I’m Ready To SLEEP!

Whew! Good morning & good NIGHT, Internet~Land! I’ve been up all day & all night working on a project. I’ve been striving to learn my video editing program. Not yet an expert, but having fun (and grumbles) on the journey. Here’s a new video of one method I use to draft doll patterns. I thought this might better explain than just photos, and it was fun to show the entire process from beginning to end. The finished pattern pieces are available to download from my Ready To Print page. Enjoy, and now I’m off to bed!

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Time To Sew Some Wigs!

Good evening, all you in Internet~Land! Ahhh ~ the joy of a Friday night at home with no alarm scheduled for the morning. That means I can stay up late to get everything ready for posting on the blog! Tonight I’ve had a lot of fun with my new arrival, the David Tennant sculpt face on a Resinsoul body. As some of you know, he came as Shakespeare’s King Richard ~ long hair, robe, crown, & cross. Cool, but not quite the character I have in mind. So ~ tonight I went to work. I have a set of clothes to keep him dressed, but definitely not his permanent look. That will need to wait a while. No, tonight was the night to get his hair in order. I posted a video of sewing together his new wig, and will put photos of the finished product below. The black one in the video thumbnail was just to keep him from being bald! I’m very happy with how it turned out. I’ll also post photos of the steps I mentioned in the video about hand sewing the edge & adding the elastic. Finally, as a fun freebie ~ I’ve added a sheet of wig patterns to the “Ready To Print” page. Now, it will be your turn to sew up something extraordinary!

Once the pieces are sewed together, I hand-tacked the edges up about 1/8 of an inch, being careful to only catch the fabric and not stitch down the “hair.” With the “hem” in place, I sewed the ends of the elastic together and then tacked it to the wig at four points (center front, center back, and the centers of each side.) Once the elastic was secure, I stretched it out as I sewed it to the edge of the wig. I rolled up a washcloth for “bulk” to stuff inside and give assistance to my tired fingers. Continually stretching will make your hands weary. Lastly, I added the sideburns & gave him a nice haircut to add the shape I wanted.

TA~DAH!!!

KODAK Digital Still Camera

And now here is a picture of the wig pattern set. It contains three “Three Piece Patterns” and two “One Piece Patterns.” I’ve used all of them at one time or another. Feel free to print yourself a copy!

Doll Wig Patterns

A “Real Hello!”

Howdy, howdy, Internet~Land! So today, I received a new arrival in the mail & thought I’d post a box-opening video & chat. So, if you’re interested in seeing the “real” me ~ just home from a 10 hour work day ~ have a “click” and join me for a bit. 🙂

Smiles & Laughs

Happy Friday, friends in Internet~Land! This week I’ve had to deal with some pesky medical things, so just wanted to post something for fun. My daughters made another silly video ~ hope it gives some smiles & laughs ~ enjoy!

Just for a Cool Spring Evening

Howdy, all you sewers in Internet~Land! A new friend in one of my facebook doll groups asked about a leggings pattern for a MiniFee. Well, I thought, why not just post it tonight for everyone? I made this set a while back just to have a casual outfit for shopping & stuff. I used a stretch knit for the leggings (with narrow elastic waist) and a looser sweater knit for the actual sweater. It even has a slight sparkle to it. To add a finishing touch, I strung a beaded belt on some clear stretch line. Tadah ~ the girls are ready for fun!

As always, this free pattern will be shown on the “Free Stuff” page and listed as a downloadable PDF file on the “Ready To Print” page. Enjoy & Happy Wednesday!

Ellowyne ~ BJD MSD Sweater Set

Mae as a Fairy!

Good morning & happy Friday, Internet-Land. Today I have a new look for Mae. I hadn’t done a fairy paper doll outfit for quite a while, so I decided to draw one for her. I was just in a “swirly” mood, I guess. This weekend we have some graduation activities, as well as some of my other projects that need attention, so I just wanted to hop on here real quick to say “hello” and post this set. I will also post the photo of this outfit on the “Free Stuff” page and add the updated PDF file (with doll & all her outfits) to the “Ready To Print” page for an easy download.

If you’re new to my site ~ welcome! I’m so glad to have you stop by. For those who are just now visiting, you may notice that some of the older blog posts do not show the “free items” they introduce. A while back, I did some site “house cleaning & rearranging.” Now, ALL the free items are pictured on my “Free Stuff” page, and the PDF version of each file is listed on the “Ready To Print” page. Just look over the “Free Stuff” page, see what you might like, then go to the “Ready To Print” page to click on the file & print or download. Hope that all makes sense & is not too redundant! Have a great weekend! ~ missy

Mae 4

A Mid-Week Surprise!

