Happy New Year! Ready for 2016!

2015 was filled with wonderful new dolly friendships, fulfilled dream of working on projects that I love.  And I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the new year!  May all of you have a joyful, peaceful, and a 2016 filled with hopes and dreams!

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Gingerbread man and his Christmas Tree

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!

Mini gingerbread man and tree

 

Good friends for the holiday season

Good friends for the holiday season

 

Busy Autumn Season

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

Fall pumpkins

Petite Fun

Custom petite Blythe by MixiMichi (left), LPS Blythe (right), Cutie Bat by Chasing Miss Rainbow, dresses by camillel on etsy

Are you ready to party?

Are you ready to party?

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

Welcome! Awww...Thank you for the gift! You shouldn't have!

Welcome! Awww…Thank you for the gift! You shouldn’t have!

Big Change in 2015 – From Hairclips to Doll Accessories

Wonderful Change in 2015

The biggest and wonderful change for me this year is to rekindle my love for doll collecting and doll photography.  This change then directed my focus from making girl’s hairclips to doll accessories.

Previous work

Previous work

How I started 

I started my personal blog* to record my life as a new mom and how I spend my time with my Miss Rainbow (For those of you who don’t know Miss Rainbow, she is my super active toddler who requires me to constantly chase her everywhere.)

As I recorded my hobbies and showed some hairclips that I handmade for Miss Rainbow, some friends encouraged me to sell.  Therefore, I opened My Etsy shop with blessings from friends around me.

Progress photo of my Fruit Plate hairclip

Previous work of my Yummy Fruit Plate Hairclip

As time goes by, I started receive special requests to make miniature accessories and blankets for dolls.  Thanks to my first few customers, their enthusiasm in dolls inspired me to make more doll accessories.

Without thinking too much at first, I realized that I am doing exactly what I love the most: To be close to my dolls!

My Beloved Workstation

My Beloved Workstation

Dolls bring back memories

I got my first Barbie in the 2nd grade from my father.  Dolls were my best friends during quiet times because I was often alone due to the large age gap with my older siblings.  When my father passed away during my high school years, playing and collecting dolls further became a way for me to remember and miss him.

So if you are like me who simply love the idea of playing, collecting, photographing, or simply having fun with your dolls, then stay awhile and connect with me.  I always love to see other people’s collections!

*Note: My previous personal blog will expire soon, so I am not including its info here.  Hopefully I can move some information to this blog in the future since this new blog is permanent ^_^.

My Byul doll carrying a mini shoulder bag in green

My Byul doll carrying a mini shoulder bag in green

Cutie Bats!

I have always believed that bats are much cuter and should have more positive image over the traditional dark impression. Because of this reason, I made these little Cutie Bats before the fall season.  It was certainly a fun project and nice prop for my dolls!IMG_6098 copy

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I think that this black and orange color match Barbie’s outfit here!

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Pink cutie bat

My Pullip girl holding a pink Cutie Bat!

Cutie Bats Flying

A kidnapping in progress!! (but don’t worry, these bats are filled with smiles and happiness!)

Welcome to my new world of Dolls and Miniatures!

This is a new blog site for me to post my doll collections and miniature creations.  Welcome to drop by to see me every once in a while!

I just recently discovered Instagram as an easy and effective way for me to share photos.  Then I realized that besides Instagram, I need to have a space to post about my love for dolls and the miniature accessories that I make for them.  This way I can connect better with other doll enthusiasts all around the world.

So welcome and let’s connect!  To see more pictures, come to see me on Instagram:

https://instagram.com/chasingmissrainbow

My Pullip doll modelling a set of cute kawaii style doll accessories

My Pullip doll modelling a set of cute kawaii style doll accessories