Howdy, howdy, Internet-Land! I’m glad to be typing again. I’ve had a very busy month, but I suppose that’s a good thing. Last weekend was my bi-annual Doll Show at the Polk County Fairgrounds here in western Oregon. I was very busy sewing in preparation for the event, so that took most of my free time. I had a really good day, meeting with friends and collectors. (That’s my daughter in the photo ~ she’s my helper.) I had made a couple doll cases with a new layout design, but they sold early, so will show one after the picture of my table. This post is full of photos, so sit back for a fund read with a surprise for you at the end!
One of the highlights was seeing a young collector friend and connecting her with a new addition to her collection, my custom Hinata (from the anime series, Naruto Shippuden). This doll was made using an Obitsu head & magnetic footed body. I also got her an extra set of hands. Then I did her face-up and created her outfit. I was so glad to see her move to her new home where she will be very much loved!
Another fun part of the show is getting to see all the other vendors and looking for treasures to add to my own collection. I don’t generally shop a lot, as I am there to sell ~ not buy, but sometimes I can’t resist. Such was the case when I saw this lovely little hand-smocked dress that is perfect for my resin Tiny Betsy McCall! I have adored this lady’s work for quite a while now, so decided to acquire some of her craftsmanship. It is truly a piece of art!
Most of my sewing time for the show was dedicated to the fellas. I felt they had been a bit neglected recently, so took some time to restock my male apparel stash. I had fun creating some new looks for the Tonner men. I am particularly happy with the cammo puffy vest, sporting a real zipper and inset pockets. The display also included a new trench coat, flannel shirt, and pleated pants (also having real inset front pockets).
And now for your surprise! A new project was this Kimono/Yakata Set for my 1/3 scale MirroDoll Rain (65cm). I am posting the pattern for the Kimono Set here on the website through the end of April. These are the actual pattern pieces I used to make the set, and I also added a piece to make a long skirt. (Some pieces will need to be assembled before pinning to & cutting fabric.) You can pop over to the “Ready To Print” page to download this pattern. It is formatted to legal size paper (8.5″x14″).
The last addition to my show was the purchase of some great colored furs to make wigs. Sold a few, too!
Well, that’s about it for now. I do have some ideas for a new paper doll series, but that is still in the works, so will wait for another day. Thanx for coming by to spend some time with me. Enjoy and have a super great weekend! ~ missy