Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sweet Amelia

Sweet Amelia by minami626
Sweet Amelia, a photo by minami626 on Flickr.

Notes on painting with acrylic pain: This time I used water to thin out the paint. I found that it is easier to blend this one. The con is that after the paint drys it looks very flat. Also it is easier to get smudged. So it is wise to seal it with clear gloss.
When I use extender to thin out the pain, the finishing/drying time is much longer. And the paint will look a bit shinier. But I found it hard to paint without getting it blotchy.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Will I ever finish?

I've been working on this little cardigan for almost a week. My Gosh! I know I knit slow, but this is a really long time.
I love the cables, got them out of one of the good pattern book. But all the stitches within the pattern is knit/purl through back loop. The cable looks more defined than regular cables. And it takes twice the time.
Hopefully I can finish knitting today, and tomorrow I can seam, weave in ends, block, blah blah blah. All that not my favorite part at all, but finishing a project feels good.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yesterday's sewing

Model: Luna

Pattern from DollyDolly vol. 23

Need some small buttons and a bow on the front. I don't have any tiny brown ribbon at the moment.
This is the first time I made pockets on my dress. I'm always intimidated by small parts on a small garment. But this was not too bad. I presses the pockets in shape, and stitch them into place and go over with the machine. Voila! They are nice. The key is not to rush. Take it slow and the result is very satisfying.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm crazy about cables

It's not the easiest, but it's definitely the funnest to knit.

These cable designs are originated in Alpine Region. All k and p are through back to make a tighter and more vivid look.

Love it!

Custom girl

Custom girl by minami626_is_on_facebook
Custom girl, a photo by minami626_is_on_facebook on Flickr.

Latest custom I did for my friend Laura.

She's a Simply Chocolate base doll. I love fbl face girls customized. They have such a baby-ish look. Although the lips are always a bit challenging to shape.

She's getting lots of love <3

Dressing Blythe


Welcome to my blog!

I'm a blythe doll collector since 01/2010. And I am a knitter.
I knit tiny outfits for my blythe dolls and your blythe dolls. I love doing it. Hope you love my creations as well.

I'll use this blog to record and share my latest FOs, techniques, designs, interesting finds, etc.

So here we are, DRESSING BLYTHE by minami626(Nan).