Posts Tagged ‘msdoll’

deep v in plum

So I think I finally found a color for Aki. The color is called blackcurrant and it’s a deep dark plum. Finally. When I was at Neko Muffin asked if I had ever tried making a deeper cut v-neck. When I first went into making the v-neck style I did have a deep v-neck in mind. Because, you know, I love me some v-necks and the deeper the better (I think I have this slight fondness for the neck, collar bone and shoulder area, if you can’t tell by now. Pilates you scarred me for life). The first attempt was a total failure. So I went back and shortened it a bit. After the con when this particular yarn came in I thought I would give it a go. I had a better understanding this time around and I think it worked out. It’s hard to tell in the photo (this yarn is also extra fuzzy and my photo skills are… crap) but the collar really hugs his chest and shoulders. More so than the shorter “v”. I’m happy and Aki has his sweater. This one isn’t completely finished (the ends need to be woven in) but when it is I’ll take proper photos.

Uh I kind of said in my last post that the next few would be Aki-centric. Here is a little Hito and Aki to mix it up a bit

I wanted to give these photos a little bit of a vintage feel… or whatever you call it-_-,. The two together crack me up though. Hito looks a bit irritated in the first photo. I could have been taking too long to take the photo or Aki said something offensive.


human and his guardian kappa

“Hitomu and his little kappa guardian, Mizuko walking to the festival”
This photo was taken by the Mr

We had such a lovely time at the festival yesterday. Very early in the morning, the Mr, Katie (deityofdeath) and I met up with my sister Cait and her friend Andi at the train station and took a little ride up to DC for their annual Cherry Blossom Street Matsuri. This year I only took Hito and Mizu-poo but dressed them up in their best little festival yukata. Hito wore his leveldevil Yukata, made by Muffin and Mizuko wore a girls yukata that I purchased one year at Dollectable. Yes, he is wearing a girls yukata. I’m not explaining why just yet. I need to make him another that is better fitting and that needs to be a bit worn and aged looking. Once it’s made, then I’ll explain. I did make sure to have him wear a boy’s style obi which I plan on keeping.

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v-neck... YES!

While I wait for a commission piece to dry, all I really have to say right now is “Yes!” I finally made an attempt to make a v-neck style Takumi Sweater and it’s looking alright. I need to work out a few bugs. I do like the webbing effect that it created. Certainly not done in the most traditional process but I’ll do anything to get a specific result. Kristi (alanna214) has done some fantastic examples of v-neck doll sweaters. I believe she uses a more traditional approach and they are just flawlessly done(though, I think she’ll argue with me on that, but I still stick to my word on the subject). She definitely has more patience than me.

Just a quick note to myself about this sweater: I think I finally worked out a way to use the Kitchener stitches with less bulk… YAY!

This sweater is far from done. It need to be washed, blocked and the ends need to be woven in… It will smooth out any obvious flaws that are showing. I think the only reason it looks as good as it does is for the fact that the Muse if wearing it.

Speaking of Muse, it seems that his bday is coming up very soon. In a few days as a matter of fact. Who knew that a little junk cast that started out as an experiment would take over. That was totally not my goal when I started this blog. I can’t help but <3 Hitomu.


before and after

well after a little worry this morning and contacting msdoll the ems tracking number still didn’t register. i knew she had sent out the doll. that was never an issue at all. i was wondering if the number was incorrect. no sooner after i sent my message to the msdoll bbs board (how embarrassing) did i get a phone call from my mom saying that may package was there and that kevin was dropping it off. i was one ecstatic and relieved woman.

i took all of the doll arrival photos that i could and even messed around with him before putting his proper head on. when i did i was a bit taken back. now this is going to sound odd for a non doll person but i was was more then taken back. i was shocked. i kept asking myself “is this was my little hito?”. was this the same little beauty taking all of my obsessive attention lately?

crazy ramblings ahead. i’ll spare some the grief: More»


and then there was two

my little drayton angels are keeping peace between the ultra men and the kewpie boys (what a troublesome bunch). they look like little drayton eggs don’t they?

