Snowy February

At least in Finland. We had over 30 cm of snow coming in all of a sudden. A small challenge for cars and people. I on the other hand had much fun jumping over snowbanks. Although little precarious ice lurking under…

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What is going on with Tsukifly? A lot. Active period. Several Etsy listings have got one or more updated pictures. I hope those will give you even better idea of the products and their details.

As I have been able to dedicate more time for sewing and updates I am pleased to see the improvement myself. I am grateful and it makes me happy to be able to do these things. Such a pleasure. Anyway. I must say I am really looking forward to snow / increasing natural light as the spring is slowly coming.

Patterns – Available – As instant download PDF file – by Tsukifly. And it is still hard for me to understand I have finally made it. Thank you for your patience! The first pattern available is for a cute 1-2 hour DIY project knee-length Pullip/Blythe/Pureneemo skirt.

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Overly cute white fleece winter coat for Tiny / Yo-SD sized dolls. Just added on Etsy today. I have been wanting to try out some funky shapes for ages.

I came across a perfect piece of white fleece over the winter holidays and worked with my hands (On the road -travelling – you don’t have access to a sewing machine). Details SAMSUNG CSCare made with minty ribbons going around with white bead details. The same minty ribbon is also used in several bow ties and in front the coat has three rows of ribbons. You are required to tie them as bow ties to close the coat on the front side.

Best fit would be for Soom Tiny and similar sized dolls. For Mina [Aileendoll Camellia] the coat is a bit too big. Looking cute nevertheless ^^!

I have just listed it on Etsy at the same time with this blog post. Find the warm white fleece coat here.

Overview of the current (coming in near future) in progress – list: Lillycat turquoise lace dress set, Tiny lace dress and 8-9 inch SD/Lillycat/DD colors of snow – knitted hat & scarf set. In addition I am also working on three dress sets for SD/DD sizes with several pieces, one of those is Vintage Line.

So, as you see, many things going on and coming in. I am having a boost in sewing.

I also want to thank all those who have purchased my products and/or commissioned me. It is amazing support I have received and it is all worth it because of you!

PS. If you are considering to adopt a custom Pullip girl, Tsukifly custom Pullips Akiko and Papillon are available on Etsy. If purchased during this weekend (3-4 Feb) you have chance to receive the package just in time for Valentine’s Day (together with a suprise Valentine’s present)!

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~Tsuki

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December recap

Or can I call this a recap while this December is only half way through?

It has been a productive month. There are changes in my personal life so there has been some extra time to use for sewing projects. So happy about that fact. I also feel that while it has been somewhat quiet for quite a while when I speak about dolly plans I have also lots going on there. Plans, story updates, style updates. Dolly hobby is periodic at present.

Not too many flattering pictures of Unoa Elder girls in Google picture search. Apparently enough to hook me though. Not that Google was ever the sole place to look for dolly pictures. I have had this little plan of Ange for quite a while now. And my wishes had been heard! Now I have one on layaway. Her name will be Yuiko (thoughtful child) and she is an apprentice witch. Initial plan is to make her something colorful yet dark while her wig will be pastel cute. However, it would not be the first time when a doll turns into something completely different once she arrives so I cannot say for sure. Let’s wait and see. She is scheduled to come around in Spring ~

Then Tsukifly updates.

Starting with two Vintage cardigans in SD and DD sizes, made out of lovely vintage knitted fabric with vintage lace details. I am pleased with the outcome and they are a great addition with any Tsukifly dress as well.

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Tsukifly Vintage White Cardigands

Second in line is a one-piece vintage time keeper dress for SD.  I have had “raw” sketch of this dress on a mannequin for ages. It really has taken way too long to complete but I amSAMSUNG CSC pleased how it turned out. A combo of embroidered off-white lace, light blue taffeta, brown polka dot fabric and vintage laces and bow ties. A clock necklace will be included with the dress.

