Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I have 5 pairs of shoes. The MH Ghouls....I've lost count at 52 last year...

Current Mood : Quiet

I got the accompanying 'Vampire' shoes from the MH Create A Monster kit off eBay, again just for a couple bucks, and was astounded at how good they looked with the 'de-snitched' outfit. So I took Lagoona's picture again, this time with an old Barbie backdrop I found at a thrift store for a quarter. It was out because Beloved needed the cheap art portfolio I had it stored in, and I kinda shrugged and said 'what the heck'. I didn't realize I had it at such a weird angle...

Didn't get to sew yesterday, but I did today - and you get the photos tomorrow ! Operetta looks great in a slim skirt. If ya sell me a doll in pants, I'll make her a dress or skirt, first thing. Put her in a dress, I'll have her in jeans the day after I take her outta the box. It's just the way I roll. The simple 'four-dart half-hour ~ forty-five minutes, tops' skirt took me about an hour. It'd been so long since I made one, I wanted to take my time. Plus, I learned a few new finishing tricks since the last one, and I wanted to try 'em out. Went OK. Skirt really looks good with her issue blouse. But darn near any doll can benefit from having a black pencil skirt in her wardrobe. Except maybe the guy dolls...and even then, some of 'em really do have the legs for it ! 

I tried it on my broken armed Ghoulia for fittings...and wouldn't you know it, the glue's not holding. So, while I had KJ out, I sewed up a simple tube of elastic to at least hold the arm together. So now, she has an arm brace that looks like sporting equipment or a white ACE bandage for a strain. Can always say she hurt her elbow skating... or CLEPing out of her first year of University. Those essay tests'll kill ya ! You get the photo of that on Thursday.

And it occurred to me that I had to break the plastic protection off that cone of black thread to use it - so while KJ was out, I also made a little drawstring cone cozy. It's funny, but years ago, I bought some white cone thread, and made a 'cool cats' on black fabric cozy for it when I noticed it was getting dusty on top. Today, without thinking, I decided to use some white fabric with cats on it. So now I have a white thread cone in a mostly-black cozy, and a black thread cone in a mostly-white cozy. Too bad they're too widely different sizes, or I'd swap 'em out. Guess I could take photos of them for Friday...

Or not. I hope to have some other goodies sewn by then. I wanna make something new for Cupid, and poor Gil is still wearing his issue clothes ! Yikes. I really gotta pay some more attention to the fellas. 


  1. Glad to see you're back, Dorrie! I was a little worried when you disappeared so soon after surgery! Happy you're okay, and can't wait to see what you're been sewing! :)

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