I just can't stop making Teen Titans Go dolls. This should be no surprise to anyone who knew me shortly after college when I started to amass a collection of female action figures. It seemed like a hobby that had limits because action figures were even worse back then about not producing or short packing … Continue reading JINX!
I haven't been around because illness took me DOWN. After two rounds of antibiotics, more nasal steroids, and the joy of three days in a row without kerosene fumes I'm almost better. Welcome to Finish-it-February, wherein I try to be frugal by focusing on finishing projects instead of starting them. Of course, as soon as … Continue reading Heads up! Finish it February!
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
Ariel's hair abides. It's magical. I don't know chemically or structurally what makes her red Disney Animator Doll hair so impervious to abuse but I am thankful for it. It doesn't suffer the frizzled bent shape that plagues other matted colors. It bounces back. You soak, untangle, and go. Here are two from the box … Continue reading BoxDoll: Ariel’s Blessed Hair.