Tuesday, January 28, 2014

AA, BB, Pullip??

I bought two Pullips from a friend awhile ago- one is Jada, maybe, and the other was Bloody Red.  I liked Bloody Red, but I think what I liked most was her clothing.  She arrived to me starkers.  I had decided to customize her into a Calavera.  That was a bust.  I have now decided to customize her into a black beauty or African American doll.

I just decided this a few hours ago while there was snow flurries.  No painting happening today, or tomorrow; however, Friday's weather is looking like perfect painting day!

Now, I regret taking our her stock eye chips.  I am not sure if I can track them down.  I do have Icy chips so maybe they will work.

Once again, the problem is ALWAYS the body.  I have a spare Pullip body, but not sure if I want to destroy it yet. Pullip Style is out of replacement bodies for Pullip.

I will try to take some photos and keep my post updated.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jasper Hat for Ken

I made this hat for a friend's Twilight Jasper doll.  I have not heard how it works out with his hair yet, but it looks great on my vintage Ken. I thought I would share the pattern with everyone.  As of right now, I have not tested out all of the stitch counts.  They should be pretty close though.

Jasper Hat for Ken

by Natalie Scrimshire, owner of Blythe Knits Etsy Shop

Supplies:

US 2 DPNs
Sock yarn
Darning needle

Start-

CO 32 sts, work in the round

K1 x P1 rib for 3 rounds.

K15, KFB, K15, KFB (34 sts)

St. st. for 1 inch.

Decreases-

K14, K2tog, K14, K2tog (32 sts)

Knit 2 rounds.

*K6, K2tog,* all around.  (28 sts)

Knit 1 round.

*K5, K2tog,* all around (24 sts)

Knit 1 round.

*K4, K2tog,* all around. (20 st)

*K3, K2tog,* all around. (16 sts)

*K2, K2tog,* all around. (12 sts)

*K2tog,* all around. (4 sts)

Cut yarn and pull through the remaining stitches.  Weave in ends.

Copyright by Natalie Scrimshire, 2014.  Please do not reproduce my pattern or product for commercial purposes.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Still around!

Seems that all of my latest blog entries have had the theme "I'm still here."  I am.  Christmas came and went.  I did knit a lot but sewing was a complete bust.  I am hoping for a little easier semester ahead of me.  I have the spring semester and a 5 week summer semester left!  My internship will extend on into August and hopefully I will have my hours complete with a diploma in my hand!!

Since it is the new year I guess I should join the flock and post my goals and resolutions.

Goal #1, Graduate
Goal #2, Yarn stash bust
Goal #3, Do my best to not add anymore dolls to my collection.
Goal #4, Only buy yarn with a project in mind and start immediately.

Since I'm trying not to buy more dolls, the ones that I have (like my Pullips) will go into storage.  This way I will keep the same ones and bring them back out like a kid with old/new toys!  In theory this should work, I will see.

I am moving sometime late spring/early summer.  Actually I am moving one house over from my current house, but I have a lot of things to go through before then.  Many items are going to charity.  It is just time to declutter.  It is so hard!  The best part about the new house is that I will be getting a sewing/craft/doll room!!  YAY!

I close this entry with a photo I took last night of my new Luxie Lou shirts:

Michael (Furry Bella Bo), Natty (I Love You Its True), and all of my little Chihauhuas.
Tico and Roo are my real life Chihuahuas. :)



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Long time no read, eh?

I am still trudging through my graduate work.  I can almost see the end of the tunnel.  Maybe life will go back to normal afterwards.

I guess my last new doll that I posted here was Disco Boogie-- Quinn.  I now have Pow Wow Poncho SBL version named Poe, and the new face mold RBL+ Hi Ho Marine, Lemon.

It seems that I already had Ralphie.  I just purchased the new middie Furry Bella Bo (or something like it).

Hopefully at Christmas time I will more to report and show off.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happenings

I have not felt the mood to blog recently.  I have spent majority of my summer doing school work.  I will be doing school work until December.

Still around, still obsessed with doll, just no time to blog or create. :(

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hook

Hook arrived yesterday!  His stock Captain Hook outfit is hilariously cute, but I immediately put him in street clothing.  I found a Fashionista Ken (Ryan, who ever he is) set which everything fit except for the shoes.

Stock heeled pirate boots

Nadine and Hook


I happened to have some squishy boots that are from Ken or G.I. Joe that went on when I cut a slit down the backs.  A nice surprise is that my vintage Ken clothing fits! 

I put my Tinker Bell Dal (got her from Tuesday Morning as well as Hook, but not in my state) up against Hook and I can see the brother/sister resemblance.  I am learning a lot about the Pullip family tree- Pullip's boyfriend is Taeyang, her ex is Namu, Isul is Pullip's little brother, Dal is Taeyang's little sister, Byul is Dal friend, Yeolume is Pullip and Taeyang's future child....Yikes!  It sounds all complicated.  I think at some point Pullip and Taeyang are getting friends too.

I want to get Hook a new wig and eye chips.  But as of right now, he will stay in a Blythe wig and stock eyes.


I don't think Ken realizes another man is in the house yet. He is suspicious since I took off with his clothing.



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Move over Ken

I'm just not that into boy dolls.  There are those select few custom Blythe boys that I drool over (the one that looks like a Burtonesque Johnny Depp love times a million), but over all they just aren't my thing.  Several years ago (before Blythe) I got a 1963 or 64 Mattel Ken from an estate sale.  He is a very nice looking blonde boy.

For the longest he was naked.  Now he has a nice little wardrobe thanks to my ebay misadventures.

Well, Ken has to move over and make room for a new boy.  Tuesday Morning has had Disney Pullips, Dals, Byuls, and Taeyangs hit the stores.  I have a Tinker Bell Dal and now a Hook Taeyang.

I have to go hunt some clothes down for him as well as a boyish wig.