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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Merry Christmas from Teacupfaery Central

I'm sorry I've been neglecting my blog, uni has been conspiring to eat up all my free time, so I mostly lurk on twitter nowadays. I am still knitting my socks off. And eating copious festive tastiness of late.

Myself and a few of my girls are off to Ireland tomorrow for the holidays, back January 3rd. We wish all our friends a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a FANTASTIC New Year.

My shop will remain open but please be aware that no shipping will take place between now and January 3rd.

See you all in 2010!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Progress is being made

I am starting to feel a lot better about university. My honors project is well underway and *almost* under control. My first laid fly-babies are growing big and I should be hearing the buzzz-buzzz of brand new adults in two weeks or so. I am quite proud :) Today I will be popping the next round into the incubator. Exciting times..

My Blythe Baby's Breath arrived yesterday. I decided to buy her now and leave my KB savings for the moment. The prices of the sidepart redheads are getting ridiculous now. I have a theory that when it is the right time to chase her, I will know, and it is not that time yet.

I am possibly toying with the idea of selling a couple more takaras, with the aim of building a core of less dolls but more special dolls. I'm not sure. I have 14 now. I am stll needing a redhaired kenner, a blonde RBL (MaMa I think), and possibly Peppermint, I really like her a lot. I would love PD London but she is too expesive. Witing for a cheaper FBL to reroot in hot pink.

I am currently working on a batch of Blythe cardigans for the shop. I will post their photos on my flickr as they are completed. Please email or fm me if you'd like to be added to my mailing list.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Arg! Decisions!

In a bit of a pickle at the minute. I am still buried under a pile of paperwork trying to finalise my research project. I am alternating between working on my plan outline (due in next Friday at the latest) and making dolly clothes. I much prefer the later :)

On that note, there will be an update of some sort on etsy this Sunday nighttime GMT, probably about 8pm. There will definately be tights in all the colours avalible, and hopefully a sprinkling of dresses and maybe more. I'm thinking hats and scarfs at the moment. Brrrr!

I recived a fantastic bundle of new fabrics yesterday, looking forward to trying them out. There are lots more in the post too!

Which brings me to a decision I'm currently having trouble with. Yes, its dolly related. And I've been driving Dan mad with it. I want a redhaired sidepart Kenner Bythe, but... I still want Baby's Breath. Do I buy her now, thus blowing my KB savings? Or keep going for my redhead, in the knowledge that when I get back to BaBr she will most certainly be much more expensive. I just don't know what to do!

I actually had this exact situation with Doronjo when she came out, and that's why I bought my first KB, for a fair bit less that Doronjo.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Thank you for a fantastic day!

It was my birthday today, and Dan and I took the Blythe girls to Birmingham for a meet up with lots of fantastic dolly friends. Had a really brilliant day. Posting a couple of my favourite shots here, lots more being added to my flickr. I'm having my birthday drink of rum and dr. pepper now while sorting them out.

The lovely Persephone, my Veronica Lace. A birthday present from my Dad.

Jellybean, in her perfect outfit. A BigSmudge helmet and fantastic Eurotrash dress which Dan bought for me, all by himself. Loves :)

Beatrix Von Battenburg, in her favorite Eurotrash number.

We had Wagamama dinner (yummy chicken katsu) and fancy cheesecake (for me, and banoffi pie for Dan) in Selfridges for tea. And we bought some new shoes, boots, stockings and glasses from Blythe Desires. Lovely day all round.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

News from the frog pond

Hamish is a small tartan frog thing that I found in a charity shop years and years ago. On a recent trip to Cheltenham, I found another! Again, in a charity shop jumble basket. This time a black and floral chintz frog, still with her Liberty of London tags. I brought her home and introduced her to Hamish, and now they are a very happy couple.

Tree Frogs

Flora and Hamish

Hamish is particularly delighted about my honors project. I will soon start work researching the factors affecting the ability of a certain fly species to colonise buried remains. For this, I will be in charge of my very own fly culture. Hamish may help me in my work, but he must not eat my flies!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

September... birthday season, and the busiest month of my year

Hello! Firstly, I appologise for being a bit behind on my etsy updates. I have LOTS of plans, LOTS of yarn and fabric, but no time at all right now. I am working on that batch of cake cardigans today though, and will at them to my shop tonight. There will be at least four, and hopefully a few more bits in drips and drops over the end of this week. Photos will be published on my flickr when they are ready :)

It was my lovely man fellow's birthday on Monday, he's working full time at the moment, so celebrations are needed this weekend. Its also Moki's birhday on the 19th (I've not forgotten) and mine on the 26th, teehee. I was naughty and bought myself a new dolly yesterday, a lime green haired Ms. Retro Mama Blythe, customised by the lovely Lisa_Ann*. She's on her way now, I can't wait to meet her. I am secretly assembling a Blythe rainbow :)

I have three very nice new flatmates since the weekend, they seem to be fitting in nicely, and one of them is actually from my home town in Ireland. Squeee!

Right now I am getting very excited about the Birmingham Blythe meet, it looks set to be a fantastic day with lots of lovely people and dollies. New girl has left me with a dilemma though... I no longer know who to bring. My Blythe case only holds four and four is really all I can manage. But I am definately bringing my Goldie (Katie-Jane) and KB Beatrix.

Right, back to works. Coffee a-gogo :)