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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

Anna successfully completed another round of sewing in her little blog challenge.  Which means more delightful articles of clothing for our little Usagi, or so I thought.

What did Anna sew this week you ask?  Mini-skirts. 

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

Mini-skirts!

They are barely long enough to be called a skirt if you ask me. 

(Hikaru we didn’t ask you, and they aren’t that bad, and they look cute on Usagi and if you would try one they would look adorable on you too.  Now let’s get on with it.)

Humph!

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

Well then, the first “skirt” is made actually out of the same fabric as one of my dresses (See Of Bjd Fashion: Dresses to Sew and a Tutorial) and my favorite skirt (See Of Bjd Fashion: Circle Skirts).  Now that’s a skirt that is actually long enough to be called one. 

Anyway, it is trimmed with the same lovely lace as my pieces, and I suppose Usagi does look sweet wearing it.

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

The next skirt is made from the same fabric as my favorite dress (see It's Finish! And It's Gorgeous!).  I would almost swear Anna is intentionally using fabric from my favorite clothing just to make me accept these pieces. 

Anyway, it uses the same lovely lace and the color works well with Usagi’s summery top.

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

This red skirt is different from the others.  Although it is thankfully longer, it is a bit plainer. 

I’m surprised at Anna, she could at least have added some lace or a pocket.  The design is dependent on the somewhat bright pattern.  I suppose it would be appropriate for the upcoming holiday.

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

This final skirt is made from fabric similar to what was used for both my favorite dress and skirt.  The off-white floral is gorgeous.  If only it were at least a centimeter or two longer, maybe I could try…no, nothing.

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

After some consideration, I suppose the shorter skirt isn’t a completely terrible idea.  At least it isn’t on Usagi, they seem to suit her, at long as behaves herself while wearing them. 

As for myself though, it is simply out of the question.  I absolutely will not wear something that short, and that’s my final say on the matter.

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

“But Hikaru, we made one for you too!”

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

“I asked Anna to so we could dress up together. :)”

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

You will wear it right? :)”

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

…. …..

Of Bjd Fashion: Mini-Skirts?!

…I seem to be in a dilemma.  What do you think?

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

Anna has been hard at work on her little blog challenge to make several more articles of doll clothing for Usagi.

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

Usagi now has several casual knit tank tops.  Perfect for this warm summer weather.  As usually she seems quite content with them.

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

This first one is my personal favorite.  It’s trimmed with some delicate lace.  Like all of these tops, it gathers nicely around the neckline and ties into sweet bows. 

This particular technique is one Anna refers to as a “pillow case top”.  I don’t see what it has to do with bed linens, but it is very attractive in casual clothing.

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

This next one is a little different in that it ties in a bow at the front of the top instead of the shoulders.  I suppose it makes changing one’s clothing speedier, but the look isn’t quite my cup of tea.

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

This one doesn’t appear to be finished at all.  It’s not even hemmed.  Anna claims that this is intentional.  She claims it looks “deconstructed”.  I think it looks “lazy”. 

She used fabric for the ties instead of all the beautiful ribbon and lace we have on hand.  I know I won’t be wearing it, but my precious Usagi will.  I suppose I should drop it, but…

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

And the final top is simply sweet.  Pretty pink ribbon tied into bows at both shoulders.  Comfortable, but still very becoming.  I very much approve of this one at least.

Anna also made this helpful video tutorial on making these quaint little tops.

Now everyone can have a new summer top, well almost everyone.  But I don’t necessarily need to have one, even if it would be nice.

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

Hikaru, we made one for you too! :)”

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

Now we can match again! :)”

Of Bjd Fashion: Sweet Doll Tank Tops

I suppose since Anna and Usagi went through the trouble, I might as well wear this fine top.  In fact I have a lovely skirt that would be perfect with it.  Enjoy the summery tops and be at peace.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Doll’s Birthday, Or it Was

I have never been so livid in my entire life.  Anna forgot my birthday.  That glorious day when I came into her life. 

It was last month and she let it go by without a word until now.  And she has to nerve to come to me now and ask me about my birthday.

A Doll’s Birthday, Or it Was:  Hikaru is Livid

It will be ages before I am ready to forgive such atrocity.  Until then I can’t even look at her let alone speak.

