Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pictures Would Be Helpful...

But I haven't got any right now. 

The "stovepipe" for Parker's attic has had the first coat of black paint, and I'm pretty happy with how it looks so far!  I'm hoping to have time Sunday afternoon to do another coat.  I cut up a lot more craft sticks for the floor, and I took apart a clementine crate and a coaster to use to make her a table and chairs/bench.

Taking stuff apart is kind of fun.  I don't really have the right kind of tools for anything, so I was just prying things apart with a craft knife.  The main thing is that it worked!

I've been waiting on an opening on a commission list to get some horns made for Parker (at which point she can make her debut), and today one opened up so I grabbed it! 

I've been working on a little sweater for her at lunch (yay for small enough to be portable projects!), based on Wovenflame's One button cardigan pattern.  I'm trying for long sleeves, as this is to go over a little sleeveless dress I sewed for her.

I'm not sure what it is about some dolls, but they seem to come with an inbuilt "colour scheme" or preference for me.  Samara, for example, is rarely in anything other than pink or white.  Kipling seems to wind up in either the brightest of bright colours or neutrals.  Cairo seems to wear colours that are often coded as "boys" colours.   Kipling and Cairo share some outfits, but not so much Samara.

This new character, Parker, appears to dress entirely in black, white, shades of grey, with the occasional shot of blue.  Rainbow socks will not be appearing on her I guess!  LOL


  1. You are a very patient person. The craft sticks must have taken a while to do!

    I can't wait to see Parker. She sounds so interesting and mysterious.

    I find with my dolls, it tends to be specific styles. Only one of my girls can ever wear girly clothing without it looking weird on her. Although, most of my boys tend towards grunge, punk or casual. I would love to dress one of my boys in old medieval fashion but none of them seem to look good in it.

    1. LOL I'm pretty over the entire concept of popsicle sticks by now, but I think it will be worth it in the end!

      It's funny how some things just don't suit them, once you've got an idea of their "personality!" I had the specific style problem with Claire, but not so much the little ones, thankfully. Maybe you need a new fellow to dress in medieval fashion.... ;)

  2. Good to see you around blogging again! I look forward to seeing your photos when you have some! :)
    Hugs Sharon

    1. Someday I will learn to take decent pictures in low light, which would make winter photography here much better! For the next few months it's dark when I leave in the morning, and dark when I get home again! LOL