Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I apologize for not having kept my blog updated since October.
Although I have crafted, though not as intensively. I even took some of my creations to a certain type of Con but only sold three.

On 13th November I moved in with a couple of friends after having been kicked out by The Harpy.
I got a job transfer to a McD closer to my new home (obviously will start searching for a better job after the holidays). I have a car to get there and occasionally give co-workers rides. Yes, I like doing good deeds. And I wouldn't be where I'm living now if it weren't for others' good deed.
I lost a friend and am the better for it as I find out more and more what type of person she really is.
I have a couple of Mentors helping me in the Lifestyle.
I have good people looking out for me.

I'm still unsure where my Life is heading. I try to make the most of the positives and live through the negatives with hopes of a better Future.
And am naive enough to wish for True Love (no more cheap imitations for me!) starting 2011 but am wise enough to not actively search for it- I have too much on my plate as is trying to work on myself to go out Hunting. Besides, They say Love comes when you least expect it, right?
I want to experience and explore as much as possible while trying to sort through my Life and keeping the promises I made myself when I moved to Georgia. So far I've kept two out of three main ones, one of which thanks to my parents.

I am hopeful..!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Life is (slowly) improving

No new crafting update because I've been trying to get my life on track; I got my driving license and found a temporary job at McDonald's (which isn't half as bad as expected, probably because I'm at the cash register and not in the kitchen).
I'm planning on getting a car within the next month or so thanks to my parents and move closer to Atlanta since I'm told being a metropolis there are more and better job opportunities.

I would like to take the time to THANK my awesome friends without whom I wouldn't be able to make it, or at least keep my sanity. They give me the strength to go on in spite of what Life (and others) have been throwing me. Love you guys!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gothic Girl

Gothic Girl
This gothic girl was handmade in felt with cloth details + hand sewn yarn hair using modified version of my "Happy Berry".

Nothing much to report:
- weekly hanging out with my BFF & our group of friends;
- no job yet but still trying very hard- hopefully all this time and effort will pay off soon!

Thinking of making a couple of dolls to sell on Ebay.
What do you think?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Life is (finally!) improving

No new crafting update because I've been pleasantly busy working on my social life.
I'm very pleased to inform I now have a great fun best friend who not only brings happiness + fun to my Life but also helps me be more level minded instead of allowing my feelings to rule me. In fact I'd go so far as to credit her or at least her positive influence for the now quite improved relationship with The Harpy.
I've also had a chance to meet an outgoing, relaxed, fun, and dynamic group whose welcomed me right away. Can't wait for the next meetup!

As far as employment goes, I had an interview on Friday and have another tomorrow and although neither is very promising I still consider it a good sign. It's only a matter of time before I find something decent considering all the application forms I've filled out and the many employment agencies I've joined.
And if push comes to shove I'll take a holiday job if even to keep busy and replenish my very diminished funds.

I've accomplished so much in such short time, some of which The Ex promised but didn't keep his word.
- moved to another State and slowly getting my Life together
- bought new glasses+ slippers
- went to munches and party with friends
- made good honest dependable friends
- had many meaningful conversations with different people
- ate out often
- enjoyed the surrounding area (Pine Hills, Callaway Gardens, ect)
- have experienced new things and explored new places
- got "Work Ready" certified

I wonder what else I'll be able to do and experience next month, I can't wait to find out!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

African American Baby

African American baby
This African American baby was handmade in felt with cloth & yarn details by me using a modified version of pattern found in Baby London Star's blog.
Note: socks purchased at Wal-mart
I had to craft this plush for my host's coworker's baby shower.

Nothing much to report. Filled out more application forms, visited a few employment agencies, received the "Work Ready" certificate (paper version). I'm hoping all my efforts pay off soon, especially considering I'm having a very hard time in GA with my hosts, specifically the female one who Friday went on a half hour rant listing imagined faults she attributes to me, including me being the cause of the tension in the house when I'm only reacting to her vibes (I'm a tad empathic).
It's pretty obvious in spite of the other subjects brought up during The Rant the real reason behind it and her attitude toward me is, she feels threatened by me but is not honest enough to admit it. I've never given her any real substantial reason to feel this animosity toward me.
It's clear she's made me her new target (her husband must be so relieved) and will blame me for just about anything. I've never in my life been accused of so many wrongdoings, not even as a child. My own parents never complained so much about me and I lived with them for 30yrs. I've been in GA barely a month and The Harpy has a whole laundry-list of fictional faults she attributes to me.
I honestly don't know what to do. I'm so upset and worried about the situation I was feeling physically ill this evening and had to take an aspirin.
And I can't help blaming The Ex; if I hadn't met him and moved in with him to NC who knows where I'd be and with whom right now.

