Thursday, 27 October 2011

A Tiny Pic Fic - Story Time

Larke reads Bear a story before his bedtime.
But then she falls asleep before its finished.
'Did I fall alseep?'
'Bear's gone to bed, but I'm staying up!!'

Sorry if its lame, I just thought the pictures fitted together quite nicely!!

Thanks for reading!!

Miss M x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Doll Carnival 2011 Pullips vs Modern Stylings

I've been on Pullip Fiction this morning and there has been a thread dedicated to this carnival. People have put their opinions down - which is fair do's as we are all free to express our opinions right?

Well, I myself have very few (if any) Pullips in complete stock that I like. Many Pullip collectors re-dress their dolls in modern clothes, which got me thinking about the type of dolls clothes I would like Groove to do.
Personally I like vintage clothes teamed with modern clothes. Another person agreed with me and included this link in their post to Moss Garden's Blog.

I particularly love the pictures below and its pretty close to what I had in mind.


Its fashion style shown is called Dolly Kei (also known as Dolly Style or Antique Doll). This style comes from Japan and can often look creepy and antique. They wear layers of vintage clothes to achieve the look.


However, although some of these are kind of what I'm thinking, it really hasn't hit the nail on the head for me.

I'm not saying I'd like a complete retro look, but what about elements of modern and vintage in one outfit? I personally would love to see Groove teaming some modern elements like skinny jeans, or shorts over tights. The kind of stuff we all probably wear, but then with the addition some vintage elements.

A lot of us re-dress our dolls in modern clothing, wouldn't it be nice if we could have more of the modern elements in a stock outfit?


I've been making a considerable amount of clothing recently (since I got my Ma's old Singer sewing machine!!! YAY - Thanks Ma!!!) and have been taking fashion elements from all over the place. (hopefully pics to come soon!!)


I read a few blogs that really get the creative juices flowing.

When I first got into reading blogs one of the first blogs I found was Skunkboy Creatures. Not only does she make the cutest plushies she has an amazing sense of style. Also, strangely enough, it was from this blog I found out about Blythes which then led me to Pullips, so Katie if you read this... Thank you for helping me find a hobby that I adore!!!

Some of her outfits I adore and take inspiration from:

After following Katie on Skunkboy Creature this led me to Elsie on A Beautiful Mess

She writes and awesome blog with lots of crafty bits and even hairstyle tips. I love her style and would love to see a Pullip in any of her outfits.

I particularly like the following...


From both Katie & Elsie I found Mod Cloth and love their clothes (I still need to find out if they'll ship to the UK?) and have been taking alot of inspiration from their clothes.

And last but by no means least, I LOVE following peoples photostreams on Flickr:

Also, check out her etsy shop and her own online store
I adore her photos and stylings...

-Poison Girl-

I adore her customisations and the way she styles her dolls...

J a c k y
Another great photographer and stylist of Pullips.

I do just adore looking at other peoples dolls on Flickr, it give me inspiration for clothes and outfits and also what dolls I like better than others!

This seems like a mammoth post but everyone has different tastes and how they style themselves and their dolls.

If you could style your perfect pullip stock - what would it be like?

Thanks for reading

Miss M x

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Pick n Mix - A few old pics I dug out...

I'm loving having the portable hard drive, my computer is running super quick and I'm still able to edit pictures. I still need to download GIMP so I can do more but these will do for now!!!

I still have quite a few clothes to take pictures of but now I have more room I'm hoping I'll be able to make a set for them - more projects!!!!

Thanks for looking!

Miss M x

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Totoro & Pullips!!

I randomly found this picture online and it inspired me to do a blog post dedicated to my friend Mongoose Holly as we are both mahoosive Totoro fans!!!

A Most Awesome Totoro Hat
A Totoro Pullip Pal by Christie A. Mair on Etsy

T-Shirt by Hedgemony77
(I follow her blog and she has an excellent shop on Etsy)
A most spectangular Pullip costume from Fliki-mec on Flickr
Copyright All rights reserved by fliki-mec

And finally such a cute pic from Doll Imagine on Flickr
Copyright All rights reserved by Doll Imagine_

In my opinion Totoro is the very best Studio Ghibli film but then again, they are all excellent! I'd love to make some Ghibli inspired clothes at some point, but I think I need to perfect my sewing skills first, all in good time I suppose!!

Thanks for looking!!

Miss M x

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Its been too long!!!!

I realise its been an absolute age since I posted here. Its been a bit manic! The internet signal was getting worse and then the computers stopped using the dongle! And then we moved!!!! A real relocation from the New Forest to Cardiff!! Yes people - WALES - I loves the diff! Now I have a sewing room and an internet signal that actually works!!! So after unpacking, hosting a housewarming and nursing a hangover, I figure now is the time to do a new post!

Before we moved I bought a portable hardrive and its been the first time I've been able to have all the girls pictures in one place, and also make my very very old laptop as speedy as a new one!!! Good old HP!!

Although I haven't been posting I have been modifying the girls a bit, making new clothes, taking pictures and written their bios (I will try and post them with pics soon!!), so the girls haven't been neglected!

Lets start with the modifications:

Larke: now has a new wig from Monstro Designs on Etsy, modified eyechips and I also added some extra eyelashes which now actually makes it look likes her eyes are closed when you shut them! Yay!


Myste: I also modified Myste's eyechips slightly and gave her some extra lashes too but as one of her eyebrows broke a while ago she still can't shut both of her eyes, I need to test the winking in photos though!

Having looked through the pictures I realised how much the girls had changed since I got them in January. I collected some pictures together to show their transformation.

Larkes Transformation

Nausicaa to Myste Transformation

Its strange - to me they look  like they've grown up? But how is that possible?

I'm not quite happy with how their styles fit with their personalities at the moment, so a little editing needs to be done somehow! Now I have my pictures more available and internet I hope I'll be able to most more frequently!!

Thanks for reading!

Miss M x