Packed and Ready for the Move

We were planning to leave on our cross country move on the 5th, but we are ready to start the drive so we will be leaving tomorrow. Our cat, however, has done his own packing…..

Packed and Ready Cat
Packed and Ready Cat

I will write when we get to California. Safe travels everyone!

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New Monster High Wig, New Hair Colours and Moving Count Down

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!

In Process
In Process
Brunette Frost Wig from far away....
Brunette Frost Wig from far away….
Brunette Frost Wig
Brunette Frost Wig
Brunette Frost Wig close up
Brunette Frost Wig close up

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!

Bright Pastels
Bright Pastels
Bright Pastels Peach and Pink
Bright Pastels Peach and Pink
Bright Pastels Blue and Green
Bright Pastels Blue and Green

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:):)

California or Bust

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.

House in California
House in California

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!

Prairie Fairy….Awaiting the scalp

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.

Great hair makes everything better!
Great hair makes everything better!
Suri Alpaca Hair
Suri Alpaca Hair

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.

How I did a Pink Alpaca Reroot on a Blythe

shown in pictures:):) But, I started with the raw hair, washed and dyed it, and…

Getting the alpaca on the needle

 

getting started:

inside view

 

outside view

 

continueing on

 

on the inside

 

getting hairy
front side of done-lace to hide flanges

 

Done-back side

 

With the red light on

Have fun! I did!