While preparing for a local Christmas Boutique, I still constantly think about what to make for my shop. A gingerbread man and a Christmas tree seem to be a good combination to me!
I love autumn. Our warm California weather, however, makes me forget that Christmas is just around the corner.
My recently projects have been quite different from one another. It’s a norm for my day for filled with doing multiple project at the same time. For example, I would stitch up fabric pieces while waiting for some paint to dry. Or, my mind would drift away to a brand new idea for future product lines that I just have to stop whatever I was doing and jot down all the inspirations.
Miniature teddy bears, felt donuts, new backpack product line development, and a local Christimas Boutique show preparation, etc., are all part of my current focus. If you check out my Instagram, you will see a lot of my ongoing projects.
Autumn and Halloween Doll Photos
My Nellie in a gorgeous dress by Odd Princess, her little felted pumpkins and mini cat plushie by Chasing Miss Rainbow
Custom petite Blythe by MixiMichi (left), LPS Blythe (right), Cutie Bat by Chasing Miss Rainbow, dresses by camillel on etsy
Custom petite Blythe by MixiMichi (left), LPS Blythe customed by Dr. Blythenstein (right), dresses by camillel on etsy, Cutie Bats and Mini Jointed Bear by Chasing Miss Rainbow
I have some Barbie, Takara Jenny, Takara Barbie, Ma-Ba Barbie, Takara Licca, and Pullip dolls all my life; but I first started to enter the Blythe world this year when I got my very first custom Blythe in May 2015.
I got her from a customizing artist in Barcelona, Spain (Mimedollz on Etsy). I had no idea what is involved in customizing a Blythe, so I had to ask the artist step by step. I first ordered a Takara Country Summer Blythe from a Hong Kong shop and asked them to ship to Spain for me. Mimedollz customized for me according to my preferences and then sent her back to me in the U.S. What an amazing journey for my girl, Nellie! She has been to places that I have never been and travelled the world for me.
Progress pictures taken by Mimedollz (used with permission)
I love how her eye lids were painted. The painting represents the skyline of Barcelona with La Sagrada Familia!
When I received her, I wanted to cut her hair shorter. So here is what I did, and I like it:
Now Nellie is one of my main model for my shop. I am so happy to be working with her!
This is a new project that I just finished and sent off to their new moms. It’s part of a fun art collaboration with another artist, Denise Farinsky from Farinsky Art Studio. I would say that our styles in art are quite different, but I appreciate the fact that she loves the kawaii side of my miniatures, and I love her creativity that just seems endless.
Our assignment was for her to send me her custom petite Blythe doll inspired by the Kiki character in the Japanese anime called Kiki Delivery, and I would send her a 3-inch custom miniature bear in the color of her choosing plus a pink narwhal.
The color theme of black and pink somehow meshed pretty well with Kiki’s dark color clothing, and I am very pleased with the outcome. This was my first time collaborating with another artist (after graduating from college, that is!), and it was just fantastic!
Besides the black teddy, I also made a grey one in the same style (a Gingermelon design, used with permission). They are two teddy bears born together but now separate to different new moms. I am happy that they both found new homes, and I believe that their new moms will treat them very well!
Check out my shop for more mini friends here: Chasing Miss Rainbow