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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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

 

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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Summer with style updates

For an unknown reason I am having a style crisis over my girls. It seems to be a trend now. It happens every now and then. Few of them are missing that something, be that the right wig, eyes, clothing or something else. I am trying to figure out something new for each of them but it is not that easy. Especially when you don’t quite know what you would like them to have. If only there would be a possibility to test a box of wigs or eyes etc. to better get the idea. With my limited supply, nope. All I can do is to draw my ideas on paper or otherwise visualize.

For the summer I have gone through my dolly closet so I am going to post a separate album on Flickr for the sale stuffs. I have also considered a blog post with the details so will see which I consider a better option in the end. There will be those other things not suitable for my girls’ style or those I have leftovers in wrong sizes as I am going to make some style changes for them.

SAMSUNG CSCLunetta got a white dress. Together the dress and a separate lace skirt form a bell shaped dress combo. She could wear more striking stockings, go with white white lace stockings for more bridal look or choose black as she has chosen to do. Endless possibilities when the dress in itself is not too outstanding.

Those hand cuffs pictured with the dress are among new additions to Etsy. With them I have added a collection of total of 20 necklaces done over the years. There has not been proper pictures taken of them until now so I am pleased I finally got that done. Certain special design will be posted in separate listings later on. Have a closer look on the jewellery collection here.

Freya's Summer Dress set

Summer dress set design for Lillycat: One-piece dress, bolero, lace stockings.

 Freya’s summer dress set

I don’t think I have taken any proper picture of Freya’s summer dress set. So finally here it is. I have reused one of the short corsets previously completed, added the skirt part for it and she already had the accessories and lace stockings.

Freya and Lunetta were the first ones to get their styles updated. While Freya is pretty much completed, Lunetta is still missing eyes / wig side of the whole. In progress.

Some of you may know I have made quite a stock of flower head bands as well. With different details and sizes. The same situation as with jewellery was that there has not been any completed collection pictures of the designs. Along with jewellery I ended up doing that update as well. Although those pictures are still in progress – a lot of them to process through – few updated pictures here.

They tolerate gentle bending and there will be sizes from tiny all the way to SD/Pullip/Blythe available through Etsy. Keep checking back there. Previously there were only few SD sized designs pictured. Thus, a bigger selection for the coming summer.

While going through the stock I also came across this cotton candy / cute style skirt set available on Etsy. I thought having a picture on the mannequin might help to show off the skirt. If only I had a girl with such a style I would like to keep this myself!

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Tsukifly Cotton Candy Skirt Set -SD/SD13

Soom Juchy – Pumpkin Sprite

Meet the newest member of the crew.

Her name is Junia. Soom Juchy. A little sprite and a guardian of a fountain situated deep within an ancient forest. She rarely has contact with anyone which makes it all the more fascinating once she does encounter someone.

She is a tiny little fairy and Soom mini gem size. Height according to Soom is 31.5cm. I find it is rather hard to compare her with any of my other girls. Mina (Aileendoll Camellia) as a tiny is not as tall and is also considerably more sturdy while both of my MSD girls Tori and Lunetta (Dollmore Torrie and Souldoll Aehael) are taller and sturdier as well. Differently proportioned. This little girl is slim like a barbie doll, light in weight and with lovely light violet skin color. Such a delicate whole, fragile with all the details.

Previously I haven’t had a doll with wig size 4 inches and therefore had to order her with the default wig so I could at least have something for her. So tiny! Not quite sure the blond is her thing but finding alternatives has proven rather a challenging task. An odd size. I am somewhat close to considering an option of trying to make her a mohair or an alpaca wig of my own…

A great info page on DoA will get me started. Additionally I need to go through some barbie clothes. There might be something she can make use of. For now she is wearing a white lace dress I made for her so she has at least something to wear for the time being.

Soom apparently recommends eye size 6mm for her but I don’t have anything so small around @_@ So she is wearing DD-Anne’s Garden blue acrylic 8mm eyes I had stored away. I will try two other 8mm pairs for her as well. Hazel and metal blue/purple as they are. Then make a choice among those. For the time being at least :p

Her lovely transparent fairy parts sit in a box for the time being. I am trying to decide on the color and blushing style for them. Something dark or maybe pastel colors?

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Season’s greetings!

This month has had some trials for me and for this reason I have been quiet with both blog and updating of new items for Etsy. Last month we saw quite many updates in the beginning of month so I hope they compensate a bit for the lack of them for the time being.

Now I wish a very Merry Xmas and a wonderful New Year 2017!

Plans to update new Etsy items properly probably need to wait until January as I wish to update some pictures at the same time.

My warmest thank you for all the customers who have made orders through Etsy shop in 2016. 

