Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fancy computer stuff

After 6 years my venerable PC got a major upgrade. Leocadie helped out, of course. Now we can celebrate the New Year in true nerd fashion - with an MMORPG marathon.



Bonus:

Monday, December 26, 2011

Exciting Summer Vacation Set

Leo found a little package under the Christmas tree :3
Inside, a snuggly bunny and a cute new set of clothes from Volks.



Here's a quick review of the Exciting Summer Vacation Set:
The pieces are well-made and could easily combined with other outfits. Fortunately the skirt, which is deep blue denim, is also lined in white. The stretchy knit top and camisole can fit on any size DDS or DD 2.



The only downside is that the stockings don't have much stretch at the top, which leads to some slipping and bunching when the knees bend. They do look nice with open-toed shoes like the white sandals from the same release.


A bunny? for me?



Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Dress

Neris gets a cute new outfit!
I've been experimenting with lace-up pieces since it's more fun than sewing snaps, and lacing allows for multiple bust sizes. Plus, it's pretty darn cute :3
Neris's new eyes came from Dollfie World.




Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pattern and instructions for DD Sweetie Dress



Time to test your sewing skills again!
Here's the pattern and instructions for making a dress like Mirielle's. This fits nicely on Dollfie Dream II M-bust, but will need modification for larger bust sizes.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pink sweetie dress

Mirielle models a new dress with some festive lights in back :)
The new jacket is too poofy, seems that I need to start using interfacing for lined clothing.




Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mirielle concept update

I'm currently working on a pattern for Mirielle's jacket and blouse. Since she's become more of a fantasy character, I changed up her color scheme a bit.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fun with Strobist gels

I had some free time this weekend to play around with the Strobist gel collection. Meg was the subject of my experimentations. Some very nice effects can be created, especially if you can manage multiple light sources.

Light red:


Cyan:


Pale pink:


Quarter Blue:

Friday, November 25, 2011

sewing for DD: bustier dress

My next sewing project is a cute fantasy school uniform for Mirielle. The bustier skirt is fully lined and has LOTS of ruffles, quite happy to have found a solid ruffling technique.
It needs another pass to make the bust more heart-shaped and to tidy up the back, but otherwise worked out quite smoothly.




Friday, November 18, 2011

DD bell skirt and blouse pattern

Now you can sew a skirt like this or even this one!


Page 1 is for the sleeveless blouse, 2 and 3 are for the skirt. The pattern pieces include an allowance of about 1cm.
The bell skirt is very high-waisted and flares slightly from the hip. The blouse will fit M or L bust. A larger bust piece could accommodate DDy.

The bust piece should be gathered at top with elastic, and the sides gathered a bit so that when attached the front and back blouse pieces are the same length.

Use the 1 cm square as a guide when enlarging and printing the pattern.



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pipos charlotte v2 arrived

Been waiting a long time, but she's finally here!
The weather is too crummy for painting, but I sewed her a mini version of the DD dress so at least she's no longer naked ;3


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sewing for DD : Red corduroy dress

I turned some vintage corduroy into a cute skirt using the same pattern as the green dress from last update. A couple matching accessories were crafted as well :3





Sunday, November 6, 2011

Planet of the Cats DD

Busy weekend!
Made a custom outfit for DD, based on doujinshi folio/figure from 'Planet of the Cats'


Original artist website here

Let's nya~!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Where to Buy Animetic eyes for Dollfie Dream



Volks USA
This should be your first stop- they have a great selection of familiar styles and colors
18-24mm, $11
http://www.volksusa.com/eyes-animetic-eyes.html

Volks Intl
The same selection of styles as Volks USA, but a bit easier to compare.
18-24mm, 1029 yen
http://www.volks.co.jp/en/dollfiedream/eye.html

Twin Snow
Canada-based creator. Their eyes are made of a plastic base and lens with a printed iris, similar to Pupapa's eye base. Some examples with my own dolls here.
22-24mm, $20+
http://www.twin-snow.com

Cool Cat
Nice alternative to Volks, cheap shipping is a plus
22mm, $11
http://us.sk-coolcat.com/

SQ Lab
Carries their own line of resin eyes
22mm, $15
http://www.sqlabdolls.com/

Leeke World
A bit pricey for the Glib chara eyes
20mm $12, 22mm $13
http://www.leekeworld.com/En/Product/p_list.asp?B_catalog_num=23&M_catalog_num=40

The Junky Spot
They carry Glib, Hujoo and Parabox eyes in smaller sizes
20mm, $9-11
http://junkyspot.com/obindex.html

Hujoo
Has their own line of stylized eyes
20mm, $9-11
http://www.hujoo.kr/shop/step0.php?code_mode=1&b_code=B20080502070136&c_code=C20101104052235&m_code=M20101104052321

Dollfie World
Sells Volks goods at markup, also carries some custom-made eyes
20mm-24mm, $14-18
http://www.dollfieworld.com/lang-zh/268-22-mm
http://www.dollfieworld.com/lang-zh/258-eyes

Souldoll
Their line of Bling eyes is quite diverse but pricey, watch for annual sales
12-22mm, $22
http://souldoll.com/shop/step0.php?b_code=B20021125011548&c_code=C20080517072522

Ersa Flora
Custom anime eyes, can also manufacture eyes to order
8-22mm, $15
http://ersaflora.ipower.com/?category_name=anime

Pupa Paradise
D Eye Y bases can be used to make your own custom eyes
10-24mm, $1.80
http://pupapa.com/shop/index.php?cPath=27_71

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

sad mirielle in snow

A few more snaps of Mirielle's faceup. We're also trying out some new eyes from The Junky Spot. These are the 'Chara' eyes from Glib- basically the same design as those eyes from Cool Cat that I like so much! Mirielle likes them too :)



Tuesday, October 4, 2011