Until this Rant I was actually in a better place, realized recently that I've slowly started feeling better even if my Life is still on hold and I don't have a job yet. I felt somewhat more optimistic. I think The Ex is finally behind me (it's been 4 months after all, 1 of which in GA).

Now I honestly don't know how to react or what to do with the hosts. I'm in such an awkward disadvantaged position. It feels like I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't whatever I choose.
Please, if anyone has advice or suggestions send them my way...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jack Skeleton

Jack Skeleton
Jack Skeleton was handmade in felt with foam details by me using a modified version of pattern found in Baby London Star's blog.
I know it's still early for Halloween but my female host apparently loves decorating for the holidays and I thought this plush would make a good (birthday) addition to her collection.

I've been in Columbus (GA) for nearly a month now and don't have much to show for it, except most of my belongings in boxes in the attic and a constant heart-ache with deep loneliness.
I've filled out many online job application forms, passed the written test for driving license (road test is in October), got my "Work Ready" certificate, opened an account at the local credit union, have new phone + number, am waiting for my new glasses + contacts, got my GA Id card.
I've searched online for local (hobbies & singles) clubs and volunteer work so I can do something with my free time and socialize.
I joined a few dating sites.
So far I haven't found a job or club nor have a made a friend. It's rather depressing, really. Even though I'm told it will take time, I'm ready for Life to start NOW and it's so frustrating to be held back by circumstances.
But I really am trying very hard (more than I ever have in my life) on all fronts so nobody can claim I've failed for lack of motivation.
Surely Karma will turn around in my favor soon?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's not good-bye for this blog!

Kissing LRRH
In July I gave Melanie a new faceup, coolcats eyechips & eye lashes.
I'm hoping to get her an obitsu body some time soon, her original body is too floppy.

A SecondLife acquaintance suggested to ask my readers if they would be interested in buying my creations (on Ebay instead of Etsy), maybe offer commissions as well- like the one I did in July for an online friend.
What do you think? Would you be interested?
Please let me know!

Tomorrow morning I leave for Columbus (GA).
I'm really looking forward to actually LIVING and enjoying Life to the fullest once I'm there!
I'm hoping the people treat me better than NC and will accept me for myself.
Regardless, I will make the most of what Life has to offer me!

Obviously considering the move and its consequences I honestly don't know when I'll be posting again, let alone craft but I'll try to continue. I've come a long way in my hobby and would hate to neglect it.

Btw I'd love to meet folks in the crafting & dollie hobbies so please let me know who's out there in Columbus (GA)!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pon & Zi

Pon & Zi
Pon & Zi are handmade in felt by me.
Original characters by Azuzephre

On 29th July I finally found the proof I needed that showed he'd been lying & cheating on me before the official breakup dated 23rd June, possibly as long as 2-3 months.
He didn't even mourn the end of our relationship before jumping into a new one. That itself shows how little I meant to him.
Don't worry, I'm not hurt anymore. I'm just disgusted by his overall conduct (+ trying to go back on his word to provide some funds, transportation & shipping my belongings, he's also been slandering me, of course).
You can be sure once I'm in Georgia I'll cut all contacts from him. What a sorry excuse of a guy!
I'm just very relieved I didn't find out in even worse circumstances.

Now I'm ready to start my brand new drama-free life in Columbus (GA)- just one week to go!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Berry

Happy Berry
Happy Berry was handmade in felt by me using a modified version of pattern found in Baby London Star's blog.

Oh how circumstances & feelings change as the Truth surfaces!
So many things have happened since I last posted but the most important is, I now know The Truth and have decided to move on- specifically to Columbus (GA) where I'll be staying with family friends until I'm able to stand on my own.

