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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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.

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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

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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 ~

Tsukifly spring updates

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With the lovely sunshine over the weekend mornings I ventured out of the bed early to have a photoshoot with Freya. Some of the Tsukifly creations got updated pictures. Like the above Black/Gold framed dress.

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I have kept mentioning this walolita outfit in some of my previous posts and finally, here it is. It is a 5 piece outfit set with japanese red bunny fabric kimono styled bolero, pleated red upper skirt, white lace under skirt, bow tie obi and a flower headdress. A great outfit set for the coming summer time with cute little details. Sleeves are elbow length in traditional kimono style. Find the outfit set from Etsy: Red Walolita outfit.

I was inspired to try out the making of panties. So a complete set for Lillycat was created. The white corset style top was already on offer alone but I thought it needed the panties to complement it. Now I am happy with the outcome. Check the updated listing here: Lillycat white underwear set.

Previously I took the picture with Lunetta showing off the winter style by Tsukifly. The Duffle coat was part of the set but not yet available through Etsy. I assure you this cute and fluffy duffle will be available shortly. Some of the pictures still need to be resized.

Pullip fever and Tsukifly vintage month

Done and dusted.

Oh? You would like to have a bit more to read than the headline and one sentence? Sure. I will gladly elaborate on that request.

I haven’t actually got any Pullip that was original release by Groove. However, I previously had a great fancy over the Red Riding Hood Pullip – still do actually. When the time is suitable I may still consider getting her.

Another, intriguing new release coming in (although release is delayed till March I hear) is Pullip Optical Alice. I like her outfit and the overall design of her. While something didn’t strike me quite right with the Red Queen Pullip I might consider this one.

Overall, from the three Pullips I mentioned above and now that I look at the pictures again, I still feel like wanting to get my own Red Riding Hood at one point or another… We shall see whether I feel tempted by this new Optical Alice after its release…

Tsukifly Vintage Month

I strongly feel the headline is already kind of self-explanatory. February for Tsukifly has a theme of Vintage. What this means in practice is that the outfits for Etsy for February are both styled and made from vintage materials. All fabrics, laces and materials have been fully washed before any sewing has taken place. Additionally pieces are largely hand-fitted and hand-sewn as they are delicate. Still, I have found they are surprisingly sturdy and generally have lovely shade of white/off-white colors. I am a huge fan of these fabrics~

I have come to conclude that this practice of mine trying to choose a specific size for a month didn’t really work. It is more how I feel, for which size I have inspiration to sew for. Thus, trying to set such a restriction was a no-go. Therefore I will try this more lenient approach with themes ^-^

At least for February setting a theme was easy. As I stumbled across my fabric boxes I found all these nice laces. I call that an inspiration. While I wasn’t feeling quite well for the last months of the year 2016 it was all the more nice to be through my fabrics once again to have an idea what is in there. A lot. It seems to be that you can never have enough of fabrics. Always in need to this and that. Or the pieces aren’t big enough. Or something else isn’t quite right for the design etc.

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So, for the vintage themed month of February Tsukifly store will have few theme related additions coming up. Let’s start with what I completed first. A vintage style outfit set for slim mini/MNF/Unoa size. The set will come with a white/off-white colored one-piece dress and a tulle skirt. I especially like how the different fabrics and laces came together. I used five different laces / lace fabrics and two ribbons. This will also fit flat chest MSDs as it is tied from the backside with that minty ribbon, so there is room for adjustment.

Second with more vintage feeling (?) is a Dollfie Dream (DD) dress. Rein is M-bust with Dollfie Dream Sister body, but the dress was made so its SAMSUNG CSCnot too tight but instead has an airy feeling to it. Overall more of a classical style. For this I used also five different lace fabrics / laces. The lace collar/choker with a ribbon is separate from the dress. Zipper on the back side to make it easy to take off and put on.

Now that I come to think of it… The vintage lace dress is probably also first full outfit for DD size in Etsy. I remember completing few of the lace tops previously but they don’t count as an outfit. So happy for that as well! Teasers of the dresses here, more info, pictures etc. on Etsy ^^ I hope you like them!

Lately I have gone through my unfinished/in-progress box and all the stuff I have found! They are what the box is for – still unfinished/half-done but I intend to get around to finish them one by one at some point. First was this legwarmer/armwarmer pair for MSD/Unoa size. I have had them knitted for ages but they were missing finishing touches. Here they are. Finally. I do like how they look on Lune but then again she will not get to keep them. I still need to figure out what kind of style I would like for her… Bloomers, lace top and a short skirt perhaps?