Weekend projects: Bedroom clean up, Doll house, and SD-sized dress form

I am taking full advantage of this summer break before I have to roll up my sleeves and get to working on my Master’s Thesis.  I am very grateful that I’ve been feeling very productive and creative lately, especially this last weekend.  It all started on Friday when I moved and re-arranged all of the furniture in my room because I needed a little bit of change.  This resulted in a better utilization of the space available in the bedroom and now I get to have my dolly-corner where I can take pictures of my dolls and my work !!

The dolly-corner, however, did not always look the way it looks in this picture.

I made a trip to Michael’s and purchased a couple of furniture pieces.  But the setting looked so plain against the white background, especially because the table is white too.

After looking through some AMAZING work from BJD doll house artists I decided that the best next thing I could do was to add some sort of wall paper.  I wanted something that resembled a romantic Victorian wallpaper.  And by Victorian, I meant something that I would find romantic 😉

And VOILA!!

Then Sunday I got to work on a much needed SD-sized dress form.

Mori Girl event–WIP04 and Vivienne’s new look.

Vivienne looked beautiful with her old wig:

I bought her a new wig and pair of shoes through a GO in Den of Angels, and… TADA!

I just love her, Tae II is such a stunning head mold. This hairdo and the color bring out her features !! And I just absolutely love the quality of the wig. It’s so soft and shiny.

Finally, Vivienne sporting the Mori Girl outfit I’ve been working on.

So pretty :3

Doll memes and a burnt left thumb

Well, I burned my left thumb while I was cooking this morning.  Nothing serious, really.  I merely touched the oven rack for a brief second and burned the tip of my left thumb (I happen to be left handed)… so now I can’t sew because I am a big 26-year-old baby with a low tolerance for pain.

Because I can’t sew, I shall entertain myself with a BJD meme I found at Catching Fireflies.

Enjoy 🙂

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Adams-Harris patterns

I purchased a pattern from Adams-Harris Pattern Company about a month ago and I finally got to play around with it!  About two weeks ago I had my first try with the last bit of my white fabric.

I love blouses in this style with lots of frills and lace and ribbons, so naturally I wanted to make something like this for Vivienne.  After 12 hours worth of cutting and sewing and trying to understand the instructions, voila!  Unfortunately, the pattern is fitted in a Ipplehouse BJD (Ipplehouse’s SD-sized BJD’s are a tiny bit skinnier than Volks’ SD10) and as you can see I couldn’t quite close up the blouse.  Also, when I sewed the sleeves on I pretty much ruined the dress, for I did not do a proper job and the fit was just completely messed up.  Oh, the trials and tribulations of learning how to sew.

So I decided I would not be defeated and started over again with the blue fabric.  I typically like to save this fabric for Alice in Wonderland-inspired dresses, but this is some of the last bit of fabric I have left.  This time around, despite making many mistakes, I am much more satisfied with the result !!  I edited the pattern so that instead of a blouse, this is the top part of a dress.

I look forward to continuing my sewing adventures !!

 

Saving for Vera

After a six-year hiatus during which Valentine was my one and only BJD, I decided I was going to bring home an SD10 Volks Anais/Tae.  Thanks to a generous income tax return I was able to welcome Vivienne home on February 2012 (she was also a birthday present to myself).

She’s stinking gorgeous!  Even more stunning than she looks in pictures I must say.

Because I spent so much money on Vivienne and I have yet to customize her–she’s still wearing the kimono she came with and her original wig–I wasn’t really interested on buying a new BJD, although I have plans for at least three more… Victoria, Vera, and Stella.

Surfing the web the other day, I ran into CrobiDoll’s Berry and I just decided that Vera needs to come home too.  I decided not to get Berry, however, as I don’t really like her mold or the size of her head, and decided instead on Fairy Land’s PukiFee Mio or Latidoll Lumi.

Decisions, decisions!!

What do you think?  PukiFee Mio or Latidoll Lumi?