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 ~

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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!

Tsukifly Dresstime

A new week has started. September is almost here. It feels weird to consider that practically it is autumn already. I don’t think Finland really saw so much of the summer. If you do not count those few exceptions. It has been constant rain / sun combo around Helsinki at least. My cornflowers have gone wild.

Last week we had a fun meet-up at downtown Helsinki with amazing people and their dolls, bjds and pureneemos. My combo of few of my favourite pictures. Once again thank you everybody: Dark, Fyrd8th, Safir, Sarqq and Tiinyan.

Over the weekend I had a massive cleaning operation. I have long felt that my “hobby closet” as I call it has become a one big mess. One from which you don’t find anything anymore. I love all kinds of tins and cute boxes so there are plenty of those with which I try to keep the order. However, stuff keep coming in and obviously more comes in than I have time to use. So I took everything out, sorted them again, threw something away. Well, you know how it goes. And my table was an even bigger mess for two whole days. Now I am almost satisfied, for the time being.

SAMSUNG CSCWhile on summer holiday I had a pleasure to bring this little fellow back home with me for a visit. Sheng is Neo Angelregion’s Gato. A mischievous little thing, I mean, a cat, whose dream is to conquer the world (read: total world domination, no less). You got to dream big, right? And since when did the size have any role in the matter?

I was going over the sale things and this great little bed seemed to please Sheng quite a bit. He is not going to have it tho. But for this once he did have a test run. Magnificent cats do not have fleas either. So whoever will be the new owner of this 25cm cosy bed is sure to have a clean bed to sleep in.

While doing this massive cleaning operation I also completed two of those -in progress- dresses I came across. First is the dress for Dollfie Dream (DD). It is made to fit DDS, so sister body although will fit the regular dd body as well. Well fitted this time although pattern needs some adjustments which I came across while making the dress. Overall I am very happy with the completed dress though. It has been listed on Etsy.

Another one was a light dreamy colored Yo-SD/tiny size dress. I suppose you could call it a babydoll nightie. It is quite puffy from the waist area because of those three layers of tulle and lace. Kinda reminds me of those historical gowns. The upper part of the nightie is vintage lace and the dress is mostly hand-sewn with pink ribbon details. In addition I wanted two lace bowties on each side of the dress. Details ~  Also found from Etsy now.

Those two dresses are the last additions for this month. We shall see what the next month will bring into the shop~

 

 

Cornflowers and plywood

Hello everyone =^^=!

I somehow feel I am kind of repeating myself by saying there are lots of unfinished projects on the table, this and that needs to be done etc. I shall still go through by introducing new updates / products but also I shall increase doll photos while I still have natural light before the dark that is lurking as the winter is approaching (the natural phenomenon here in Finland every year).

Etsy Updates – Tsukifly 

Let’s start with the updates. I have been hinting about this basket before and finally got around to take the pictures, to measure and finish the text for it. So it is now available in Etsy. I had some lovely cornflowers growing in my little herb box and some of them were now used for the photos.

The basket is suitable for both MSD and SD sized dolls but I would still say perhaps better in scale for SDs. Vanamo (Volks Kurumi) and Lunetta (Souldoll Aehael) as my models here.

Another thing is this tiny summer straw hat. Cornflowers got in these pictures too. After all its rarely you get to use lovely flowers in the pictures. This straw hat is small, for 4-5 inch heads such as Soom faeries (my minigem Juchy, Junia as a model) and Lillycat Chibbi as well as Pureneemos (tested). The hat is loose for the head so there are generally some room for different poses. The hat can be found from here.

Thoughts about Vanamo (Volks Kurumi)

I feel Vanamo is doing well with her white wig and those eyes with seashell details. Still SAMSUNG CSCcan’t quite believe how that face-up turned out so well straight out. Vanamo happens to be the only one of my girls with a face-up made by myself. So I suppose I am proud of the outcome. Her story is still a bit of a mystery, she was sort of an unplanned purchase ^^;

Originally I just wanted her to be the one girl who could pull off an overly cute pink style, sweet lolita etc.

I am plotting a story which would bring depth into her character. Different from my girls she is part of the “real” world instead of the fantasy worlds. You might think it would be easy to come up with the character when the playground is kind of the world you live in yourself… Not quite.

More about this project as I progress with her ~

Designs and updates

I wonder where this summer is going? One day it is rather warm and so sunny you don’t really see anything without sunglasses. On the next day it is chilly, cloudy and windy. Later you are surprised by the rain which is not exactly warm.

