2018 January is here ~!

Hello hello ~!

The new year has started rolling and agenda is full of new ideas to try out. Including colors, lots of lace, ribbons and bow ties and of course some black and white to balance out.

Tsukifly New year’s promises: 1) In 2018 I will focus on making more complete outfit sets in different sizes. 2) I shall make at least one new listing every month on Etsy.

For January that 1 new listing target has been reached as Dark Seamstress dress set in SD/DD size was added on Etsy yesterday. I have been finishing these in progress SD/DD dresses as my priority for now. Last month the time keeper and now the dark seamstress. I am pleased they both are now completed.

 

Dark Seamstress was inspired by various little sewing related details I have sewn into the dress set. Most of them around the layered upper skirt and on the arm band. The set has 7 parts and it can be warn by various SD / DD sized dolls. Hisa (Volks Lorina) has been acting diligently as my model ~

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I have been meaning to try out making an alpaca wig for Junia (Soom Juchy). She has been wearing her default for far too long. She would also need some new clothes as he dress she is now is far too dark for her. I am rather pleased what comes to wig. Especially as this is my first try in making one. Such a lovely alpaca hair in just right color ~! It came out a lot fluffier than I perhaps intended but no harm done. Now I certainly have some extra for few little braids. The wig size of Soom faery tends to be tricky too, so this way you are sure to get a wig that fits ^-^

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I have been making more diamond deer headbands. First batch with slightly rosy color diamonds is currently on Etsy. Later will have another batch with slightly violet color diamonds, so keep an eye on the updates. Freya (Lillycat Ellana) is such a pretty lady with her new Leekeworld wig. I just love those blue stripes ~

What is coming next? I will complete new dresses in Yo-Sd size (two in progress). Additionally I am working on a Pullip dress set and few commissions so we shall see what is the schedule of new things for Etsy.

Thank you for your support!

~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 ~

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~

 

 

Instagram & Volks Dollfie Dreams

Instagram my dear ladies and gentlemen!

More updates for the new year! Tsukifly has an instagram account. I welcome everyone to follow as I intend to drop teasers of the new/on-going projects through that channel. One such teaser is already in, showing off the other new creation for the next Etsy update. I felt it was time to get around intagram also because I have been told for quite some time I should get one… So there you are ^^

Volks Dollfie Dreams

Another topic to discuss are Volks Dollfie Dreams. It has been 12 years since I first found these lovely dolls made of vinyl. So light compared to resin and their cute anime looks guarantee their appeal. They also hold their poses well, much better than the strings of the regular BJDs. Various possibilities to create a suitable body & head combination in size and style generally give you rather free playground.

Speaking of DDs I consider I have some experience as I started my BJD hobby with a DD. In 2005 my DD was the first one in Finland (to my knowledge). She was a Volks DD Sirius product model (white ver.) An old picture of how she turned out to look over the years. However, sad to say I later sold across the world for she didn’t inspire me anymore as she used to. I must also say I wasn’t such a big fan of the base body II she used to have.

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When I think back the possibilities with DDs there were not that many. Only normal skin color existed, limited supply of parts and optional heads. Now we have white, semi-white and normal. Four bust types, two torso types, four sizes: DD dynamite (DDdy), Dollfie Dream Sister (DDS), DD (original base bodies such as II and III) and Mini Dollfie Dream (MDD). Then these different torso types, the newest probably being the one-piece torso. More optional heads, more hands (I should order some!)

After having sold my first DD doll, I didn’t have one for a year or two. At some point I started to look back at them for the lightness and their overall looks still had appeal over me. A lot of new models had come around as well. I don’t quite remember how I came across Saber and there are many versions of her but the one with green eyes! Well, I was sold. Once again. The problem was how to find the right version and how to get her head 30521295210_61a5834920_bas I didn’t want the body of the original release.

Strangely enough it didn’t take all that long until a head of the right version appeared around DoA. Of course I had to jump on the opportunity! I wanted a little shorter DDS body for her so I got all the relevant pieces through DoA as well. Back in 2014 I did an assembling guide of DDS body as I got the parts of the DDS body. The Saber Extra head came around a month or so later. My second DD girl was home.

My Saber’s name is Rein. However, any character plans I may have had  for her didn’t seem quite right. I was already at the brink of selling her on more than one occasion. It seemed her style started to came around at the last minute as I got a milky white ringlet wig that is so far certainly my favorite on her. Now she has a rough sketch of a story/character linked to few other characters. I should get around writing it down. Also I now have an idea of some clothes I would like to try for her. Great timing for inspiration as I intent to make use of some of the fabrics I have stored in my boxes.

A long standing dream – for such time Volks will hopefully again re-release her (Sasara Kusugawa) with some other body than DDdy or I happen to come across some dazzling opportunity to get her otherwise. The prices are ludicrous at present…

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Another thing I may consider at some point, largely because of the size, is an MDD. Even more compact size than DDS I would like to have one as a model. No character ideas for such a thing though. Smaller sizes are not that easy for me. I have had plenty of tinies and MSD sized dolls but usually I end up selling them after trying a while to bond with them. So far only three in smaller sizes have remained. Two MSDs and a tiny. SD or the size ~ 58cm seems to be my favorite.

And! A new light background for the blog as well. A minor change as I still like the overall layout of the blog. Although I noticed I should update the header photo as well. Some of the photos are rather old and it is also missing Lunetta altogether…