Murasaki’s Room

3 April, 2015 (15:16) | All Entries, Blog, Crafts, Dolls, Japan, Miniatures, My Art, Projects | By: snowy

My beautiful work-in-progress traditional Japanese-style room ("washitsu") for my dolls. ^^ (It’s sort of embarrassing, but it’s so pretty and relaxing to look at up on my shelves.) (Guests never come into my room anyway, so it’s not too bad.)

Now with more random Japanese things!! :)

Some are handmade, some are bought online and some are from local Thrift Marts (the screen, the stone flower and the wardrobe being from the lattermost.)

Content Info (I know you want to know, for you own boxes! Well, here’s what’s in it):

The doll herself is a semi-customized Yeolume Blackberry (from the Pullip dolls line) wearing the clothing from a Dal Hanaayame, Pullip Youtsuzu (the red bow) and a Taeyang Maguna (the violet pants.)

The roombox is a mini dreambox, which is cheap and for easy stacking. :) Much better than the smaller squares I was using before!! :)

Lanercost Priory

30 March, 2015 (18:00) | All Entries, Art Features, Christian, Cute Animals, NOT MINE, Photography | By: snowy

Lanercost Priory, Cumbria - Happy New Year

Sheep may safely graze.

(Photo credit: Malcolm Cooper on flickr (lots of pretty photos! check out his page.)

The Fish, They Frighten

21 March, 2015 (17:42) | All Entries, Cool Things, Funny, Japan, NOT MINE, Photography, THE SEA | By: snowy


HANDS OFF ! -- Sign on Aquarium Inside the SEA SIDE DRIVE-IN

Alice in Wonderland Pullip and Blythe Doll Stationary at Etsy

30 January, 2015 (00:03) | All Entries, Blog, Crafts, Dolls, Etsy, Miniatures, My Art, Sales | By: snowy

My latest items over at my Etsy store: handmade doll-sized stationary sets!  Yes, those tiny little envelopes really do open and close… This set was inspired by my recent foray into Lewis Carroll’s best classic book. :)

Alice in Wonderland Pullip Blythe-sized Stationary Set by snowfox creations

Your dolls can now write to the friends who always misunderstand them. ;)

Alice in Wonderland Pullip/Blythe-sized 1:6 Stationary Set

For sale here. It comes with a few of the little pencils. :)

I also have sets featuring the Cheshire Cat and The Little Mermaid.

Repairing a Petite Blythe Tsuki Usagi

30 December, 2014 (18:47) | All Entries, Blog, Dolls, Japan, Projects | By: snowy

Longtime fans of this blog will know that I have a soft-spot for anything Heian: and that I love miniatures/dolls. Predictably, I wanted to add the mini doll Petite Blythe Tsuki Usagi プチブライスつきうさぎ to my collection.

Petite Blythe Tsuki Usagi  プチブライスつきうさぎ with LPS Blythe Body

She’s an adorable little doll, about 11cm high (the size of Littlest Pet Shop mini Blythes and Little Dals,) with a theme from the fairy tale Taketori Monogatari (sometimes better known as the story of Princess Kaguya, although this isn’t the official title.) Tsuki Usagi- “Moon Rabbit”- even comes in a little canister shaped like (and decorated as) a little stalk of bamboo.

Her clothes- although simplified- are for their size an astonishingly accurate portrayal of the Heian-era “itsutsu-ginu-kouchiki” junihitoe worn by noblewomen. She even has a little white kosode with red nagabakama, and a tiny little fan!

But apparently, there was a production flaw her model: the paint used for her bloomers seems to interact badly with the plastic, and cause it to crumble, right out of the box. :(

Fortunately for her, a never-deboxed LPS mini Blythe was on hand, to, um, donate a similarly-sized body to her. (This involved slicing down the new body’s huge neck-peg and sanding down her neck/shoulders/peg quite a good bit, so it’s no fix for amateurs- but it did work!)

The new body: