…is done! I gave this Blythe scalp bangs. I love bangs and don’t see them as often anymore. This rooted scalp is listed in my Etsy shop at http://www.stephanieasmith.etsy.com and is ready for its forever (or for now:) head.
I’ve already chosen the colours for my next scalp on offer. Blonde, copper and rose. I am really looking forward to seeing these colours together!
Even with less than 10 days until our cross country move, I still make time for doll stuff. I can’t resist taking time to play! I’ve been working on a new size 5 Monster High wig and it is now available in my Etsy shop at http://www.stephanieasmith.etsy.com . I was wanting to share a during picture earlier, but with packing…here is in process and finished pictures, I am very proud of this one!
I have also been working on a custom order for glorious bright pastel shades. These are for wonderful fellow in California, who I very much hope will like them!
I hope that everyone enjoyed the eye candy. I am going back to packing and hoping to squeeze a little more doll time out of the day:):)
Well, in a total effort to get ready for the cross the Country move from Georgia to California in a pick up truck pulling a 6 x 12 foot trailer with my husband, 2 teenagers, myself, a dog and two cats, I have been committing the ultimate destash. All this is going, going, gone tomorrow.
But, although, I am doing a total reevalution of our belonging while packing, I do make time for dolls. I have some orange suri alpaca doll hair drying and multitude of pastels colours drying as well. I have these lovely green ones finished for a custom. The lady who has ordered these lovely lock is making a mermaid. I hope she sends me pictures when it is done. Love seeing!!
And, so many exciting things to talk about! To add to the glorious excitement, I have finished my Blythe reroot! So glad that I could get this done before we go. I still want to add her eyelashes. Mainly so I don’t lose them in the move. Things always dissappear when moving! But here is my damaged girl in progress one step closer to fin…..
I was going into this thinking Prairie Faery theme, but now she says that her name is Madelaine and her friends call her “Maddy”. She likes Bonfires at night, going mudding in the Spring and fishing all year round.
I find all the time that a doll will develop its own personality when customizing. It is always an adventure to get know who she or he really is going to be when you are done.
Well back to packing for me. Wishing you all well!
Yes, that is right. We are moving to California next month. The decision was finalized last night and we plan to head to a sweet little house in Northern California the first week of October.
This puts us one giant, from the East Coast to the West Coast, step closer to our dream of moving to Oregon. Our plan is to stay at this lovely abode for about a year and move off from their to the beautiful state of Oregon.
We will be driving across the Country with kids, dog and cats pulling a trailer full of our lives behind us in the truck It should be quite the adventure!
I will be leaving my shop open during the cross country trip and mailing any purchases made upon our arrival to our new home between homes. Of course, I plan to comb beautiful alpaca locks during the ride. I should get quite a few locks ready to go during our road trip. Beautiful long alpaca fresh to offer upon our arrival!
I had a long internal debate deciding on the hair colours. I had done her face up and then I thought to change her to a raven theme, but I figured that I would stick to my original plan. As a seller of doll hair, waiting for the hair was just a matter of the time it took to create it. I know that a Blythe reroot takes about 1.5 to 2 ounces and that there is more like 3 ounces on the photo, but I always like to have extra on hand. Better safe than sorry.
The hair is now decided on and ready and I await the scalp to arrive for my poor damaged darling. I can’t wait to get to the rerooting part.
If you wish for a batch of hair like the above (or any other colours) I love taking custom orders and can be contacting through my shop on Etsy at: http://www.stephanieasmith.etsy.com
I’ve still got to find where I put the eyelashes that I want to use. I have some lovely thick featherly looking ones that I have been wanting to find the perfect girl for and I do think that she is it! A bit of dusting with pearl ex with make them just spectacular.
But first, before an eyelash hunt. I shall be taking apart my sewing machine. I had some wonderful suggestions from the wefixit group. I will let you all know how it turns out! fingers crossed and looking forward to the arrival of my sidewinder, either way.
I chose my fabric and prewashed, ironed, cut out all the pieces for 9 doll dresses, ironed them all with starch (I find it easier to sew little pieces when starched:), chose my matching threads and went to load the bobbins, but my bobbin winder on my sewing machine has quit on me…arghhh!
Well, not entirely quit. It winds very, very slowly…far too loosely and makes a snarled mess of the whole bobbin. The sewing machine (it is a kenmore) works fine when the bobbin winder is forward for sewing, though.
Not knowing what to do, I contacted a doll clothes sewing group that I am a member of for help. The group is firstname.lastname@example.org They are such kind people!They told me about a sewing machine repair group (who knew!!!) that is also on yahoo. ‘wefixit’ and they told me about a wonderful thing, which it seems that everyone knows about except me, called a sidewinder!
So I joined the group and am waiting to hear back and see if they have a solution or, at least, a solution that I can do within my skill set. And, I told my Mom about the sidewinder. So, my dear sweet Mom has ordered me one. Thank you, Mom!!!
For others who have never heard of a sidewinder, I can not be the only one, it is a bobbin winder that is seperate from your machine. It is small and portable and puts the thread on the bobbins. Yay! Great idea whoever invented it! I hope that you made millions!!
So, while I wait for my sidewinder to arrive, here sits all the little dress pieces:
Now, I have not been ideally waiting. I have made another lovely batch of doll hair for my shop. Bay black. Gorgeous and soft hair. I love the natural dark chocolate colours that this fleece has: