It's common to find Monster High/ EAH dolls without hands. This is only going to get worse as the line is discontinued. Now I'm trying to find a way to deal with that when I don't live in a country with much in the way of replacement parts. I think I'll eventually have to learn … Continue reading Exploring Hands.
Cleaning and organizing my craft room always involves finishing some projects and alterations. Tonight I added three more patches to the never-ending cat skirt. About three years ago I bought a simple, white, eyelet skirt at the Gap, figuring it would be fine for work. Then I realized it needed a little more length so … Continue reading Never Ending Cat Skirt.
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
I didn't just have conjunctivitis, I also had a sinus infection. It took me DOWN. Also, it's made a lot of detail work I could be doing impossible. When I tilt my head down to focus on what my hands are doing I feel all the weight of the crap in my sinuses and it … Continue reading Stuffed Animal Renewal.
In early December I received an Ever After Doll and learned about glue seepage. In some dolls there's some sort of chemical reaction between the hair/head/glue used (often excessively used) and the doll continues to sweat greasy glue runoff out of her hair plugs. This all happens in the manufacturing process. There are online discussions … Continue reading Rerooting Wednesday
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
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.
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
My Raven Queen from Ever After High is kinda nasty. She’s introduced me to a new doll ailment: glue seepage. I should probably avoid negative terms like “nasty”. Getting glue seepage isn’t a reflection on a doll’s character, it’s just something that can happen. The first time I wrote about her I noted that her … Continue reading Seeepage.