I'm learning many Life lessons in just these few weeks...
I already learnt that I shouldn't trust someone completely, to be financially and car independent before hooking up with anyone, not depend on anyone, don't take rings or meeting his/her parents as a guarantee to a future together, always have my own "contingency plan" for the unexpected, don't pause your life for anyone, don't believe in promises...

I will try very hard not to fail or disappoint the Trust everyone has on me, including my online friends who have stuck by me when everyone else in RL hadn't.
Many have pointed out I have a lightness, naiveness and trust in the World and its people that is enviable and allows me to see everything around me in a positive Light.
I am myself and don't want to be influenced negatively by the experiences Life has in store for me.
So I will try to face everything with head held high and trust in my eyes, believing there is a reason for everything and the Gods have Someone Special awaiting around the corner.

I'm not sure when I'll be posting, my life is currently chaotic and my creative mode hiccups randomly as I slowly pack my belongings while struggling to keep up my school grades.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Creamy Mami's Kitties

Creamy Mami's Posi and Nega
Posi & Nega are handmade in felt by me using a modified version of pattern found in Baby London Star's blog.

I apologize for the delay in posting but I've been going through the worse days of my life...
He broke up with me on 23rd June 2010 because he's going through a depression phase that is causing him to go emotionally numb toward everyone, he's obviously not reasoning soundly yet states firmly he feels deep down even when he gets out of this phase he knows things won't go back to the way they were. Yet he so badly want to be friends because "I DO care about u and what happens to u".

I pretty much left my country to be with him; true, I made the choice a few months before meeting him online but it was through him that I had the courage to board that plane and later risk my family's disapproval to move in with him.
We'd made plans, set a wedding date, even chose our future children's names.
And now 2yrs into the relationship with 6 months of engagement later... I find myself dumped into another crossroads of Life with only two options to choose from: either I try to make the best of things here, wait until we have a car (ours died the day he broke up with me), get a job, try to build my own life then he leaves me everything (rented house, contents and cats) or I go back to Italy. In either case I have to start from scratch.
Oh but there's another more final alternative to end this whole mess and especially the pain...

Right now I'm trying to make sense of this mess that is currently my life while my heart breaks each second and my soul screams in pain... so please forgive me if there are long delays in blog update...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

FF's Moogle

Moogle from the Final Fantasy series is handmade in felt using pattern found in Baby London Star's blog slightly modified by me by adding wings and red pompom.
Needless to say, my fiance was enthusiastic about it, lol!

I apologize for the delay in posting, especially considering this plush was finished at the end of May, my bad :P
I've been busy with homework and in high crafting mode; in fact just yesterday I finished the first part of a project based on an 80s anime by Studio Pierrot. Curious, aren't you? I'll try to post pics soon (*wink*)
Lately I've been reminiscing while watching old anime themes (in Italian) from my childhood which have inspired me with new ideas. I'm in a crafting frenzy which also leaves me drained by the end of the day but oh what satisfaction!
Can't wait to start on new projects, need more materials & time!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The first ducky is handmade in foam using pattern found in Quilt Maker slightly modified by me; The second wacky ducky is handmade in fabric & felt using pattern found in My Soft Toys Corner

Mom's visit went very well, in fact better than we expected and we were really sorry to see her go. Summer Semester started last week. We're still rather broke but fortunately I've enough material for the next projects such as giving my Pullip a make-over and creating game related plushies for my fiance and his nephew.

Btw did anyone else notice the plush patterns now sold in Walmart? I was drooling! I want to try to get ahold of some when we have the extra cash.

Note: I learnt a new type of stitching called BlanketStitching thanks to the Wacky Ducky pattern; to be honest I think it would stand out more in a single colored fabric especially when using a thread color which is different from the fabric color. Ah well, learn from your mistakes and all that...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day with Fruit

fruit basket
This is the present I made my mom for Mother's Day.

Click here if you want to view a picture of the fruit in baskets made using pattern found on Paper Glitter's & Nabiki's blogs.
Make sure to visit their blogs for a cute strawberry party set dedicated to this holiday!

I used patterns found online for apple & pear by Paola + strawberry & kaki by Ku +pomegranate by Coconut-Lane.
As promised, here are my personal patterns for cherries (tutorial by Melissa Rambles On), banana (tutorial by Just stuff), apple, and slices of watermelon, orange & kiwi (tutorial by ThinkingMama).

