Summer Holidays!

Happy Summer Everyone!

It has been quite hot and sunny weather in Finland for several weeks now. Why travel South when it appears the best weather is around your home corners? It is common for Finns to go for their summer cottages during summer. Midsummer and holiday periods, when possible. So far I have been in the city but will take this “traditional cottage trip” for two weeks in July. Looking forward to it! I am not going for sun and swimming but rather enjoy having the possibility to eat outside. Don’t you think that standing outside in the early morning listening nature. birds, and the silence with just a coffee mug on your hands is the quite amazing thing to be able to do? Even if just for few weeks at a time?

I must also thank you all for being patient. It appears I have shifted my blog update towards the end of the month. I feel it is better to do it that way.

As for the summer, I will note here as well: Tsukifly Summer holiday will start on 10th of July. So please if you are considering to place an order, do it by 8th of July to have it shipped out by 9th of July! Next shipping day will be after the holiday at the beginning of August. Thank you!

You know, I am rather happy to have Lillycat kimono trio completed finally. Three unique Kimonos with Freya as a model. Red and blue kimonos have a nice V-neck detail, the beige has white hand-sewn lining around the neck. Which style do you prefer? I am undecided which one I would prefer on Freya. More pictures of each design and available options on Etsy.

On the accessory side I updated my SD/DD stocking pattern with two unique additions. First ones are nice flower patterned stockings with velvet feel to it. The other pair is very abstract with lots of patterns and colors as well as little light yellow bowties. Both designs go a bit over the knee.

Additionally there are four different designs of SD/DD (headsize 8-9 inch but bit loose on Lillycat) ribbon bands. I am rather a fan of these. Colors ~

Happy news for Dust of Dolls owners as well! My stock was for a while completely without anything available in this size. However, now the situation has been remedied. Two new dress sets with summer feel to them (first with bloomers and second a one-piece dress) and a pair of light green patterned bloomers available separately.

This month will finish with the Summer Sakura Dream one-piece dress for SD/DD sized dolls. It is pictured here with Hisa (Volks Lorina) as my model. Lately I have come to note I really like her eyes with the default wig. Her style is a bit open still, even after all theseSAMSUNG CSC years she has been with me. But what is the hurry anyway? The colors of this dress seem to fit well for her. What do you think?

The summer sakura dream dress took a long while to become finished. Not because of the complexity but rather because of the lack of right fabric. The upper part was already finished last summer but I didn’t have suitable skirt fabric around until recently.  Luckily I came across  this lovely fabric with all the little embroidered flowers on it! The color is not the usual white either. It has both violet and greenish tones to it.

In this picture Hisa also has one of the above mentioned ribbon bands. Goes nicely with the dress. So don’t forget many of the clothing pieces can be combined with little accessories from jewelry to headpieces  🐱

Despite the Summer holiday I will be taking (as mentioned already above) starting on 10th of July the usual monthly update will come around by the end of July. New pieces are also added over the month. However, the shipping of the items after 10th of July will be delayed until the first weeks of August. I shall specify the date as I get to know to more.

Enjoy the summer!

~ Tsuki

 

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May recap


Time for the all inclusive May update!

I have completed several sewing projects over the last months so again an image heavy recap of everything is about to follow. Additionally it seems my writing schedule has shifted from the beginning of the month to the end of the month. Personally I think its functioning better that way.

Here are the pictures of the Circus Life dress, the other dress in Unoa/MNF/Slim mini size which I completed along with the pink dress set. Find it on Etsy.

I have worked on some of the older listings adding new pictures and updating the information. It has been quite a warm weather in Finland after the 1st of May so lots of sunshine. I have also chosen to keep myself from going out too much, I think I need a frilly parasol or something against the heat if this goes on for longer time. I am waiting for summer rain and thunder. I know it is already lurking.⛈️

Sakura trees bloomed and everything turned green over one week. Spring is my favorite season. Lively and full of colors after dark winter.

I took Rein outside although I admit I also wanted to get some pictures of the new DD dress, Bird of Paradise. A full dress set with a fluffy tulle & lace underskirt, upper dress SAMSUNG CSCmade of kimono fabric with hook & eye closure in front and different lace decorations going around in light blue and silver. There is also obi and red string for the waist. Rein has M-bust. The upper dress has white inside lining, skirt part is without lining to avoid too much puffiness.

