese gothic fantasy.

Each has a unique background story.

“I see that the general public is still quite close-minded about doll collecting, thinking it as just child’s play.

Some people have negative ideas about my dolls because they think they are haunted. There were people who came up to me and asked whether spirits would possess the dolls."

“There was a young mother with her family. When she saw my dolls, she immediately covered her child’s eyes and snapped at her husband don’t let our child see these foul-looking things – a reaction I thought was rather rude."

“There may be superstitions but we love our dolls just like how others love their plush toys and other collectibles. How would you like getting remarks that your prized collections are haunted or possessed?” quipped the 21-year-old student.

However, there were also positive feedback and reasonable questions from the public, especially those genuinely curious about dolls and doll collecting in general.

On the reaction of people close to him, John said they had been supportive of his hobby.

“My mother does not object as she believes it’s a healthy hobby. Better doll collecting than be involved in unhealthy activities.”

To learn more about the hobby of doll collecting, visit TDC blog (http://www. thedollycarnet.blogspot.com) or join their Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/TheDollyCarnet).
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