Archive for August, 2009

busy screenin'

this is part one of my silk screening/t-shirt making experiment. i put together a somewhat primitive set up at work to help me line up the t shirts before printing. it was a huge help. almost all of the prints came out even and crisp. now i go into production sewing.
it’s funny how i run into artist all the time who say that they can’t make the same piece twice or that production work is just something they can’t do. i’ve kind of come to terms with the fact that i actually like production work and i think i’m pretty go at it. i find it quite challenging. it’s part of why i love my full time job since most of my work is production work.

anyway, i’m loving the silk screening process. i’m anxious to finished these t-shirt to work out my sewing mistakes and to start on some new designs to screen. i’m going to have an artist table at nekocon this year and i plan on having t-shirts to sell. it should be fun to prepare.

the commission i sent out last week was received today safe and sound (and oh so fast). i’m ecstatic to say that samantha loved them. she took the time out to put together this amazing photoshoot with one of the sweaters. besides the fact that her hyde is pure love<3<3<3 the sweaters look so lovely on him. i’m so happy. it seems that the shirt was a hit as well. thank you for the commission samantha! it was so great working with you.

coffee, dolls and knitting. you know, thee essentials

(for some reason this yarn loves to photograph in day glow*is that even an adjective?*. it’s deeper and more mellow in person)

due to crazy weather last night, the call for rain today and the idea of combining dolls and mud together, we kind of made a last minute decision to switch the picnic meet to next month and meet over at peace and a cup of joe for lunch. i actually like to meet here for several reasons. a few being that the staff is super friendly and has never had an issue with us being there, the food and coffee are really good and it’s so close.


no photos this evening. guilt usually settles in when i don’t due to habits i made with the daily blog. it’s also been almost a week since i took any photos of the boysTAT

i sent out the commission today for two sweaters. thinking back i wished i had taken a photo of them nestled in there little box. they were really cute and i think i actually squee’ed(again something i don’t normally admit to). it’s though simple things that keep me entertained.

i have another commission to keep me busy this week. a wide neck sd sized in a solid red. the red is one of the lovely hand dyed yarns i picked up while i was in imagiknits in san fran last year. i only have enough for one last sweater and that’s it. it will be sad to see it go but it’s going to make a beautiful sweater. especially in a wide neck style (which i think i said before is my favorite). i’m excited to see this one when it’s finished. i already cast on for it this evening.

on to dolly news, i decide to treat myself to some mystic eyes. there was a group order started that offered a great price and had the most perfect shade of olive. i’ve been told that the domes are low, which i’m now realizing, is something hito’s sleepy eyes needs. he’s currently wearing a pair of uk glass, which are so beautiful but the domes prevent the whites to sit again the rim of the eye socket. i was going to use lauren’s suggestion and get some eyecos but i think i’m going to save those for emile. there was a pretty pair of blues that i spotted that would be perfect for him.

so i meantioned my love for robin’s egg recent modded swd school a (i so love that boy). i decided that i’m going to start looking for one. either get one new unpainted and or go with one with slight mods and just open the eyes more. i’m still not sure about the mouth but i may get enough nerve and give that a go as well. i could also look into seeing if someone can do the mod for me but i don’t know a lot of people willing to carve away at the mouth.


this is one of two sweaters for cain (doa) and is the black sweater that i working on earlier in the month. she wanted the wide neck style and i went a little deeper on this one, almost following the cream sweater hito wears. i love this deep scooped neck style. it’s so flattering on the big boys.

i have so many personal projects to finish but one non-doll related commission that has to be done by mid september (not a complaint it’s a fun one). once that is completed i can get rolling on the doll stuff.

sleepy head

just a quick dolly photo for tonight.

it’s been a while since i’ve used hito’s sleepy head. as much as i adore this head, i honestly didn’t think i would love the modded version as much as i do. (right after this photo was taken the head was taken off and replaced:P)

i realize that i need to learn to take my time and better photos.

work in progress

no doll pics tonight. sorry about that. instead you get a peek at a commission i’m finishing up and my tiny pin cushion that seems to be terribly over loaded at the moment.

the two sweaters above just need to have their ends woven in. after that, they’ll have a good washing and blocking, then i’ll have hito model them. the red and black you’ve seen before but the solid black is somewhat new. at least with this collar style. it has the shaped neckline. i think that is my favorite of the all three neckline styles. i can not wait to see how it looks in black.

i finally up loaded photos of my yarn swatches for the commission page on doa. i didn’t realize i had so many colors. i also just realized that i need to restock several if i want to make some for nekocon-_-.

one more thing before i go… oh, swd school a, how i love thee

again, another lovely from robin’s egg. it was never really a favorite sculpt of mine but when i see it modded like this i just can not help but go back and look (and weep TAT… so pretty). there is a modded swd school a on the market place now that resembles this one so much. i’m so very tempted but i just can’t justify it(they want a lot for it… and rightfully so. it is beautiful). i’m also very tempted to get an unmodded one and try to mod it myself. i have no issue with the eyes but i’m not sure how i would go about modding the mouth. oh well, someday i suppose.

sandy toes

hito, the mr and i just got back from the beach. hito’s not sure if he likes the whole sun and sand part of the beach but the water was lovely.

i’ll post more later this week. we had a very long bus ride back today.

for sweaters at least. right now it’s just for the sd-13s and the minis.

hats, other goodies and shop are coming as well. i’m going on vacation soon so i’m hoping to work out the other sizes i had planned.

for my lj friends, sorry for the double post of my sale thread. i don’t mean to spam.


i’m up way too late looking at doll photos. i haven’t posted in my daily yet:(

today we took photos for the commission page. mainly just collar styles and a few sweaters i finished after the con that will be up for sale shortly as well. i set the boys up while the mr photographed them. while hito was waiting his turn the mr sneaked this one in.
the mr really knows how to win a girl’s heart by taking photos like these. hito looks so soft and fragile in this photo. i would have never been able to get it myself. the mr takes amazing photos. i don’t tell him enough and i should. i’m a lucky girl.