Hello, Dollface

18 May

As if I needed it, I’ve found another hobby that I am slightly obsessed with. A few years ago I became fascinated with Blythe dolls. This led to the discovery of Pullip and Dal, and eventually Asian BJDs or ball jointed dolls. The first BJD I came across was Super Dollfie, and I nearly fainted when I saw the price tag. These nearly 2 foot tall, resin dolls run about $600.00 +…too rich for my blood. I’ve since discovered many types of BJDs, in varying sizes and shapes, and with varying price tags.

While looking at Super Dollfies, I came across Dollfie Plus, a 27cm vinyl doll, with an anime like face. At $18.00 for a blank doll, I figured this was a great place to start. I purchased my doll and a set of purple acrylic eyes from Volks USA. After reading a lot, and watching some tutorials on Youtube, I took a stab and my first “faceup” – painting and shading the face. I used acrylic paints, soft pastels, and a good matte sealer. Not perfect, but not bad for my first attempt. Funny, I don’t spend this much time on my own makeup.


Hooray! I finally got a new sewing machine

27 Feb

So, after weeks – maybe more like months – of researching and looking for sewing machines, I finally snagged one that I think is going to be fantastic.

After reading tons of forums and reviews, I knew I wanted a Janome machine.  Janome makes solid, dependable machines that are reasonably priced.  Being new to sewing, I wanted something reliable and easy to use, but with enough options that I can grow into it as my sewing skills (hopefully) increase.  I came across this one last week, but while compairing a few models and narrowing my decision, it sold out.  This was all in the same day.  So, I’ve been obsessively watching for it to be back in stock.   After another missed opportunity a few days ago, thanks to me not being able to move off the couch due to illness, I finally snagged one this morning.  Now comes the long wait for it to be shipped, which should only be about a week, but seems like an eternity to me.  Time to start drafting a list of projects to begin once it arrives.  YAY sewing!