By the time the night before the studio anniversary show rolled around I felt like I'd been altering costumes forever, before even tackling my own.It wasn't forever but I had altered three costumes for my dance partner and had a student who'd bought her first ever costume. It was new to her but previously owned … Continue reading Let’s hear it for good workmanship!
No crafts today, just my mind. “At that time (and all my life), I had a little room in one part of the house in which I spent each night and weekend trying in vain to “get organized.” I had no idea that other people weren’t spending each weekend as a bridge between Friday and … Continue reading I have so much and yet no idea where to put it.
It was on Bubbles that my series languished. I'd chosen one of the two Auroa dolls I have. It's not a face sculpt I much like. The eyes feel too large and wide apart but I thought it might work for Bubbles. Alas, her hair parted on the side and I found no way that … Continue reading Unsticking Bubbles.
When Powerpuff Girls hit big time in 1998 it made and impact on me and my female friends. We were recently out of college or finishing up. You can't tell me that we WEREN'T the key demographic...I know that we were in my heart and because by the time it was on video I worked … Continue reading Build me up, Buttercup
More than a year ago, my friend Ebony sent me a LINE message from a Hobby-Off. It included a picture of a baggie doll. It was a "Alfred" TaeYang. TaeYang is Pullip's boyfriend...her second boyfriend actually because Namu was her first and wasn't popular. Namu is no more. Goodnight Namu. Of course, the TaeYang Ebony … Continue reading This doll will have everything
In late 2018 I picked up a damaged Pullip ...as I do. Her eye-mech was destroyed, she had no wink bars, and she had half of her original face paint. I detailed the damage and fixing up here. Then she sat in a box until last December. Inspired by Instagram makeup, I decided to go … Continue reading Flower Girl.
Here I am working my way through a doll-clothing book from cover to cover. The book is はじめてのドール•コーディネイト•レシピ (First doll coordinates how-to) by Dolly Dolly books. ISBN978-4-7661-1982-4 (1,500¥ new) The projects are: a dress, medium length shorts, pleated skirt,blouse, tank top (for knits), bloomers, socks (for knits), tote bag, and tailored jacket. Included … Continue reading Work the book: First Coordinates
With the New Year came my first trip into Tokyo for Fukubukuro! LUCKY BAGS! The concept is simple: With the New Year stores put together items from the store into bags you can't see into. The idea is that the contents of the bag are "worth" (priced individually) more than what you'll pay for the … Continue reading Lucky Bag Inspiration: Classical Style
My day-job commute involves a horrid train line. There are three things going against it. Water: for a long stretch it crosses part of Tokyo bay. This means it's vulnerable to dangerous wind and rain. Japan has strong winds, a typhoon season and a rainy season. This creates frequent delays. Tokyo: My morning commute involves … Continue reading Work, Fuji, Home. Repeat.
Welcome to my continued adventures in assuming I'd already shared something because I finished it a while ago but when I looked I'd never posted a final product. Back story short: I got a Monster High doll at Dollyterria in Ikebukuro. This was before my haul of MH dolls. This is the doll and I … Continue reading Sakura