Yarns…Stop!

been getting email from this store, promoting discount on their yarns. I’m always drooling over their offering though always ended up in disappointing about quality. Not that it is bad but sometimes, between ‘one type of products’, there is not much difference for ME (ok. for me). Only slightly differences but nothing much or feel. Their products are affordable though. So, without discount, it makes me drool already. There are variety of yarns, a lot, but it is like…how to say it?…what i feel about their product, it’s not ‘special’ in terms of quality. The colours, the type of yarns, etc. Some yarns are unique though but I don’t know. It is just so so.

I bought a more expensive yarn from another company long time ago. The idea of the yarn was many colours on the yarns. When I knitted (or crochet? I forgot), it was soooo beautiful. Then, years after that, I bought ‘same-concept’ yarns from this cheaper store. When I crocheted it, i was like O.o”’… How come it becomes so ugly? I mean, ok, abstract but sometimes, there are some un-neat colouring and the length of the colour on the yarns is not the same. Like for example, colours are pink, red, white, grey and repeated. The grey on next repetition has different length than the previous grey. Sometimes, the red ‘spot’ is also seen on grey part. It’s just too abstract and the result somehow isn’t pretty for me to look at.

I’m trying to finishing the yarns from this company into some projects. I’m making bag now. Perhaps, next time, hat.

I must stop seeing their website and save money for others or other store’s yarns which are better in terms of quality.

I will spend money on Japanese yarns next time. I like Canadian yarns before but they have closed their online stores and moved to amazon. They did reopen the online store but it was confusing how to purchase as well as yarns i want was already discontinued.

Want To Create But … :(

So frustating…

Want to create things aka sewing things but it’s like no time or the situation doesn’t permit. Goodness, my kids.

Actually, doll clothes can be made by crocheting but I don’t know…I prefer sewing. I’m not too fond of crocheted clothes for doll. Perhaps, I take dolls like myself. I mean, I don’t like wearing crocheted clothes. It’s like too heavy and hot. Perhaps, unless in my country, there’s winter, I would like it.

So frustating for unable to do anything.

I wish my boys are going to school soon. I wish they ll get full day school. So tired.

Lieselotte and Cordelia

hahaha..

I just realize, Cordelia when AE make the 1/2 version, she has slight feel like lieselotte but in ‘mature’ look… No wonder, I like cordelia 1/4 version. I didn’t know it was 1/2 Cordelia until i translated the chinese language. Haha… I’m so consistent when liking doll…XD… Perhaps, I should buy body for my cordelia…goodness! i forgot to buy her a body and make-up!…i want the best for her but the artist i want to paint her has retired TAT

 

 

Reading a book

Bought a book but apparently this is really referrence book. Most pics are black and white and each pic has description. I use Scan&Translator apps for iphone to read this. You can use google translate, too, but i like the previous apps more.

Just open the apps and push the camera button. Let the apps scan the kanji and then we can choose to what language to translate.

 

 

 

New bag! (Review coming soon)

Made this bag for personal use. I have reviewed it if i make it for sale. It will be ok for sale if i make it long time ago but i guess i have grown now. I have learned a lot, thought a lot, tried lots of (new) things (in terms of crafting).

So many things i want to do now. I dont know which one to prioritise. Akh! I guess i will be blogging for a while.

Making Bag: A Restart

Been making bags lately. Now, the second one. Never been thinking too much like this before. Perhaps because I made doll clothes so i started to get more detail in terms of technique and accessories. I also like trying some supplies I rarely use when I want to make bags as quick as possible. I think, the preparation takes more than the sewing itself. It’s ok actually but preparation means more risk exposed to my kids intervention. Hahaha. Goodness. But so far, the craft projects are safe.

I make a plan that after these few re-start projects, I will also restart selling my bags again. It will be (slightly…or not) different than before. I want to try so many things I haven’t. Things mean supplies. Hahaha… Wish me luck!

My Own Product Review

I’ve been thinking about changing my handmade product. First when thinking of producing it. I was thinking about ‘casual cute product’. It was kind of product that people might need when they have their first doll and want to style their doll cutely with casual unique clothes.

Now…

I’m thinking another thing. I’m busy with kids and can’t always have time to sew a lot. I was thinking to make special clothes  each time. I was thinking about this when saw other seamstress’ handmade. They were beautiful, unique, and made with a good skill. I then thought, my skill isn’t basic. Why don’t I make that kind of product as well. I don’t have to make such a lot and don’t have to feel oblique to make a lot of clothes. When making casual clothes, i always feel oblique to make more and it frustrates me because I can’t due to busy with household. After seeing some seamstress’ unique works, I think. My skill isn’t basic, too. I can make something that my non-basic skill afford it. May be I can’t make a lot and only one or two per release and can’t work fast but well, I can’t make a lot and work fast when making casual clothes. Thought I can make unique casual clothes but casual is casual. It’s either I’ll be upgrading my casual clothes into a more unique clothes or make something else that is unique.

I’m still cooking the idea. I want to decide what kind of clothes I want to make, how many, what the concept of clothes (upgraded casual clothes or totally different style).

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Using Tricot On Doll Clothes Collar (part 2)

Without my realize, i was working on yosd size. (I thought this was msd size because the height was msd).

The collar looks really good. The tricot theory works well. Anyway, as long as you don’t keep checking the bottom collar like third picture, it won’t be seen bad. It is ok in doll clothes but not in human clothes. It’s another toleration when sewing doll clothes.

 

Using Tricot On Doll Clothes Collar

It’s been a mystery to me how companies can make good collar. There are solution for small size collars:

  1. fabrics.
    1. The fabric must be thin yet not too thin.
    2. Thin is not enough. The fabric must not ‘stiff’. If you think, chiffon is thin and good for doll, no. It’s not always like that.
  2. No use of interfacing.
    1. Interfacing can add thickness. Even if with thin interfacing, still.

With those theory, I still don’t feel satisfied with my doll collar.

One day, i bought esadol school suit/jacket. The collar is very nice and fall on the bodice well. I then started watching the collar. The bottom collar uses very thin kind of fabric. yet, it’s sticky. I didn’t know what it is and how come it was sticky to the top part of collar.

I’m working on a project with collar right now. I was thinking about esadol jacket. I then think, perhaps… TRICOT? (please google: tricot interfacing to get to know what it is). Could it be? I was not sure myself but I did cut tricot as the bottom part of collar instead of same fabric or thinner fabric.

I am processing it so I don’t know the result yet. Wanted to do it this evening but i was afraid, it might take more concentration than usual. I couldn’t do it if my boys are around. If I did a mistake or if the theory is wrong, I might doomed.