Saturday, September 24, 2016

Knitting Project for Calina

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen some of my struggles with knitting. My mom is teaching me, and I selected a not-so-easy project to start with *facepalms*. Anyways, since it is taking me more than I thought to finish it and get nice photos, I though "why not to write about the project and show some WIPs here?". So this is what this post is about!

I'm attempting to do a knitted Totoro-inspired sweater for Calina, my mom's doll. I also wanted to do a full outfit for her, including: a panty, a tank top, a skirt, and some socks. I haven't finished (or even started!) the socks yet.

That is Calina with what I made of clothing for her so far. I also posted a photo on Instagram (see here) where the panty can be seen. Okay, let's talk more about the knitting under the cut!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bags & Shoes ~ Etsy Update

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a new Etsy update my mom did. This actually includes new models of boots, moccasins and three new types of bags! I personally love how they turned out, but I wanted to share it with you.

All photos link to the listing page on Etsy, so feel free to click them out and check them! All items are for MSD and footwear for MNF A-Line, but we can make it in any size upon request, so don't worry about asking :D

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Penny Dreadful in Miniature

Another sewing post! I hope I'm not annoying with these, I've been sewing non-stop since a couple months already, and I want to share my results.

This time, I was commission by the amazing meganandherdolls (that is her Instagram name, she is on DoA too!). This commission was originally for another outfit, but then she asked me if I could do an Edwardian-inspired dress for a Withdoll girl. The gown is actually a replica of one of Penny Dreadful's (it is a TV show, actually).

The outfit in question was from Season 2 Episode 2. You can see a sitting photo here, and a closeup of the neck here. It was quite a challenge finding photos of this outfit, so we made a Pinterest board to keep track of the images I found, some patterns, and also other Edwardian clothing that could gives us hints on the skirt, mostly.

Anyways, here are some photos! As always, I have anecdotes and I will share them between photos :D

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Interview with Souldoll

Hello everybody! It is that time of the month, and a new interview is here! This time, the spotlight is on Souldoll, and the interview has been answered by J.H.Lee, Souldoll's CEO. As always, the interview is in both English and Spanish, and all images were used with permission.Remember you can click on the photos to go to the sales page :D

So without further ado... enjoy!

Hello! Thank you for allowing me to interview you!
Hello! Thank you for your suggestion. We would be happy to do this interview. I am J.H Lee, CEO of Souldoll, also in charge of art directing.
¡Hola! ¡Muchas gracias por permitirme entrevistarlos!
¡Hola! Gracias por sugerirlo. Estamos muy felices de hacer esta entrevista. Soy J.H. Lee, CEO de Souldoll, también a cargo de la dirección artística.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

26 Things About Me

Omni, a Hemera-Maru owned
and painted by Rikkistar.
Hello everybody!! I know I'm late to the party of this meme, but I thought I would do it anyways :D However, since I do not like sharing personal stuff, I will do a modification on it: all 26 things are about me on the hobby, my thoughts, anecdotes, and other things. I also included photos attempting to diminish the wall-of-text feeling! Hope you will find it interesting or funny.

I also need to thank Hasel and Tsumo from the Discord BJD chat, for helping me come up with some words for this meme, because my brain was fried xD

Artist's Dolls

I have always admired artists dolls. In fact, Calina is one, although her artist (Morla) wasn't able to make many of them, or sell them abroad. I think that in this moment, my favorite artist dolls are those from MDR (you can read her interview here).

Body Blushing

I must confess, I have seen some amazing and breath-taking body blushing. For example, MisMantis' work on her Cerisedolls, although you should check her blog, it is full of stunning blog. Another one I do love, is RikkiStar's work on her Hemera-maru (see the photo!), because I find it not only cute but also so original!
However, none of my dolls have body blushing, and -for now- I don't think any of them (or the planned ones) will get body blushing. Since I sew so much and change them so much, I think it will be too risky and too expensive to maintain, since I cannot do it by myself.