I had some issues with the long wig. As I got home I immediately wanted to change that into something short. However, it looks nice with the dress.

We had a small doll meet-up with Tiinyan and ElysDoll. Thank you again for such a fun day!

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With ElysDoll we continued to take pictures in the nearby park – I think we were there for almost 3 hours ^^ Below are few of my favorite pictures, a group pictured and ElysDoll’s beautiful Kano, a semi-white ddh06 with Rein.

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SAMSUNG CSCThis month I have been working on several commissions as well as trying out different new things. Bloomers in MNF/Unoa size ~

Other things just for fun. A mini size Pastel Deer Dress was commissioned for a Lillycat Millie Choupie. This was done based on measurements. It came out a bit different but overall looking like a small version of the Lillicat Ellana sized dress. A Cute thing. Can you spot certain differences?

And for the next month: a new pureneemo dress set (will also fit for Pullip and Blythe),  A short blue kimono robe for Lillycat or Unoa/MNF, Ribbon headbands and perhaps something like in the following picture 🐱

So stay tuned!

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Massive updating all around

It is just like the headline says. Over the last week I have taken time to update Tsukifly Etsy. Mainly tried to take some photos and read through texts and shop policies. So everything is up to date. I remember saying it was one of my objectives to finish some of the in progress – dresses as well. See below for some of those projects:)

A package from my dear friend!! <3 ^^

A package from my dear friend!! ❤ ^^

I recently got a package containing a lot of wonderful stuffs for making customs, clothing and of course tea things to keep me going while I work ~ Riri (pureneemo girl) was there to invade box opening pictures. You can also maybe better see the Kimono style outfit set I made for her a while back. Poor girl had no clothes when she came! ^^;

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Okay. So this Pureneemo girl didn’t previously have any name either. No clothes and no name… Sounds serious. But it is all fixed now! She appears to have adopted the name Riri. So I suppose I can say she is now officially part of the family ^^ I really should get around taking some family photos at some point ~

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There wasn’t enough light anywhere to help me by the time I finished everything yesterday. But I shall update once again as the situation around here changes (light wise).

Those are the two new Pullip/Blythe/Pureneemo outfits available at Etsy. The Vintage Nightie can also fit for Soom Faery / Minigems. Junia here with it. Although on her its length is a bit over knees and not full-length as with Pureneemo/Blythe/Pullip bodies 🙂

Then the outfit set I first made for Akiko’s fullset but later ended up changing Akiko’s style into more Asian direction. Therefore I am now offering the original fullset outfit for sale separately. With this I have experimented few styles and different fabrics and materials. I must say I am

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quite pleased what comes to the outcome. Read more comprehensive description and find more pics from the Candy Girl Etsy listing.

One of the long term in progress dresses was a vintage MSD dress set. The upper part was originally part of another set but as the other parts were sold, this inspired me to use the recycled lovely embroidered piece of fabric I had around in my boxes. Topped with tulle, delicate vintage lace and little star details around the upper tulle skirt this is a truly unique one of a kind set surely not found elsewhere. Take a further look here: Tsukifly Vintage Line: Vintage stars MSD dress and also for some more pictures ~

There are quite a lot on the table so another update coming soon ^-^!

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.

November and MSD dresses

Happy Halloween! Did you have a scary night? Trick or Treat?

As the cold nights of November sneak in Finland has turned clocks backwards one hour to welcome the winter time. This week we were promised snow for the whole country(!) True to that word looking outside just now reveals a slight snowstorm outside my windows.

I have been feeling inspired lately but it would be wonderful to have more time for sewing/customs – perhaps an extra time reserve for just sewing, designing etc. related to Tsukifly, commissions and customs? Now I have to deal with what little I have over the weekend while I would have tons of designs and plans I would like to work on.

The previous blog post was quite scarce  what comes to pictures (although I added some afterwards) so in this post you will see more pictures. Some of you may remember my theme for the MSD size a month or so back. If so, you may have been wondering where are those promised MSD pieces. Well. I mentioned something unexpected came up but now I have completed few dresses in this promised MSD size. That means they fit for most MSDs such as Luts, Soom, Dollmore and Volks. Teasers here and dress sets on Etsy.

