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PK Update – February 13th 2009 [Feb. 13th, 2009|01:21 pm]
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[Current Music |Kekkonshiki no uta - 雅-miyavi-]

Hellooo world!

It's been a while since I've written here but I figured now is as good a time as any, though I'm putting off my Japanese lesson to do it ^_^;;
Let's see.. The weekend before last I went into Toronto to spend some time with a friend of mine and pick up some art supplies. I got myself a couple watercolor pencils, some fine fine brushes and some Golden Fluid Acryllic paint (which, by the way, is amazing).
J's eyes, boots and hair have arrived (Volks, Pupa Paradise and Denver Doll respectively), and they're all perfect. The wig had an obnoxiously girly inward curl at the ends though, so me and my straightening iron on the lowest heat had to do something about that. It'll need to be trimmed when he gets here, but without being able to place it on him to get the length right, I'm not about to try to trim it. My mother's first comment when she saw it though was "If it's a boy doll, why did you get long hair'.... This might be a long summer..
Two nights ago the wig spent the night in a bucket of cold water and vinegar to get out any extra dye so it doesn't stain him when it comes in.
Day 28 of waiting, but shipping notices for early December are coming in according to DoA so *fingers crossed* He should be here by the middle-end of March. Maybe while Sam (my husband) is here. That would be cool :D
What else... Oh! I'm currently waiting on a set of pearl ex pigment powders to come in. I've seen what they can do for a doll's faceup and I'm super excited to use them, though on Jorryn they're going to have to be muted and subtle at best, however when I get my Pukipukis, they will be liberally used.

So, my currently planned wishlist:
Wynter - Souldoll Chiron, human version, white skin. Custom eyes, white wig.
Dante - Luts Yder, white skin. Custom eyes, custom wig. (I am going to have SO much fun working on him. The character is a fire sidhe, so playing with glitter, different hair/wigs is not entirely out of the question)
Lily - Fairyland Lily Puki, Beautiful white skin - custom eyes (red, cat), black fur wig, little black batwings.
Minthe - Fairyland Pipi Puki, Beautiful white skin - pale green eyes, pale green fur wig, soft green sparkly blushing
Zashiki - Fairyland Cupid1 Puki, Beautiful white skin - PANDA PUKIPUKI!! *bounce*

At the moment, I think the plan is, when I get the shipping notice for my Ducan, to put in for Dante and the Pukis. That'll give me time to bond with him and get some time to get him customized while knowing more babies are on the way. Then when they're all in, depending on when, ordering my Chiron. That way, staggered, I'll have time to customize them all and bond with them before the next arrives. I'm not really super worried about waiting for Wyn because he's not the.. cuddly sort. I know that sounds weird, and while he's a beloved beloved character of mine, who I'm aching to immortalize in resin, he's not a doll to be played with, you know?

After J gets in and he's had his work done, I'm going to start offering free+shipping faceups to get a portfolio started, so if you want one, let me know!

Until then

Shine bright, childrens

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WTF!!! [Jan. 29th, 2009|11:08 pm]
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Nice, but unclear. I'm sooooo never buying from them again.
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Illness. [Jan. 29th, 2009|02:26 pm]
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It's that time of year again folks!

Apart from missing most of Kat's b-day yesterday cause of being ill... I'm back at college. *Giant sarcastic cheer*

College is hell at the moment, So much work, so little time. SO MANY DISTRACTIONS. This sill all be explained later, in a little... Special drop thingy that LJ has.

NOW FOR DOLLY STUFFS! - I have this amazing design idea, it's been doodled SO many times, I just need to get it onto the template, so I can start to colour and stuff. I might ask Kat for lessons. But I love the idea of having photoshop (<3 christmas) to recolour stuff really easily. I'm also getting a copy of illustrator for the cool fashion-y style industry programs. I really should have more for this section, but I don't.

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However, Enough of this rant! back to the happy!
<3 you all!!!!

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PK Update – January 20th 2009 [Jan. 20th, 2009|03:13 pm]
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[Current Mood |pensivepensive]
[Current Music |Cam on Skype]

Hi everyone!

Kat here with your weekly update for all things dolly and not in the world of PK :D. The World of Warcraft realms are down because it’s patch day so I’ve got a bit of time to sit here and do nothing but write to you lovely folks. (This seems to be a trend between Cam and I, writing while we’re bored.) Anyway, lots of stuff happening!

I went out to Michael’s last weekend and bought a ton of stuff to start getting the esthetics under way. I’m still missing about half of my supplies right now but until Dream of Doll restocks their tools I’m going to be. I’ve ordered Jorryn, so he should be along fairly soon I hope. His eyes are on their way from Volks now as well as a pair of boots from Pupa Paradise.

Umm.. I got my pastels today from Blick. They’re absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to start working with them. I spent a good hour just swatching them out in my sketchbook so they’ve all got a reference number. I’m OCD, what can I say?

Also, I’m still waffling on whether or not I want to go to Anime North this year. I kind of want to, but at the same time because it’s on May 24 weekend the hotel prices are through the damn roof, and I don’t know if I can justify spending $300 on a hotel room for 2 nights, an hour away from where I live, just so I’ve got somewhere to store my dollfie and my laptop and anything I buy so I don’t have to cart it all around with me all weekend like some kind of hobo.

I’m rambling.

Still, I want to go. But it’s a lot of money that I could be putting elsewhere, like, toward my Tender E-an, or my DoB Arie (though the way their headcaps open scares me slightly now I’m taking a closer look.)

