Craftsmas is coming! Craftsmas is coming! Let’s be honest, every week is crafty up in here. The dark months are craftholes. I’m on medication for my anxiety and depression but when you add the darkness into that it becomes very easy to hyperfocus on a single task to release all the thoughts and energy...and one … Continue reading Beastie Boy
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
I thought the 17" (38cm) Frightfully Tall Ghoul line of Monster High dolls were the tallest Monster High dolls. I was wrong. I am new to dolls and much of what I know comes from getting a doll that's been through some rough time and then Googling to figure out WTF I have. I know … Continue reading Monster High Gore-geous Ghoul Beast Freaky Friend: Sally
Saturday night I got three dolls in the mail, small ones. It's Monday evening and one has finished basic transformation. Yasmina Clairvoya stands at 11" tall (28cm) and is now The Mimosa Fairy. She's wearing a wig I just happened to have so I didn't need to reroot. And, because the box also contained vintage … Continue reading Mimosa Fairy!
My father and stepmother shipped me an early Christmas box. You have to understand that boxes from them are an assortment of thrift-store finds: jewelry (for my costume making) books, random things my father think will make me laugh (Jell-o girl gives a party cookbook/Popeye Sweater Pattern book/Informative magnets telling you what you can and … Continue reading Three more dolls, another box.
What am I doing to relax now that the giant box of dolls has come to live with me ? Oh, some days when I get home I’m just turning on Netflix, pinning a doll between my knees so she won’t struggle, and then dividing her hair (after hours of soaking in liquid fabric softener, … Continue reading BoxDoll: The hair.
"Oh, my apartment is full of dolls. They are waiting for me to come home.” I told a dance student I was giving a private lesson to. “What’s new?” You ask. I don’t think you understand. There’s been a major leap in dolls. Big dolls. Thanks, Gina. Gina and I first met on LJ, back … Continue reading When the dolls come for you. Boxdolls
Because I had left over air-dry polymer resin clay I decided to make Starfire her own Silky. To color the clear/white clay I had I added a little acrylic to a blob of clay and rolled/kneaded it until the pigment was evenly distributed. And I set to work rolling, pinching, and sculpting. The Silkie I’m … Continue reading Starfire 1.0 Finished
Because the base doll I'm using, Clawdeen from Monster High, is a werewolf character she has fur accents above her wrists and ankles. I told myself that Starfire shoots fire so I'd just try and make those ridges look like fire. Nope. I started but it didn't look right. I then used a new x-acto … Continue reading When your legs have hair ridges: Starfire part 3
Last we saw Clawdeen ->Starfire her hair was overly fluffy. Each bundle of strands sticking straight out of her hair plugs. So, it was time for a boil perm. Of course, before a boil perm make SURE all the craft glue you've squirted into her neck-hole to the inside of her skull (to secure the … Continue reading When your hair is fluffy and your face undone: Starfire part 3