Eyes, MSC, and plans!

I dont know what it is, but whenever spring approaches I get so inspired to play with my dolls!

But now I have a serious problem.. I can’t seem to get hold of MSC any more! I recently sold my spare minifee moe body, so I wanted to invest in some MSC so I can start preparing for spring and summer, since it takes a long while for it to arrive by boat, but I could not find a seller anywhere! Well, I found one, but the prices were so insanely high, it was not an option..

So once again I started looking at airbrushes. Andreja has a wonderful video about sealants that you can spray on using one of those, and it is also far less damaging to ones health which is a major bonus. I did some research, and found 2 airbrushes I wanted. I chose the simpler of the two, it was also a lot cheaper, and I plan on using it only for sealant. I still haven’t gotten it, I will post some pictures once I do :)
But of course, I also need a compressor to make the airbrush work, so now I’m going to start saving up for one.

I also treated myself to another pure neemo body, for one of my floating obitsu heads. Still waiting for that as well, haha!

I’m still waiting for the alpaca hairball as well, the pink dye has arrived and is sitting patiently waiting for me to make a mess of everything!

The eyes that I ordered for Cygne arrived, and they don’t really look as advertised.. But still, new eyes are fun, so have some photos!

 

She is so gorgeous, I just really want some awesome eyes for her. These were supposed to have the entire rainbow in them, and I guess they do, it’s just nowhere near as intense as the promo photos.

Honestly, I’m just so excited! I cant wait to look at my new airbrush, and I do have one can of MSC left so I can start some faceups if I feel like it while I save for the compressor :)

What have I gotten myself into?

I’ve been wanting to make wigs for the longest time, but alpaca sure is expensive.
I tried ramie, a cheaper alternative, but honestly I found it awful to work with despite others saying they like it. It got _everywhere_! Also, it is very short.

So I decided to try a cheaper alternative, raw alpaca. Now, I knew it would involve a lot of cleaning to get it ready, but as I’m reading about it it seems that people think it is such a huge pain and boring process, so I wonder if it’s something I’ll hate doing as well.

Only time will tell I guess, I only ordered 1 oz to begin with, and I went ahead and ordered some dye as well, so at the very least I can make a little wig for Litja :) She hasn’t gotten anything new in some time, so it will be fun to bond with her while making her a cute little wig, and learning all about alpaca cleaning, dyeing and wig making with her by my side.

I hope the materials get here soon, so we can start this mess of a project ^^

So much hair

I got the pink wig I ordered, but I just really hate the bangs :P

It looks nice in pics, but it just didn’t feel like _her_, so I decided to have some fun with her first wig instead

I love where this is going so much!

Wigs and eyes

I have decided to try other wig colors for Cygne, because the white is just a tiny bit boring for some reason. I’ve ordered a pink one, but it did look a little thin in the sales photos, so I’m very eager and a little nervous for it to plop into my mailbox!

As I was thinking of colors for her, I decided to try that trick people were using a few years back, putting pastels in the hair! I didn’t go crazy with it even if I sort of wanted to, because Im not sure how easy it’ll wash out:

I really liked the results, but may have gone about it differently if I were to do it over.
You may also notice that I replaced her eyelashes! The white ones she came with were nice and all, but I found them a little too overpowering in the end. I’ve edited the color of her eyes here, just to get a feel for what blue would look like on her.

Speaking of eyes, I took a chance and ordered some multi-color eyes for her yesterday. I have no idea if they’ll look anything like the sales photos, I’m guessing they’ll be more muted than they looked, and I’m a little worried that if I dont place them just right, she’ll look cross eyed. Only time will tell, I have such a limited collection of eyes in her size so I don’t mind adding some more :) Who knows if there will be more big girls in my future, or if I decide to change up her look completely some day.

As for Cygne herself, I feel myself liking her more and more. I may start looking for a name for her soon, but I feel I need more time to figure her out first.
That is the most fun and frustrating thing about suddenly owning a large girl, she can’t borrow stuff from the dolls I already have and have spent time collecting things for. I either have to buy or make her things, which may or may not fit her character. It is such a pleasure when I find something that suits her :)

I tried to make my new girl some clothes

I found a pattern for leggings on Etsy (QTDolls on Etsy) and I tried printing a pattern I had for MSD sweater at 133%, just to see if it would fit.

The first pair of leggings are a tiny bit short for her, probably because I used a fairly thick fabric, and the first sweater was made with a fabric I got on sale ages ago, I have so much of it and since it was so cheap it wont matter as much if I mess up :)

The funny thing is that I think the first sweater and tights turned out pretty good!
I used my serger on the sweater because that fabric is a real pain to work with.

I made a pair of white leggings as well, I used a skirt I got on sale and they turned out pretty good :)
Next I made a sweater using some gorgeous fabric I got on Etsy a few years ago, it has the most adorable little strawberries on it, and I used the same pink fabric from the previous sweater for cuffs and stuff. I think I’m going to make a pair of leggings from the pink fabric as well, I think it’ll go really well with the sweater :)