October was for Lillycat size

The header tells it pretty well. During October my sewing table was mainly filled with fabric pieces aiming to complete dresses in Lillycat size. Still there are few unfinished but I am slowly getting there.

Do you know it when you have an amazing plan and it does not quite work out the way you had visioned? That has happened few times now. A pouch thing I was trying out… Did not quite work out. I know why, isn’t that why you make prototypes, try out, fail, adjust and eventually succeed? YES. Trial and Error.

Eden lace was a success. I have been storing that minty lace for ages now. There was also no logic in the way I had stored it. The lace was in one place, those “sleeves” I had already cut some time ago, where in another place. I was almost cutting another pair but managed to find them just in time. I am happy how the dress turned out. The color combo is calming with a hint of mint.

Take a further look at Eden Lace. The sleeves and the upper part of the skirt is from the lace with a hint of chocolate (brown color). White corset style upper part, details with delicate vintage lace, beads and bow tie. Around the waist I have used heavier lace in Turquoise color. The skirt has underskirt from a one coloured mint fabric. Hook and eye closure on the back side keeps the dress on its place. Sleeves are from the lace with elastic lace on top to keep the sleeves at the height you prefer.

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Around the same time as the Eden Lace I had a moment I wanted to make some necklaces. So “Bottled” necklaces where made. Nothing too unique it seems but I enjoyed making them and hope you find them nice additions for any outfit. Lots of different colors and fillings available here. My favorite one is the round one with clear/white diamonds and dragonfly detail. That was to be expected, no?

Halloween was not successful this year in the sense that I was not able to complete the special dress plan I had. It seems to come as a surprise to me. Every time. I have planned to finish a Halloween special dress for years but haven’t so far managed in time. I need to make a mental note that the Halloween is (for me) a month earlier. So at the end of September I should have planned – preferably also completed the Special dress with Halloween theme. With you as my witnesses I shall make the promise to try this in 2019. I have the broom planned already! And it will most likely be in MNF/Unoa size.

As we are already in November I want to mention the latest Etsy addition as well. After having a pink period it seemed appropriate to reflect it somehow in my creations. So, Softest touch was created. First Tsukifly Art line dress, where higher quality evening gown fabrics were used.

Softest touch has a corset style upper part is from a rosy silk fabric, which catches the light in delightful way. I used a piece of delicate pink lace and antique rose ribbon to create bowtie details in front and on the sides of the dress. The skirt has amazing glittery tulle on top, pink satin one colored fabric as a second layer. Hook and eye closure on the back side. The dress will come with the black elastic lace highlight choker which has a crown detail.

There are tons of things on my table that need to be completed. If there is something you would like to wish for, some specific size/style etc. I am always happy to hear. While I cannot promise I can complete your wishes anytime soon, I am sure to keep them in my mind for future. So keep me posted ^-^

And I want to thank you for your continuing support. I love all those reviews and pictures you have written and sent me. Thank you! *Hugs*

~ Tsuki / Sophia

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Halloween mummies?

HAPPY HORRIBLE HALLOWEEN for Everyone!

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What happened with new designs and a bjd Halloween outfit? It is likely my plans will not be made in time this year either. Maybe if I start early next year I will make it in time? I wonder how everything seems to pile up just when you are suppose to make something for some specific time…

Lately I have been able to work on my sewing projects only during weekends. Due to other pressing matters and studies/exams also the time during those weekends has been less than usual. The result is as you see.

But! I have had a wonderful time completing a clothing custom outfit in Pullip size. Many of the patterns needed special consideration, the small size being a challenge. Now the whole outfit has been finished and shipped off. Especially the front of the winter jacket was to my liking. Functional although it did require some concessions from the original design. Conclusion: I enjoyed this particular commission very much!

As you see I have an unusual Halloween mascot for this blog post. A mummy? And very unhalloweenlike set-up… Its too white. And where are all the dark, scary and shady stuff? Witches, broomsticks and bats. Black cats with piercing yellow eyes!

