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Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and stuffed your face with shameful amounts of food! I’ve been really busy lately, but today I went to the thrift store and picked up some goodies! The above picture is of my Suve, I’m thinking of naming her Charlotte. I did a little customizing even though I loved her stock. Please excuse the half finished wig and no real clothes. I got these eyes from a plastic pony for like 25 cents and they look amazing. I’m thinking romantic vampire! Here is the unlucky pony aforementioned. But I didn’t feel bad about it because the thing had no markings at all so I figure it was from the dollar store or something. I get a little upset at people who will cut up a perfectly good thing, especially things that are collected and well loved. Recycling is taking things that are trash, or that people DON’T WANT. If it’s still decent, let someone keep using it until it’s in bad enough shape that you can responsibly reclaim it.  *end rant*

The eyes compared to my Suve stock.

 

I also found this Liv doll for $1 (SCORE!) and this strange jointed Barbie that I will probably use to hybrid something in the future.

I got this elephant thing that moves and makes noises for my grandmother’s Christmas present. When we were growing up she always had this little black flippy dog that would bark, wind up, and then flip. I hope she likes this, she has early dementia so she probably will. XD

And I got this great ribbon, and a candle holder I think. The ribbon is light pink with iridescent stripes, though you can’t really see in the picture. And I got the candle holder to unravel and get the beautiful seed beads from! I also got a complete latch hook rug kit in this cool poppy pattern. It has one row done on it, I guess it’s previous owner did not have very much patience . haha

I also broke down and got a Monster High doll. I want to get into repainting them, and also I can use her for a model to crochet. She isn’t as green as I hoped she would be…I may paint her…

Well that’s all for now. I’ll be back soon with a post on dollhouse furniture!

Thanks for reading. Please please pppllleeeaaassseee leave a comment if you like what you see!

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So this is a review of the Hujoo Baby doll, and my personal experience with The Junky Spot, where I bought my Hujoo Baby Suve. I assume this will go for all the Hujoo Baby dolls as the only differences between them are their face sculpts.

I live in The United States and I bought her last Monday morning online and  (IM)patiently waited for her until she got here on Thursday. Which is pretty reasonable for the US Postal service. I got her for a great price that included her strung head and body with the factory faceup, her really nice blonde wig, her blue plastic eyes, and her stock outfit. She came with all her accessories separately packaged in a box filled with styrofoam peanuts and also came with a cute little charm and a piece of candy.

This is the box her blank body came in. It has a lovely cushion to keep her safe.

I got the apricot skin color. She can stand on her own and is the perfect size for a 1/12 scale dollhouse.

Her arms are very poseable, but her hip joints do wired things…they have these nubs on the ball joint that I assume are for locking for standing, but they make the legs angle too far back. I also don’t like how much her stomach pokes out and her back arches. I wish she would sit/stand up straighter. But real babies do the same thing so I guess that makes sense. One eye hole is also larger than the other. It’s not that noticeable, but it’s there.

Here you can see what I mean about how she arches back. It annoys me, but you can’t tell at all when she is wearing clothes.

This is the inside of her head. I crudely used sticky tack to fix the eyes in. I later found the eye putty in amongst the peanuts. XD

This is her stock outfit. A pink shirt and a white jumper.

Despite the few flaws she has, I still really love her and would definitely recommend her as a cheaper substitute for a Lati Yellow, or just as a really sweet addition to your collection. She was amazingly easy to make my own and has inspired me to do so many things! Here she is sitting on the couch I made her. This is the first couch I’ve ever made so it’s a bit rough, but my next project I will know what to better.

Here is just the couch. I used cardboard, fabric, stuffing, and a hot glue gun!

And here is a close up of the shoes I made her while watching tv tonight.

Thanks so much for reading! If you want to know more about anything in my posts just leave a comment and I will go more into detail about it.

You should really follow my blog so you don’t miss out on any of the awesome! ;D

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I actually got her last Thursday, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to post. Here are some pictures of my sweet little girl and the dress and hat I made her. I’ll write a proper review later.

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I’m so excited!!!!! I want a Lati Yellow sooooo bad, but I was able to find a super super cheap doll that is almost as cute at The Junky Spot! It’s the Hujoo baby Suve! I ordered her Monday morning and I just can’t wait for her to get her so I can make her adorable baby clothes to fit her chubby lil body! It’s hard to make tiny lacey dresses with big open skirts work with tall skinny dolls. So in the mean time I thought I would get cracking on some Christmas presents in between the intense cleaning we are doing to make the house acceptable for hosting Thanksgiving dinner XD oh my goodness, I just might die! I think this year I will be making mostly hats because that’s what everyone seems to want. I had sat down and made some awesome fuzzy house socks for my mother last night that worked up so fast and were the most perfect pair with just a few adjustments to the free pattern I found. I’ll do a post on those soon. They were meant to be for Christmas but I was so proud of them I just had to give them to her that night, and of course she was thrilled, which makes me thrilled. I think I might buy a set of wooden matryoshka dolls and paint them for her for her Christmas present. I also am going to make a hat with a detachable crochet beard for my boyfriend, a cotton mug cover and dish towel set for my grandmother, and an embellished sweater for my other grandmother. I could blather on about other things but I’ll get to the part you all came here to see, the pictures.

This is a little bunny I made because I wanted something cute.

This was supposed to be a goldfish, but then the pattern became incomprehensible when it got to the body. Don’t you hate that? I mean, you work so hard only to get into a terrible rut. I usually make up my own pattern when that happens but I got so discouraged that I decided to turn it into a mermaid tail in progress.

Can anyone guess who this is going to be?

My new favorite dress.

Pretty pretty!

I can’t wait for my new dolly!!!!!!!! When I get her I’ll do a review and everything and then probably post some patterns for clothes because there isn’t alot of love for them on the web. I think they might be pretty new..?

