I just can't stop making Teen Titans Go dolls. This should be no surprise to anyone who knew me shortly after college when I started to amass a collection of female action figures. It seemed like a hobby that had limits because action figures were even worse back then about not producing or short packing … Continue reading JINX!
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!
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
Right now it's hard to prioritize things. I get home and everything shouts for attention: my bed, my need for nourishing food, my need to make that food, my crafts, the things I need to do for dance and the studio... Before I know it it's past my bedtime, way past, and I feel like … Continue reading New Hands Are Here!
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.
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
Because I had left over air-dry polymer resin clay I decided to make Starfire her own Silky. To color the clear/white clay I had I added a little acrylic to a blob of clay and rolled/kneaded it until the pigment was evenly distributed. And I set to work rolling, pinching, and sculpting. The Silkie I’m … Continue reading Starfire 1.0 Finished
Last we saw Starfire had her face painted, her body sanded, and her hair done. Onward to clothing. There's not much to be said about the clothing itself. Its a miniskirt and a crop top that closes in the back. It's shown here with the basting stitches still in. The difficult part was dealing with … Continue reading Starfire: Part 4