Last week I was pleasently surprised by a package sent by my dear from all the way from Asia. Thank you so much dear! This little one (still without a name), apparently my first Pureneemo (=^^=!), was found from the inside along with all the other amazing things including snacks, tea and refills for my pens<3~

I am planning a photoshoot with the new girl and Mella. Although I do admit that she would need a name and something proper to wear (roll bandage) is hardly a proper outfit…

I did a comparison of different 3:15PM milk tea flavors sometime before (check the previous post) and now I have few new flavors to add. Found from this amazing package

I received! This 3:15PM restock included these three flavors:

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Milk Tea Table – a comparison table 

Okinawa Brown Sugar Milk Tea (3:15 PM) – Distinct flavor. Strong caramel like odour / flavor, suppose its a result from the brown sugar? No idea whether hibiscus flowers are just for the show…

Fruity Rose Flavor Milk Tea (3:15 PM) – Most flower like flavor. Sweet but not too much. And I must say this is my favorite out of all 3:15PM milk teas I have tasted so far~

Sun Moon Lake Milk Tea (3:15 PM) – Sweetest flavor of these three. Flowerlike taste. Reminds me of the 3:15 PM Rose flavor (above) still a bit more sweeter.

It is soon time for my montly update so I will leave info regarding Etsy updates into that post. Keep your eyes open for it! Coming up soon~

 

Spectrum of colors

Lovely autumn colors are finally here! I have wishes to go and collect some nice leaves for craft things during the coming weekend. For those of you who have checked Instagram you may have seen few captions from Finnish forest from the previous weekend. I was hunting mushrooms for a pie which I must say turned out so good (my first time!) that there was hardly a piece left on the next morning.

Junia, my little forest sprite, the guardian of a hidden forest fall, finally got

SAMSUNG CSCa new dress for herself. This was rather to test a new pattern than to have a specific idea but I like the outcome. Since the first dress was off-white lace dress I wanted something darker with few details. The lovely fabric has been previously brought from China by my dear friend. There are still few pieces left to make lovely little things. =^^=

Overall I like the mini gem/faery size from Soom. Delicate, tiny and beautiful. Otherwise quite a tricky one to find clothing / wigs / eyes for though!

Moreover, I am happy to start off a commission work during the weekend. This relates to an animation I am myself a fan of so I suppose it will spark my inspiration for the whole process. Completing this commission will be my priority for the next few weeks.

Halloween is coming too. It is one of my favorite seasonal celebrations but despite this fact I have been unable to complete anything suitable to the theme during these last two years. This year, provided I have enough time I plan to complete a set for Pullips / Pureneemos just in time for Halloween. Looking forward to it even myself!

So as the seasons turn towards the coming winter I notice my time to be somewhat limited. I must confess I haven’t been able to keep up with one post per week so my next statement and objective is to post at least one post per month. Therefore there may be more or there might not be more but at least this one per month. I have been satisfied with the regular monthly schedule so sticking with it as a basis seems like a good idea.

Lune has found her style, more or less, and seems to hang out around my many books.

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Another sewing weekend

It seems I pile up the inspiration and the implementation of the ideas for these weekends. During the week you either don’t have the energy or you don’t have the time. More than once I wonder how great it would be if there were more hours in a day…

I have been doing quite a many projects simultaneously and its satisfying to see them coming together one by one. Of course, while they are in progress my working table looks pretty much like it will drown in disarray.

Pullip Dress set commission – In Progress

This is what I have been working on for the most part. A Pullip dress set commission. The set will consist of a hat and a dress with certain tiny details. While I have maintained some of the artistic freedom in putting it all together it resembles the design for which it is based on. I have also made another kind of closure solution for the whole dress. I am a fan of the hat too. Perhaps I shall try something colourful in similar design in BJD size later on? Pictures will follow at later stage ~

Pillow covers for anyone? 

An idea of making decorative pillow covers available on Etsy has crossed my mind previously on few occasions. I have had this rather a good sized pillow cover completed for a while already. Now I finally got around to finish it. I probably went through several closing possibilities from simple ribbons to huge decorative buttons etc. A plain zipper was one too. Which option won? I will keep you in suspense for a while longer.

Face-up time

In winter time I usually don’t make too many face-ups because of the light and weather difficulties in this Northern country. However, some occasional exceptions may occur and this appears to be one of those.

When you have the inspiration you should make the most of it. So the Fairyland MNF 2014 Halloween head I have had rolling around my closet for a good while now got a face-up. Theme was wintary with snowflakes and tiny decorative details over her other eye. There are also some black spirals on the other side of her head but I realized this picture does not show them… Fortunately there are other shots to complement. As nobody seemed to be willing to adopt the little one with her blank face I hope she will have better chances now. Take a look at Den of Angels.

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