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
Where have I been? I've been doing my summer thing. I've made a lot of stuff, done some social things, and visited America for 12 WHOLE DAYS. And now, with my day job lurking beyond this weekend it's time to start catching all of you up on my projects. First up we have a work … Continue reading Power Puffing
I HAVE FINISHED IT! Last I updated about Melody, as far as my searches show me, I'd given up on dying her synthetic hair. I'd pried her head off and started rooting. MY GOD, that was arduous. The heads of Disney Animators are about the size of softballs. Towards the end I realized that the … Continue reading Melody, complete!
Ahh...my first week of relaxation and catching up on crafts, sort of. Because of how the dispatch company I work at is set up, this year they pulled English assistants out of the public schools a record week before graduation, adding another week onto our unpaid downtime as part-time workers before our contracts begin again … Continue reading Snowover it.
Hi, Neighbors! Don't mind us! We're just TEATHERED* to the balcony here and slathered in acne cream. *we get earthquakes. I figured it's best to tie them for their protection. I dressed them because I rationalized that seeing naked dolls would be more upsetting for my neighborhood. These girls need sunlight to clean their face-stains. … Continue reading Who is the gaijin in your neighborhood?
I'm now 43. I started using dial-up modems to access local chat lines when I was 14/15. So the raw amount of STUFF, good and bad, that accessing the world from your computer is not new...those early days in fact made me love using e-mail early and often to maintain and grow connections to people … Continue reading Ariel from the Box.
Now we're going to make an obi sash for the yukata. 22cm x 12cm fabric for bow 3cm x 6cm fabric for bow center 32cm x 15cm fabric for body. Fuseable batting 28cm x 5.5cm. Obi Body With a 2cm margin on the sides and a 4.5cm margin from the top and bottom, fuse batting … Continue reading Obi Sash Tutorial.
Ok, here's my second take on making the yukata/kimono. First version is here. I smoothed out the curve on the first pattern I made. I also made the area where the front joins the back (a the shoulders) a little smaller by shaving .5cm off it. I should have added a centimeter to the bottom … Continue reading Doll Kimono: take two!
My continued adventures bloging through the 1915 children's sewing book "The Mary Frances sewing book; or, Adventures among the thimble people." The next pattern to tackle was the dressing sack (lounging jacket being a much nicerterm). This was the final, 4th, outfit to be made with this single pattern. Because all four of the garments … Continue reading Chapter XX: Part two