I've written before about how handy-work can be quite an effective form of meditation for those of us with minds that sometimes fight meditation. The repetition of movement, the precision needed, and the concentration used helps clear my head. It’s not that I don’t think while doing this, I do, but it’s a quieter thinking. … Continue reading Acrylic Yarn: Squeeky self-care.
My friend Ebony rocks. She really does. You should go check out the looks she serves up on Instagram. I'll wait. I can't even tell you how essential she is to my life here. Not since art school have I had someone in my neck of the woods who was not only an amazing friend … Continue reading The dress with EVERYTHING.
One of my finished projects this summer was Little Dead Riding Wolf. You may have noticed that I never show concept sketches. It’s not how I work. It’s never been. With dolls as with creating dance costumes I start with a very hazy concept, maybe gather some inspiration, and let the tools take me where … Continue reading Little Dead Riding Wolf
Where have I been? I've been doing my summer thing. I've made a lot of stuff, done some social things, and visited America for 12 WHOLE DAYS. And now, with my day job lurking beyond this weekend it's time to start catching all of you up on my projects. First up we have a work … Continue reading Power Puffing
I HAVE FINISHED IT! Last I updated about Melody, as far as my searches show me, I'd given up on dying her synthetic hair. I'd pried her head off and started rooting. MY GOD, that was arduous. The heads of Disney Animators are about the size of softballs. Towards the end I realized that the … Continue reading Melody, complete!
Doll shoes. Pesky little doll shoes. Ever After High dolls have SLIGHTLY larger feet than Monster High Dolls. Sometimes. Not always. Sometimes they can swap shoes and sometimes MH shoes are just too small for EAH. This is what I have learned. After buying some MH shoes. So, I turned to one of the EAH … Continue reading SHOES for Wednesday
I totally forgot to show you finished costume pictures from RomaFest. But you need to know that I got there nice and early for pre-show rehearsal and spent times napping dressed like this. The show was huge, those of us dancing in a Turkish Roma influenced style were but a small part, probably making up … Continue reading Finished Costume Pictures.
Cleaning and organizing my craft room always involves finishing some projects and alterations. Tonight I added three more patches to the never-ending cat skirt. About three years ago I bought a simple, white, eyelet skirt at the Gap, figuring it would be fine for work. Then I realized it needed a little more length so … Continue reading Never Ending Cat Skirt.
Over a year ago I bought two kinds of fake fur when lining and updating my vintage coat. Last summer, when making a Gothic Emily Doll for my friend Emily I saw a capelette pattern at Yuzawaya while I was trim shopping. It looked like it'd be a great way to use up my black … Continue reading Capelette: I’m ready to be extra at your funeral.
I hope to get better photos at the show on Sunday but here we go! RomaFest is this Sunday. I am having some strong imposter syndrome feelings but I know I love to dance. I didn't have time to make something from scratch nor the money to buy anything that would be of the same … Continue reading Costume Finished!