Setbacks and stashes. What kind of person am I? After getting some disappointing but not unexpected results in my life, I take stock of what I have,l and then take two Ambien (the full dose) so I won’t stay awake with worry I can do nothing with. And the following day, as I head home … Continue reading Maybe we go deeper.
In late 2018 I picked up a damaged Pullip ...as I do. Her eye-mech was destroyed, she had no wink bars, and she had half of her original face paint. I detailed the damage and fixing up here. Then she sat in a box until last December. Inspired by Instagram makeup, I decided to go … Continue reading Flower Girl.
Here I am working my way through a doll-clothing book from cover to cover. The book is はじめてのドール•コーディネイト•レシピ (First doll coordinates how-to) by Dolly Dolly books. ISBN978-4-7661-1982-4 (1,500¥ new) The projects are: a dress, medium length shorts, pleated skirt,blouse, tank top (for knits), bloomers, socks (for knits), tote bag, and tailored jacket. Included … Continue reading Work the book: First Coordinates
With the New Year came my first trip into Tokyo for Fukubukuro! LUCKY BAGS! The concept is simple: With the New Year stores put together items from the store into bags you can't see into. The idea is that the contents of the bag are "worth" (priced individually) more than what you'll pay for the … Continue reading Lucky Bag Inspiration: Classical Style
I've written before about how handy-work can be quite an effective form of meditation for those of us with minds that sometimes fight meditation. The repetition of movement, the precision needed, and the concentration used helps clear my head. It’s not that I don’t think while doing this, I do, but it’s a quieter thinking. … Continue reading Acrylic Yarn: Squeeky self-care.
My friend Ebony rocks. She really does. You should go check out the looks she serves up on Instagram. I'll wait. I can't even tell you how essential she is to my life here. Not since art school have I had someone in my neck of the woods who was not only an amazing friend … Continue reading The dress with EVERYTHING.
Doll shoes. Pesky little doll shoes. Ever After High dolls have SLIGHTLY larger feet than Monster High Dolls. Sometimes. Not always. Sometimes they can swap shoes and sometimes MH shoes are just too small for EAH. This is what I have learned. After buying some MH shoes. So, I turned to one of the EAH … Continue reading SHOES for Wednesday
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.
I'm doing fairly well with the "finish it" goal of February and so-so on the frugal one. Diana Prince, the groovy boutique owning super spy WW with no powers, is almost finished. Removed the Barbie lining of her jacket and I relined with leftover kimono silk from my own jacket re-lining project last year. She … Continue reading Diana Prince pt 2