When a Plan Comes Together

Happy day, Internet~Land! I’m feeling quite pleased with myself this weekend. I took Thursday off work, because my daughters & I went up to Portland to see the Jack-Septic-Eye “How Did We Get Here?” tour/show. That meant I had my Friday off as well. Sometimes, when I have extra time off, I just use most of it to rest and “vegetate.” Not so this time! I was able to get TWO videos posted, a new Basic Pattern Set done, AND a new gown pattern for Elliece drafted, cut out, and sewn. The sewing tutorial video has even been filmed; I’m now in the process of editing it. I just love it when I’m productive!

That means an extra post for this fine Labor Day weekend with a FREE pattern set all ready for YOU! I’ll post the overview photo after the video link. If it’s something you’d like, just go to my “Ready To Print” page to download the PDF file. If you haven’t been here in a while, you’ll see I have a couple new Paper Dolls as well. Now I still have Sunday & Monday to enjoy. Wishing you lots of sewing fun & a GREAT weekend!

BJD SD Resinsoul 60cm Female BASIC

Love Doing Faceups

Howdy once again, Internet~Land! My Elliece’s new faceup is finally done, and I love her new look. The new Resinsoul Mei head in white looks so much better with the rest of the body. It’s actually a little whiter than the body (since it’s brand new & the body is second hand). As of now, she’s in the straight white wig, but that may still change. I’m thinking of looking for a long, straight, grey wig, but not sure yet. I’ve posted a new video showing her faceup process, and I hope it can be helpful to those who are still fairly new (like me) to doing faceups. I had fun designing her face and am now ready to start designing clothes for her. I have already drafted the “Basic Pattern Pieces Set,” though it’s not quite finalized & ready to post yet (next week). I’m also working on the video to design & sew her new gown. So much BJD sewing fun is coming soon! In the meantime, here is her faceup journey. Enjoy!

Loving the WHOLE Weekend!

Hello, hello, Internet~Land! You find me extremely content right now. We were able to finish out the work week with no overtime, so I had my whole Friday at home. I was super happy to get a new paper doll set started (pics after the video link), this new video updating you on some current projects, as well as getting some laundry folded & dispersed. I can’t believe summer is just about to end, and fall is right around the corner! I’m excited about some of the things I want to do this fall & winter. I was going through my notebook of ideas thinking that I hope I have enough time to accomplish all of them! Stay tuned for lots more patterns, paper dolls, tutorials, and other fun dolly items! Now to lay my head to my soft, squishy pillow for some sleep before enjoying the rest of my weekend!

Our Mini-Vacation

Hello, Internet~Land! Well, we’re back safe & sound from our little trip up north to Seattle, Washington. We drove up to attend “Interactive Introverts” with Dan & Phil from YouTube. It was a really fun trip, and good to get away for a little bit. We also went up to Seattle last December to see Rhett & Link’s “Tour of Mythicality”, but this time we were right down town. We stayed at the Moore Hotel, which is the same building as the Moore Theatre, so it was really fun to look out our window and see Dan & Phil’s tour bus and truck right below us.

Then, after the show, we walked about to look for a good place to have dinner. We ate at a great Vietnamese restaurant, and enjoyed pho with fresh red basil. It was also served with some little sliced peppers, and I made the mistake of tasting one ~ WOW! My lips and tongue burned for the next half hour! I think it was just supposed to go in the soup to add flavor. Lesson learned! Once dinner was done, we walked down towards the famous Pike’s Market and were pleased to find The Purple Store!

https://www.thepurplestore.com/

I bought a hand-tie-dyed t-shirt with the store logo that is featured on their home page. Check it out for all-things-purple! All in all, it was both a fun and relaxing trip … but then again, I didn’t have to drive. I was free to sight see as my daughter endured the freeway traffic ~ magnificently, I might add. While watching the scenery pass by, I was very disturbed to see the trees full of GIANT spider webs!!! I tried to take photos, but it’s hard at 70 miles an hour. In any event, I’ll post the best one, so you can get chills as well! The webs are in the left side of the photo … ewwww …

KODAK Digital Still Camera

I guess that brings us to the end of my update. I’ll close by letting you know I posted a new video and a new little pattern on the “Ready To Print” page. The video is a pants sewing tutorial, and the pattern is for making a variety of sizes of fashion doll stockings (image shown after the video link). Enjoy, and here’s wishing you a great remainder of your weekend!

