Friday, May 26, 2017

Soom Kay, Idealian

Soom Dia, scaled up to be an Idealian boy. Dia makes a cute boy, but here the head looks a little small? Normally Dia makes a Too Big girl head, and a perfect Super Gem head. For some reason you can only see the Idealians if you have an account; I always have to log in again if I have been on the Super Gem pages.  I only kinda want the outfit. :D

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Otters


I have family coming so I am throwing trash in closets so they will have a place to sit, so no doll stuff today!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wet Felt A (Big) Flower

Here are some simple instructions on how to wet-felt a big, colorful flower. I don't need a big flower, but I am going to try making some tiny petals like this, and then stitching them together into a small flower. I have a ton of roving to work with!

Also right now felted dresses are a big thing, especially in Russia--check out this pinterest page.
The colors and textures are glorious!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Please Pay The Artist

Emmie Tsumura is tired of being asked to work for free. She painted up some gems that she has encountered as a professional artist here.

This one is my favorite for pure outrageousness:

Run away, run awaaaaaaay! Hehe!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Farewell to George

My friend Andy had some sad news today, George, the fuzzy monarch above, 14 years young, passed away on Sunday. While he may not have been the most spoiled cat on earth, he was probably in the top ten. He had good taste to spend at least one of his lives with Andy. Also, Andy was smart and took lots and lots of pictures of him, including some silly ones. He will be greatly missed.

And here is a local cat, always happy to pose for photos:


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wigs and Weigela


Yes, it's another ounce of the suri alpaca, and it's creator...I don't really know what to do with these adorable photos--I can't throw them away, they are too cute. The hair in this pack is a lot less flyaway and holds together better than the white, for some reason.

 I am still working with the white. I had enough to make an entire size 8 wig and there is still a lot left over--I think I will try felting the rest over a net base and make a small fairylike "waistcoat" out of the remainder. But the wig I am working on still needs a bit more strands on top to cover the felted base, and then some little tiny paper flowers where the blue is stitched in. The base is a small-mesh nylon net and will need some hot glue applied to the inside so the whole wig won't slide off, since there is no elastic.


(You can see on the left that there is still a lot of alpaca remaining to be used)

Today activity was mostly yard work; and my weigela is blooming. It's a Midwest native, and if I had know how great it was I would have bought a lot more of it; I just need to find more sunny spots for the bushes. Even without the blooms, the bush is quite handsome.


There is a bigger version of this here if you need wallpaper!

Lord Bigglesworth

If you live in Victoria, Australia, apparently The Pet Rescue of Australia has a fine male black cat for adoption (only in Australia, alas). Lord Biggleworth has a lot of attitude, is "stupidly healthy" and probably will bring you half-rabbits if you like that sort of thing. He's not really a house cat, but he reminds me a lot of my much-missed gray cat!

All ready to nip you or hunt your mice

Friday, May 19, 2017

Soom Male Bodies

Here are the three Soom bodies that you are likely to find if you look around on the Den of Angels Marketplace or Ebay. There was a male body before 2010, and I think it was the same as the 2010 except that the elbows were the simple "peanut joints" like Cass and Amber had. From left to right: the new thinner body, who had the slightly higher shoulders and more prominent lats,( those underarm chest muscles), a free-choice body from maybe 2011? and the first Soom Wolf body from 2015, I think; or early 2016.

If you are looking to hybrid, the new 2016 and the "old body" have forgiving necks, though the 2012 works here with a Luts Wintery 2016 head. (Sicktress did his makeup).

If you bought the "Wolf the Cat" guy and chose the 2012 body, I hope Soom realized that there is a size difference in the hands and feet between the 2016 body and the 2012 body. Here are the feet, 2012 body is on the left and the 2016 body is on the right:

It's possible the ankle balls will still fit in the older body if you ordered the "toe up" feet, or the heels, but they are shown in the Soom promos on the 2016 body. The "Meow Hands" and "Elegance Hands" also may be a problem, since they too will be made to fit on the 2016 body:

I guess we will find out! The Meow Ears should fit everyone :D

Here is a more detailed look at the differences between the 2012 and 2016 body.