Saturday, August 12, 2017

Timely Bday Present!

Well, I honestly cannot believe this! This year hubby had to chase me -literally- because I was not sure of wanting a gift. I had some ideas in mind but I didn't want to buy anything or spend money. After some convincing arguments from him, I caved in.

This gift is a book about period clothing, of which I hope to get the other volumes too! It has patterns, but most of all, it teaches about construction, where to measure and so on. And I have so many ideas and projects of period clothing for my dolls. I actually found this book through a girl on the Discord BJD server!

I have some things I want to share of it, and Cookie is helping me! There are several anecdotes and interesting stuff after the cut. And more photos!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Researching BJDs: 16cm Tinies!

Ah well, you know me. I love doing research. Plus, I think these series of posts may be useful to somebody! This one is actually... of my interest. I have had some fairy characters in mind, and I found myself window shopping for tinies, until I realized I haven't seen a list of companies. So here it is!

What it is included here? 16cm tinies, which are usually childish, stylized and looking like a chibi with huge heads. I'm not including anthro tinies, but if anyone is interested I may do a separated list for those too. Since these are not like the minis, I'm including other info for them.

However, please take in mind that I selected them based on my own subjective criteria. This means: 16cm tall (more or less), heads around 5-6" wigs, not anthro, stylized and not realistic. So, without further ado, you can find the list under the cut! At the bottom there is also a list of cancelled/sold-out lines, just to have that info in there.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Interview with Summomo

Hello there! I know we are a couple days ahead, but it is time for a new interview! This time, let me introduce you to Maria, the artist of Summomo! In case you don't know her, she does amazing footwear for BJD by hand, and has several styles and materials.

As always, the interview is both in English and Spanish, and all photos are used with permission. This time, though, the translation is the English version, so I apologize for any mistakes. So, without further ado...!

Hi there! Thank you for accepting the interview!
Hello! Thanks to you for counting with me for the interview. My name is Maria and I’m from Spain, precisely from Malaga, also known as the Sun’s Coast. My nickname comes from Chobbits manga, the small robot called Summomo. It was a personal joke at home, because I’m to active, getting oriented on trips, doing to-do lists… I used it on my personal blog and in forums, but I never thought it would end up as a definitive name. I didn’t want to lose my contacts when I started my store, and Summomo stayed as an official name! Maybe the logo is more personal than the name, which is a momiji leaf. I love Japan ♥
¡Hola! ¡Muchas gracias por aceptar la entrevista!
Hola!! Muchas gracias a ti por contar conmigo para la entrevista. Me llamo María, soy de España, concretamente de Málaga también conocida como la Costa del Sol. Mi apodo evidentemente viene de los comic de Chobbits, el pequeño robots que se llama Sumomo. Era mi mote de broma en casa, por lo de ser activa, orientarnos en las viajes, hacer listas de tareas pendientes… lo usaba en mi blog personal y en foros pero nunca pensé que se quedaría como nombre definitivo. Cuando la tienda empezó no quería perder a las personas que me conocían y ¡Summomo se quedó cómo nombre oficial! Quizás es más personal el logo, que es una hoja roja de arce japonés (momiji) me encanta Japón ♥

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Faeries Books ~ Lore

Oops, I'm so sorry! Last weekend I got inspired after a photo about books I saw on Pinterest, and decided that it was time to make another lore snipped. I have joked several times with Merry not differentiating novels from history (here and here), so I think it is finally time I do something to explain why is that... and not only due to Merry's innocence.

So, thus I went to my biggest source of props... err... my mom's house xD I only have new books or college books, but she has tons of them, loads of them. And some are old! With gloriously yellowed pages and hardcovers with golden/silver details that were just what I had in mind. So picture me going out of her house, balancing an insane pile of books, while she was suggesting me to put them on a box to carry them easily xD

Anyways, as before, have a cute photo of Merry (no new outfit here, I just wanted to reuse this one, because it is lovely). The lore is under the cut!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lacy Regency

Thing was... I got bitten by the I need to sew something historical bug, followed by the OMG I love Regency gowns bug. I wanted to try something different for me, and wanted to make a lacy Regency gown... and my mom loves to put that girly stuff on her doll Calina, so I thought it would be the perfect occasion to make another dress for her.

Anyways, this post only contains dress photos, since I'm so proud of this gown (and my mom loved it!!). However, I have some hopefully funny anecdotes to share, about me fighting the fabrics and patterns. More under the cut!