I have been drawing inside. My dear friend has been visiting me (check her lovely blog!) and we have had wonderful time around Helsinki. We also visited Fazer’s experience center to get some good chocolate, kiss-kiss candies etc. I also got great tips for my Etsy shop along with pictures (thank you!~)

Some of the hats and headdresses have got updated photos. Check for example Tsukifly Fluffy hat  and Tsukifly tassel / cat ear headdresses.

And! I finally got the new dress added in the shop as well. That is the slim mini/MNF/unoa sized dress called White Sweetness. White with red details and a matching headdress. I really liked the fabric I used on the skirt part. It has cute polka dot kind of details. Other lace details complement it nicely. In complete white I think it didn’t quite come out but with red details the whole dress is more lively. The dress is here.

Lately I have been drawing a lot of patterns. I plan to make available some of the basic patterns through Etsy as soon as I figure out a way to fit the size correctly so that it will be correct. I also need to test run the patterns so I can be sure of their functionality ^^

Cute summer dresses in SD size coming up next month as well. I already got some good combinations I want to test. One will be made out of flower fabric with kind of gold lace tulle upper part ~ Already looking forward to see how it will turn out.

Be back with more updates etc. within few weeks time.

Summer dolly meet-up

Summer meet-up report

Plans to have a doll party/meet-up with some special fruit juice (by me with elderflower and frozen strawberries) and other lovely edible things finally materialized. The serving itself, even if important to some degree, wasn’t the primary thing. It was all the wonderful people who came to the meet-up with their lovely girls (bjds and pureneemos alike).

From my crew there were Junia (Soom Juchy) and Hisa (Volks Lorina) .

At the beginning of the day I must admit I was concerned over the weather (after all the plan was to be outside). And this quite a strong wind had done some damage around my courtyard. It was a mess (more or less) and the wind was still blowing quite hard. Luckily the wind started to ease down by the noon time.

Two storeys of bjds and pureneemos divided in their respective camps. Unfortunately we are missing Xaya‘s little pureneemo cuties as she needed to leave a bit earlier.SAM_6261Pureneemos are so cute (u_u) I feel I might be in trouble again. Sherimi’s Lisanna was also so sweet, it was nice to see her. And all three miyadolls were so adorable together. I feel the size, being in between YoSD and MSD could be a handy one to have. They were like YoSDs stretched. Little Mocha Tory with open mouth @_@ ~

Such a fun day! ~ Thank you again everyone!

Lorinas

My Hisa and Shara’s (Fyrd8th) Eiko together. Lorina power ~!

PS. More about the meet-up can be read and seen from Tiinyan‘s and Sherimi‘s blogs ~

Herbs and summer

Hiya!

Back here again. Lately I have been busy with my studies so little has been left for anything else. But! No worries. I am advancing towards the end of an intensive lecture week in two cities. Still few days to go~

My guess is that it isn’t my studies you wish to read about. So into dolly related things.

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Those of you who have taken a look at Flickr have seen “the portrait” picture of (most) of my bjd girls. I cannot even remember when I have taken the previous one. Probably something like 7 years ago?! The fact that my girls haven’t been in the same place after year 2010 may have had something to do with the fact. Instead, scattered around the country… Then why could I not do this one properly? Because Mina (Aileendoll Camellia) and Hisa (Volks Lorina) both share a body with someone else. I didn’t include heads for this portrait but I consider doing another one sometime later to include them too.

Coming – Tsukifly: 

There are two Pullip / Blythe sized summer dresses to be finished on my table for Etsy. I suspect to complete them by the end of the week after which they will appear on Etsy along with some updated pictures.

  • One is a more colorful dress set with white under dress and an upper part, certain similarities to Chai Latte’s dress, with different colors and fabrics etc. in my attempt to use small fabric pieces found from my closet.
  • The other one is a turquoise summer dress with tulle and lace details and a bunny headdress.

Both dress sets are more detailed than any of the previous Pullip / Blythe dresses have been. I have used time to make them unique. Great additions to any wardrobe.

 

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Mella had a haircut. This was a moment before the “action”. Her hair is now shorter with bangs. A picture is on intagram and more will be coming later. Mella wants to show off something as she got a little package. Here she is also wearing an Alice in Wonderland patterned dress for which I was sewing buttons for.

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