Blythe before and after

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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.

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.

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.