It was about a year ago I brought home a Living Dead Doll, Hush, from my local Hobby Off and opened her baggie to be assaulted with the stench of nicotine. I wrote about scrubbing and scrubbing to remove the nicotine stains. Eventually I got her down to an ivory white. She'd never be the … Continue reading Here I am. Little Me.
I have one full day left of Craftsmas before it's time to go back to work. I also have a head/chest cold and..as of yesterday...PINK-EYE...which is disgusting. I've now got prescription drops and know where my nearest eye doctor is. One thing I'm trying to tackle at the end of craftmas is the storage issues … Continue reading Orderly Craft
Rehab: While cleaning up my craft room (as part of a Mom/Craftmas is coming I’m also tackling “to do” unfinished work. This might be my inability to avoid distraction or it might legit be reducing my clutter/ getting things prepared so that craft work can begin whenever I’m ready. Dal surgery: A baggie Dal I … Continue reading Replacing broken knee joint
Let's see if I can use my craft backlog of undocumented work to create...dare I say it...multiple entries based on a theme? Welcome to the rabbit hole of Doll Trunks I've fallen into. Alice was my first entry into the idea. The two entries for the construction of Alice's doll trunk are: Part 1 Part … Continue reading Coffee Nook/Doll Trunk half.
Ebony and I visited Dollyterria again during one of our Ikebukuro meet ups in July. Again, I came home with a new friend. Dal Lipoca is a 2008 Groove doll release. She retails new/mint condition for about 100USD/10,000¥. My Lipoca was around 3,000. Dolly in a baggie deals! She was FILTHY. She obviously lived with … Continue reading Dal Lipoca
A friend checked in on how I was doing yesterday. I haven't knit for at least eight years. In fact I'd cleaned out my knitting yarn stash a few years back (keeping all my needles and supplies, just letting go of the odd yarn) in a Kon-Mari spree. My stash was a reasonable size because … Continue reading Like Grandma
It's come to my attention that when I post updates of what I'm working on, dollwise, it can be a little hard to follow if I show multiple dolls. Fair. I mean the "Groove" dolls (The company that now makes Pullips/Dals/Ect) are rather inter-changable once you remove their wigs and clothes and are sanding their … Continue reading Reggie.
All my heads have working eye-gimicks. Heads in progress; Make-It-Own (MIO) kit Dal in Mocha*. The kit came with everything. I'm feeling a little conflicted about the eyes I painted. On the right eye I think the lighter hue around the iris worked, on the left I think it just looks like a blotchy iris. … Continue reading The shelves have eyes.
I’ve never been confused by a wig. I’ve been confused by people’s choice of wigs, sure, who hasn’t? But to fundamentally not understand a wig’s construction and intent is new to me. Maybe it’s just the lack of wigs in my life. If I had more connection to wigs, a great number of them interacting … Continue reading Wiggity-whack
Yesterday, Friday, was not great. I could get into it all but I won't. This is a huge change from my early Live Journal days when I would reveal all intimacies (with certain filters in place) and find it therapeutic to do so. I've already told this story to a few close friends and will … Continue reading The mail contains bad news and a head.