The first thing that hint you as you scurry into my apartment from the cold is the scent of Flair. Each bottle of fabric softener smells like a garden crime scene in which roses have been massacred. Such carnage. Much Flair. So ow my eyes and senses. I avoid scented products...but doll wigs and doll … Continue reading Spa day
I woke up this Sunday morning with no plans, except to maybe clean my apartment. It's a little chilly out, not good for spraying fixative on doll faces, so I thought I'd put things in order. While I was having my first coffee of the day my father ambushed me via FB video chat. His … Continue reading A doll for every sink.
All my heads have working eye-gimicks. Heads in progress; Make-It-Own (MIO) kit Dal in Mocha*. The kit came with everything. I'm feeling a little conflicted about the eyes I painted. On the right eye I think the lighter hue around the iris worked, on the left I think it just looks like a blotchy iris. … Continue reading The shelves have eyes.
A friend checked in on how I was doing yesterday. I haven't knit for at least eight years. In fact I'd cleaned out my knitting yarn stash a few years back (keeping all my needles and supplies, just letting go of the odd yarn) in a Kon-Mari spree. My stash was a reasonable size because … Continue reading Like Grandma
I’ve never been confused by a wig. I’ve been confused by people’s choice of wigs, sure, who hasn’t? But to fundamentally not understand a wig’s construction and intent is new to me. Maybe it’s just the lack of wigs in my life. If I had more connection to wigs, a great number of them interacting … Continue reading Wiggity-whack
Yesterday, Friday, was not great. I could get into it all but I won't. This is a huge change from my early Live Journal days when I would reveal all intimacies (with certain filters in place) and find it therapeutic to do so. I've already told this story to a few close friends and will … Continue reading The mail contains bad news and a head.
After creating a doll hybrid I had leftover parts: two full arms, pelvis, one leg with foot, one footless leg. I sawed the leg with a foot in two places and smoothed off the cuts. I think I want to make a prosthetic leg for a Dal or a Pullip...or both. A Step Ahead is … Continue reading Prosthetic leg.
Tuesday after work I went to Akihabara Radio Kaikan to buy some Obitsu bodies. Akihabara is an environment that makes me itchy and unhappy. I cannot handle the atmosphere of the place . Stores that sell straight-up posable dolls (not Anime figures) are by far more chill than the rest of Akihabara. The most chill … Continue reading Let the bodies be packed carefully and stored under my bed.
According to an Amazon review I found quoted many places: Monomono is my all time favorite Dal doll. Although in theory I think she has too much orange on her face, in real life she is absolutely beautiful. She has beautiful brown and gold eyechips. She also has a fake fur wig, which is not … Continue reading Meet Monomono
Oh, Pullip dolls. You're each unique in your own way. I'm learning so much about you. Like how some information says the old three-part heads (Type 2 heads) are pre-2009...but it's possible to order eye-gimicks and eyelids from a pre-2009 doll only to find that they are intended for a Type 3 head and DON'T … Continue reading Baggie of eye parts.