yeah i have a bit of a problem when it comes to msdoll and the drayton sculpt. after seeing that msdoll is now selling the devil drayton head with a dreamdoll body i couldn’t pass it up. so i was late for work placing my order in for both the head and body early this morning (plus i wanted get that sweet deal msdoll is offering by being with in the first 10).
i’m going to give the body to hito for now and see what i think. i like the that it has a chest joint, double jointed elbows and is will make hito a only cm taller then tak. the chest joint is the big thing since hito is a sloucher and i could not for the life of me find a shorter body until now.
if it doesn’t work out it will go to one of the other heads but so far it looks good.


night time knitting

there is something to say about cute boys that knit… or at least try to. poor hito. he’s having a bit of a rough first time but you wouldn’t know it. he’s still calm and cool. i think he’ll figure it out some day.
this was the only photo i took last night. with the heat and things just not working the way i wanted them to, i just gave up after one shot. i really need to think the photos out and take my time. i’m always expecting things to work out at the very first try. it doesn’t always happen that way.

well msdoll delivered early and the new devil drayton is up on ndoll. i’m seriously tempted. as tame and “normal” as my large boys seem i wouldn’t mind having a little dramatic devil lounging about. i would be tempted to open his eyes ever so slightly, but we’ll see. i would have to get my hands on him first.
btw, searching around the ndoll site i saw this another space outfit that i’ve been eyeing up for a while now. i really want the vest for hyde and the pants for hito i think… or tak. either way, i want it. i’m not sure what i would do with the rest of it.

oh one more thing, the lovely mallory (_mouse_ on doa) started up a forum of sorts for the baltimore bjd group. if your in the baltimore group and haven’t joined do so when you get the chance. there is even a section for our favorite socialite vivian von vanderbelt. what more can you ask for?


sorry for the doll blog being so slow. other things took over this week that has me pulled away from the dollies.
anyway…
msdoll vamp. tba
btw, pictures from msdoll.
how lovely is he? msdoll gave a sneak peak of a new doll this morning. it looks be like a vamp version of the drayton 2. the blue/grey skin tone is rather lovely. i can only imagine that the doll will be sold as whole. msdoll will be showing more this thursday. i can not wait.

i’ll try to be a good dolly blogger this week. i have a convention to prep for next month but i’ll sneak sometime in with the boys. we all need it T_T


drayton2 #3

i’m not obsessed with this sculpt… not one bit;_;.
this is the third drayton in my collection. the mr wanted to try his hand out for the photo contest so he asked me to paint him up. he was asking for an assassin, katie suggested something very kuroshitsuji and i was thinking something the complete opposite of hito. mixed them all together and this is what i got. though if i aimed a little more towards the first two suggestions i think i would have laid off the lips a little. unfortunately i couldn’t help myself. lips are a weakness when painting heads. i save them for the very last and can spend as much time on them as i do on brows. draytons are no exception. these boys are all lips and i think they are the loveliest ever sculpted.
i used a lot of cool colors this time around. the recent trend for me have been warm colors though. lots of cool pinks, browns and plums. i also gave him smokey eyes… or at least as smokey as i can get (not saying much). he still needs lashes. i have some but not as dark and long as i want for him.

he has no name as of yet and i really can’t tell you much about him. he a total mystery for now but doesn’t seem to want to give up any info so it may take awhile.


an eye opener

i did my first official full eye mod. did a pretty good job too. i must admit that i was a bit too chicken to use the good head i purchased from ms doll. i used her gift practice head instead. there are some subtle differences between the two that i didn’t see until i started painting but either way i love the end results.
his eyes are so small. they are almost as small as my migidoll ryu’s eyes and he wears 12mm. i didn’t want to go beyond the size of the sleepy head but at the same time i really hoping that hito can wear the uk glass eyes i ordered for him. they are size 14mm and a lovely shade of olive. we’ll see. the small sized eyes give him that sleepy look that i wanted to keep. now all he needs is a body.
here’s another pic with him wearing mizuko’s default blue 14mm. More»


lovely

it’s not like the sculpt has taken over the blog or anything.
today i received my package from msdoll today and not only did it include the head that i ordered but a “junk cast” of the same sculpt. msdoll’s reason, “so that you can practice your face ups”. honestly, how lovely is that? it may not seem like a lot to some but it means a ton to me. thank you so much msdoll!