Saturday, January 19, 2013

Full drive ahead

It's a rainy Saturday today, and I'm glad I planned to stay home. I have MBLAQ's [Cry], [Y] and [Stay] on replay (they're one of the reasons I haven't been working fast enough, their variety shows just occupy so much of my spare time since I only started watching their things this year yikes).

Anyway, back to dolly work! :) Here's a look at limited edition pleated skirts we made:
some pleated skirts

They'll be limited to 2 pieces each, for SD and MSD size for the beige midi skirts. The silver lamé somewhat-mini skirts would have 3 pieces per size. They only come in such limited quantity because we ran out of fabric. :p We made them from human tops, actually. I found them in stores and bought them for the fabric. Oops.

And another dress design in our upcoming collection features colourful birds on black chiffon:

* vol de nuit *

This image shows our prototype design with the M-curved bust. It will be sold in a one-of-a-kind set with sparkle thigh-high socks and a bejewelled felt collar. I'm still figuring out how bejeweled the collar ought to be without being overdone. *cracks brain*

We would like to have the dress go with sparkle socks, but materials only allow perhaps 2 sets per size. I think this upcoming collection, we'll most probably be trying to hold sales on the blog or on flickr. :) Stay tuned for more work-in-progress talk!
Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's the year 2013~ A whole new year has arrived and I can't wait to create more new things! It's unfortunate that the blog didn't get updated as often as I'd like, but I hope to put in more entries this year. :)

Here's a look at a new accessory in the making!

I had ordered some hand-crafted clay macarons from AiClay last year (for both SD and MSD sizes that are necklace charm sized). She had adorable macaron-themed jewelry for humans, as well as loose pieces packaged in little boxes for doll props. They just looked perfect for this little accessory project of mine that was inspired by delicious and luxurious Japanese jewelry brand Q-Pot.

These macaron charms were originally supposed to adorn necklaces on their own, with rhinestone accents. However, they were so dainty, the weight of the clasp would pull the necklace back on the doll's neck. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't make anything suitable with these sweet charms, so had to keep them while I figure out what else I can do to incorporate them into.

Finally last month, I came across some tiny gold eiffel tower charms that would work perfectly with the macarons! After all, these sweets originated from France, so how apt! :D Maname, my SD girl, is modeling the first necklace made. The macaron is actually an MSD sized one because I found the SD one was still a little too large for a dainty necklace project. Each necklace will have a rhinestone embellished macaron (very minimal, just 2, since they're so small), a gold eiffel tower charm and a swarovski bicone. They come in three combinations, with pink, lavender and mint coloured macarons.

Here are my materials...

The pink macaron would be paired with a mint alabaster AB swarovski bicone; the lavender with rose alabaster swarovski, while the mind macaron will go with a clear AB swarovski bicone crystal. I'm in love with swarovski crystals. *_* My recent trip to KL brought me five new colours of hot-fix swarovski crystals that I can't wait to embellish clothes and shoes with!

Here are some of the new charms and things I recently acquired. Mucho ouch to my wallet, but I just cannot resist collecting all these things that sparkle...

The ribbon charms were mainly for embellishing doll shoes. I was having my incoming Unon girl in mind with her four pairs of heels. <3 However, only the one huge ribbon looked like it was a suitable size, and even so, it looked best on a pair of MSD flats. Haha... The other smaller ribbons didn't work, so I guess I need to figure out more projects that I can use them on! The pearly white flowers would be perfect for nice pearly patterns on clothes. Designer wear are huge inspirations. <3

I even broke down and bought a pair of Fluffy Yarn leggings in peach from Uniqlo because I'd like to see if we can make cardigans for SD girls like Gelato Pique's Moco Moco clothing. *-* I've been procrastinating a little too much for comfort in 2012. Let's hope I regain my 'fire' this year!