Tuesday, September 25, 2012

She's Back!

Well, Belén spent the summer with a sweet friend in California. She's back and already hard at work. I made her a little chemise. She's showing off one of my recent wig creations. I hope you enjoy her photo shoot.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Lazy Day

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Posing and such

Yes, Supia Rosy is up for auction on Ebay. Meanwhile, she's showing off how she can pose on her own and modeling some more clothing we'll need to sell.

This is an older style body. She is strung pretty well. She will tend to take a bow now and then. If I end up keeping her, I'll try to wire her torso to enhance the posing and I'll glue-suede the inside of her neck opening.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Supia Rosy has such an amazing body. She's like a larger version of Momoko. My niece helped me design some jewelry for this fun set posted on Etsy.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Gosh! It's almost June and I haven't posted since March. Ack! Where does the time go? Well, I've actually been quite busy on both the doll front and the home front.  In April, I mainly concentrated on trying to organize my patterns (both electronically and paper). This inspired a couple new fashions for my Minifee (slim MSD) dolls. Here's one of them modeled by Emelia (Mnf Woosoo).

Oh! I did make those cute undies I mentioned back in March as well. I'm still trying to perfect the cute little sports bra, but she even makes my first attempt look sweet.

Then we had a couple weeks of awesome weather. This diverted me to faceups. I found a nice photo tutorial on how to open eyes on a sleeping faceplate (http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsuki-hana/custom-01-02.html). So, my Minifee El sleeping faceplate went off to my modding chair. Here are the results.

I wasn't too keen on the eyebrows of my first faceup, so I tried another color....gray/black (pic below). I added a bit more shadow too. The results were okay I think.

But, I still wasn't happy. So, I removed all the make up and studied the faceplate again. I thought the modded El eyes gave his face more of a Lishe look. I went back to my pastels and pencils and....voilà!  El became...Ellie.

So, you see...I have been busy and having lots of fun along the way. Stop back again. I hope to post again sooner this time.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sewn wig, hats, poncho and slippers?

Okay. So I tried my hand at sewing a wig cap using a tutorial provided by Antique Lilac (http://www.antiquelilac.com/tiny-mohair-wig-tutorial.html). The size was perfect, but I did cause a little bit of shrinkage when I sewed on the wefts. The key is NOT to PULL when backstitching.  Here's the results. (Same wig, different head Chicline sculpts)

Well, I was so pleased with my crocheting skills that I pulled out my various patterns found online (many for American Girl doll or Barbie) and ended up with a couple of hats and scarves, a set of leggings, a poncho, and slippers! What a blast. Here are some pics of my February endeavors.

You can find the pattern for these darling little slip-ons here. Thanks Wovenflame! (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wovenflames-doll-slippers

What's next? Well,  underwear of course! I've already made my first set.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Applied or Sewn...That is the question

This month I'm going to try my hand at creating Applied wigs. These types of wigs start with a custom wig cap for a particular doll. The wefts can be either glued or sewn onto the created wig cap.  I found a couple of instructions both online (forums and tutorials) and in doll books and magazines (like Doll News). I kind of mixed the methods together as I went along for the first trial.

This is the same wig on Chicline dolls. I really liked how this one came out. I did glue on the wefts. The next one I'd like to actually sew on the wefts and see what the differences are.


Since I had the both Toran and Gabriella out...I had to take a few more pics. Enjoy!