Note: My mom will be visiting us from 10th to 19th May so I doubt I'll get any crafting done this week.

Hazuki wishes Happy Mother's Day
I wanted to wish "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!" to all the mommies out there!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Penguin blues

This adorable penguin is made using the same slightly-modified pattern as the round plush birdie collection.
He was made in felt as a present for a friend who'll be moving to another town soon.

The past week I've been rather busy with homework and crafting a present for Mother's Day.
Fortunately as of today I'm two subjects away from the end of this Semester and am ready to deliver my present.
What did I make, you want to know? Three cute baskets of felt fruit!
I figured it'd be a good gift that'll last throughout the year without worrying about the fruit rotting. My fiance reassures me mom will love it, I honestly hope so, I spent so much time and effort on it!

Btw I'm thinking about posting my own fruit patterns for my followers to enjoy (*wink*)
In the meantime, here are patterns for apple & pear by Paola + strawberry & kaki by Ku + pomegranate by Coconut-Lane.

Mother's Day is only a week away!
Make sure to visit Paper Glitter's & Nabiki's blogs for a cute strawberry party set dedicated to this holiday!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Funky Turtle

This funky turtle is handmade in felt and fabric.
It's a present for a friend's birthday, I think she liked it :)

Fortunately I've completely recovered from the flu & stomach virus.
Too bad the weather's been moody lately but then again it IS April and as the saying goes "April showers bring May flowers".
Yesterday my fiance started planting in our future vegetable garden.
Today I planted Morning Glory (pink & blue), Alyssum, Forget-me-not, Columbine & Marigold seeds. Here's hoping some of them sprout!

Two weeks left to the end of the school semester.
Unfortunately the summer semester starts right after which means no respite and last night I was told summer semester is usually crammed with homework, sigh.
I hope I survive it and still be able to enjoy Summer!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Musical Sunny Kitty

Ginger musical sunny cat
Ginger is wearing a dress I made using a pattern found at
She's holding a felt bag made by me.

Long time no see!
As mentioned previously, I was busy making Easter/Spring treats for my fiance's family while working on homework and battling against a bad flu accompanied by stomach virus.
Not one of my best months but at least I managed to survive it in spite of some personal issues.

Two changes I want to mention are:
1) my Etsy Shop is no more- I decided to close it for lack of sells. I realized there are way too many crafters attempting to sell their merchandise and rather than try to compete with them I'll just proceed at my own pace. If you're interested in something, please feel free to contact me;
2) you will not be reading or seeing anything to do with RainbowProject anymore- we've had a bad falling out due to her lack of consistency. My being physically sick + fed up with her prevented me from continuing to be patiently diplomatic.

To be honest, I get lonely when I'm home alone and am on the pc most of the time (crafting or homework) but I'm tired of these crazies... 3 out of 3... I'm giving up on finding someone sane to relate to online.
Why is it so hard to find "sanity" online?

At least I was lucky to find my fiance' thanks to the Internet...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Froggie servant?

Sgt. Frog
I was inspired by the main character in the wacky anime "Sgt. Frog".
This felt plush has velcro on his hands so he can hang on to things, like the vacuum!

I wanted to reassure my readers I'm still alive here in NC.
The reason I haven't posted anything new is because... I haven't really made anything new except this frog & a dress for my new bjd.

This month I'll be mainly busy making Easter treats for Family.
Since my fiance's mother plans to visit us to meet my mom who'll be staying with us a week in May, I wanted to give her some plushes to take back to the rest of the family so I'll be making a couple of Kirby plushes (apparently a favourite game character in my fiance's family) and a couple of birdies.

I already prepared a cute Easter basket with a chick and bunny (with some chocolates) for my fiance's adopted mother and will do the same for his real one.
All this while I continue with my online college classes & improving the house- talk about busy, phew!

In case I run out of time, I'll wish you all an early HAPPY EASTER!
Please make sure to enjoy Spring in all its glorious beauty!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pretear's Tyipi

Pretear's Tyipi
This little guy is the one that started the round plush birdies collection (see previous post).
He was completed before the duckling & chick but I decided to post him now instead.

