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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On the pages of a magazine

SAMSUNG CSCIts lovely how the sunshine seems to wake you up from the long slumber of the dark winter. It feels like you can do so much more with the light around. It is different to take photos with natural light than to try to figure out how to make it work with artificial means.

I wanted to change the outlook of the blog and now that it is done I see I am in dire need of new pictures. Both for Tsukifly purposes but also for the fun of it. So I made it my (yet) another project to take some new picture material.

Above you see Tsukifly clothes on Lunetta (Souldoll Aehael) in magazine style. This is why one of the Etsy sections is called Mix & Match because generally all the pieces go rather well together. So this is one example of that. In the picture there are four Tsukifly pieces pictured: Little Miss Polka dot dress, A pair of white legwarmers, An MSD Duffle coat and knitted wool hat. As for the duffle coat I am still finishing info, pictures and other details. A glimpse of that nicely with other items.

I was also pleased to receive a review and feedback regarding Tsukifly items. Thank you ~

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.

SAMSUNG CSC A visiting star: Nomu [Leekeworld Kiko]
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!

Tsukifly’s Midsummer air

It is almost midsummer in Finland. The day when sun does not set and bonfires are lit all across the country for the celebration of summer solstice. Extra excited as I haven’t been around for a while to see those but this year I plan to explore around. (Check more about Finnish midsummer).

It would appear my activity with my blog posts has increased somewhat. Having a bit of extra time helps. Summer holiday later might work against this fact as the access to internet may be hindered – cottage visits etc. to be expected.

New Arrival

That phrase bring to my mind the song scene from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. If you have seen the movie you know why. Not perhaps in the same way a new arrival but my girl crew has got a new addition. She is Centaur version Aehael from Souldoll. One which managed to convince me through the screen. I wasn’t entirely prepared to get anything new but sometimes you are not quite successful in fighting back…

Her name is Lunetta.il_fullxfull.1042213227_3ltl

A girl born out of an unusual union of a faun and a unicorn. Cast aside by her faun community for being too different, her appearance taken after her father, the unicorn. Considered as scary and odd according to some of the community members. Whispering to trees and  weaving braids of flowers she bears her loneliness in her own way. Until an adventurous elf girl appears on a meadow where she sings.

The beginning of her story may sound sad but I assure you, things start to improve after a certain individual appears. Lunetta’s only friend until that moment has been a magical deer Elafi. Being a young one herself, Elafi does not always have the brightest of ideas to go around to which Lunetta can have a hearty laugh once in a while.

Still thinking over her outfit. For now it is a combination of many pieces I have had in my closet. Basically everything that is not black i.e. Tori’s clothing is on her for the time being. Rather a functional outcome I would say. During the weekend I had a productive period to make few complete dress sets for Etsy. The first one of those is the set she models above Alice within Alice -set with a pink Alice patterned dress and 3 additional pieces. The outcome is rather a Cinderella housemaid, but she looks cute.

It is a challenge to find her a wig that is of right size. She has smaller than average MSD head which means she is more like a Unoa/MNF than MSD. Thus she also wears YoSD/Tiny sized wigs which I do not have too many extras. We shall see. Or then she will end of having a collection of everything I have around.

The other complete dress set is filled with lace, it is a two-piece set, made with a ballerina in mind. I used quite many hours for details. More about it in my next monthly post including pictures and an Etsy link.

2nd Tsukifly Pullip custom

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Tsukifly Custom Pullip Éclair

Having already mentioned about the possibility of a new custom may I present Éclair. She is a Mocha skin Pullip with a complete outfit with pinkish theme. Her outfit consists of a knee-length one-piece dress with details and a pair of cute pink shoes with bunny ears. She will also come with a contrasting long light-blue wig and mystery headpiece to complement the dress (not pictured). Find her from Tsukifly Etsy Shop!

Éclair was my first experience with a Mocha skin Pullip and I must say I really like the tone of her skin. It was fun to make her a face-up after a long pause. I still have certain painting / face-upping things missing. The search continues.

The 3rd Tsukifly Custom will be something around the keywords: white and bunny. A wig, eyes and certain other parts of her outfit are already around. Now should consider her face-up a bit.

 

Overall many projects have been completed this month. More or less. Next month may be less active due to the reasons already mentioned above. In any case a monthly update will be sure the be there.