Tsubo-Shouzoku kimono in doll-size

19 March, 2014 (21:07) | All Entries, Dolls, Japan, My Art, Projects, Sewing | By: snowy

1:6-sized Tsubo-Shouzoku (Heian-era Traveling-wear Kimono Set)

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, “harveste” 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.

Teal Mermaid Crocheted Purse – for sale at Etsy!

12 March, 2014 (19:05) | All Entries, Crafts, Crochet, Etsy, My Art | By: snowy

aqua teal mermaid crocheted shell stitch purse

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, 8-9 Doll

12 February, 2014 (21:57) | All Entries, Crafts, Crochet, Dolls, Etsy, My Art, Sewing | By: snowy

rose hat and scarf for Dal Pullup Byul 8-9 doll 1-03-w by snowfoxcreations / ningyousuki
Handmade Rose Hat & Scarf for Dal/Pullip/Byul or 8-9 BJD Doll, a photo by snowfoxcreations / ningyousuki on Flickr.

Via 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.)

Teal Mermaid Dal

21 September, 2013 (22:57) | All Entries, Crafts, Dolls, My Art, Projects, THE SEA | By: snowy

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.

Sailor Pluto Custom Doll

18 September, 2013 (03:03) | All Entries, Dolls, Projects | By: snowy

sailor pluto custom pullip doll
Via Flickr: Finally, a halfway decent photo of this custom… (I’m thinking about redoing her as something slightly more respectable than an anime custom, like a historical recreation or something, so I thought I’d finally get out some decent photos of her…)

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.

Mini Aquariums 1

30 July, 2013 (21:07) | All Entries, Blog, Crafts, Cute Animals, Dolls, Etsy, My Art, THE SEA | By: snowy

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.

baby turtle terrarium mini doll aquarium by ningyousuki at etsy

baby turtle terrarium mini doll aquarium by ningyousuki at etsy

neon green goldfish pullip mini doll aquarium by ningyousuki at etsy

neon green goldfish pullip mini doll aquarium by ningyousuki at etsy

 wooden clownfish mini blythe doll aquarium by ningyousuki at etsy

wooden clownfish mini blythe doll aquarium by ningyousuki at etsy

orca killer whale mini doll aquarium by ningyousuki at etsy

orca killer whale mini doll aquarium by ningyousuki at etsy

Art Feature: Crocheted Coral Reef

10 July, 2013 (22:57) | All Entries, Art Features, Cool Things, Crafts, NOT MINE, THE SEA | By: snowy


(small, you have to click through to view!)

Had to blog this, because it impressed me. This entire fake coral reed is made of crocheted yarn!!

I’ve toyed with the idea of making crocheted coral and anenomes before (hey, I’m a sea nerd…) but it never occured to me that one could make an entire reef. 0__0 (no, don’t worry, I’m not going to try it!! ^^; )

You can view the LARGE version of it + fave/comment here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/6060shop/5826597932/

Photo by 6060eyes (who runs the 6060 etsy store for amigurumi parts. She sells handpainted animal eyes there- which, yes, come in 12mm size and work great for Dals/Pullips. The prices aren’t that bad (about $1 USD per pair, and you pick the colors) so if you have the cash and can’t paint well yourself, it’s worth checking out. The shop also has amigurumi/stuffed animal noses, owl-eyes, eyechips in other colors and who knows what else… It’s a good place to hit if you like amigurumi.

6060 also blogged the coral reef- with lots of pictures!- here @ her blog.

Art Feature: Underwater Seascape Aquatic scene Glass Fish by CandelariasArt

9 July, 2013 (01:22) | All Entries, Art Features, Cool Things, Crafts, Cute Animals, NOT MINE, THE SEA | By: snowy

Underwater Seascape Aquatic scene Glass Fish by CandelariasArt

Underwater Seascape Aquatic scene Glass Fish by CandelariasArt

Best use of an old appliance grill ever! Underwater Seascape Aquatic scene Glass Fish by CandelariasArt on Etsy.

Not mine, but wanted to share it and it’s awesome. (If I had the cash and no more pressing concerns, I’d be blogging an “I just bought this! :D” entry, but…

If you’re on Etsy, you can clickthrough the links above to fave/view/purchase. As of July 8, 2013 it’s still available.