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Presents?

“But don’t you want your present?”

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Presents?

“Anna let me help make it especially for you! :)”

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Presents?

…Thank you…

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Presents?

What could it be?

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Presents?

!!!

!!! !!!!

Wow, for once Hikaru is speechless.  Anyway, I made her present as part of a challenge I’m doing on my craft blog.  I did the same thing last summer to make clothes for Hikaru and this time I will be mostly making things for Usagi.

I only partially forgot Hikaru’s birthday, I got the month wrong.  For some reason I got it in my head that she was unboxed in June instead of the end of May.  Which is why I waited until now to make her present as the first project of that challenge.

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry

Her birthday present is jewelry, two pearl necklaces and a pair of chunky pearl bracelets.  I’ll let her describe them now.

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry: Pearl Necklace

Yes….First off is this wonderful pearl necklace!  A classic piece that will work beautifully with all my lovely dresses!  I had been wanting a string of pearls for ages now, how did Anna know?

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry: Pearl And Ribbon Necklace

And in case that string of pearls wasn’t enough, Anna even added a ribbon and pearl choker.  It would look perfect with my favorite pink dress (see Its Finish! And Its Gorgeous!).

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry: Pearl Bracelets

And yes, “chunky” is one way to describe these lovely bracelets.  I have to wonder if they are perhaps a tad too large for my delicate wrists.  But I believe they will work with my more casual outfits.

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry: Pearl Bracelet

Anna was kind enough to make a bracelet for Usagi as well.

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry: Pearl Bracelet

Usagi was sweet enough to help make my precious gift, so it is fitting to give her a small reward.

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry

I am still a little irritated.  Anna does indeed own a calendar, such an important date was surely properly marked?

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry

I suppose Anna can’t help being human at times.  And she didn’t completely overlook my birthday.

A Doll's Birthday, Or it Was: Doll Sized Jewelry

But next year I will mark the calendar myself, in such a way that she will be sure to notice.  It will be impossible for such a mix up to repeat.  For now I am at peace.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3

First of June, time for Doll Owner’s Corner.  Where I, the doll owner, talk about anything at all without the dolls.

This month: More bloopers!

I whipped up another batch of fun behind the scenes photos.  If you missed the previous ones, you can see the first set here and the second set here.

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3

First up, here’s Hikaru after getting her new shoes and stockings (see Holiday Gifts).  She is seeing how flexible she is.  

Now three…

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3

…Two and…

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3

…one.  Oops.

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3: Air Bending Fail

Here’s another one the same day. 

My niece and nephew were watching Avatar: The Last Air-Bender.  This photo was taken right after Hikaru attempted to show off her “bending” skills to them.

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3

This particular crash may have been caused by this, her stockings were falling down on her.  I have since fixed them to prevent this sort of accident.

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3

This photo was from a different day, though Hikaru is still wearing the same dress. 

Yep, just sort of spacing out while playing with her hair.  You can tell it is freshly brushed by the toothbrush on the right.  It has a funny way of sneaking into shots.

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3: It's Alive!!

This one was when Usagi first came (see Welcome Home, Doll Family A Unboxing).  She was wrapped up like a mummy in the box and Hikaru wasn’t quite prepared for the “mummy” to sit up and start moving.

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3

Here’s Usagi, fully clothed, modeling the t-shirt I made for her (see Of Bjd Fashion: Usagi's First Outfit).  Great shot except for the strap of my camera getting in the way.

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3: I Wanna Hold Your Hand

And it makes sense that sometimes when you take pictures of your dolls they need you to hold their hand.

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3

And here’s a special moment.  When Usagi got her first set of clothes, she also received her first pair of underpants. 

And guess what was the first thing she tried to do with them?

Doll Owner’s Corner: Behind the Scenes Round 3: Underwear Does Not Go On Your Head!

That’s right, straight for her head.  Hikaru immediately stopped her and carefully explained that they are not headwear. 

Question is, did Usagi really not know this or was she just having some fun?  We may never know.

That’s all for this round, but believe me there will be more in the future.  Look forward to it.

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