Tyipi is a mascot in the anime "New Legend of Snow White Pretear".
It's pretty simple to create as long as you know how to make a round plush.
I added a little sack of rice to its bottom so it would stay upright (the drawback of round plushes).
The curly feather on top is actually a pink pipecleaner glued on the inside while the beak is made in foam.

I'm rather pleased by the result as it's identical to the original and life-sized at that!

Unfortunately Spring Break is over and not much was accomplished except more plushes but no improvements around the house because of lack of funds.
Hopefully we'll be able to do some work around the house before my mom visits in May.

Obviously I'll be busy with homework once again but will try to continue my crafting at a regular pace.

Btw I'm a tad disappointed nobody commented on my previous two posts :(
Where are my followers..?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Duckling & chick

duckling and chick
These adorable duckling & chick are handmade in felt.
They're my original creation and are perfect for Spring and Easter season!

As I mentioned earlier, I'm on Spring Break this week and planning to make the most of it.
Though currently we're not sure if we'll be able to afford buying paint for the living room walls.
We're having a bit of a dry spell which is a pity, we have so many renovations/improvements to do on the house.

I'd also like to purchase some new eyes & lashes for my Pullip- does anyone know where I can purchase them at reasonable prices?
Don't get me wrong, I love Melanie but have come to realize her face is rather bland, especially compared to other Pullips.
The only makeup she has is the bright red lipstick and a light orange eyeliner so I plan to give her a slight make-over as soon as I can afford it. Fortunately I already have sealer MSC.

Coming up next: anime inspired plushes!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


These yummy Peeps are handmade in felt.

And the best part is, they're always here and don't run the risk of disappearing in my tummy!
Yes, I admit it. I have a weakness for these marshmallow candies though I prefer the Easter version.
For some reason I find Easter Peeps taste better than Valentine's, Halloween & Christmas Peeps. Am I the only one who feels this way?

Wikipedia explains "although the original Peeps were standard marshmallow flavor, some of the newer flavors include chocolate mousse (bunnies for Easter, cats for Halloween, reindeer for Christmas), strawberry and vanilla (hearts for Valentine's Day), cocoa (cats and bats for Halloween), sugar cookie (gingerbread people for Christmas), and orange (eggs for Easter)".
Guess that explains it, it's not my taste buds going wonky.
Call me traditionalist but I prefer the standard marshmallow flavor.

Coming up next: adorable duckling & chick so stay tuned!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Platypus Arturo

Platypus Arturo
Platypus Arturo was handmade in felt as a present for my Beloved ♥

My fiance likes pudgy platypus to the point it's his staff-member character on the M.U.D., a multi-user real-time virtual world described entirely in text (aka text-based role-playing) so I made him a related plush using felt & polyfil with rice as stuffing.
Special thanks for RainbowProject for the eyes.

No, a platypus is NOT a make-believe creature.
In case some of you don't know, a Platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal living in eastern Australia.
A simple search on Google or Wikipedia will provide you with more info & images of this very original creature who baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it.

Our computer room is filled with plushes but fortunately they're characters my fiance likes so I don't feel too bad giving them to him. He especially likes the ones I make (*blush*).
I realize his opinion may be biased but his enthusiasm and positive feedback spur me into creating more :)

After today we are officially on Spring Break and it seems the weather is agreeing!
I don't know about you but I always feel so much better and crafty when it's sunny!
Hopefully we'll be able to paint the living room walls next week & convince our bitchy cat Sakura the outdoors are better for all of us, Spring is nearly here and spurs us into action!

I want to give a Special Welcome To my new follower Diana!
JD with Arturo

Monday, March 1, 2010


Each handmade Panda is inspired by a different source.

I think we can certainly say I've overcome the creative slump I was in the past few weeks, thank goodness!
I still have to work around school but have already started on some Easter Projects which I hope to be able to show you sometime this week.
I'll also try my best to take pictures of Hotaru in her Valentine's Day related outfit & make Tobby's bow to complete his Cupid outfit.
Hurrah for Spring Break next week!

I'd like to thank Karen from Urban Craft for her support.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweet (early) Birthday for me!