Have a great day and thanks for reading! I’d love to hear from you!

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A longing…

A few years ago I got into this dollhouse making frenzy and now I have about 4 in various stages of completion. I would really love to work on them but it’s kind of no fun if you don’t have any dolls to put in them. Then I had the most brilliant idea! I could get a Lati Yellow! I’ve always loved them but never really had a purpose for one before now. Well I got all excited and set out into the interwebs to find me one. It turns out that they are like $200!!! That is insane for such a little doll! I want one so bad but I really can’t afford that right now. The worst part is that there really are no other dolls i can find that even compare. I don’t like the Puki Puki and all those ones, but I did stumble onto the RealPuki’s and I fell in love with their cute cute CUTE elf faces, but they aren’t much cheaper than the Lati Yellows so I don’t know what I’m going to do. I guess if I get my etsy shop up and running and make a few sales then maybe I could afford it. But still…..$200 is alot of money…..but I could justify it as expanding my market since I could use the new doll to model off of……I just don’t know. 😦

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Here is the pattern for the jumper from the previous post. It was specifically made for the Best Friend Club inc. dolls, but can fit similar sized ones and also can be easily adapted to fit any other sized doll.

BFC inc. Jumper:

This pattern is written in US terms.

You need:

Worsted weight yarn in main color and a little in an accent color

Two buttons

Needle and thread

Yarn needle

Size F hook

Skirt-

Chain 30 in main color and join together.

Row 1- sc in every chain.     30 sc

Row 2- sc around     30 sc

Row 3- sc around     30 sc

Row 4- sc around     30 sc

Row 5- sc around     30 sc

Row 6- slip stitch in next sc and ch 2.Dc in the same space as slip stitch, ch 2, 2 more dc in the same space. *Skip next stitch, and 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next stitch space* Repeat from ** around and join with a slip stitch around the first chain 2.    15 scallops made

Row 7- Ch 2, dc in the ch 2 space of the previous row. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space. * 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next ch 2 space of previous row* Repeat from ** around and join with a slip stitch around the ch 2 at beginning of the row.    15 scallops made

Row 8-11 Repeat row 7. FO.  (Or keep going until the skirt is the length you want.)

Top-

Row 1- sc across the front middle 10 stitches in the chain 30 at the beginning of the skirt. ch 1 and turn.   10 sc

Row 2- sc across, ch 1 and turn.    10 sc

Row 3-8 Repeat row 2. FO             10 sc

Straps-

Make two

Leave a long tail for sewing

Row 1- Chain 26, turn and sc 25 across. Ch 1 and turn.    25 sc

Row 2- sc to the last 3 stitches, ch 2, skip the next 2 stitches and sc in the last. Ch1 and turn.    25 stitches

Row 3- sc in last stitch of last row, 2 sc in the chain 2 space, sc across. FO     25 sc

(You could make the straps shorter if you don’t want them to cross in the back.)

Trim-

In your accent color dc 2 times in every space around and 4 times in the corners. FO

Finishing-

Sew the straps to the top aligned at the corners. Make sure you dont sew the end with the button hole!!!

Weave in all ends and sew the buttons on the back of the skirt with the needle and thread. It should look like this:

And you’re done! I hope you like this pattern and can read it well! Feel free to ask if you have any questions! I’d love to see pictures if anyone makes one!

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I doubt anyone has noticed how long it’s been since I last posted, but just in case you were wondering when I was going to post more awesomeness and perhaps where I’ve been, I’ve had a terrible migraine with nausea that keeps me from using anything with a screen and crocheting ect. so I haven’t been able to post. Thankfully it seems to havew passed now and I’ve been busy making random things to get out all my creative juices that have been locked inside me these past weeks! Sorry for the crappy pics taken on my bed, but I’m freezing to death!

This is my progress on the Adventure Time blanket. The on on the very top will be Gunter. Then from left to right on the top row: Lumpy Space Princess, Fiona, Finn, Stormo, and  Lemon Grab. On the bottom row: Cinnamon Bun, Jake, Peppermint Butler, Wild Berry Princess, and Cake. I hope to have 8 rows of 6 across at some point before I die! XD


Here is a Pullip sized dress I made. It’s simple but I like it. She looks a little less depressing in it….a little.

This one is similar but more easy going. I think it looks perfect for a stroll by the ocean.

These two I made with a new skein I got today. It’s Paton’s lace in porcelain. I think they look like winter fairies, so pretty.

They can also be worn as skirts! Woot!

This is an elf-ish jumper for a Best Friend Club inc. doll. I don’t have any other clothes for her yet so unfortunately she’s mostly naked.

This is what it looks like from the back. The buttons are functional for easy dressing. I have the pattern and was going to post it soon to see if anyone would test it for me, even though it is pretty simple. I would like to improve my skills at writing patterns that OTHERS can read too! Haha!

I didn’t expect this to look so pretty! She looks like a female Jack Frost. Jacqueline Frost! Well that’s it for now. I hope everyone is keeping safe and warm, especially those hit by Sandy. It’s so important to be prepared for emergencies! It’s as easy as washing out a few empty soda bottles and filling them with water and putting them under the sink. You can use them drink or wash with, or just to flush the toilet. And you should always try to keep at least three days worth of food in the house. As well as a fully stocked first aid kit, extra prescription medications, and essentials like flashlights, radios, and batteries. I think it’s unbelievable that people will try to drive to the next state to get what they can from a gas station or Mcdonalds instead of just having what you need at home. You won’t always be able to do that. The road might not be clear, or you may not be able to get gas, not to mention that it will be dangerous during and right after and emergency situation. So please everyone, take care of your own families. And if you’ve been told to evacuate, DO IT!

 

Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear your comments!

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