A 1:6-doll-sized this outfit, which is my favorite type of Heian~ish-era wear. The brocade for the outer kimono was, ahem, “harvested” from a mass-produced vintage geisha doll, who inexplicably wore a hikizuri of passable-Heian tiny brocade: . Her hitoe is mostly fake (think a really complex date-eri!) and made from tiny, cotton kiku-tatewaku fabricthat showed up at my local fabric store a few years back. (I only regret not buying more of it!! Doll-sized, cheap-ish, KIKU TATEWAKU fabric, without having to pay for the shipping!! it was a great day! :D )
Someone with too much time on their hands can see all of my WIP shots here.
I was going to make the hat, and had it halfway-done, but I didn’t have the patience to finish all of those tiny, detailed butterfly knots for the strings… I may get around to doing the hat, but it’s currently on hold…
As Pullip dolls are about the size of a Barbie, and Barbies are cheaper/less-fragile, I eventually moved this outfit to a cheaper Barbie doll for display on a shelf… because every doll-shelf needs a travelling court-lady.
Finished this purse, in a type of shell-stitch crochet. :) It’s a lovely teal color, and has motifs of shells / seigaiha woven into the fabric via the crochet.
It’s currently for sale at my etsy.
Handmade Rose Hat & Scarf for Dal/Pullip/Byul or 8-9 BJD Doll, a photo by snowfoxcreations / ningyousuki on Flickr.
Completed! a pink and purple rose-themed scarf and hat set for Dal, modelled by my Tiger Lily Byul. :)
(btw Byuls get a lot of bad press, but Tiger Lily, at least, is GORGEOUS in real-life after borrowing a Dal eyemech. Her faceup is just so great.)
Via flickr: Redid the teal mermaid… still working on some of the other craft projects…
This doll’s outfit, with most of its accoutrements, is handmade (except for the tail) and the background is made using foamboard, brown paper and marble-patterned shelf-liner. The plants and gravel and aquarium decor items.
(Her wig is a 1/4 8-9” BJD Doll Hair Wig for SD DOD LUTS Dollfie New by thestylehome at Ebay; despite the listed 8-9 size, it won’t fit a Pullip unless you hack the elastic and glue it on. Although I cut the elastic to fit a Pullip, it still wasn’t ideal- but I found that it does work well for a smaller-sized Dal..)
The doll model, faceup and eyes are stock Hina Ichigo.
The clothes and staff are from an old 12-inch Irwin doll, but her tiara, choker and belt were handmade (the tiara being made from metallic gold origami paper, Sharpie pens and a covering of clear postal tape.. Well, why not?) Her wig is a Cancan-Jseries 53a dkgreenmix in size 9-10 and her eyechips are ixtee [P1-07] Pullip 12 mm Eyechips chips (Glossy) Cherry.
The doll herself is a Pullip Nahh-ato (with some slight faceup modifications, most notable in the removal of her horrible stock lipstick) rebodied with a Liv Daniella body for posability.
This is what I’ve been doing lately: doll-sized aquariums! I love fish and miniatures, so this was kind of a natural end-result, I suppose. ^^;
The Clownfish and Mini Killer Whale ones are still available at my dolls/miniatures Etsy shop.
More to come.