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Dress 95 FIXED

17 May

Okay, okay, so I fixed it. It was easier than I thought it would be to replicate all the layers and what not.

Anyway, it’s still for Jo. (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

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It ended up warmer toned this time because I couldn’t remember my curve settings. oh well.

I also added the hair I had been going to do last night but was too aggravated to do.

Patterns are still from:

Lily_nymph via CC license

Lara 604 via CC license

And now I have work to do.

Happy Paper dolling!

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Dress 95

17 May

Rather than do any of the things I should be doing, I decided to try another dress via tablet.

Anyway, it’s for Jo. (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

dress 95

Okay, there is an issue with the pattern BUT when I went to fix it, it turned out that I had NOT saved the layers (NOOOOOO) and I’m not going to redo it, so it is what it is *sigh*.

Speaking of the pattern, it came from:

Lily_nymph via CC license

Lara 604 via CC license

Maybe someday I’ll redo this, but I doubt it.

Happy Paper dolling!

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Dress 90

2 Nov

I should be writing. Instead I got distracted looking at paper dolls by Siyi Lin. Looking at paper dolls always puts me in the mood to make them. (someday maybe I’ll sell them. I sort of tried once – okay, didn’t *really* try hard…)

There’s only two more jammies to share. Today’s are for Jo.  (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

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This is her more romantic set. She probably pulls this one out to impress Thane. Not to *really* impress him. I haven;t done that one yet. ha ha!

Dress 91 will be some silk pants for Thane and then it’s back to the regular weirdness. I won’t promise to do this regularly – I need to get craft stuff done for the sale, I have book covers/formatting to do, and I am trying to do NaNoWriMo to get book 8 done. No wonder I’m suddenly in the mood to draw!

Happy paper dolling!

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Dress 85

6 Oct

The pajama party continues!

Today it is Jo’s turn.  (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

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Thane’s previous jammies were pretty comfy looking, with a cup of coffee, so Jo wanted some jammies to lounge in and a couple of books to read. Of course, why shouldn’t she read a certain vampire series? *cough*cough* (plus I had the front and back cover files, so that made it easier). Sp, while Thane drinks coffee, she can read her books, and steal sips.

And so I leave you. Happy Paper dolling!

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Dress 81

30 Sep

Got a bunch of work and a fever, so work may wait. Bleh.

Anyway, today’s outfit is for Jo. (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

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It’s the fancy dress I promised you. The pin has only the back of the dress visible, so I had to make up the front. Until it was colored, I didn’t like it, but it turned out really good. Or at least I like it.

Tempted to go to bed but I hate to abandon Dad…

Happy paper dolling!

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Dress 76

22 Sep

Well, it rained. The paint remover sort of worked, but the trouble is the wood is now so spongey that it peels up with it (God love old houses) so I didn’t get much scraping done. Thanks weather people for noticing those clouds coming towards us.

I suppose I shouldn’t blame the weather people. But really, an hour and a half before the clouds showed up you’d think they would update things from saying “clear and sunny until Thursday” to “Whoops! Rain!”

Anyway, today’s outfit is for Jo. (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

Click for full size, then right click and save as

Click for full size, then right click and save as

I don’t have much to share about this one. It didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped, but it’s ok. I colored it while watching Dr. Who with Dad a few days ago. It was the episode that doesn’t work – where the Doctor thinks there is a species who is perfect at hiding and in the end it’s just – surprise – Clara who scared him as a child – blah, blah, as if we need MORE things that are all about/caused by Clara Sue – I mean Mary Sue – I mean… yeah. Clara IS a Mary Sue character. We watched the season premier where Clara – the school teacher – walks into Unit and takes over… Seriously? The Doctor gets to walk in and take over. His assistant does NOT. They’re an assistant: arm candy, an accessory, a little bit of bling who gets captured and asks the right questions. And before anyone screams sexism, I feel the same way when the assistant is male. Sit back, shut up, and know your place as the side kick. You are the tin dog. deal with it. The show is NOT about you. Quit shoving in.

I admit I find it slightly more annoying with Clara being female now – not because she’s a “strong” woman but because EVERY show, EVERY book, EVERY everything is overflowing with “strong women”.  It’s becoming as tiresome a trope as the weak woman used to be. Why can’t we have a range of personalities and strengths? Men get to be all different kinds of characters, why do women have to be one or the other? Why do they now ALWAYS have to be smarter than men no matter what their qualifications are? A “strong woman” with no education could – in TV land – waltz into a hospital and diagnose a patient under a doctor’s nose – so long as that doctor was a man. It was fun at first but it’s such an overused cliche now that I just want some man to smack the smart mouthed chick and tell her to make a sandwich – not because I think women belong making sandwiches, but just because I am bored with the whole trope. There are plenty of ways to be strong without ALWAYS being better than. Yeah, sure, sometimes the characters SHOULD be better than another character – no matter their gender – but that should be based on qualifications of the character, not on what they have – or don’t have – in their jeans. We complained about men doing this so why in the world are we now doing it?

I’m just bored with it all.

Anyway, off to get some stuff done. I hope.

Happy Paper dolling!

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Dress 73

19 Sep

I missed last night because I never made it back to the laptop after grocery shopping, dinner, and watching Smackdown. It happens.

Anyway, today’s outfit is forJo again. (You can get her here). I think I am supposed to be going back and forth equally, but I don’t remember the original goal, so I just do what I feel like and this dress HAD to be done and since Katelina JUST got a fancy dress it was Jo’s turn…

Here’s the pin

Click for full size, then right click and save as

Click for full size, then right click and save as

I think it’s safe to say that this is my favorite dress on the entire site. The velvet worked beautifully and I’m really quite proud of this. The next one (that I have ready to go) isn’t nearly as good, but that’s always the trouble with pulling out something awesome – it’s hard to top. The guy who made The Sixth Sense knows all about that. Ha ha! Seriously, his movies since have been okay, but after each one we turn to one another and say “That was no Sixth Sense.” And it’s never going to be. Poor guy.

And now I leave you. Happy Paperdolling!

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