Falling in love again…Rare Find Isha gets a second chance!

For those of you who’ve followed my blog for a long while you’ll recognize my Isha.ย  She was a prize that I won in 2007 from the Doll Diva’s board when they held a raffle.

I got around to repainting and re-rooting the front of her head in 2009.


Not the best repaint I’d ever done but somehow it still seems “right” for her so she never ended up with a second repaint.

She did however end up with a swapped body… She started out on the 2nd or 3rd generation Fashion Royalty body and it was floppy and annoying as all hell. Could barely hold a pose long enough for me to shoot it with the camera! I hated taking photos of her because of it–so it was important for me to find her a body donor. Finding another body to match her was difficult (especially since she wasn’t even a great match with her original body). My good friend Will gave me a hot toys hispanic female body for her to use.

The plus side was it was definitely more articulated than her original but it was hard to find clothes to fit in a wayย  I liked and at that time I didn’t much feel like sewing for her…so she got relegated to a box and that was it. Every time I went to re-dress my dolls my eyes would stick on her and I’d feel guilty that such a pretty doll wasn’t getting fair treatment and being photographed and really cast with a good role in the Quinlan Chronicles.

What to do? What could I do?

Funnily enough, I was going through my collection this morning with an eye to plan some repaints and sell off some dolls I don’t play with—when I realized that Isha’s body was a really good match for Moonlight and Kisses Darla Daley’s! Oh I am happy about that! ๐Ÿ™‚ and then I figured that I might as well do body mods on he sinceย  want to use her a lot in the future and being able to pop her head off for dressing and jewelry application is a good thing! And an expanded range of motion at the chest join is super helpful too in posing.

You know….I just couldn’t leave her eyes (or eyebrows) alone. I felt this compulsion to repaint them…I don’t think she came out too badly considering how very long it’s been since I did any repainting.

So here she is now:

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and two more pics just because! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Next I need to find a new name that suits her….

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6 thoughts on “Falling in love again…Rare Find Isha gets a second chance!

  1. You did a fantastic job on her repaint and reroot! She looks great on the Darla Daley body! I like Darla’s proportions and height much better than the FR bodies anyway. She did look good on the Hot Toys body too, but I do get it about not having many clothes to fit her.

    1. Thanks Phyllis! It had been such a long time that I wasn’t feeling very confident…but she came out better than before so I am quite happy. I agree the HT body did work well but for me the clothing was a big issue and although I could have made it the vinyl of the body seemed to pic up every stray bit of dust or lint around. ๐Ÿ™

  2. Very pretty even rarer find! She looked good with the reroot and first repaint, but the new eyebrows give her extra character–more worldly and determined. Love the shiny lipstick! I hope she gets a good role.

    1. Kukolka–no worries there. She is going to be the older sister of one of my actresses in the Wrenwood Hall drama. I’m thinking she is possibly the manager of the local cafe where everyone tends to hang out. Maybe?

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