Monday, October 27, 2014

7 out of 8 isn't bad.

I just need to glue on the eyelashes.  The weather changes tomorrow, that's the end of painting until next spring.  Before anyone thinks I'm a millionaire, several of those heads share bodies.  Most heads don't have a dedicated wig or pair of eyes.  I have 30 pairs of grab bag glass eyes on order, but they won't ship for another month.  After messing with those, I'll have a better idea of what I want.

I've decided to re-buy my 2003 camera.  It's unambitious, but it produced better images than the faux-DSLR I got as a hand-me-down a few years ago.  It has less than half the megapixels, fewer features, but the images are all that really matters.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Keep on truckin

I'll have a new memory card reader, soon.  I probably have one remaining week for painting.  Once the temperature goes below around 70 and the humidity over 60, the Mr. Super Clear starts acting up.

My dad got me a surprise tribble.  I didn't want or need one, but she came from the animal shelter spayed and with her shots, and that solves half the trouble with tribbles.  She is very bossy.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Dollstown Estella and Estella Boy twins

I'm still working away.  I'm mostly finished with Estella and her brother, the Estella Boy.

I'll soon own a brand new Janome Sewist 500.  It's all mechanical, and has adjustable presser foot pressure, which I feel is necessary for sewing small fussy things.  It has fewer features than my old machine, but I didn't want to pay more than $300.  There are cheaper machines with more goodies, but this looked like the most reliable one for the money.

Once I've sold some miscellaneous doll stuff, I'd like to make a big TaoBao accessories order through a shopping service.  Prices are usually half to a third that of eBay and western resellers, and there are so many more products available.  Several shops offer "small iris" options on their eyes.

Smumu threaded glitter eyes
Smumu eyes with translucent blue pupil
Smumu eyes in all blue
NYX eyes B2
MaoDoll eyes in emerald green
Smumu high dome eyes
NYX eyes B7
Minitonghua small iris eyes in blue
Minitonghua small iris eyes in green