After the happy mistakes of the last face-up practice, it was nice to try something a little more straightforward: a natural anime look for a DDH-06. I love the soft look of using only watercolor pencils and chalk pastels, like a delicate painting. It evokes sweet shojou manga~ Sweetness and Lightning and Honey & Clover vibes,… Continue reading Natural, Sweet Look for DDH-06 | Faceup Chronicles
There’s a funny story to go with this faceup: As I was painting her lips, I accidentally smeared red paint all over her cheek. 😱 But Hallowe’en is today, so. . . maybe she was saying, “I wanna dress up!” 😆 So Li Hua is masquerading as a satisfied vampire, flushed with the success of… Continue reading A Vampire for Hallowe’en | Faceup Chronicles
Some more vintage-style photos of Corinne, taken and edited the same day as “Lady in White”. In these two, Corinne looks more like a schoolgirl attending a leading finishing school in a cosmopolitan city. She’s wearing the same wig, but it looks so different when it’s styled differently, doesn’t it? Oh, I received a set… Continue reading Vintage Schoolgirl
Though the photograph was fading around the edges, the lady’s gaze was clear, as if she could meet your eyes even across time. . . . This was my first time attempting to do a vintage-style photograph, so I had a lot of fun! Though it’s really more “modern antique style,” perhaps? Outfit and wig… Continue reading Lady in White
I’ve finally made a blog banner! It’s one of those little things that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, yet somehow never got done. . . . No more! *happy dance* It’s small but I like it. 🙂 It was made to spruce up my signature on doll forums and such, but I’ve… Continue reading New Blog Banner
It has been a while since I played with polymer clay, so I was itching to do something. So – time to make cute candy canes and peppermints! They are easy canes to put together and so convenient – you can make a bunch of peppermints or candy canes all at once. With canes, it’s… Continue reading Peppermints and Candy Canes ~ Sweets & Treats in Polymer Clay
Things have been fairly quiet on the hobby front, but I did have an exciting delivery a few weeks ago. Back in November 2018, Volks USA ran a limited-time preorder for DDH-12, which I believe is usually limited to their Dream Choice service. And after a few months of waiting, she’s here! \ (•◡•) /… Continue reading A New Arrival ~ DDH-12 is here! + A comparison of DDH-12 and DDH-10.