Azone Kitty
I apologize for the lack of updates lately.
I'm still somewhat in a creative slump and having to keep up to date with homework.
I've been making clothes for my dolls: Hotaru has a Valentine's Day related outfit & Tobby is dressed as Cupid (his outfit is nearly complete, I need to make him a bow).
I'll try to post pictures as soon as possible.

I've recently adopted the gorgeous doll you see in the picture for whom I've made kitty ears (I also made a white version).
Hazuki and the cake are both early Birthday presents from my fiance.
How can I not love this guy??

I want to wish everyone a belated

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mythical Horses

Unicorn, demon
Finally finished this project I've been working on for almost a week using old Barbie horses my friend Wendy gave me a few months ago.
Admittedly it didn't take too long to make the foam wings but the clay horn was tricky. It took 3 tries before I was satisfied.
Details such as red eyes & golden horn+hooves needed at least 3/4 layers of acrylic paint.
I don't recommend using sealer MSC on these kind of products, it had a strange effect on the unicorn's hooves which you fortunately can't see in the picture.

All in all I'm rather pleased by the end result.
My fiance was completely impressed as well :3
I plan to place these mythical horses on a shelf to be admired by all.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Strawberry Delite

Strawberry Shortcake enjoys sweets
Lately I've been in a creative stump.
I'm having a hard time scraping for will and energy, yet my mind is crowded with projects. Perhaps I've been over-filling my days with school and craft (and occasional house work) to the point of exhaustion. I guess I need to find a better way to compromise everything.
But in spite of it all I still managed to make this yummy strawberry (pattern & tutorial by Ku) cocktail and have another project or two on the works.

I've somewhat decided to try to make bomboniere for my Wedding using the crafting book "My Favorite Felt Sweets" by Joie Staff I plan to purchase soon.
In Italian tradition, Bomboniere are gifts given out on special occasions to guests.
Bomboniere usually come with Jordan almonds though I'm not sure I'll be able to attach them to the felt sweets/cakes I plan to give to our guests.
Fortunately I've still more than a year of time and crafting doesn't usually take much time, moreover I plan to give 1 Bomboniera per each couple.
Though Bomboniere are not part of American culture I decided to import them, giving my wedding a touch of my Italian heritage. I'm sure our guests will love them!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Donuts anyone?

Tobby snacks
This week I managed to catch up on school work so I took advantage of the unexpected free time to make these yummy donuts and work on a new project: PATTERNS!
That's right, yours truly is selling patterns on her Etsy Shop thanks to RainbowProject's encouragement!

Please check my Etsy Shop to see what's currently available!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Felt Food

felt food
All items are hand made in felt.
Details are painted with fabric paint using a toothpick as a brush, the cheeks are in chalk pastels.

I haven't had much time to dedicate to my hobby because of homework but I still felt the urge to create, even if something simple.
Hopefully once I get used to the load of weekly homework I can find a routine which will allow me to continue with my hobbies.

Yesterday we dropped off 7 Angel Bunnies in Lucama (NC) as part of The Toy Society project.
Btw my first two drops were recorded on The Toy Society site!

Yesterday I received my Tobby from Ajumapama earlier than expected.
He's so tiny (about 13cm) and adorable!
I want to make a little bag to carry him around my neck and a bed (which he'll share with Ginger from Pipos) in theme with his mythological origins (Tobby is a brownie fairy).
Right now he seems rather cozy resting on Melanie's lap :)
felix brownie
On a side note, my fiance & I have decided on our wedding date: if all goes well it should be on 24th September 2011.
We'd like to go to Disney World Florida on our honeymoon.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Toy Society

Angel Bunnies
As you can see I've been VERY busy with The Toy Society project I've recently joined.
I made these 10 bunnies to leave in as many places next time my Beloved is off work this week.
I hope each will warm someone's heart or give them a smile!

I've also cut felt for 10 more bunnies and plan to ask a friend working at Social Services to give them out to her "best customers" as part of The Toy Society idea.

And another 10 bunnies will be found in my Etsy Shop within the end of the month.
Do you think they will sell?
Angel Bunnies
In order to avoid burning myself out on bunnies, I decided to take a small break from them.
Now that we finally have a printer I've printed out many different patterns I found online.
I can't wait to start using them!
I also plan to make a frog plush for my Beloved's adopted mother using the fabric she gave me.
I hope she likes it!
I still need to make a cute dress for my fabric doll and work on my BJD dolls.

