Craftsmas is coming! Craftsmas is coming! Let’s be honest, every week is crafty up in here. The dark months are craftholes. I’m on medication for my anxiety and depression but when you add the darkness into that it becomes very easy to hyperfocus on a single task to release all the thoughts and energy...and one … Continue reading Beastie Boy
Meet Princess Melody, the daughter of Ariel and Erik. That there is all I know about Melody. Gina's daughter knows more. She loves Melody. This is how I pay for the 15 dolls Gina sent me. Melody gets made. From Gina, re: which doll gets Melodied and is she planning to wig or reroot: I … Continue reading Starting Melody
It's "Forget the year" season here. Forget the Year parties are something Japanese people have to do with their co-workers, their clubs, their friends, their old high school friends, everyone they ride the train with each morning and more. This means December is chock-a-block full of these parties...and they always involve alcohol. TOKYO IS DRUNK … Continue reading Seepage part 2: Acceptance.
My Raven Queen from Ever After High is kinda nasty. She’s introduced me to a new doll ailment: glue seepage. I should probably avoid negative terms like “nasty”. Getting glue seepage isn’t a reflection on a doll’s character, it’s just something that can happen. The first time I wrote about her I noted that her … Continue reading Seeepage.
Sally has little boots and slumpy striped socks. My Freaky Friend doesn't have real shoes. She has red shoe-shapes covering wide, triangular leg ends. Nothing foot-like under the shoes. Like Bratz before them, oversized shoes are a HUGE part of the Monster high look. Doll Sally won't have the tiny little feetzies of film Sally. … Continue reading Sculpting Sally
I thought the 17" (38cm) Frightfully Tall Ghoul line of Monster High dolls were the tallest Monster High dolls. I was wrong. I am new to dolls and much of what I know comes from getting a doll that's been through some rough time and then Googling to figure out WTF I have. I know … Continue reading Monster High Gore-geous Ghoul Beast Freaky Friend: Sally
Saturday night I got three dolls in the mail, small ones. It's Monday evening and one has finished basic transformation. Yasmina Clairvoya stands at 11" tall (28cm) and is now The Mimosa Fairy. She's wearing a wig I just happened to have so I didn't need to reroot. And, because the box also contained vintage … Continue reading Mimosa Fairy!
My father and stepmother shipped me an early Christmas box. You have to understand that boxes from them are an assortment of thrift-store finds: jewelry (for my costume making) books, random things my father think will make me laugh (Jell-o girl gives a party cookbook/Popeye Sweater Pattern book/Informative magnets telling you what you can and … Continue reading Three more dolls, another box.
Ariel's hair abides. It's magical. I don't know chemically or structurally what makes her red Disney Animator Doll hair so impervious to abuse but I am thankful for it. It doesn't suffer the frizzled bent shape that plagues other matted colors. It bounces back. You soak, untangle, and go. Here are two from the box … Continue reading BoxDoll: Ariel’s Blessed Hair.
What am I doing to relax now that the giant box of dolls has come to live with me ? Oh, some days when I get home I’m just turning on Netflix, pinning a doll between my knees so she won’t struggle, and then dividing her hair (after hours of soaking in liquid fabric softener, … Continue reading BoxDoll: The hair.