Job stress: Will I be under employed? Can I find a different job quickly? Will I get permanent residency? Should I just go with being underemployed and cram for JLPT N2 6 months earlier than planed? These are the things that make me want to just nap all day. When I'm asleep, I can't consciously … Continue reading Updates: Continue moving forward
I roam the Hobby-off (a used toy/hobby shop) with no real plan in mind. Sure, first I scope the dolls but then I just wander the figures until something speaks to me. This isn’t unlike the time shortly after my first move and job change within Japan in August of 2004. I hadn’t planned to … Continue reading Chibi-Raven
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.
A common reaction to my arts and crafts is: "I wouldn't have the patience" I don't. I am not a patient person. I am a scattered mind with so many ideas and thoughts that teaching myself organizational skills has been essential to get anything done. When I am not hyper-focused I am easily distracted and … Continue reading Hair Meditation.
For the last week and few days my mother has been here (and we've traveled to Vietnam) so crafting hasn't been my highest priority. Tomorrow she heads back to America and the Craftsmas resumes. It's time to line this scrap quilt I made last year. When spring of 2018 started coming I stopped after I … Continue reading Quilt
Let’s move along to finished projects I should have told you about ages ago. My Aggretsuko Blythe! Just in time for the Netflix Christmas Special!! Her face just wasn’t right last time. I realized that it was because I’d given her lips. Red pandas have mouths that pop out from under white fur. That issue … Continue reading Aggretsuko!
Doll fixing while cleaning: Picked up this damaged, unwigged, naked Audrey Hepburn for about 2,500¥ What she's supposed to look like. Reality. She was missing blink bars...which didn’t much matter as is because her eyes had been modified so they stuck out too far for her eyelids to close anyways. I’d found a listing on … Continue reading Holly went roughly.
Right now it's hard to prioritize things. I get home and everything shouts for attention: my bed, my need for nourishing food, my need to make that food, my crafts, the things I need to do for dance and the studio... Before I know it it's past my bedtime, way past, and I feel like … Continue reading New Hands Are Here!
Meet Princess Melody, the daughter of Ariel and Erik. That there is all I know about Melody. Gina's daughter knows more. She loves Melody. This is how I pay for the 15 dolls Gina sent me. Melody gets made. From Gina, re: which doll gets Melodied and is she planning to wig or reroot: I … Continue reading Starting Melody
Sally has little boots and slumpy striped socks. My Freaky Friend doesn't have real shoes. She has red shoe-shapes covering wide, triangular leg ends. Nothing foot-like under the shoes. Like Bratz before them, oversized shoes are a HUGE part of the Monster high look. Doll Sally won't have the tiny little feetzies of film Sally. … Continue reading Sculpting Sally