Dress 93

11 May

Yeah, I’m back for no reason.

I got a tablet for Christmas – not that you’d know that since it’s May and I haven’t been here since then. Counting tonight I think I’ve played with it six or seven times. I have the same problem with it that i had with the last one – the jittery lines. I googled what to do about ti and the suggestions are to zoom in. Wow. Friggin’ helpful.

But for some reason at 2 a.m. I decided to give it another go with a simple dress. Of course the first thing that happened was i had to reinstall it – for some reason the laptop “looses” the drivers all the time (this is apparently a common problem because i found instructions on how to make it work again online) so I reinstalled the drivers (which I’ll probably have to do next time I go to use it too) and I got started. At 3:30 I gave up drawing and used vector lines. Maybe they’re better suited to the sweeping lines of the dress, anyway.

So, this is a dress for Ethne (you can get the doll here)

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

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I actually made a new doll in January that i have never uploaded – it was the first successful thing I did with the tablet. I don’t know, I just can’t DRAW with it. Trace, yes, but not DRAW. Ugh.

As for this dress, it’s not worth the two hours it took IMHO. But then maybe someone else will love it. One never knows.

And now it’s after four a.m. so I’m going to bed.

Happy paperdolling!






2015 in review

31 Dec

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

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Dress 92

5 Nov

Today was a writing day. I stayed up until 5:30 this morning, since hubby was at his sleep test, writing in the notebook, so I had to transfer that all to type today, and then I added a bunch and I pent my paperdoll time writing, too. Good news, i am slightly ahead on NaNoWriMo, so that’s something good, at least.

Luckily, I had one last dress pre-done. It’s for Ethne.  (You can get her here).

There was a pin for this, but I can’t find it, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

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It didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted, but then they rarely do.

And now I am going to take two ranitidine, have a  shower, and hit the hay.

Happy paperdolling!


Dress 91

3 Nov

Trying to format a book but since thee’s a cat on me, it’s difficult, so I thought I’d stop and post this while I waited for her to get bored and leave.

It’s the last of the jammies – with smexy Thane! (You can get him here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

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I mentioned that I was looking at other paper dolls the other day, and  noticed one of the big differences between mine and other people’s are the black outlines. Most other dolls seem to have colored lines. I’ve been toying with making a doll with the colored lines vs the black ones – and also taking stock of who has how many clothes and putting some of the more prolific outfitters on hold for awhile. What do you think? Anyone? And if I DID a new doll, what should her name be? Candy?

Anyway, the cat is still here but she;s settled lower so maybe I can get back to work.

Happy paperdolling!


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!


Dress 89

13 Oct

The jammie party rolls on!

Tonight it’s Katelina’s relaxin’ ’round the house pajamas! (You can get her here).

There is not a real pin for this one, I made it up based on a bunch of different pajama sets…

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I thought it came out pretty cute, and the checkers are flowing in the right shape, so I was proud of that.

Not much to report. I got the dresser painted today but I may post that on my personal blog tomorrow, so in the mean time Happy Paper dolling!


Dress 88

12 Oct

The jammy party continues (as does the facebook party – if you’re on facebook check it out. There are a LOT of giveaways going on!

Today’s jammies are for Verchiel.  (You can get him here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.


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Yes, this is a housecoat from the fifties or so, but since Verchiel is immortal why wouldn;t he have it laying around still?

And now I have to get back to the party! Happy Paper Dolling!