Middie Blythe before and after

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I have a Middie (the mid-size of a regular Blythe), it was originally a ‘Twinkle Princess’. I customized her like I did with the original Blythe but used Mohair instead of alpaca for the reroot and gave her eyebrows and hand-made mohair eyelashes. I wanted her to look pale and a bit ghostly.

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Blythe before and after

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If you read my About page, you know I get into many different things. One of them is Blythe dolls, I customized mine and it was pretty painstaking: sanded and carved face, nose, lips, gaze correction, sleep eyes, hand painted eyes, faceup(makeup), pierced ears, new eyelashes and fully rooted Suri alpaca hair (knot method). Pics are only headshots because I haven’t gotten around to doing clothes or styling the hair yet. Overall, I’m happy with the results.

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Craft fodder

I got my DH to cut up some branches of our heavily pruned ornamental plum tree. They are drying on a window sill. I love the look of them and already have some ideas on how to use these.
Cut branches

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Kitty

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I made a needle-felted kitty. It looks black in the pictures but actually it’s a very dark charcoal. The eyes are hand-painted glass cabochons and the limbs are movable and string-jointed. It’s the first “jointed” stuffie that I made. I’ll probably experiment with more jointed systems. Overall I think I’m satisfied with the way it turned out.

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Baerschweinchen

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A little story about this bear-piglet: in German there is a term called Innerer Schweinehund. It means “inner pig-dog” which is equivalent to “inner devil” or personal demons. I thought would be funny to make different personifications of hybrid animals in little stuffie form.

This little bear-piglet is the first stuffie I ever made, fully crocheted with pure wool and needle felted. The eyes are handmade.

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kodama

kodama

A little while ago, I made a diorama/sculpture of Kodama (they are cute/creepy forest spirits from the movie Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki). It was for my son’s girlfriend. It took a really long time to make since I was not familiar with the materials; it was made from a 4×4 block of cedar and epoxy putty. It took a while to build up, wait for layers to dry and then paint. But I learned quite a bit from the piece and it put me on the path to 3D art.

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