Friday 26 July 2013


You've probably already seen the banner, but I'll be away from July 27th to August 10th. We're visiting cities in both New Mexico and Colorado. I've never been anywhere similar so I'm very excited. I'm bringing all three dolls so I can do a photoshoot at Mesa Verde. I haven't planned it exceptionally well so here's hoping I get some good shots. :)

I usually try to make a new prop or clothing item when I take my dolls on a trip, but I've been reading inspiring posts on Antique Lilac, and they've made me want to make whole new outfits. Since I only thought of this on Tuesday, there wasn't much chance of that happening for all three, but I did make an outfit for Jonas. :)

I'm quite pleased with her outfit, though I plan to eventually trade the shorts out for something else (and possibly embellish the neckline? Thoughts?). I think she looks ready for a week of exploring caves and ruins. :)

See you all when I get back!

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Moving is exhausting. o.o

So, my original plan was to find somewhere to move when we got back from our trip in a few weeks, but when this place came up, there was no way I could pass it up. With that in mind, the last month has been spent packing and soothing an increasingly confused and agitated kitty and finally moving the weekend of July 1st. Now it's unpacking forever, but that's okay, because I am getting one of the rooms to be a studio for all my art and sewing! :)

Jonas is inspecting the view for me. :P

That said much as it's fantastic and I'm very excited, it has interfered with a lot of my plans regarding doll sewing...

Unfortunately, this seems like a common theme since I started trying to sew professionally and it's made me think (once again) that I'm doing this wrong. I spend way too much time planning and very little time actually DOING... which, as you might imagine, leads to very few things actually getting done.

So I think I'm going to take a leaf out of the books of some much brighter people than I, and just DO some stuff for the next while and see where that gets me. I have a very grand vision for the inEssence of the future, but I'll never get there if I just let my car idle in the driveway because the floor mats are crooked.


WHAT THIS MEANS: Subtle Memory and Secret Projects #1 and #2 are on hold until further notice. Anything currently for sale in the shop will stay and I'll likely be posting random things in the next little while, but I can't tell you what, because I have no idea! :) They'll possibly get stuffed into a collection at some point, but for now I think everything will just be an uncertain adventure.