Soooo yeah. I think I’m done now.

Shine bright, childrens

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Ladies and Gentlemen.... [Jan. 16th, 2009|11:52 am]
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[Current Location |The Austen Building]
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |The sound of keyboards typing?]

I give you boredom, I'm at college with nothing to do (That I have with me). So, I thought I'd come here and poke about for a little while.

Right, Starting with my design process.
The lack of "good" designs I am coming up with depress me. Kat said that they don't all have to be perfect, and I can pull elements of all the badones together and make a good one, well. That is one way of doing it. But when I'm designing I like a steaming mug of tea, pencils, paints and fine liners (On a side note, I LOVE STAEDLTER triplus fineliners. THEY ARE AMAZING) and for the ideas just to swim over me.

College right now is at one of the testing points as far as I can tell. I've done a psychology exam, think I did pretty well, but the work load is piling up and I've been frantically working through it. Right now, alls I have is textiles to do, which will consume most of my weekend. I feel as if posting it here is a good idea, as it proves something. I am a human being not a machine o.o;;

Right, back to the dolly side of the world. I'm looking for a job so I can make some money to help get me a Lahoo for my designing. Ix, Loves the Lahoo so much! and he would love to take that form. However, Kat and I were giggling to ourselves on skype about the rivalry that will more than likely happen between Jorryn and Ix, and I feel that I will HAVE to send garments to Jorryn to avoid being combusted. Also, Ix will not crossdress... nor does it suit him. Therefore Jorryn will be wearing all of the more feministic of my designs which there are now and abundance of.

Another aspect of designing that I reaslise I fail at, is that even though I have my small variety of mediums, I don't use enough. So If you have any suggestions do email/comment me. I'm looking for texture and clarity because I'm hoping to be able to slip some of the designs into a portfolio.

Also, If you want to chat to me on Aim, I'm often avaiable from about 5:30pm-11pm GMT. My little Aim thingy is Ixcam123. Please do not add and abuse. Add and chat civilly and if you're nice enough I may voice with you and say long sentences/quotes in english. Because I love the reactions I get.

Oh!!! More news. I am planning a trip across the pond to be in america with Kat and Her Hubby! It will happen in 2010/2011 and It will be the most awesome happy fun time ever. Reason I brought this up was because of reactions to english accents. I was planning to go into a highschool and just say random things. However, Kat reminded me that this would probably involve me being attacked by people squeezing me into an odd shape and screaming cute at the top of their lungs. It has happened before. o.o;;

For any british fans, If you could link me fabric stores websites' I'd be really appreciative. I'm going to Fabric Land (Portsmouth) on Saturday morning, to go and look at their january sales, and hopefully bag all of the expensive fabrics at 1/2 of the cost. Being a student is hard on my wallet, all I have at the moment is....43p. Wow.... that's terrible. Anyway, I should stop waffling.

Talk to you all later my dolly fans!

Cam <3
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PK Update – January 14th 2009 [Jan. 14th, 2009|02:49 pm]
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[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]
[Current Music |A Beautiful Mess - Jason Mraz]

Alright so.. Where to start? My head is swimming with all the stuff that’s going on right now. So much to tell!

I’ll be ordering my Homme Ducan at some point tonight, so we officially go from wanting to waiting, and that’s really super exciting. Which means, in about 7 weeks Jorryn will be home and I’ll actually be able to get started for real real.

See, right now, PK is in the early development and planning stages. And for now, this blog is as much documenting the process as it is a storefront. We have nothing to sell right now! Soon, yes. Very soon. But if you emailed me right now, I’d have nothing to give you!

Cam is currently working on designs for our premier line, which he’ll be sending out to me for fitting by the end of next month. I’ll be sending them back to him after that and he’ll get started after that. In the mean time I’ll be working on designs of my own to help him out a bit (I’ll be making copies of his patterns as well). We’re getting that all sorted out. So that’s where the fashion stuff is right now.

I’ve ordered all new pastels from an art supplier, and my first shipment of ZM Finishing Powder Spray from Volks is on it’s way, likely to sit and gather dust until J gets home, but I’ll at least have it when he gets here.. So that’ll be good.

I’m a bit annoyed with DoD right now. They’re still claiming out of stock on a lot of their stuff, there are things that I’m going to need when J gets here. Ahwell, I’m ordering him tonight because he takes the longest. I assume the rest of it will get to me a lot faster if I order it later.. which I know makes little sense, but then it won’t be part of his order, and they can just ship it out when they get it instead of holding onto it until J’s ready.

I don’t know if he’s going to take the full 7 weeks to get to me though... I’m not getting his faceup done, or any blushing or anything so.. maybe not? Hopefully not? I dunno. We’ll see. Pray that I have, at least, his eyes and hair here when he gets here.

He’s gonna be some mad if I don’t…

Anyway, I intend to put his box opening up on Youtube, and I’ll embed it here as well, as well as likely post it on DoA if they ever open up registration again.. *sigh*

So much to do, and yet, so much waiting as well.

Shine bright, childrens

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PK Staff - A focus on Kat [Jan. 13th, 2009|07:25 pm]
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[Current Location |Milton, Ontario]
[Current Mood |busybusy]
[Current Music |Ready, Set, Go! - Tokio Hotel]

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Subject: PK Staff - A focus on Cam [Jan. 13th, 2009|10:42 pm]
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[Current Location |My Room. Petersfield.]
[Current Mood |bouncybouncy]
[Current Music |Martina Mcbride - When God Fearing Women get the Blues]

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