Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Girls

new girls
Cherry (Dainty Biscuit)
? (Simply Mango)
Sugar (Simply Lilac)
Apple (Enchanted Petal)

And my grail girl, River (Gentle River)!

Now I've got to get to customizing and wardrobing!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Home

I've posted pics of my new home here.
I love it here. 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hello friends.

I'm really sorry I've been so absent here... the truth is I haven't been up to much craftiness, and it might be slow going for awhile.  Long story short, Chris and I are splitting, and I am moving to Nevada City in the next couple months...
Nevada City
...which is the good part of all of this.  I'll keep y'all updated as I make the transition and get back on track with the makin' of stuffs.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A couple birthday presents!

Violet Corsage for Amber
Violet Corsage for Amber
(Assorted worsted wool yarns)

Flower Corsage for Jaime 
Flower Corsage for Jaime
(Assorted worsted mohair & wool yarns)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Flickr Meme

This meme has been going around the Blythe peeps on flickr lately:4x4 Meme

I was tagged by diana (whitefridaynight)!

4 favorite places to shop:
-Anthropologie (even though I can't afford anything there... I like the inspiration)
-Paxton Gate
-Rockridge Market Hall

4 favorite smells:
-pine forest

4 "things" that make me smile:
-baby animals
-interspecies friendship

4 people tagged for this meme: (see flickr)

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Laika!

Happy Birthday, Laika!
It’s her birthday today… Happy 4th my love!
Click here for more pics ♥

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Friends

So, these ladies all need names still:
Look who's here!
Fairyland PukiPuki Pipi Red Bell
New Girls
Dollstown Seola (7 year body) and Fairyland LittleFee Ante

Any name suggestions? There are more pics here...
I'm working on some face-ups (painting the faces, for the non-dolly peeps) and a couple custom Blythes are in the works too! 

Friday, January 8, 2010

I really am sorry.

No, really.  I have a some good excuses, I swear!  2009 was the worst year of my life, but 2010 is a good number for a new beginning, right?  I'm trying to do some evaluation, reorganization, and re-prioritizing of life right now...
Anyway, I'm catching up here now!
Here's some things I made for Xmas:
Mug Cozy
Mug Cozy for Mom
Knit in KP Main Line from a Knitpicks kit

Stocking for Rhiannon
Stocking for Rhiannon
Commission by her grandparents- knit in Lamb's Pride from a Mason-Dixon pattern.  “Rhiannon” BARELY fit. I lined the stocking with polarfleece so the fair isle wouldn’t get messed up with use…

Also, I did start doing that tumblr thing a bit- check it out if you have a chance...
Aftermath: Double rainbows are okay if you're into that kind of thing.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ready for the cold...

Mukluks Mukluks
Mowat Mukluks
Pattern from Interweave.
Knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and
Crystal Palace Yarns Splash Print.
-Please ignore my knees. Good God.-

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hallowe'en Dresses!

The ladies dressed up for Hallowe'en!
Dolly Halloween

I made these dresses:
I made Annika a Halloween dress!I made Lula a Halloween jumper!

And these cat ears:
I made Lemon Drop some cat ears!

There's more pics (with pics from the San Francisco Hallowe'en Blythe Meet, too!) here!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My First Blythe Custom!!!

So, I got into Blythe in the first place because of all of the beautiful custom work I had seen, so I dove in right away! It did take me a lot longer than I thought it would, but that was mostly because of the distractions inherent in being easily distracted by my other thousand hobbies.
Before & After:
My First Custom!  Before & After
She began as an ADG Perfect Parfait, already customized... So I suppose my first custom was also my first rescue! That squiggly thing on the side of her face is sharpie or paint pen or something, and the eyelids were painted without opening up the head, so paint was all over the edges of the sockets :( (The before pics were from the seller, not me...)

Much work was done!
Work done: Sandmatted, Pastel Makeup, Painted Eyelids, New Lashes, Sleep Eyes, Gaze Lift, Carved Lips, Eyes, Reshaped Nose, Mohair Reroot, Neemo Flection Body, and Glass Pulls. You prolly have to be into Blythe to know what any of that means.
Her name is Moth now.

O Hai!
More pics here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Well, well.

It seems that two of my life long dreams have come true:

1) The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a program where you can spend the night. In the building. I KNOW. I can't even think about this without squealing. *squeal*! See, I told you.

2) Speaking of squealing, I know you have probably already heard, but: tiny piggies. THAT YOU CAN KEEP AS PETS. I have always said that if pot-bellied pigs stayed small, I'd be all over that! Eeeeeep!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dolly Tea Party. For reals.

Tea Party
Mini Blythe meet at Lovejoy's Tea Room in SF! It was really lovely... I highly recommend, even if you have no dollies (^_~) Yum yum food and sweet atmoshere- and an excuse to dress up! Flickr set here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another one!

lil cuckoo
Also from Doug & Kathryn ♥
Well, not technically a cuckoo, I suppose... nothing pops out. But the water wheel on the side turns!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New glasses! And haircut! And pincurls!

I gots me some new glasses.
New glasses! And haircut! And pincurls!
I was inspired by the glasses on ladies like Anja and Piksi... I tried one like a hundred vintage frames, but they just didn't fit my face right. But we wandered into a store that had a great selection of vintage-inspired frames, and there they were! Yaaaaaaaay!
Also, haircut. I was putting my longish hair up in braids on top of my head for a couple months straight, so it was time to chop. Also, pincurls. I don't think I did them right- they didn't look any different than curler curls, but I suppose it saves time in the morning!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Licca Fun

My Liccas had a tea party.
Time for tea!
There's more pics here!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome to the dollhouse.

It's getting there... The bedroom & kitchen are pretty much done:
I papered the walls & floors (I made the house from a kit) and added Sylvanian Families furniture and Rement accessories. The Petite Blythes look pretty happy with it, I think. I'm still on the hunt for some living room furniture... and there's a craft room being worked on, too!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

I asked Kathryn & Doug to keep an eye out for me on their frequent antique outings for a cuckoo clock, but I didn't have high hopes- they're so expensive on the 'bay!
But! Look!

Big Cuckoo
A VERY reasonably priced german cuckoo clock! It's so beautiful, people. It works, supposedly, but I don't know how to string the chains through the bottom correctly (I have the pinecone weights, too)... Does anyone know how to do it?
So, I had to have one for the dollhouse, too, of course:
Tiny Cuckoo
More dollhouse pics tomorrow...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chris's Bday

Some of Chris's Bday gifts:
Gangs of SF Shirt
Gangs of San Francisco shirt I picked up at Renegade SF... It took me forever to pick one out- every shirt they make is AWESOME. They are all based on historical San Francisco Bay areas and groups.
Owly Shadow Puppets Valentine
Owly Shadow Puppets Valentine
Snarky Valentines from Owly Shadow Puppets (same peeps I got the Yeti from)! It's a good thing my man has the same sense of humor as me.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Collodian Shoot

Doug & Kathryn have been taking a lot of collodions lately... they had me model for some:
This one's my favorite:
They gave these three to Chris for his birthday. I love playing dress-up, so don't be surprised if there are more to come!