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Sunday, October 19, 2014

How very odd

I find myself exceedingly excited to be working on a larger scale.
The possibilities for decoration and adornment are virtually limitless.

Basically, at this scale I can pull most of the tricks I'd pull at full size, but with 1/3 the material requirements!

I'm very excited to get this first project done and sold and then start working on new designs!

Some of the inspiration images.
I am combining both versions of the witch for my design.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Testing testing 1 2 3

So, I created a pattern and a test dress for this 70cm Bobobie doll.
It's very interesting to see the differences a change in scale makes.

Friday, October 17, 2014

There's a joke in there somewhere.....

The studio is finished.


So, I am taking this blog in another new direction.
I don't have the time for a lot of repairs anymore, which means I will be limiting my machine purchasing and/or repairing efforts.

Instead I am focusing more and more on the doll side of things.

I've been working on outfits for the Monster High dolls:

As well as the 1/6th scale Obitsu ball joint dolls:

And I decided to take a leap further.
Into the 1/3 scale field.
She's 70cm, and green.
So I'm going to do the Wicked Witch of the West/Elphaba!

But that requires drafting an entirely new set of patterns..

Friday, June 13, 2014

Life changes and lack of sleep

So, it's been a while since I've updated this blog at all...
Which isn't too surprising given that I haven't really done anything with machines or crafting in what seems like forever.
We bought a new house and moved, and I have beeen working on that house ever since.
It's going to be awesome when it's done, and I am going to have a MASSIVE crafting studio with a nice view of Mt. Hood...

(yes this is the actual view from the studio)

It's the getting from point A to point B that is kicking my behind.

Add to that another bit of fun:

When we moved we used Comcast's mover's edge thingy to move our accounts to the new location...except.. they didn't and I lost all my email accounts.


Thursday, January 16, 2014


I recently decided to run a comparison test between Mettler thread and Gutterman.

I went into it with a set of preconceived notions, all of which turned out to be false.

I expected the Mettler to be better thread. Less linty and better quality.
It wasn't.

The Gutterman thread shed a LOT less and broke far less often.

And it's cheaper!
This dress is finished and going up on the etsy shop :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Too much

There's just too much gibberish out there.
It makes me want to become a hermit.
But, then again, I'd still have to deal with other people, I just wouldn't be aware of the current mores.

I'm tired of idiots pushing their particular religious beliefs as law.
Or rather, the fraction of their religious beliefs that lets them persecute a minority group.

The Old Testament condemns homosexuality?

It also condemns BACON.

and shrimp.

and denim.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's kind of funny

Each time I start a project I always am assailed by self doubt and fear.
I worry that I just can't do it, that I am not good enough at sewing.
Or that the idea itself is stupid and flawed and I should just not waste time on it.

Which can all together be quite paralyzing.

Someday, I will be better than that.
Someday I won't tear open my own wounds and I will accept my skills as what they are.

But for now..
I just keep plodding forward!