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
Today is one of those days where I realize how much I haven't posted. I sat down to type up a post about a finished project I named Bi-Little Pony. The project involves a person serving as an inspiration who I have Dolled before so I went back to find those posts and found...only one … Continue reading Caty is a doll.
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.
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.
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 hope to get better photos at the show on Sunday but here we go! RomaFest is this Sunday. I am having some strong imposter syndrome feelings but I know I love to dance. I didn't have time to make something from scratch nor the money to buy anything that would be of the same … Continue reading Costume Finished!
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
My plan, after being diagnosed with conjunctivitis on Sunday, was to rest as much as possible on Monday (which I don't work) and return to working at the elementary school on Tuesday. I'd still be contagious for two weeks but could prevent spread by washing my hands often/not touching my eye/ touching no one and … Continue reading Finishing the quilt: best laid plans
For the last week and few days my mother has been here (and we've traveled to Vietnam) so crafting hasn't been my highest priority. Tomorrow she heads back to America and the Craftsmas resumes. It's time to line this scrap quilt I made last year. When spring of 2018 started coming I stopped after I … Continue reading Quilt