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.
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.
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.
Dal was going to be a butterfly. I was going to use the few leftover fabrics from my handmade butterfly themed belly dance costume and create an ethereal butterfly girl. It was going to have an embroidered wing-patterned bustie and a wind skirt and sequined fascinator... The album of making that costume is over here. … Continue reading Your Art Gallery Owner
Let’s meet the girl behind the project I’ve been keeping secret. She’s my favorite corvid-human hybrid, Rookling. Her project happened simultaneously alongside Archie. Rookling, her polychrome hair mushrooming around her face, thick lashes and extra lashes on top of that, the eyes of Liza Minnelli, and such aptitude, y’all...such aptitudes...such a mind for images and … Continue reading For Rookling: The Secret Project.
What have I learned? Carefully layer the fixative spray, let it fully dry, and paint up the eyes and whites first. Also, you can't make the Archie doll look trustworthy. You can only raise his craftsmanship. He'll always be eldritch. He might slice you where you sleep but he'll do it with a better quality … Continue reading Terror’s make-over is complete.
It's been a hectic but rewarding few days of teaching (dance and English) and I am on the eve of a day off. The Dal Doll face is evolving.... I've done adjustments on the wig I think I'm going to use, making it slightly smaller and tighter. I have also "washed" the wig. The … Continue reading When you find yourself Googling “remove doll scalp”…
I’ve got dolls, they’re multiplying. And I’m losing control. Well. I have more than one Disney doll now. Before Craftsmas an online friend contacted me about two Disney Animators dolls (Belle and Lilo ) she picked up for about 5 USD each. She’s planning to send them to me, but some holiday called Christmas has … Continue reading First Disney Repaint.
Excerpts From The Mary Frances sewing book; or, Adventures among the thimble people Fryer, Jane Eayre, 1876 Don’t you want to go with Grandma to-day?" asked her grandmother of Mary Frances. "Where, Nanny?" inquired the little girl. ''Well," said Grandma, "I'm going to take a trolley ride through the park." "Where the monkeys are?" inquired … Continue reading XXIII:Mary’s Flannel Petticoat
Let us all bow our heads, Craftsmas had come to a close. No longer are my days for all the crafts. I am back to my jobs. Now is the time for manageable smaller projects. The last days of Craftsmas were spent finishing off another scrap quilt, it had remained 2/3’s finished after last Craftsmas. … Continue reading Chapter XXII: A Ruined Dress.