Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tingle's Home!

Tingle is back from her trip to Ban's Boutique.

Faceup by Ban Sidhe

Ban did a wonderful job of painting Tingle's face and blushing both sets of Realfee hands.

Tingle is back!

Flame is very glad to have his good friend (and his hands!) back.

Enjoying a warm spring day.

The weather has changed a lot since Tingle left and the area has sprung into bloom. Flame has been pointing out all the beautiful flowers.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hoppy Easter!

A couple of monsters hopped on by to wish you a Happy Easter.

I sewed the kigurumi bunny pajamas using a pattern by DGRequiem. The costumes will be given as little Easter gifts to my granddaughters. The much battered and abused Monster High models that live in Grandma's Toybox kindly agreed to model them for my blog first.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Penny is Feeling Neglected

Flame found Penny hidden away in a box a while back and thought it was high time she came out for some air.

Flame and Penny

She's cute as ever but I don't do much with her. If I'm offered a decent price for her she might decide to travel to a home where she gets more attention.

Penny in her room

I'd even part with her gorgeous crib, dresser and toy box for the right price.


Her clothing and shoes would be up for grabs too. Open to offers.

Edited to add: Asking $350 US for Penny and her furniture. Extras like clothing and accessories can be negotiated.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Spinning Revisited

Okay, so it's not much, but at least it's something. It's been a long while since I've done any spinning. I think the last time was at a spin-in back in October of last year.

This is a 50g skein of 50/50 camel/silk spun at a lace-weight. It has a lovely sheen not fully captured in the photo and is very soft. Not sure what to use it for though. It might be enough for a  small scarf.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Knitting Injury

It's been so long since I've done more than a few minutes of knitting in one day that a couple of hours of knitting yesterday left me with a very sore arm. It hurt enough in the night to wake me several times!

The pain may be worth it though as I finally have some progress to show on my Celtic Cardigan.

I actually finished the back yesterday! It's not that it is such a slow knit or anything, it's just that I haven't been working on it regularly. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Change of Eye Colour

When Tingle first arrived I tried every set of eyes that I had on hand. I liked these brown ones the best but they were the full round type and had huge stem like protrusions sticking out the back. Those stems were too crowded in her small head and prevented the head back from fully closing so I chose a different colour.

I was repositioning Flame's eyes today (also the stem type) and accidentally made a discovery. Those eyes are two piece and the stems can be removed leaving just a half round eye. With that option available I switched from the default eyes she was wearing to these brown ones which I liked better. I also added a set of eyelashes while I was at it.

I still went ahead and ordered her some new eyes today, catching the last day of a 40% off sale at Masterpiece Eyes. They will be a similar colour but the iris will be one size smaller allowing for more flexibility in eye position and expression. 

Tingle's top, leggings, and shoes were all a gift from Ban of Ban's Boutique