Dolly Dreamer Customs
Member since December 10, 2018
I currently live in Florida, but am a midwestern girl at heart. I’ve been married to my soulmate for 12 years and have an 18-year-old step son who I’ve helped raise since he was in diapers. We have 3 mixed breed dogs and 1 cat, who are all rescues that I refer to as my “fur babies”.
I absolutely love anything that has to do with art and I’ve been drawing for as long as I could hold a pencil. I used to do pet painting commissions but found that I didn’t have quite the artistic freedom that I craved and eventually burned myself out on them.
I’ve collected several different types of dolls over the last 23 years always looking to find that “perfect” doll.
I’ve had a lot of fun with restoration which eventually led to Monster High and Ever After High repaints. I enjoyed creating them, but I was ready for my next challenge. Even though BJD’s intimidated me at first, I knew I had to figure out all of the ins and outs of the hobby. After receiving my first blank BJD (after months of waiting), I couldn’t wait to try out my very first face-up which eventually led to commissions. During that time I was also dabbling in sculpting and started creating my own one of a kind 3D clay dolls. What started off as a hobby eventually turned into a little side business, but again I wasn’t completely satisfied.
Over the years I found myself fascinated with custom Blythes. I would literally browse Pinterest for hours on end enamored with all of the different looks artists would create. Not only was I fascinated, but I was also overwhelmed which is why it took me years before I finally broke down and got my first factory Blythe. While I was working on my first custom Blythe, it was possibly the scariest yet exhilarating feeling I had ever experienced in the doll world. As I continued to do them for my own personal collection, that “scary” feeling eventually faded and turned into pure adrenaline. I realized that I finally found my perfect dream doll! I could use my sculpting and painting skills all in one doll! The rest is history!
- Bridget Dellaero
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