Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Still not moderated on DoA

So I sent them an email.

Love the Iplehouse Jessica doll. Don’t understand why people want to do lingerie shots with dolls; seems more than a little squick to me. Any dolls I get will dress like ladies, thank you very much!

Checked DoA again just before bedtime. Still no posting privileges. *Snif!*

Nekokoi, Wednesdays and Thursdays are generally not good for me. I typically have presidency meetings on Wednesdays or make official visits, and Thursdays are usually for visiting teaching. Monday would work. I understand that Tuesdays are crazy-busy for you, but they’re a day I would be in Arlington anyway. We’ll figure something out.

Though I can’t imagine either of us waiting patiently from mid-week until a Saturday ;)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


When I picked up Nekokoi after work so we could attend her sister’s birthday party, she told me about the teaser photos Soom had released for Cass. I checked them out when I got home.

Cass is lovely! She is imaginatively designed, and I can see why people are buzzing. Thankfully for my budget, she does not speak to me.

I noodled around on DoA for a few minutes. I am still not fully moderated. Thankfully, there is knitting as an alternative to thumb-twiddling. So I am going to knit and wish ~ in a non-angsty way ~ that my Cuprit were here.

I asked Nekokoi to wait, when Cuprit does arrive, for me to be there so we can do the ceremonial photographing-of-the-unveiling. I could see the kid in her arguing with the grownup. [Mostly] my doll. Therefore [mostly] mine to unwrap.

I am hoping that Cuprit arrives on a Tuesday, so that I will not have to make two trips to Arlington that week. Nekokoi is hoping she does not arrive on Tuesday, because that is her busiest day at work, and she needs no distractions.

Capice. I remember how it was when I was still working switchboard, and my yarn order would arrive in the 11:00 mail, and I had to focus on everybody else’s mail before opening my own.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Resisting Temptation

I went window-shopping at JoAnn’s last night. Checked out the colors they have in tulle (for crinolines), tissue-weight pleather (for jackets), and sari-inspired prints (for skirts). Made mental notes but bought nothing.

Nekokoi [I am going to use your DoA names here], are you at all interested in a field trip to the bead shop by your sister’s house? It is spitting distance from that JoAnn’s. I am envisioning an “amber” glass necklace with tiny silvery spacers, or possibly the real thing if I can get 3mm or 4mm gemstones.

I noodled around on DoA for a couple of hours, too, reading the obligatory stuff and scoping out the size-specific threads, while I’m awaiting moderator approval. I noticed that our e-signatures are not supposed to be animated. Does that mean that the avatar of somebody I know is in violation of the TOS?

I also linked to you guys.

Note to self: impatient people should not sign up on DoA on a Friday night...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I signed up on Den of Angels yesterday.

And I browsed the ABJD board on Ravelry.

While flipping the circuit breaker after my toaster shut down half the house, I found the fuchsia Ultrasuede which my sister gave me for my birthday almost 20 years ago, which I have barely touched. I can picture turning it into a pencil skirt or maybe emulating the duffel jacket that Fourthborn sent me the link to from Dollmore. [Or my own jacket from Coldwater Creek, complete with beading and embroidery.]

I could use the Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon that I’ve never been able to figure out what to do with, as trim on a skirt, or as straight sections for a Tibetan Panel Coat; I used to own that pattern.

I think I might be in serious trouble!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lady in Waiting

Waiting, waiting, waiting for my first doll since Barbie: a Soom Super Gem Legend Black Frost Cuprit; she is 68cm tall and should be here by Fourthborn’s birthday in October! Fourthborn will do her face-up and body painting and manicure; the default face-up does zilch for me, but Fourthborn’s photoshopped version is much warmer and friendlier.

This is Fourthborn’s jaw-droppingly generous birthday gift to me, and she is starting to feed me links to costumes, wigs, etc. She will be keeping the wings and the tiara; I can always order another set of wings later on.

I am already a member of two doll groups over on Ravelry. I am going to use this blog for pictures of dolls and doll clothing and the like; that will leave the other blog for knitting and general pontificating.

And once my doll arrives, I will ask Secondborn to work her magic and come up with a spiffy header for this blog, as she did for the other. My Cuprit is as Irish as they come, with a Gaelic name to match, so expect to see lots of greens and browns here as compared with the reds and browns on my primary blog.

In the meantime, I want to make doll clothes and I want to make sure that they fit, so I am pretty much limited to daydreaming about which sweater patterns to modify to fit her. One thing for sure: my doll will not be traipsing about in her skivvies like the default model!