Summer turning towards Autumn

Hiya everyone!

It has been a rather hot summer, even in Finland. My solution was to seek lower weather temperatures from Northern Finland but I am afraid I did not succeed in that very well. It appeared to be even more hot there during the time I was around… Oh well. I had a wonderful summer holiday in any case. Although, I must admit I didn’t get much done. I say it was because of the weather, lack of materials around and all the other stuff taking my time. So now is time to settle back home and concentrate on sewing and planning.

I did manage to do some doll related things for my own girls. They have been somewhat neglected for quite a while. Just to see how much I managed to create the following list:

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  1. Freya (Lillycat Ellana) got a lovely upper body blush and manicure. I absolutely love how she is more lively. A big thanks to my friend who assisted with her blushing and got me around doing it.
  2. Yuiko (Unoa Elder Ange) got the same treatment as Freya. I have been eyeing on her hands ever since she arrived and finally got around to do something for them. Tiny remnants of some red color really bothered me between her nails. Leftovers of her previous “life”.
  3. Junia (Soom Minigem Juchy) got a lovely blushing on her wings and fairy legs. I need to search for tiny S-hooks to get her legs on, in the mean time I enjoy seeing her with just those gorgeous wings. I don’t think the first try own made mohair wig looks all that bad either. So cute little fairy I have ^-^
  4. Mili arrived (Soom Picro) and she also has a gorgeous blushing, her fantasy parts shaded with yellow. I got around naming her. I am still undecided as to her style and wig but time will show. Her name comes from a specific coral name in Latin.

So I think I have done something with my own dolls. More than usual at least. Now I want to take pictures of them. So will be spamming flickr, instagram and this blog.

Above few pictures of Mili as I took her outside. And yes, I would like to do the same with all my dolls but who knows when I will get around to do it…

Etsy shop has new additions in Dust of Dolls size. Night Dust dress (picture 1 from left), Yellow violet polkadot bloomers (picture 2) and a combo picture of all three dress additions for Dust of Dolls over the summer. Check both Mix & Match and Dust of Dolls sections to find the above from Tsukifly Etsy.

Other new additions include a walolita styled outfit set for Unoa / MNF / Slim mini sized dolls modeled here by Yuiko (Unoa Elder Ange). The outfit consists of two parts, Kimono styled shirt ending above belly and a high-waist skirt with tiny details in front. The skirt is made by using the pattern also available through Etsy. Dress set here and the pattern here.

Then we have Riri (Pureneemo Aika) who is showing off the pureneemo/Blythe/Pullip outfit set which comes with a Tsukifly diamond deer band. Take a further look here.

To be expected // Coming Soon

Now I am working on a Pullip custom, she will be available I hope at the end of August. Currently planning her wig and outfit. Just completed a nice box for her.

There will be a set of different sized simple petticoats made from a golden tulle coming in later this month.

I am also working on a sale post to be posted on this blog. Just to keep track of all the second hand dolly stuff I have for sale. It will be easier for you to see them as well. I will also have separate sale post for some of the items on different Forums, Facebook and Intagram. Btw, if you would like to add me as a friend on Facebook, you can find me with ID Sofia Tsukifly.

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2018 January is here ~!

Hello hello ~!

The new year has started rolling and agenda is full of new ideas to try out. Including colors, lots of lace, ribbons and bow ties and of course some black and white to balance out.

Tsukifly New year’s promises: 1) In 2018 I will focus on making more complete outfit sets in different sizes. 2) I shall make at least one new listing every month on Etsy.

For January that 1 new listing target has been reached as Dark Seamstress dress set in SD/DD size was added on Etsy yesterday. I have been finishing these in progress SD/DD dresses as my priority for now. Last month the time keeper and now the dark seamstress. I am pleased they both are now completed.

 

Dark Seamstress was inspired by various little sewing related details I have sewn into the dress set. Most of them around the layered upper skirt and on the arm band. The set has 7 parts and it can be warn by various SD / DD sized dolls. Hisa (Volks Lorina) has been acting diligently as my model ~

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I have been meaning to try out making an alpaca wig for Junia (Soom Juchy). She has been wearing her default for far too long. She would also need some new clothes as he dress she is now is far too dark for her. I am rather pleased what comes to wig. Especially as this is my first try in making one. Such a lovely alpaca hair in just right color ~! It came out a lot fluffier than I perhaps intended but no harm done. Now I certainly have some extra for few little braids. The wig size of Soom faery tends to be tricky too, so this way you are sure to get a wig that fits ^-^

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I have been making more diamond deer headbands. First batch with slightly rosy color diamonds is currently on Etsy. Later will have another batch with slightly violet color diamonds, so keep an eye on the updates. Freya (Lillycat Ellana) is such a pretty lady with her new Leekeworld wig. I just love those blue stripes ~

What is coming next? I will complete new dresses in Yo-Sd size (two in progress). Additionally I am working on a Pullip dress set and few commissions so we shall see what is the schedule of new things for Etsy.

