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:):)
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 have very much missed sewing. I have not done much of it recently as the scissors that I had could not cut air much less fabric. Finally, I ordered a new pair of scissors. Not the cheap dollar ones that don’t cut when new, but a pair of real scissors. Gingher brand scissors. They have arrived and they work like a dream! They even cut thick leather! I may be left handed, but I always use right handed scissors. I am funny that way!
Now, my projects tend not to be so ambitious as thick leather, but I have started on an outfit that will fit my J-Doll girl:
I have started on the sleeveless jacket for the new outfit. I prefer to sew my little doll clothes all by hand with tiny stitches and I blanket stitch all of the edges to prevent raveling. I do want them to last!
I plan on offering many BJD and Blythe outfits in my Etsy shop (www.stephanieasmith.etsy.com) in the near future. It is a great change of pace from the doll hair that I do so love to make. I enjoy looking at my work table and seeing this:
and knowing that soon any number of beads or trims, fur or feathers might be added to the creative adventure.