Welcome to the Ball-Jointed Bouti- er, I mean- Baby. The place that documents from the month before I opened my store, through the opening, and beyond.
With a toddler to raise, college to pass (and become a Chinese Teacher with), a house to take care of, and a store to run, life can be a little hectic, but hey, at least I'm having fun - well, trying to anyways!
Hello, and welcome to the Ball-Jointed Baby, property of the Ball-Jointed Boutique! ;)
Sewing 101 pillow case, playing with Snow.
In this exciting issue, WE HAVE A SEWING MACHINE AGAIN!!
Yes! After ages of waiting patiently-- well, not so patiently-- the store finally has access to a new sewing machine!!
It does human-sized button holes, tons of stitches, and came with all sorts of feet that I can't wait to try! It runs so much smoother than my previous machine, and I can't wait to keep testing everything and learning it's ins and outs.
This lovely little machine and I are going to become the best of friends very shortly. Once I'm done playing, I'm hoping to finally get all those projects I've been doing by hand underway and completed. It's about time my store re-opened!
And, speaking of the shop, I've taken to looking for small prints on fabrics, things that won't look too ridiculous on smaller dolls and themed things as well. Every time I go to my favorite fabric store, I bring back at least 3-5 fat quarters in different colors and styles, just to mess around and see what I can do. So far, the only thing they're difficult to use on is an MSD-sized kimono, other than that, fat quarters are great for doll clothing! Remnants, the bits left over after a bolt of fabric has been almost all used up, are great for doll clothes too! They are excellent resources when you don't want to lug the whole bolt up to the counter to cut just a 1/2 yard off or something small like that.
Fabric quarters and a remnant.
So! Things in the works: Leeke Art Doll and SD-sized clothing. I have all sorts of little ideas flying around this noggin of mine on what I could add to the shop, be it permanently or OOAK sets, so hopefully I can at least get a good "crop" in my shop this year. :)