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.
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!
Brain: You leave for America on the 16th and you only have one full day off between then and now. However will you do all the things you need to do? Also Brain: Why don't you redecorate your toilet room? So I did. Wednesday is usually a day off for me but today I substitute … Continue reading I am Alice.
I'm taking my Sunday to make a free tutorial. Why am I working for free? I've benefited from SO many online free tutorials that I'd like to give back. Please don't hesitate to give me feedback on what needs to be tweeked...or show me pictures if you use this. Disclaimer: No one wants to read … Continue reading Moana Wrap Dress Tutorial
The first thing that hint you as you scurry into my apartment from the cold is the scent of Flair. Each bottle of fabric softener smells like a garden crime scene in which roses have been massacred. Such carnage. Much Flair. So ow my eyes and senses. I avoid scented products...but doll wigs and doll … Continue reading Spa day
I woke up this Sunday morning with no plans, except to maybe clean my apartment. It's a little chilly out, not good for spraying fixative on doll faces, so I thought I'd put things in order. While I was having my first coffee of the day my father ambushed me via FB video chat. His … Continue reading A doll for every sink.
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.