I haven't posted a bit because I've been on a restorative vacation to my hometown in America (Madison, WI). Now I'm back in Japan, my first morning back in my apartment, waiting for my luggage to be delivered. Nothing was lost but it's never fun to lug a giant suitcase on the trains. That's why … Continue reading Back in action. No Bobbin!
Brain: You leave for America on the 16th and you only have one full day off between then and now. However will you do all the things you need to do? Also Brain: Why don't you redecorate your toilet room? So I did. Wednesday is usually a day off for me but today I substitute … Continue reading I am Alice.
I'm taking my Sunday to make a free tutorial. Why am I working for free? I've benefited from SO many online free tutorials that I'd like to give back. Please don't hesitate to give me feedback on what needs to be tweeked...or show me pictures if you use this. Disclaimer: No one wants to read … Continue reading Moana Wrap Dress Tutorial
The first thing that hint you as you scurry into my apartment from the cold is the scent of Flair. Each bottle of fabric softener smells like a garden crime scene in which roses have been massacred. Such carnage. Much Flair. So ow my eyes and senses. I avoid scented products...but doll wigs and doll … Continue reading Spa day
Dal was going to be a butterfly. I was going to use the few leftover fabrics from my handmade butterfly themed belly dance costume and create an ethereal butterfly girl. It was going to have an embroidered wing-patterned bustie and a wind skirt and sequined fascinator... The album of making that costume is over here. … Continue reading Your Art Gallery Owner
Let’s meet the girl behind the project I’ve been keeping secret. She’s my favorite corvid-human hybrid, Rookling. Her project happened simultaneously alongside Archie. Rookling, her polychrome hair mushrooming around her face, thick lashes and extra lashes on top of that, the eyes of Liza Minnelli, and such aptitude, y’all...such aptitudes...such a mind for images and … Continue reading For Rookling: The Secret Project.
It's been a hectic but rewarding few days of teaching (dance and English) and I am on the eve of a day off. The Dal Doll face is evolving.... I've done adjustments on the wig I think I'm going to use, making it slightly smaller and tighter. I have also "washed" the wig. The … Continue reading When you find yourself Googling “remove doll scalp”…
I’ve got dolls, they’re multiplying. And I’m losing control. Well. I have more than one Disney doll now. Before Craftsmas an online friend contacted me about two Disney Animators dolls (Belle and Lilo ) she picked up for about 5 USD each. She’s planning to send them to me, but some holiday called Christmas has … Continue reading First Disney Repaint.
Excerpts From The Mary Frances sewing book; or, Adventures among the thimble people Fryer, Jane Eayre, 1876 Don’t you want to go with Grandma to-day?" asked her grandmother of Mary Frances. "Where, Nanny?" inquired the little girl. ''Well," said Grandma, "I'm going to take a trolley ride through the park." "Where the monkeys are?" inquired … Continue reading XXIII:Mary’s Flannel Petticoat
Let us all bow our heads, Craftsmas had come to a close. No longer are my days for all the crafts. I am back to my jobs. Now is the time for manageable smaller projects. The last days of Craftsmas were spent finishing off another scrap quilt, it had remained 2/3’s finished after last Craftsmas. … Continue reading Chapter XXII: A Ruined Dress.