Sunday, 19 January 2020

Gratefulness Project ~ Dragon Army

This is just to tell you about a project that I'll be working on. I mentioned it on my goals for this year.

In 2019, I had the opportunity to move to Australia with a job offer. However, Aussie laws regarding pet imports are really strict and the procedure is quite expensive. We couldn't afford it, but our cat Bread is a family member to us. So I asked for help to the BJD community
And people helped us. Some of them even purchased all the sewing patterns on my Etsy store. Other people shared my story almost every day. Somebody donated me something on every payday. Bread had a long 15 days trip, but finally arrived to us on June.

I cannot state how grateful I am to the people of this hobby that helped me so, so much. We are still together because of the amazing hobbists. So I want to give back, as a "thank you" for all that help. I wish I could give something to every person that donated me money or purchased from my store, but I can't. However, some went out of their way to help us. And with this project, I'll be sending some dolly gifts to them.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

My 2020 Hobby Goals

Hello everybody! Here we are, in a new decade, as weird as it sounds! It does sound amazing, though. Anyways, I do hope this year is less hectic *touches wood* and that I'm able to do everything I set on these goals. So... here we go!

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Venezia's Bday!

Hello again! Yes, new goals will be posted next week; this is going to be the new tradition, because V's arrival/bday is on January 3rd! So we must celebrate my princess' bday!

Anyways, I have a thing for period dresses. And one day, I went to ALDI and they had Disney fabric squares for really cheap. I bought them, and a friend help me find some 1950's vintage patterns. Hence a pretty dress for a pretty lady happened!

Also happened what I had mentioned before: that I felt that I should change Venezia a little bit, because I felt bad about Coco not being here. Add the fact that I hated, thoroughly hated, V's Iplehouse black wig. So, I made the following changes:
  • I had 3 pairs of urethane eyes: V's hazels, Coco's blues, and a brown pair that (someday!) is going to belong to Coco's sis, Chanel. So I tried the blues and they were a win-win.
  • Next, fast forward to November, with me wrestling with that damned wig, until partner popped up the question: "Do you want a new wig for Venezia for Xmas so you stop cursing?". He did not ask on a knee, but it was more than enough for me to jump with a "Damn yes!" answer. So her new wig is from @nadena_wig on Instagram. It is an angora wig, that costed me around A$97 with shipping. I think it fits her awesomly, and I really like how brig her face gets!
  • Also, expect a new profile photo and post on March after the interview (yes, it is already written and scheduled). There are no big changes, but Venezia is going to be an actress now. So I can sew all period dresses and attribute it to period movies/series. It works!
So, without further ado (and no more text until the end), here is a Minie Mouse 1950's dress, made following vintage patterns from an Aussie vintage magazine. Of course, had to adapt them to fit the cleavage this lady has.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Happy 2020, Everybody!

And so, a decade is gone. And in two more Novembers, my blog is going to be 10 years old. I honestly can't believe it. So... apparently, the dragons in the fairy world were writing some new things (rules? wishes? laws?) for everybody to have. It is quite a short story!

Monday, 23 December 2019

Merry Xmas! (With a Story)

And xmas is here! Time for gifts, food, trees, and fighting with your cat to not make the tree fall. I knew I did the right thing by not purchasing those gorgeous baubles with  jingle bells. Anyways. I have a very little and short story to share with you for xmas. My fairies are getting in trouble.