Thank you for your support!

~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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A very special salad and a Milk Tea restock from Taiwan

Since when did my dolly blog turn into a food and lifestyle blog? Gradually apparently. (^o^;) Don’t worry, this is occasional but there are certain other things I like to share with you from time to time.

Let’s start with this very special salad. Since it was a gorgeous day on Friday, weather was sunny and warm, everything turning green and flowers blooming, I wanted to mark it somehow. As I love making different kind of salads I thought here I have a great opportunity. This is one of my special favorites with a very Finnish and local specialty called bread cheese (Originally from Southern Ostrobothnia, Northern Finland and Kainuu.).

Recipe (how to make your own): 

Ingredients: 1/3 cucumber, chopped; any salad you like, the amount you prefer (I used oak leaf salad); a good slice of bread cheese (any other cheese will do as well); one spring onion, chopped; blueberries.SAMSUNG CSCAfter taking the ingredients out and chopping the ones that need chopping / slicing just put them together and a great salad is done for you to enjoy. Tip: if you like sweet, I would recommend some honey on top of the salad to give it extra sweet flavor.

I also had a great pleasure to stop by at the Post office on my way home to pick up a package from my dear friend Irene ~ When I was visiting her previously I was hooked to these Milk tea things. They are great in flavor and may be stored for quite a long while. Also work friendly, easy to take with you if only hot water is available. Apparently now they have new flavors (!!). I also got some nice fabrics to use for the dresses. These will go well with some of the fancy pattern fabrics I have or just on their own.

SAM_5560As you may guess these Milk Tea bags are not generally sold/available in Finland. So far I have found one place that has occasional stock of 3:15 PM brand, in one flavor only. And I know they have close to ten to choose from! Once I got home and opened the package my little fairy Junia went to inspect the pile of Milk Tea found from inside.SAMSUNG CSCThe amount of milk tea totally caught me off guard! Thank you dear!! Four different flavors to test and compare: Sun Moon Lake; Roasted; Early Grey and Matcha Latte from another brand (Barista Coffee).

Milk Tea Table – a comparison table 

Roasted Milk Tea (3:15 PM) – Most basic / traditional by flavor. Similar to black tea + milk with hint of added sweetness.

Early Grey Milk Tea (3:15 PM) – Most distinct in flavor, Basis in Early Grey black tea, perhaps its the bergamot that makes the difference?

Sun Moon Lake Milk Tea (3:15 PM) – Sweetest flavor of these three. Flowerlike taste. Reminds me of the 3:15 PM Rose flavor. My favorite.

Matcha Latte (Barista Coffee) – Matcha is great in flavor, again sweetness comes with it. Less hassle compared to if you make your own Matcha all the way through. Not in a separate tea bag though, Matcha powder is loose in the bag itself. Need to watch out how to open.

Flavors and their descriptions are my interpretations of them. Perhaps they will serve as an indication what to expect / which one to choose depending on whether you prefer a more sweet or less sweet option. In any case I totally recommend you to have a try if you come across them somewhere.

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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Monthly Update: March

First weekend of yet another month is before us. A great opportunity to share some of what has been done around here.

It has been rather dark and I haven’t had many chances to take proper pictures of some of the pieces I have completed. This weekend I feel I had a bit more luck with that. Not exactly a sunny day, but still bright enough to get my camera in focus.

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Tsukifly lacy layers skirt (Lillycat/Slim SD)

Let’s start with a skirt design. Many layers of black lace with a pattern fabric waist piece. This waist piece may be hidden under a shirt etc. or it can be used to create a great detail for the outfit along with its buckle. In this display picture the skirt is used with a longer underskirt and to my eyes is a great addition to the outfit.

NB: the other side of the skirt has been made longer than the other on purpose to create a detail.

In my previous post two of the Lillycat Cerisedolls sized corset designs were completed. Following the tests with the created pattern, two additional corsets have been completed since then. A short greenish one and white with light-blue details. Both of these new ones have a corset lacing/braiding on both sides to add in details.

All of these three pieces will be added and available in Etsy in due course.

I have been experimenting with a cape design, but that is so far from being completed that I shall leave it to some other occasion.

Additionally a “forever project” has finally been continued. Having Freya and Sheri around seem to give me strange inspiration to proceed with writing their story. This time in a proper manner. So far it has consisted of a pile of short stories without any order, but over the time the order has formed. Only that I have shamefully decided to disregard this fact – I haven’t done anything to place the stories I have written so far into their proper order. Now I have started with this, so much so, that the first Chapter of this sequence  has been completed. A good basis to continue from.

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Freya [Lillycat Cerisedolls Ellana] and Sheri [Soom Sweet Witch], the two main characters of the story. Here they might seem friends but “the truth” may well be completely different…