December recap

Or can I call this a recap while this December is only half way through?

It has been a productive month. There are changes in my personal life so there has been some extra time to use for sewing projects. So happy about that fact. I also feel that while it has been somewhat quiet for quite a while when I speak about dolly plans I have also lots going on there. Plans, story updates, style updates. Dolly hobby is periodic at present.

Not too many flattering pictures of Unoa Elder girls in Google picture search. Apparently enough to hook me though. Not that Google was ever the sole place to look for dolly pictures. I have had this little plan of Ange for quite a while now. And my wishes had been heard! Now I have one on layaway. Her name will be Yuiko (thoughtful child) and she is an apprentice witch. Initial plan is to make her something colorful yet dark while her wig will be pastel cute. However, it would not be the first time when a doll turns into something completely different once she arrives so I cannot say for sure. Let’s wait and see. She is scheduled to come around in Spring ~

Then Tsukifly updates.

Starting with two Vintage cardigans in SD and DD sizes, made out of lovely vintage knitted fabric with vintage lace details. I am pleased with the outcome and they are a great addition with any Tsukifly dress as well.

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Tsukifly Vintage White Cardigands

Second in line is a one-piece vintage time keeper dress for SD.  I have had “raw” sketch of this dress on a mannequin for ages. It really has taken way too long to complete but I amSAMSUNG CSC pleased how it turned out. A combo of embroidered off-white lace, light blue taffeta, brown polka dot fabric and vintage laces and bow ties. A clock necklace will be included with the dress.

Last but not least on the list are probably my personal favorites of the month. Diamond deer flower headbands. This patch on Etsy includes 2 tiny/slim mini sized, 2 MSD/Lillycat sized and 1 bigger Pullip / SD / Blythe sized headdresses. They are so cute and delicate. I just need more paper flowers for any future plans, these ate my last ones on storage.

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*Update* Tsukifly Custom Pullip Akiko

I felt the candy set didn’t quite match with Akiko so I completed a better suited outfit set to go with her. With fully and lively Japanese themed dress and accessories she would be an an unique addition to any Pullip family. Find the updated listing here.

So to recap, a lot of new updates, additions and great fun in making all of these. Thank you everyone for your continuing support!

I must also make a small note on one of my lovely buyers who was kind enough to send me a picture of her doll wearing a Tsukifly coat bought through Etsy shop. The styling in the picture was wintery and receiving it really made my day. Thank you!

I believe that is almost everything for now. Next wee I will travel towards North for Christmas and I have pretty strong feeling no new blog entries will be made for this year. Please do keep an eye on Instagram as I am more likely to update few Christmas theme pictures around there ~

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November greetings

I wonder how I have managed to forget how fun it is to make photoshoot set-ups, take photos of my dear dolls and see how the pictures turn out (especially nice if the photos turn out nicely, although not always the case ^^;)

In any case I think I have rediscovered the joy of that aspect of the doll hobby. The only things I am lacking is generally the time and as the winter is knocking on the door, the natural light. So I need to adjust to the yellow and warm light emitted by the the various lamps scattered around my little personal nest.

During the weekend I took a “proper” photoshoot (which I haven’t done for a very long time) and the reason was to get some pictures of the Vintage Bunny set, now available on Etsy. However, few pictures really surprised me, including the fact that Tori fits in well with those vintage pieces (grandma’s old lamp, tiny picture frame and an old decorative pillow). Nothing particularly specially in the pictures but I just felt so happy. So much so I just want to mention it here as well.

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One of the photoshoot pictures (few more on Flickr). The set includes four pieces (vintage corset, bloomers, bunny headdress and black lace stockings) with an option to include that cute fluffy Bukowski bear (an angel bear!) with the set.

I have also made a mess of my table yet again. I have finished a new custom Pullip. She got orange eyes with star pupils and clear glass domes. Super cute with Leekeworld carrot wig and mocha skin color. Pretty pleased with the face-up too. Only thing left is to finish her dress, working on it now although somehow slow progress. Or I just feel so as I do many things at the same time (multitasking o_o)? (read more below).

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There is also this Tsukifly Autumn knitted scarf. I completed it over the last weekend, just got around to take the pictures. The model is my Aya (Luts Soo Dark Elf) and I just love how she looks in these winter garments. She is also wearing a Tsukifly cat hat. Ready for a winter outing? Can I make the snow fall from the sky for this picture?

Outline of the month:

  • Vintage Bunny MSD set – ok
  • Knitted scarf – ok
  • Pullip custom full set Akiko – mocha skin – ok

So I am pretty happy of the outcome.  And I won’t even start on those sd dresses I am working on…

Tsukifly Custom Pullip Akiko

Continuing from above. She is now completed, finally. Named as Akiko, autumn’s child to reflect the time but also her colors. Cute and delicious combination goes well with her mocha skin although I must say I am not too happy with the light in the listing pictures. If the weather is already gloomy outside, the available light is even less than the usual. I need to figure out some solution for that.

