Saturday, August 25, 2012

Suchin and Sasha in hanky dresses

These dolls are beautifully painted. They are hand-painted Suchin (12 inches) and Sasha (6 inches) by Helen Kish, one of my favorite doll artists. They're just pretty! I admire them daily. I made Suchin's dress from a vintage hanky with instructions provided by Sissy Lingle (she has the directions for sale, send me a message if you need her contact info). Sasha's dress is my own design, also from a vintage hanky. I made it several years ago for Ellery Kish. Sasha is the same size as Ellery and I'm so glad Helen made her. I was waiting for years for more friends for Ellery, and it's great that Helen is offering these six inch all-vinyl babies as companions for her 12 inch girls. They look great as dolls for the 12 inch girls but also can go live in Riley's World whenever I would like them to!  It's always a bit difficult to get good photographs on August afternoons.  The light is so golden.  It's lovely light but makes for yellow photos.

Suchin in strawberry hanky dress

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A little cute for today

Realpuki Soso by elizabeth's*whimsies
Realpuki Soso, a photo by elizabeth's*whimsies on Flickr.
Sorry about the quiet blog lately! I've been busy settling a new veterinarian in at work. I have completed a few doll things that need to be photographed! I have a new plum-colored knit dress for my Pukifee Ante (Madeline) and I have a nearly-completed hanky dress on my Suchin. I am hoping tonight to have time to sew on a collar and button to that dress and then I will photograph it whenever I get a minute.

Pictured here is Bobbin (Realpuki Soso) wearing her wig from Beachgirl Nikita's Guys and Dolls ebay shop and her dress made by me. I scaled down the free pattern I used previously for Ante's dress. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong when I'm knitting that the stitches don't come out nice and even? I think I am using different tensions for my knit and purl rows when I'm making stockinette stitch, but I'm too inexperienced a knitter to be able to diagnose the problem. Help?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Installed the Electric Fence

Take that raccoons! ZAP! I have installed an electric fence specifically designed to keep raccoons out of my chicken and duck area. With all the other normal precautions (sturdy coops, covered and locked runs) we will hopefully never have another incident involving raccoons again.

In other news, Princess is settling in very well and is pals with Roger and Hattie. They swim together in the pool all day, monopolize the best straw pile to sleep on and make ugly faces together at Little and Pearl (this is the usual way of things with Roger and Hattie).  Aaron says that Princess's name is really Princess Maisey.  He insists on calling her Maisey!

As an aside, I really need to paint the shed!