Today brings me to sewing I don’t really want to do but need to do. I have two jobs. One as a mild-mannered English teacher (for Japanese children) and the other as a belly dance teacher/performer (for Japanese adults, Turkish restaurants, etc.). My English teaching is within set hours that don’t fluctuate from week to … Continue reading Costume Alterations.
Ok, catching up on two months of crafting is showing me how godddamned much stuff I make. A Japanese bellydancer I'm friends with on FB JUST posted a photo of a Pullip Nah-Atto she saw in a Book-Off and I replied with a picture of my before and after...and was going to send her the … Continue reading Nah-Atto part 2.
Ebony and I visited Dollyterria again during one of our Ikebukuro meet ups in July. Again, I came home with a new friend. Dal Lipoca is a 2008 Groove doll release. She retails new/mint condition for about 100USD/10,000¥. My Lipoca was around 3,000. Dolly in a baggie deals! She was FILTHY. She obviously lived with … Continue reading Dal Lipoca
I haven't written for a while but I sure as hell have been making things. You see, my friends and I were hit with not one but two sociopaths this summer. We didn't know about #summerofscammers until after the devastation. We're petitioning that if there is a destructive human force NEXT summer that someone send … Continue reading Emily’s Doll: Will a doll help?
Last night a friend messaged me to catch up and to let me know he’s read this blog and...”crikey, dolls creep me out!” Accurate. My humor thrives on discomfort. I’m a cuddly creep, it’s how I get past your guard. “I was looking and thinking ‘fuck, that’s creepy. Very, very good. But very creepy.’” And … Continue reading Alice could be living….anywhere.
I only started watching Teen Titans Go this year, thanks Netflix Japan, but I quickly fell in love with it. After watching the first three seasons (available on Netflix) I went back and watched Teen Titans. It really doesn’t have the insane joy but I get where it fit into the cartoons of the time … Continue reading Frightfully Tall RAVEN
I'm a belly dancer. I teach and perform and study belly dance. I also make belly dance costumes. There was no doubt that I'd combine dolls with dance. As soon as I saw a used Pullip Nah-atto doll I had to have it. But let's be honest, Nahh-ato is all Orientalist tropes. Genie lamp, harem … Continue reading Dressing to Dance. Nah-atto part 1
I am nursing a flare-up in tendonitis in one of my ankles so I'll be at home for a few days during the national holidays icing and resting and probably catching up. I could explain why it's been a while but it's not interesting: work and life. I'm waiting for some eye chips to arrive. … Continue reading All those outfits
It's come to my attention that when I post updates of what I'm working on, dollwise, it can be a little hard to follow if I show multiple dolls. Fair. I mean the "Groove" dolls (The company that now makes Pullips/Dals/Ect) are rather inter-changable once you remove their wigs and clothes and are sanding their … Continue reading Reggie.
I haven't posted a bit because I've been on a restorative vacation to my hometown in America (Madison, WI). Now I'm back in Japan, my first morning back in my apartment, waiting for my luggage to be delivered. Nothing was lost but it's never fun to lug a giant suitcase on the trains. That's why … Continue reading Back in action. No Bobbin!