Friday, June 1, 2012

Free time, and some Pullip pics

I've been quite busy with work these past few weeks that I haven't had much extra time to do anything besides chores, errands, and eating out (harhar). In fact, I'm only taking a break from work now because my brain is falling asleep. And come to think of it, I need a snack.

In other news, I've reinstalled The Sims 3 on my laptop and added a few expansion packs. Howdy, old friend! I've been playing Sims since the first ever version was released (a very long time ago) and it has always been an effective way for me to loose track of the hours. Ok so I shouldn't be wondering where all the rest of my free time went. But but but... having a pet horse in-game is sooo much fuuun!

So while my Sim was earning a motherload of Simoleons busking in the streets of Sunset Valley, nothing much happened for me IRL. Er, I mean I have been busy with work. Really! Ok, I'll just post a few pics of Indigo, my Pullip Tiphona. I've had her for some time but haven't posted any pics so far.

Here she is in her box. You can see my junk lying around in the background.

While Henri had horrible stock shoes, Tiphona has pretty decent ones. Her bag is cute too.

Here's a closer shot... she's so darn pretty! Hm, why don't I make a Sim that looks like a Pullip? That's an idea...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hey Girl!

My sisters and I love watching New Girl because it's darn funny.Plus Zooey Deschanel wears the cutest clothes. There was a green and blue outfit that I particularly liked in one of the episodes so I made it for my Pullip.

More pics here and here

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Injured thumb projects

Here are last week's small (literally small) projects - a felt bag and a dress.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I spent a good few hours last week trying a few wigs on Candice. I went for the gray one for everyday wear.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Supplies: Gilders Paste

I've had my eye on Baroque Art's Gilders Paste for some time but only purchased a pot recently from Artbeads. It comes in a 1.5oz tin and sort of looks and smells like shoe polish. But what is it actually? It's a waxy tinted adhesive that you can use to add color or highlights to a variety of materials such as metal, wood, resin, ceramics, etc.

I got a pot of Guilders Paste in Patina because I love that turquoise oxidized look. You can use a rag or a brush or your fingers to apply it. I opted for a dried-up wet wipe.

I used a sweater guard I made a while back for this experiment. Ok time to try this stuff on the bee brass stampings. Just a light smudge...

I was supposed to put some on just the wings but eager fingers weren't so careful. I ended up getting it all over. :(

The bee on the right is my second attempt. Now that's better. I'm really liking Gilders Paste. Just a little goes a loooong way. It takes just a few minutes to become dry to the touch and 12 hours to completely cure. Beautiful effect too. The finish adds more interest to the stampings, like I unearthed this sweater guard from my grandma's chest of vintage goodies. Will definitely be trying out some other colors of this product too.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

This week's loot

A few packages arrived the other day, mostly of beading supplies. I really really need to get started on my beading projects now. The doll wigs I ordered from CanCan also arrived. But I don't want to attack the task of changing Candice's wig with my thumb still not fully functional. Or maybe I will because I can't wait that long.

{supplies and a couple of doll wigs thrown in the mix}

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


A carpentry accident has left my left thumb unusable for the past week. I finally got to start working on Wally's toy fridge, and I thought it would be a good idea to salvage the wood from my old closet. So after sawing up the wood to toy-fridge size, I was prepping it for sanding. Then I accidentally slashed my thumb with a putty knife while scraping off some extra stubborn 13 year old dried wood putty on one of the panels. Funny thing is, I didn't even feel a thing. It was the massive bleeding that freaked me out. Apparently it was a pretty deep (1.5 cm) arterial laceration - my finger was peeing blood. It had to get stitched. And a 1.5 inch section of a wooden tongue depressor was bandaged to my thumb to keep it from bending. Boo.

So today marks the first week of my stitched-up thumb. I haven't washed the dishes in a week. Hooray for that! But at the same time it's been pretty challenging to do a lot of menial tasks like opening a bottle or cutting the fingernails on my right hand. Needless to say, the toy fridge project has been put on hold indefinitely. Well, this has been a very unproductive week for me. And with that I'll leave you with a picture of our room. Because a picture of my mangled finger would be really gross.