Good evening, Internet-Land! I have a treat for you tonight. I’ve had quite a few requests for MSD BJD patterns, especially for the MiniFee. So this is for you. It’s a simple dress pattern designed to have a lace collar, lace sleeves, and lace that overlays the skirt. Here’s an overview picture of the pattern set, and you can download the PDF file for free from my “Ready To Print” page. Enjoy & have a great rest of the week! ~ missy

BJD MSD MiniFee Lace Overlay Dress Pattern

BJD SD Mod Outfit Pattern

Howdy, all you there in Internet-Land! This week has been a busy one for me. I was happy to just have a 40 hour work week. Then, Friday, my daughter and I enjoyed some time out at my parents’ house. Friday afternoon & evening were spent working on five more of my doll cases/trunks. I was able to get the shells of all five completely covered. I am trying out a new type of double-layer cardboard. It will definitely make the cases more sturdy, but it’s also more of a challenge to get the covering to look nice on the edges & corners. The next step is to add the grommets for the hinges, then cut, fold, glue, & cover the shelves & drawers. Still quite a bit of work, but making good progress.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

I also wanted to share another pattern today. This one is fitted to a 1/3 scale BJD SD size doll. It’s a Mod Style Outfit with bell-bottom pants, a halter top, and a long sweater. Quite a while back, I found some crocheted fabric, and I just KNEW it needed to be a long sweater. It inspired the whole outfit! Now the pattern is available for you. Just pop over to the “Ready To Print Page” for the free pdf download. The pages are formatted to 8.5″x11″ paper. Enjoy & happy sewing!

BJD SD Mod Outfit

Updates on a Spring Project

Howdy, howdy, Internet-Land. I’m back after a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. I love being a mom! I have had time to work on the spring projects I mentioned in earlier posts. I was able to be home most of the weekend, so got the main dividers all cut, covered, and placed into the five doll cases I’m currently constructing. Once that was done (and the glue was curing), I sat myself at my sewing machine and began to work! I have two of the jackets done (except for the hand work of snaps & buttons), and have good progress on the remaining three. The cute little white sneakers also arrived, so are patiently waiting for me to get done & place them in the photo shoot. Other news is my soon-to-arrive BJD purchases and some new outfits for my Mae paper doll. So enjoy the photos and new paper doll fun!

First up ~ for Mother’s Day, my daughter bought me the CUTEST miniature dolly size tea set! I absolutely LOVE this set ~ complete with gold plating and pedestal design! We just love shopping at thrift stores!

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Second, I have pictures to update you on my sewing progress. I’m so excited to get this one finished! Here are some pics of the jackets.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

These will be the five dresses & sneakers to go with the coats.

Third are my BJD purchases. Yes, I know I was “done buying,” but a Resinsoul male doll I’ve been watching for MONTHS with a DAVID TENNANT face sculpt was offered at an irresistible price! Once he arrives, he will be turned back into Doctor Who with great hair & a snappy suit! I also ordered a Resinsoul Mi head in white to fit onto Elliece’s body to perfect the skin-tone match. (The picture of Mi with a floral crown is a stock photo from Resinsoul.)

And finally, I have a new set of outfits for Mae. As always, you can also view all images for the set on the “Free Stuff” page and then download the free pdf file from my “Ready To Print” page. I hope you enjoy coloring any & all of my free paper doll sets! Have a GREAT week and I’ll “chat” again later!

Mae 3

Mae ~ A New Paper Doll

Good evening, Internet-Land. I hope it’s been a good weekend for you. Mine was very good. Friday, we went up to a Ladies’ Conference in the Portland area. It was fun to connect with friends and enjoy fellowship & encouragement. Then on Saturday, I had some overdue projects here at home. It was time to cash in a bunch of soda bottle returns, and the grass was finally dry enough to mow my jungle of a yard. My daughter helped with the bottle return job by removing ALL the lids for me ~ VERY helpful! Then when I came home, it was time to fire up the mower. I was dreading this job, because my hands have been in pretty bad shape lately. Nevertheless, I dove in with determination. As I was rounding the side of the house, I caught something in my peripheral vision. It was the neighbor boy from next door. He came over to see if I wanted help with the lawn. I asked how much he charged, and he questioningly answered, “Five dollars?” I surveyed the remaining work and replied, “How ’bout fifteen?” 🙂

My sewing is kind of on the back burner for a while until my hands are feeling better, but I was able to work on the new paper doll. She is now ready to meet the world, and I have five outfits and two wigs ready for her. So, without further ado ~ here is Mae! The current outfits will show on my “Free Stuff” overview page, and the pdf can be found on the “Ready To Print” page. I’ll update the pdf as I add new outfits. Enjoy!

Mae 1

Mae 2