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Feeling crafty

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Feeling crafty

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While I have been knitting and crocheting right along all year, I haven't really been doing much, or finishing much, for my dolls. I fixed that this past weekend.

First, the craft project that kicked things off.

A grey Hujoo Phoebe Mouse doll sitting on the edge of a silver laptop with a doll sized pale yellow laptop open on her lap. The doll laptop has a cheese wedge for a company logo.

I wanted to make a laptop for a different doll but it soon became apparent that this one was going to end up far too small for the original recipient. I continued anyway because, as you see, I have smaller dolls that could use it. Fiona claimed it for herself.

A grey Hujoo Phoebe Mouse doll sitting on the edge of a silver laptop with a doll sized pale yellow laptop open on her lap. Looking over the laptop lid we can see the yellow keyboard.

Bless the companies selling laptop keyboard stickers, they take great straight from overhead shots of keyboards. I found a white one what I could colorize to match.

Looking over the shoulder of a grey Hujoo Phoebe Mouse doll sitting on the edge of a silver laptop with a doll sized pale yellow laptop open on her lap. The laptop has a dramatic photo of a field of sunflowers under a stormy sunset for a wallpaper, a recycle bin, and a taskbar, but no open applications.

I did make an alternate screen with a mock up of an email client on it, but didn't use it for two reasons. One, I didn't measure correctly so it was too wide and I didn't care for how it looked when I trimmed the right edge down to fit. Two... you could still read the lorem ipsum even in the teeeeeeny text I used. I'll have to pick a nonsense font to use for these sorts of projects.

Next, I finished up a project I started in February, Momiji's sweater.

A fennec eared human doll in terracotta colored resin, Featherfall Iruhi, standing looking out the window. She is lit with natural light and is wearing a sweater striped in various shades of purple. The sleeve facing us fades from dark are the shoulder to pale at the cuff.

I have had the body done for months and finally buckled down and finished the sleeves about a week or two ago.

A fennec eared human doll in terracotta colored resin, Featherfall Iruhi, standing looking out the window. She is lit with natural light and is wearing a sweater striped in various shades of purple. The sleeve facing us is mostly dark purple with a band of medium purple around the upper arm from below the shoulder to the elbow.

After I finished the sleeves I decided the body was too short, so this past weekend I picked out the sewn bindoff and added more length with the last bit of dark purple I had.

A fennec eared human doll in terracotta colored resin, Featherfall Iruhi, standing looking at the camera. She is wearing a sweater with horizontal stripes of various shades of purple. Her right sleeve fades from dark purple at the shoulder to pale at the cuff. The other sleeve is dark with a band of medium purple around her upper arm. The body of the sweater has a band of dark purple across the bust and hips and fades to pale purple around her neckline and waist.

After that was finished the last project I chose to tackle was Fiona's wig.

A grey Hujoo Phoebe Mouse doll standing facing the camera. She has a short hairstyle of choppy layers of patchy silver, steel grey, and black hair.

The wig cap was a moderate failure, but as it turns out, curing time and strapping it to her head with a ribbon improved it enough to make finishing it as a "good enough for now" wig worthwhile.

A grey Hujoo Phoebe Mouse doll standing looking out the window. She has a short hairstyle of choppy layers of patchy silver, steel grey, and black hair. we can see how the hair at the back of her head almost meets the hair in front of her ears.

Finishing this wig gave me a few ideas to try for the next one, particularly how the hair nearly meets under her ears here.

A grey Hujoo Phoebe Mouse doll standing facing away from the camera. She has a short hairstyle of choppy layers of patchy silver, steel grey, and black hair. The colors make a horizontal zebra striped sort of pattern.

I do really like how the variegated yarn made interesting mottling and stripes.

A grey Hujoo Phoebe Mouse doll standing in a window and facing away from the camera. She has a short hairstyle of choppy layers of patchy silver, steel grey, and black hair.

All in all, very cute in my opinion.

Looking down at the top of a grey Hujoo Phoebe Mouse doll head. She has a short hairstyle of choppy layers of patchy silver, steel grey, and black hair without a part. The wig closure is a slightly off center starburst of grey hair.

The crown may have a bit too much glue, and she needs a headband to keep it tight to her head. I am trying to decide if I want to try just smearing silicone around the inside of the wig in hopes it will be sticky enough to keep her sideburns down when it is dry, or if I want to embed an outline of wire in the silicone about half a centimeter back from the edges.

And that's it until I either update with the finished human scale things from this year or I finish more doll things. This entry was originally posted at https://tephra.dreamwidth.org/487304.html where it has comment count unavailable comments.

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