My apartment is spacious and cheap. It's why I refuse to move. It's also damned hot in summer. When I first moved here 8 years ago I tried to go a while without an air conditioner. By early September I was googling the signs of heat stroke daily and bought an air conditioner for my … Continue reading A space for my craft.
Have I made Beast Boy (the doll) his action suit? No. Have I made two Beast Boy animal figures? Yes. I saw this derpy doggie at the 100¥ shop. One Apoxie Sculpt collar and paint job later Beast Dog! My MH haul came with these plastic cats. I cut one head open and drilled some … Continue reading Beast Boys
The most awesome doll in the doll haul from the American consignment shop: MONSTER HIGH INNER MONSTER SHIVERING SAD, EEK EXCITED, & HAUNTINGLY HAPPY DELUXE PACK So great. So great. Mine was without a box but I don't care about boxes. I had everything but the notebook/diary. I don't need that diary. I have this … Continue reading Inner Monster.
It’s been two weeks since my anxious little Professor went missing. No signs. No sounds. No responses. I’d been looking at hedgies online and kept coming back to two little awkward dorks in a shop in Meguro, Tokyo. I ordered a better cage (not handmade by me from 100¥ shop items...although I’m still proud of … Continue reading Here comes the General
It's been a month since my last post. A dooooozy of a month...but not as bad as last year. It was the one year anniversary of the horrible reveal that one of my friends is an international con artist and another friend is so much worse (the legal case on the second still drags on). … Continue reading With and without…and another box.
It's common to find Monster High/ EAH dolls without hands. This is only going to get worse as the line is discontinued. Now I'm trying to find a way to deal with that when I don't live in a country with much in the way of replacement parts. I think I'll eventually have to learn … Continue reading Exploring Hands.
“Is it weird that I feel kind of sad for the characters that the dolls originally started out as?” This question was asked by my friend Doug when I posted a picture of a Kaoru in progress. First, you get to feel what you feel. We all go through enough stress that we don’t need … Continue reading Feeling sad for my dolls?
My birthday gift to myself was shelves. I needed them. I've lived in this apartment for 8+ years and will never see my security deposit again so why not live how I need to live. The room was messy because this was 5 days into the new job (6am wakeup schedule) and I'd managed to … Continue reading My gift to me.
Shrinking heads is the craft of using acetone to break down the plasticizer in a vinyl doll's head to make it smaller (and less elastic). The chemical make-up/proportions of vinyl can vary wildly so it's not an exact procedure. I mentioned on FB that I'd be using my down time to catch up on my blog … Continue reading Why do you want to shrink heads anyways? Four Reasons.
The new job kicked in hard and fast. I'm doing the work that, at my last company, would be done by 1.5 people. Suffice to say there is a learning curve. This, plus a new commute plus teaching my dance partner's classes as well as my own, has given me a head cold and my … Continue reading Teen Titans Terra: I shrink a head