Thursday, October 28, 2010


I have three announcements!

1- I am receiving 3 new dolls in result of a yarn-doll trade! I am getting 2 petites and a 12 inch one. She is Takara Prima Dolly Ginger.

Holy crap am I excited!

2 I bought another Blythe before the trade. She is a Takara Very Vicky. 

I am excited, but less so because of the money I spent.

3 I have a new blog dedicated to Blythe!  This way Stitch Journal can be about knitting again.

I will be cross posting some things I am sure.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Knitting

Some progress has been made on Christmas gifts. I have one slipper out of 6 mens' slippers knitted. Which isn't real progress but hey, they are started.

My brain was so scattered this weekend I did not really get too much done. I restarted R's backpack and I am making it up as I go. I did not like the kitty backpack design I found on Ravelry because it has too many pieces. I am a firm believer in things knitting in the round to avoid seaming. To add cute detail I plan to glue felt onto the back to give it stripes.

I made a baby boy hat as a commission. Nice, quick project.

I have had some interest in my Zero scarf lately. I have one person wanting to buy one and while I knit it I plan to write the pattern.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Dolls

White hair- Angelina
Blonde with red dress- Fleur
Sandy blonde with blue dress- Hermione
Red hair- Penelope
Orange hair- Ginny

I think I may start a new blog. This blog has been over run by Blythe so maybe I need a blog about Blythe alone. That way I can list the girls and all of their changes.

I see one more Blythe in my future soon before I start back to school.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Before shot of custom dolls

This photo was taken by the ebay seller rich_amphai. Silly me did not take a before shot. Newly customized final coming soon.

Stock photo from Amazon of Roaring Red.  Soon newly customized doll photos will be posted. I am waiting on paint to finish her up.
Unfortunately, I think I missed my chance to get the photo for the third doll I am customizing. 

Can you believe it, 3? I was so nervous about cracking open the real Blythe doll (Roaring Red) but all is good.

Parrot Dream

Never have I had the desire to own an exotic bird, but last night I dreamed I rescued one. Strangest thing.

I was walking home from work and I noticed that in a tree a Green Macaw had a string wrapped around it's let and a tree. I somehow climbed the tree and untangle the bird.  I carried it home to care for it. I had to contact someone I know that owns birds to help me with necessary items and how to clean it. 

There are several things wrong with this. For one, I am scared of heights, and two, like I said above, I am not a bird person. I am not sure if a Green Macaw is a real bird breed.

I made flyers trying to find it's home and no one claimed it. I then became a bird owner and taught Tico to leave it alone. Go figure.

I guess this is better than dreaming about the library basement. I could have gone all my life without seeing it. My first basement excursion was on Monday and I had to go down there again yesterday. I just knew it would fuel a nightmare.

Monday, October 11, 2010

And I scream loudly in the library....

That I finished 2 Christmas presents! Yay, Yah, Yah....

Yoga Sock- done.

Piggy Slippers- done.

Next to come, more slippers and a backpack.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sneak Peek

Isn't she pretty!

I am having body issues though.  The World of Love doll, Soul, did not match the paint. I thought it did in the store. Damn crappy Hobby Lobby lighting. So, now starts the hunt for a new body. I probably screwed up Soul's body by trying to spray paint it.  Joe, my hubby, gave me fair warning.

She has 2 new sets of eye chips and I am still attempting to fit eye lashes in the slot.  Grrr....buttons. It is not easy.

A few more thoughts on my Roaring Red customization. She was NOT assembled with water soluble glue like I have read.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blythe Day

Today I have have been working on customizing my Blybe and my Roaring Red Ashton Drake Blythe.

The spray painting the Blybe is finished, the unfortunate thing is that the paint did not match the body. I am not sure what to do- sand it and start over or find a new body.  I forgot that Bratz dolls have weird feet so that option is out. I might check the Moxie doll and see if she is suitable.

I can't seem to get the eye lashes in the slots either. Much harder than I anticipated.

My Roaring Red, I have never been happy with her. I bought her brand new and her hair was ferocious.  The other day I noticed that her spring was about to slip off which it did. I got it back on but it was stretched. I decided to pull the scalp off and start over.  Which, by the way, was not nearly as easy as I have read. Her scalp was completely different that the way Puchi Collective Tutorial described. I did it, but I will be order a new scalp and wefting for new hair.

We will see how all of this plays out. I am giving my Blybe a night to dry and then I am spraying a clear coat on her.

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's October!

I don't know where September went to! I have kicked it into high gear on Christmas gifts.  I have made a pretty fair dent in them.  If I could quit adding to the list I would be okay. I have now decided that everyone should have knitted slippers.  R's slippers are back to the original plan of piggies. 

On top of Christmas presents, I have several commisions.!

I have been debating on purchasing a new Blythe doll. Yesterday I was convince, but today I am not so sure.  I did get my Blybe doll in the mail that I am doing my customizations on. I ordered her eye chips and eye lashes too.  Now I have a body, head and eyes.  I can't start on it until I actually receive the body and head for Christmas from my husband.  I am afraid that paint matching won't be as easy as expected. The Krylon selection seems a bit limited in the browns.