What have I learned? Carefully layer the fixative spray, let it fully dry, and paint up the eyes and whites first. Also, you can't make the Archie doll look trustworthy. You can only raise his craftsmanship. He'll always be eldritch. He might slice you where you sleep but he'll do it with a better quality … Continue reading Terror’s make-over is complete.
I'm wrapping up my day off. I've joined a Pullip Doll group on Facebook. It's not a selling group. The woman running it makes solid Pullip related videos and seems to be good at creating community/an online presence with give-aways and discussion prompts. Much of it is people un-boxing things they've ordered, sharing doll stories … Continue reading Now with no dead bugs!
It's been a hectic but rewarding few days of teaching (dance and English) and I am on the eve of a day off. The Dal Doll face is evolving.... I've done adjustments on the wig I think I'm going to use, making it slightly smaller and tighter. I have also "washed" the wig. The … Continue reading When you find yourself Googling “remove doll scalp”…
I've started working on my first Dal/Pullip "Face Up". I've included a Dal Croquis I quickly worked up. The link to the PDF should be below the photo. Help yourself if you want to plan faces whole looks. daldoll
I've been stressed. This means I'm learning new aspects of doll craft. I was at the Hobby Off in Kashiwa. I know that's dangerous. I was thinking about picking up a Peco-Chan and repainting her in some surreal manner. I was just daydreaming, my heart wasn't in it. No new-used Disney dolls so I … Continue reading Dolly, what did they do to you?
I’ve got dolls, they’re multiplying. And I’m losing control. Well. I have more than one Disney doll now. Before Craftsmas an online friend contacted me about two Disney Animators dolls (Belle and Lilo ) she picked up for about 5 USD each. She’s planning to send them to me, but some holiday called Christmas has … Continue reading First Disney Repaint.
Excerpts From The Mary Frances sewing book; or, Adventures among the thimble people Fryer, Jane Eayre, 1876 Don’t you want to go with Grandma to-day?" asked her grandmother of Mary Frances. "Where, Nanny?" inquired the little girl. ''Well," said Grandma, "I'm going to take a trolley ride through the park." "Where the monkeys are?" inquired … Continue reading XXIII:Mary’s Flannel Petticoat
Let us all bow our heads, Craftsmas had come to a close. No longer are my days for all the crafts. I am back to my jobs. Now is the time for manageable smaller projects. The last days of Craftsmas were spent finishing off another scrap quilt, it had remained 2/3’s finished after last Craftsmas. … Continue reading Chapter XXII: A Ruined Dress.
Well, I couldn't very well leave Archie pants-less. He's scary enough. Even with the make-over an apartment guest recoiled slightly at his visage. After the ass-reduction Archie couldn't very well wear his old pants. Also...Archie has some ugly pants. Trust me, they are a repulsive fabric to behold. But, accurate to the classic look. There's … Continue reading Terror Gets a New Pair of Pants.
The title of this entry once more comes from Randy, who has slept under the same roof of the cursed Archie and Reggie dolls. He's still alive. Before I get any further I'd like to point you the people who now have my old Archies, Stupid Comics. How Archie started (and how I wish I'd … Continue reading Oh good, terror gets a makeover.