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Hello Friends!

So this past weekend I finally got some work done!! Yay!! :) I was super excited, considering everything’s been pretty hectic and crazy, AND I’ve had an overabundant amount of lazy in me lately. I finally got a LOT done, and in one weekend…

It all began in my studio…below is a view outside of my studio window:

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The studio is in need of cleaning and organizing, as per usual…lol…

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I love those trees out there. They are really beautiful. The other window not pictured only has a view of my front lawn and the neighborhood.

So, I’m super behind on a dolly that I’ve been creating for my niece, Caitlin. Meant to be a Christmas gift for her, but lots of things came up, including buying and moving into our house, but I still feel like it’s a bad excuse. I mean, if I had just started working on her earlier…but anyway, so below is the WIP (work in progress) pic of her dress. No pattern used. I pinned the fabrics and pieces to the doll body, designing her dress as I went. Using patterns has always irritated me for some reason. I guess I love complete freedom, and granted: there is a lot of freedom with patterns, you can edit them, rearrange them, and add to them in various ways, but I like combining the design process with the cutting, pinning, and sewing process. It holds my interest longer that way and inspires me more, too.

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Below is the dress in the front middle with my pin tomato, as well as my new unnamed EBL girl and my uncustomized translucent dark-haired beauty: I’m thinking of making the latter into a little vampire or cat girl. Not sure which yet…

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Then, once her face was sealed, lips were glossed, and dress was done, this is what she currently looks like (she still needs her eyelids done, so her eyes are not ready to be put in her faceplate just yet…):

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Detail Shots:

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And, the last pic for you all tonight is a group shot of all the dolls currently in the Kitten Carousel Dollies studio. The only one NOT pictured below is Caitlin’s doll we just saw above, since she isn’t able to stand at the moment. Haha.

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Goodnight and be well, my friends and pals!! xoxo – Macey

Wednesday! : Blythe Couch Progress

Hi My Lovelies!!

Sorry I’m been MIA lately. I’ve been working around the house, cleaning, rearranging furniture, as well as working on a little couch for my blythe doll.

I saw a cute modern couch on the internet which was very boxy and straight edges. It was also a solid color. I decided to mimic the design, but instead of a solid color, I’m using a blue plaid fabric (from an old button up shirt my husband had). I think it’s going great. I sewed the main pieces so far, and slipped them over the rectangular foam pieces I had.

I still need to attach all the pieces together, and I think I will use a glue gun. I’m not sure though, because I worry about the fabric not sticking well. I also still need to give the sofa a base, legs, and pillows.

  • Couch {pieces not attached yet}

  • Above is Koral on the couch so you can see the scale.

Let me know what you all think. :)

Until next time, readers, HEARTS & STARS!

-MaceyLou

Adventurous Friday #4: Sort of…

Hello My Lovely Starfishes!!

I’m sorry to say there will not be an adventure today, mostly because it’s rainy and yucky outside. I can’t think of much to do as an “adventure” that’s worth blogging about that I could go on tonight. However, I am going to tell you what I did today:

  1. Worked, worked, worked some more…
  2. & went to Hobby Lobby

Why did I go to Hobby Lobby? I bought me some red tulle fabric for only 31 cents! 31 cents! There isn’t much in this world that’s under 50 cents, much less as low as 31 cents. Total came out to 34 cents with tax added in. It’s not a ton of tulle, but since I’ll be using it for a doll outfit, it’s more than plenty!

I guess I didn’t mention to you guys that I’m obsessed with Blythe dolls…

Well, I am. I can’t help it. They’re so cute, and I absolutely love almost all things cute. Notice I said “almost” all. Some things are too cutesy girly that they make me wanna puke, but now I’m going off on a tangent. For the most part, though, I love all things cute. Hello Kitty is another thing I adore. I mean, I don’t have Hello Kitty posters plastered on my walls, but I do enjoy Hello Kitty and I have since I was little.

Blythe dolls, however, are another creature entirely. I knew NOTHING about them when I was a kid. The originals were produced in 1972 by Kenner in USA and only out for about a year before they were discontinued. Kids were terrified of either their huge heads or their huge eyes. However, Gina Garan, took photos of them and brought them back “in style” so to speak and they began being produced again, this time, by Takara (a toy company). That was back in 2000 or 2001 (not sure). Well, that’s a rough history. Sorry, I don’t know why I spat all that out, but yeah.

Anyway, my point is Blythe dolls are beloved by women and girls, both. Actually I’ve seen more women between the ages of 20 and 50 have the dolls than little girls. This is probably because of their price and the fact that they can be customized majorly and then resold if the owner wishes. That’s one of the things I love most about them: the creativity. You can either keep them regular (with stock make-up and not customize them) or you can customize them. We’re talking carving of the face, doing new make-up, changing eye-chip colors, hair colors, making clothing for them, making miniature items and accessories for them, and the list goes on and on and on.

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I would post a photo, but I don’t want to use someone’s photo without permission, and I’m still waiting on my blythe doll to come in the mail. :)

Hearts & Stars,

MaceyLou