Friday, April 27, 2012

I Did It!

Last Friday, I told myself that I HAD to take doll pictures. It had been to long. And then! I did it!

First off, I did the Playthings Earth Day challenge. (Vote for me!)


It's not the most original picture, but growing food is important to me. It's another way to fight the man. Runs in the family, too.

Then, I got a few of Draculaura and Frankie:

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"Is for girls!" said Chloe, our cat. "Is thing I knows, because car has a dolls, and also has a gray." Cats can't see color. She meant pink.


It took me for-frickin'-ever to get everybody stuffed in the roaster. I never had a Barbie car.


Hey! HEY. You use your turn signal, little missy! I'm not having my insurance go up because of you!

I got a few of Operetta with my bass, too.




Then, Stica and I took our Puddle pictures. (Check out Puddle! Vote for me!)




Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend Plans

You guys, I need to take doll photos this weekend.

For one, I have to get my Earth Day photo done for Playthings. You all are entering too, right? I think I know what I'm doing, I just hope it's ... Earth Day-ey enough. I thought about taking a picture around our recycle bin, but eww. Our garbage is pretty gross.

Although I'm not going, I do want to get a photo in for Puddle. They hold a pullip photo contest every year, and this year, I actually have an idea!

And, Monster High. Because general. Everybody ought to take more MH photos.

I'm thinking I'm going to make myself take some special time this afternoon. What are your weekend plans?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

General Flickr Doll Groups

Here's some Flickr groups that cater to all dolls, since I know there's lots of you that collect more than one kind:

Dolls.FM: Pullip, Blythe, Dollfie and Other Dolls
"Plastic People" or Mannequins, Dolls and More -- they allow you to post 50 pictures per month. I try to hit my limit every month, but I haven't done it yet! :O
Doll Collections
Doll Circus

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Let's Talk Velcro!

Let's talk velcro, shall we?

Some people are going to only put their doll clothes together with snaps, or buttons, or hooks and eyes, or fairy wishes and moon dust, and that's fine, but for you and me, we velcro our stuff together. Having the right kind is important. Let's discuss what is the right kind.


Anything labeled "sticky back" is NOT. the right kind. For one, don't get fooled, it won't stick permanently to doll clothes. For two, you can't sew it. The glue on the back makes this stuff thick and impossible to sew. I've tried ... even with pliers, it's way too hard. Don't run it in a machine. The glue will get into your machine cogs and ... no. Just no.

Watch out, because sticky back velcro hides in the wild!


Look really close. This is sticky back velcro.


First of all, you don't want to be associated with anything "fusion." You're sewing. You sew. Get that fusing web out of your head. Second of all? Sticky back.


THIS is the correct stuff. It's thinner than normal velcro, very similar to the kind AG uses. It'll run through a machine. Perfect!

They changed the label on it, though. I know it says it's for cables, but they meant doll clothes. Trust me. This used to be branded as thin velcro for sewing. I guess it sells better this way?