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

OrangeBatBarbie copy

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

Group Bats Blythe copy

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!)

Miniature Teddy Twins in Black and Grey

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.

The Twins

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!

Kikit

Our little art meet by these cute girls. They definitely have lots of fun together!

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!

Work in progressIMG_5490 copy

Check out my shop for more mini friends here: Chasing Miss Rainbow