Closer description of MSD dresses

First dress set has been made with Luts Kid Delf Romantic bust as a model so that it can fit for both small chest and large bust MSD girls. The design is somewhat similar to what has been seen a few years back at Dolliverse. A design I really like while it is also quite SAMSUNG CSCfunctional (if I may say so!). Signature Tsukifly bunny headdress will come along with this lovely pink themed dress with eye-catching details (note black/white striped ribbons in front of the dress.) Mostly hand-sewn because of its various details. Lined from the inside. Ribbons to tighten the dress on the back side, otherwise left open so it will fit nicely on an extra petticoat for extra puffy look.

Second dress has an upper part made of cute yellow/violet polka dot fabric with lace and ribbon details. The skirt part has two layers made of airy light pink fabric as well as another polka dot fabric with reverse color combination. A separate tulle petticoat or a cute flower headband may complement the set nicely. This set will fit for Slim MSD/Unoa and MNF size.

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About the new Tsukifly Pullip custom – Papillon de nuit

The themes of the newest Tsukifly Custom Pullip are butterflies and moths. She is fair skin color with dark face-up and other details as well as dark/brown colored Tsukifly dress set. Quite a contrast to those three sets seen previously. Perhaps some inspiration had to do with the Halloween?

What might have delayed her completion time is the funny thing with my carpet. It appears to have swallowed some of the small pieces I had meant for the set. A fluffy Bermuda triangle like my dear friend described? A pair of my rings having surfaced from this triangle just a while ago I have hope those small pieces will soon be re-discovered.

No, really. It was just a matter of getting everything done. Now I am pleased to inform that the complete set is available in Etsy. Personally her dark look and striking eyes are among my favorites from the Pullip customs I have made so far. I hope you will like her! Please meet Papillon de nuit, fourth OOAK Tsukifly custom pullip in fair skin.

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Kimono set for Etsy – in progress

Another kimono set almost complete with light lining is finally properly in progress. This is in Lillycat Cerisedolls size. The fabric is lovely orange/red color and the combination makes me want to keep it. However, I made a promise to myself to keep only one of the two. Other set will be available through Etsy. My aim is to complete it perhaps during the next weekend. Then I need to make the decision on which one to keep for Freya. A hard one.

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Idaheika‘s Nomu has been around for few commissions.

One cute tanuki she is and here is the commissioned Miko outfit. Also I am grateful for Idaheika to have faith in my sewing work as well as my visions when it comes to the execution of the commissions. Thank you! One complete set was seen already in one  of my previous posts. Now the second one has been completed. Knee-length dress set (a miko-outfit) with a white kimono jacket and a pleated red skirt. Few snap fasteners for the backside. All and all I am very happy how it turned out. Now it is only missing a cute ribbon thing from the front of the dress – perhaps of white lace?

The dress itself would need a moment of gentle ironing to settle down the seams of the kimono and skirt. Still to be completed.

Other dolly related news:

Recently I had a pleasure to do few trades with fellow doll hobbyists and I got some lovely items for my girls. Usually when I say something is for someone in particular that will not be the case. My girls seem to share (read: steal) each other’s things without further regrets SAMSUNG CSC(haha). Anyway,  two things seem to have been settled. Tori got a jacket – finally, she has waited for something suitable for too many years and Vanamo got a pair of lovely eyes, they even have small seashells in them!

Next I am on a quest to find some shoes for Freya and Lunetta. For some reasons their feet are of tricky size. It seems Lunetta might actually get a pair of brownish shoes to start with. She can’t go out without proper shoes! Nor can Freya for the time being. Especially if the snow will stay around.

I shall reappear with new projects once I have properly documented and finished the current ones. Stay tuned!

Arrival of autumn

I feel I haven’t been out enough. I am looking to remedy the situation in the coming few weeks as the splendor of colors is raging outside. What a lovely autumn weather! Chilly and sunny with dry leaves in red, yellow and orange colors. Besides spring, autumn is my other favorite season.29679804551_3f66dc2373_z

Regarding the kimono projects. I have cut fabrics for two long kimonos but so far I have managed to finish only one. The other one is coming together at a later stage. I still need to select a lining fabric for it. The other one would be in need of some ironing to settle the seams properly. Otherwise I am pretty happy with the first outcome. It suits Freya well.