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Nevertheless, she is precious little girl up for adoption. Her OOAK dress consists of three pieces, headpiece (pink bow ties on top of each others), upper part and a frosted skirt part. I kinda feel the dress could be edible, candy colors – pink & white. She will come with a glass jar, where there are small red stones (look like candies?). These stones have holes in the middle so they are also suitable for grafting should you wish to use them.

I hope you like the new Etsy updates and thank you for the support for Tsukifly!

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~

 

(Mid)summer time

Hello hello! ~

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After a little bit cold Midsummer in Central Finland I have returned with some sales items. I was able to catch up with some of my old stuffs – pullip / blythe sized food things and some barbie furniture which I have been meaning to take photos of to post them up for sale. Fully equipped kitchen set, some random food supplies, bed with linen and so on. Further details still need to be sorted out for sales. Perfect for your Pullip kitchen plan?Papillon de nuit there as a size comparison ~

I have also mentioned few unfinished project dresses. Finally they have been completed and now up on Etsy.

First is the Pullip / pureneemo / Blythe sized turquoise summer dress. Paper flower details, tulle, lace and pearls. Base dress is made out of satine like turquoise fabric.

Next one is layered dress for Pullips (and will also fit Blythe / pureneemo). The dress has three parts, lace under top, tulle upper skirt with japanese fabric decorative waist part and light beige lace under skirt. The dress will come with a flower headband. Perfect for the lovely summer.

Turquoise summer dress and layered dress are both now on Etsy.

With this lovely summer day I took Chai Latte outside and updated some Etsy pictures.

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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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On-going projects

If I thought there were many on-going / unfinished projects around before, now there is even more. And if we count in the photoshoot plans etc. not sewing related but otherwise dolly related projects we have even more outstanding number. Challenges for me but nothing I cannot cope with in due course. One by one whistling as you go by.

As I was travelling around last week I couldn’t get the pictures of the new headdress up on Etsy or here. However, here it is. With somewhat similar design as those odd cat headdresses (still coming – teaser on Instagram) and those bunny headdresses already on Etsy. I am yet to decide is this animal or just fluffy or what. Cute in any case and on Etsy. Vanamo (Volks Kurumi) as my model. Her head is one of those “famous” Volks heads, 9-10inch, so the headdress will also go nicely for Pullips and Blythes. Colors used: white (tassels), creamy (headdress), ribbons (black).

Pullip related commission set and a white bunny hat

I finished a commission outfit for Pullip. This nurse outfit + hat were made according to a reference with with certain alterations due to size, fabric and my own visions. I am glad to see it turned out well although I had certain worries as to the sturdiness of the fabric.SAM_4672

Another commission was a soft white bunny hat with a removable bow tie. The hat has one snap fastener to allow it to be fastened under doll’s chin. The red bow tie is removable with a small safety pin to secure it.

Unrelated to dolls is my own project to make a bed cover for my own bed. I wanted something calm and white so I ended up going fabric shopping to see my options. I concluded it would cost around the same if not less to make it myself versus to buy one. So the benefits with uniqueness and the fun of making it/selecting the fabrics sealed my choice. I went for the fabrics – the core of the cover (my fabric choices on Instagram) and the other fabric. Possibly a third quilt fabric for the other side to make it more thick. Now I need to attach the other fabric on the hem of the other, to line the whole thing around. The estimated project size is around 150cm x 240cm.

At the same time two very fluffy animal hats (Lillycat 8-9inch size) and a commission white bunny hat are waiting for inside linings.

With regard to some props. For one, I finally managed to get my doll sized couch around. Additionally I found some other props which I will have to see if they are for my use or if I should offer them for sale as some of the projects I originally got them for aren’t around or relevant anymore. I shall see to that over the coming weekend.

And please check Instagram for occasional project related pictures 🙂

Chai Latte time

Meet the newest Tsukifly custom Pullip – Chai Latte~!SAM_4799

In mocha skin color she is my most peculiar creation so far. Her eyebrows are shaped like thin tree branches (in black), eyelashes have feathers and her eyes have black heart pupils.

Her Leekeworld Royal Gray wig creates a contrast against her dark face-up and skin. Tsukifly dress set included with her has four pieces: a black choker and is otherwise in light tones with a  light beige petticoat, a white lace top and an upper skirt with its waist details made out of Japanese kimono fabric. A more detailed dress where the upper skirt is attached like a corset – ribbon going through tiny lace holes.

Find her from Etsy.

Also, those tulle & lace skirts I mentioned in my last post are up on Etsy. They fit for Lillycat, MSD and Unoa/MNF sizes and there are three skirts available for now. Please find them here.

Additionally there are some headdresses I am finished with along with those I have mentioned previously. Thank you for your support so far!