Last but not least on the list are probably my personal favorites of the month. Diamond deer flower headbands. This patch on Etsy includes 2 tiny/slim mini sized, 2 MSD/Lillycat sized and 1 bigger Pullip / SD / Blythe sized headdresses. They are so cute and delicate. I just need more paper flowers for any future plans, these ate my last ones on storage.

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*Update* Tsukifly Custom Pullip Akiko

I felt the candy set didn’t quite match with Akiko so I completed a better suited outfit set to go with her. With fully and lively Japanese themed dress and accessories she would be an an unique addition to any Pullip family. Find the updated listing here.

So to recap, a lot of new updates, additions and great fun in making all of these. Thank you everyone for your continuing support!

I must also make a small note on one of my lovely buyers who was kind enough to send me a picture of her doll wearing a Tsukifly coat bought through Etsy shop. The styling in the picture was wintery and receiving it really made my day. Thank you!

I believe that is almost everything for now. Next wee I will travel towards North for Christmas and I have pretty strong feeling no new blog entries will be made for this year. Please do keep an eye on Instagram as I am more likely to update few Christmas theme pictures around there ~

November greetings

I wonder how I have managed to forget how fun it is to make photoshoot set-ups, take photos of my dear dolls and see how the pictures turn out (especially nice if the photos turn out nicely, although not always the case ^^;)

In any case I think I have rediscovered the joy of that aspect of the doll hobby. The only things I am lacking is generally the time and as the winter is knocking on the door, the natural light. So I need to adjust to the yellow and warm light emitted by the the various lamps scattered around my little personal nest.

During the weekend I took a “proper” photoshoot (which I haven’t done for a very long time) and the reason was to get some pictures of the Vintage Bunny set, now available on Etsy. However, few pictures really surprised me, including the fact that Tori fits in well with those vintage pieces (grandma’s old lamp, tiny picture frame and an old decorative pillow). Nothing particularly specially in the pictures but I just felt so happy. So much so I just want to mention it here as well.

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One of the photoshoot pictures (few more on Flickr). The set includes four pieces (vintage corset, bloomers, bunny headdress and black lace stockings) with an option to include that cute fluffy Bukowski bear (an angel bear!) with the set.

I have also made a mess of my table yet again. I have finished a new custom Pullip. She got orange eyes with star pupils and clear glass domes. Super cute with Leekeworld carrot wig and mocha skin color. Pretty pleased with the face-up too. Only thing left is to finish her dress, working on it now although somehow slow progress. Or I just feel so as I do many things at the same time (multitasking o_o)? (read more below).

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There is also this Tsukifly Autumn knitted scarf. I completed it over the last weekend, just got around to take the pictures. The model is my Aya (Luts Soo Dark Elf) and I just love how she looks in these winter garments. She is also wearing a Tsukifly cat hat. Ready for a winter outing? Can I make the snow fall from the sky for this picture?

Outline of the month:

  • Vintage Bunny MSD set – ok
  • Knitted scarf – ok
  • Pullip custom full set Akiko – mocha skin – ok

So I am pretty happy of the outcome.  And I won’t even start on those sd dresses I am working on…

Tsukifly Custom Pullip Akiko

Continuing from above. She is now completed, finally. Named as Akiko, autumn’s child to reflect the time but also her colors. Cute and delicious combination goes well with her mocha skin although I must say I am not too happy with the light in the listing pictures. If the weather is already gloomy outside, the available light is even less than the usual. I need to figure out some solution for that.

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Nevertheless, she is precious little girl up for adoption. Her OOAK dress consists of three pieces, headpiece (pink bow ties on top of each others), upper part and a frosted skirt part. I kinda feel the dress could be edible, candy colors – pink & white. She will come with a glass jar, where there are small red stones (look like candies?). These stones have holes in the middle so they are also suitable for grafting should you wish to use them.

I hope you like the new Etsy updates and thank you for the support for Tsukifly!