Sunday, October 16, 2011
Well I suppose I can update even if...
I've got nothing really to share. We are still in Georgia for now. We will most likely be here until about the middle of November. We are doing well, although I must say I almost regret having the movers take our washer and dryer! But thankfully we have been having gorgeous weather, so I've been hand washing laundry and hanging it out to dry. Going to the laundramat is too expensive and takes too much time. So I don't mind the hand washing. And since we get high 70s to 80s most days, the weather is perfect for laundry.
No crafting has been done lately, since I packed everything but one small box of sewing. (Clay is too hard to do on the road) I haven't really been in the mood to sew, so I spend much of my free time playing on facebook. Yesterday was a birthday party for a dear friends' son. While we were shopping for presents we got our boys each a few things too. My husband and I each got a goodie too. Donnie got a cool remote control car and me, well I got my first Monster High doll. I decided to go with the Dead Tired Cleo de Nile.
This is their 'sleep over' line. Cleo is the most 'human' looking of the monsters and honestly I like that about her. The rest of the dolls are really cute, but It's truly a line that doesn't really interest me. So that being said, why'd I even get her? Well to be perfectly honest, it's a market that is huge and once we get moved and settled I fully intend to get back into making doll clothes and accessories. I love Barbies and figured since Monster High and Liv dolls also fall into the 1/6th scale that my creations should be featured with those dolls as well to really promote them to their fullest potential. (so yeah I'll be getting a Liv doll sometime in the future too.)
I love Cleo's face paint but think I might customize her just a little bit. Actually I already started that. lol Initially her hair was full of strands of gold mylar strands. While I liked the look of the shiny 'higlights', mylar is horrible as a fiber. It ends up as a nasty stringy mess if it gets caught wrong. So I decided to remove it all, and I love Cleo much better already. Her hair was pulled back into a 2 part half ponytail which I thought cute. I upped the ante just a bit by braiding the left and right sections for about an inch or so, then braiding the 2 braids into a single one. I really like the look. Cleo's eyes are currently green, but I am thinking about repainting them blue instead. My other 'issue' is her lips, I think they are painted too full, so I might wipe them and repaint them a little softer. I think it will take me a little while to get used to the unusual shape of the MH bodies, they are very thin, and have an odd curve to them. But I am looking forward to the challenge.
I've also been painting my nails every couple of days, but haven't been photographing them, because I guess I didn't want y'all to think ths had turned into a nails only blog. I've kind of felt that it was better not to post anything at all rather than post things that nobody is really interested in. So I don't know how often I will post for now, but hopefully there will be some nails, sewing and who knows what all else. This is what I am currently wearing. It's a custom color I mixed up that I call Turning Leaves. It's a sheer-ish pumpkin orange color that I really enjoy. It's odd because I am not normally a fan of the color orange, but it's a perfect shade for fall and October specifically. And this shade I think looks really good. I hope you enjoy it too! BTW if I ever show a shade of polish that interests you, please feel free to let me know. I am happy to share small bottles of any polishes I have, if you are willing to pay for the shipping! ;-) Later friends!