Is it still September?

Barely. I am awfully aware that this post has taken me longer than I had planned. But then, it just means I have much more to catch up. I should really write more so I would not have such a long monthly updates. Which way you prefer?

I have neglected my own dollies for quite a while. Every new outfit piece seems to be not for them but something I had in mind for Etsy. I should fix my priorities. But! To say at least, everyone finally got their stands, everyone has a body so sharing has ended and I have been proceeding with those blushings as well. I suppose Tori, my first MSD girl (DM Cherry Dream Torrie) would need blushing and my darling Aya (CP Soo Dark Elf) as well but I am kinda thorn what to do with their yellowness, but then, both of them have been with me 10 years more or less. That is how it goes. So both of my older girls are up for some work next. Although I will not say anything of the timeline.

I have still completed some projects. Riri (Pureneemo Aika) got a prototype of a shirt. I am working on the pattern my seamstress friend helped me to make. (Thank you again for your time!) Now I need to test some different fabrics. For now I am just happy Riri has something to wear. The skirt was made using Tsukifly pattern with some further additions like the hem decorations and layer of tulle. Additionally Yuiko got a bra top made out of elastic lace. Pretty, and can be used under clothes as well. Maybe I should consider making these on Etsy as well? This size is suitable for Unoa/Minifee sized dolls.

Then, last time I mentioned I was working on a new custom. So a new Tsukifly Pullip Custom Caramella is currently on Etsy.

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I am happy with her face-up and especially love the eyelids (you can see a delicate light violet lace there). Her outfit also turned out nicely. The theme being candyish white & pink. The outfit set consists of the dress, checkered socks and light rose tulle skirt. She will come with the Bukowski teddy bear (it has tiny wings and little pink bowtie). Her name ‘Caramella’ translates as candy in Italian.

Would you like to adopt this cute girl? Take a look at Tsukifly Etsy.

Overall I have focused on commissions more than new items what comes to this month. Thank you everyone who commissioned me! I hope you like your items. I had extra fun completing Dust of Dolls and Blythe sized commissions.

Then we have this Yo-SD Kimono yukata. Model is Mili (Soom Picro), newest addition in the doll family. This pattern was originally drawn back in 2013. I managed to find it and try out it again. There was one Yo-SD kimono yukata completed all those years ago, this is the second one. I rather like the colors of it. Take a further look on Etsy. The set consists of the kimono yukata, obi, kimono fabric ribbon and the headpiece.

Finally, this will be mentioned in next month’s additions on Etsy but since I am posting this blog update almost in October, I am adding this here.

As I was working on one of the commissions I also wanted to try out this fabric. So this outfit was produced as a side quest. It consists of two pieces, a top and a pair of bloomers. Just now added the outfit on Etsy. It is in Dust of Dolls size.

So I think that is almost everything I needed to catch up on. For those who might be waiting to see the sale post I mentioned last time. I am still working on it. In the meantime please check my DoA sale threads (ID Tsuki) and my Instagram account (tsukifly) for sale pictures. I haven’t forgotten, I just have lots of stuff to go through.

Thanks for reading!

~ Tsuki

 

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Marching towards summer

Last month was a productive month for me. WAIT? Which month? I have noted that I missed completely last month’s update even though I had written it ready… Better late than never, mmm? 😀

Often times I have too many ideas and too little time to get things done. Perhaps the increased light outside also has something to do with the productivity? Today is cloudy / rain but I don’t think that will keep me inside.

I want to start the day by doing this massive update so that it will be done. And then it will also serve as a recap for myself.

First I will remind you of the Lillycat Pastel deer dress setil_fullxfull.1479237711_mursSAMSUNG CSCThose pastel colors together with the deep red deer headpiece are lovely. The deer pendant in front crowns the whole dress. For me anyway. Being a deer fan myself. Not to mention I love adding details ~

March also saw an addition to Tsukifly pattern section. A PDF pattern for a simple above knee-length Unoa/Slim mini/MNF skirt. This pattern took hours longer than the Pullip/Blythe skirt because it has more shapes to make it fit around the waist. I am pleased on the outcome though. Check the pattern from here.

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Then I completed a white fleece winter coat for Tiny/Yo-SD. It has been in my project box since winter holidays… Took three months to get it finished. Lack of time?  It is made out of white soft fleece, has white pearl and bowtie details around the hem and minty ribbon to close it in front. I chose to leave the inside lining because this would have been too much for the whole. Its a little big for Mina (our model in this pic). So better fit for e.g. Soom Tinies.

Another Yo-SD/Tiny sized piece for Etsy was Color Bits tulle dream dress. Part of Vintage line as the top part of the dress is made out of hand crafted vintage lace / cotton fabric. Its very sturdy and has little details out of different laces, pearls and ribbons. Skirt part is made out of fluffy white tulle with strands of little color bits. Ribbons to attach the dress from the backside.
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The last thing for March (I think) was to complete Winter Colors knitted scarf & hat set. It is modelled by Rein, my Dollfie Dream Saber, whose head is 8-9 inch. Thus the set will fit SAMSUNG CSCdolls with that head size. E.g. Lillycat Ellana and bigger girls like Soom girls.

Now I think we are in for the April updates. Before that I want to say: Thank you for all of you who have commissioned me! I have been so happy to take on those little challenges❤

I cannot say my productivity has in anyway diminished during April. I had a pleasure to travel a bit after two years of break in between (unintentional) at the end of March and at the beginning of April. From those travels I have derived new ideas as well.

Previously I have been asked to try out making a travel pouch. So I made one. With a candy (sweet & delicious) design 🍬

Etsy currently has two tiny / yo-SD / pureneemo pouches ready made. Other sizes can be made to order. One such was one in MNF / Unoa size and another in Pullip size.  Each pouch is made of thicker outer fabric and softer inside fabric. Each end has colorful ribbons to tie the pouch and in between there are velcro pieces to close the pouch. A separate head protector is recommended to be used when your doll is travelling inside the pouch 🙂 I made one extra for Riri (Pureneemo Aika) to use as she had none of her own previously.

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I also completed three animal headbands for Tiny / Yo-SD / Unoa heads. Here the model is Yuiko, the newest addition to my doll family. I will write a longer description of her character a bit later. There are two more bunny headdresses with fleece bottoms waiting to be finished. I will add those into the listing as I get them done 🙂

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A new summer straw hat was completed. Fits for Pureneemo and Soom minigems. These are rather rare as I hardly ever find suitable straw hat bases to work with. Everytime I do, its fun. Riri also shows a little teaser for a pureneemo dress coming next month (its one of three in that size). They also fit for Blythe and Pullip.

The same dress from two angles? In a way yes. You see Yuiko and Lunette (This Souldoll cutie is currently also looking for a new home) modelling the newest addition to Etsy, the Baby Pink dress set. It is a pink Paris themed dress with a cute head bowtie. Lower layer made of tulle, decorated with bows and ribbons this dress is something your cute pink loving unoa / slim mini / MNF girl would love to have.

There is also a previously completed Walolita style outfit for Pureneemos and Pullips. You may remember seeing some teaser of the upper part of this dress set in Instagram.

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I really like this design. I had a pleasure to complete few commission of this design as well. Perhaps I should consider making one for Yuiko or perhaps Freya?

I will save a bit of stuff for the next month. I also completed another Unoa / MNF Dress of which there is a teaser in Instagram. However, it is taking me a bit longer to post it up. And while it takes a bit I conclude this post is quire full of pics already. The next one might end up looking rather empty after such a “spam”. I hope not though ^^;

More updates next month

~ Tsuki

 

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~

 

 

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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