Sunday, July 21, 2013

I'm a bad blogger

Really, as if you hadn't noticed but I am a horrible blogger, heck I have a hard time updating my facebook status with things more relevant than silly game requests. BUT I love reading other people's statuses and their blogs.  I've been meaning to update my blog for ages, but just never felt the true drive to do just that.  To be honest I don't really have the drive today, but here I am anyways. *shrugs*

The last few months have been filled with so many different things.  As my last post showed our oldest son left for Basic Training... well, the Army turned out not to be for him.  He came back home for about a month, but has since moved to Oklahoma to live with his birth-mother.  He is reuniting with more of his birth-family as well as another younger brother.  Today is his 19th birthday and I wish him all the best as he takes another step forward in living his own life.

My last post also introduced you to my first 16 inch 1:4 scale doll.  Since that posting, I have acquired 3 more!!! And that includes my lovely Fairyland Minifee (who started it all! lol) So I guess I better introduce you to the gang! =D

Here is Abbie (Plaid to Meet You- Ellowyne Wilde) meeting Lena (Fairyland Minifee Rheia) for the first time.  Lena arrive in June,  the day after my birthday.  In addition to her arriving, she was hand delivered by my friend Ban Sidhe, the very talented artist who did her lovely face paint.

At that point I didn't have any wigs for her and I hadn't settled on her correct eye color. (Although I totally love her in these striking aqua 'contacts'!)

I set up a little Meet- n-Greet scene on my desk. I realized that the Barbie Prince poodle I have was the perfect size to work for these girls as well.  So Prince now belongs to Lena.  You can see more of the girls first meeting on my Flickr.
 My next purchase was another 16" girl, this time from the Delilah Noir line.  This is Lily (It's 10 O'clock Delilah Noir)  I loved that she came in a set of cute PJs, but she also had a 2nd outfit, (supposedly she has an alter ego who sings in a goth/punk band) So I bought her as she was a very good value for my money. However when she arrived there was some damage to her wrist.  I contacted the store I purchased her from and they offered to replace her or the offered me her retail price in store credit. (I took that option! =D)

The above pic shows a bit of the little bedroom diorama I set up for the girls... with an invader! My cat Lightning decided that bed was the perfect size for her!  And nope, I didn't post Lily there afterwards, Lightning walked around her to curl up on the bed!

Next we have a pic with Lena and Lily... Lena finally got a wig in and we really like it!  Lena was trying to convince Lily to get dressed and go shopping. Needless to say Lena went shopping alone that day! LOL

Lena is wearing a t-shirt I sewed for her. (I just finished 2 orders for them, that totaled almost 20 shirts!!!)  Lena's shirt has a custom design on it too! I also made the book in Lena's bag.  I hope to start adding shirts, books and other 1:4 scale clothes and accessories to my shop soon!

 Last but not least is Nance... Nance is a fiery redhead! =D  Nance is originally Steampunk Delilah Noir.  This is the doll that I used my store credit on!   In this picture she has been redressed into a more casual outfit I made.  The olive green boat-neck 3/4 sleeve tee shirt and a lovely tropical floral print shirt.  THe skirt is actually reversible! And has a pretty soft polka dot print on it!  Nance is my favorite of the 2 Delilah Noir dolls.  In this picture, Nance is showing off some lovely bottles I seashells that will also be coming in my shop soon!

Sadly it seems this is the only shot I took of Nance's stock outfit before I redressed her!  I'll have to put her back into it and take some better pics as it truly is a gorgeous outfit!  It's a lush deep bronze-y color with loads of black lace. It has definite Victorian influences, but I think the Victorians would have been scandalized to see so much leg! lol

Abbie is kind of my unofficial Welcoming Committee it would seem! She loved to meet each girl and make sure they got to know the lay of the land so to speak!  Here she is wearing a fun halter style mini-dress and co-ordinating floral headband, both of which I made. The boots came from a Delilah Noir accessory pack I purchased.

I've been very busy with loads of commissions for polymer clay foods, accessories as well as sewing lots of clothes.  I'll try to update a little more about those in the near future! :-)

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you're back! I'm looking foward to see some more of your crafts :)


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