Archive | May, 2013

Pinterest Dress 7

31 May

I admit I wasted some time tonight looking at paper dolls on ebay. Why? I had a “set” of dolls  when I was a kid (I still have them but they’re in such bad shape). My mom had them before me and so they were already cut out; I never saw them in their books or had any idea what their real names were, so they’ve been impossible to find. Well, I found them tonight. And I bid on them. Keep your fingers crossed.

Today’s dress is for Jo  (You can get her here). Today it was poring rain, so in honor of the weather Jo gets a rainy day outfit.

here’s the pin

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click for full size image then right click and save as

I wanted to an open umbrella but with her pose it wouldn’t work, so you get a closed one instead. If you check the pin vs the doll dress you can see I had to make up the front of the coat, but that was easy enough to do. I’ve actually been having a hard time not tweaking these, LOL!

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Pinterest “Dress” 6

30 May

Nothing exciting here. It’s a Wednesday, after all, and what could possibly be exciting on a Wednesday? Hubby brought home some Panera Bread bagels and I am waiting until later to have one with the mother, as hubby doesn’t like them. Other than that it’s book cover work tonight and, if I have time, a trip to habi makeover (this is my Superpoke Pets replacement). Tomorrow I have some beta reading to get back to for an author friend.

Today’s “dress” is for Thane  (You can get him here). He’s torn between amusement and irritation at the “dress” label, but I imagine after a glass of Scotch he’d lean towards the first.

here’s the pin

Click for full size, right click and save as.

Click for full size, right click and save as.

As I said last night, I wasn’t subbed to any men’s clothes folders, so I snagged the pin from Thane’s creator from our shared board. I’ve  remedied the situation, though, and am now following a couple of men’s clothing folders, so Thane has as much chance as the girls of finding an outfit of the day. He’s thrilled, I’m sure.

All right, I have to get to work, but it’s been fun. Have a great night, all!

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Pinterest Dress 5

29 May

Had a belated Memorial Day picnic today. It was a last minute affair, so it was a mad dash, but that’s how we do most things. Didn’t take any photos or anything. Hubby and I did run into an odd bird there the other day, though. No idea what it was – if you know feel free to share: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandora_6666/8852582964/

Onward. Today’s dress isn’t really a dress, but it’s for Katelina (You can get her here).

here’s the pin

Katelina is happy to finally be wearing what she terms as “normal clothes”, though she refused to wear the sweater with the holes in it, so I left it looking new.

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click for full size, then right click and save as

I am going to try for something for Thane tomorrow, though I have to cheat for him as I am not subbed to anyone who posts any pictures of men in clothes *cough* or at least not the kind of clothes he wears. However his creator pinned some outfits for him on our shared board, so I may snag one of those.

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Pinterest Dress 4

28 May

I’m behind tonight because my brother talked me into watching some episodes of the anime Baka & Test. He loves it and we were actually going to veg out on it a week or two ago when he was sick, but then I ended up having to do something else… I forget what. Anyway, so we watched the first three episodes. It’s cute, though I would have enjoyed it more if I could have HEARD it all…

Today’s dress is for Jo again  (You can get her here). I was tempted to change the color to a blue (Blue is her color) but I stuck to the original sea foam green.

here’s the pin

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click for full size image then right click and save as

I’m sure you can figure out that on her hair the yellow tag should go behind her shoulder, so it appears as though the hair drops behind her back.

And now I have to get to work doing book covers. Fun times. Have a good one!

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Pinterest Dress 3

27 May

Had a nice trip to Iowa. We did it all in one day; There and Back Again: A Jo’s Tale. (ha ha!) It was 13 hours in the truck, but there was a three hour break in between for the visit, so it wasn’t too bad.

Today’s dress is not really a dress, but it’s cute. There were a LOT of good ones on my Pinterest stream today, so I had a hard time picking one, but finally chose one for Jo  (You can get her here).

here’s the pin

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Click for full sized image and Save As.

As you can see I did something different with the tags. It takes longer, but it looks better. I may start doing it for the rest of them. If I was ambitious I’d fix the other two. Maybe another day.

EDIT: Okay, I fixed the first two.
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Pinterest Dress 2

25 May

Running behind, but that’s nothing new for me. We’ll be gone tomorrow (Saturday) all day so I doubt I’ll post. If not I may be back Sunday. Or Monday. Not like the world will end.

However, I do have a dress for today. This one is for Katelina (You can get her here). It comes from a pin by Lovely Clusters

here’s the pin

It’s nothing that Katelina would choose to wear, but it looked like something one of the vampiresses would loan her. It’s too white for Kateesha, but then who knows what she had in her wardrobe.

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click for full sized image, right click and save as.

She has long hair, which I should have just put on the doll page like I did for Jo. I tried to make sure it was big enough to go over the top with some room to spare around the edges but I think I made it too big, so in future there’s likely to be an amended bit of hair for her.

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Pinterest Dress 1

23 May

There hasn’t been a post here in years. Literally. But the paper doll mood has struck me again, so I am going to play at it for awhile.

I’m no longer using the tablet – it died shortly after the Dress a Day ended back in 2010 and I’ve never bought a new one. You can tell how well I learned to use it, huh? Not very indispensable. This time I’m drawing with a good old fashioned pencil and coloring it on the computer. So what’s the hard part? They have to be outfits I find on Pinterest.

With the new project are three new dolls: Katelina, Jo & Thane. I intend to bounce back and forth between them. We’ll see how that goes.

Today’s dress is for Jo (You can get her here). It comes from a pin by Jennifer Haber Fishkind

here’s the pin

click for full sized image, right click and save as.

click for full sized image, right click and save as.

You’ll notice she has a hair poof – to use it you’ll have to cut a slit in her head. I was going to mark it on the doll, but I always hate that because what if you don’t want to cut it out? Then you have a stupid black line in their hair.

Not much else to say here, this took a long time today because I had to make all the bases and what not and did the Jo & Thane dolls. Next time will go faster.

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