For the chilly autumn weather and for the coming winter I found a yarn of fluffy grey thread from which I have knitted three wool hats for Etsy. Completely handmade. Three hats in three different sizes. In tiny/MSD, Lillycat/SD and Pullip/Leeke Art-doll. Finishing touches are with small bells and different ribbons and tassels. A great piece to complement any coat in a chilly weather. Take a closer look at Etsy and below.

With regard to many of my near-future plans I need to conclude that several of them have been put on hold because of other issues. However, I haven’t been completely idle either. Newest acquisition for Tsukifly is a Volks mannequin to display some of the SD outfits and jewellery for Etsy. A great thing for the complete outfit sets.

Happy to tell that Huurre has been dispatched towards her new home. Now I may start preparations for another complete custom Pullip set. Theme will be a butterfly. Quite a few things will need to be tested before there will be any pictures coming. About the schedule I may say that by the end of the month there should be teasers up. Her skintone will be fair, like Huurre was. Later there are plans for more Mocha skinned customs as well.

I aim to complete some commissions as well. So there might be picture post coming up in few weeks to complement this one picture info post. Please keep checking for that.

 

 

September update

Since my last update there has been lots of fun and new ideas and creations.

On the working table this month we have (to start with): Leeke art-body commission (2/3 completed), a sleeveless MSD Polkadot dress and lace tops in various sizes (SD/MSD etc.).

Those of you who have been out with their sharp eyes have seen quite a few new listings pop-up in Tsukifly Etsy shop. The dress I described previously was completed for Supergem / SD16 rather than in more common SD/SD13. A new custom Pullip, Huurre is now available in Etsy as well. I hope you like her ~

Gem within new creations is the short Kimono robe for Lillycat Cerisedolls. Additionally I have found that this also fits for MSDs, Leeke Art-body etc. albeit may not sit smoothly. il_fullxfull.1035139518_sd76However, best fit is always for the one it was made for. This is knee-length kimono robe with a black wide satin ribbon to tie as a functional obi around the waist. It is without lining, neat seams.  There is also a snap-fastener to keep the kimono fastened without the obi, but it brings the detail for the whole.

Personally I am pleased with the Japanese kimono fabric and how well it turned out as a whole. Later I have plans for two long kimonos with lining. However, so far this is the only dark colored kimono there will be for now. Use the opportunity if black is what you are looking for.

I also completed one of my long-time projects, this flower parasol, which now makes its first appearance with the kimono robe. It is made of different sized foam and paper flowers, carefully attached on top of and around a metal frame of my own design. Lace is used for the handle to make it an easy fit for different doll’s hands and also functions as a nice detail.

Co29374385481_7e7dfbb7d0_zming up: A black satin corset top for Lillycat Cerisedolls. I must say that this is one of my personal favorites from Tsukifly products so far. A multi-use piece to make a festive whole. Black patterned satin fabric, black shoulder strap details and hook & eye closure with a cute light brown polkadot lining in the inside (light in color to avoid any staining).

The brass/silver dragonfly choker will also be available later. It is an accessory piece completed already a while ago but only now has emerged from the depths of the closet. Makes a lovely addition for this as well.

As can be seen new creations vary quite a lot. All the way from smaller mix & match pieces to full outfit sets. Quite many of the newest pieces are in Lillycat size, the focus of August. Now for this month the focus will be on regular MSD and slim MSD size. Then possibly going for even smaller with a dedicated month for Yo-SD/Tiny size. So you have some indication. On the other hand I will not say all the creations are confined in those particular monthly sizes. Thus, occasional pieces in other sizes are sure to appear. We will wait and see.

Additionally I have made some small changes and improvements to the appearances of my girls. Lunetta got a lovely blushing for her upper body (all thanks to Idaheika!) to bring in some color on her. Later I completed a manicure for her small fingers. Freya got new eyelashes with more volume and black color andsome more point in her face-up. Now I am looking for a mohair wig for Lunetta but so far the tiny size of her head has proven somewhat a challenge…

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