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
It's "Forget the year" season here. Forget the Year parties are something Japanese people have to do with their co-workers, their clubs, their friends, their old high school friends, everyone they ride the train with each morning and more. This means December is chock-a-block full of these parties...and they always involve alcohol. TOKYO IS DRUNK … Continue reading Seepage part 2: Acceptance.
Sally has little boots and slumpy striped socks. My Freaky Friend doesn't have real shoes. She has red shoe-shapes covering wide, triangular leg ends. Nothing foot-like under the shoes. Like Bratz before them, oversized shoes are a HUGE part of the Monster high look. Doll Sally won't have the tiny little feetzies of film Sally. … Continue reading Sculpting Sally
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
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.
Last we saw Starfire had her face painted, her body sanded, and her hair done. Onward to clothing. There's not much to be said about the clothing itself. Its a miniskirt and a crop top that closes in the back. It's shown here with the basting stitches still in. The difficult part was dealing with … Continue reading Starfire: Part 4
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
If you’re vaguely obsessive like me...and I’m assuming you’re a little like me...and you skip blogging for two months it can be daunting to return. Instead of looking at the overwhelming amount of stuff I have to present to you I’m going take comfort in the fact that I’m NOT lacking subject matter. Ill just … Continue reading Life in Boxes: Alice