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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Marching towards summer

Last month was a productive month for me. WAIT? Which month? I have noted that I missed completely last month’s update even though I had written it ready… Better late than never, mmm? 😀

Often times I have too many ideas and too little time to get things done. Perhaps the increased light outside also has something to do with the productivity? Today is cloudy / rain but I don’t think that will keep me inside.

I want to start the day by doing this massive update so that it will be done. And then it will also serve as a recap for myself.

First I will remind you of the Lillycat Pastel deer dress setil_fullxfull.1479237711_mursSAMSUNG CSCThose pastel colors together with the deep red deer headpiece are lovely. The deer pendant in front crowns the whole dress. For me anyway. Being a deer fan myself. Not to mention I love adding details ~

March also saw an addition to Tsukifly pattern section. A PDF pattern for a simple above knee-length Unoa/Slim mini/MNF skirt. This pattern took hours longer than the Pullip/Blythe skirt because it has more shapes to make it fit around the waist. I am pleased on the outcome though. Check the pattern from here.

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Then I completed a white fleece winter coat for Tiny/Yo-SD. It has been in my project box since winter holidays… Took three months to get it finished. Lack of time?  It is made out of white soft fleece, has white pearl and bowtie details around the hem and minty ribbon to close it in front. I chose to leave the inside lining because this would have been too much for the whole. Its a little big for Mina (our model in this pic). So better fit for e.g. Soom Tinies.

Another Yo-SD/Tiny sized piece for Etsy was Color Bits tulle dream dress. Part of Vintage line as the top part of the dress is made out of hand crafted vintage lace / cotton fabric. Its very sturdy and has little details out of different laces, pearls and ribbons. Skirt part is made out of fluffy white tulle with strands of little color bits. Ribbons to attach the dress from the backside.
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The last thing for March (I think) was to complete Winter Colors knitted scarf & hat set. It is modelled by Rein, my Dollfie Dream Saber, whose head is 8-9 inch. Thus the set will fit SAMSUNG CSCdolls with that head size. E.g. Lillycat Ellana and bigger girls like Soom girls.

Now I think we are in for the April updates. Before that I want to say: Thank you for all of you who have commissioned me! I have been so happy to take on those little challenges❤

I cannot say my productivity has in anyway diminished during April. I had a pleasure to travel a bit after two years of break in between (unintentional) at the end of March and at the beginning of April. From those travels I have derived new ideas as well.

Previously I have been asked to try out making a travel pouch. So I made one. With a candy (sweet & delicious) design 🍬

Etsy currently has two tiny / yo-SD / pureneemo pouches ready made. Other sizes can be made to order. One such was one in MNF / Unoa size and another in Pullip size.  Each pouch is made of thicker outer fabric and softer inside fabric. Each end has colorful ribbons to tie the pouch and in between there are velcro pieces to close the pouch. A separate head protector is recommended to be used when your doll is travelling inside the pouch 🙂 I made one extra for Riri (Pureneemo Aika) to use as she had none of her own previously.

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I also completed three animal headbands for Tiny / Yo-SD / Unoa heads. Here the model is Yuiko, the newest addition to my doll family. I will write a longer description of her character a bit later. There are two more bunny headdresses with fleece bottoms waiting to be finished. I will add those into the listing as I get them done 🙂

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A new summer straw hat was completed. Fits for Pureneemo and Soom minigems. These are rather rare as I hardly ever find suitable straw hat bases to work with. Everytime I do, its fun. Riri also shows a little teaser for a pureneemo dress coming next month (its one of three in that size). They also fit for Blythe and Pullip.

The same dress from two angles? In a way yes. You see Yuiko and Lunette (This Souldoll cutie is currently also looking for a new home) modelling the newest addition to Etsy, the Baby Pink dress set. It is a pink Paris themed dress with a cute head bowtie. Lower layer made of tulle, decorated with bows and ribbons this dress is something your cute pink loving unoa / slim mini / MNF girl would love to have.

There is also a previously completed Walolita style outfit for Pureneemos and Pullips. You may remember seeing some teaser of the upper part of this dress set in Instagram.

il_570xN.1496598171_d0du.jpgNow the dress set is also on Etsy. The dress set comes with a head bowtie, upper shirt and separate high waist skirt and decorated Japanese ribbon as obi.

I really like this design. I had a pleasure to complete few commission of this design as well. Perhaps I should consider making one for Yuiko or perhaps Freya?

I will save a bit of stuff for the next month. I also completed another Unoa / MNF Dress of which there is a teaser in Instagram. However, it is taking me a bit longer to post it up. And while it takes a bit I conclude this post is quire full of pics already. The next one might end up looking rather empty after such a “spam”. I hope not though ^^;

More updates next month

~ Tsuki

 

August Tsukifly updates

Hello hello ~

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Here is a piece of little Mina (Aileendoll Camellia) dreaming outside.

August updates have been added to Tsukifly Etsy shop as I have just finished several pieces. I still have too many on my table to “be finished” and I will get there at some point. So far I am really happy with new designs and I am hoping they will turn out to be functional Mix & Match pieces. Rein seems to approve as she has been a great model.

Sharp eyed may have spotted preview pictures from Instagram for some of these pieces. First I have finished two pairs of Tsukifly brassieres. Colors do contrast each other as I wanted to have both “black and white” options available to start with. I am rather happy how they turned out. Fit is good and inside lining creates kind of push-up effect, more than when there is no inside lining.

 

These two designs have now been added to Etsy. Both close with hook and eye closures. Rein has M-bust which to my understanding is quite close to many mature SD bust sizes.

Secondly there are two designs of Tsukifly Summer Tops. I have several designs on my table still waiting to be finished. These are out now. Baby blue checkered summer top and a floral beige summer top with lace tie-around neck detail. Available at Etsy. In addition I shall update the listing later on as I finish more designs.

 

 

Few short bloomers have found their way to Etsy as well. Best fit for Dust of Dolls but also great on tiny sized dolls. For example under a skirt. Find them here.

Those three new listings are the new things. Otherwise I feel like I need to consider the styles of my girls again. It seems some of them didn’t turn out as I hoped with the new dresses and wigs. Well ^^; not always it goes as planned. We shall see.

Summer dolly meet-up

Summer meet-up report

Plans to have a doll party/meet-up with some special fruit juice (by me with elderflower and frozen strawberries) and other lovely edible things finally materialized. The serving itself, even if important to some degree, wasn’t the primary thing. It was all the wonderful people who came to the meet-up with their lovely girls (bjds and pureneemos alike).

From my crew there were Junia (Soom Juchy) and Hisa (Volks Lorina) .

At the beginning of the day I must admit I was concerned over the weather (after all the plan was to be outside). And this quite a strong wind had done some damage around my courtyard. It was a mess (more or less) and the wind was still blowing quite hard. Luckily the wind started to ease down by the noon time.

Two storeys of bjds and pureneemos divided in their respective camps. Unfortunately we are missing Xaya‘s little pureneemo cuties as she needed to leave a bit earlier.SAM_6261Pureneemos are so cute (u_u) I feel I might be in trouble again. Sherimi’s Lisanna was also so sweet, it was nice to see her. And all three miyadolls were so adorable together. I feel the size, being in between YoSD and MSD could be a handy one to have. They were like YoSDs stretched. Little Mocha Tory with open mouth @_@ ~

Such a fun day! ~ Thank you again everyone!

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My Hisa and Shara’s (Fyrd8th) Eiko together. Lorina power ~!

PS. More about the meet-up can be read and seen from Tiinyan‘s and Sherimi‘s blogs ~

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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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.

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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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