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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Inspirational winds

May has probably been my most active month yet (!)

I have felt inspired as the weather has been amazing and everything has turned green and lively again. Spring is my favourite season, but transition to summer is wonderful as well. So I am enjoying my time fully.

The layout of the blog has changed as I wanted to change colors/pictures for it. An update on a header picture to reflect more of the blog’s all inclusive set of topics (everything doll related rather than only sewing/Tsukifly related news).

Tsukifly design plans

Ide’s Nomu (Leekeworld Kiko) got out of the box as I wanted to test an outfit design for her. She got a white lace top under her red vest and a cute red skirt with little hearts along with lace and ribbon details. A proper outfit for summer~ Pictures of the completed outfits available shortly~!

Few commissions are waiting for my attention and I would also like to try a summer dress for Freya at some point. When the time permits.

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I had nearly concluded I shall give up with my Volks Dollfie Dream Saber as I could not quite come up a style/character for her. However, after getting a curly DH wig (which was planned for something else entirely) I ended up trying it out for her and bang. She looks so cute I cannot help but give her another chance to become part of my crew ;o; Rein ~

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Tsukifly clothing rack

Tsukifly display. 

In my previous post I briefly displayed these lovely hangers I got. They go well together with my white rack and it so happens that all my racks are white… Other hangers I have are silver with a wider span, but I might do some adjustments on them later on.

A doll hideaway.

Where do you keep your dolls? Do you store them in their boxes or perhaps display all of them on a drawer or on some other piece of furniture?

I do all of those (confused?) simply because I prefer not to have all of them visibly on display all the time. Few are enough at any one time. Previously all the others (those not on display) were stored in their boxes but now I found out that I have a closet space where I can have them neatly on their stands without need to pack them up entirely. I am pretty happy about my discovery as you may imagine ~ Vanamo and Aya are there, exploring the new (darkish) space to keep them safe from bright sunlight. Rein is sitting on my writing desk and Freya has found her place on top of a pile of black hat boxes… Mina is in another closet with Ide‘s Bubbla, apparently exploring laces, papers and other stuff. Even those in the closet are now easily at hand when I wish to see them.

Tsukifly Etsy Shop

New things have been popping up in Etsy. First a candyish pink skirt set then two fluffy animal hats displayed by Rein and finally an MSD/MNF/Unoa sized cocktail dress for the summer (also shown above). The latest addition in the list is certainly my favorite.

What is coming up in June? I have plans to complete few dress sets, but the exact timing is still open. Additionally a new Pullip custom will be looking for a home within few weeks.

Pullips

Where should I start? Previously I was thinking to maybe do few more customs at some point. Suddenly I find I have a pile of different plans, ideas etc. for Pullip customs that I would like to do. Some I would like to complete as fast as possible but due to time restraints it appears that one can be completed at a time. What I can reveal is that there will be a custom Pullip in Mocha color coming soon. Keywords for her are pink & bunny. Thus keep an eye on the Etsy shop! ^^

 

 

 

Winds of relocation

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The feeling when several things are happening at once.

For Tsukifly the year 2016 seems to be a year of transformation. Since Tsukifly’s official establishment in May 2013 the brand has experienced more active periods as well as periods of total silence. As Tsukifly creations are directly connected to it’s creator’s situation in life, the less active periods are those with high professional / study activity. The balance has finally been found (more or less) so that neither the professional life or the Tsukifly would need to be left completely on its own.

As a platform for Tsukifly blog I have now decided to go for WordPress.com and thus I will cease to update the old Tsukifly blog previously located at blogspot. I find WordPress blog easier to customize, maintain and review.

tsukiflyI stated my ambitious plan to update the blog at least once a month along with at least one new creation. Looking at my design plans I can promise that sizes will vary, materials will vary and each dress set will be OOAK. I will include my doll related planning among the posts about Tsukifly so that this blog willc continue to be about dolls in general, my plans related to them and Tsukifly designs.

Even before this first blog post at Worldpress, I took another leap of faith and established the long planned Etsy shop for Tsukifly. Therefore Tsukifly at Etsy is now a reality and I intend to update the shop regularly with new designs. Please note that regarding the Tsukifly creations I may also be contacted elsewhere before I can make them available at Etsy in which case certain OOAK sets may never appear in Etsy. Thus, if you are interested in something please contact me.

Airy dress set for tiny/YO-SD (now at Etsy) is the newest creation of Tsukifly. The set includes the dress with cute details and a flower headpiece. A pattern fabric bloomers are also a new piece made last weekend, the same size appears to fit tiny/Yo-sd, Dust of Dolls and Minifee sized dolls. Similar bloomers will be seen as a part of Tsukifly designs as well as a separate mix & match piece. I am also in the process of making a functional design for SD, Cerisedolls and Supergem sized dolls.

If you wish to know more about Tsukifly and the doll family (the dolls that appear as Tsukifly models) please take a look at the ‘About Me‘ page. While I am generally not very good at updating anything I intent to keep this page up-to-date. The doll family has experienced some changes over the years as my plans for the dolls have changed. I am also determined to keep the size of my collection at around 10. However, if you do not find information and you would like to know something, about a specific doll or a piece of clothing etc. please contact me and I will be happy to tell you more.

This is pretty much everything for the first blog post in this new location. Rather general recap of everything to start with. Following this blog post any new updates will now start to appear here from this day onward. I would thus recommend the followers of the blogspot blog to update their bookmarks.