Dolly Stockings

Time for a Trip!

Greetings & Salutations, Internet~Land! I hope this post finds you all happy & healthy! We are enjoying a bit of anticipation, as we are about to make a short trip up north to Seattle! We have had this planned for a long time, but I didn’t want you to be neglected while we were away. 🙂 So ~ I have a new set of paper doll outfits ready for you. These will fit my latest paper doll, Mae. Her complete collection can be viewed on the “Free Stuff” page, and I have already updated the PDF file on the “Ready To Print” page. When opened, you will find the doll and all her outfits in the file. I also recorded a video drawing this set. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

A “New-to-Me” Machine!

Howdy, howdy, friends in Internet~Land! This has been an interesting week. I was finally able to have my industrial sewing machine delivered to my house. Once here, it was time to clean it up and get it running. All was well until the motor decided to seize up and fill my garage with smoke! Well, no worries ~ it came with an extra motor. And as I seem to be classified as “dauntless,” I decided to switch it out myself (with a little help from my girls). So come along as we get it ready to sew!

Time for a New Pattern!

Howdy, howdy, Internet~Land. I hope you are well on this Friday afternoon … well, it’s afternoon here, anyway. Things have been really moving the last couple weeks. We had our annual Vacation Bible School, so that took a lot of preparation. If you’d like to see my “Ark,” you can scroll to the previous post for a link to the video. Then at work, I had a project booth for our “Continuous Improvement & Safety Fair.” I had some display boards to design, along with a “hands on” participation project for all the people who came by the booth! Then, of course, I wanted to have a new project done for the blog.

So, that brings me to today’s post. Since my 70cm Resinsoul arrived, I’ve been working on parts of his outfit bit by bit. First was the Doctor Who wig pattern, then the Basic Pattern Pieces Set (from which I draft all my clothing items), and then the Shirt pattern (both drafting it & sewing it). You can watch vidoes for all these on my YouTube channel. Now it’s time for the Pants pattern. The FREE PDF file is ready for you on the “Ready To Print” page, and the video link for drafting the pattern is posted below. The thumbnail photo shows what the pieces look like. Enjoy & happy sewing!

Building “Noah’s Ark”

Hello, hello, all my friends in Internet~Land! Last week was VERY busy as I planned, shopped, and built an “Ark” for our church’s Vacation Bible School! It was such a fun project, but I was definitely NOT prepared for the results of being up & down on a chair for 14 hours!!! WOW ~ was I SORE!!! Not to worry ~ it only took about four days to be back to normal 🙂

I thought I’d try a “vlog style” video to show my process, so come along with me as we build!

Progress for My Doctor Who BJD

Hello, hello, friends in Internet~Land! I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to get lots of dolly things done. The first project was my set of five Spring Outfits for my third scale gals. I am very satisfied with the results of my labors! Wow ~ ALL those buttons and snaps!!! 🙂

Once the girls were all decked out, I started on The Doctor’s ensemble. So far ~ I have his wig done, the Basic Pattern Piece Set done, the Dress Shirt Pattern done, and I just finished sewing his first shirt together. If you would like to see how I sew a shirt, I will post the link to the video below, and you can join me for a sewing spell! The next things he will need will be the suit: pants, a vest, and a jacket.

I’m also happy to report that my Resinsoul white Mi head arrived safe & sound from the company. I’m excited to get the faceup done, so her head will finally match the color of her body! I think that project may be my next video. Hmmm … suit pattern or faceup? Not quite sure yet what I will choose. I would work on it tonight, but I need to be up in the morning at 3:45am for an overtime shift. So, off to dreamland I go. Until I’m back, I wish you all very sweet dreams!

Drafting a BJD Male Shirt Pattern

Happy day to you, Internet~Land Friends! Since my custom sculpt BJD arrived & now has an appropriate wig, it is time to make him some clothing. Last time, I posted a video tutorial on drafting my set of Basic Pieces for this doll. Again, he has the Resinsoul 70cm slim male body. Today I will show how I use my basic pieces to design a dress shirt. I will show a photo of the completed pieces below the video link, and the set will, of course, be posted on both the “Free Stuff” overview page and as a PDF download on the “Ready To Print” page. Enjoy & happy sewing!

BJD SD Male 70cm SHIRT Pattern