Today I sent layway payment for a beige Ringo Pipos I hope to adopt by the end of February.
I've been drooling after a kitty Pipos for nearly 2 years!
I'm also expecting to receive my Tobby from Ajumapama by my Birthday in February.
I bet he's even cuter in person!

As you know I've recently started College and though the classes are online the amount of work is almost over-whelming.
So far I'm holding up and trying to keep ahead so I can continue my crafting without scrambling to catch up with school work.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Toy Society

Toy SocietyToday I want to write about a very beautiful and altruistic initiative I want to join.
It's called The Toy Society, a small project all about spreading love around the world with handmade toy gifts for strangers.
It started as a small street art project in Australia and is slowly spreading around the world.
When you sign up you get an email with all the instructions including a link with the letter to attach to the toy.
When a toy is found, it's hoped the finder will send a note to the society so they know where the toys end up.
Even if some people take ages to reply I think just knowing you've warmed someone's heart or given someone a smile with a small gesture is enough to spur any crafter into joining such a project.

I like the idea so much I've already decided I want to make at least 10 of my Angel Bunnies.
I chose the bunnies because they're simple so I can make many in less time. They're also cute+springlike which is always nice in Winter. I'll make them in different colors and materials.
My Beloved and I already came up with as many places to leave them at (once you start thinking of places it's hard to stop).
I decided to leave them in places where people are... needy, to brighten up their day.

Don't you think it's a lovely project?
I had tears in my eyes reading the emails of people who found the toys from the Project...

So I'll be working on this Project for the next few days then when I'm done I'll return to my personal ones.
I still need to make a cute dress for my fabric doll, after all!

Btw as of yesterday I'm officially a College student so though all my classes are online they'll take precedence over crafting.
Therefore please be patient as I won't have as much time to dedicate to my hobbies.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Pullip/Obitsu Hybrid Sophie

Pullip Obitsu Hybrid Sophie
Sophie used to be a mini Pullip called "Little Principessa".
When I purchased her I didn't know how small she would be nor how much she would lack articulation (impulsive shopper? lol!)
Her original 4.5 inches body was replaced with a 23cm Obitsu with the help of my Beloved.
She was too pale & gothic (corpse say anything to you?) for my taste so I touched up her face-up using pink pastels for blush + eyeshadow & acrylic paint for the lips. Everything was fixed with Sealer MSC & gloss for lips + eye rims.

Sophie is holding a felt Mofy Bunny which as you know was made by me.
More pictures HERE.

I've also been working on a fabric doll (yes, sometimes I'm a multi-tasker).
Though she's part of an "Easy-to-do Fairy Doll Making Kit" I only used the body.
I already made the face & applied "Mini Quick Curls Doll Hair" but now she's too "sophisticated" for her original "simple" fairy outfit so I'll have to make her a better dress, hopefully on Wednesday.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mofy Rabbit

Mofy Rabbit

This adorable felt bunny is only 6cm, just the right size for a dollie!
The details are painted with fabric paint using a toothpick as a brush.
This plush is inspired by Mofy, the bunny created by Aki Kondo.

I made this bunny for my "Little Principessa" as an apology for leaving her so long without a body.
Her new 23cm Obitsu body has been ready for her mini Pullip head for months but I had trouble getting ahold of sealer MSC. Then I had to work on a 12plush commission and random presents so I couldn't do anything till now.

I've started touching up her face-up, she was too pale & gothic for my taste.
I want to make my own Mamachapp using Obitsu pieces.
I need to fix my J-doll's faceup which was slightly marred while trying to replace her body.
Hopefully soon I'll be able to order Obitsu parts to make a better version of Chii from Chobits for whom I've already found lovely sexy outfits on Ebay.

I was hoping to start working on Valentine's Day Project to sell on Etsy but I've neglected my dollie hobby too long so for now I want to concentrate on it.
Don't worry though! It shouldn't take me long and as this is my creative blog you can be sure it'll be updated with pictures of all my work, dollie related included.

Yikes, so many projects and not enough time!
And next week I start College!