A common reaction to my arts and crafts is: "I wouldn't have the patience" I don't. I am not a patient person. I am a scattered mind with so many ideas and thoughts that teaching myself organizational skills has been essential to get anything done. When I am not hyper-focused I am easily distracted and … Continue reading Hair Meditation.
I haven't been around because illness took me DOWN. After two rounds of antibiotics, more nasal steroids, and the joy of three days in a row without kerosene fumes I'm almost better. Welcome to Finish-it-February, wherein I try to be frugal by focusing on finishing projects instead of starting them. Of course, as soon as … Continue reading Heads up! Finish it February!
I didn't just have conjunctivitis, I also had a sinus infection. It took me DOWN. Also, it's made a lot of detail work I could be doing impossible. When I tilt my head down to focus on what my hands are doing I feel all the weight of the crap in my sinuses and it … Continue reading Stuffed Animal Renewal.
In early December I received an Ever After Doll and learned about glue seepage. In some dolls there's some sort of chemical reaction between the hair/head/glue used (often excessively used) and the doll continues to sweat greasy glue runoff out of her hair plugs. This all happens in the manufacturing process. There are online discussions … Continue reading Rerooting Wednesday
My plan, after being diagnosed with conjunctivitis on Sunday, was to rest as much as possible on Monday (which I don't work) and return to working at the elementary school on Tuesday. I'd still be contagious for two weeks but could prevent spread by washing my hands often/not touching my eye/ touching no one and … Continue reading Finishing the quilt: best laid plans
I have one full day left of Craftsmas before it's time to go back to work. I also have a head/chest cold and..as of yesterday...PINK-EYE...which is disgusting. I've now got prescription drops and know where my nearest eye doctor is. One thing I'm trying to tackle at the end of craftmas is the storage issues … Continue reading Orderly Craft
It's New Years Eve. My 破魔矢 "Hamaya"/ Demon Breaking Arrow from this year is ready to be burned in a bonfire tonight. My bedroom and kitchen are clean enough for guests. I'm spending my third New Years Eve in a row with Jamie. I've known her since we were both wee cosplay dorks at cons in … Continue reading New Years Eve
What’s on my balcony? Parts. I couldn’t resist. There’s been a Living Dead Doll at the Kashiwa Hobby Off. She was in a tightly sealed baggie. I resisted for over a month. I know nothing about LDDolls. If I'd taken the time to figure out who was in the bag before I bought I … Continue reading Hush Makeover
For the last week and few days my mother has been here (and we've traveled to Vietnam) so crafting hasn't been my highest priority. Tomorrow she heads back to America and the Craftsmas resumes. It's time to line this scrap quilt I made last year. When spring of 2018 started coming I stopped after I … Continue reading Quilt
Doll fixing while cleaning: Picked up this damaged, unwigged, naked Audrey Hepburn for about 2,500¥ What she's supposed to look like. Reality. She was missing blink bars...which didn’t much matter as is because her eyes had been modified so they stuck out too far for her eyelids to close anyways. I’d found a listing on … Continue reading Holly went roughly.