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Tsukifly has a new model, a tanned Blythe Girl named Mella. She is modelling one of the new fluffy animal hats completed for the next Etsy update. A glimpse of a new dress as well. These hats and dresses will also fit for Pullip size.

Previously I was greatly happy about the few pairs of Tsukifly socks I finished. As I still had a small piece of the fabric I have finished a special pair Blythe size socks. Best fit for Pureneemo body.

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They differ from the bigger pairs in used lace and tiny black ribbons. So more details in them. Cute if I may say so!

I was asked to try out some animal headdresses and hats in Pullip and other sizes and there they are. Two white fluffy hats in Pullip/Blythe sizes – around 10 inches. Cat and Bunny designs. Three bunny headdresses with ribbon details. Smaller as well. Tiny/MSD sizes. More pictures of those in January.

A comprehensive Etsy update

This time it appears I made my monthly update a bit too early. The past two weekends have been quite productive for me. Tsukifly Etsy shop will grow in the amount of unique clothing pieces on offer. Rightly so for the coming Christmas market if you think commercially? And I know there will be more to come and quite active updating this weekend and the next. For that reason I will post this extra post for this month to show off some of the new pieces.

Probably half of these pieces have been completed earlier but are around now with some proper sets of sale photos.

Let’s start with some accessories.

Tsukifly doll sized notebook. I made this already quite long ago. Really loved this scrapbook paper I came across and just had to try out. I think it turned out cute with lace

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Hisa and the notebook – size reference

flower details and framed detail in front. Otherwise it is usable notebook with lined pages so you may write your doll’s story or make notes inside.Size is suitable for SDs or bigger dolls, otherwise may be a bit too big(?)

Hisa, my Volks Lorina, is the model for the majority of new sale photos. For one she loves books and reading. Especially old romantic novels like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She is also perfect for the new animal headdresses for she likes this kind of cute but elegant stuff. She has been in closet for too long, now is her time to shine again.

Fluffy Animal Headdresses

Inspired by the winter knocking to my door, I created something fluffy and warm to complement your doll’s winter clothing. Made out of a fluffy white fabric,these headdresses are cute and soft to touch. There are two styles available, one with cat ears and one with bear ears. They have lovely beige colored ribbon details. Made to fit for 9-10 inch heads such as Volks SD/SD13/SD16, Luts and Pullip heads. Now found from Etsy.

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Two animal headdresses – Bear and cat Then towards the clothing additions.

Then towards the clothing additions.

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Off-white lace dress is one of my personal favorites

First up is the Tsukifly Off-white lace dress for Lillycat cerisedolls. Modelled by Freya, my Lillycat Ellana, the dress is made of several layers of lovely off-white lace with white and rose ribbon/lace details. Some of you may remember those first pictures already quite a
while ago. Now, I can say finally, proper pictures for Etsy. More lace only clothing. I seem to like this material~

Then, as those few Pullip dresses previously offered in Etsy have gone I thought to offer few short, above knee-high dresses in Pullip size. These needed some work as I had no patterns in Pullip size and thus had to draw something from scratch. In total three different designs. First of the three with My melody fabric has been completed already before and will fit also for Obitsu body

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Alice Pullip dress

. The other two dresses are made with Pullip type 4 body, Tsukifly’s newest custom, Papillon de nuit as their model. Second design is the simplest of the three and requires some work with its ribbon fastening going all the way down. Third of the three is made from the same fabric as Alice within Alice dress set for Unoa/MNF. I hope they answer the demand for Pullip sized clothing.

Kimono project – two completed kimonos

There are two designs. One is in beige background and the other red/orange. Freya looks good in both of them. Makes my choice harder as I originally thought it would be nice to keep one of the two for her as she has too little clothes of her own.

In general the designs are similar, however, small differences can be found. Beige has separate collar fabric with small visible stitches. The red/orange has no collar fabric and hidden stitches. Lining in beige is white, other has lining in light rose color. Obi for beige is partly out of the same fabric as the kimono itself. For the red/orange I wanted to make one which was more of a stand out. Thus white, red and beige colors without pattern with eye & hook closures. Both sets have a head bow tie made out of the other set’s main kimono fabric. So it is not a mix-up that they are not matching with the kimono sets they come with. That little fun detail.

I also completed two pairs of patterned socks which I have been meaning to complete for a while already. I quite like how they look with the kimono on Freya. I am also pleased with them as they are a bit thicker than a regular stocking fabric, thus they provide a bit of protection for the leg and can also fill in a bit over-sized shoes. My girls certainly seem to have too many of such shoes or a too little feet(?) The inside of the stockings is white so no danger of staining either. The other pair is in MSD / Slim mini size, now tried out by Lunetta. Find them from Etsy.